Tag Archives : Around The Grounds

Tribute to my dad by Peter Newlinds


I’ve been lucky enough to be able to pay tribute to my own father in Around the Grounds in both fond and, I hope, amusing ways. A highly accomplished and by any measure successful man who appreciated the simple pleasures of life, my father was also very practical and good with his hands. When the opportunity came up some time…

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Around The Grounds

Cricket’s vanishing act


Australian cricket’s vanishing act  One night early in the history of the BBL when it was clear the concept of city-based franchises with jazzy logos and fluro team colours was working beautifully Adam Gilchrist in a moment of commentary box reflection sat back and observed ‘the BBL as I see it is a six week soap opera, on your screens…

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The game of a lifetime. Drama, human frailty and triumph in the 1989 NSW Rugby League Grand Final


I felt a little misty eyed as the Roosters and Rabbitohs players walked off the Sydney Football Stadium last Saturday night. I’d got to know the Sydney Cricket Ground at Moore Park well during my years as a groundsman/scoreboard operator in the early 1980s. I recall when beehives stood in the corner of the SCG number 2, which is the…

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Launch News!


We have had a very busy month here at Finch Publishing. Our August book Around the Grounds by ex-ABC sports commentator Peter Newlinds has been released with great success. Peter has had no less than two launches, one at Mona Vale Berkelouws (which by all accounts looked fabulous with its new fit out) and one at Fullers bookshop in Hobart!…

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