Daryl Baldock was a genius across many sports, not just footy. Warwick Nolan enquires if anyone has heard of Max Papley who partnered the great man to win a ‘double wicket’ cricket tournament in the 60′s.
E Regnans catches the final day of the Lord’s Test from the south of England. He sees the Englishmen capitulate ingloriously.
The Poms are on the slide. Brendan McArdle reports on their terrible first day’s performance at against India at Lord’s.
MCC Library presents as part of Rare Book Week (Free Event) Gideon Haigh, Russell Jackson and John Harms In Conversazione (Talking about the importance of cricket books and the ones which got them started) Wednesday 23 July, midday-130pm MCC Library, Third Floor, MCC, at the MCG Also a display of rare books from the [Read more]
Luke Reynolds reviews the recently concluded West Indies v New Zealand Test series, which was of a surprisingly high standard. And he concludes that both teams should be aiming high.
Cricket continues through the Melbourne winter, as John Gascoigne explains.
Cricket Australia, Murali, spin-coach, laws of cricket…? Your thoughts…?
Glen Davis chooses three British Empire Test Cricket teams: from Africa, the Caribbean and India. He welcomes your suggestions, especially for wicketkeepers!
Pomborneit Cricket Club’s Luke Reynolds burns the midnight oil to keep us well-informed of the first Test between the Windies and New Zealand.
Wandering and P. Flynn fulfilling contractual obligations as international cricket correspondents for The Footy Almanac
First rule of publishing: put your best writers in the most important places. P Flynn and Wandering Norton at Lord’s.
Tell us where you were and what you were doing on June 18, or the morning of June 19 (Australian time), 1975, when you heard of Gary Gilmour’s 6/14 to smash England at Headingley, and get Australia into the first World Cup final.
Malcolm Ashwood runs the ‘rulebook’ over good and bad leadership in sport. [This piece has been generating comments again - so we thought we'd bring it back - Ed]
The possibility of having international cricket played on Christmas Day opens up business and scheduling opportunities for more than just Cricket Australia, writes Geoff Lockhart.
Geoff Lockhart opens the batting on a series of yarns about local cricket in Northern Tasmania. Why is a good fridge always more important than a good opening batsman?
Glen Davis reviews Malcolm Knox’s Bradman’s War – and heartily recommends it.
Henry Miller once noted “The ordinary man is involved in action, a hero acts. An immense difference.” The Shark’s 5th XI cricket side was once the domain of the ordinary man. This is no longer the case.
Here is an unlikely initiative, but those involved are very keen. You can help the Buddha Cricket Academy. Have you got any old cricket books you’re happy to donate?
[G'day to UQCC readers and thanks to I. Elks for diverting newsletter readers to the footyalmanac website. Hope all is well at St Lucia]
Chris Harms, whose bowling action was highlighted in a recent piece by John Harms, replies to his cousin.