Monday, March 19, 2018

Bring Hogan's Gear Back to NZ

Maximus Decimus Meridius AKA Russell Crowe is being taken to the cleaners by his previous lady friend and is having one mother of an auction to divvy up the proceeds of his life. Amongst the swords, costumes, artwork and paraphernalia an actor collects is a bunch of historically important cricket artefacts given to him by Martin 'Hogan' Crowe. These include Martin's bat he made his 17th and last century with and his shirt from the 1992 World Cup. Rather than let these items fall into a collector's hands, one good soul has started a funding page to try and earn enough money to bid on these items and donate them to the NZ Cricket Museum.

I guess you could argue that there are infinitely better causes to give your money to but equally few things in life will give you as much pleasure as watching cricket. It's the cathartic experience everyone should have in their life. Nothing beats a beer in one hand, the newspaper in the other, the crack of willow on leather in the distance and the roar of the crowd. Martin Crowe provided many of my favourite memories growing up and I'm sure others of my age will be nodding their head along. If you want to get involved in saving a piece of NZ nostalgia for other New Zealanders to enjoy, visit the Give A Little page and donate a few dollars to help the cause.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Sport being sporty

Bloody hell sport is good.


What an incredible dive to save the point!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

We don't know how lucky we are

Been a while since posting last but the sporting world has continued on regardless. There's a Lions tour of NZ to look forward to in June, Lord Brendon is currently smiting the ball to all corners in the IPL and there's plenty of kickball to go in the premiership, racquet bashing in the Summer, and some sailor boys to support in May.

Meantime we lost another great NZ'er last week, John Clarke. As Fred Dagg he had me snorting, giggling and guffawing as a kid and I still find myself humming along to Gumboots from time to time, even to this day. Here's hoping he's making them laugh somewhere else now. He joins a list of mighty heroes that passed away in the last year including Ray Columbus, Murray Ball, Steve Sumner, Chris Amon, and Martin Crowe. All had a mighty impact on my life.

Just remember kids, we don't how lucky we are.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015