Book Extract: ‘A View of Australia From Fine Leg’

In another excerpt from Craig Dodson’s ‘A View of Australia From Fine Leg’, Craig battles the fear of bushfire in country Australia while meeting a wonderful turning pitch.

Almanac Cricket: Party Pies with Stuart Broad

Stuart Broad took his 500th Test wicket this week. From a young raw, cricketer learning his craft in Australia, Broad has turned into the Test cricketer he is today. Almanacker Craig Dodson played his part in it all. Let’s wind back the clock to read how it all unfolded.

Book extract: A View of Australia From Fine Leg

Here is an extract from Craig Dodson’s newly released book, ‘A View Of Australia From Fine Leg’.

Almanac Cricket: New book now available – ‘A View of Australia from Fine Leg’

To raise money for Gotcha4Life Craig Dodson took on the task to play in ten games of cricket with ten different clubs across Australia. Craig has now published ‘A View of Australia from Fine Leg’ detailing his journey and his fundraising efforts. You can order copies now.

A view of Australia from fine leg – Game 10: Royal Park Brunswick Cricket Club

The Footy Almanac congratulates Craig Dodson on completing his ten match cricket odyssey to raise funds for the Gotcha4Life charity.

A view of Australia from fine leg – Game 9: Port Fairy Cricket Club

Country spirit and country hospitality make cricket a most enjoyable game reports Craig Dodson from his 9th fund raising match for the Gotcha4Life organisation.

A view of Australia from Fine Leg – Game 8: Macleod Cricket Club

Craig Dodson continues his quest raising money for Gotcha4Life by playing for 10 different cricket teams in matches around Australia. Here is his report of Match 8, Macleod CC v Greensborough CC.

A view of Australia from fine leg – Game 7: Narrandera Cricket Club

Craig Dodson continues his quest of raising money for Gotcha4Life by playing 10 matches with different cricket clubs across Australia. He played with the Narrandera Cricket Club in match 7, here is his report.

Almamac cricket – A view of Australia from fine leg: Match 6, Sheffield Cricket Club, 21 December 2019

Craig Dodson presents his match 6 report from the Sheffield Cricket Club in Tasmania as he continues his quest raising funds for Mental Health Foundation Gotcha4Life. Craig aims to play 10 cricket matches with different clubs each week across Australia.

Almanac Cricket – A view of Australia from fine leg: Match 5, Northern Suburbs District Cricket Club, Saturday 14 December 2019

Craig Dodson continues his quest raising funds for Mental Health Foundation Gotcha4Life (www.Gotcha4Life.org) by playing 10 cricket matches with different clubs each week across Australia. Here is his match 5 report.

Almanac Cricket – A view of Australia from fine leg: Match 4 – Rupertswood Cricket Club

Craig Dodson’s cricketing odyssey reaches the birthplace of the Ashes.

Almanac Cricket – A view of Australia from fine leg: Match 3 – Payneham Cricket Club

Craig Dodson has completed Game 3 on his summer-long cricketing odyssey, the object of which is to play for 10 different cricket clubs across several States and raise funds for charity along the way.

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

Peripatetic cricketer Craig Dodson played Game 2 as he continues his summer-long journey to play for 10 different cricket clubs across several States and raise funds for charity along the way.

A view of Australia from fine leg – let the adventure begin

Craig Dodson is raising funds for Mental Health Foundation Gotcha4Life (www.Gotcha4Life.org) by playing 10 cricket matches with different clubs each week across Australia. Here is his match 1 report. [Great effort Craig, help him support this cause! Ed.]

Kieren Jack – Hero to the Dodson boys (and their old man!): Farewell thoughts

For the Dodson boys, Kieren Jack has been their hero lovingly edged in that direction by their dad. Craig Dodson tells the story together with the family’s thoughts about the retirement of Swans great Kieran Jack.

Round 21 – Port Adelaide v Sydney: Gee, I love footy

What a difference seven months makes…when Craig Dodson set aside the weekend of the Port Adelaide v Sydney encounter, he was picturing an early Spring thaw and the Bloods en route to the finals. Despite the harsher reality, perspective won out.

Round 15 – Sydney v Gold Coast: Can we?

On a wintery afternoon Craig Dodson gathers the cygnets around to tell some fireside stories while watching the Swans win impressively against the Suns. He’s now wondering how far they can go.

Junior Footy: Sport in its purist form – The Macleod JFC Under 8s

Though he could do without the 6am wake up calls, and he suspects he’s not entirely in synch with modern coaching priorities, Craig Dodson doesn’t regret coaching the Macleod Under 8’s for a moment. (A piece sure to put a smile on your face – Ed).

Round 4 – Sydney v Melbourne: Hopeful trip to the SCG

Craig Dodson and Mrs. D take their young boys on an adventure to their first game of the SCG with high hopes and reminiscing about the days of footy in 1987.

Season Preview – Are the Swans good enough to be in the mix this year?

Craig Dodson can’t wait for his beloved Swans to hit the ground running for another season of AFL. He’s over all the summer stuff and is philosophical about what the season may hold for his Swans.