The Ashes 2015 – First Test, Day 3: Watto, Wales and Wasted Opportunities

Luke Reynolds reviews Day 3 of the First Ashes Test in Cardiff. In a day that he describes belonged to England and was a missed opportunity for Shane Watson to put his mark on the game.

A Tribute To Ryan Harris

An appreciative Luke Reynolds casts his eye over the career of Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris, who was forced by injury to retire from all forms of the game.

Round 13 – Fremantle v Collingwood: A work in progress

It’s been a year of (somewhat) welcome tumult for Luke Reynolds. As he clocks up his Rene Kink birthday watching the Pies take the game right up to Freo, the shiraz has been cracked open and reflection is plentiful

Round 11- Collingwood v GWS: White Knight sees off the Giants

The Pies hold firm and take away the four points against GWS… unfortunately for the Giants’ fans at the MCG (both of them). Luke Reynolds reports.

Round 9 – Collingwood v North Melbourne: From Despair to Joy

Pies supporter Luke Reynolds takes his family to the G and they watch a great Pies comeback, which makes Luke so glad they made the effort to go.

AFL Round 23 – Collingwood v Hawthorn: All Over

Luke Reynolds looks at the Magpies final thrust at a finals birth and watches hard-nut Luke Ball give it one last crack.

Round 4 – Essendon v Collingwood: A matter of history

Luke Reynolds likes Paul Seedsman’s link with the Collingwood past and his influence on the Collingwood present. [Excellent win for the Pies – Ed]

ICC World Cup Final-Australia v New Zealand: Bring on Lords!

Luke Reynolds realised a long-held dream of being at an ICC World Cup final. The day – in almost every regard – didn’t disappoint.

ICC World Cup, Semi Final-New Zealand v South Africa

Tuesday night’s 2015 ICC World Cup semi final at Eden Park will be remembered as one of the all-time greats. The home side under enormous pressure to deliver, the South Africans desperate to progress beyond the semi final stage. A great report from Luke Reynolds

The Ballad of Watto

Set to the tune of the Australian Crawl classic ‘Errol’, The Ballad of Shane Watson; in which Luke Reynolds presents a portrait of Australian cricket’s most vexing selection versus performance dilemma.

ICC World Cup 2015 – Day 1: Co-hosts on fire

Luke Reynolds takes us around the grounds for Day 1 of the ICC World Cup. Catch up with action from the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Hagley Park Christchurch, and the Pomborneit Recreation Reserve. A grand day for the home teams.

Blackcaps for Boxing Day

Looking ahead to next summer’s cricket fixturing, Pomborneit CC’s finest – Luke Reynolds – presents the case for the Windies to be relegated to support act, and for the Kiwis to be promoted to the big stage on Boxing Day.

MCG Test, Australia v India-Day Two: Passing the Baton to new generations

Luke Reynolds tells how Stephen Smith won the hearts and mind of his young sons on their first day of Test Cricket.

MCG Test, Australia v India – Day One: Captain’s Knocks Both Sides Of The Tasman

After a Christmas Day of travelling for lunch then back home for some hard fought cricket on my hand-crafted pitch at home before a late dinner, I was looking forward to a day on the couch watching some quality Test cricket from the Aussie and Indian teams. While Boxing Day was indeed spent on the [Read more]

The Legend of The Pink Shirt

Who would have guessed that a simple pink shirt could possess such motivational powers for an indoor cricket team?

Adelaide Test, Australia v India – Day One: Tributes

There’s light at the end of a very dark tunnel for cricket lover Luke Reynolds

Jack Russell, Wicket-Keeping Genius

Luke Reynolds profiles a cricketer of unassuming skill and grace, who somehow never had the flair to be labelled ‘great’. England’s ‘Jack’ Russell is one of the greatest wicket keepers of all time. Who else was an ‘almost great’ that deserved to be?

Second Test, Pakistan v Australia (Abu Dhabi) – Day 1: Younis, Younis, Younus?

Luke Reynolds tells the story of Sheikh Zayed Stadium (“more Football Park than Adelaide Oval”) on Day 1. Ideas and attempts were many, but so were Pakistan’s runs.

Old (Woollen) Footy Jumpers: South Purrumbete FC

Luke Reynolds played for South Purrumbete which had a distinctive black and green jumper before the club folded.

Zimbabwe Tri Series Final- Australia v South Africa: Hip Hip Harare

Luke Reynolds reviews South Africa’s domination of Australia in the ODI final in Zimbabwe. He ventures an early guess at Australia’s line up for the World Cup.