Irvine Club Lunch – Guest Speaker Kim Hughes

Join the Irvine Club for lunch to raise funds for the Lords Taverners.

Almanac Cricket: Afghanistan pitch for ICC Test Status

Neil Drysdale writes of Afghanistan Cricket’s opportunity as they press for ICC Test status.

Almanac Cricket: Gary Sobers at 80

Sir Gary Sobers turns 80 and Neil Drysdale shares his experience in meeting the great man.

Almanac Cricket: ICC Conference – Have your say

The ICC Conference is to be held next week and Neil Drysdale needs your help, what are the key issues the ICC need to address?

Almanac Cricket: Have you met your Heroes?

Neil Drysdale tells us about his five favourite Australian sporting identities, all with a Scottish connection of course.

Almanac Weekend Sports Results 12-06-16

All the weekend sporting results fit to print

Almanac Cricket- The Day the West Indies Were Bowled Out For 25. By Ireland.

Neil Drysdale ran into an Irishman in Aberdeen who was at the famous game 47 years ago, when Ireland bowled the West Indies out for 25.

Almanac Cricket: Player Spotlight – Ireland’s Captain William Porterfield

Neil Drysdale talks to Ireland cricket captain William Porterfield ahead of the upcoming ODI series in Dublin against Sri Lanka, and in wake of the ICC’s announcement of a possible two division Test league featuring extra teams such as the Irish.

Cricket At Dog Poo Park

John Gascoigne is an umpire in the Mid Year Cricket Association. Elbows bent further than 15 degrees, bogan dressware and landmines left by dog walkers are plenty.

Almanac Cricket: ‘How scoring made me political’ or ‘How cricket made me a socialist’

A ripper piece in The Cricket Monthly from Elizabeth Ammon.

Tom Wills: books, plays, references in works of history, art work

What do we know of Tom Wills? Here are a few books and other works where he is depicted. Please add others.

Tom Wills and the 1868 Tour of England

Settle in. Grab a cuppa. Sean Gorman produced this wonderful chapter for the book “Australia: A Cricket Country,” edited by Christian Ryan. On Tom Wills and the incredible 1868 cricket tour of England. [Magnificent – Ed].

UQCC Old Boys vs Antiquarians: A Very Greek Tragedy

On the 9th day of the 4th month, 2016 A.D, two combatants meet for the Siege of Henzell, one side would salute victory while the taste of defeat greets the vanquished. [A classic – Ed]

Matilda, Boyle, Ranieri, Murphy: On playing, criticising (when I grow up)

Some win, some lose. Some are injured, some are not. That’s life. You are now entering David Wilson’s rant-free zone. [Includes links to Matilda the musical, Timothy Boyle’s Sunday Age article, Claudio Ranieri’s Player’s Tribune piece and Bob Murphy’s AFL Life member speech.]

Cheater – Who Me?

Cheating. What is it and how do we police it? Robbo takes through a few of the issues and highlights the differences between some sports. This is a topic worthy of much discussion.

Almanac Cricket: Bait or Barb? Marlon Goes Fishing

In this story about the West Indies’ response to their own T20 victory, dantooms gives us an insight into the meanings the contemporary game contains.

Sheffield Shield Final Day 5- Easy Ride For Bushrangers

Bernard Whimpress is angry. Why would Redbacks captain and part time offie Travis Head open the bowling on Day 5 of the Sheffield Shield Final with the Bushrangers needing 98 runs? Surely you go with your best bowlers….

Almanac Cricket: It’s not A. Agar who should be taking the heat for a disappointing Australian tournament

Brendan McArdle is flabbergasted at the selection of Australia’s team at the World T20 Cup.

The Game of the Century

The 1965/66 District Cricket Grand Final is one of the best played, Mic Rees provides the colour and background to this classic game.

Almanac cricket: Sheffield Shield final preview

The Sheffield Shield final commences this Saturday in Glenelg. Smokie provides us with a run-down of both teams’ prospects.