BORN: 27th SEPTEMBER 1973
Commenced as a player at the age of 15 in 1988/89 season, but could not make the Under 18 team, but was then selected in 3rd Grade where he took 8 wickets and scored 94 runs with limited opportunities.
The following season he played the whole season in 4th Grade in a team of several ageing players (Dixon x2, Kearneys x3) and several other junior players that could not make the Under 18 team. He took 17 wickets at 17.00 and 137 runs, however his knowledge of the game was greatly enhanced.
In 1990/91 he did play Under 18 where he was considered a player of quality for the then coach Jim Boardman. Later in that season he did return to play senior cricket for the last 4 rounds. He won the Clubs Most Improved Under 18 Player Award.
He commenced the 1991/92 season in 3rd Grade and was rewarded for consistent performances and played the last 4 rounds of the season in 2nd Grade.
The 1992/93 he ran 5th in the QCA 2nd Grade Batting Averages scoring 463 at 46.3 with a highest score of 91*.
In the season of 1993/94 he made his 1st Grade debut after scoring 106 in 2nds and finished the season with a tidy all round 1st Grade season of 289 runs, highest score 89 ave 32 and taking 9 wickets at 17.0.
His cricket career had a setback in 1994/95 as he gained employment at the Gabba thus impacting on his playing cricket. Therefore, he volunteered to fill in in 3rd Grade when he could.
With a new job in the following season he bounced back into 1st Grade scoring 463 runs and finishing 4th in the QCA batting averages in the 95/96 season.
96/97 History was made - Paul played in the historic 1st First grade premiership at the new AB Field. Paul had a great season that year winning the club batting average, Club Points Scorer, took 38 wickets at 10.18 and played a big role in both the semi final and the final by scoring 59 & 2 wickets as well as 4/13 in the final.
98/99 - he scored a sensational 105 in the final V Norths Another 1st Gade premiership.
99/00 - had a shocker with the bat 37 runs for the season - however came good in the finals with a 66 - had it easy in the final as he only bowled 1 over.
00/01 Great season by scoring over 600 runs in 1st Grade, 21 wickets, Club Batting ave, senior points scorer.
01/02 Took the most wicket in QCA First Grade (37)
Took 7/96 in the semi v W/Manly, scored 43 in the final Another premiership
02/03 - took 32 wickets
03/04 - famous 1st Grade premiership defending only 83 dismissed Wests for 31 on a belter.
04/05 - Lost in the final against Wests and retired from 1st Grade
05/06 Played 2nd Grade and 06/07 in 3rd Grade winning both the batting and bowling averages
Overall he played in 5 First Grade finals winning 4
First Grade hat trick - all LBWs v Sunshine Coast (Jim Torpey)
First Grade career 1993-2005 2455 runs at 22.3 - 218 wickets at 20 - overall ranked 5 in number of wickets taken and 4th in bowling averages.
Always ensured that he earnt enough points to be in the top 10 so he got his Peter Burge Medal ticket for free.
Always loved coaching and started in 1993 coaching at the clubs September school holiday camps, Jim Boardman's Junior Clinics on the Redcliffe Peninsula later in January - local schools and junior clubs within the district.
- 2 years of Lords Taverners
- Several years of Women's Cricket
- Assisted Joanne Broadbent at QC with Womens' development