Gabba Test, Australia v India – Day One: The Gabba – Clem Jones’ Home

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 – by Anson Cameron, launched by John Harms

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.

Analysis on St Kilda Records: Victoria versus Interstate

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?

Damian Callinan’s Advent Calendar : December 12th, ‘World Series Callinan v Anderson Cricket’

‘Damian Callinan’s Advent Calendar’ is superb reading and loaded with laughs. He’s been kind enough to share his recollections of ‘World Series Callinan v Anderson Cricket’ with the Almanac.

Gabba Test, Day One ; The Almanac Live Comments ‘Blog’

The second Test between Australia and India is underway at the ‘Gabba. Join our live comments discussion!

Gabba Test: writers’ schedule (get involved)

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.

Kanga Kings : North Melbourne’s Best 22 (1997-2014)

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?

Cover art auction closes today

The auction for Susan Sutton’s brilliant painting (the original on which this year’s Almanac cover is based) closes today.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Round 10 of the A-League

Everything from The Big Blue to Toto to Tolkein and appalling football strips. More lively reporting of the A League from D. Gedling.

Seasons in the Sun (Part Ten): How to entrench a nickname

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.

Adelaide Test, Australia v India, Day Five: Everything and Nothing

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?

VHS collector needs your help

Have you got any old VHS recordings of footy games from the 80s and 90s? Steve Davis has a few gaps in his collection.

crio’s Q?

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.

Kate Birrell’s “Spectators” Art Show Reviewed

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.

Almanac for the Weekend – Sunday Edition

Reviving a tradition established by The People’s Elbow, ‘Weekend Reading’ returns to the pages of the Almanac.

Why India Struggles to Win Test Matches Overseas

While Australian cricket fans celebrate, the Small Town Boy provides some analysis from the Indian team’s perspective

Adelaide Test, Australia v India, Day Five : Rulebook’s (W)rap

Malcolm Rulebook Ashwood wraps up yet another exhilarating conclusion to an Adelaide Test match.

Adelaide Test, Australia v India – Day Five: In Praise of Test Cricket

There is no other game like Test cricket.

Top 5 Cricket Memories

Dave Chettle loved the Adelaide Test. He asks for your top Test cricket moments – when you were actually at the ground.