Getting Behind the Stumps @ Rupertswood Mansion


The Twilight School @ Rupertswood

A community initiative of Salesian College, Sunbury for parents, adults and the community at large.

“learning for the sake of learning” in association with


invites you to :

“Getting behind the stumps”
Gideon Haigh and John Harms

in conversation on cricket plus
2 course dinner @ Rupertswood Mansion, Sunbury
$55 *includes admission (beverages at bar prices)

*cricket’s history and stories
*cricket’s place in Australian society
*its characters and crises

Gideon Haigh is the acclaimed cricket writer and journalist (and still plays local cricket): “I’m an independent journalist, in the trade almost thirty years. I was born in London, went to school in Geelong, and now live in Melbourne.”

Gideon’s books:
>>>>“On Warne”
>>>>>>”Out of the Running: The Ashes 2010-2011”
>>>>>>>>”Sphere of Influence: Writings on cricket and its discontents” and many more

John Harms is co-founder of FOOTY ALMANAC and sports writer and former teacher. John Harms grew up in Oakey on the Darling Downs, the son of a clergyman. In 1980 he studied at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. But he always knew he was destined to leave his home. “I knew I had to leave Oakey. I loved Oakey but..”

John Harms >>>>>>>Co-founder of Footy Almanac and editor and contributor of yearly book “Footy Almanac”
>>>>>>>>>Contributor to ‘The Monthly”
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Appears on ‘Insiders’
>>>former columnist for ‘The Age’ and much more

Wednesday 26th June, 2013
6pm for dinner start
Conversation begins at 7pm
Venue: Rupertswood Mansion
3 Macedon St Sunbury

RSVP essential:
Bruno Lettier
Tel: 9744 0073 (tues/wed)
Mobile: 0422298643
Rupertswood Mansion
9740 5020



Shoesmith Century Wagon Wheel!

When young Rupo champ Nathan Shoesmith scored 112 off 92 balls with a strike rate of 121.74 including 14 boundaries, we were mighty impressed. Well thanks to Rupertswood’s Robert Bond who acquired these statistics for us, we also have Nathan’s ‘Wagon-Wheel’ image displaying all the shots he played which Robert also acquired for us while scoring the match. Thanks for this Rob and a special thanks also to Spencer Mathieson of Wallan District Cricket Club who passed this on to Rob – and well done again Nathan!

Click for enlarged view of Nathan’s shots.

Aaron Forward – 287 Runs in one day & Shoesmith Century!

Rupertswood Cricket Club congratulates Aaron Forward and Nathan Shoesmith for today’s staggering display of run-making!

Aaron’s sensational double-ton total of 206 runs in today’s D Grade Match (skippered by Mickey Lamb in Dennis’ absence) is absolutely awe-inspiring. In addition to this jaw-dropping individual score, Aaron started the day with a fantastic 81-run knock for the Under 16’s (in a 165 run partnership with Daniel Kavanagh who also scored an awesome 75!) …so 287 runs in one day – this is one we’ll be celebrating for a long time to come! Well done Aaron!

And in addition, U16 and McIntyre Grade player Nathan Shoesmith also brought up the three figures for his U16 side this morning – well done on your fantastic century Nathan! Up the Rupo!