Match Report: Box Hill Hawks 15.21.111 Defeated Essendon 5.9.39

BOX Hill Hawks cemented a top four spot and dented Essendon’s late season surge with a dominant 72-point win.  Essendon emphatically answered the pregame questions marks lingering over its finals credentials, but just perhaps not in the positive manner they would have liked, as Michael Collins reports. Joe Daniher, who presented strongly all day up forward,…

Cometh the Warner

Dave Warner’s greatest contribution to Australian cricket in 2013 was landing a right hook to Joe Root’s head at a Birmingham bar, but even that couldn’t derail the Poms. Now, Warner has been gifted the opportunity to regain respect and add another needed storyline to the remaining eight Ashes test matches. Thanks to an innings…

Port Melbourne 13.10.88 defeated Williamstown 2.7.19

PORT Melbourne reaffirmed its premiership aspirations and surged to third position on the ladder after a smothering 69-point victory over old rival Williamstown at North Port Oval.  Port entered Saturday’s clash with an indifferent month of form but the grinding conditions provided them with the ideal opportunity to lay strong defensive foundations for the finals. …

Home Truths

At the home of cricket, home truths will be told and series-telling trends will be established. The first test was filled with bizarre abnormalities and controversial momentum killers. Australia’s number 11 batsmen (Ashton Agar in the first innings & James Pattinson in the second) combined for more runs than any other position and Agar’s 98…

Book Review- Australia’s Game: Stories, Essays, Verse & Drama Inspired by the Australian Game of Football Edited by Ross Fitzgerald & Ken Spillman

Australia’s Game is the latest case of Australian football literature transcending predictable and hackneyed player biographies and rehashed match reports. Edited by Ross Fitzgerald and Ken Spillman, Australia’s Game is a revised and updated edition of work from The Greatest Game (1988). Cricket might still dominate Australia’s sporting literature but over the past 25 years,…