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‘Ya gotta have luck…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill traces the contrasting premiership success rates of several great players in the Ovens & Murray and Ovens & King Leagues.

‘Derby Day Looms……’ by KB Hill

KB Hill traces the history of the local Wangaratta ‘derby’, Wangaratta Rovers v Wangaratta Magpies.

‘A Day at the Footy with Donny…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill recently caught up with 1954 Footscray premiership player Don Ross. The two old-timers reminisced about the Dogs in that era and the local scene today.

‘Hawks Honour Centurion Sam’ by KB Hill

Sam Carpenter’s football career is a classic example of overcoming adversity and defying expectations. KB Hill speaks to Sam as he reaches the 100-game milestone for the Wangaratta Rovers.

‘Andrew Dale……A Fortunate Life……’ by KB Hill

Andrew Dale had a long association with footy before getting into the horse racing industry. KB Hill looks back over a successful life immersed in sport.

‘Demon Robbie reflects on ’73 flag…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill caught up with Robbie Allen as they recalled the O&M League Grand Final of 1973.

‘……A Class Act……’ by KB Hill

Kevin Hogan, a sports prodigy from Violet Town, had a long and successful career in both football and cricket. KB Hill recounts the life of yet another local legend.

‘The Surrey Boys – among Beechworth’s sporting elite…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill profiles the Surrey clan from up Beechworth way. Philip and his sons Brendan and Kayde have been wonderful servants of their home teams for many years.

‘….A Sporting Fanatic on the Other Side of the Fence….’ by KB Hill

After a short break, KB Hill returns to profile Graeme Taylor whose many wonderful achievements in sport in Wangaratta took place ‘on the other side of the fence’.

” ‘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.)