The Canberra Times has the highly irritating news that the GWS Giants have sold the naming rights to Manuka Oval for their games to Star Track:
The historic sports ground may be owned by the ACT government, but the Giants have negotiated a sponsorship deal with logistics company StarTrack that will see the oval renamed StarTrack [...]
Tonight I attended the AFL pre-season NAB Cup match at Manuka Oval, to see Essendon and Greater Western Sydney trial their latest crop of youngsters and watch old stagers like Dustin Fletcher, Brendon Goddard and Jobe Watson run around the paddock. Manuka Oval was in superb condition, and the new lights are lovely. The match [...]
I noticed the PM XI Honours Board at a recent Manuka function, given this is the only prestige match we have here normally I’d have hoped Manuka management could at least have kept it up to date?
Does anyone on Riotact want to nip along there with some gold paint and bring the board up [...]
The Liberals Steve Doszpot is having a cry that his progress to corporate hospitality at Manuka Oval was impeded by every other idiot like him thinking he could just rock up in his car and be accommodated at an inner city locale:
Manuka Oval has played host to two international sporting events in the past
month and [...]
After the PMs XI I had a few quibbles with the running of Manuka Oval.
It seems nothing was learned despite a China People’s Daily impersonation at the Canberra Times which promised all would be well the second time around.
Business coach Tony Ozanne has offered up a critique which differs from the enthusiastic tweeting of those [...]
ACT Policing has praised the good behaviour of people who attended the one day international between Australia and the West Indies at Manuka Oval last night (Wednesday, February 6).
Operation Commander for the event, Station Sergeant Matthew Corbitt said the crowd was generally well behaved with sixteen people being ejected for being intoxicated or behaving in [...]
What a beautiful thing to see on the TV, international cricket live from Manuka Oval!
Hopefully they’ve fixed the “technical issue” which scuppered the beer filling machines at all the bars for the PM’s XI.
TAMS are letting the world know you don’t have to drive to the cricket on Wednesday:
Cricket fans attending the 2013 One Day International Commonwealth Bank Series on Wednesday 6 February 2013 are encouraged to catch a free ACTION bus to the match.
The match starts at 2.20 pm at Manuka Oval and will be the first [...]
A man couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend a birthday.
A cracking game of cricket with the home side getting home and over 640 runs scored.
An afternoon and evening sitting on the grass on the hill with friends and a very great amount of beer.
The lights at Manuka were magnificent.
Sadly the catering was [...]
Drove past the PMs XI today at Manuka Oval and noticed a Parking Inspector slapping down dozens and dozens of fines in the vicinity (wih no exaggeration).
Checked out the official parking which was fronted with a sign: PARKING FULL. Whats the use of updating the Oval if it cant even accomidate people parking first? [...]
To celebrate your correspondent’s 40th birthday the powers that be have put on a rather grand game of cricket next tuesday and Ricky Ponting is going to captain a side against the West Indies at Manuka Oval.
Migrane@Kingston has sent in these cracking pictures of the new lights turned on for the first time despite the [...]
Come along and support Menslink at the PM’s XI cricket match on Tuesday January 29th.
Menslink are a Canberra born and bred charity who have supported local young men for over ten years through our free counselling and mentoring programs. We strongly believe in the potential of all young men regardless of background.
We’ve been selected by [...]
Senator Lundy has announced the Prime Minister’ side to face the West Indies at the first ever day night match at Manuka Oval coming up this January 29.
• Ricky Ponting (Captain) TAS
• Brad Haddin (VC) NSW
• Fawad Ahmed VIC
• Jono Dean ACT
• Alex Doolan TAS
• James Faulkner TAS
• Peter Handscomb VIC
• Usman Khawaja QLD
Affinity Electrical has tweeted damage to the new lighting at Manuka Oval.
If it’s a crusty old killjoy nut I look forward to seeing him hung from the light towers.
And god help them if this fouls up the PM’s XI.
Disappointing! Vandalism to new Manuka Oval lighting #Canberra100 @manukaoval twitter.com/AffinityET/sta…
— Affinity Electrical (@AffinityET) December 16, 2012
We’ll keep [...]
Holden Caulfield has sent this in:
I took this snap of the Manuka Oval light tower on my commute to work this morning.
There’s another tower going up today according to Andrew Barr.
Completion and first tests expected to take place in mid-January.
Andrew Barr has let it be known that at 9am this morning the first light tower is going up at Manuka Oval.
