Slippery Stan and BJ pull no punches in their wrap-up of day one at the Gabba from 57 Mt Pleasant St. “Well apart from the toss, the over rate and the leaking of runs in the last hour, [Smith] did beautifully…”
Like most Australian cricket fans, Bob Utber is at a loss to explain how three fast bowlers sustain [possible] match-ending injuries on the same day.
The Last Pulse is a seriously good novel. Don’t be distracted by the fact it is so enjoyable to read. It is, at the same time, a work of considerable literary merit. It’s Noah meets the Odyssey meets Ned Kelly meets Jesus Christ meets Bob Katter meets A.D. Hope. It was my pleasure to say a few words at the recent launch.
Sapporo’s St Kilda tragic Yoshi Imagawa has been hard at work, studying the Saints’ recent form, both in Victoria and Interstate. Can a St Kilda flag by 2020 be a reasonable expectation based on Yoshi’s analysis?
The second Test between Australia and India is underway at the ‘Gabba. Join our live comments discussion!
The second Test starts on Wednesday. It’s true. Almanac writers are called upon to follow up stellar Adelaide Test efforts with a pre-Christmas surge to Brisbane. Get involved. Nominate a day. Carn Test cricket.
Adelaide Test, Australia v India – Day Five: All In All – Musings About This Last Week of Cricket and Life
Yvette has been captured by cricket: the game, the sad passing of Philip Hughes, and this particular Test match. She has been observing what’s happening while reading John Harms’s Confessions of a Thirteenth Man.
Phillip Mendes submits his best North Melbourne side from the years of Kanga glory; 1997 – 2014. Who’s in, who’s out? Blakey? Longmire? Schwass? Did C or B Sholl get a guernsey?
The auction for Susan Sutton’s brilliant painting (the original on which this year’s Almanac cover is based) closes today.
Everything from The Big Blue to Toto to Tolkein and appalling football strips. More lively reporting of the A League from D. Gedling.
Callum O’Connor and the Lower Plenty Thirds are facing Montmorency in the last game before Christmas. The line-up has changed but the day still brings a Clayton’s toss, a former club mate and all the chat of the local playing field.
Ben Footner’s afternoon on the time-honoured bowling greens of Victor Harbour mirrors that of the exhilarating final day at the Adelaide Oval? Will it be two stirring victories in one day?
Have you got any old VHS recordings of footy games from the 80s and 90s? Steve Davis has a few gaps in his collection.
Order your Footy Almanacs now. Postage is free inside Australia.
Sometimes the old sports sayings just get it right. Australian PGA 2014. “You drive for show. You putt for dough”. This week’s challenge – match the saying with the moment.
Fellow artist Yvette Wroby reviews the just opened exhibition of Almanac favourite Kate Birrell’s “Spectators” series of art work. Do yourself a favour and check out Kate’s art and website.
Reviving a tradition established by The People’s Elbow, ‘Weekend Reading’ returns to the pages of the Almanac.
While Australian cricket fans celebrate, the Small Town Boy provides some analysis from the Indian team’s perspective
Malcolm Rulebook Ashwood wraps up yet another exhilarating conclusion to an Adelaide Test match.