Current Players


  • Daniel Mugen

    Daniel Mugen

    Place and D.O.B.Sydney, raised in Brizzie
    OccupationFreelance Translator
    Wombat SinceApril 2003
    PositionWhere ever they’ll have me (3rd or 4th drop square leg)
    WeaknessImitating scenes from Jack Ass The Movie
    Favourite PlayerAndrew ‘Pig Hunter’ Symonds
    Least FavouriteNone, anyone that plays cricket can’t be all that bad (although Greg Mathews in a bit of a tosser)
    Favourite FoodChilli, sweet and sour pork
    Favourite BandRHCP
    Cricket HighlightsPlaying in a demo match at the Gabba at lunch in a Sheiffield Shield match (10 yrs old, and bowled 3 for 10 for Nth Brisbane)
    Cricket LowlightsBowled for a quacker at club semis
    Cricket AmbitionPerform consistently and be a reliable club member
    Non-Cricket InterestsA few quite ales and kendo
  • Evan Hitchman


    Evan Hitchman

    NicknameLittle General, Hobbit
    Place and D.O.B.Sydney, 29th July, 1980
    OccupationPrimary School Teacher
    Wombat Since2009
    PositionOn Top
    WeaknessThe straight one, on the stumps!
    Favourite PlayerMark Waugh
    Least FavouriteArjuna Ranatunga
    Favourite FoodKatsudon
    Favourite BandMidnight Oil
    Cricket HighlightsWicket in my first over for the Wommies, being taken off after 7 balls for 2 no balls – never bowled since!!
    Cricket LowlightsGF loss vs Sano in 2012
    Cricket AmbitionBeat bloody Sano and win a comp with the Wombats! to become part of Jinro corner!
    Non-Cricket InterestsRugby, Drinking, Horse Racing, Chics – in any order!
  • Gordon Jones

    Gordon Jones

    NicknameGordo/Gordie (pretty boring really)
    Place and D.O.B.Canberra, Australia (10/04/1985)
    OccupationTBC (Teaching at the moment)
    Wombat Since2015
    PositionBatsman that bowls a bit
    WeaknessCan’t be in the same place, doing the same thing any longer than 12 months
    Favourite PlayerMark Waugh, Michael Bevan, Shane Warne
    Least FavouriteMichael Beer
    Favourite FoodRendang Sapi, any cheese and Texas BBQ
    Favourite BandSigur Ros
    Cricket HighlightsCouple of junior grand final wins, knocking up 174 back in Canberra.
    Cricket LowlightsAny grand final loss.
    Cricket AmbitionI’ll quit when it stops being fun
    Non-Cricket InterestsCoffee, travel and footy
  • Jamie Payne

    Jamie Payne

    Place and D.O.B.Sydney, January 5th, 1981
    Wombat Since2013
    WeaknessJapanese television dramas
    Favourite PlayerSteve Waugh
    Least FavouriteNot a big fan of Gilchrist
    Favourite FoodBig chunk of blue cheese on a cracker
    Favourite BandSoundgarden
    Cricket HighlightsBeing part of a cricket team again after a 15 year break
    Cricket LowlightsWill let you know at the end of the season
    Cricket AmbitionTo score a ton for the Wommies!
    Non-Cricket InterestsCycling, karaoke with the missus and Whiskey Wednesdays
  • Ken Oiwa

    Ken Oiwa

    Nickname“Cheeky Pin” “Mr Woo” “Moshi” “Tubs”
    Place and D.O.B.Nagoya, Japan, 20 November 1982
    OccupationSh#tty salaryman
    Wombat Since2015
    WeaknessPlaying hungover
    Favourite PlayerNeil Srinivasan – my hero from Leeds Medics Cricket Club
    Least FavouriteAny of the cricketers that tried to match-fix and ruin our great game
    Favourite FoodA donner kebab after a few too many beers
    Favourite BandNot quite a band but Bob Dylan
    Cricket HighlightsGetting a catch at Leeds Medics Cricket Club
    Cricket LowlightsDropping a catch at Leeds Medics Cricket Club
    Cricket AmbitionMastering the lyrics of the Wombats anthem
    Non-Cricket InterestsDrinking Chuhai on the Wombats van back after a game.


