Course for budding sports journalists and cricket enthusiasts

February 10, 2015

Steve Smith Aust Cricket Captain squareMurdoch University is running a one-day cricket writing workshop on Monday, March 2, for journalists, freelancers and bloggers, or anyone with a budding interest in sports reporting.

Senior Lecturer in Journalism, Chris Smyth, organised the workshop and said the course is for writers of any sort who have a passion for the game – bloggers and cricket fans are also welcome.

“Participants will have the opportunity to hear from senior international writers and commentators as well as a test umpire and ground curator,” Mr Smyth said.

“They’ll be explaining the do’s and don’ts of cricket reporting and what makes for excellent cricket writing. The course will also cover One Day rules and the science and art of preparing a game-day match wicket at the WACA.”

Speaking on the day are John Townsend, cricket writer for The West Australian newspaper, Glenn Mitchell, freelance sports writer and former commentator for ABC, Peter Lalor, cricket writer for The Australian Newspaper, and WACA ground curator Rohan Matthews.

The workshop will be held at the Murdoch University Student Village from 9am to 3pm. The course is free but places are limited to 20 people only. To register your interest contact Ashleigh Forrest on 9360 6221 or email

The event coincides with the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup. The ICC has chosen the Murdoch University playing fields as one of the official training venues for the Cricket World Cup.

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