Green Jackets Ground

The Green Jackets Ground is a cricket ground in St Cross, Hampshire used by St Cross Symondians Cricket Club. The ground was first used in 1859; the ground is owned by the trustees of the nearby ancient Hospital of St Cross. The ground was first leased to the Rifle Brigade and since 1885 it has been leased to the Green Jackets Club. Only one first-class match was played at the ground, which saw Hampshire play Sussex in 1875. Sussex were dismissed in their first-innings for 206. Hampshire were dismissed for just 60 in their first-innings and were made to follow-on in their second-innings, making a total of just 119. Sussex won by 27 runs. List of Hampshire County Cricket Club grounds List of cricket grounds in England and Wales Green Jackets Ground at CricketArchive Green Jackets Ground at ESPNcricinfo

Bruthen, Victoria

Bruthen is a small town located alongside the Tambo River between Bairnsdale and Ensay on the Great Alpine Road in East Gippsland, Australia. At the 2016 census, Bruthen had a population of 814. Bruthen is 311 km east of the state capital Melbourne. Bruthen is an Aboriginal word from the Brabiralong people of the Gunai/Kurnai tribe meaning ‘long wooden point’. Alfred Howitt claimed the proper name for the area around Bruthen was Murloo, meaning ‘pipeclay’. Notorious mass murderer of Gunnaikurnai people, Angus McMillan, first passed through the area of what is now Bruthen on 14 April 1840 on his early murderous forays from the Omeo region; the Post Office opened on 15 January 1862 and the first school opened in 1872. On 27 November 1958 an RAAF Avon-Sabre Fighter Jet crashed on the outskirts of Bruthen, narrowly missing the populated area of town. Flight Lieutenant Ralph Oborn was flying from New South Wales to the RAAF base in Sale when his engine ‘flamed out’. Oborn ejected at 500 ft, suffering only minor injuries, became the first person to safely eject from an aeroplane in Australia.

Bruthen has a small shopping centre, including a general store, Post Office, service station, as well as speciality stores and cafes. One of the new local features is the Bullant Brewery which offers meals and a variety of locally brewed Victorian beers. Bruthen has a Police station, State Emergency Service and Country Fire Authority branches, an Anglican church, a cemetery and a primary school. A railway line used to pass through town, with the railway station just to the east of the township; the Bruthen community holds a number of activities throughout the year. These include the "Mixed Bag" art exhibition, the Bruthen Village Markets, annual Parish dance, the Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival on the 3rd weekend of February each year; the 96 km East Gippsland rail trail, which runs from Bairnsdale to Orbost, passes through Bruthen, providing an excellent facility for cycling and horse-riding. In November 2012, 3,500 cyclists spent their first night in Bruthen as part of the nine-day Great Victorian Bike Ride from Lakes Entrance to Phillip Island.

Geocachers will enjoy a visit to Bruthen, there is an active group of Geocachers in the area with plenty of individual caches and multis near the town. In Australian rules football the Bruthen Football Club competes in the Omeo & District Football League, has the nickname ‘The Bulldogs’; the club has won six premierships since joining the league in 1978. The affiliated Bruthen Netball Club competes in the associated netball competition; the Bruthen colours are red and blue. Bruthen football jumpers consist of red and white hoops on a blue background the design of what was Footscray, now the Western Bulldogs AFL club; the netball club wears a white shirt with red navy blue skirt. Other sports in the town include tennis and lawn bowls and shooting clubs. Geocaching is popular in the Bruthen area with a range of single and multiple caches to be found! The Bruthen Lions Club participate in local events and raise a substantial amount of money for local causes each year. Gardner, P. D. Names of the Great Alpine Road Between Omeo.

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