Barkly Street legend Woodsy takes on Merv’s mo… and loses!
The Dragon Cricket Podcast is back for its second episode, seeking to rediscover the true spirit of Australian cricket one match and podcast at a time. This week we hear from Australian and western suburbs legend Merv Hughes, find out who the first player in our line-up of male identity legends. We get an update on all things Barkly Street from Dragon’s president Adda and get some advice from Brian ‘Trotter’ Baxter, a 71 yo opening bowler from Cornwall! LISTEN HERE
The Park Cricket Odyssey begins as the Barkly Street Cricket Club search to find the true Spirit of Cricket Australian Cricket that was so scandalously sandpapered away…
Meet the Dragon Podcasters ‘The Real Rev’ and ‘Captain Grizzly’ as they introduce the Barkly Street Uniting Dragons Cricket Club and the coming Park Cricket Odyssey that is season 2018/19. In this episode, we meet Dragon legends the Lallys, 750 game veteran Jeff Law and brand new Club Captain Tharanga ‘Not that ABBA Song’ Fernando as we attempt to recover the lost soul of Australian Cricket, one game and episode at a time.
Barkly Street Cricket Club’s pre-season begins with the naming of The Dragon Warrior; a new club captain who reminds us of an ABBA song!
Quotes about Eric Liddellwhilst imprisoned at invading Japanese internment camp where he died aged 43 in 1941.
“Often in an evening I would see him bent over a chessboard or a model boat, or directing some sort of square dance – absorbed, weary and interested, pouring all of himself into this effort to capture the imagination of these penned-up youths. He was overflowing with good humour and love for life, and with enthusiasm and charm. It is rare indeed that a person has the good fortune to meet a saint, but he came as close to it as anyone I have ever known.”
His last words were “It’s complete surrender”, in reference to how he had given his life to his God
The Dragon Juniors enjoyed their first visit to Etihad Stadium on December 22 for the inaugural Renegades T20 Match as part of their Club Membership Package. The group included two Vietnamese, four Indians, a Filipino, and four Anglo-Aussies many of whom hadn’t been to a cricket match before. Thanks to parents Bill Field, Darren Andrews and our new Good Cricket Allround intern for 2012 Jesse Schram.
Had fun commentating and umpiring the Laneway Cricket local Derby headed up by Dirk Nannes for the Renegades and James Pattinson for the Stars. Julie Hunter was also present for the VicSpirit. Great work Stephanie Newton from Cricket Victoria pulling it together and Ray Kuffer for umpiring.
Pictures of ‘Tons of Runs’ Book Launch by Paul Daley including launch of the Indigenous Heritage River Walk and Pigeon Ponds vs Edenhope Cricket Match at Johnny Mullagh Oval, Harrow, October 29, 2011. ‘Tons of Runs’ is a remarkable research and publishing … Continue reading →