Australia v England – T20: Hobart’s balmy army hails Glenn Maxwell at Blundstone Arena

It was a perfect summer’s night in Hobart and Glenn Maxwell put on a show for all those who turned up at the beautiful Blundstone Arena at Bellerive

Almanac Politics: Bring Our Boys Back Home

Peter’s (Baulderstone and Dutton) add their voice to calls for justice in South Africa.

Women’s Footy – Bud Breakfasts and the Shifting Horizons of Girls

Saturday morning breakfast at the Wilson’s. In 2014 and 2018. The newspaper is a constant. The conversation, and the back page, have changed. E.regnans with a poignant piece on the growing stature of Women’s footy. Especially in the eyes of his two daughters.

Cricket Caste System

Some cricket poetry from our Poet at the Desk, Damian Balassone.

Almanac Cricket – Reminiscences from the Angaston CC: Our 1978-79 Colts premiership

Angaston produced a fine crop of youngsters in the late ’70s including photographer-writer Peter Argent.

Kyle Coetzer’s 5000

With Scotland currently undefeated in the ODI World Cup Qualifiers, Neil Drysdale pays tribute to Scottish skipper Kyle Coetzer, the first Scot in the history of the game to make 5000 runs for his country.

Almanac Cricket – Davey Warner and the Deluded Toxic Masculinity of the Australian Cricketer: A Performance in Six Acts

David Wilson says: Such a shame – this #Warner fiasco. When cricket should be the focus. But we shouldn’t walk past this standard of behaviour.

South Africa v Australia – First Test, Durban: Thoughts and comments?

The First Test between South Africa and Australia started last night at Kingsmead, Durban. John Harms has a few thoughts. Check out the comments thread.

Good parent or a pompous tool?

A parental confession? You be the judge.

Book Review (4 of 52): The Cricket War by Gideon Haigh

Jack Banister is back with his 4th book review of 2018. Under the Banister microscope is Gideon Haigh’s masterpiece ‘The Cricket War’. In the new cricketing climate that now exists, Jack recommends you revisit the game’s original revolution

The pleasures of men in white at a deserted SCG

A pleasant surprise awaited Jan Courtin at the SCG. Remember when?

Almanac (Cricket) Haircuts: A Fringe Player?

Bush cricket photos from Peter Argent. He reckons the Sevenhill offie M. Wells could do with a trim. [Classic – JTH]

T20 International – Australia v England: Another ‘Big Ship’

Smokie Dawson went to the T20 at the MCG on Sunday with a very well-named mate. [from the MCC’s Balcony Banter]

Raving Rulebook 14

Rulebook is certainly raving this week as he becomes rather animated over various issues including umpiring in AFLW, resting cricketers at international level, and nocturnal activities at the Winter Olympics.

BBL07 Photo Gallery by Peter Argent: D’Arcy Short attempts to catch a skier

Photographer Peter Argent captured BBL07 Player of the Tournament D’Arcy Short attempting to catch a skier from the bat of Travis Head during the Grand Final on Sunday afternoon.

Almanac Cricket: Hobart Hurricanes – a BBL07 review

It was close but no cigar for the Hobart Hurricanes in BBL07. Thommo3 gives his review of the Hurricanes’ season from his bottom of the ladder predictions to being final contenders.

Cricket Australia Shame

Citrus Bob Utber is fuming. For a few reasons. But especially because of the way the women’s BBL final was conducted.

Almanac Sport: The 2017 Kids’ Party Cup

Earl waxes lyrical about the delights of summer weekends; everything from backyard fun, cricket on the radio, Primal Scream, the coming footy season, and even Germaine Greer.

Almanac (Cricket) Memoir: ‘Creeket iz life’

Mathilde de Hauteclocque tells the story of her love of cricket and in doing so reveals much about her family, especially her father, the French Count, and his deep appreciation of the game (‘Creeket iz life’). A great tale of where life takes you and what it offers when your eyes are open and alert to possibility.

Almanac Cricket: A smiling, new South African quick

Tremendous Almanac debut piece by Tom Harrington about South African Test novice quickie Lungi Ngidi who has made an impression in this series.