  • Alex Koolhof

    Alex Koolhof

    NicknameAl, Pigeon, Russian, The Arm, BGA
    Place and D.O.B.Hobart, August 4 1978
    Wombat SinceInception
    Favourite PlayerRicky Ponting
    Least FavouriteSurav Ganguly
    Favourite FoodBeetroot
    Favourite BandToo many to mention
    Cricket HighlightsHaving a beer with Glenn McGrath after the famous Bellerive fightback at Bridie O’reily’s
    Cricket LowlightsDropping a sitter at square leg off Crocky Dave’s bowling
    Cricket AmbitionTo take a 5 for .. for the wommies.
    Non-Cricket InterestsBBQs, cooking, nutrition, bushwalking, trail-running, Phantom comics, travelling, movies
  • Frank Hart

    Frank Hart

    Place and D.O.B.Warwick 22/12/74
    Wombat Since2006
    Favourite PlayerMerv
    Least FavouriteTubby
    Favourite FoodGrilled Cheese over Banana on Toast
    Favourite BandSigur Ros
    Cricket HighlightsWatching Siddles Ashes hat trick at the Gabba – 2010
    Cricket LowlightsEngland winning the Ashes – Anytime
    Cricket AmbitionBat well…
    Non-Cricket InterestsA 3some with Sara Jean Underwood and Kate Moss
  • Kyal Hill

    Kyal Hill

    NicknameHamburger, Hilly, Kiwi
    Place and D.O.B.7 Oct 1977, Tokoroa (I think), NZ
    OccupationLegal translator
    Wombat SinceMon 18 July, 2005
    PositionIf I’m on the field I’m happy
    WeaknessBowling and batting, probably in that order
    Favourite PlayerDon’t watch enough cricket to have one
    Least Favourite?
    Favourite FoodPizza & Beer
    Favourite BandSlash, Gunners, Velvet Revolver
    Cricket HighlightsWommy van trips
    Cricket LowlightsBleeding from the chin off the first ball and then being castled for a duck on the second
    Cricket AmbitionTo maybe on day be able to call myself a cricketer
    Non-Cricket InterestsGuitar
  • Luke Ray

    Luke Ray

    NicknameFreak, Hand of God
    Place and D.O.B.Tasmania. Jan 29, 1979
    OccupationHello Kitty’s English coach
    Wombat SinceDay one
    PositionAnywhere they’ll have me
    WeaknessBeers the night before
    Favourite PlayerZulu
    Least FavouriteThe last one to get me out …. and Ganguly
    Favourite FoodBeers the night before
    Favourite BandToo numerous. From John Frusciante to Cannibal Corpse
    Cricket HighlightsAny Chiang Mai tour
    Cricket LowlightsAttempted sweep deflected off nutsack into stumps
    Cricket AmbitionTo one day play a game without a hangover
    Non-Cricket InterestsWine, women and song … seeing the unspoilt parts of Japan
  • Malcolm Allinson

    Malcolm Allinson

    Place and D.O.B.Mombasa, 24/10/1957
    OccupationMarine Underwriter
    Wombat Since2012
    PositionSilly mid on and off
    WeaknessBowling, batting, fielding
    Favourite PlayerSachin Tendulkar
    Least FavouriteHansie Cronje
    Favourite FoodRib-eye steak
    Favourite BandREM
    Cricket HighlightsBowling Dave Houghton in a 6-a-side testimonial
    Cricket LowlightsBowled 2nd ball by Phil Mustard indoors
    Cricket AmbitionTo score 50
    Non-Cricket InterestsMusic, wine, tennis, cycling
  • Mohibul Hasan

