Beauty and the Cricket Club

‘I wonder, just quietly, if I didn’t learnt more at cricket clubs than I did when undertaking my degree.’
Mickey Randall reminisces his playing days as he watches his son participate in a world he treasures dearly – local cricket.

Finally, a pub review: The Broadway, Glenelg South

Mickey Randall delivers us his first pub review in a while, taking us into the charming Broadway Pub in Glenelg South for a Friday happy hour.

Almanac Glassware: Southwark Mugs

Mickey Randall has enjoyed a 26 year relationship with his Southwark mugs. Here’s why.

Almanac (TV) Memoir: Three Little Bops

Beaut memories from Mickey Randall as he looks back at his boyhood TV and the binding power of Thee Little Bops. [Super piece. Thanks Mickey – JTH]

Almanac Cricket: The Catch

Dwayne Bravo’s dismissal in Monday night’s BBL match between the Melbourne Renegades and Adelaide Strikers may have been innocuous on the scorecard but was sublime for Mickey Randall.

Servo Wars/Bin Ninja: So you wanna be a Reality TV star?

Mickey Randall has some ideas for reality TV. He just needs a wise investor to back him.

NYE in Adelaide Oval’s Bay 135

Micky and the kids, a hot night at Adelaide Oval’s Bay 135 for the important BBL NYE fixture, and would you believe it, the Zooper Doopers have been banished!

Ripper ’76

Mickey lets rip with thoughts about a favourite album.

The Ashes – Adelaide, Day 1: A brisk lunchtime in the Cathedral Hotel

Micky Randall prepared for the Adelaide Test at the famous Cathedral Hotel, just across the road from the Adelaide Oval. The throng were in good pre-match from, with cricket stories being fired from all quarters.

To Alex, our cricketer

From beyond the boundary we gaze at you, leaning forward as you accelerate, and your long frame foreshadows the fast bowler’s menace. Our hope and our pride are funnelled to the demanding biomechanics of what you’ll do in the next seconds. The expectation makes me squirm and spasm. It’s anguish and delight. What will happen? C’mon, Alex! A loving letter to a cricketing son from proud parents.

Winx is no Waikikamukau

The Randall boys are immersed in another Randall Family Ritual. Playing, watching, learning and eating pizza. [Great stuff – JTH]

Philip Road, Elizabeth – Holden cars and me

Over the years Mickey Randall has told us about football, meat pies and kangaroos. Well, it’s time for Holden cars. Enjoy this reminiscence.

Ashes Moments – January 2003: dot dot dot 3 1 4

Mickey Randall recalls Lake Bonney, Steve Waugh and eighteen holes at Waikerie.

The Killers at The Taminga

Mickey’s musings on Grand Final entertainment and music as a whole. The Killers, good. Meatloaf, for the most part, good. U2, a few decades ago, great. P!nk, well…

Meatloaf: Horrific Fun at the 2011 Grand Final

Mickey Randall reminisces about Meatloaf’s “performance” pre-game at the 2011 Grand Final. Are you game enough to watch it again?

Finals Week 3 – Adelaide v Geelong: River Dancing in the Riverbank Stand

The world can be a shadowy, sometimes unknowable place says Mickey Randall, but right now Adelaide’s golden after the Crows smash the Cats.

Almanac Music – Friday’s for funerals, Saturday’s for brides: Tex, Don and Charlie

Mickey Randall started his ironic tea towel collection before immersing himself in Tex, Don and Charlie’s sonic landscapes.

Finals Week 1 – Adelaide v GWS: Row G’s phalanx of tepid thermoses

The Crows demolish GWS on a rainy night at the Adelaide Oval. Mickey Randall’s keen eye observes the surroundings, and the proceedings. He’s getting excited.

Cricket, tennis and Father’s Day brunch

Mickey Randall is seeing his boys grow up before his eyes with more first times taking place; cricket training and school camps this past week.

On this otherwise routine Tuesday, my boys walked to school together

Mickey Randall had a beautiful and touching moment this morning: his two boys walked to school together by themselves. It is one of the big moments in a parent’s (and child’s) life.