Almanac Cricket: Never invite a prospective romantic partner to come see you play cricket!

Cricket season is just around the corner, and Craig Dodson has a vital message for all young cricketers looking to impress anyone over the coming months.

Local cricket: F Grade injustice!

You be the judge. Was David Bridie robbed on the weekend?

Almanac Cricket – A view of Australia from fine leg: Match 4 – Rupertswood Cricket Club

Craig Dodson’s cricketing odyssey reaches the birthplace of the Ashes.

‘Arvo Tea At The Cricket……..’ by Simone Kerwin

Simone Kerwin tells us about that country cricket institution, afternoon tea, the bounty that graced the tables and the kids who gazed and then grazed on what was left over after the players had had their fill.

Almanac Cricket: Pomborneit Cricket Club February Review

As the Division 1 Bulls prepare to take on Bookaar in today’s South West Cricket Association semi-final, catch up on all the latest at the club in the Pomborneit CC February review.

Four seasons in the whites

Noel gives us the rundown of his memorable cricket career, which included multiple fielding trophies and plenty of laughs.

Almanac Cricket: Dominance at Diggers

Paddy Grindlay had a very good day of cricket as his teammates teed off in F Grade.

Almanac People: Mitch Hannan

Paddy Grindlay remembers the day Melbourne Football Club’s new recruit, Mitch Hannan, ripped in a few quick overs for Woodend’s thirds.

My Greg Chappell Hat

Mickey Randall salutes his Greg Chappell hat. [Classic recollection of an amateur cricketer and golfer and his hat. Brill – JTH]

Seasons in the Sun (Part Twenty One): Make Your Own Luck

The first leg of the Mighty Lower Plenty Thirds’ Grand Final against Montmorencey…

Seasons in the Sun (Part Nineteen): And the winner is………….

Did you think that the Kiwis and the Australians at Eden Park was the low scoring thriller of the weekend? Callum O’Connor advises you to think again as the Lower Plenty Thirds stagger to a finals slot. Or do they?

Seasons in the Sun (Part Eighteen) : Discipline, Patience and Nurofen – In That Order

It’s the Benevolent Leader’s birthday as the Lower Plenty Thirds clash with Eltham in the hopes of securing a finals spot. Preparations for a time honoured tradition – Old Man Cafè – begin, and does the ‘Vets bus’ give the opposition some unwanted ammunition?

Seasons in the Sun (Part 17): Patience v Patience, Discipline v Discipline.

It’s time. One last bridge to cross to make the finals. Can our heroes get the job done against Riverside?

Cricket returns to Robbo

Craig Dodson on Robbo, a ground that has seen modern Test cricketers parade before its old eyes.

Seasons in the Sun (Part Sixteen): Slow Day in Greensborough

Things are getting tight with a finals berth in the balance for Callum O’Connor and the Lower Plenty Third XI.

Seasons in the Sun (Part 15) : Let’s Be Serious, That’s Just S–thouse Batting

“The Kane household thrives on a level of competition that makes ‘The Hunger Games’ look like ‘The Brady Bunch’”. Callum O’Connor continues his Lower Plenty Third XI season diary, where our heroes need a big kill over North Eltham.

Seasons in the Sun (Part Fourteen): Percentage on a postage stamp?

Runs flow at a little ground in the suburbs as The Leader calls for percentage and the Lower Plenty Thirds reach the Bradman score.

Seasons in the Sun (Part Twelve): Striving for the finals

Callum O’Connor and his Lower Plenty Thirds are in a post-Christmas fight for a finals berth. New players may help prospects: “Jacob gives it a good crack – he plays some sublime pulls, cuts and drives. As soon as he stops missing the ball, we’ll have another handy bat in the Thirds…”

Seasons in the Sun (Part Eleven): The Needle and the Benefit Done

Callum O’Connor chronicles the Lower Plenty Third XI’s run chase, and (reluctantly) reveals his contribution to the effort.

Seasons in the Sun (Part Ten): How to entrench a nickname

Callum O’Connor and the Lower Plenty Thirds are facing Montmorency in the last game before Christmas. The line-up has changed but the day still brings a Clayton’s toss, a former club mate and all the chat of the local playing field.