Tag Archives: MCG

Joe’s sports diaries – Diary of a bloke who ran a really long way

Melbourne Marathon 42.2km – Sunday 16 October 2016 Keen observers of this site will note that it has been a while since I’ve posted anything here.  I’ve been lucky to write for such sites as The Footy Almanac and Balcony … Continue reading

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The Cricket World Cup comes back down under – a short preview

Cricket World Cup – 14 February to 29 March 2015 A welcome burst of nostalgia With this being the first ICC senior men’s event in Australia or New Zealand since 1992, there’s been plenty of flashbacks to the last time … Continue reading

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A bystander in the codewars

The week in review – 16 to 22 January 2015 You know you’re allowed to like more than one sport, right? The latest round of “codewars” was started by an article in Saturday’s Sydney Morning Herald suggesting that Cricket administrators … Continue reading

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FOMO – Sports Style

The week in review – January 9 to 15, 2015. Lots of soccer, some cricket, and a promise to the readers in this week’s wrap. Asian Cup – kind of a big deal Have you ever experienced FOMO? It stands … Continue reading

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Day/Night Sheffield Shield cricket – a taste “test” for things to come

Victoria v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield at the MCG, day 1 (D/N) When describing something that is certain, people tend to go for one of two cliches. One involves taxes and death (not necessarily in that order) and the other goes … Continue reading

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The Boxing Day Test (Brought to you by the letter C, and the numbers 4 and 0)

26 to 29 December 2013, Cricket, The Ashes, Fourth Test, Australia v England, Melbourne Cricket Ground I love the Ashes. When I was growing up, I got a tape player with a radio for my birthday – I think it … Continue reading

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Stars rising from the Ashes

20 December 2013, Cricket, Big Bash League, Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades, 7.45pm, MCG Favourites? Really? Lots of mates of mine got on board as Renegades fans for a number of reasons. They may have lived closer to Etihad, or … Continue reading

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