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AFL, Commonwealth Games, SANFL, Cricket – nobody is spared in Malcolm “Rulebook” Ashwood’s latest ravings.

SANFL Round 2 – Norwood v South Adelaide: Norwood opens its account for 2018

It took a week longer than Rulebook would have liked, but the mighty Redlegs are on the board in season 2018 of the SANFL.

Almanac Cricket: Wayne Phillips – 159 On Test Debut

Malcolm Rulebook Ashwood pays tribute to the career, life and humour of South Australian left-hander Wayne Phillips, who famously made a brilliant 159 on his Test debut.

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Raving Rulebook has plenty to rave about this week as he gives his take on the ball tampering scandal and the state of cricket.

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Check out Raving Rulebook’s latest sports rants.

Ross Dillon: Dees and Redleg royalty

Rulebook reviews the career of one of Norwood’s finest. And Kyabram’s. And Melbourne’s.

AFLW: Where’s it all at?

Rulebook throws the question out there in good faith. He’s calling on your opinion regarding AFLW. [Comments thread is interesting – JTH]

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Rulebook is certainly raving this week as he becomes rather animated over various issues including umpiring in AFLW, resting cricketers at international level, and nocturnal activities at the Winter Olympics.

Interviewing Norwood Senior Coach Jarrod Cotton

Another fantastic Norwood piece from Malcolm Ashwood, this time it’s current Redlegs coach Jarrod Cotton, who’s playing career saw him represent SANFL teams Central District, Norwood and South Adelaide as well as playing for Port Adelaide in the AFL, who goes under the Rulebook microscope.

Tim Weatherald: Footballer, mentor, Bali survivor

Often a footballer’s story involves more than one club and much more than football. Rulebook pays tribute to Tim Weatherald

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?

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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.

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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?

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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)