Cricket: Where’s Cozzie?

Rob McLean wonders whether there is a place for a 28 year-old stroke-maker with a love of all things crumbed in both the Australian and South Australian teams (or at least squads).

Bradmania, everything must go

Since his death, the sacred cow status of Sir Donald Bradman has diminished significantly. There is a sadness about a rewriting of history that turns the differences in opinion between Bradman and his teammates into something more akin to hatred.

Backyard cricket taken seriously

Rob McLean (of Wicket to Wicket) reports on some classic backyard cricket.

Sri Lanka series a launching pad to greater things

THE first Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka which starts in Hobart tomorrow is a new start for Australia.

Second Test – Day 4: Test cricket in all its constructive glory

Rob McLean asks, in what other sport do you have the chance to socialise but still keep in touch with what’s happening on the field whilst not paying complete attention?

Bridgewater bog

Last week’s rain, plus the pressure of a number of earlier games, turned the Adelaide Hills Central Division match between Bridgewater and Mt Lofty into a mud wrestle. During its history, the Bridgewater Oval has earned itself a reputation for producing conditions that would have the average mud lark rejoicing. Read his yarn and see [Read more]

For Those Who Wait – The Barry Jarman Story

The biography “For Those Who Wait – The Barry Jarman Story” is not only a loving portrayal of its subject, a man who captained Australia in one Test match, but also of a time when suburban heroes ruled the world of every young man who loved his sport.

The true key to AFL premiership glory

What is the biggest guide to which club will achieve premiership success in the AFL this season? Most people would suggest winning form is the key. While those more superstitious might say that luck on the day is all that is needed? Well, it is neither of the above, nor is it anything else that [Read more]

Bulldogs take SANFL minor flag – again

By Rob McLean There is something exhilarating about watching a sporting team winning against all expectations, particularly when it is your own. Central District went into yesterday’s top of the table SANFL clash at Elizabeth Oval undermanned and many observers expected the Bulldogs to concede top spot and possibly the minor premiership to a confident [Read more]

Country Footy People

This week’s Football People yarn takes a look at the ABC radio’s coverage of regional SA footy grand finals.

Country footy: Waikerie Milestone

This week’s Football People story focuses on Waikerie ruckman Brooke Hoad and his achievement of playing 300 senior games.

Kapunda to GWS

This week’s Football People piece by Rob McLean takes a look at how Kapunda boy Johnathan Giles is going in Greater Western Sydney. He also shares some of his memories of being a kid at Kapunda’s Dutton Park.

The best kick in the Riverland

  by Rob McLean This week in Football People, we take a look at the best kick in the Riverland, plus the Roo returns.