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Perth Oval, Western Australia

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  My plan was clear and sensible. I’d move to Perth and get a house in Bulwer Street or Pier Street. I’d attend every East Perth training session, always carrying a footy. One… Continue reading

Forrestdale, Western Australia

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The Ron Brown memorial scoreboard at William Skeet Oval stands out like a beacon. It caught my eye often on drives down Armadale Road, often in pursuit of a scoreboard elsewhere. I dropped… Continue reading

Waroona, Western Australia

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We last visited Waroona in early February 2015. It was just after a huge bushfire had threatened the town and destroyed nearby Yarloop.

Darkan, Western Australia

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  This is a no nonsense scoreboard. A sheet of metal packing material, a couple of star pickets, some wire and hooks.

Cricket in peace

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From The West Australian Tuesday 5 March 2019.

Grass Patch, Western Australia

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  I visited Grass Patch late in December 2010. I’m guessing this structure is what’s left of the scoreboard.

East Fremantle Oval, Western Australia

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For many years the two Fremantle teams were co-tenants at Fremantle Oval. East Fremantle, then known as Old East, moved permanently to their new home in 1953. There was, however, an earlier move.… Continue reading

Scoreboard reminders

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“Take a look at the scoreboard pal.”