Bat Making with Lachlan Fisher

Photos by Ben Liney (all rights reserved) For my last birthday, family and friends chipped in for an experience of learning how to make my own cricket bat with Lachlan Fisher at his Williamstown Road workshop in Footscray. Not only is Lachlan a master bat maker but he stands in a unique tradition as aContinue reading “Bat Making with Lachlan Fisher”

Jesus Played Cricket!?

 It is possible that cricket, a game venerated all over the Commonwealth, is older than currently thought. In fact, Jesus may very well have played the game (or a similar bat and ball contraption) as a child himself, according to an ancient Armenian manuscript. Long before the English launched cricket some 300 years ago, similarContinue reading “Jesus Played Cricket!?”