India v Australia – Pune Test: What we learnt from Pune

Seven things Pete has taken away from the First Test in Pune including India’s horrible use of the DRS.

Almanac (Cricket) Satire – Indian fans may be a little overconfident

The Australian Cricket team are in for a world of hurt if the Indian crickets fans online are correct.

Adam Voges seeks advice from Steve Bradbury …

This conversation may or may not have taken place.

Matthew Wade is an inspiration to the butterfingered

A light-hearted look at Matthew Wade’s Australian career and the inspiration it provides those people in the community who suffer a rare condition.

Almanac (Cricket) Satire: ICC backflip in record time

With tongue firmly in cheek, Punxsutawney Pete considers the revolutionary proposal to give International cricket more context which the ICC have announced as unworkable.

Australia select unknown to replace Matthew Wade in Nu’Zuland

In continuing their policy to fast track young talent, Australia’s selectors have chosen unknown, Timmy Bieber-Culkin, to replace Matthew Wade in the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy series currently being played in Nu’Zuland. Wade was ruled out with a back injury yesterday, and Australia’s selectors immediately announced that Bieber-Culkin would be flown over to reinforce the squad. “Timmy [Read more]

Almanac Music: A case for the *real* Beatles albums

Pete Zitterschlager runs through many of The Beatles’ albumless orphans, lamenting what could (or should) have been.

Cricket: saddled with inefficiencies

Pete Zitterschlager has had a gutful of cricket’s inefficiencies and wastefulness. He’s here to change that.

How to win in India the “Hi-Tech” way

Cricketing tours of India are well known for oppressive conditions and terrible pitches. Not to worry though, Peter Zitterschlager has the solution.

Cricket in Hell

P. Pete resurrects an old piece he wrote about cricket, first published in his book Viv Tufnell: the book before the sequel.

Q & A with Adelaide’s cult security guard

With an exclusive interview with Adelaide’s cult figure of a security guard, Peter Zitterschlager drops in a pearler just in time for Christmas.

Cricket’s endangered “species”

Punxsutawney Pete has identified several species of cricketer that face extinction at the hands of asteroid that is T20. Great read

Almanac Cricket: “Is this your fifty, mate?” A day at the Sheffield Shield

Tbone proves that a day out at the Sheffield Shield is worth more than the admission price.

Kayne Calls for DRS at the Grammys

Imagine if Awards ceremonies allowed DRS. Peter Zitterschlager pictures Kanye West taking issue with Beck at this year’s Grammy Awards recently and plays third umpire on the referral. [Harsh, but fair. – Ed]

Does the concept of the Test tour serve cricket’s best interests?

Peter Zitterschlager says it’s time to end anachronistic Test cricket tours and replace them with a World Cricket League.

A Not-so Hare-Brained Idea for an Aussie Rules World Cup (or is it?)

Inspired by the Asian Cup and last year’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Peter Zitterschlager throws down the gauntlet and delivers his manifesto for an Australian rules World Cup.

A bunch of stuff about this summer’s cricket … kind of

Peter Zitterschlager with some advice for KFC ad makers, some advice for Mo Matthews, and a plug for his own fictional character Viv Tufnell. [If PZ feels the need to explain his own images, metaphors and similes, that’s up to him – Ed]

A not so hair-brained idea to revive the torp (or is it?)

T-Bone has a plan to restore the romance of the shot on the siren. Does your side have a “torp specialist”?

The tweeted selfie: is it a new low?

Peter Zitterschlager contemplates the age of the tweeted selfie.

Theatregoers: your comprehensive guide to the Grand Final.

Peter Zitterschlager gives some advice.