The Ashes – Third Test: The Urn Returns!

Malcolm Ashwood would only be happier with Australia’s Ashes win if Chadd Sayers and Callum Ferguson were in the team. Here is his review of the Third Test at the WACA Ground.

An Unexpected Saturday Sporting Experience

While his knees are shot, Malcolm Ashwood isn’t one to stand by when the Payneham CC is in need.
The club legend returned to the field of play as a substitute fielder on Saturday, cultimating in Rulebook leading the club song.

Raving Rulebook No 12

Rulebook is not happy – he’s never happy. He’s disappointed that England have too many B-Graders, that the umpiring was ordinary and that nieth captain wanted to win the Adelaide Test.

The Ashes – Adelaide Test: Aussies one hand on the urn

Rulebook hands out the brickbats and bouquets from the Adelaide Oval test. Does anyone do social test cricket better than Adelaide?

Raving Rulebook No 11

The ECB will be on the back foot after Rulebook’s bake this week. Plus his considered opinions on the Ashes so far, soccer ball kids, Crow’s drafting and Chadd. (And a surprising musical backdrop)

The Ashes – First Test: England fade away, Australia left in charge.

Rulebook gives a clear and concise summary of the First Test at the Gabba, and asks what the rising Australian performance, and the English fizzle out, mean for the rest of the Summer. He’s looking for your thoughts too. And he pays tribute to the memory of Phil Hughes with Darren Berry’s tribute.

Raving Rulebook No 10

Rulebook tipped last night’s goal-scorer. Who has he baked this time? All this and more, plus a musical tribute to sporting officials the world over.

Neville ‘Rocky’ Roberts: Gun

In his latest ode to Redlegs greats, Rulebook turns his attention to Rocky Roberts and just how he got that nickname. [Do yourself a favour and block out the half hour before morning tea to read this – JTH]

Rulebook’s Best Ever Norwood Side

Rulebook’s picked the best Redlegs from his 40+ years as a fanatical Norwood follower.

Day-Night cricket: The eyes need research

Rulebook combines deep-thinking and name-dropping with his suggestions about improving the ability to to see the day-night pill.

Roger Woodcock: Poetry in Motion

With 600 goals on a half forward flank, Roger Woodcock is as unique a footballer as has ever graced league footy. Rulebook pays tribute.

Raving Rulebook No 9

Rulebook doesn’t disappoint this week, covering the AFL Draft, Wallabies, the Women’s Ashes, the Redbacks, Ben Simmons, Wayville Trots (blimey!!!) and Winx v Black Caviar. Who gets a bake this week? [And the backing music is a winner yet again – Ed.]

Raving Rulebook No 8

Rulebook lives !!! This week he tees off on the AFL re State Leagues, laments footy politics, lauds Richmond, proposes a radical finals series, praises the Storm, queries the Socceroos, says g’day to Ben Stokes and gives the footy media a huge bake.

Raving Rulebook No 7

Rulebook, Adelaide’s own Sunny Boy, is not a Happy Man this week as he takes on the MRP, gives out a Baggy Green and mentions two kinds of Boycott. He’ll be alone with himself on Grand Final day.

Finals Week 3 – Adelaide v Geelong: Crows Overcome Adversity

Rulebook gives his customary summary of a fine all-round performance from the Crows who demolished the Cats at the Adelaide Oval.

MRP Raffle: Cotchin-Sloane

Rulebook is fiercely adamant Trent Cotchin must receive a fine for his bump on Dylan Shiel that ended the GWS star’s preliminary final early.

Raving Rulebook No 6

Rulebook Ashwood aka The Football Wizard covers plenty of ground with this week’s rave. AFL, NRL, SANFL, Matildas, a special bake for Kochie and even more.

Raving Rulebook No 5

Rulebook’s take on week one of the finals, including that Shuey free, as well as his thoughts on the 2nd Test in Chittagong. All brought to you from the Coopers box at The Parade.

Finals Week 1 – Adelaide v GWS: Hey Crows supporters, rain dances are compulsory!

Rulebook identifies what went right for the Crows, what went wrong for GWS and hopes for a wet September.

Raving Rulebook No.4

Rulebook is back, with some harsh words for the Australian cricket team in the wake of the 1st Test loss to Bangladesh, plus thoughts on the upcoming opening week of the AFL finals in his latest ravings.