14 January 1970
England & Wales Cricket Board XI, 14 August 2001
Paul Hoffmann came to Scotland from Rockhampton, Queensland as an overseas player with Uddingston. He made an immediate impact with this club & an even bigger impact when he was called into the Scotland team in 2001, taking 5 for 34 against the England Amateur XI in a Triple Crown game played in the stately surroundings of Arundel Castle.
Paul only played seven seasons for Scotland (from 2001 to 2007), but in that time he played no less than 119 matches and took 150 wickets. He was very much an integral part of the Scotland team which was at that time the best side in associate cricket, winning both the Intercontinental Cup and the ICC Trophy. His greatest Tournament was probably the 2005 ICC Trophy win in Ireland, with some destructive bowling and also some destructive batting as a pinch-hitting opener.
“Hoffy” was a legend in club cricket for Uddingston, being the bowler opposing batsmen least liked to face and a destructive batsman who could, if not always, turn defeat into victory.