The Big Day Not Out

Ever wonder what a beige rainbow is? Wonder no more as we get a glimpse inside the wonderful world of the Yarra Pub Cricket Association

Almanac Cricket: UQCC – Interview with the Keepers (Part 1)

Wonderful stuff. Ian Elks shares Part 1 of a cracking interview with three Uni of Queensland Cricket Club wicketkeepers to play for Queensland: Lew Cooper, Wade Seccombe and Chris Hartley. The conversation covers WEP Harris, Thommo and even Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk [with thanks to UQCC Old Boys Cricket News – Ed].

Almanac Music: ‘Time and Tide’ by Rocky and the Two-bob Milllionaires

John Harms first met Rocky of Rocky and the Two-Bob Millionaires playing cricket. Here is one of his songs, ‘Time and Tide’.

The MJ Clarke “Competitive Side of the Game” Memorial Book Club: a leg-up

Two people in the front bar brainstorm; how to help retiree MJ Clarke? [All ideas welcome – Ed].

They Call It Lord’s

The history of Sunbury Cricket Club on the Yorke Peninsula is one of character and characters as told by Peter Argent

The Footy Almanac Manning Clark Cricket Lecture delivered by Dan Brettig.

Dan Brettig delivered the Manning Clark Cricket Lecture at the Clyde Hotel last night. Here is the speech (which was followed by a lively q and a on cricket in Australia over the past decade.)

The Real Douglas Jardine

In 2013 Neil Drysdale met with Reverend Fianach Lawry, daughter of Douglas Jardine, and got a very different perspective on the controversial English captain of the Bodyline era.

MCG: My Cricket Ground

Anna Pavlou, aged 14, tells the story of her affection for and connection with the MCG.

Almanac Fiction: Summer dreams

A summer holiday story from David Wilson; of shifting youthful dreams, the beach, cricket… and her.

The Ten Commandments of BBL cricket

Dave Brown leads the BBL05 tabernacle choir as he summarises the season in 10 lessons

Almanac Weekend Wrap

Keep up to date with this weekend’s Alamanc Sporting Weekend Wrap

Chris Gayle: Hitting across the line, or colouring only between them?

Michael Viljoen views the recent Chris Gayle incident, selecting a lens which offers an alternative view to the orthodoxy established by other lenses.

Almanac Cricket: How do the minnows grow?

Neil Drysdale looks at the cricket pond in which the Scottish minnow swims. What is the future of the smaller cricketing nations? And what place the Intercontinental Cup?

All out for 0. In 4 Overs.

The true story of the day in 1964 when Scottish team Ross County were bowled out in four overs for zero. What is your team’s lowest score?

How to Save ODI Cricket – Bring Back the Gold Cap

For the good of ODI cricket, the baggy gold must be returned.

Almanac cricket (biography): Fritz Freeman, a man for all seasons

Fritz Freeman, as South Australian as his moniker, played cricket for Australia and footy for Port Adelaide. His love of the two games has never dimmed, as Mike Sexton writes in this beautiful tribute.

When Scotland Defeated Australia. At Cricket.

While the Scots have never beaten the All Blacks or the Brazilian soccer team, they have recorded a win over the Australian cricket team. In 1882. Neil Drysdale explains.

A Scottish Test XI

In response to a question resulting from his excellent Bradman in Aberdeen article, Neil Drysdale selects a Scottish Test XI. Some very interesting names are included.

Almanac Weekend Wrap

Missed the weekend scores? Catch up with our weekend wrap.

Limited Overs Sixermania … bring back the Five and an end to Sixes!

Drawing on precedent, Demonymic proposes the resurrection of the ‘five’.