    Mohibul Hasan

    Place and D.O.B.Comilla, Bangladesh; Jan 1,1985
    OccupationElectrical Engineer
    Wombat Since2013
    PositionAll Rounder
    WeaknessLack of patience during batting, always trying big hits…
    Favourite PlayerBrain Lara, Chris Gayle, Brett Lee, Glenn Mcgrath and many more..
    Least FavouriteVirat Kohli
    Favourite FoodAny Spicy food (Bangladeshi, Thai, Indian etc)
    Favourite BandYanni
    Cricket Highlights
    Cricket Lowlights
    Cricket AmbitionTo take 5 wickets and hit 5 sixes in the same match
    Non-Cricket InterestsPhotography, Travelling, Watching TV drama & Comedy shows
  • Narendar Madhavan

    Narendar Madhavan

    Place and D.O.B.Chennai, India, 1986/10/30
    OccupationResearch scientist
    Wombat SinceApril 2015
    WeaknessA girl with a pout,
    A shot with a footwork.
    Favourite PlayerVirat Kohli, ABD, Steven Smith, Kumar sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, SRT, pointing (fck there are so many! )
    Least FavouriteIt’s cricket! No one to hate!
    Favourite FoodAnything Meat-based
    Favourite BandACDC, 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 HighlightsMaking a 100 run partnership for my university team in a winning cause.
    Cricket Lowlights2013/14 worst years without any cricket exposure
    Cricket AmbitionEnjoy 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 InterestsGuitar, snowboarding, sketching, roller blading.
  • Paul Shackleford

    Paul Shackleford

    Place and D.O.B.Whyalla, S.A. August 12 last century
    OccupationEnglish Language teacher
    Wombat Since2004 first season
    PositionOff Spinner
    WeaknessI don’t spin the ball
    Favourite PlayerAdam Gilchrist
    Least FavouriteChris Tavare
    Favourite FoodIndian Tandoori chicken
    Favourite BandStyle Council, The CURE, Sophie Ellis Bextor
    Cricket HighlightsTaking 7/21 in a OD game back in 99
    Cricket LowlightsLosing a grand final we should have won
    Cricket AmbitionTo do an Ashes tour of England (as a paying spectator seem to be my best chance at this stage)
    Non-Cricket InterestsPhotography, travel, watching all sports, horse racing
  • Regan Dawson

    Regan Dawson

    NicknameReg or Shinjuku Express
    Place and D.O.B.Bluff, New Zealand 15-9-1974
    OccupationProfessional 10 pin bowler
    Wombat SinceSince 2003
    PositionLong Leg Dribble
    WeaknessSleeping in
    Favourite PlayerChris Cairns
    Least FavouritePhil Tufnell
    Favourite FoodKaiten Sushi, Steak mushrooms eggs and chips, Tonkatsu
    Favourite BandMetallica, Audioslave, Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit
    Cricket HighlightsNZ’s amazing performance in the 92 world cup beating all except eventual
    Cricket LowlightsLosing the finals to the Paki’s ):
    Cricket AmbitionTo play to my potential …. one day it will happen.
    Non-Cricket InterestsGym, 10 pin bowling, touch rugby, tennis, clubbing
  • Rony Taluqdar

    Rony Taluqdar

    Place and D.O.B.Comilla.5/5/1984
    OccupationSystem engineer
    Wombat Since2010
    PositionAll OK except keeping
    Favourite PlayerSir Donald bradman & Sachin tendulkar
    Least FavouriteNone (don’t believe in dislikes)
    Favourite FoodBBQ & curry
    Favourite BandToo many to mention
    Cricket HighlightsHit a six last ball to win the school championship
    Cricket LowlightsDidn’t select in Bangladesh national team(笑)
    Cricket AmbitionMan of the year
    Non-Cricket InterestsEnjoyable Anything
  • Yusry Mohideen

    Yusry Mohideen

    NicknameYus, the steam train,
    Place and D.O.B.Sri Lanka, 1983
    OccupationMan of all trades
    Wombat Since2014
    PositionOpening Bowler
    Favourite PlayerSangakkara
    Least FavouriteThe Indian Team
    Favourite FoodMac and cheese
    Favourite BandSpice Girls
    Cricket HighlightsToo many to name
    Cricket LowlightsNot having a smoke break
    Cricket AmbitionWinning
    Non-Cricket InterestsEnjoyable Anything


