Scana sees problems in Australian domestic cricket, namely the lack of interest and talent in the Sheffield Shield. With the success of Australian cricket in mind, he outlines his plan for the rise of the Sheffield Shield. Has he got it right?
e.regnans, in his typically beautiful way, tells the story of Bluey Jenner, a bush cricketer with the world at his feet.
The 1965/66 District Cricket Grand Final is one of the best played, Mic Rees provides the colour and background to this classic game.
With a favorable result, Day 4 restored some pride to Australian Cricket while John Butler can now look towards the series against Pakistan with more expectation than a week ago.
Citrus Bob Utber gets the revamped Australians home and analyses the performance of the new chums. [Well played Citrus Bob – JTH]
Day 3 of an intriguing Adelaide Test and Dave Brown is thankful for Faf du Plessis… and electronic devices
Citrus Bob Utber describes yet another day when Test cricket has shown itself to be the king of cricket.
Phil Hill lives up to his reputation with this next look into the life of the umpire. It seems, in some cases, it’s a matter of volume, and hat-holding.
Reggie came through the ranks of junior and grade cricket in Perth with Chris Rogers. He has watched Chris’s career closely. Here he gives some insight into the development of Chris as a cricketer, and now a broadcaster (and possible coach). [Lots of first hand observations here, and a comment on the culture of cricket – JTH]
Our very own debutant, Scana, made it through to stumps on a day dominated by Usman Khwaja.
Australia v South Africa – Adelaide Test, Day 2: Good, tight Test cricket as Ussie holds it together
Citrus Bob Utber is loving the Adelaide Oval precinct, and the cricket. The Australians, with Ussie the sheet anchor, take the lead in a hard-fought Test. While Citrus picks his side of best players not to have played in a Test match.
And don’t forget Saturday brunch.
Dave Brown takes in Day 1 of the Adelaide Test from the grass of the hill, recalling hills of Tests past
With a Datsun Sunny named ‘Boony’ at short leg and once being dismissed by the Virgin Mary, Ged McMahon reflects on the current cricketing crisis in the context of his own backyard of dreams
The Australians stick at it all day, take good early wickets, but the Proteas rally. Then controversy arrives. Citrus Bob was at the Adelaide Oval.
Citrus Bob invites Knackers to an Adelaide Test rendezvous: Oxford Hotel, Saturday November 26th, 10.15am for an 11am brunch. RSVP details provided.
Col had a great night with fellow Almanackers at the dinner with Gideon Haigh speaking about his book, “Stroke of Genius: Victor Trumper and the shot that changed cricket.”
What can an Astronaut teach the Australian Test team? According to Dips O’Donnell it’s more than seeing the stars and it’s not rocket science.