India v Australia, Ranchi Test: Celebrate the struggle

Ahh, India. David Wilson sees this tremendous India v Australia Test series as a reminder to celebrate the struggle.

India v Australia – Ranchi Test: What now?

Australia is down two Mitchells. V Kohli is hot under the collar. Test cricket is back.

India v Australia – Bangalore Test, Day 4: Beware the headless snake

David Wilson pieces together a match that he missed entirely. But he needs help. What is this headless snake that kills? What is this creature felled by a headless snake?

India v Australia – Bangalore Test: Pre-game call for writers

India v Australia. Cricket. After a wonderful first Test in Pune, the second Test begins tomorrow (Saturday) in Bangalore. What can we expect? Nominate a day.

India v Australia – Pune Test, Day 1: Skid marks

India on top. Australia skids on Day 1. And poor Matt Renshaw now knows that the sub-continental trots belong in a special sub-branch of living torment.

India v Australia – Pune Test: Call for writers

The 1st Test, India v Australia, begins in Pune on Thursday. What can we expect to see? Can you volunteer a day’s story?

Almanac Music: Springsteen, rainbows and a full moon; drinking our fill at Hanging Rock

David Wilson woke on Saturday morning with a nebulous thought of seeing his first Bruce Springsteen show. What followed was a wonderful family adventure to Hanging Rock…

Women’s footy: Thank you

E.R is very grateful for the exposure and acceptance that women’s football is finally receiving in 2017 and what it means for his daughters.

Almanac Cricket – Speeches given on the occasion of Betty Wilson being inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame

Betty Wilson was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame at the Allan Border Medal function on Monday night. David Wilson shares the text of speeches given on this occasion – one given by his Dad, Ken – Betty’s nephew. [Wonderful – JTH]

Australia v Pakistan – SCG Test: Call for writers

We’re calling for reports, stories, poems, observations of the Sydney Test. Let’s cover every day of this last Test of the Australian home summer. Nominate a day. [Especially given that Citrus is unavailable after Day 1 – Ed].

Australia v Pakistan – MCG Test, Day 2: Azhar Ali and the endless fight

David Wilson was at MCG Day 2, prompted by his old imaginary horse, Clarrie Grimmett; a horse who rises only for a scrap…

Australia v Pakistan – MCG Test: Call for writers

Calling all writers for the MCG Test. Pick a day to cover; let’s cover this Australia v Pakistan game in style.

Australia v Pakistan – Gabba Test: Call for writers

The Gabba Test begins on Thursday. All entries for cricket reports happily received at The Footy Almanac. Pick a day.

Finding North Hobart Football Club in disguise: Never Say Die

A group has mobilised in North Hobart – aiming to resurrect the North Hobart Football Club name. It’s timely to revisit this one – David Wilson’s midwinter pilgrimage to North Hobart oval from 2014, where he found a club and its supporters steeped in history.

Almanac Cricket Poetry: The Ballad of Bluey Jenner

e.regnans, in his typically beautiful way, tells the story of Bluey Jenner, a bush cricketer with the world at his feet.

Australia v South Africa – Adelaide Test: Call for writers

The Adelaide Test begins on Thursday. Let’s cover the game in style at the Footy Almanac. Pick a day.

Australia v South Africa – Adelaide Test, pre-game: Agile, innovative, creative selection

Alright Australian squad – acknowledge your luck, look after each other and have a crack. That’s David Wilson’s message to the unrecognisables. And their teammates. What a time to be alive.

Australia v South Africa – Hobart Test Day 4: Of Aesop’s goose, motivation and whose team is this anyway?

Day 4 in Hobart was a debacle. Overheard* at Blundstone Arena; just one of many awkward conversations concerning a torn and frayed Australian cricket scene (*imagined). This is the theatrical expression of some of what has been discussed on this site, but takes things a little further and considers cricket and T20 cricket as competing codes. Thought-provoking. [A lot of these taking place this week. – Ed].

Australia v South Africa – Hobart Test: Call for writers

This is an invitation for writers of Test cricket; all styles, all ages; to submit their observations and thoughts on the Hobart Test. All welcome. Nominate a day.

Australia v South Africa – Perth Test Day 5: Blockheads of colour-by-number d.by Impressionists

E. regnans has recorded an Australian pub conversation from somewhere, anywhere, maybe everywhere. It seems cricket, Test cricket and the approach of senior cricket officials is the talk of the sporting world at the moment. It certainly is in this pub. [Much to consider here – JTH]