Blind Deaf and Clueless; Wide of the Mark. Part Two

When is a wide a wide? Phil Hill has the answer.

Almanac Cricket: Where it Went Wrong for the Aussies

Junior Almanacker Daniel Saunders delivers has take on the recent disappointment for Australia at the ICC Champions Trophy in England. Who is needed for the upcoming India tour?

Almanac Cricket – ICC Champions Trophy: One of Cricket’s Best-kept Secrets

Brendan McArdle takes an in-depth look at Australia’s team ahead of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. Have the selectors given Steve Smith the right team for the tournament?

Almanac Cricket: An Indigenous 11?

Australian cricket hasn’t fared too well with Indigenous participation. What does this say about the game?

Remember May 22

Glen looks back at the cancelled 1970 South African cricket tour of England and the events that led to the decision.

Test Cricket and T20: they’re family

‘You can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family’: Cricket is family to Pete, and it’s as much of an obligation as it is love.

Almanac Cricket – Saudi Arabia v Kuwait: Bowling change at the water buffalo end

A trip to northern Thailand to visit his school teacher daughter, resulted in a sporting coup for Peter Sweeney.

MythBusters: Cricket Edition

Do you really get a Baggy Green with your New South Wales Blues Cap? Punxsutawney Pete, with the help of the Mythbusters team, delves deeper into some cricket myths.

India v Australia Test Series

Aidan Hammond wraps up the recent India v Australia Test Series.

Answers to the pre-Ashes quiz

Yesterday’s sad news of John Clarke’s passing has made us look through the files to find this Smokie classic inspired by Clarke’s old Saturday Age quiz.
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.

PB’s Rant: Lawyers and TV – the lunatics are running (ruining?) my asylum

Peter Baulderstone fires both barrels at video decision making infecting golf, cricket, footy – and society by extension. Crap decisions over the weekend and three days off the grog and sugar can make a man cranky.

If The Fonz were a cricketer

What if the Fonz played cricket? What type of deliveries would Cosmo Kramer bowl? And would Bill Murray continually be dismissed in the 90’s? Some whimsical musings from Punxsutawney Pete (of course, with a reference to Punxsutawney Pete)

A quick update

Look out for Aidan’s review of the Australia V India Test Series which will be coming soon.

India v Australia, Dharamsala Test, Day 2: Play with the crowd at your peril

Pat White is enjoying the Dharamasala Test match in India but also distractedly thinking about home and family in North Queensland where Cyclone Debbie is threatening.

India v Australia, Dharamsala Test, day one: O’Keefe smokes shot of the day in snowy mountains

Pat White is in attendance at one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world. Day one saw a Smith century, 10 wickets and O’Keefe’s amazing drive for 4 runs.

MCC Library in Conversation – Harry Graham: the little dasher

Get on down to the MCC Library on 12 April to hear Graeme Watson and Peter Bedford in conversation with Ronald Cardwell about his new biography of Test cricketer and Melbourne footballer, Harry Graham

Could Kohli miss the Himalayan decider?

Pat White is preparing for the deciding Test in India with a few Kingfishers and some time in the host region (and city). The expectation is building.

Round 1 Preview: And to all a very good night – Grand Final

Sal Ciardulli with his thoughts on the 3rd Test in India and a twilight Grand Final, as well as his previews of this week’s Round 1 AFL fixtures and racing action in Sydney and Melbourne.

India v Australia, Ranchi Test: Celebrate the struggle

Ahh, India. David Wilson sees this tremendous India v Australia Test series as a reminder to celebrate the struggle.

Blind Deaf and Clueless: Cricket and the death of the quaddie

Phil Hill is inspired by a photo of the two teams playing in the preliminary final he umpired on the weekend to take this wander through cricket umpiring, professionalism, changing quaddie habits, scoring, the heat in curries, the adding up of scorebooks and umpiring. [Contains traces of dentistry – JTH]

Australia v India: Dharamsala dreaming

Pat White has rolled the dice and won. He booked a trip to India to see the Fourth Test with only a glimmer of hope that the series would still be alive. But the valiant combative Australians have surpassed all expectations and he will see what has become one of the most significant Test Matches in recent years. He arrived in India on the weekend. [We’re itching to follow your reports Pat – Ed]