I eagerly await Canberra’s admission into the horrifically named Big Bash League on this basis.
Well look at this.
Cricket Australia have announced that the greatest Australian batsman since Bradman is going to do a victory lap as captain of the Prime Minister’s XI at Manuka Oval on January 29.
The match will be played against the West Indies on Tuesday 29 January at Manuka Oval, and a capacity crowd is [...]
[ 11 October, 2012; 11:30 am; ] The Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation, Andrew Barr, will launch the 2012 Summer of Cricket at Manuka Oval and announce that tickets are now on sale for Canberra’s first One-Day International cricket match today.
The 2012 Summer of Cricket will be the first time that the new lights at Manuka are switched on, and [...]
Andrew Barr has proudly announced the opening of a new 412 seat stand at Manuka Oval:
New grandstand seating was today unveiled at Manuka Oval. The new grandstand has 412 seats, and is the first of three new stands to be installed at the ground.
The grandstand will be in use when the Greater Western Sydney Giants [...]
Simon Corbell has announced that rather than deal with the feral letter writers of the Inner South he’s calling in the paperwork to put lights up at Manuka Oval (paving the way for more and better cricket through summer).
Mr Corbell used his call-in powers to approve a development application to construct six lighting towers for [...]
Andrew Barr has excitedly announced Canberra’s first One Day International will be on 6 February 2013 between Australia and the West Indies:
Manuka Oval will host the one-day international match on 6 February 2013 as part of the 2012-13 Commonwealth Bank Series. It will be a day-night fixture.
The Australian team is coming to Canberra as part [...]
Andrew Barr has the happy news that the Centenary will feature a game of One Day Cricket now that the interim format is well and truly on the nose.
This morning I joined Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland to announce that Australia will play a one-day International at Manuka Oval as part of the 2012-13 Commonwealth [...]
When the Commonwealth announced matching funds yonks ago this one seemed like a no brainer.
But yesterday Andrew Barr saw fit to let us know it’s in the budget for this year.
T20 here we come.
Foxsports have the slightly surprising news that “our” Giants have managed a win at Manuka Oval over the Gold Coast Suns (admittedly another expansion side).
Greater Western Sydney secured their historic first AFL victory on Saturday, downing Gold Coast Suns after kicking five goals to none in a blistering final quarter at Canberra’s Manuka Oval.
Senator Lundy has announced the Commonwealth is chipping in $2.5 million to match the ACT funding and throw up floodlights at Manuka Oval.
(It’s hard to say who will lose the most votes from the happy photo of Lundy, Barr and Gillard).
Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Sports Minister Kate Lundy today announced funding of $2.5 [...]
Considering the crap the ACT Government can find money for it’s somewhat surprising Andrew Barr has publicly gone cap in hand to the Federales for $2.5 million to light Manuka Oval:
Today I am calling on the Federal Government to contribute funding towards the upgrade of Manuka Oval.
The call comes after a number [...]
Local band Fun Machine have sent in this photo from the football at Manuka today with the note:
Giant crack under pressure
We can only hope the semi-local team recompose themselves.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org .
And to pre-empt the outrage. Here’s a poll for you:
Pictures like [...]
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For the footy mad this afternoon at Manuka Oval.
Cricket ACT has announced that former local player Brad Haddin is coming back to Manuka Oval for the PMs XI game on 3 February:
Australian Test Vice Captain Brad Haddin will captain the Prime Ministers XI against Sri Lanka on Friday 3 February at Manuka Oval.
Haddin a former ACT Comets representative will make his [...]
The Canberra Times have the bizarre news that with no rain, decent light, and 45 runs needed for victory the teams at Manuka have decided they don’t feel like playing any more.
But at 0-100, with dropped Test batsmen Usman Khawaja on 56 runs and Phil Hughes on 42 runs, both teams agreed to end the [...]
On Friday I attended the Chairman’s XI vs India at Manuka Oval. As usual parking is a nightmare no parking anywhere around the ground even diving into side streets only to be met with 2 hour parking or no parking signs, Parking Officers were also in force to give people tickets on the spot. I [...]
Cricket fans are especially spoilt for choice in Canberra this summer with several National and International cricket events to be held at Manuka Oval. The inaugural Festival of Cricket sees the NSW Speedblitz Blues taking on Tasmania in a one-dayer and test match, and Cricket Australia’s Chairman’s XI battling India in an event that should [...]