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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One day a group of locals turned up at Darkan Oval to find their scoreboard had collapsed. It was a pile of junk.

ABC Studios, Sydney, 1930s

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You may have heard of (or even heard at the time!) the so-called synthetic radio broadcasts of Test matches in the 1930s, when commentators in Sydney – namely Alan McGilvray – broadcast Ashes… Continue reading

Caulfield Park, Victoria

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While the Western Australian chapter of Scoreboard Pressure continues its epic odyssey in search of desolate scoreboards in the desert (imagine Harry Dean Stanton in the film Paris, Texas), the Victorian branch this… Continue reading

Cricket in peace

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From The West Australian Tuesday 5 March 2019.

TCA Ground, 1911. Hobart, Tasmania

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Thanks once again to Michael Turner,  for this expert detective work in tracking down, via YouTube and the National Film & Sound Archives, glimpses of the TCA scoreboard (built in 1907)  in a… Continue reading

TCA Ground, Hobart, Tasmania, 1976

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Photo supplied by Michael Turner, who wrote to us, saying: Hi Guys, Found an old March 1976 copy of Australian Cricket the other day, which included the attached – taken at the TCA… Continue reading

Football Park, West Lakes, 1993

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The scoreboard at Football Park in West Lakes, South Australia was never the most imaginative of scoreboards. Functional, yes. Attractive? Well, that depends on what you’re looking for – aesthetics, design, geometry, history… Continue reading