Gentlemen of Nowra Eleven – Road to Barbados

Taken from South Coast Register: ON October 18, the “Gentlemen of Nowra Eleven” began their one and a half year cricket qualification on the road to the West Indies in May 2017. Their first opponent in a list of many was the powerful and skilled team from CBC in Sydney’s North Shore. On the previous encounter…

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The History of the Cricket bat

Take a look at the new addition to Golden Oldies HQ. Stunning frame of the history of the cricket bat.

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VSL Featured in NZ Business Magazine

First published on NZ Business Magazine: Peter and Dianne McDermott head a team of enthusiasts at Vintage Sport and Leisure – the company behind the Golden Oldies festivals and numerous other events. They could be retired, but they’re having way too much fun. It’s funny how your life can suddenly veer off in a totally…

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Golden Oldies Rugby in the snow!

We always love receiving photos and videos from Golden Oldies Rugby teams around the world. We’ve recently had some clips sent to us from Italy and the boys over at Old Babbyons. So we’ve knocked together a short video to show you just what sort of conditions they’re playing in! We realise most Aussies and…

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We don’t stop playing because we grow old…..

There’s been a load of quotes flying around on social media over the weekend from George Bernard Shaw. Not ones to shy away from peer pressure, we thought we’d share one of his greatest that sums up the Golden Oldies ethos. Check out our poster of our Japanese superstar from the 20th Golden Oldies World…

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‘The Resurgence of Victor Trumper’ | Guest Writer – Lynn McConnell

There has been a resurgence in interest in Australia at the career of Victor Trumper. Last year a seminar was held in Sydney over a weekend on ‘The Life and Times of the Immortal Victor Trumper’. Some material from that can be found in Volume 4 of the Australian cricket journal, Between Wickets. Trumper had…

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What’s in store for the 2017 Golden Oldies World Cricket Festival in Barbados – Video

Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc and Golden Oldies Cricket have put together a video showcasing some of the highlights of what you can experience when you come to the 17th Golden Oldies World Cricket Festival in May 2017. With interviews from West Indies legends Sir Garfield Sobers and Joel Garner, we know you’ll be excited as…

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‘The WACA to be phased out’ | Guest Writer – Lynn McConnell

It has somewhat slipped under the radar but it is sad to learn that Perth’s WACA ground is to be phased out of international cricket, among the top nations at least. The Western Australian Cricket Association has decided the famous Perth ground will become a ’boutique’ venue where the lesser nations of world cricket are…

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2015 Golden Oldies World Hockey Festival – Highlights video

We bring you the superb highlights video from the 17th Golden Oldies World Hockey Festival in Leipzig, Germany in August 2015. Put together by the boys at Front Lawn Films we don’t think the Golden Oldies Ethos has ever been displayed in such style. Don’t worry other sports, the boys will back at some more…

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‘The Peasants Are Revolting’ | Guest Writer – Lynn McConnell

There was a famous cartoon in the brilliant Wizard of Id series which showed the King, who featured as the central character in the long-running series, standing by a window in a tower and a voice shouting from the square below: “The peasants are revolting.” To which the King replied: “You can say that again.”…

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