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

Spotswood, Victoria 1937

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This 1937 image is from the 2012  book ‘Recollections of Early Spotswood, The Spotswood Football Club & Donald McLean Reserve’ by Roy Picone. That’s Roy on the far left, aged 9. Roy played … 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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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