450 scoreboards, and counting

A few seasons ago Almanackers Les Everett and Vin Maskell began their Scoreboard Pressure project: a website about, yep, scoreboards. From Adelaide Oval to Airport West to Afghanistan; from the MCG to Uranquinty, from Yarck to Yea to Yealering.

We’ve notched up about 450 scoreboards from around Australia and, occasionally, from overseas.We haven’t set the interweb on fire, far from it, but devotees send in their photos and yarns from time to time.

This week we feature the start of Josh Pinn’s Olympic Way adventure (including the Uranquinty scoreboard) and we get behind the scenes with Matt Cramond’s report on the wooden wheels that turn the numbers at Kermandie in Tasmania. Les and I have seen a lot of scoreboards but we’d never seen one operated by wheels made from pine from the local forests from 60 years ago.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be visiting the Mallee, St Albans, Kalgoorlie and Wonthaggi.


  1. Cat from the Country says

    The small town of Carisbrook in Central Victoria has just installed a new electronic score board and having much fun learning the graphics that can make it more intersting.

  2. ‘RFeckon those graphics can be a mixed blessing. What happens when the power fails? Send through some Carisbrook scoreboard pics, old and new, if you wish. Cheers.

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