Current Players

Alex Patmore

Alex Patmore

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Nickname
Tyson, Batmore
Place and D.o.B
Tokyo, June 20, 1987
Occupation
Teacher
Wombat Since
2012
Position
Keeper batsman
Weakness
Bladder, stomach
Favourite Player
Warne before he started commentating. Lara, Vaughan in his pomp, KP.
Least Favourite
David Warner
Favourite Food
Yakiniku tabehodai after a game
Favourite Artist
Oasis
Cricket Highlights
Achieving Dino’s ambition in first year with Wombats.  Playing with and against some good players in some nice, some bizarre corners of the world.
Cricket Lowlights
2012 Grand Final and THAT umpiring call by the Sano square leg umpire.
Cricket Ambition
To win the Grand Final with the Wombats
Non-Cricket Interests
Trolling Dino
Dean Abbott

Dean Abbott

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England
Nickname
Deano
Place and D.o.B
NORTHANTS, 16.05.1991
Occupation
TEACHER
Wombat Since
2017
Position
ALL-ROUNDER 
Weakness
BINGE WATCHING SERIES WITH MY WIFE 
Favourite Player
MONTY PANESAR
Least Favourite
Steve Smith
Favourite Food
CHEESE!!!
Favourite Artist
KOBUKURO
Cricket Highlights
PLAYING THE GREAT GAME WITH MT.FUJI IN THE BACKDROP
Cricket Lowlights
GETTING OUT. 
Cricket Ambition
TO SCORE A TON AND A 5-fa IN THE SAME GAME FOR THE WOMBATS (COMPLETELY DREAMING)
Non-Cricket Interests
Travelling and Karaoke
Evan Hitchman

Evan Hitchman

🇦🇺 Australia
Nickname
Little General, Hobbit
Place and D.o.B
Sydney, 29th July, 1980 
Occupation
Primary School Teacher 
Wombat Since
2009
Position
On Top 
Weakness
The straight one, on the stumps! 
Favourite Player
Mark Waugh 
Least Favourite
Arjuna Ranatunga 
Favourite Food
Katsudon
Favourite Artist
Midnight Oil 
Cricket Highlights
Wicket in my first over for the Wommies, being taken off after 7 balls for 2 no balls – never bowled since!! 
Cricket Lowlights
GF loss vs Sano in 2012 
Cricket Ambition
Beat bloody Sano and win a comp with the Wombats! to become part of Jinro corner! 
Non-Cricket Interests
Rugby, Drinking, Horse Racing, Chics – in any order!
Frank Hart

Frank Hart

🇦🇺 Australia
Nickname
Buckets, Frankie
Place and D.o.B
Warwick 22/12/74
Occupation
Director
Wombat Since
2006
Position
#1
Weakness
Vodka
Favourite Player
Merv
Least Favourite
Tubby
Favourite Food
Grilled Cheese over Banana on Toast
Favourite Artist
Sigur Ros
Cricket Highlights
Watching Siddle’s Ashes hat-trick at the Gabba – 2010
Cricket Lowlights
England winning the Ashes – Anytime
Cricket Ambition
Bat well…
Non-Cricket Interests
A 3some with Sara Jean Underwood and Kate Moss
Himanshu Bugalia

Himanshu Bugalia

🇮🇳 India
Nickname
He-Man, Fu-Manchu
Place and D.o.B
India, 18th Sep, 1988
Occupation
Engineer
Wombat Since
2016
Position
“Long” on 😉
Weakness
Wet pitch (I hate that from the bottom of my heart)
Favourite Player
Sachin and Glenn McGrath
Least Favourite
Srisanth
Favourite Food
Anything anywhere
Favourite Artist
duh
Cricket Highlights
When I was representing my city in U-16 
Cricket Lowlights
Lost the Pune cup in 2012
Cricket Ambition
Wanna play it until I die
Non-Cricket Interests
Cycling and Beeeeeeer
Jamie Payne

