Almanac Cricket – A view of Australia from fine leg: Match 2 – Lake Albert Cricket Club

“The Cricketer”
by Kate Birrell


For the second match of my crazy cricketing adventure playing for 10 different cricket clubs across Australia in the one unique cricket season, while raising funds for Mental Health Foundation Gotcha4Life, I strapped on the pads for Lake Albert Cricket Club in Wagga Wagga recently.


A remarkable country cricket club that has seen Test Cricket greats Geoff Lawson, Michael Slater and Mark Taylor pull on the whites. Also, the club where I started playing as a 10 year old and a place of many memories.


A fantastic day (if you exclude my stint at the crease) and over $500 raised for charity.


If you are interested in following the adventure, please have a read of my piece on the match at my blog via the following link:


Match 2 – Lake Albert Cricket Club, Saturday 2 November 2019



Twitter: @fromfineleg


A big thank you to the Almanac Family for all their support and best wishes with the project.


Game 3 this weekend at Payneham Cricket Club in Adelaide – fingers crossed for an Adelaide Oval Day 3 belter of a deck!


To read about Craig’s first match on this journey, click HERE.



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About craig dodson

Born in the sporting mecca that is Wagga Wagga and now reside in Melbourne with my lovelly wife Sophie and son's Jack and Harry. Passionate Swans supporter and formally played cricket at a decent level and Aussie Rules at a not so decent level! Spend my days now perfecting my slice on the golf course and the owner of the worlds worst second serve on the tennis course.


  1. Great stuff,Craig looking forward to meeting you tomorrow and I am sure Grant and Helen Wasley will spoil you well and truly

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