Happily settled into married life and fatherhood, Chris Tremain is a far cry from the carefree, almost cavalier quick that terrorised batters in Orange and well beyond but in many respects he's not changed at all since leaving Kinross.
Certainly not in terms of his outlook on cricket, anyway.
So often you hear of marriage and fatherhood changing one's perspective on the game and Tremain contently said while those things have "changed my life in the best way possible", they've not altered the way he views the game.
"Cricket's not forever, mate, it never has been and never will be for anyone. It's always been a game for me. "Don't get me wrong, I'm very, very lucky to get to play the game as a career but I've always looked at cricket knowing there's bigger things outside it," he said.
"The time will come when I'll have to move on and find other means of employment, another way to get through life, so I'll enjoy it for as long as I can and I'll try to be the best I can for as long as I can, but just like cricket's come, cricket will go."
I'm very, very lucky to get to play the game as a career but I've always looked at cricket knowing there's bigger things outside it.Sydney Thunder quick Chris Tremain
With that almost-poignant perspective in mind, the most important of those "bigger things" outside the game is his obviously his family, which now includes young Noah. He and wife Shannon welcomed their first-born into the world earlier this year.
They were certainly a massive consideration in his decision to link with the Sydney Thunder ahead of the upcoming Big Bash League season.
Tremain has joined the Thunder - where he made his Big Bash debut back in 2012 - for the next three years and while opportunity on the field certainly played a role too, the chance to continue nurturing those "bigger things" outside cricket was a massive catalyst.
He links with the electric greens after four summers with the Melbourne Renegades, with whom he added last year's title to an already-bulging CV that includes four Sheffield Shield titles with Victoria and one as part of NSW's squad, a domestic one-day title, a Sheffield Shield player-of-the-year gong and a handful of one-day caps for Australia.
"The security of a three-year contract is definitely nice, but one of the main reasons to move there was the fact we'll get to go home for a few months, and that'll give the grandparents a chance to spend some quality time with their grandson," Tremain said, with the rest of is family still in Yeoval.
"That's important to us, especially with it being around Christmas, which is obviously a great time to be around family. Marriage, children, a mortgage, all those things that come with being a proper adult, they're all things I wanted in my life and Shannon wanted too.
"They've certainly altered my life in the best way possible but I wouldn't say it's changed my outlook on the game, because I just happen to be playing cricket while that change comes. Family's certainly been a big considering in any decisions that involve cricket though."
And Winston the bulldog has to, of course.
"He's a good dog, mate. Bloody disobedient though. He was really good but he just seems to have regressed to the point where he does what he wants, and he doesn't care," the 2008-09 Orange District Cricket Association player of the year laughed.
"In terms of cricket, I wasn't really looking anywhere else, I was happy at the Renegades.Things were going well, we'd had some success and I had a great relationship with the coaches, still do. The only thing that really got on my nerves was a bit an inability to play cricket."
That largely came through Tremain's status as, predominantly, a long-form star. His numbers dictate that, he's been one of the most-dominant bowlers in the Sheffield Shield for several summers now, while his Twenty20 record isn't quite as impressive.
In fact one of the things he's most known for in the Twenty20 sphere is the 11-ball over he delivered against the Melbourne Stars in 2017-18 - wide, no-ball, free-hit dot, wide, wide, wicket, single, single, wide, dot, single for the record.
"Yeah people still bring that up, but have a look at it, I've taken 1-8 from it in the 14th over of a chase. Sure I missed wide, but it's ended being a pretty bloody good over numbers wise," Tremain laughed.
Even so, he's always performed under pressure and, in his words, "if there was a game of cricket to be played I want to play in it".
"I was sort of only playing half seasons at the Renegades. That's not me kicking stones because I wasn't playing, it was because we had such a great squad and the coaches portrayed it as workload management, which did help," Tremain said.
"Having a bit of time off my feet in the first part of the tournament helped me recover from the Sheffield Shield, and be fresh for when it started again afterwards. But I do want to play every game possible, that's probably the double-edged nature of having a competitive spirit.
"So the Thunder sort of came and said 'we'll offer you some security, we've got plans for you'. The Renegades had plans too, this is just a new opportunity.
"It's still too early to tell if new means good at this stage, it's just new at the moment, and there's three years to work out what this opportunity will do for us which is exciting.
"I'll have to be smart though, regardless, and figure out how to maintain my body and my workload with, hopefully, the opportunity to play a lot more cricket."
That three-year contract will see Tremain through until nearly his 32nd birthday and while he's aware Father Time waits for no one, he said he's not really considered that life after cricket he alluded to.
"It's probably a little bit too far down the track right now, but I'd be lying if I said it hadn't crossed my mind and, honestly, it probably all depends on what my wife wants to do," Tremain said.
"We've done everything I want to do to accommodate this career so perhaps at the end of all this we'll have to make some decisions solely on what Shannon wants to do, because she's been the one doing all the sacrificing for me.
"I could've left and gone anywhere, but she's the one that's sacrificed, moving away from her work, her family, her friends and everything else in Sydney to come down to Melbourne, so it was her big commitment to move it was just my plan.
"If I could find time to study, I would, I'd chip away at something but I'm just really bad at multi-tasking. Every pre-season I want to do something, like get pick for Australia A or Australia but it all seems so chaotic when I start focusing on more than Victoria, so I don't want to add assessments or anything to that right now.
"For the moment I'll just keep enjoying my cricket and my life outside it, and see where this new opportunity takes me."
Tremain's Thunder side opens this summer's ninth edition of the Big Bash League against the Brisbane Heat on Tuesday, December 17.
Until then he'll focus on his Victorians' Marsh One-Day Cup and Sheffield Shield campaigns. In the former they play Western Australia next-up on Wednesday, while their next Shield game is against Tasmania from October 31 onward.
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