Tag Archive: Adelaide Oval

Adelaide Oval through the ages

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I didn’t drive 730 kilometres on a hot day in a car with no air-conditioning and a dud battery to then be evicted from the hill at the Adelaide Oval, under the gaze… Continue reading

Inside the Adelaide Oval scoreboard

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  Photos and words by Mark ‘Swish’ Schwerdt The return of elite footy to the Adelaide Oval is a bonus for scoreboard lovers, for there are not many scoreboards like this classic century-old… Continue reading

The Lee Hazlewood Scoreboard – Adelaide Oval

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Lee Hazlewood was a singer in the swinging Sixties, best known for his duet with Nancy Sinatra, Summer Wine. Despite passing away in 2007, Lee Hazelwood is nowadays bowling from both ends for… Continue reading

Ashes scoreboards (part 1)

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Scoreboard Pressure’s been poking about the archives for photos of Ashes scoreboards. We found a handful at the bottom of the filing cabinet in the garage near the table-tennis table, beside the box… Continue reading

Football Park, Adelaide

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I first visited Football Park in Adelaide in 1990 as the guest of former Port Adelaide great and 1949 captain Reg Schumann. Reg and I had met via mail during my research for… Continue reading

Adelaide Oval milestones

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Photos and text by freelance photojournalist Peter Argent. PLA Media.  0411 178 444 – copyright Peter Argent The iconic Adelaide Oval wouldn’t be the same without its century old scoreboard. It is the… 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