Almanac Cricket: Blind, Deaf and Clueless – A Park Cricket Umpire Speaks

Look out for the LBW decision if you are team captain says park cricket umpire Phil Hill. He loves giving you out!

Almanac Cricket: Pink Stumps Day 2016.

Almanac is supporting Pink Stumps Day, what is it and how do you get involved? Read and find out!

The Hughes inquest: assessing the risks.

Michael Viljoen considers the place of risk, danger, fear, intimidation, courage and other elements of existence in assessing the inquest into the tragic death of Phillip Hughes.

Almanac Books: Gideon Haigh’s Stroke of Genius (and book launch on Oct 18)

Gideon Haigh’s new book Stroke of Genius: Victor Trumper and the shot that changed cricket is out now. Read about the book. Come to the launch. Read a review.

Almanac Cricket: Blind, Deaf and Clueless. The Season Starts.

With the start of a new cricket season everyone seems a bit rusty, as our resident cricket umpire Phil Hill explains even the umpires can get it wrong.

Quiet man of cricket: a tribute to Johnny Gleeson

Bernard Whimpress pays a tribute to Australian mystery spinner Johnny Gleeson.

Almanac Cricket: Blind, Deaf and Clueless

A cricket game marred by an umpire taking a cheap shot! Never! Phil Hill continues his recounts of the trials and tribulations of an umpire during a match, especially if the conditions are variable.

Almanac Cricket: No one should have expected the Hughes inquisition

In the ongoing pursuit for truth, justice and the Australian cricketing way, Jeff Dowsing doubts the Hughes’ coronial inquest will lead us to a better place.

It’s Just Not Cricket

Robbo suggests how debilitating it can be to always seek to find blame in someone or something else, in particular with regards to specific sporting issues, and the difficulty there is in resolving a satisfactory outcome for those same issues.

Almanac Cricket: Wash Out

Umpires should keep their mouths shut says Phil Hill, who should know, as he relates a tale of weather, ground conditions and aberrant behaviour.

Almanac Cricket: Deaf, Blind and Clueless – The Start of the Season

Footy posts from Brunswick St Oval have now been removed and Phil Hill prepares himself for umpiring the first cricket game of the season, if he is picked.

Almanac Cricket: A Poor Batsman’s Guide to Scoring a Century

You never forget your first. Here’s Craig Dodson’s

Grand Final Preview: Sal’s predictions, and thoughts about other sports as well.

For all thoughts in football, cricket, rugby, and horseracing, Sal has all the tips for you.

Almanac Memories : ‘ave a good weekend.

In this tribute to Max Walker, Glen also asks recalls other VFL players and cricketers who combined their sports.

Almanac History: A Tom Wills doco, two articles and some news on the gravesite restoration.

See the Tom Wills doco now – it’s 45 minutes well worth spending. Read a couple of articles about the doco. And see where the gravesite restoration is up to.

Almanac Cricket: The reverse sweep and other phenomena

With the Aussie cricketers battling on the sub-continent, Peter Crossing makes a few salient points in relation to Australian Cricket’s health.

Sri Lanka v Australia – 3rd Test, Colombo, Day 3: Sri Lankan Dead Rubber Factory

Honours even after Day 3, but David Wilson reminds us that all is not as it seems in a dead rubber.

Sri Lanka v Australia – 2nd Test, Galle: A full time batting assistant coach?

So the Australian cricket team is looking for a “full time batting assistant coach.” David Wilson’s satire has a tourist in Galle meeting an existing member of the Australian coaching staff…

Sri Lanka v Australia – Day 1: What about cut

Bernard Whimpress hears some ludicrous commentary and responds. Reverse swing? Are you kidding?

Almanac Nudity: “We’ve Got a Freaker!” (from The Guardian)

Tomorrow will mark 41 years since English Test cricket’s first streaker, an incident remembered John Ashdown in The Guardian.