"Small in stature, Tom Warne gave Carlton and Victoria tremendous service, firstly as a neat accumulator of runs and well-flighted leg-breaks and, secondly, as the Carlton curator from 1895 until 1943.
Tom Warne's standing in Victorian cricket was recognised by the awarding of a benefit match at the MCG in 1910/11 - the only non-Test representative to be accorded such a distinction in Australia.
Prolific at VCA level, Warne's 1011 runs @ 126.37 in 1898/99 included an innings of 402 against Richmond, and he headed Carlton's batting averages a record 12 times. In 40 first class matches for Victoria, Warne scored 1933 runs @ 31.18 and took 39 wickets @ 39.44. He scored two centuries - 153 against Tasmania at Hobart in 1911/12 in his final first class innings, and 115 against New South Wales at the MCG in 1905/06. His best bowling of 6/50 was also against New South Wales at the MCG in 1906/07."