Vic Imparja Cup Team vs. Master Blaster Corporates

The Victorian Indigenous Cricket Team had a hit out  against a composite side from the Master Blasters Corporate Twenty20 Cricket Competition, playing a Twenty20 match at Harry Trott Oval in Albert Park last Sunday. The match was held as part of the final training session for the Victorian representatives before they head off to the Imparja CupContinue reading “Vic Imparja Cup Team vs. Master Blaster Corporates”

Floods & Cricket…

Thoughts and prayers go out to many across Australia’s Eastern States and particularly those with whom we are connected in North and Western Victoria who have been affected by the recent floods. The reports are coming in to Cricket Victoria of many clubs that have lost facilites, kits etc.  Obviously playing cricket is not theContinue reading “Floods & Cricket…”

Custard’s Top 5 Willowfest Nicknames

What is it about cricket and nicknames? I was honoured to be invited to play with the Johnny Mullagh XI at the recent Willowfest Cricket Carnival in Mildura but as an invited player I didn’t escape the power dynamics of being ‘named’… 1. Custard: I have always liked to think it’s because of the ‘cus’Continue reading “Custard’s Top 5 Willowfest Nicknames”

Johnny Mullagh XI play Willowfest

The Johnny Mullagh XI team finished runners up for the second consecutive year at the annual 2010 Globalwater Willowfest Cricket Championships in Mildura. The Johnny Mullagh XI was defeated in the Working Man’s Club B-Grade division final by 24 runs against a local team from Coomealla-Wentworth. The Johnny Mullagh XI is now an invitational sideContinue reading “Johnny Mullagh XI play Willowfest”

Geelong vs. Ballarat: South West Indigenous Cricket Association

Wathaurong Cricket Team Newsletter Issue #1 December 2010 Nyoorra woorreeyn (hello, how are you) my wanoogs (brothers), Where do I start, firstly, well done to all the players that participated on Sunday 12th December 2010 against Ballarat mob at Meredith Cricket Club, even though the result didn’t go our way, we lost by 8 runs,Continue reading “Geelong vs. Ballarat: South West Indigenous Cricket Association”

Promoting Indigenous Cricket

Looks like Custard will be doing some work helping Cricket Victoria over the upcoming summer on community cricket, particularly  in indigenous communities around Victoria.  Above is a promo video made for Cricket Australia on indigenous cricket by Carbon Media who produced the doco “From the Ashes” (trailer here) on the recent indigenous Australian Team to tour theContinue reading “Promoting Indigenous Cricket”

Visit to Budj Bim

I had a great trip to Gunditjmara Country in Western Victoria last week, kindly hosted by the long term organiser of the Johnny Mullagh XI Cricket Team , Wayne ‘Swisha’ Bell.   The team carries the tradition and some of the ancestral links to Australia’s “First XI”, the 1868 side to tour England made upContinue reading “Visit to Budj Bim”