Alex G. Gillon Oval (Brunswick VFA), Victoria

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Photograph courtesy of the Brunswick Sentinel. Above is a scene from the opening round VFA match between Brunswick and Coburg on Sunday 18 April 1976. This was an important day for the Magpies.… Continue reading

Newdegate, Western Australia

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Final score Photos and text by Les Everett At first glance the scoreboard at Newdegate looked a common summer sight. There were a lot of digits. It could have been a fantasy score… Continue reading

Ainslie Oval, ACT

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Famous as the junior club of James Hird (Nathan Buckley also played a season of under 12s there) Ainslie now plays in the North Eastern Australian Football League. David Cloke captain-coached Ainslie to… Continue reading

University Oval (Park 10), Adelaide, South Australia

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I was very pleased to see some animation on the scoreboard at Park 10 when I visited in June 2013… poised for the start of a game but with no players, umpires, spectators… Continue reading

Pitcher Park, Alphington

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Scoreboard Pressure popped in to Pitcher Park to catch some Sunday afternoon veterans’ cricket, arriving just in time to see opening slow-medium bowler Andrew ‘Tangles’ Gigacz, of the visiting team Clifton Hill, take… Continue reading

Boulder Bowling Club, Western Australia

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Surrogate scoreboards (volume 1)

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If you can’t find a scoreboard with numbers, find numbers that remind you of scoreboards. The Opec Systems First X1 made a steady start of 1/41 this afternoon at the Orange St Recreation… Continue reading

Charlton Park, Charlton, Victoria

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Photos by Hannah Maskell   The last thing Charlton players and supporters would want to look at over summer is a scoreboard. Any scoreboard. The last time they looked at a scoreboard, at… Continue reading

St Joseph’s, Herne Hill Reserve, Geelong

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A weekday. No footy. No numbers on the scoreboard. What’s the point? you would rightfully ask. June 2011. I was driving through one of my hometowns, on my way to Lorne, to learn… Continue reading

Wellington, New Zealand, 1950-51

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Look closely, very closely, and you may spy not only famous cricket names on the scoreboards, such as Bailey, Edrich and Hadlee, but the scoreboard attendants themselves: one seated to the left, one… Continue reading