Mickey Randall reminisces about the times, names and places of growing up with cricket as a constant summer companion.
E. Regnans conversational report on Day1 of the First Test.
Callum O’Connor’s series on the charms and travails of local cricket continues. (Worth reading for the nicknames and vernacular alone. Dry, laconic Australian humour is alive and well – Ed.)
Mic Rees profiles the 1964/65 district cricket season in Melbourne, and his Footscray team’s search for elusive success.
Peter Baulderstone holds his nose after Australia’s “miracle” last over ODI win against Pakistan at the home of cricket in Abu Dhabi. The ICC must think we are all mugs. World Cup – who cares?
Callum O’Connor’s cricketing travails continue as his opening spell is Harmisonesque. What to do when the skipper offers redemption via an over at the death?
It was the first day of a new cricket season for Callum O’Connor. Plenty of time for inventing new player nicknames and contemplating whether sibling rivalry trumps team success.
Patrick O’Brien’s Saints are on holidays and his mind has turned to the summer game.
East Coburg CC always do a top function. Come and hear Matthew Lloyd on Sep 16.
Luke Reynolds reviews South Africa’s domination of Australia in the ODI final in Zimbabwe. He ventures an early guess at Australia’s line up for the World Cup.
Luke Reynolds reports on the one-day game between Australia and Zimbabwe, including footage of Mitchell Johnson smashing the television commentary box with a straight six.
‘Great’ is a cheap adjective these days, but Mahela Jayawardene was truly a great Test batsman. And pretty handy in shorter forms of the game too. Luke Reynolds summarises a brilliant career.
Daryl Baldock was a genius across many sports, not just footy. Warwick Nolan enquires if anyone has heard of Max Papley who partnered the great man to win a ‘double wicket’ cricket tournament in the 60’s.
E Regnans catches the final day of the Lord’s Test from the south of England. He sees the Englishmen capitulate ingloriously.
The Poms are on the slide. Brendan McArdle reports on their terrible first day’s performance at against India at Lord’s.
MCC Library presents as part of Rare Book Week (Free Event) Gideon Haigh, Russell Jackson and John Harms In Conversazione (Talking about the importance of cricket books and the ones which got them started) Wednesday 23 July, midday-130pm MCC Library, Third Floor, MCC, at the MCG Also a display of rare books from the [Read more]
Luke Reynolds reviews the recently concluded West Indies v New Zealand Test series, which was of a surprisingly high standard. And he concludes that both teams should be aiming high.
Cricket continues through the Melbourne winter, as John Gascoigne explains.