Cricket: Gaunt and Leigh’s campaign of carnage

Mic Rees profiles the 1964/65 district cricket season in Melbourne, and his Footscray team’s search for elusive success.

Premier Cricket: Quarter Final Preview

It’s quarter finals time in Premier Cricket for season 2011/12. Matches will be played over both days of the upcoming weekend (Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 March). Here’s my preview (please disregard selections).   Carlton (1st) 71pts v Dandenong (8th) 43pts @ Princes Park #1 Carlton Last 5 starts: C’ton LWLWW D’nong WLWLL Last time [Read more]

Larceny, Labour Day and Lakeside

  by Mic Rees Victorian Premier Cricket’s Country Round, traditionally played in early January, was brought forward to the final weekend in October this season with the North Victorian town of Numurkah hosting the clash between Casey-South Melbourne and Footscray Edgewater Cricket clubs. Casey-South Melbourne spinner Clive Rose’s figures of 5/43 included a hat trick [Read more]

Calypso Capers on Cross Street

Last November Footscray Edgewater Cricket Club announced they had acquired the services of Surrey County Cricket Club captain Rory Hamilton-Brown for the remainder of the 2010/11 Premier Cricket season. This was quite a coup for the Dogs. Hamilton-Brown debuted for Surrey in 2005. He was named captain of the England Under 19 team in 2006, [Read more]