Anglesea (cricket grounds), Victoria

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“Come on, keep that scoreboard ticking over!” The call came late on the first afternoon of a two day B-grade game between Anglesea and Barrabool in late January. And the call wasn’t from… Continue reading

Kellerberrin, Western Australia

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by LES EVERETT Kellerberrin is the other half of the 2011 Avon Football Association premiership winning Kellerberrin-Tammin Kats. The towns are both on the Great Eastern Highway with Kellerberrin 23km closer to Perth.… Continue reading

Around the soccer grounds – Bell Post Hill, Victoria; Gottlieb Daimler Stadion, Stuttgart

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Bell Post Hill, Victoria Photo and text by Roy Hay Suburban and country grounds have their own quirky and distinctive scoreboards. Nick Bosevski (2) of Geelong is about to clear the ball in… Continue reading

Bannockburn, Victoria

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The under-construction scoreboard at Bannockburn’s junior oval had already suffered at the hands of either vandalism or rather careless glazing when my son and I dropped by on a weekday in March 2010.… Continue reading

Around the soccer grounds – Olympic Park, Melbourne; Wald Stadion, Frankfurt

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Olympic Park, Melbourne Since Olympic Park is no longer going to be a football ground its early electric scoreboard will be no more.  This photograph is  of Jim McLean, Gold Medallist in the… Continue reading

Fremantle Park, Western Australia

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by LES EVERETT The scoreboard at Fremantle Park looks a bit sad these days. It’s leaning against the bowling club fence and although cricket matches are still played on the park’s two pitches… Continue reading

Norwood, South Australia, 1953

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Image courtesy of National Library of Australia The above news item was published 59 years ago in Adelaide newspaper The Mail, on Saturday 24 January 1953. It raises more questions than it answers.… Continue reading

The WACA, Perth, Western Australia

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By LES EVERETT The scoreboard at the WACA was opened in 1954 after a long fundraising campaign. The original scoreboard built in 1908 was, from time to time, subject to ridicule for its… Continue reading