The top 20 crickety things you need to get straight for the upcoming season

Patrick O’Brien’s Saints are on holidays and his mind has turned to the summer game.

East Coburg CC Sports Night (Sep 16) with Matthew Lloyd

East Coburg CC always do a top function. Come and hear Matthew Lloyd on Sep 16.

Zimbabwe Tri Series Final- Australia v South Africa: Hip Hip Harare

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.

Zimbabwe Triangular Series Game 1- Zimbabwe v Australia: Return to Harare

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.

Mahela Jayawardene: Tribute to the great Sri Lankan batsman

‘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.

One Question for Max Papley

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.

Second Test, Day 5 – England v India: Burgestede burston

E Regnans catches the final day of the Lord’s Test from the south of England. He sees the Englishmen capitulate ingloriously.

England v India: Terrible from the Poms

The Poms are on the slide. Brendan McArdle reports on their terrible first day’s performance at against India at Lord’s.

Invitation: MCC Conversazione (July 23) on cricket books and rare sports book

 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]

English village cricket – Stansted Park CC v Langstone CC: Eye-smiling

E. Regnans and family are on holidays in the UK. When the local cricket team is short ER finds himself selected and playing at a magnificent venue. [Good Luck to you ER - Ed]

West Indies v New Zealand- 2nd & 3rd Tests Review

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.

Winter Cricket; No drownings please

Cricket continues through the Melbourne winter, as John Gascoigne explains.

Crio’s Question: If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em?

Cricket Australia, Murali, spin-coach, laws of cricket…? Your thoughts…?

“English” Test Cricket teams from across the British Empire

Glen Davis chooses three British Empire Test Cricket teams: from Africa, the Caribbean and India. He welcomes your suggestions, especially for wicketkeepers!

First Test – West Indies v New Zealand

Pomborneit Cricket Club’s Luke Reynolds burns the midnight oil to keep us well-informed of the first Test between the Windies and New Zealand.

Wandering and P. Flynn fulfilling contractual obligations as international cricket correspondents for The Footy Almanac

First rule of publishing: put your best writers in the most important places. P Flynn and Wandering Norton at Lord’s.

Vale: ‘Gus’ Gilmour

Smokie reflects on the passing of a boyhood idol.

Where were you when Gary Gilmour took 6/14 in the semi-final at Headingley?

Tell us where you were and what you were doing on June 18, or the morning of June 19 (Australian time), 1975, when you heard of Gary Gilmour’s 6/14 to smash England at Headingley, and get Australia into the first World Cup final.

Leadership Matters (reprised)

Malcolm Ashwood runs the ‘rulebook’ over good and bad leadership in sport. [This piece has been generating comments again - so we thought we'd bring it back - Ed]

Cricket on Christmas Day

The possibility of having international cricket played on Christmas Day opens up business and scheduling opportunities for more than just Cricket Australia, writes Geoff Lockhart.