Almanac Cricket: Number 11 and how to be a good one

The number 11 position in the batting line-up is crucial. And, as a number 11, you should never underestimate your place in the team. Phil Hill offers some important (and amusing) advice. [It must be cricket season – Ed]

Blind Deaf and Clueless; Park cricket Returns

Phil Hill looks forward to the return of park cricket and umpiring in the Merks

VAFA Premier B – Fitzroy v Old Carey: Cuzzie sans two teeth? Whatever, the Roys prevail.

Dr Phil is impressed with the Roys start, but is called on to patch up Cuzzie and misses half the game. On his return, the Roys are still up.

Round 18 – Brisbane v Carlton: Carlton Match Committee and Napoleon

In a battle towards the bottom of the ladder, Brisbane proved too good for Carlton. Phil Hill was impressed by the young players from both teams.

VAFA – Premier B: Fitzroy v Oblates of Mary Immaculate

Phil Hill calls on his knowledge of Greek mythology to report on the Fitzroy ammos.

VAFA Premier B – Old Carey v Fitzroy: iPhil reporting from Lugano Switzerland

The day starts brilliantly for the non-brekkie eating Roys reporter Phil Hill on tour in Switzerland, and continues to get better as The Tramconductors give him a running i-commentary of the match against Old Carey.

VAFA – Fitzroy v Ajax: All Hail the Universal Forceps

Fitzroy’s rare win over AJAX is brought to you by iPhil – top of the range, you know.

VAFA Premier B: Fitzroy v Peninsula Old Boys

Phil is pleased with what he saw from the Roys as they defeated their long-time rivals, the Peninsula Old Boys.

VAFA Premier B – Fitzroy v Parkdale: Nice start

Phil Hill is pleased to announce that, although he and Claire didn’t sell their house, the Royboys won their opening game of the Ammos’ season at Parkdale.

Big News at the Brunswick Street Oval

First we take the scoreboard then the BBQ! Look out Fitzroy FC, Phil has you in his sights as he prepares his move to be numero uno!

Blind Deaf and Clueless: Cricket and the death of the quaddie

Phil Hill is inspired by a photo of the two teams playing in the preliminary final he umpired on the weekend to take this wander through cricket umpiring, professionalism, changing quaddie habits, scoring, the heat in curries, the adding up of scorebooks and umpiring. [Contains traces of dentistry – JTH]

Blind, Deaf and Clueless: The Mandibular Block and Park Cricket Finals

Dr Hill imparts some wisdom on the application of local anaesthetic and how to deal with a moist pitch

Blind Deaf and Clueless; Wide of the Mark. Part Two

When is a wide a wide? Phil Hill has the answer.

Blind, Deaf and Clueless: Wide of the Mark

Umpire Phil Hill clears up the notion of premeditated shabbiness and while doing so explains the concept of the ‘wide’ in cricket. [Vintage Hill – Ed]

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