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.