This weeks “blast from the past” #11 is Godfrey Woods. Godfrey played from 1963/64 to 1968/69 but I only have records from 1964/65. He captained the 1st grade premiership team in 1963/64, the start of the 8 premierships in a row. He played in the first 5 of these premierships. Godfrey was a brilliant top order batsman and an opening or first change bowler. His stats are incredible with both bat and ball. With the bat he played in just 35 recorded games and scored 2016 runs at an average of 61.09 (the highest average of any Tiger in history by almost 20 runs) with 12 fifties and 7 centuries and a top score of 164 vs Maddington in 1965/66. With the ball he took 100 wickets at an average of 12.89 with 6 five fors and a best of 7/41 vs Thornlie in 1968. He was a part of the highest partnership in the club’s history with Alan Broadbent, a 2nd wicket partnership of 255* undefeated vs Maddington in which he made 120 and Alan 140. He also figured in partnerships of 205 with Ken Baxter, 166 with Len Joy and 151* with Kim Reilly a total of 9 century plus partnerships.
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Ken Thompson The man was a legend he could also bowl very good leg breaks and was as good a slipper as I have seen in the south suburban cricket association