This weeks blast from the past #19 is Paul Tompsett. Paul (I like Tommo) played in 161 games from 1980/81 to 2000/01, 54 of those as Captain with 31 wins. Paul played in 4 Grand Finals winning one. Tommo was an all rounder who was a reliable batsman, a very handy bowler and a great fielder. With the bat Paul scored 1891 runs at an average of 13.32 with 2 fifties and a highest score of 66 vs Ferndale in 1995. With the ball Tommo took 126 wkts at an average of 24.75 and a best return of 4/28 vs Ferndale in 1987. He ranks 37th in batting and bowling for the Tigers. Paul was also very active on the committee and a great clubman, a much loved Captain and a popular bloke. Who could ever forget his performance at the players revue as one of Robert Palmers dancing girls! Please share your stories of Tommo in the comments below.

Paul Tompsett