Flashback Friday – The Demon Spofforth Memorial Hat-Trick Quiz

This week in 1879, cricket’s first terrorisingly quick fast bowler took Test Cricket’s first ever hat-trick. On that January 2nd afternoon Fred ‘The Demon’ Spofforth, achieved the feat by removing Vernon Royle, Francis McKinnon and Tom Emmett. In the 138 years of Tests to follow, just 38 men have been able to replicate Spofforth’s efforts. … More Flashback Friday – The Demon Spofforth Memorial Hat-Trick Quiz

Flashback Friday – Phar Lap’s Dominant 1930 Melbourne Cup Carnival

BY BOZZA Derby Day tomorrow sees the commencement of the annual extravaganza of fashion, betting, entertainment, food, wine and a little horse racing that is the Melbourne Cup Racing Carnival. Flemington will be set upon by fans in their hundreds of thousands, all eager to be a part of the week-long festival of racing. The … More Flashback Friday – Phar Lap’s Dominant 1930 Melbourne Cup Carnival

Flashback Friday: VFL/AFL’s Highest Scoring Grand Final

BY BOZZA This #flashbackfriday we rewind to the highest scoring VFL/AFL Grand Final in history played on this day, 44 years ago in 1972. Like the 1990 decider, Carlton and Richmond met for the Premiership in October due to an earlier Final being drawn and requiring a replay. October 7, 1972 dawned a dull and … More Flashback Friday: VFL/AFL’s Highest Scoring Grand Final