Almanac Cricket: Pulling on the pads, for the first time in thirty years – what a blast!

Kieran Dempsey retired from competitive club cricket thirty years ago. When he was called on to fill a spot in his son’s side he enjoyed himself so much he played the whole season.

50 Years On – Brunswick Street Ground

Warwick Nolan takes us back to 1966, with a fantastic account of Fitzroy’s final ever VFL game at the Brunswick St Oval in the penultimate round of the season. A game Carl Ditterich will remember for all the wrong reasons. [50 year anniversary occasion will be marked at Brunswick Street Oval TOMORROW (Saturday), where Fitzroy play Old Scotch in a crucial VAFA Premier B clash – Ed].

Junior footy: The view from The Red Symons Wing

The Fitzroy Under 9-S team took on St Mary’s Greensborough at Alfred Crescent. John Harms watched from the Red Symons Wing while coach Yabby was in the think of things.