Blind Deaf and Clueless: Chuckers Part Three

Phil Hill delivers his third off-cutter in his cricket series. Take a look at the rules of bending the arm and what it means for modern cricket.

Blind, Deaf and Clueless: Chuckers, Part Two

Are you an idiot? Take Phil Hill’s chucking test and find out.

At Last, Some Meat

The evolution of a correct bowling action in cricket is discussed by Phil Hill as he takes readers through an umpire’s role in implementing a “Doubtful Action Procedure.”

Vale Dick Perrin: 88 Not Out

Phil Hill’s tribute to a great friend.

Blinds Deaf and Clueless. Four things you will never see?

Don’t want to be adjudged out Timed Out, Handling the Ball, Hitting the Ball Twice or Obstructing the Field while batting? Local cricket umpire Phil Hill explains some of these lesser known Laws of Cricket.

Almanac Cricket – Blind Deaf and Clueless: A Modest Proposal

Phil Hill is back considering AFL umpiring in the context of the laws of cricket

Blind, Deaf and Clueless. Not Out, Hit Wicket

Resident Cricket Umpire Phil Hill brings to light the nuances of Law 27 Appeals and how it relates to a Hit Wicket decision.

Blind Deaf and Clueless: Hold on to Their Hat

Phil Hill lives up to his reputation with this next look into the life of the umpire. It seems, in some cases, it’s a matter of volume, and hat-holding.

Blind, Deaf and Clueless: Morality and the LBW Decision

Phil Hilll’s playful account of an LBW decision invokes an olde worlde affectation of Neville Cardus. To make the point. It’s about ways of describing the way cricketers bat in deifferent parts of the world.

Blind, Deaf and Clueless: Why Australia Lost the Test

Phil Hill turns to the Laws of the game to explain why Australia lost in Perth. It appears South Africa got the Rabada green

Australia v South Africa – Perth Test: Australians take control

Phil Hill enjoys the big blue Perth sky, the WACA-length bowling and the slips catches it presented, the batting of de Kock and the quick scoring of the Australian openers.

Almanac Cricket – Blind, Deaf, and Clueless: But I Got Rhythm

One of the lines of the year: “Brand new cricket umpires stand out like me trying to get a 12 mm long, 4.8 wide neck Strauman implant out of its packaging.” See what that means as Phil Hill brings cricket, life and dentistry together in one place – and at one pace. Although there are other lines like “I think it arises from the habit new umpires have of being in love with their ball counter” which are worth contemplation as well.

Almanac Cricket: Blind, Deaf and Clueless and Cricketless

No cricket this weekend, but Phil Hill still manages to come up with the (botanical) goods.

Almanac Cricket: Blind, Deaf and Clueless. The Season Starts.

With the start of a new cricket season everyone seems a bit rusty, as our resident cricket umpire Phil Hill explains even the umpires can get it wrong.

Almanac Cricket: Blind, Deaf and Clueless

A cricket game marred by an umpire taking a cheap shot! Never! Phil Hill continues his recounts of the trials and tribulations of an umpire during a match, especially if the conditions are variable.

Almanac Cricket: Wash Out

Umpires should keep their mouths shut says Phil Hill, who should know, as he relates a tale of weather, ground conditions and aberrant behaviour.

Almanac Cricket: Deaf, Blind and Clueless – The Start of the Season

Footy posts from Brunswick St Oval have now been removed and Phil Hill prepares himself for umpiring the first cricket game of the season, if he is picked.

Almanac Cricket: Blind, Deaf and Clueless – A Park Cricket Umpire Speaks

Look out for the LBW decision if you are team captain says park cricket umpire Phil Hill. He loves giving you out!

VAFA Premier B, Round 18 – Fitzroy v Parkdale: The Won’t-But-Should-Have Match

A win to Fitzroy should have been a time to celebrate. Phil Hill and the Lion’s faithful were left flat after the early season losses come home to roost costing the boys a shot at the finals. Disappointed but Phil can’t wait for next year.

VAFA Premier B: Fitzroy v Old Scotch

Phil Hill bemoans the lack of possession and structure in the Roy Boys loss against Old Scotch.