/ 17 October 2023

A bunch of legends

Image: Eva Rinaldi via Wikimedia Commons
Image: Eva Rinaldi via Wikimedia Commons

They’ve long been referred to as legends, but now it’s official… Former Wallabies captain Mark Ella, surfer Layne Beachley and AFL star Bob Skilton have been elevated to legend status in Australia’s Sport Hall of Fame. Ever humble, Ella (who was the first Indigenous Aussie to captain a national sports team) said it was a surprise. “I haven’t played rugby since I was 25, and I’m 60-something, so it’s been a long time, but I’m honoured,” he said. Speaking of legends, Afghanistan’s national cricket team made history yesterday with a 69-run win over England in the Cricket World Cup. The Poms are the defending champs, and pundits say it’s one of the biggest sporting upsets of all time. Meanwhile, the struggling Oz team beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets early this morning. Before that, we’d lost both of our opening matches and were second from the bottom of the 10-team tournament table… 

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