Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa

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LES EVERETT There was no rest for the scoreboard attendants at Newlands on day two of the recent Test match between South Africa and Australia. Things were quieter in 1998 as the Dockers… Continue reading

Williamstown scoreboard demolished

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Former Williamstown scoreboard attendant Geoff van Wyngaarden was going for his daily after-work run when he noticed something different about the view of his home-away-from home, the Williamstown Cricket Ground. The 36 year… Continue reading

Linton Street Oval, Moorabbin, Victoria

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Photo by Wolfgang Sievers, 1965. Courtesy of National Library of Australia Pictures Collection The Linton Street Oval was St Kilda’s  home ground from the start of the 1965 season to the end of… Continue reading

Tammin, Western Australia

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Story and photos by Les Everett, co-editor of Scoreboard pressure I was talking to Dale Kickett about something else then changed the subject. I told him about the day I took a photo… Continue reading

Adelaide Oval, South Australia

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The Adelaide Oval scoreboard began service 100 years ago, on 3 November 1911. The scoreboard is not Adelaide Oval’s original: the first was erected in 1879 and another in 1885. The one which… Continue reading

The Gabba, Brisbane, Queensland

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Don Bradman and Jack Fingleton in action, watched by a sea of hats. Photo courtesy of the National Library of Australia’s Pictures Collection. (Photographer unknown) The Gabba scoreboard attendant would have had a… Continue reading

Reid Oval, Warrnambool, Victoria

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Photo courtesy of Picture Victoria and Corangamite Regional Library Exact details of the construction of this scoreboard are sketchy. Sam Loxton played 12 Tests for Australia and 146 first-class games overall, with a… Continue reading

Central Reserve, Colac, Victoria

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Photos by Brad Trotter Story  by Matt Zurbo September 10  was a big day at Central Reserve. Grand Finals always are. I was standing under the grandstand with Trots and few rusty old… Continue reading