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Bring your best footy

May 22, 2014


The premise might be a bit thin, but I just kept going to see where the words might take me. “Hawthorn is one of the best sides in the competition and we need to bring our best footy.” Port Adelaide captain Travis Boak, ahead of the Power’s game against the Hawks. (The Age, 20 May […]

On the boundary

December 17, 2013


One conversation. Two writers. On the boundary Paul Bateman and Vin Maskell   Bat and ball He told the story while watching the game. He had written a piece for a magazine about a neighbour of his: a bloke named George, who had lived nearby for 30 years or so; a bloke my mate had […]

The first ball

November 18, 2013


The first ball of the first Test First comes sport. Later on comes sex and love. Songwriter Paul Kelly, paraphrased from The Age, April 24, 2004 The first ball of the first Test The first rays of the summer sun The first stroke of the willow bat The first run The first bounce of the […]

The DRS of Life

August 6, 2013


In Test cricket players can challenge the decision of the umpire. This is known as the Decision Review System, or DRS. The DRS of Life Got poor marks for your homework back in Grade Six? Consult the DRS. Sick of your big brother teasing you, your little sister getting her way? Consult the DRS. Still […]