Joe Burns century on debut is a victory for the traditional understanding of club cricket and its link to first class cricket, writes Norths’ team-mate Wally Wright.
Damian Balassone builds on recent Almanac conversation around sports players of Italian heritage with this: the Italian cricket team of the century. Did he miss anyone?
E.regnans spots similarities between the bearing of SPD Smith and that of Taylor Swift.
Dave Brown is off the long run to mount his high horse and dig one into the ribs of weak-kneed, lily-livered cricket umpires not enforcing rules against time wasting and sharp practice.
Bob Utber’s wrap of the final day at the ‘Gabba – complete with a Mea Culpa on his all-time Six Best Queensland Cricketers.
Rulebook has one eye on the Pembroke Kings and one eye on the Test match and gives this neat appraisal, concluding the Indians lacked fight in the second dig.
As a child, did you ever play dice cricket? “Swish” Schwerdt did, and he took it to extremes…
The run chase is on at the ‘Gabba with Australia needing 128 for an outright win. Despite some resistance from Dharwan, who made 81 before being caught leg before by Nathan Lyon and Yadav with a cavalier 30, the Indians were all out for 224. Share your thoughts below as the Australian chase down a [Read more]
Peter Baulderstone watched Day 3 at the Gabba dazzle like a Mozart symphony. Can we cancel the 50 over World Cup flog, and make this an 8 Test series?
Bob Utber lays claim to being the Almanac’s official ‘Grumpy Old Man’. Why is the Big Bash attracting 30,000 people to the Adelaide Oval, while just 9,000 people turn up to a day’s Test cricket at the Gabba?
Gabba Test, Australia v India – Day Three : Brad Haddin to Retire? Dispirited India Crushed by Johnson, Smith Partnership
What does the future hold for Brad Haddin? Patrick White from Cricket Froth sums up three eventful days of Test cricket.
More glorious artwork from Kate Birrell of the groundsman keeping the wickets at her local oval. Kate’s sanity and furnishings are under assault from an aspiring Davey Warner.
Paddy Grindlay’s comprehensive wrap of the wickets at the Gabba yesterday. NutForest has a day out.
A sweltering Day One in Brisbane is father-son bonding time for Matt and Angus Watson.
Sean Curtain charts both the progress of both live cricket media coverage and day two’s play at the Gabba.
Bob Utber’s wrap of the second day’s action at the Gabba. Another great day of test cricket, with the honours evenly shared.
David Chettle bemoans the influence of the sports scientist in the professional era. And the lack of XXXX at the Gabba.
Who would have guessed that a simple pink shirt could possess such motivational powers for an indoor cricket team?
It was the subtle beginning of a new era: Jill Scanlon reports on a day of attrition at the Gabba.
Lou can’t believe what happened at the Gabba today.