Tag Archive: cricket grounds

MCG, Victoria – World Cup warm-up, Australia vs United Arab Emirates

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Photos and text by Michael Costello The World Cup warm up match on February 11 between Australia and United Arab Emirates was an unusual experience.  In a place where normally you are bombarded… Continue reading

Pitcher Park, Alphington

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Scoreboard Pressure popped in to Pitcher Park to catch some Sunday afternoon veterans’ cricket, arriving just in time to see opening slow-medium bowler Andrew ‘Tangles’ Gigacz, of the visiting team Clifton Hill, take… Continue reading

Wellington, New Zealand, 1950-51

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Look closely, very closely, and you may spy not only famous cricket names on the scoreboards, such as Bailey, Edrich and Hadlee, but the scoreboard attendants themselves: one seated to the left, one… Continue reading

Dacca, Pakistan, 1959-60

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The things you find while cleaning up around the house in that lull between Christmas and New Year. (Part 3). You can just make out the words ‘Pakistan’ and ‘Australia’ on the scoreboard,… Continue reading

Old Trafford, England, 1912

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The things you find while cleaning up around the house in that lull between Christmas and New Year. (Part 2). These images are  from The Illustrated History of Test Cricket, The First Century… Continue reading

A.W.Langshaw Reserve, Altona North, Victoria

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A.W. Langshaw Reserve, between Third and Fifth Avenue in Altona North, is home to the Altona Roosters Cricket Club and the Powerhouse Rugby Club. When I took the above photo one of the… Continue reading

Grant Reserve, Altona, Victoria

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    No shortage of scoreboards (old and new), or games of cricket, at Grant Reserve, Altona in Melbourne’s western suburbs.            

Loft Reserve construction site, West Newport, Victoria

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About two years ago the A.Pannell Pavilion at Loft Reserve was gutted by fire, destroying precious trophies and memorabilia of the West Newport Cricket Club and the Powerhouse Rugby Club. The clubs are… Continue reading