When is a wide a wide? Phil Hill has the answer.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Ahh, India. David Wilson sees this tremendous India v Australia Test series as a reminder to celebrate the struggle.
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]
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]
The Indian cricket fandom have taken to social media to attack Steve Smith over images that appeared to show him mocking Kohli. Unfortunately, this wasn’t the case but that hasn’t stopped social media going into a storm with the #bullythebully hashtag.
Mickey Randall remembers the 2006 Ashes test in Adelaide when a certain draw turns into a brilliant victory for the home team. Great stuff.
A fascinating first day’s cricket at Ranchi reviewed by Paddy Grindlay as the skipper and an unusually compact ‘Big Show’ save the innings
Middle Australia has strong words of advice to the Chairman of Selectors ahead of the third test in Ranchi.
A cracking collection of photos showcasing bush cricket at its finest. The action in this contest is captured beautifully by Peter Argent. (Must view photos here – MN).
Australia is down two Mitchells. V Kohli is hot under the collar. Test cricket is back.
Peter Argent is on hand to witness the Northern Areas Cricket Association Grand Final in outback South Australia between Pekina-Carrieton and Spalding-Booborowie at the picturesque Pekina Oval. Bush cricket at its finest. (Some great photos too – Ed)
Paddy hope Pat Cummins is the business. The implications of the tour of India and the Ashes are mouth watering.
This is quintessential country cricket at the Pekina Oval. Being at the event it gave Peter Argent a great sense of community and how important sport is in it. Check out his superb photo. [Brilliant – JTH]
Dr Hill imparts some wisdom on the application of local anaesthetic and how to deal with a moist pitch
Peter Argent caught the semi-finals of the Stanley Cricket Association between Brinkworth/Koolunga and Lower North. Eighteen year-old quick Isaac Moller was in good form and gave his all.
At the Almanac we are after the stories of your local cricket finals. Good luck to everyone that is involved in a finals campaign. Sadly for Luke Reynolds and the Pomborneit Cricket Club, there will be no finals action in 2017/18. A long off-season awaits.