The Ashes – 5th Test: Aussies Dominate and Destroy England

Malcolm Ashwood reviews the 5th Test and the series, plus asks who do you have in your squad for the Test series in South Africa?

Raving Rulebook No 13

Rulebook’s back for 2018. Who gets the Bake of the Week?

Rodney ‘Rocket’ Maynard: the running machine

Another entry into Rulebook’s pantheon of Redleg greats, Rodney Maynard is so much more than just the Redlegs… or the Crows

The Ashes – Fourth Test: Featherbed

Rulebook Ashwood sums up the Test Match at the MCG and doesn’t have a lot of nice things to say about the curator.

Brett Zorzi: Zorza the Great

A much loved figure at the Norwood Football Club, Brett Zorzi gets the Rulebook treatment

The Ashes – Third Test: The Urn Returns!

Malcolm Ashwood would only be happier with Australia’s Ashes win if Chadd Sayers and Callum Ferguson were in the team. Here is his review of the Third Test at the WACA Ground.

An Unexpected Saturday Sporting Experience

While his knees are shot, Malcolm Ashwood isn’t one to stand by when the Payneham CC is in need.
The club legend returned to the field of play as a substitute fielder on Saturday, cultimating in Rulebook leading the club song.

Raving Rulebook No 12

Rulebook is not happy – he’s never happy. He’s disappointed that England have too many B-Graders, that the umpiring was ordinary and that nieth captain wanted to win the Adelaide Test.

The Ashes – Adelaide Test: Aussies one hand on the urn

Rulebook hands out the brickbats and bouquets from the Adelaide Oval test. Does anyone do social test cricket better than Adelaide?

Raving Rulebook No 11

The ECB will be on the back foot after Rulebook’s bake this week. Plus his considered opinions on the Ashes so far, soccer ball kids, Crow’s drafting and Chadd. (And a surprising musical backdrop)

Grenville Dietrich: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

Malcolm Ashwood with his latest profile piece, this time it’s North Adelaide goal kicking legend Grenville Dietrich who receives some Rulebook love (very entertaining piece on a wonderful character -Ed)

The Ashes – First Test: England fade away, Australia left in charge.

Rulebook gives a clear and concise summary of the First Test at the Gabba, and asks what the rising Australian performance, and the English fizzle out, mean for the rest of the Summer. He’s looking for your thoughts too. And he pays tribute to the memory of Phil Hughes with Darren Berry’s tribute.

Raving Rulebook No 10

Rulebook tipped last night’s goal-scorer. Who has he baked this time? All this and more, plus a musical tribute to sporting officials the world over.

Neville ‘Rocky’ Roberts: Gun

In his latest ode to Redlegs greats, Rulebook turns his attention to Rocky Roberts and just how he got that nickname. [Do yourself a favour and block out the half hour before morning tea to read this – JTH]

Rulebook’s Best Ever Norwood Side

Rulebook’s picked the best Redlegs from his 40+ years as a fanatical Norwood follower.

Day-Night cricket: The eyes need research

Rulebook combines deep-thinking and name-dropping with his suggestions about improving the ability to to see the day-night pill.

Roger Woodcock: Poetry in Motion

With 600 goals on a half forward flank, Roger Woodcock is as unique a footballer as has ever graced league footy. Rulebook pays tribute.

Raving Rulebook No 9

Rulebook doesn’t disappoint this week, covering the AFL Draft, Wallabies, the Women’s Ashes, the Redbacks, Ben Simmons, Wayville Trots (blimey!!!) and Winx v Black Caviar. Who gets a bake this week? [And the backing music is a winner yet again – Ed.]

Raving Rulebook No 8

Rulebook lives !!! This week he tees off on the AFL re State Leagues, laments footy politics, lauds Richmond, proposes a radical finals series, praises the Storm, queries the Socceroos, says g’day to Ben Stokes and gives the footy media a huge bake.

Raving Rulebook No 7

Rulebook, Adelaide’s own Sunny Boy, is not a Happy Man this week as he takes on the MRP, gives out a Baggy Green and mentions two kinds of Boycott. He’ll be alone with himself on Grand Final day.