Hoopie
Two months ago

Melbourne Tigers 199?

I have a signed red and yellow Tigers ball with a number of signatures on it, but I'm having trouble working out the year and some of the names. I hope one of you can help. It’s from the early 90s, I think.

Names I can identify are
6 Warwick Giddey
10 Andrew Gaze
8 Ray Gordon
23 Brett Rainbow
33 Stephen Whitehead

Ones I’m not sure about
32 Nick Tanner?
28 David Sirmiano?
11 ??
21 ??
And two others I can’t read which don’t have numbers.

Any help would be much appreciated

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Cram  
Two months ago

Could be 94

6 Warwick Giddey
10 Andrew Gaze
8 Ray Gordon
23 Brett Rainbow
33 Stephen Whitehead

Ones I'm not sure about
32 Nick Tanner? (Tenner)
28 David Sirmiano? (25 -Dave Simmons)
11 ?? (Andrew Walter)
21 ?? (Lanard Copeland)

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Cram  
Two months ago

Although it could be 93 as well.

Any chance the other 2 are any of

#50 Mark Bradtke
#52 Robert Sibley
(#24?) Vince Hinchen
#20 Chris Anstey

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Cram  
Two months ago

Wait Hinchen was a couple of years later. scratch him

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Hoopie  
Two months ago

Was it too early for Blair Smith?

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Hoopie  
Two months ago

Thanks, Cram. I have this vague memory that Bradtke hadn't joined the team at the time the ball was signed. Could that be right?

And the other one doesn’t look like any of the names you suggest.

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Cram  
Two months ago

Ooh yeah it could be 95

Blair joined the club in 95 so it could be then actually. He was #31. Means the other one could have been Matthew Reece (Who could have been #34?)

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Cram  
Two months ago

If it was pre-Bradtke it'd have to be 92 which would be possible. Brett Rainbow and Andrew Walter didn't play that season but they could have been on the roster.

Other option is Bradtke was on his Tennis voyage for much of 95 so it could have been then? That would match with Blair Smith

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Melvin Corpuscle  
Two months ago

Nick tenner played 92-95 ...

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Hoopie  
Two months ago

Thanks, mate. I'll assume it’s Matthew Reece, as it looks kind of like a 34.

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NBLmediaguides  
Two months ago

Team Lists from the Official NBL Media Guides

1995

6 Warwick Giddey
8 Ray Gordon
10 Andrew Gaze
11 Andrew Walter
21 Lanard Copeland
31 Blair Smith
32 Nick Tenner
33 Stephen Whitehead
34 Matthew Reece
50 Mark Bradtke


1994

6 Warwick Giddey
8 Ray Gordon
10 Andrew Gaze
11 Andrew Walter
20 Chris Anstey
21 Lanard Copeland
25 Dave Simmons
33 Stephen Whitehead
50 Mark Bradtke

1993

6 Warwick Giddey
7 Steve Lunardon
8 Ray Gordon
10 Andrew Gaze
12 Nigel Purchase
21 Lanard Copeland
25 Dave Simmons
32 Nick Tenner
33 Stephen Whitehead
52 Robert Sibley.

50 Mark Bradtke

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Hoopie  
Two months ago

Thanks for that - I couldn't find any team lists when I went looking.

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