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

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

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]

India v Australia – Ranchi Test: Bully the Bully

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.

December 5, 2006 in Adelaide – An Ashes Memory

Mickey Randall remembers the 2006 Ashes test in Adelaide when a certain draw turns into a brilliant victory for the home team. Great stuff.

India v Australia – Ranchi Test, Day 1: Maxwell! Glenn Maxwell!

A fascinating first day’s cricket at Ranchi reviewed by Paddy Grindlay as the skipper and an unusually compact ‘Big Show’ save the innings

India v Australia – Ranchi Test: Selection Advice from Middle Australia

Middle Australia has strong words of advice to the Chairman of Selectors ahead of the third test in Ranchi.

Photo Gallery: Bush Cricket Grand Final – Pekina-Carrieton v Spalding-Booborowie

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).

India v Australia – Ranchi Test: What now?

Australia is down two Mitchells. V Kohli is hot under the collar. Test cricket is back.

Almanac Bush Cricket: Grand Final – Pekina-Carrieton v Spalding-Booborowie

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)

Starc for Cummins: like for like?

Paddy hope Pat Cummins is the business. The implications of the tour of India and the Ashes are mouth watering.

Almanac (Bush) Cricket – NACA Grand Final: Pekina-Carrieton v Spalding-Booborowie

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]

Blind, Deaf and Clueless: The Mandibular Block and Park Cricket Finals

Dr Hill imparts some wisdom on the application of local anaesthetic and how to deal with a moist pitch

Photo Gallery – Local Cricket: Brinkworth/Koolunga v Lower North

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.

Almanac Cricket – Finals For Some

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.