Sports Listings: Sunday - Australian Rules: Foster's Cup, The Oval

Click to follow
The Independent Online
The first set of rules for Australian Rules, a sport formed from a mixture of Gaelic football and rugby, was written in 1859. The first official league was formed in 1896 and since then the game has evolved into a fast, competitive, non- stop sport in which the players are very fit. The skills of marking, passing, kicking and tackling, all fully regulated, have ensured its popularity. On Sunday, The Oval hosts two games, involving teams from the Australian Football League. An exhibition match between West Coast, winners of this year's Grand Final, and Adelaide begins at 11.15am. Following at 1.30pm, the Foster's Cup will be contested by the two Melbourne teams, Carlton and Richmond.

How to get there: Surrey County Cricket Club, Kennington Oval, London SE11. Nearest underground station: Oval (Northern line). Admission: pounds 8, pounds 10 from ticket office 071-582 7764 (9.30am- 4.30pm) or First Call 071-240 7200.

Comments