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Meet the Officials - Peter Tomkins

Peter is a local legend. He first played on Broadhalfpenny Down in 1966 for Hambledon Vs Brigands after moving to the area from Birmingham, where he had played league cricket for Robin Hood.

Peter batted in 50 seasons, in more than 2,500 matches, and figured in Hambledon, Old Hambledonians, Hampshire Over 50s, and Brigands sides over the decades. His playing highlight was the 1977 match Hambledon Vs MCC, the 200th Anniversary of the famous 1777 match which included Colin Cowdrey and Hambledon Roy Newman as a guest.

Peter is a car enthusiast and one of the most astute Umpires to officiate on Broadhalfpenny Down; quick to spot the flaw in a batsman's technique, he is always happy to share coaching advice in the Bat & Ball after Brigands matches.

Pete with his apprentice in front of the pavilion

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