Is New Zealand’s fate to be forever the not quite team?
Rob McLean wonders whether there is a place for a 28 year-old stroke-maker with a love of all things crumbed in both the Australian and South Australian teams (or at least squads).
Ten random, frustrating, useless yet altogether important questions from the world of sport and music
The first few rounds of AFL, the pending Ashes tests and other observations from the sporting and music landscape have provoked a series of questions that I hope Almanac readers have answers to.
Previous Ashes squads have upset Luke Reynolds – the omissions of Mike Whitney and Dean Jones were shattering – but he says there is much to like about the 2013 squad.
Bernard Whimpress gives the national selectors something to think about before they choose their squad for the Ashes.
There’s never a dull moment at Vic Park, Jamestown in South Australia’s Mid-North. James Lang was there (as usual).
Mickey Randall tells the tale of a cricket game on a hot afternoon on the Yorke Peninsula.
All players will be required to answer a simple multiple choice questionnaire before the Ashes? It is therefore fortuitous for the players (especially Watto) that the answers to this quiz have been slid under the door at the offices of the Footy Almanac.
It wasn’t meant to end like this, not in the game Luke Reynolds had played in his head many times leading up to the South West Cricket Association Division 1 Grand Final.
We have a cricket team led by Watson and a country led by Gillard. In the words of Marvin Gaye (no, not that bit about needing sexual healing), “What’s going on?”
Maybe it is the impending arrival of Easter, however the death and resurrection of Shane Watson in the last week has been one of truly miraculous proportions.
This weekend, the Clifton Hill 4th XI, of which Gigs is a regular member, will take on Wyclif in the Grand Final of the Merrell Shield. He doesn’t know who Merrell is or was but he does want his shield.
The understanding of cricket is lost. Sadly, instinct in cricket (maybe most sports) is dead, writes Dips.
A leaked email has revealed the extent of recent fines coach Mickey Arthur has slapped on the Australian side.
Sal Ciardulli has submitted his wellness report to Mickey Arthur.
The homework ban represents the classic dilemma of sport, where logic and emotion clash. Sean Curtain is a man divided.
Watto tells his side of the story.
When talking to parents about a decline in cricket participation, there is a common thread of what is good for the parent being a decision making factor. Parents are saying that the impact on their weekends is a significant factor.