Second Test, Pakistan v Australia (Abu Dhabi) – Day 1: Same old, same old

Rulebook reports on a bleak Day 1 from Abu Dhabi (and takes the chance to get a few things off his chest).

SANFL Grand Final – Norwood v Port Adelaide: The Greatest Win of All

Longtime Redlegs fan Malcolm ‘Rulebook’ Ashwood rates Norwood’s triumph in Sunday’s SANFL Grand Final the greatest of all his club’s premierships. Though he admits to missing their 1887, 1888 and 1889 flag wins.

SANFL 2nd Semi Final- Norwood v Port Adelaide: Off to the big dance!

Malcolm ‘Rulebook’ Ashwood sees two finals wins for Adelaide Uni Blacks teams before venturing to the Adelaide Oval to see his beloved Norwood Redlegs play Port Adelaide ‘reserves’ for a spot in the SANFL Grand Final. His day just kept getting better.

The Jerk’s games record tops Tuck and Hungry

Adelaide Uni legend Darren “the Jerk” Graetz plays his 500th game for the Bob Neil Blacks. Malcolm ‘Rulebook’ Ashwood was here, there and everywhere (as only he can be) to record the day.

Adelaide University Blacks FC: Jerk reaches 500 games!

This Saturday (August 16th) sees Adelaide University Blacks FC stalwart Darren “The Jerk” Graetz play his 500th game for the club. Malcolm “Rulebook” Ashwood pays tribute to the gregarious figure, join him with your praise

AFL Round 15 – Adelaide Crows v Port Adelaide: Showdown at the Bob Neil Bar

Rulebook reports from the Bob Neil Bar around the corner from Adelaide Oval where his Crows keep their finals hopes alive against a tiring Port Adelaide.

Leadership Matters (reprised)

Malcolm Ashwood runs the ‘rulebook’ over good and bad leadership in sport. [This piece has been generating comments again – so we thought we’d bring it back – Ed]

AFL Round 11 – Adelaide v Gold Coast: Tex Rules

Malcolm Ashwood runs the Rulebook over the Crows defeat of the Suns. The return of Tex Walker has given the Crows a new potency.

AFL Round 1 – Gold Coast v Richmond: A long way to go.

Rulebook (like Pele and Richo, he needs only one name) watches the Suns terrific performance, from the Kensi in Adelaide, while in the company of a realistic Richmond supporter. Hallelujah, he writes, an honest Tiger.

Ashes Review: Pantsing

Malcolm ‘Rulebook’ Ashwood runs the ruler over the Ashes series and finds the ‘All Nations’ trouserless. (Note: Bob Neil is a stalwart of Rulebook’s beloved Adelaide Uni footy team.)

Melbourne Test – Day 2: Think.

Rulebook Ashwood, with his trademark analysis, wonders about the thinking of many involved in the administering tha game and playing in this Boxing Day Test.

Perth Test – Day 1: Comeback Kings

Malcolm ‘Rulebook’ Ashwood is sick of Watto and calls for Santa’s return for Boxing Day. Why not make it Christmas every day?

Adelaide Test – Day 1: Free George Davis

Rulebook Ashwood is not happy – with the cold weather; the careless Australian batting and most particularly the slow drop-in pitch. He is happy with the English fielding.

Gabba Test – Day 3: Australia dominate at the Gabbatoir

Rulebook gives us a brief rundown of the third day’s play.

The Game of Cricket is Slowly Dying

Rulebook Ashwood, who spends his life around cricket clubs, explains why he believes the great game of cricket is slowly dying.