This weeks “blast from the past” #12 is Phillip McLean or better known as Flipper. Flipper played in 242 games (a lot of the 70s stats are missing, so at least another 50 games) from 1972/73 to 2001/02. He played in 5 Grand Finals winning 3. Flipper was a solid batsman who could bat in any position, a reliable wicketkeeper and a very part-time bowler. With the bat Flipper made 4139 runs (8th highest in the club) at an average of 16.42 with 12 fifties and 1 century (108 vs Riverton in 88/89). As a keeper he made 134 dismissals with 99 catches and 35 stumpings. As a bowler he took 14 wickets at an average of 13 with a best of 3/7 vs Kelmscott in 1993/94. Flipper is a much loved character at the club and was involved with the running of the club for years. He was made a life member of the Tigers in 1991. Please share your many stories of Flipper in the comments below.
Phillip McLean
Joan Mclean Philip joined the club in the 71/72 season curtesy of Robbie Mullane, was always on a committee either social or as secretary, registerer or treasurer. CCC was always number one priority.
Alan James Walters
Alan James Walters Great memories of playing in teams with Flipper, not quite as quick between the wickets, compared to his quick wit. Well done flipper. 👍
Robyn Stanik
Robyn Stanik All I can say Flipper is ” I have the hand bag” 😆
Great friends of the cricket club and we where always the last to leave the club 🍻🍻
Paul Keep
Paul Keep Flipper was the first person I met when I arrived at Cannington cc at first I thought it was John Michael Howson that famous Hollywood reporter ha Flipper is a tiger through and though a fierce competitor and a very very good cricketer knows the game vSee More
Robyn Stanik
Robyn Stanik Well said Paul Keep 
Mclean Philip John
Mclean Philip John thanks richo.update 3 premierships 2d grade.4th grade ran myself out on 93.1day comp against kenwick.played veterans cricket for years with eddie stanik.umpired as well for years.also pr3sident of south metro umpires.then followed paul due to ageing knees as robyn stanik with her handbag comments tokk toll
Mark Richards
Mark Richards Made the adjustment Flip. Thought you would have played in more.
Mark Richards
Mark Richards What years were they?
Maclean Philip John best players played with at coker.e.stanik.p.keep.p.tompset.t.barr.frank(fossil macgrotty).merv macgrotty.peter walker
Paul Tompsett
Paul Tompsett A great bloke that I had the privilege to play with in many games over many seasons. Liked nothing better to share a cold beer or three with flippa after a game. I’d like to call him a mate. Cheers to you flippa.