Cricket and the Country Member

Mickey Randall reminisces about the times, names and places of growing up with cricket as a constant summer companion.

First Test, Pakistan v Australia (Dubai) – Day 1: Daal biryani

E. Regnans conversational report on Day1 of the First Test.

Seasons in the Sun (Part 3): The Charms of Cricket

Callum O’Connor’s series on the charms and travails of local cricket continues. (Worth reading for the nicknames and vernacular alone. Dry, laconic Australian humour is alive and well – Ed.)

Cricket: Gaunt and Leigh’s campaign of carnage

Mic Rees profiles the 1964/65 district cricket season in Melbourne, and his Footscray team’s search for elusive success.

Shock News: Pakistan lose the unloseable

Peter Baulderstone holds his nose after Australia’s “miracle” last over ODI win against Pakistan at the home of cricket in Abu Dhabi. The ICC must think we are all mugs. World Cup – who cares?

Seasons in the Sun (Part 2) – Leg Theory

Callum O’Connor’s cricketing travails continue as his opening spell is Harmisonesque. What to do when the skipper offers redemption via an over at the death?

The Boys of Summer are Back

It was the first day of a new cricket season for Callum O’Connor. Plenty of time for inventing new player nicknames and contemplating whether sibling rivalry trumps team success.

The top 20 crickety things you need to get straight for the upcoming season

Patrick O’Brien’s Saints are on holidays and his mind has turned to the summer game.

East Coburg CC Sports Night (Sep 16) with Matthew Lloyd

East Coburg CC always do a top function. Come and hear Matthew Lloyd on Sep 16.

Zimbabwe Tri Series Final- Australia v South Africa: Hip Hip Harare

Luke Reynolds reviews South Africa’s domination of Australia in the ODI final in Zimbabwe. He ventures an early guess at Australia’s line up for the World Cup.

Zimbabwe Triangular Series Game 1- Zimbabwe v Australia: Return to Harare

Luke Reynolds reports on the one-day game between Australia and Zimbabwe, including footage of Mitchell Johnson smashing the television commentary box with a straight six.

Mahela Jayawardene: Tribute to the great Sri Lankan batsman

‘Great’ is a cheap adjective these days, but Mahela Jayawardene was truly a great Test batsman. And pretty handy in shorter forms of the game too. Luke Reynolds summarises a brilliant career.

One Question for Max Papley

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.

Second Test, Day 5 – England v India: Burgestede burston

E Regnans catches the final day of the Lord’s Test from the south of England. He sees the Englishmen capitulate ingloriously.

England v India: Terrible from the Poms

The Poms are on the slide. Brendan McArdle reports on their terrible first day’s performance at against India at Lord’s.

Invitation: MCC Conversazione (July 23) on cricket books and rare sports book

 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]

English village cricket – Stansted Park CC v Langstone CC: Eye-smiling

E. Regnans and family are on holidays in the UK. When the local cricket team is short ER finds himself selected and playing at a magnificent venue. [Good Luck to you ER - Ed]

West Indies v New Zealand- 2nd & 3rd Tests Review

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.

Winter Cricket; No drownings please

Cricket continues through the Melbourne winter, as John Gascoigne explains.

Crio’s Question: If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em?

Cricket Australia, Murali, spin-coach, laws of cricket…? Your thoughts…?