Ian Hauser wanders north into the foothills of the Great Divide, to watch the local cricket finals in “Dog on the Tuckerbox” country around Gundagai and Tumut.
Sal Ciardulli is back and he’s got all the bases covered. A quick nod to Boof and the boys; then its off to Flemington to collect your quaddie winnings; all up Sal’s scientific AFL flag prognostications.
Brendan McArdle with a look at the Cape Town victory and the performance of the Australian side across the summer.
Aussiegus contemplates the role of supercoach Shane Warne in the momentous Australian victory.
When he gets it wrong, Luke Reynolds is prepared to admit it. He had written Steve Smith off as a poor man’s Cameron White. Early Test performances were proving him correct. But now…an apology is in order.
Vintage ERegnans/DWilson. Captures a little of the first day (night?) of the Test, and much of what is important in life. Poetry in motion.
Brendan McArdle reports on a day of superb Test cricket; a day which the Australian skipper will remember for a long time.
Where is the biggest cricket match this week? You get the Alan Davies fool’s buzzer if you said Capetown. Its Terang where Almanac stalwart Luke Reynolds lines up for his 300th go round with Pomborneit CC.
All welcome to the launch of the champion off-spinner’s new book, Ashes to Ashes, the story of the Australian summer . March 11 at the Yarras. These are always terrific nights. Cate McGregor (of recent Australian Story fame) to do the honours.
E. Regnans is dhrinkin’ pints and watchin’ cricket again.
What happened? [Interesting snap from Peter Argent]
E. Regnan (and Clarrie Grimmett) make their way to South Africa for a testing day’s play.
Matt Watson thinks that Kevin Pietersen’s sacking comes down to a loss of trust between himself and all levels of English cricket.
Middle Australia questions the cricket and casts a stern eye over subjective sports. Who needs style?
Vin Maskell reports on the 31st annual Ash Wednesday cricket match.
Crio reviews the last week’s crowded sporting landscape, and in the words of many racecallers in a blanket finish “you don’t know where to look”. Let us know what hidden gems you enjoyed.
As he observes a lower-grade park cricket match, Matt Zurbo identifies with the pace of the game.
E. Regnans records a Roddy-Doyle-like conversation which records the blood-on-the-wicket final day of the Centurion Test which Australia win comfortably without Watto.
Chris Harms, whose bowling action was highlighted in a recent piece by John Harms, replies to his cousin.