Jamie Payne

🇦🇺 Australia
Nickname
Bernie
Place and D.o.B
Sydney, January 5th, 1981 
Occupation
Teacher
Wombat Since
2013
Position
All-rounder 
Weakness
Japanese television dramas 
Favourite Player
Steve Waugh 
Least Favourite
Not a big fan of Gilchrist xt
Favourite Food
Big chunk of blue cheese on a cracker 
Favourite Artist
Soundgarden 
Cricket Highlights
Being part of a cricket team again after a 15 year break 
Cricket Lowlights
Will let you know at the end of the season 
Cricket Ambition
To score a ton for the Wommies! 
Non-Cricket Interests
Cycling, karaoke with the missus and Whiskey Wednesdays
Jarrad Shearer

Jarrad Shearer

🇦🇺 Australia
Nickname
Dinosaur, Dino, Ex Captain, Grumpy
Place and D.o.B
Perth, W.A. April 5, 1972
Occupation
Full time E-mail writer/harrasser and part time translator and technical writer
Wombat Since
Inception
Position
Bit of a traditionalist so would have to be missionary, but from behind is also good as long as I am the one who is behind (editor:…so he says)
Weakness
Tabasco sauce
Favourite Player
D.K.Lillee (from Perth, what did you expect)
Least Favourite
Arjuna Ranatunga cause he is fat and slow, lot like me really
Favourite Food
I’d like to feast on the offerings of the Engineers’ captain, Biju, and the pies that Curly sends down
Favourite Artist
Static-X, Lenny Kravitz, Jimmy Hendrix, Midnight Oil
Cricket Highlights
Winning the KCL & JGC, which has yet to happen but it will
Cricket Lowlights
Losing the 2003 semi of the JGC after being the last batsmen out
Cricket Ambition
To win the Golden Thong and Golden Wombat in one year
Non-Cricket Interests
Question does not compute. Is there anything other than cricket? No, I didn’t think so
Ken Oiwa

Ken Oiwa

🇯🇵 Japan
Nickname
Ken the Racist, Kracist
Place and D.o.B
Nagoya, Japan, 20 November 1982
Occupation
Sh#tty salaryman
Wombat Since
2015
Position
Batsman
Weakness
Playing hungover
Favourite Player
Neil Srinivasan – my hero from Leeds Medics Cricket Club
Least Favourite
Any of the cricketers that tried to match-fix and ruin our great game
Favourite Food
A donner kebab after a few too many beers
Favourite Artist
Bob Dylan
Cricket Highlights
Getting a catch at Leeds Medics Cricket Club
Cricket Lowlights
Dropping a catch at Leeds Medics Cricket Club
Cricket Ambition
Mastering the lyrics of the Wombats anthem
Non-Cricket Interests
Drinking Chuhai on the Wombats van back after a game
Kyal Hill

Kyal Hill

🇳🇿 New Zealand
Nickname
Hamburger, Hilly, Kiwi
Place and D.o.B
7 Oct 1977, Tokoroa (I think), NZ
Occupation
Legal translator
Wombat Since
Mon 18 July, 2005
Position
If I’m on the field I’m happy
Weakness
Bowling and batting, probably in that order
Favourite Player
Don’t watch enough cricket to have one
Least Favourite
?
Favourite Food
Pizza & Beer
Favourite Artist
Slash, Gunners, Velvet Revolver
Cricket Highlights
Wommy van trips
Cricket Lowlights
Bleeding from the chin off the first ball and then being castled for a duck on the second
Cricket Ambition
To maybe on day be able to call myself a cricketer
Non-Cricket Interests
Guitar
Luke Eyes

Luke Eyes

🇦🇺 Australia
Nickname
Lukey
Place and D.o.B
Tasmania
Occupation
Wombat Since
2014
Position
Keeper
Weakness
too many
Favourite Player
Healy, Border
Least Favourite
Favourite Food
Pot and Parma
Favourite Artist
Anything live
Cricket Highlights
Making runs
Cricket Lowlights
Not making runs
Cricket Ambition
A little past having cricket ambitions
Non-Cricket Interests
???
Mohibul Hasan

