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” ‘Pud’, ‘Patto’, ‘Pettsy’ and Pate” by KB Hill

After the holiday break, KB Hill returns with tales of noted cyclists ‘Pud’, ‘Patto’, ‘Pettsy’ and Pate. As always, KB sets a cracking pace!

‘Boony and the curator…….’ by KB Hill

John Hill has had a huge career in the WDCA, both on and off the field. Wangaratta’s leading sports historian, KB Hill, recounts a life in cricket.

‘Typical Hawk-Magpies clash produces thrilling climax…..’ by KB Hill

KB Hill recounts a hard-fought match with an exciting finish from the Wangaratta District Cricket Association.

‘Keith Sherwill……Country Cricket Legend……’ by KB Hill

KB Hill recalls the lengthy and varied career of Benalla cricket legend Keith Sherwill.

” ‘Peabo’…….The Poor Man’s Warner…….” by KB Hill

KB Hill profiles Darren “Peabo’ Petersen, the ‘poor man’s David Warner of country cricket’. You’ll see what an apt choice that phrase is!

‘Bastards, bitches and bloody good people……’ by KB Hill

KB Hill recounts the colourful, trail-blazing and highly successful career of Wangaratta’s legendary female jockey and trainer Gabrielle Marchant.

‘The Hopper who flew to the Sunshine State……..’ by KB Hill

KB Hill catches up with an old mate, Kevin ‘Turk’ Weule. They reminisce over Kevin’s playing career for North Albury and, later, Coorparoo in Brisbane.

‘The new Ponsford…….’ by KB Hill

KB Hill recalls the football and cricket careers of legendary Wangaratta sportsman Alec Fraser who spurned ‘the big time’ to return to his roots.

‘Barrie Beattie’s sporting journey………..’ by KB Hill

KB Hill recounts the career of Barrie Beattie, a lad from Thoona who went on to play an important role at Footscray as well as forge an impressive career in town planning.

” ‘Hawk Express’ brings 1960 Cup back home…….” by KB Hill

KB Hill recounts the long and distinguished career of Roley Marklew, first as a player for the Wangaratta Rovers and, later, as a ‘Man in White’.

‘The Champs of 1950………’ by KB Hill

KB Hill searches behind the scenes to uncover the story of Wangaratta’s 1950 premiership in the O & M League. (A classic piece of KB Hill research and writing – Ed.)

“‘Punderdelime’ the footy pioneer…………” by KB Hill

KB Hill recalls the life and significance of Brother John Pye, the father of Australian football in the Tiwi Islands and beyond.

“Regrets……I’ve had a few……” by KB Hill

KB Hill caught up with Paul Bryce, a very talented player who never quite achieved what he might have. It turned out to be a brutally honest and revealing conversation.

‘Tommy (the terrible Turk) takes Tigers to the top…..’ by KB Hill

With a little help from Ken Linnett, KB Hill outlines the long, winding and colourful career of Tommy Lahiff, ‘The Terrible Turk’.

‘The Old Football Sage…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill goes back in time to recount the long career of Wang Rovers and Moyhu stalwart, Ben Ward.

’Heners’ – schoolboy champ to country football icon……by KB Hill

KB Hill recounts the long career of Jon Henry, the boy from Kamarah who played in the AFL but made his greatest contribution in Wangaratta.

‘Waging war on a relentless opponent…..’ by KB Hill

KB Hill shares the story of Terry Greaves, a stalwart of country footy in north-eastern Victoria. After a distinguished career on the field, Terry continues to fight health battles off the park.

‘One of Nature’s Gentlemen….’ by KB Hill

W. J. Findlay Oval is a special place up Wangaratta way. KB Hill and Phil Nolan give the the background story of the remarkable man whose name graces the beautiful ground.

” ‘Stabber’ …the mini-marvel from Maryborough” by KB Hill

Michael Caruso carved out a long and distinguished career in country footy. And who better to tell the story than KB Hill.

‘A Salute to the Centurions……..’ by KB Hill

KB Hill recalls the 1920 premiership won by the Wangaratta Football Club. After battling to recommence after The Great War, the Ovens & King League came back to life and provided a fiercely contested competition.