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Stephen Gribble Member profile

Captain : Stephen Gribble

The 'Gribble' is a species of humanoid aliens from 'Grib-Topia'

Definition – ‘Grib-Topia’

A sublime zero gravity paradise inhabited only by ‘Gribbles’

Definition – ‘Gribbles’

A race of uncoordinated gangly creatures who habitually consume large amounts of a mild poison, known as ‘grog’, on days ending with a Y. A Gribble in their natural environment (zero gravity) is a graceful creature, a Gribble ‘swims’ through the environment, using its underdeveloped limbs as steering apparatus, much like a seahorse in the ocean.

When out of its natural environment a Gribble can often be found in a heap with limbs tangled and in a general state of disarray, it’s usual propulsion system ineffective in an environment with a gravitational pull. 

Despite the obvious drawbacks of the Gribbles physical state it can be a fierce predator when provoked, with flailing limbs and a look of determination a Gribble can inflict serious damage to small prey such as field mice and lady bugs.

The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy classified the Gribble as ‘mostly harmless’.

Kyle Allen Member profile - no photo available

Vice Captain : Kyle Allen

Nickname: BOOM
Andrew Lourigan Member profile

Captain : Andrew Lourigan

Andrew Lourigan - Spooner

Spooner has been a natural sportsperson in a number of sports for most of his life.  At the age of 16, he accepted a 3 year contract to play badminton for a club in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Returning to his home in Swinger Hill after those 3 years, he found he still had the travel bug, so he packed a swag and a backpack and slept under the stars in Weston Creek and Kambah for several months.  During this time he found the Weston Creek Indoor Sports Centre, the Bears, and has been a regular ever since.

Paul Armstead Member profile Paul Armstead
Born Pavel Ivanovich Armsteydinov, an understudy & body double of Lenin. He was a key player in Revolution and the secret chairman of the Communist Party until his sympathies for the Capitalist Pig dogs was discovered. Forced into hiding, he feld to Germany, where he delevoped a taste for German Beer and Pork Knuckle. While in exile in Germany he met a man known only as “the Doctor” who possessed an interesting blue box. He was taken away from Europe and to the land down under where a man just smiled and gave him a vegemite sandwich. He took an immediate liking to cricket. When asked if he liked cricket he said “no no I love it”. Better known to the cricketing public as "Armface" or the "Face".
Jason Bishop Member profile - no photo available Jason Bishop
Jason Bishop - Pope, Bisho

Pope was born into aristocracy, being the only son of the mayor of Chinchilla Shire Council.  He didn't follow in his fathers footsteps however, rebelling early on, leaving home and joining the travelling circus to be shot out of a cannon in country West Australian towns.  Realising his fair of clowns was hampering his performance, he moved on and picked up a number of part-time modelling gigs.  Unfortunately, the gigs were short lived, and didn't pay many bills, so he continued to move, finally settling in Canberra.  He is currently on performance-based payments at the Bears, which he is supplementing with the occasional modelling job.
Tim Bradley Member profile - no photo available Tim Bradley

Tim Bradley - Timmy - Drop Bear - Beer Baron

Occasional brewer of beer, frequent drinker of beer, forever lover of beer.

Born out of the fiery mash tun belonging to Zeus, Tim learned from an early age the beauty of a fine malt, a resinous floral hop, a funky yeast and crisp wet water, and the voltron-like amazement that comes with the combination of these 4 divine ingredients.  Being sent down from Zeus's brewery, he was able to disguise himself in the community of Orange as an average human with very average cricketing abilities, from there, he migrated to the Australian Capital with only a home brew kit to his name where he roamed the ice laid capital for 9 years before again picking up a bat in one hand and a fermenter in the other, combining his two skill sets to participate in the game now known as drunken cricket.