  • Chula Rodrigo

    Chula Rodrigo

    Place and D.O.B.Srilanka 1982 October 4th
    OccupationNo Job
    Wombat Since2015
    PositionAll Rounder
    WeaknessCan not handle the pressure
    Favourite PlayerKumar Sangakkara/Lance Klusner
    Least FavouriteIndian Cricket Team
    Favourite FoodEat Anything
    Favourite BandBack Street Boys
    Cricket HighlightsCaptaining PFCC On 2014 became champions in  T20 Knockout , Runners up in Japan Cup, Champions in Japan Cricket League
    Cricket LowlightsAfter winning the semi final against wombats in 2014 PFCC Management wants to do stupid changes in the final
    Cricket Ambitionbring people in to cricket
    Non-Cricket Interestswant to be with my family
  • Gavin Beath

    Gavin Beath

    NicknameBeathy, Beefy, Pox, Jesse, Bruce, Pork, Kevin Beef, Gav, Gavinova, Gavo, Gavster, The Beef Burger, etc
    Place and D.O.B.Invercargill, New Zealand, 07/01/1979
    OccupationQuality Auditor and J to E Translator
    Wombat SinceMarch 2009
    PositionAt the bar with a Guinness.
    WeaknessJust that one that swings in late and nips away from a good length around off stump.
    Favourite PlayerJarrad Shearer
    Least FavouriteBrad Haddin, Ricky Ponting, Greg Chappell, Ian Healy, Greg Dyer, Mark Waugh etc
    Favourite FoodGuinness and meat
    Favourite BandShihad, RATM, The Clash, Radiohead, Regurgitator,
    Cricket HighlightsRepresenting the Japan National Cricket team and winning the ICC EAP tourny in Auckland 2007
    Cricket LowlightsNot being able the beat the Wombats as a Wyvern. Not even once. “If can’t beat ’em join ’em!”
    Cricket AmbitionTo have the money and time to make it to the Chiang Mai sixes tourny in 2010.
    Non-Cricket InterestsA jog in the park.
  • Jimmi James

    Jimmi James

    NicknameJimmi Jazz, Jinkansen, Jambo, JimJam….
    Place and D.O.B.India, 8th Feb 1986
    OccupationMarket Research Analyst (IT)
    Wombat SinceMarch 2014
    PositionTop order
    WeaknessThat’s a secret
    Favourite PlayerRahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar,Brian Lara
    Least FavouriteI thought a lot, but could only think of N.Srinivasan as the least favourite:-P
    Favourite FoodNever a constant. As of now : Hirekatsu and miso soup .
    Favourite BandHillsongs United
    Cricket HighlightsLot of memories. One highlight being , winning the Player of the Tournament award, for 2 different tournaments in an year . Would love to have such a streak go on and on….
    Cricket LowlightsBeing away for cricket for almost 2 years cuz of a Tennis elbow injury
    Cricket AmbitionTo represent the Japan national cricket team.
    Non-Cricket InterestsI am also a Professional Badminton Player
  • Nigel McKay

    Nigel McKay

    NicknameNige, the Saitama express
    Place and D.O.B.Dunedin, New Zealand but currently stuck in Saitama-ken. Born 2/5/84.
    OccupationEnglish Teacher or P.E Teacher
    Wombat Since2014
    WeaknessEasily injured
    Favourite PlayerShane Bond
    Least FavouriteDavid Warner
    Favourite FoodMeat Pies
    Favourite BandMUSE
    Cricket HighlightsWatching NZ make ODI world cup final 2015. Personally, representing the Wombats! 🙂
    Cricket LowlightsWatching NZ lose the ODI world cup final 2015. Not playing for almost 3 years whilst living in Japan.
    Cricket AmbitionPlay international cricket for Japan.
    Non-Cricket InterestsBasketball, Rugby, binge watching TV shows, drinking with mates, and teaching/coaching.
  • Shahir Ahmed