Mohibul Hasan

🇧🇩 Bangladesh
Nickname
Hasan, Moey
Place and D.o.B
Comilla, Bangladesh; Jan 1,1985
Occupation
Electrical Engineer
Wombat Since
2013
Position
All-rounder
Weakness
Lack of patience during batting, always trying big hits…
Favourite Player
Brain Lara, Chris Gayle, Brett Lee, Glenn Mcgrath and many more..
Least Favourite
Virat Kohli
Favourite Food
Any Spicy food (Bangladeshi, Thai, Indian etc)
Favourite Artist
Yanni
Cricket Highlights
?
Cricket Lowlights
?
Cricket Ambition
To take 5 wickets and hit 5 sixes in the same match
Non-Cricket Interests
Photography, Travelling, Watching TV drama & Comedy shows
Narendar Madhavan

Narendar Madhavan

🇮🇳 India
Nickname
Naren
Place and D.o.B
Chennai, India, 1986/10/30
Occupation
Research scientist
Wombat Since
April 2015
Position
Researcher
Weakness
A girl with a pout,
A shot with footwork.
Favourite Player
Virat Kohli, ABD, Steven Smith, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, SRT, Pointing (fck, there are so many!)
Least Favourite
It’s cricket! No one to hate!
Favourite Food
Anything meat-based
Favourite Artist
ACDC, Thermal and a Quarter, Nerverek, Touchwood, System of a Down, Junkyard Groove, Skrat, The Shakey Rays, Tails on Fire, Adam and the Fish eyed Poets
Cricket Highlights
Making a 100 run partnership for my university team in a winning cause
Cricket Lowlights
2013/14 worst years without any cricket exposure
Cricket Ambition
Enjoy cricket by emulating the passion of India, the professionalism of Aussies, the will of proteas, the coolness of kiwis and the sheer awesomeness of lankans!
Non-Cricket Interests
Guitar, snowboarding, sketching, roller blading
Nigel McKay

Nigel McKay

🇳🇿 New Zealand
Nickname
Nige, the Saitama express, Zoolander
Place and D.o.B
Dunedin, New Zealand but currently stuck in Saitama-ken. Born 2/5/84.
Occupation
English Teacher or P.E Teacher
Wombat Since
2014
Position
Bowler
Weakness
Easily injured
Favourite Player
Shane Bond
Least Favourite
David Warner
Favourite Food
Meat Pies
Favourite Artist
MUSE
Cricket Highlights
Watching NZ make ODI world cup final 2015. Personally, representing the Wombats! 
Cricket Lowlights
Watching NZ lose the ODI world cup final 2015. Not playing for almost 3 years whilst living in Japan.
Cricket Ambition
Play international cricket for Japan.
Non-Cricket Interests
Basketball, Rugby, binge watching TV shows, drinking with mates, and teaching/coaching.
Richard Bracefield

Richard Bracefield

🇳🇿 New Zealand
Nickname
Richie (the Captain calls me “Deep Mid-On Please”)
Place and D.o.B
Tokyo born Kiwi, 15.07.87
Occupation
Lawyer
Wombat Since
2016
Position
RH Top Order Batsman
Weakness
Sledging the Japanese lads (they’re too nice – I sound like Haddin…)
Favourite Player
Tie between Adam Gilchrist, Brendon McCullum and Rony Taluqdar
Least Favourite
​Brad Haddin
Favourite Food
Mum’s Bolognaise, and Conbini onigiri.
Favourite Artist
The Wombats while they sledge the Chiba Sharks. Music to my ears.
Cricket Highlights
Scored a 50 opening against Tim Southee’s King’s College 1st XI in 2004. We won on his home turf by 1 run to break a decade long school rivalry drought.
Cricket Lowlights
Breaking my brand new stick in the first match of 2018 for the Wommies. Heartbroken.
Cricket Ambition
To see Dino or Vik run a 3 at least once. And to see the Wombats win the JCL of course.
Non-Cricket Interests
Basketball, Rugby, Craft beer, travel, and messing with the NHK guy who keeps coming to my apartment.
Richard Laidler

