The traditional ANZAC Day races at Avoca is well worth a trip, writes Glen.
A road trip to the Ardlethan Cup threw up some unexpected surprises.
A hot Riverina Sunday saw a good turn out for the Corowa Cup.
Glen compiles an Australian Test 11 of players whose family origins are from the Emerald Isle. Would they do any worse than the current team?
Glen has compiled his multicultural Test 11. What do you think?
Glen Davis is about to celebrate a milestone birthday. He continues his look back on some of the most memorable sporting moments of his life-time.
Glen Davis is about to celebrate a milestone birthday. He looks back on some of the most memorable sporting moments of his life-time.
The wonderful Paul Kelly song, Bradman, has that verse re the 1930 Australian tour of England. He sings, All of Jackson’s grace failed him, it was Bradman, was the power. He sang of Archie Jackson.
I read recently of the sad passing of former Collingwod player, Kevin Grose. He played 32 senior games, scoring 10 goals in his three seasons at senior level 1975-1977. Most of his senior football was played on the flanks: half back and half forward. He played under two coaches, Murray Weideman, then Tommy Hafey. Kevin Grose was [Read more]
Glen reflects on six unlucky Victorian batsmen who failed to capitalise on the briefest of opportunities
Glen picked up the quaddy at Sandown while enjoying the scenic Yea Picnic Races on Saturday.
Six races for four seconds, a third and fourth for Glen D at Berrigan on Saturday, but oh, what a racecourse!
Maryanne, Helen and i did the journey on Saturday to Donald where the sixth placed locals played seventh placed Boort, the home of the McGraths, and Woodalls. It was second last versus last. Boort had the early break, leading by 5 points at the end of the first term. In a scrappy second term the home side used [Read more]
We’re still over in Te Waipounamu, where the only sport of note is Rugby Union, with the primary, if not sole emphasis being on all things All Black. But not for much longer, will their shirts be simply All Black. The local corporate media have run stories of a new sponsorship deal with American international [Read more]
Can’t say I am an expert on rugby league, but I do know it had some good early links with the progressive side of politics. Have read a little bit, and spoken to friends who have an understanding of the game, which has made me intrigued in finding out more. Correct me if I’m wrong [Read more]
For the third time this year Maryanne and I headed up the Hume to attend the Corowa races. As we know this weekend coincides with a famous Queen’s birthday, so we were in a festive mood. How would we fare? On the January 28 meet I doubled my return, but on Cup day, during the [Read more]
Spent a few days at Donald recently, in the heart of the Mallee, it being the location of the famous Bullocks Head tree, also being at the centre of the right wing, White Army mobilisation of March 6 1931. Whilst there why not go to the footy, and see a classic North Central League encounter. Donald played Charlton, [Read more]
Heard Bill Ryan talking on the Coodabeens on Saturday. He was a club stalwart in the halcyon days of footy, playing 167 games, kicking 220 goals. Memories of my early years as a Cats supporter. I first barracked for them in 1969, their eighth and last finals campaign in a great run. In 1970 they fell [Read more]
Arthur Who? That might be the response of some almanackers. In the pantheon of cricketing statistics he holds a unique place, being the only player to score two double centuries in a first class match. This unmatched record was achieved back in 1938, in a county match, when Arthurs’ Kent played Essex at Colchester. Arthur [Read more]
Inner Melbourne pub cricket has been a feature of the area since the 20th century, or at least the latter part of it. Various pubs play each other on Sundays, and some seriously, exciting cricket takes place. The culmination of the season is the Big Day Not Out, where the pubs compete to see who [Read more]