The Ashes – Fourth Test, Day 4: Sod It 

In the bowels of the ‘G, people mill about, wearing confused expressions. What is a man or woman to do when his or her day at the cricket is ruined by the glory of Melbourne summer rain? Jack ponders this question as the rain begins to play a part in determining the outcome of the fourth Test.

Summer – Quiet, Reading, Silence

Jack Banister’s been thinking a lot about silence, and its been shaping his summer reading list.

BBL Heat v Renegades – Good, Ordinary Cricket

JB is left with the feeling he’s witnessed a good, ordinary game of cricket. Rubi, the cannons, sprinkler cam, robot cam, the music between balls, and so on, feels like a contrived attempt to convince him the BBL was more than what it was.

The Ashes 2017/18 – Fourth Test, the MCG: Call For Writers

Calling all writers to help us cover the Boxing Day Ashes Test from the MCG! We’ll also be having some beers on the fourth day…

The Ashes – Third Test, Days 1 and 2: Ebb and flow

In Melbourne, J Banister enjoys the Days 1 and 2 action from the WACA ground. Via TV, radio, web, phone, the ebb and flow of Test cricket fits with the ebb and flow of a life.

The Ashes 2017/18 – Third Test, the WACA: Call For Writers

We’re looking for writers to help us cover the third Ashes Test in Perth, which will be the final Test at the WACA. Let us know in the comments

The Ashes – First Test, Day 1: Farm Animals

Jack Banister reflects on the performance of the English on day one of the Ashes, where the touring side showed they might have more goats than bunnies in their batting line-up.

AFL Grand Final – Adelaide v Richmond: It’s Us

Jack Banister has had a lifetime of following Richmond. He contemplates his Grand Final week and Grand Final day state of mind before settling with the faithful at Punt Road. These are his observations. [Terrific piece – JTH]

AFL Grand Final Preview – The Last Game of the Season, at Last. 

So Crows and Tiger fans, don’t forget where you’ve come from, the barnstorming footy you’ve played, the joy you took from victories in weeks one and three, and the fact that this week, finally, has been all about you, and your teams. J.Banister is ready for the Grand Final and hopefully, a Tigers victory.

Finals Week 3 – Richmond v GWS: The Miller-Banister Trophy awaits 

Jack Banister reflects on the Tigers crushing Preliminary Final win and the significance of a Grand Final match-up against the Crows, where the Miller-Banister Trophy will be on the line on the biggest stage of all.

Round 23 – Richmond v St Kilda: “Who’s having fun?”

Jack Banister successfully coached his Brunswick hockey club to their first unbeaten first XI season. Richmond defeated the Saints locking in a top four spot, making life sweet for Jack.

Everyone’s Bob

With the looming retirement of Bob Murphy, Jack Banister reflects on Murphy’s writing and the 2016 flag, and says thanks.

International Cup Day Five – Is There Solace in Third Place?

Jack Banister caught the 3rd place playoffs at the International Cup, and some cracking commentary from Brian Barrish.

Round 20: Richmond v Hawthorn – The Richmond supporter’s guide to barracking for a good team

After Richmond defeated Hawthorn and seemingly locked in a top 4 spot, Jack Banister resorted to Google to find out just how the finals series works when you finish that high.

AFL International Cup Day One: Dancing and smiling, wind and rain

International Cup editor Jack Banister caught up on three games on Sunday as the competition kicked off. The mix of cultures and styles made for a powerful experience despite the weather trying to put a spoiler on things.

AFL International Cup: Classic jumpers and some old rivalries! 

Jack Banister previews the opening matches in the International Cup. [He’s still looking for writers]

Round 18 – Richmond v GWS: Can I say the ‘F’ word yet?

Jack Banister may have froze on Sunday but he was pumped by Richmond beating GWS and claiming a top four spot. A Toby Nankervis moment of beauty and goal has everyone on their feet.

International Cup: Call for writers

We’re seeking writers for the upcoming AFL International Cup in Melbourne. Jack Banister is coordinating the coverage.

The Week – Hamstring Weather is Here

Jack Banister’s week is pyjama-less. And his hockey team really needs a win.

Brunswick HC Under 10s Hook into Hockey

Looking for a sport for the kids? Hook into Hockey at Brunswick HC could be the answer.