5 January, 2017. 15:34

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact

After scoring the first of many hundreds to come, opening Test batsman Matt Renshaw explained to The Advocate this afternoon that his celebrations last night were cut short because of Sydney’s LockOut™ laws.

Rolling out of an Oxford Street establishment at closing time, the 20-year-old struggled to find another venue in the area that had a licence that extended past midnight.

“Yeah, we got a few in us after the day’s play yesterday,” said Renshaw. “It looked like it was going to piss down today so we really went ham on ourselves. A good old-fashioned session.”

“But that all came to an end around midnight. There wasn’t a place in Paddo that’d serve us. We had to go to the fucking casino.”

Historically, the Oxford Street precinct was home to Sydney’s wildest nightspots – with punters coming from around the world to let their hair down and putt from the rough with a few good looking blokes.

That’s since come to an end under the Baird government’s LockOut™ laws, which has seen a number of iconic pubs and clubs close.

“You remember after Hurricane Katrina when Kanye said that George Bush doesn’t care about black people? Yeah well Mike Baird doesn’t care about maiden centuries and dance music enthusiasts,” said Renshaw.

“Mate, put a stamp on my back and mail me back to Caxton Street. Put some ‘finger on the jukebox and give me a schooner of Brisbane River water. Fuck this place.”

More to come.



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