    Shahir Ahmed

    NicknameShazza, Shah the King
    Place and D.O.B.Karachi, March 23, 1982
    Wombat Since2012
    PositionSomewhere in the 30-yard circle
    WeaknessDropping catches in the 30-yard circle
    Favourite PlayerImran Khan, Wasim Akram, Shane Warne
    Least Favourite
    Favourite FoodYakiniku, donburi, nihari
    Favourite BandThe Police
    Cricket HighlightsBeing able to play cricket in Japan
    Cricket LowlightsDropping 2 catches and scoring a golden duck vs Sanno
    Cricket AmbitionWin the JCL with the Wombats
    Non-Cricket InterestsDistance running, skiing, twirling my hair
  • Tetsuya Matsuno

    Tetsuya Matsuno

    Place and D.O.B.Japan, 13th July 1983
    OccupationNetwork engineer
    Wombat Since2012
    WeaknessWork on holidays
    Favourite Player
    Least Favourite
    Favourite FoodCurry
    Favourite Bandflow, flumpool, Bastille
    Cricket Highlights
    Cricket Lowlights
    Cricket Ambition Get a score
    Non-Cricket InterestsFamily, technology
  • Vikram Ragunathan

    Vikram Ragunathan

    Place and D.O.B.Trichy, India, 01 Jun 1982
    OccupationBanking -IT
    Wombat Since2014
    PositionSlog overs
    WeaknessNervous feeling the first few deliveries
    Favourite PlayerABD, Michael Bevan & Rahul Dravid
    Least FavouriteRicky Ponting
    Favourite FoodAll cuisines
    Favourite BandMetallica, ACDC, Linkin Park
    Cricket HighlightsScoring a century once in a league match back home
    Cricket LowlightsHave not scored a decent one for wombats yet
    Cricket AmbitionGet back in the game
    Non-Cricket InterestsTV, travel



  • Alex Patmore

    Alex Patmore

    NicknameTyson, Batmore
    Place and D.O.B.Tokyo, June 20, 1987
    Wombat Since2012
    PositionKeeper batsman
    WeaknessBladder, stomach
    Favourite PlayerWarne before he started commentating. Lara, Vaughan in his pomp, KP.
    Least FavouriteDavid Warner
    Favourite FoodYakiniku tabehodai after a game
    Favourite BandOasis
    Cricket HighlightsAchieving 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 Lowlights2012 Grand Final and THAT umpiring call by the Sano square leg umpire.
    Cricket AmbitionTo win the Grand Final with the Wombats
    Non-Cricket InterestsTrolling Dino
  • Jarrad Shearer

    Jarrad Shearer

    NicknameDinosaur, Dino, Ex Captain, Grumpy
    Place and D.O.B.Perth, W.A. April 5, 1972
    OccupationFull time E-mail writer/harrasser and part time translator and technical writer
    Wombat SinceInception
    PositionBit 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)
    WeaknessTabasco sauce
    Favourite PlayerD.K.Lillee (from Perth what did you expect)
    Least FavouriteArjuna Ranatunga cause he is fat and slow, lot like me really
    Favourite FoodI’d like to feast on the offerings of the Engineers’ captain, Biju, and the pies that Curly sends down
    Favourite BandStatic-X, Lenny Kravitz, Jimmy Hendrix, Midnight Oil
    Cricket HighlightsWinning the KCL & JGC, which has yet to happen but it will
    Cricket LowlightsLosing the 2003 semi of the JGC after being the last batsmen out
    Cricket AmbitionTo win the Golden Thong and Golden Wombat in one year
    Non-Cricket InterestsQuestion does not compute. Is there anything other than cricket? No, I didn’t think so
  • Luke Eyes

    Luke Eyes

    Nickname: Lukey
    From: Tasmania
    Wombat Since: 2014
    Position: Keeper
    Weakness: too many
    Favourite Player: Healy, Border
    Favourite Food: Pot and Parma
    Favourite Band: Anything live
    Cricket Highlights: Making runs
    Cricket Lowlights: Not making runs
    Cricket Ambition: A little past having cricket ambitions
    Non-Cricket Interests: ???

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