Opinion as fact: The dire future of information (Case studies: Climate change and the MCG pitch)

David Wilson sees social media, groupthink and the rapid reporting of opinions as leading us away from Enlightenment. Is climate change happening? Was that Melbourne Test pitch really so bad? Orwellian intrigue.

The Ashes – Fourth Test, Day 5: Axes and Orchids

Citrus Bob Utber livens up a forgettable final day with his annual Axes and Orchids. [Congrats and thanks for five days of your lively copy Bob – Ed.]

Chappelli always knew when he nicked one

Pubxsutawney Pete takes on Ian Chappell on a point of logic, and has a swipe at S.K. Warne for good measure.

The Ashes – Fourth Test, Day 4: Sod It 

In the bowels of the ‘G, people mill about, wearing confused expressions. What is a man or woman to do when his or her day at the cricket is ruined by the glory of Melbourne summer rain? Jack ponders this question as the rain begins to play a part in determining the outcome of the fourth Test.

The Ashes – Fourth Test, Day 4: A Spot of Gardening

Citrus Bob Utber reports on the truncated Day 4, with some news on the Richie trivia front and another tricky question.

The Ashes – Fourth Test, Day 3: The Rivalry of the Century

Anna Pavlou gets her first look at Ashes cricket, from the MCC Members of all places. With a trip to the MCC Library included, she’s off to a great start! (Sounds like the perfect day to me, Anna – great stuff – ED)

The Ashes – Fourth Test, Day 3: A Cook’s Tour de Force

Citrus Bob’s Day 3 was all Alastair Cook’s.

Almanac Cricket: Shane Backx’s favourite To and Froms

Shane Backx is a close watcher and good judge of all things sport. Here he lists his favourite English players and includes a surprise (for good reason).

The Ashes – Fourth Test, Day 2: Catching up

On the field, Day 2 at the MCG surprised Citrus Bob Utber [and many of us – Ed]. Well played, Alastair Cook. Off the field, the MCG Test was also in good form.

The Ashes – Fourth Test, Day 2: Cured of sentiments

David Wilson’s imaginary horse Clarrie Grimmett expected big things from SPD Smith on Day 2 today. As the broiling MCG played stage to those prepared to get the job done, enter messrs SCJ Broad, JM Anderson, JE Root and AN Cook…

BBL Heat v Renegades – Good, Ordinary Cricket

JB is left with the feeling he’s witnessed a good, ordinary game of cricket. Rubi, the cannons, sprinkler cam, robot cam, the music between balls, and so on, feels like a contrived attempt to convince him the BBL was more than what it was.

The Ashes – Fourth Test, Day 2: Cook’s Class and Stevie’s Stumbles

Alex Docherty doesn’t usually do cricket. But he went yesterday and watched from the MCC members, only to be disappointed with the Australian performance.

Boxing Day: Predictions v Reality

Here are the headlines. And the real situation. Tony Robb being as acerbic (and insightful) as ever.

The Ashes – Fourth Test, Day 1: Status Quo

Citrus Bob Utber, forever excited by great sport, takes in the contest at the MCG. The Englishmen battled away but were their own worst enemy.

The Ashes 2017/18 – Fourth Test, the MCG: Call For Writers

Calling all writers to help us cover the Boxing Day Ashes Test from the MCG! We’ll also be having some beers on the fourth day…

Almanac Cricket – Meet me at the G

Citrus Bob calls for rendezvous plans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, for the “three and half days” of the 4th Test. Will you be attending?

The Ashes – Third Test: The Urn Returns!

Malcolm Ashwood would only be happier with Australia’s Ashes win if Chadd Sayers and Callum Ferguson were in the team. Here is his review of the Third Test at the WACA Ground.

Almanac (Local) Cricket: That’ll do it

Not only did Luke Reynolds play a vital role in Pomborneit’s win over Terang on Saturday, it was captured on video. [Brilliant – Ed]

The Ashes – Third Test, Day 1 – Stoneman certainly didn’t disgrace instead setting the pace in the Ashes race

Day 1 of the Perth Test looked, at the time, like it might have saved the Test series. (Much has happened since). Carjam (Jen Muirden and Fitzroy Pete) were there to take it all in – especially the crowd. And Jen has come up with a song.)

The Ashes – Third Test, Days 1 and 2: Ebb and flow

In Melbourne, J Banister enjoys the Days 1 and 2 action from the WACA ground. Via TV, radio, web, phone, the ebb and flow of Test cricket fits with the ebb and flow of a life.