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Another day at the Cricket, another Manuka Oval failure

By 15 January, 2014

I had a great day yesterday, it revolved around going to the cricket but that was the least of it really.
Swimming in Manuka Pool, sitting in the baking sun, drinking beer and joking around in a fun crowd, lunch at the Kingston Hotel, cycling around the lake after the game, sacking out on Aspen Island [...]

The fun police will be out in force

By 13 January, 2014

ACT Policing are warning all patrons attending tomorrow’s (14 January) encounter between Prime Minister’s XI and England at Manuka Oval that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.
Acting Superintendent Matt Corbitt said police and security will be closely monitoring crowd behaviour and would act to ensure the safety of all patrons. Manuka oval is no [...]

Congratulations to the groundkeeper!

By 28 December, 2013

Manuka Oval’s former groundsman and long term ACT Comets player has just taken his 100th test wicket in the Boxing Day Test against England keeping us in the running to take a clean sweep!
Congratulations to him on an unexpectedly prolific test career!

Test match cricket for Manuka at Perth’s expense?

By 18 December, 2013

Geoff Koop on The Roar is engaging in some wishful thinking about getting Test cricket here to Canberra.
At the end of the day we might get the odd one but it’s hard to see the cricketing world letting the vast Perth market wither in favour of Canberra’s small population so very close to Sydney.
Let’s get [...]

Lights , Camera, Manuka

By 18 December, 2013

Anybody know what the regulations are for cameras and camera gear at Manuka Oval? I’ve got tickets to watch the Poms vs PM’s XI and I’d like to get a bit snappy there.
I only ask, as the SCG will not allow lenses over 200mm and mine is a 300mm, no tripods or monopods either. I’m [...]

PMs XI set for 14 January

By 22 November, 2013

[ 14 January, 2014; ] Events ACT are banging the drum for the Prime Minister’s XI game against England at the revamped Manuka Oval.

Come and watch the old enemy England take on the Prime Ministers XI under lights at Manuka Oval.

International stars such as England’s Kevin Petersen, Alistair Cook, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Matt Prior and Graeme Swan [...]

Manuka endorsed for more cricket

By 16 October, 2013

The ABC has the reassuring news that the Cricket World Cup boss John Harnden likes what he’s seen at Manuka Oval as it transforms into a serious cricket ground:
Organising Committee CEO John Harnden says he expects all three world cup matches in Canberra to sell out when Australia hosts the world championship.
Mr Harnden says [...]

Don Bradman at Manuka

By 28 August, 2013

The all seeing eye has turned up a Yahoo Sport picture of Don Bradman here in Canberra:
9th February 1963: Australian cricketer Don Bradman, statistically the greatest batsman ever, strolls onto the pitch to bat at Canberra, where the MCC are playing the Prime Minister’s XI. Sir Donald Bradman (1908 – 2001) was the first cricketer [...]

Canberra’s world cup cricket matches

By 30 July, 2013

[ 18 February, 2015; 24 February, 2015; 3 March, 2015; ]

The International Cricket Council has announced the draw of the 2015 Cricket World Cup and Canberra is in there.

What fixtures have we got?

– Bangladesh V Qualifier 2, Match 7, Pool A, Manuka Oval, Canberra. Wednesday 18 February 2015. Day/Night

– West Indies V Zimbabwe, Match 15, Pool B, Manuka Oval, Canberra. Tuesday 24 February 2015. Day/Night

– [...]

Manuka Oval is getting some upgrades

By 17 July, 2013

So this is the more interesting half of the story we reported earlier.
Manuka Oval is getting an upgrade after 3000 cubic metres of its gets moved to the National Arboretum.
It seems the ACT Government would like to a few more matches of cricket played here.
The replacement of the playing surface is scheduled for completion [...]

PM’s XI to take on the poms

By 1 July, 2013

Andrew Barr has just facebooked:
The match is set to take place on Tuesday 14th January against England at Manuka Oval in a day/night 50 over one day match under the award winning lights.
The 2014 match will also be the first cricket match played on the new playing surface which will see work begin straight [...]

Get on down to StarTrack Oval Canberra?

By 12 April, 2013

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 [...]

AFL match goes meat pie free for first time since 1897

By 9 March, 2013

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 [...]

Taking their time at Manuka Oval

By 20 February, 2013

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 point, Steve, is you’re not meant to be parking at Manuka Oval

By 13 February, 2013

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 [...]

Lessons not learned at the cricket

By 7 February, 2013

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 [...]

Sixteen ejections from Manuka Oval

By 7 February, 2013

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 [...]

Coin toss on the tele from Manuka!

By 6 February, 2013

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.

Free buses to the cricket

By 4 February, 2013

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 [...]

Day night cricket at Manuka Oval. A review of sorts

By 30 January, 2013

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 [...]

Manuka Oval … not so brilliant.

By 30 January, 2013

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? [...]

The lights go on at Manuka Oval

By 23 January, 2013

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 [...]

Two weeks until the Manuka lights come on! Come and show your support for Canberra’s young men.

By 15 January, 2013

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 [...]

Haddin and Ponting to lead the PM’s XI

By 11 January, 2013

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
• [...]

Vandalism strikes new Manuka Oval lights

By 16 December, 2012

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 [...]

Behold the lights of Manuka

By 14 December, 2012

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.

First light tower going up at Manuka Oval

By 13 December, 2012

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.

Ponting’s swansong for Johnboy’s birthday

By 27 November, 2012

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 [...]

Summer of Cricket

By 11 October, 2012

[ 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 [...]

Is it a grandstand when it has just 412 seats?

By 16 August, 2012

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 [...]

We can’t even put lights up at Manuka without a ministerial call-in

By 8 August, 2012

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 [...]

Windies named to face Australia at Manuka

By 19 July, 2012

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 [...]

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