Ross Pumpa

Ross Pumpa

Life Member 1990

Ross was born in Barcaldine in Western Queensland but his primary education was at Greenslopes State School, and it is here that his cricket came to the fore. To use his own words ‘We never lost a match’.

Ross then went onto ‘Churchie’ Anglican Grammar School and it was in 1945 he joined the South Brisbane District Cricket Club as a player with his strength being as a left handed medium pace bowler. He played until 1950 when ill health forced him out of the game.

In the early 1970’s Ross re-appeared as a member of the Junior Committee in it’s formative years. After 5 years service, he switch to the senior committee for another 5 years anti was during this period he distinguished himself as one of the stalwarts who toiled long hours in rather primitive canteen surrounds.

Ross was also deeply involved in many hours of fundraising at the Chardons Corner hotel for the club.