Ian Butt Member profile - no photo available Ian Butt
Ian Butt - Buttsey

Originally hailing from Alaska, Buttsy strode forth from his igloo one day as a bright-eyed youngster called Nanuk, and caught his first glimpse of a polar bear.  His affinity with the mighty animal has stuck with him throught his life as a D-Grade movie actor.  Appearances in classics such as Revenge of the Killer Tomatoes cemented him as a household name.  Unfortunately, fame was all too brief.  Desperate for the adulation, he changed his name and became addicted to reality tv shows.  Appearing in Celebrity Big Brother, Celebrity Survivor, I'm a Celebrity, Get me out of here!, and Celebrity Apprentice, he finally hit rock bottom with an all-too-brief stint on the Bachelorette.  Remembering the link with the polar bear, he googled and found a link with a group in Canberra.  A brief stint as a male prostitute gave him enough money for a one way ticket to Canberra, where he remains to this day.
Peter Dradrach Member profile - no photo available Peter Dradrach
Peter Dradrach - Drady

Drady was born on a Spanish galleon and followed in his parents (Ol' One Eye and Pink Beard) footsteps, excelling in hischosen field of piracy.  Meeting the wench of his dreams, Drady decided to settle down, and moved to Canberra.  Unable to quite get the seven seas out of his nostrils, he successfully introduced International talk like a pirate day'.  He found cricket a useful outlet, and also created a Turkish Bellydance Group, which to this day holds the record of selling out the Erindale Club for the longest successive number of weeks - 7!  On clear days, you can sometimes see Drady on Point Hut Pond in a row boat, accompanied by his parrot, Crackers.
Daham Mudiyanselage Member profile Daham Mudiyanselage
Daham Mudiyanselage - GMan, G, GString etc.

Raised in the wild by Polar Bears, GMan was rescued and reunited with his family at an early age.  The baby of the Polar Bears, thrives in the environment provided by older, much wiser bears.  He was only a baby when he played his first game, and many have seen him grow up, taking his first sneaky run brought many to tears.  He holds the record for being called a chucker in every game he's played, some of those by opposition players mind you.  Always smiling, he eventually became a dentist, even starring in a Colgate ad, although you never got to see his face.  He led the national campaign for 'Clean up your teeth' Day, which was unfortunately a dismal failure, but later joined forces with Steve Irwin in another failed campaign, this time to ensure the health of Sting Rays.  He then became part owner of the ABC Childcare chain which went into liquidation.  Not to be defeated, he purchased a resort in Apia, Samoa, which was totally flattened by the tsunami.  He also later went on to win the Aussie millions, and two other World Series bracelets and became the highest money earner on the World Poker Tour (in between games for the Bears).
Pat Murray Member profile - no photo available Pat Murray
Have been playing Over 50 & Over 60s. Keen to get some more time in the middle.
Steven O'Brien Member profile Steven O'Brien
Steve O'Brien - Hot Pants, HP, Sauce

Hot Pants spent his early years in Wonthaggi, honing his keen eye for fashion.  He also developed into a popular film critic, and could often be heard at Wonthaggi Primary School listing the flaws in the latest Police Academy movie.  These combined passions lent themselves towards a natural transition to the cricket field, and he proved a hit, leading the Wonthaggi Warriors Under 14's to successive titles.  Upon finishing school, and keen to see the big lights, Hot Pants decided on a move to Canberra.  The bustling night life saw him develop a penchant for tight shorts, something which translated to the cricket field, where he was still making waves with this bowling.  He has currently taken a sabbatical from work to successfully show his Pomeranians at dog shows around the country.
Anthony Ar Parsons Member profile Anthony Ar Parsons
Chook has led a interesting and varied life.  From his early days in Badger Head (it's in Tasmania, if you were wondering), he decided at the age of 16 it was too small for him, and struck out for the mainland.  Building a raft he set off, and once rescued, he was taken to Melbourne, where his new life began.  He found an affinity with alternative medical practices, and studied to become a naturopath.  Unfortunately, he was thrown out of medical school after an apparent botched attempt to conduct breast reduction surgery on himself.  Days of depression followed and saw him join the Finks Motorcycle Club.  After a failed coup, he fled and went into hiding.  He subsequently found God and cricket.  He can be identified by distinctive tattoos of his pin number on the palm of his left hand, and "if found, please return to the Sober up house Ainslie"
Damien Plenty Member profile Damien Plenty
Damien Plenty - Damo

