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Australia might have gone down to South Africa in the final ODI in Hobart over night but the game won’t be remembered for the series clinching defeat as much as it will be for the on duty policeman that took a screamer in the stands

Despite many big sixes being hit by both the Aussie and South African batsman throughout the match the Hobart crowd couldn’t manage to hold onto a single one.

Enter Frank Boonstra, Senior Constable with the Tasmanian Police Force, putting his body on the line to take an absolute screamer of a catch in the stands.

The new cult hero joined the Macquarie Sports Radio breakfast show for a chat with Mark Levy and Mark Riddell to talk about his new found fame.

Even though it’s been 20 years since he last played cricket, Mark Levy and Mark Riddell have suggested Senior Constable Frank Boonstra should pull on the baggy green after his classic catch.

When asked whether he managed to hang onto the ball as he tumbled to the ground Boonstra says he absolutely did “Clean as a whistle and plenty of witnesses to say that I did catch it”

Asked if his catch made him popular on the hill Frank says, “Yeah I was popular on the hill. 20 blokes from the cricket club I used to play at and haven’t seen for 20 years or so (were on the hill), including my old captain who used to field me out of the way, so I let him know about it when I walked past”

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Listen to the full interview with Senior Constable Frank Boonstra below: