Blind Deaf and Clueless; Wide of the Mark. Part Two

When is a wide a wide? Phil Hill has the answer.

Almanac Cricket: Reading, Writing and Rowdy

Michael Sexton provides us with some unique insights into Ashley ‘Rowdy’ Mallett’s journalism career which commenced while he was still Australia’s premier off spin bowler.

Raving Rulebook No 8

Rulebook lives !!! This week he tees off on the AFL re State Leagues, laments footy politics, lauds Richmond, proposes a radical finals series, praises the Storm, queries the Socceroos, says g’day to Ben Stokes and gives the footy media a huge bake.

Ashes Moments – January 2003: dot dot dot 3 1 4

Mickey Randall recalls Lake Bonney, Steve Waugh and eighteen holes at Waikerie.

August 15th – A Day of Reckoning

Gigs fills us in on the significance of August 15 2017 as he embarks on another Radox-fuelled season with the Clifton Hill CC

Almanac Cricket – Blowers Out, Citrus Sweet

Citrus Bob is getting excited ahead of The Ashes this summer. He looks at the possible team line-ups for the first test at the Gabba.

Almanac Cricket: Number 11 and how to be a good one

The number 11 position in the batting line-up is crucial. And, as a number 11, you should never underestimate your place in the team. Phil Hill offers some important (and amusing) advice. [It must be cricket season – Ed]

To the Victor Go the Spoils

Cranky Pete’s ode to the great Victor Trumper.
“He was twice as good, and averaged half as much as, Smith”

O Me Miserum: the genesis and revelations of an offie

[G’day to UQCC readers and thanks to I. Elks for diverting newsletter readers to the footyalmanac website. Hope all is well at St Lucia]

Chris Harms, whose bowling action was highlighted in a recent piece by John Harms, replies to his cousin.

Raving Rulebook No 5

Rulebook’s take on week one of the finals, including that Shuey free, as well as his thoughts on the 2nd Test in Chittagong. All brought to you from the Coopers box at The Parade.

Cricket, tennis and Father’s Day brunch

Mickey Randall is seeing his boys grow up before his eyes with more first times taking place; cricket training and school camps this past week.

Tom Wills Bibliography

Johnhenry Holmes has taken an interest in Tom Wills for many years. During this time he has compiled a bibliography of items relating to Tom Wills. Paddy Grindlay – who has been our W.K. Trewick Scholar (thanks in part to Chris Bracher’s generous donation) spent a recent week compiling it in this post. (Thanks Paddy). We hope to have another Tom Wills Dinner in the lead up to the forthcoming Ashes series.

Odd Friday Lunch with Howard Beer

Join us this Friday for lunch with Howard Beer, a former Victorian Homicide Detective who works in anti-corruption for International Cricket.

Bangladesh v Australia – 1st Test, Day 1: More Subcontinental Blues For Warner

Luke Reynolds reports on an engrossing first day of the Bangladesh v Australia Test in Mirpur.

The ‘Mankad’: conduct unbecoming?

Brad Haddin didn’t like the prospect of being ‘Mankaded’ in BBL05. Dave Brown ponders why and comes up with many more questions than answers.

Almanac Cricket: Regaining the Ashes

Brendan McArdle has been following the England v South Africa Test series closely and sees an English team that looks set to struggle in this Summer’s Ashes series.

Cricket Australia has lost its delegation

Wayne Ball offers a probing delivery (pitching middle and off and going away), on the current dispute between Cricket Australia and the players. Who does the Cricket Australia executive speak for?

Almanac Cricket: Where it Went Wrong for the Aussies

Junior Almanacker Daniel Saunders delivers has take on the recent disappointment for Australia at the ICC Champions Trophy in England. Who is needed for the upcoming India tour?

Almanac Cricket – ICC Champions Trophy: One of Cricket’s Best-kept Secrets

Brendan McArdle takes an in-depth look at Australia’s team ahead of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. Have the selectors given Steve Smith the right team for the tournament?

Almanac Cricket: An Indigenous 11?

Australian cricket hasn’t fared too well with Indigenous participation. What does this say about the game?

Remember May 22

Glen looks back at the cancelled 1970 South African cricket tour of England and the events that led to the decision.