Cricket: saddled with inefficiencies

Pete Zitterschlager has had a gutful of cricket’s inefficiencies and wastefulness. He’s here to change that.

How to win in India the “Hi-Tech” way

Cricketing tours of India are well known for oppressive conditions and terrible pitches. Not to worry though, Peter Zitterschlager has the solution.

The death and births of ODIs

As T20 cricket continues to eclipse its 50-over cousin, Crankypete fondly remembers the first birth of ODI cricket.

The Land of my fathers: or whoevers!

With Johan Botha now an Australlan citizen, Glen is weighing up the argument for a leadership role for him in Australian cricket – which moves him to ask you to come up with all those players who have donned the caps of two nations.

Blinds Deaf and Clueless. Four things you will never see?

Don’t want to be adjudged out Timed Out, Handling the Ball, Hitting the Ball Twice or Obstructing the Field while batting? Local cricket umpire Phil Hill explains some of these lesser known Laws of Cricket.

Australia’s All-Rounder Obsession: The alternative options

The number six spot in the Australian Test side has undergone plenty of change. Scana weighs into the debate with a few alternative options for the position.

Cricket in Hell

P. Pete resurrects an old piece he wrote about cricket, first published in his book Viv Tufnell: the book before the sequel.

BBL06 – The Other Elephant In The Room

Kent Winzer follows Thursday’s BBL clash between the Renegades and Hobart, as the Hurricanes, thanks to a record-breaking century from Ben McDermott, win it at the death.

Quick quiz: 50 (+ 1) cricket questions to ponder during a drinks break

It’s Big Issues Time, Summer Edition, with thanks to Sean Curtain. Have a crack.

Australia’s batsmen can and must bowl

Peter Clark has an ingenious solution for Australia’s bowlers in the upcoming Tests in India. What are your thoughts?

Almanac Cricket: Making sense of a second SCG Test

Dave Brown analyses the Sydney push for a second SCG Test.

Almanac Cricket: What next for Australia?

Citrus Bob Utber loves a selection discussion and, after reporting on the entire Test summer, he picks his squad to tour India.

Australia v Pakistan – Day 5: The SCG, its car park, a Giant, and a blond.

Jan Courtin and Marshall break from their walking tradition and drive to the SCG. Their retirement fund takes a hit with the parking ransom. But they’re in for a Happy Jan experience. [Vintage Courtin! Ed]

Cricket. It’s child’s play.

An allegory. Of sorts. [Nice – Ed]

Three reasons to support Pakistan in Sydney

Pat White has a lot of empathy ofr the forever-touring Pakistani cricketers. He’s calling for cricket fans to acknowledge their plight, respect their phenomenal effort, and support them in this Sydney Test match.

Almanac Cricket: Party Pies with Stuart Broad

From a young raw, cricketer learning his craft in Australia, Stuart Broad has turned into the Test cricketer he is today. Craig Dodson played his part in it all.

Australia v Pakistan – SCG Test, Day 1: Marvellous

Citrus Bob delights in some top-shelf Australian batting from the Big Ship, the Future Australian Captain and especially a “faultless, explosive, dynamic” DA Warner. Marvellous.

Almanac (BBL) Cricket: A Day At BBL06 (and WBBL02)

Nickthestatsguy spends an evening at the MCGfor the women’s and Men’s BBL game, and to visit the MCC Library and Museum. Nick really does love his stats.[Looking forward to more from Nick as he enjoys the school holidays – Ed]

Australia v Pakistan – SCG Test: Call for writers

We’re calling for reports, stories, poems, observations of the Sydney Test. Let’s cover every day of this last Test of the Australian home summer. Nominate a day. [Especially given that Citrus is unavailable after Day 1 – Ed].

Almanac (Big Bash) Cricket: NYE in Adelaide Oval’s Bay 134

“If KFC was available at Adelaide Oval I’d buy thirty-eight pieces, inhale them and wipe the grease through the hair of my loved ones.” Just one of a number of cracking lines in Mickey Randall’s account of Adelaide’s New Year’s Eve Big Bash. [Again Mickey, you’ve gone early with noms for Line of the Year – my other fave is the dig at the selectors. JTH]