Tompkins Park, Melville, Western Australia
Tompkins Park is the home of the WACA club Melville, home team of Adam Voges. It’s located right on the river so long afternoons in field can be made bearable by the nice view and cooling breeze that is sometimes a howling gale.
I went recently to see a one-day game between Melville and Gosnells but got there too late to see Ryan Duffield smash 96 – the previous day he’d scored 94 against Rockingham-Mandurah at the same venue. You might remember Duffield as the bowler who put the ball on the stumps when Glenn Maxwell wanted it somewhere else in the Big Bash in 2014.
There are two scoreboards at Tompkins Park… the electronic one was in use the day I was there.
Tompkins is also the home of Palmyra Rugby Union Club and boasts one the best pavilions you could imagine.
It will be the centre of attention this Saturday 4 February with a Sock-it-to-Sarcoma event featuring games at all levels between Melville and Perth.