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Oct
4
2008

Melbourne Storm vs. Manly Sea Eagles Preview

I’m flying up to Sydney around midday tomorrow to attend the 2008 NRL grand final between the Melbourne Storm and Manly Sea Eagles. It is the second year in a row that the two teams have faced off in the season decider. I am a lot less confident this time around than I was last time, but I think I’m actually more fires up. If the Storm do happen to get over the line I […]

Oct
4
2008

Cricket Day 1: Hampton Central vs. West Bentleigh

The first weekend of October marks the start of the cricketing season in Australia. Brad and I hadn’t played for a club since we were about 12 years old so it really was a new experience fronting up on a field of men. The games are played over two Saturday’s, so the conclusion will be next Saturday, but it isn’t looking good for our team. We won the toss and elected to bat. The openers […]

Sep
28
2008

2008 AFL Grand Final

Yesterday I attended to the 2008 AFL Grand Final between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Geelong Cats. For international readers the Grand Final is the equivalent of the NFL Superbowl. Australian Rules is the biggest and most popular code of football in the country and tickets to the game are very hard to come by. There were 100,012 people at the Melbourne Cricket Ground yesterday, the first six figure attendance since the 80s. I don’t […]

Sep
26
2008

Cricket Gear Spree

The cricket season starts next week and in preparation I went on a bit of a shopping spree today to pick up some gear. Today was the final day of this clearance sale they have each year locally. It’s basically a factory in the middle of an industrial area where you jsut rock up and they just sell cricket gear at very good prices. I picked up full white uniform, cricket shoes complete with rubber […]

Sep
13
2008

Joined A Cricket Team

After getting the idea that I wanted to play regular cricket as well as indoor cricket this summer early in the year, it is finally all coming together. Brad and I have had our first two training sessions with Hampton Central Cricket Club and have decided to join them for the season. They field six sides in differing grades, it will be interesting to see where we fit into the picture. There is only one […]

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