J.C. Bulbulia Wicket keeper

Age: 31
Left-hand batsman
Right-arm off spin bowler

Season 26-Present

Captain: Season 33-Present

Statistics

  • FC: Season 31-Present, 98 matches, 7,142 runs @ 39.2, 249 catches, 28 stumpings
  • OD: Season 31-Present, 98 matches, 1,960 runs @ 28.4, 68 catches, 12 stumpings
  • 2nd XI: Season 26-Present, 90 matches, 2,717 runs @ 41.8, 79 catches, 13 stumpings

Championships

  • 2 x CC Oceania 50 Over: Season 35, 37

Club Honours

  • 1 x FC Most Runs: Season 35
  • 1 x OD Best and Fairest: Season 34

An ultra-consistent opening batsman, tidy gloveman and wily skipper, Bulbulia is one of the success stories of the Green Valley Eagles' production line of wicketkeepers. After finding his way to the club early in his career, the South African-born southpaw 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.

Bulbulia went on to score 1,143 runs at 45 in that first season, including two more hundreds, in addition to making 46 dismissals as a gloveman. Thereafter he has gone from strength to strength, not missing a single match since his debut and breaking the 1,000-run (seasons 34-36) and 40-dismissal (seasons 33 and 35) marks on multiple occasions. In season 37, he made 9 stumpings, an all-time club record. He was also awarded the captaincy in season 33 and has handled the extra duties with aplomb; he looks set to retain the role for a long time into the future.

At the age of 26, Bulbulia passed the 5,000 run mark in his 67th match, albeit while top-scoring in an ignominious innings loss to the Dockeroos. While it is still some way off, he is on course to become the club's ninth addition to the 10,000 run club, and the first since R.L. James back in season 26. If he has a weakness, it is his poor conversion rate; oddly for an opener, he converts less than a quarter of his 50-plus scores into centuries.

Statistics

J.C. Bulbulia has more detailed statistics available.

Debut
21 February 2017 Green Valley Eagles vs Billy Goats
Last match
12 November 2019 Green Valley Eagles vs Bowral Suns

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Season 8164770204*64.1764.44228721620
Career 13426016979823140.1656.15531711298322400

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAvgEcoSR4w5w10w
Season 8000-----000
Career 134000-----000
Debut
07 November 2018 Green Valley Eagles vs 0 Circle Champs
Last match
07 November 2018 Green Valley Eagles vs 0 Circle Champs

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Career 120523126.0052.000070600

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAvgEcoSR4w5w10w
Career 1000-----000
Debut
25 September 2015 Gujranwala Gorillas vs Moth Eaten CC
Last match
25 February 2019 Rocketown Rebels vs Green Valley Eagles

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Career 9181152746136*41.61102.692223162179130

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIAvgEcoSR4w5w
Career 91000----00
Debut
26 February 2017 Dockeroos vs Green Valley Eagles
Last match
17 November 2019 Atkinson vs Green Valley Eagles

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Season 8731423935.5068.2700110600
Career 134114252537105*28.5183.5492237988140

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIAvgEcoSR4w5w
Season 8000----00
Career 134000----00

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