Almanac(k) Cricket: The Getting of Wisden

Tomes of the legendary Wisden have found a home at Mark Duffett’s place in exchange for some fine reds…it seems like a cracking deal!

AFLW Round 5 – North Melbourne v Adelaide: The slippery slope

Mark Duffett cycled to North Hobart where he saw the Roos dominate the Crows (his footy side). He was glad the terrain was downhill for his return trip.

Almanac Teams: Another Political Football Representative Team

Mark Duffett with a poll to get everyone engaged in the (s)election process. 3 votes will get you nowhere in this side, it’s all about who can gather the most 1%ers (all 50 + 1 of them).

Australia v India – Adelaide, Day 3: Can’t you hear the thunder?

Some nice weather-cricket writing from Mark Duffett in the Riverbank Stand (a good view out onto the weather sector) as the Australians fall and the Indians grind in the face of some tidy bowling. [Nice piece – JTH]

ODI – Australia v South Africa: Proteas too good at Blundstone Arena, but Australia start remembering how to play the game

Mark Duffett took the pushie to Blundstone Arena and found the best park in the world before watching Australia chase the Proteas’ challenging total.

Australia v England – T20: Hobart’s barmy army hails Glenn Maxwell at Blundstone Arena

It was a perfect summer’s night in Hobart and Glenn Maxwell put on a show for all those who turned up at the beautiful Blundstone Arena at Bellerive

Round 7 – North Melbourne v Adelaide: Turned up to Blundstone Arena in the second quarter

An umpiring commitment means Mark Duffett is late to the game at Blundstone Arena.

Australia v South Africa – Hobart Test Day 1: Weight of expectation from leaden skies

The much-forecast rain, by and large, never turned up on Day 1 at Blundstone Arena. Unfortunately, neither did Australia’s batting, S Smith the honourable exception playing the quintessential captain’s knock.

ICC World Cup 2015 – Ireland v Zimbabwe, Bellerive Oval, Hobart

Mark Duffet is captivated by the passionate Irish and Zimbabwean cricketers who turn on a high scoring thriller in Hobart, and outraged by a marketing “score” board that keeps the scores a secret.

AFL Round 22 – North Melbourne v Adelaide: Free settlers play without conviction in Van Diemen’s Land

In a finals like match for the Adelaide Crows, duffer watches on hoping that his Crows can secure their spot in September in unlikely Tasmanian territory.