Joe Burns’ debut century: a win for the little guys

Joe Burns century on debut is a victory for the traditional understanding of club cricket and its link to first class cricket, writes Norths’ team-mate Wally Wright.

Cricket Italia Team of the Century

Damian Balassone builds on recent Almanac conversation around sports players of Italian heritage with this: the Italian cricket team of the century. Did he miss anyone?

SPD Smith: shake it off

E.regnans spots similarities between the bearing of SPD Smith and that of Taylor Swift.

The spirit of the game – off the long run, on the high horse

Dave Brown is off the long run to mount his high horse and dig one into the ribs of weak-kneed, lily-livered cricket umpires not enforcing rules against time wasting and sharp practice.

Gabba Test, Australia v India – Day Four: Apologies to Ian Healy

Bob Utber’s wrap of the final day at the ‘Gabba – complete with a Mea Culpa on his all-time Six Best Queensland Cricketers.

Gabba Test, Australia v India – Day Four: Indians Not Tough Enough in the End

Rulebook has one eye on the Pembroke Kings and one eye on the Test match and gives this neat appraisal, concluding the Indians lacked fight in the second dig.

Dice Cricket – Stats Entertainment

As a child, did you ever play dice cricket? “Swish” Schwerdt did, and he took it to extremes…

‘Gabba Test, Australia v India – Day Four : The Chase is On (live comments)

The run chase is on at the ‘Gabba with Australia needing 128 for an outright win. Despite some resistance from Dharwan, who made 81 before being caught leg before by Nathan Lyon and Yadav with a cavalier 30, the Indians were all out for 224. Share your thoughts below as the Australian chase down a [Read more]

Gabba Test, Australia v India – Day Three: A Symphony in Four Movements

Peter Baulderstone watched Day 3 at the Gabba dazzle like a Mozart symphony. Can we cancel the 50 over World Cup flog, and make this an 8 Test series?

Gabba Test, Australia v India – Day Three : The Generation Gap

Bob Utber lays claim to being the Almanac’s official ‘Grumpy Old Man’. Why is the Big Bash attracting 30,000 people to the Adelaide Oval, while just 9,000 people turn up to a day’s Test cricket at the Gabba?

Gabba Test, Australia v India – Day Three : Brad Haddin to Retire? Dispirited India Crushed by Johnson, Smith Partnership

What does the future hold for Brad Haddin? Patrick White from Cricket Froth sums up three eventful days of Test cricket.

Wicket Keeper

More glorious artwork from Kate Birrell of the groundsman keeping the wickets at her local oval. Kate’s sanity and furnishings are under assault from an aspiring Davey Warner.

Gabba Test, Australia v India – Day Two: Debutant’s Day Out

Paddy Grindlay’s comprehensive wrap of the wickets at the Gabba yesterday. NutForest has a day out.

Gabba Test, Australia v India – Day One: Mitch v Peppa Pig

A sweltering Day One in Brisbane is father-son bonding time for Matt and Angus Watson.

Gabba Test, Australia v India – Day Two: The Old and the New – A Mixed Media Day of Cricket Updates

Sean Curtain charts both the progress of both live cricket media coverage and day two’s play at the Gabba.

Gabba Test, Australia v India – Day Two : Labu Who?

Bob Utber’s wrap of the second day’s action at the Gabba. Another great day of test cricket, with the honours evenly shared.

Gabba Test, Australia v India – Day One : Sports Scientists: Have They Too Much Control?

David Chettle bemoans the influence of the sports scientist in the professional era. And the lack of XXXX at the Gabba.

The Legend of The Pink Shirt

Who would have guessed that a simple pink shirt could possess such motivational powers for an indoor cricket team?

Brisbane Test, Australia v India – Day One: Initiation of heat!

It was the subtle beginning of a new era: Jill Scanlon reports on a day of attrition at the Gabba.

Lou (is back): Bowlers coming off? Don’t they like taking wickets?

Lou can’t believe what happened at the Gabba today.