Depths of Winter

Mark Tresize ponders the consequences of his friend’s son deciding to swap allegiances from his father’s team.

The hoick, the dismissal or just taking part: What will he remember from our weekend of cricket?

This week’s episode of Boys and Balls stars Sean and Ben Curtain, exploring the fine line between the gaining and losing of your child’s respect.

At the races with Dad

My father always had superstitions with numbers. He always told me to take quinellas, 5 and 7 always. For what reasons, no one really knows, yet there are times now when I’m at the track when I hear his voice, ” 5 and 7″. I just say,” yeah, yeah, 5 and 7 dad, I know”.

Recollections of a Memorable Debut

Sometimes it’s the ordinary, mundane games that give us special memories. This is a story of two such matches, both Richmond v Sydney at the MCG, played 18 years apart. The first, on a blustery day in May 1993, was an awful spectacle.  Both sides were rooted to the bottom of the ladder,Sydney in the [Read more]