Captain: Season 33-40
- FC: Season 31-40, 140 matches, 10,090 runs @ 39.7, 339 catches, 43 stumpings
- OD: Season 31-40, 140 matches, 2,616 runs @ 28.7, 94 catches, 14 stumpings
- 2nd XI: Season 26-38, 91 matches, 2,746 runs @ 41.6, 79 catches, 13 stumpings
- 2 x CC Oceania 50 Over: Season 35, 37
- 1 x FC Most Runs: Season 35
- 1 x OD Best and Fairest: Season 34
An ultra-consistent opening batsman and tidy gloveman, Bulbulia is one of the success stories of the Green Valley Eagles' production line of wicketkeepers. The South African southpaw played 140 consecutive games for the Eagles across the decade from season 31 to season 40, captaining the club in the last 112 of those before departing on a high. His 1,062 runs at 48 in his last season included a century in his final game, during the course of which he became the ninth Eagle - and first for 14 seasons - to reach 10,000 career runs. His batting average of just under 40 is the highest of any Eagle to reach that mark.
After finding his way to the club early in his career, Bulbulia served a long apprenticeship under his predecessor J.B. Drake, just as Drake and those before him had done the same. By the age of 22, he had put together four successive seasons of averaging over 40 in the 2nd XI, and won a spot in the side ahead of Drake (fresh off a championship year with the gloves) a long time before most had expected. Any reservations over the Eagles' decision to release Drake quickly evaporated when, on debut, Bulbulia smashed the powerful Billy Goats to the tune of 206, and continued on his merry way to a 1,143-run, 46-dismissal season.
Bulbulia retained consistent numbers throughout his career, breaking the 1,000-run mark five further times (seasons 34-36 and 39-40) and reaching 40 dismissals in seasons 33 and 35, although his debut number remained his best. His batting was his more lauded trait and was hampered only by an unusually poor conversion rate for an opener: he passed fifty 72 times in his career for the Eagles but only made it to 100 a quarter of the time. His glovework was unspectacular but solid, and he adapted late in his career to frequently keeping to a bowling attack of primarily spinners, making more stumpings - 43 - than any of the Eagles' wicketkeepers before him.
Bulbulia could have played on into season 41, but chose to give up the gloves to his own long-time understudy, D.T. Thresher (who promptly emulated him with a remarkable debut season). He subsequently transferred to Wendouree City, where he is likely to play out his career.
- 21 FebruaryFeb 2017 Green Valley Eagles vs Billy Goats
- Last match
- 07 JulyJul 2020 Bailey Park vs Aravind Super XI
- 25 SeptemberSep 2015 Gujranwala Gorillas vs Moth Eaten CC
- Last match
- 08 JuneJun 2020 Jatt Empire vs Pitch Smashers
- 26 FebruaryFeb 2017 Dockeroos vs Green Valley Eagles
- Last match
- 06 JulyJul 2020 Bailey Park vs Jamaican Rum Runners
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Competition||Date|
|110, 13, 1c, potm||Bailey Park||v Aravind Super XI||First class||07 JulyJul 2020|
|100, 1c, potm||Bailey Park||v Jamaican Rum Runners||One day (50 over)||06 JulyJul 2020|
|164*, 1c, potm||Bailey Park||v The UnBeatable||One day (50 over)||05 JulyJul 2020|
|66, 3c||Bailey Park||v Assam Rhinos XI||First class||30 JuneJun 2020|
|3||Bailey Park||v Bögra starz||One day (50 over)||29 JuneJun 2020|
|10||Bailey Park||v West Torrens cc||One day (50 over)||27 JuneJun 2020|
|8, 70*, 1s||Pitch Smashers||v The Muppets||First class||16 JuneJun 2020|
|17, 1c||Pitch Smashers||v Slater Road CC||One day (50 over)||14 JuneJun 2020|
|8, 34*, 4c||Pitch Smashers||v Demolition Squad||First class||09 JuneJun 2020|
|22||Pitch Smashers||v Jatt Empire||Friendly (50 over)||08 JuneJun 2020|