Mac Sparke Oval, Warburton, Victoria

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Photos and text by Jeff Lawton Home of the Warburton-Millgrove Football Club, the Warburton oval is one of the most historic and scenic sporting venues in the Yarra Valley. On the day I… Continue reading

Greater Esperance Sports Ground, Western Australia

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  The side door to the scoreboard at the GSG, home of the Ports, was swinging open when I visited so I took the opportunity to slip inside and slide a few numbers… Continue reading

Thornton, Victoria

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Words and photos by Jeff Lawton The Thornton Eildon District FC unfortunately folded after the 2010 season. The club won a Yarra Valley Mountain District  second division premiership as recently as 2007, but… Continue reading

Williamstown Bowling Club, Victoria

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There are three generations of scoreboards at the Williamstown Bowling Club: there are the  metallic ‘flip-over’ scoreboards from about 40 years ago… … there are the plastic flip-over scoreboards that previously belonged to… Continue reading

Grand Final scoreboards (part seven)

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2011 Australian Football League Grand Final Geelong won its ninth premiership when it defeated Collingwood in the 2011 Grand Final, kicking away in the final quarter to win by a very comfortable 38… Continue reading

Carlisle Cricket Ground, the Lake District, England

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A tight game. Three runs needed. Two wickets in hand.  Final game of the season.  Scotby second X1 added four more runs to be 8/103, defeating the home team’s 101 all out. The… Continue reading

Grand Final scoreboards (part eight)

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2012 Victorian Football League Development Grand Final Box Hill supporters look on ruefully after the Hawks, seeking a fourth successive premiership in the VFL reserves,  lost their nerve.  They were  19 points up… Continue reading

Grand Final scoreboards (part six)

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1993 AFL Grand Final It’s half-time in the 1993 AFL Grand Final and Essendon is already 37 points up. On the left, the scoreboard’s advertising an ice-cream, I think, with its reference to… Continue reading