Growing up in Scotchy Pocket was never going to be easy, but Damo excelled, taking to hitting inanimate objects with sticks.  This skill led him to a brief but successful run on the junior pro mini golf tour.  His other love, music, caused him to leave mini golf and get involved in the music industry.  Damo became a roadie on John Farnham's last ever tour.  After 124 venues and 3 years, with no sign of the tour finishing, Damo was diagnosed with industrial deafness, and sadly had to say goodbye to an unrelentling Farnsy.  Figuring he needed to find a job where deafness was a plus, he became a teacher at Calwell High, and plans on becoming an cricket umpire.
Marcus Reppion Member profile - no photo available Marcus Reppion
contact 0262962025
Shane Richards Member profile - no photo available Shane Richards

Shane begun his lifelong love of cricket when the Windies were at their best and Malcolm Marshall remains his favourite ever cricketer, with only Steve Waugh coming close in Shane’s eyes.


Shane was a terrific all-rounder and played for the Australian team whilst in Primary School, though this team was not recognised by the ICC, ACB or any cricketing body worldwide, as the competition was played mainly in the backyard at his or his friend Chris' parent's houses. The pitches were a batsmen's paradise because of the generous boundaries where getting a six and out was uncommon.


DRS and hotspot were originally conceived in Shane’s backyard after one particularly controversial electrical wicket non-dismissal.


After the 1988-89 backyard cricket season/school holidays finished, Shane retired from cricket and changed his focus to baseball, tennis and basketball. He returned to play cricket with a non-tennis ball for the first time in 2009-10 as Captain of the now defunct LegBefORS cricket team before humbly accepting an offer to play for the Polar Bears CC.


Greg Terrell Member profile - no photo available Greg Terrell
I played one season of indoor cricket for the Polar Bears back in 2002. Have been in Polar Bear hibernation ever since. Looking to make a comeback in the near future.

Greg Terrell - Phantom

Born Kit Walker, Phantom roughed it from an early age, living in a cave for most of his childhood.  Not having any other kids in the neighbouring caves proved a lonely existence, and once he turned 16, Phantom shed the purple spandex, changed his name to Gregg and became a backup singer to Julio Iglesias.  Travelling the globe in a private jet was a glamorous life - unfortunately, Phantom's fear of flying meant he travelled by bus or boat, so he missed most of the glamour.  After one particularly harrowing ferry trip to Australia, he decided that enough was enough, and resigned.  Taking up residence in Budgee Budgee, he started work as an apprentice platypus wrangler, before getting a promotion and moving to Canberra.  Between games of cricket, he spends his days scouring the Brindabella's, wrangling scorpions.  Oh, and there are the rumours the purple spandex comes out once in a while.
Aaron Thorne Member profile - no photo available Aaron Thorne
Originally born in New Zealand, Azz was in trouble with the law from an early age.  Aged 9 months he stole a teething rusk from another baby.  He was charged and convicted of assault with a deadly weapon (rattle) and placed in a pair of good behaviour bonds...This failed to curb his bad boy behaviour.  A string of crimes including indecent exposure (aged 3), jaywalking (4), and verbal assault (5) led to he and his family being sent to the penal colony known as Australia.  He offended immediately, nabbed with a large quantity of powder (years later found to be 100% pure talcum powder) and was sent to Bimberi Youth Detention centre in Canberra.  His life spiralled out of control and he was in and out of the detention centre until his 18th birthday.  Released on his 18th, he was set upon by a group of men, known as the Chappell's, who were celebrating the anniversary of some bowling comp.  Blamed for the incident he went on the run but was apprehended when he appeared on Australia's Most Wanted (AMW).  He was acquitted due to lack of evidence and due to his startling appearances in AMW, went on the game show scene winning Sale of the Century.  He was a carryover champ for 68 nights on Wheel of Fortune, however the pinnacle was a spot on Who wants to be a Mullionaire, when the million dollar question was "what is the collective noun for a group of polar bears?"  Of course he got it and retired to play the occasional game of cricket.
Performance history
2016-2017 Outdoor Cricket3200100
2015-2016 Outdoor Cricket199001000
2014-2015 Outdoor Cricket174101110
2013-2014 Outdoor Cricket186001101
2012-2013 Outdoor Cricket191000801
2011-2012 Outdoor Cricket181210500
2010-2011 Outdoor Cricket8400400
2009-2010 Outdoor Cricket8400400