I admire his fortitude and determination to keep playing at what may seem to be an advanced age (but not to me who is just approaching it).
David Morrison is anything but a safe pair of hands. In 45 years of wicket keeping, the amateur league cricketer has broken every finger and both his thumbs.
Reluctant to seek medical attention for fear of losing his place in the team, he would simply apply a bag of frozen peas and carry on playing.
It was not until three years ago that doctors got a chance to examine his hands – his thumb was so badly injured it needed to be pinned in place.
They were so amazed that they took scores of photographs and asked to use them in lectures.
'If you don't get it just right behind the stumps you can take quite a nasty knock to your hands,' admitted the 64-year-old father of two who plays for Barton Cricket Club in North Yorkshire.
'My fingers still work, more or less. I can bend them all from the first knuckle, although I do have a physio who manipulates the joints to soften the tissue.'
Mr Morrison, a taxi driver from Scruton, suffered most of his injuries in his younger days wearing flimsy chamois leather gloves.
He said he had considered retiring from wicket keeping in 2002 but could not bring himself to walk away.
Last weekend he picked up both a Darlington and District League championship medal and a black eye when a 16-year old leg spinner caught him unawares.
'I've told him that his eyes have gone, his fingers have all been broken and he's far too old for wicket keeping, but he just won't listen,' said his long-suffering partner, Valerie Tait, a 62-year-old former landlady.
'He's back playing for Barton as if nothing's happened – then he creeps home on Saturday night with yet another black eye.'
Martin Fairey, secretary of Barton Cricket Club, said: 'He's a brilliant keeper and trying to shake his hand is an experience.'