Trugo: A bizarre sport unique to Melbourne

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John McMahon, 89, demonstrates trugo's distinctive hitting action / BBC News

Not many people have heard of trugo: a mix of croquet, golf, lawn bowls and the hammer, BBC News reports. But, as James Bartlett writes, the unusual game that sprung from Melbourne’s railway yards is trying to attract new fans.

I’m very much a part-time member of the Yarraville Trugo club, and I haven’t played an official game for them yet. I probably never will, as I live nearly 13,000km (8,000 miles) from the ground.

Even so, I wear my canary-yellow team shirt with pride as I arrive.

Training has begun for the upcoming season, and there’s a good turnout of players old and new.

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