Straight off the Tussock – Horse Play

In March 2003, Peter Fulton joined some select cricketing company when he scored 301 not out against for Canterbury against Auckland. He surpassed the previous highest maiden century in New Zealand cricket – and along the boundary ropes a proud grandfather was willing him on all the way. Jack was brought up on cricket, rugby and betting, so it’s not surprising his family have taken on all three with a

Straight off the Tussock – shearing and other stories

In the wet summer of 1946-47, Jack had to combine forces with three of his neighbours to get shearing finished before the end of the season. Once the four properties banded together, a rep from the shearers union came around to ensure the cluster of workers were members, or soon would be. After all, the farmers had about 20,000 sheep to shear, had started on Labour Weekend and didn’t eventually