Determined to prove to the 11 unfamiliar Division One teams that they were no slouches, North Ringwood pulled out a memorable victory to send Blackburn home winless after the first two rounds of season 2015.
Yet the final scoreline of 9.13.67 to 6.13.49 belied what went on for 95 percent of the game. The seesawing first quarter, which saw just four goals, was a scrap of a game, with ball handling errors and relentless pressure from the Panthers and Saints. Sam Banfield opened the Blackburn account, and it only took an additional two minutes before Nick Murphy’s booming left foot slotted one through for North Ringwood. Continue reading EFL: North Ringwood go two from two at the Panther Pit→
We’re coming to the end of the first competition of the Australian domestic cricket season, and, after two seasons in operation, the applause has been evident.
While there are some pointed flaws, and sparse crowds, the TV audiences and quality of cricket that has been on show continues to grow. The decision to move the competition from Fox Sports across to free-to-air channel GEM last year paid dividends. Continue reading Cricket: Matador Cup sophomore season→
Talk to Australian cricket fans this season and they are well divided over the domestic structure. However, the much more condensed one day competition has its benefits as we get ever closer to the Cricket World Cup.