Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 8: Penrith v Cronulla – Sun Finally Shines for Panthers.

In insight into the ups and downs of life supporting the Penrith Panthers from Wayne Ball. on a wet ANZAC Day at Penrith Stadium, the Panthers show some of the spirit and resilience that coach Ivan Cleary and fans have been looking for.

The Perfect Storm Ends Tonight

Wayne Ball takes stock of the Western Sydney Wanderers progress in their first three years, culminating in tonight’s losing tie in the ACL.

A 10 Year Old’s Trip to The Commentary Box

A gentle reflection about the day a 10 year old Wayne Ball made it into the Channel 9 commentary box at the SCG, and met his heroes. The time and generousity that Richie Benaud offered was the mark of the man.

Round 1 – Sydney v Essendon: Maybe the Easter Show Should Go Back To Moore Park

Wayne Ball was lamenting an early trek to Homebush, but there was not much to complain about after the final siren.

2015 ICC World Cup: Semi Final- Australian v India: Eden Gardens at Moore Park

Wayne Ball likes what he saw of the Australians at the SCG last night. Bring on the Kiwis. The MCG certainly isn’t Eden Park

2015 ICC World Cup Quarter Final- South Africa v Sri Lanka: When the Nightmare Meets the Fairy-tale

Wayne Ball covers the World Cup Semi-Final at the SCG between South Africa and Sri Lanka, where the Proteas finally have won a knock out World Cup game for the first time since their maiden appearance in 1992.

Getting the ICC Team Balance Right

What is the right balance of matches for an ICC World Cup? Wayne Ball gives his view on full members and associates, and poses some questions and (excellent) suggestions for the game’s hierachy.

Almanac Rugby League – It’s Hot at Pepper Stadium

The NRL season kicked off [no pun intended. – Ed] this weekend, with Souths beginning their 2015 where they left off last season by belting the Broncos, the Tigers and the Titans had ‘the close one’ and Ricky Stuart’s Raiders took the points at the Shire. Back from Auckland, Wayne Ball headed to the ‘Riff to see if the Panthers could get out of the blocks with some points against the tough-as-nails Bulldogs.

ICC World Cup 2015 – New Zealand v Australia: One For the Ages

Almanacker Wayne Ball was at Eden Park for Saturday’s brilliant ICC 2015 World Cup Pool game between New Zealand and Australia, where the home side almost snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.