Round 15 – Hawthorn v West Coast: a true winter’s afternoon of footy

It may have been a day when the warmth of the lounge room beckoned but Tom Harrington went to a wet and soggy MCG to see his Hawks take on the defending premiers. An intriguing match of fluctuating fortunes went down to the wire making Tom’s effort to get there well worthwhile.

Round 20 – Hawthorn v Essendon: A view from Bali

You didn’t have to be at the MCG to witness the tight tussle between Hawthorn and Essendon, in fact Tom Harrington wasn’t even in the country – he reports on the classic from Indonesia.

Memories of Cyril, a delightful footballer

For Tom, the joy of watching Cyril was the strongest and most lasting memory he has from 2008. He was that flag. He seemed to gel instinctively with the hallowed turf of the MCG, a stage that would form the canvas for most of his footballing artistry.

Almanac Cricket: A smiling, new South African quick

Tremendous Almanac debut piece by Tom Harrington about South African Test novice quickie Lungi Ngidi who has made an impression in this series.