Search Results for: kb hill

‘…..SPUD……….’ – KB Hill

There’s no stopping KB Hill. This time he profiles a real character from Wangaratta – Renato Leonardo Patat, better known as ‘Spud’. Comparisons with Nino Culotta aren’t far off the mark!

Another nail-biter at the Gardens Oval…KB Hill

KB Hill provides us with another great story of a cracking cricket match from up Benalla way. It’s a game of twists and turns from go to whoa!

‘Mr Soccer…’ KB Hill

KB Hill presents us with yet another profile of a legendary country sportsman, John De Luca, Life Member, Hall of Famer and inaugural Legend of the Wangaratta City Devils.

‘A master of his craft…’ KB Hill

KB Hill is the master of the memoir. Here he tells us about the life and times of Stuart Elkington.

“A Passion for the Sport of Kings….” KB Hill

“And when the horses jump, he’ll imagine for a moment that he’s back in the days of his youth……..perched on the outsider; seeking an opening to push through the tightly-bunched field; just pondering when to make his move……..” Another entertaining sporting tale from KB Hill.

Familiar faces among Assumption College Kilmore cricket greats…. KB Hill

KB Hill has a night out at Assumption’s 125th Gala Dinner, including the inducting of several famous Kilmore College’s high-achieving alumni to their Hall of Excellence, and the unveiling of their ‘Cricketers of the Century’. Some well-known names there!

“Meeting the ghost of local cricket….” by KB Hill

KB Hill recalls some fabulous cricketing tales from long ago related to him by an old timer he met while watching a local cricket match.

“Veteran’s moment in the sun” by KB Hill

KB Hill has a story to tell about Noel ‘Bully’ Wise, noted as a tough, determined player in the Ovens and King league, recently awarded life membership at Wangaratta.

‘In search of Darby…….’ KB Hill

Another fab yarn from KB Hill, this time about jockey Phillip “Darby” Ketchup.

“Go Tarrawingee”: By KB Hill

Many country leagues have already played their Grand Finals. KB Hill speaks to Tarrawingee’s Trevor Edwards after their triumph last Saturday.

“The Energiser…” by KB Hill

He’s been all over the world with business, dropped a line in the Gulf of Carpentaria with Paddy and filled many roles at Wangaratta Rovers – all part of routine for Barry Sullivan, according to KB Hill.

“The steam train in the Geelong guernsey….” by  KB Hill

Ray Card knows exactly how Andrew Gaff felt when the fury of the football world came crashing down upon him recently. Forty years ago – in Round 7 1978 -the well-chiselled Geelong defender, with just 15 games under his belt, pole-axed dual Brownlow Medallist Keith Greig. KB Hill tells the story.

“…….KARL…….” by KB Hill

KB Hill catches up with Karl Norman, an ex Blue who always danced to his own tune, and who continues to star in country footy to this day.

Local boy fires in Croweater country by KB Hill

KB Hill looks at the career of Luke Norman, who began behind the stumps in local cricket, but soon graduated to being an Ovens & Murray League star, a Melbourne player, before finding success in the SANFL.

The Artful Defender by KB Hill

Defenders aren’t traditionally the most popular heroes on-field, but some are exceptional – like Jim Sandral who played in one of the greatest of all time sides, Melbourne 1956. KB Hill shares his story from Corowa to getting lifts with Norm Smith to training and back again.

Finding form at the right time by KB Hill

KB Hill recounts the story of the 1978 Wangaratta Rovers side, a textbook example of ‘finding form’ when it counts the most.

The Wangaratta Flyer by KB Hill

This week’s KB Hill take us away from the footy field to around the track – featuring the indomitable Wangaratta Flyer, Thomas Cusack.

A star from the VFA’s halcyon days by KB Hill

This week’s KB Hill features Rod Cobain, who played in the VFL & VFA before heading up to Yarrawonga

“Be Home Before Dark……” by KB Hill

KB Hill recounts the long football history of the Gayfer clan, and the fortunes of the Rutherglen footy club. Two stories which reflect the ebbs and flows of a country footy fortunes.

The Cheerful Pocket Dynamo by KB Hill

“Jack Dillon is renowned for his story-telling. He doesn’t mind coating his yarns with a liberal dab of ‘mayonnaise’, but this one, he assures me, is spot-on.” And so begins another KB Hill country footy classic.