Richard Laidler

🇦🇺 Australia
Nickname
Laids
Place and D.o.B
Melbourne, Australia, 28 Dec 1960
Occupation
Cricket and Sports Coach
Wombat Since
2008
Position
The doggy but a team player, love the Sydney Harbour
Weakness
Short skirts, high boots but just women
Favourite Player
Dennis Keith Lillee, Merv Hughes, Gilly
Least Favourite
Any English Team
Favourite Food
Yakiniku, sushi and a good steak on the BBQ
Favourite Artist
Red Hot Chillie Peppers, U2
Cricket Highlights
Any Win or just being on the ground playing or watching the Great game
Cricket Lowlights
Losing. Getting dropped from the 1sts at Carlton District for the GF (They lost and we won in the 2nds)
Cricket Ambition
To coach in the World Cup and making Japan a force in World Cricket
Non-Cricket Interests
All Sports
Rony Taluqdar

Rony Taluqdar

🇧🇩 Bangladesh
Nickname
Rony
Place and D.o.B
Comilla. 5/5/1984
Occupation
System engineer
Wombat Since
2010
Position
All OK except keeping
Weakness
Height
Favourite Player
Sir Donald bradman & Sachin tendulkar
Least Favourite
None (don’t believe in dislikes)
Favourite Food
BBQ & curry
Favourite Artist
Too many to mention
Cricket Highlights
Hit a six last ball to win the school championship
Cricket Lowlights
Didn’t select in Bangladesh national team(笑)
Cricket Ambition
Man of the year
Non-Cricket Interests
Anything enjoyable
Solaiman Haque

Solaiman Haque

🇧🇩 Bangladesh
Nickname
Remon
Place and D.o.B
4th February, 1988, Bangladesh
Occupation
Job holder
Wombat Since
2017
Position
Lower order batsman, right hand medium fast
Weakness
Fielding at cover 🙂
Favourite Player
Sangakara
Least Favourite
No one
Favourite Food
Khichuri
Favourite Artist
No one in particular 
Cricket Highlights
Hattrick
Cricket Lowlights
Lost a indoor match when we needed 10 runs in 3 overs.
Cricket Ambition
To be a good critic. 🙂
Non-Cricket Interests
History
Vikram Ragunathan

Vikram Ragunathan

🇮🇳 India
Nickname
Vik, Biscuits
Place and D.o.B
Trichy, India, 01 Jun 1982
Occupation
Banking -IT
Wombat Since
2014
Position
Slog overs
Weakness
Nervous feeling the first few deliveries
Favourite Player
ABD, Michael Bevan & Rahul Dravid
Least Favourite
Ricky Ponting
Favourite Food
All cuisines
Favourite Artist
Metallica, ACDC, Linkin Park
Cricket Highlights
Scoring a century once in a league match back home
Cricket Lowlights
Have not scored a decent one for wombats yet
Cricket Ambition
Get back in the game
Non-Cricket Interests
TV, travel
Yusry Mohideen

Yusry Mohideen

🇱🇰 Sri Lanka
Nickname
Yus, Yuzzy, Mr. 140
Place and D.o.B
Sri Lanka, 1983
Occupation
Man of all trades
Wombat Since
2014
Position
Opening Bowler
Weakness
Running
Favourite Player
Sangakkara
Least Favourite
The Indian Team
Favourite Food
Mac and cheese
Favourite Artist
Spice Girls
Cricket Highlights
Too many to name
Cricket Lowlights
Not having a smoke break
Cricket Ambition
Winning
Non-Cricket Interests
Smoking, drinking, driving really fast
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