Our very own debutant, Scana, made it through to stumps on a day dominated by Usman Khwaja.
Australia v South Africa – Adelaide Test, Day 2: Good, tight Test cricket as Ussie holds it together
Citrus Bob Utber is loving the Adelaide Oval precinct, and the cricket. The Australians, with Ussie the sheet anchor, take the lead in a hard-fought Test. While Citrus picks his side of best players not to have played in a Test match.
And don’t forget Saturday brunch.
Will Tassie have an A-League team? Tony Samboras assesses the situation.
Scoreboard Pressure welcomes aboard Sasha Lennon, whose first contribution to the unofficial national register of scoreboards is the rugby league scoreboard in Ilfracombe, central west Queensland.
We’ve got a couple of excellent books to hand over to reviewers.
Paddy Grindlay has put forward his round 1 top 20 picks for the AFL Draft. What are your selections and has Paddy nailed them?
The Wallabies have surprised a few and now face Ireland in Dublin on Sunday in what should be a terrific Test match writes Farris Garrison.
This week is the 60th anniversary of the start of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. Ann Rusden tells about going along to watch, not knowing she would later be friends with one of the athletes in action.
Dave Brown takes in Day 1 of the Adelaide Test from the grass of the hill, recalling hills of Tests past
With a Datsun Sunny named ‘Boony’ at short leg and once being dismissed by the Virgin Mary, Ged McMahon reflects on the current cricketing crisis in the context of his own backyard of dreams
The Australians stick at it all day, take good early wickets, but the Proteas rally. Then controversy arrives. Citrus Bob was at the Adelaide Oval.
Citrus Bob invites Knackers to an Adelaide Test rendezvous: Oxford Hotel, Saturday November 26th, 10.15am for an 11am brunch. RSVP details provided.
This piece was first published in 2011. Remarkably it was written by Domenic Favata when he was in Grade 9. It’s topical again, given the Doggies premiership. The Fight Back of 1989 is also the topic of a piece by Melbourne barrister Rob Heath in The Doggies Almanac 2016 which is available now.
Col had a great night with fellow Almanackers at the dinner with Gideon Haigh speaking about his book, “Stroke of Genius: Victor Trumper and the shot that changed cricket.”
While footballers around the country have commenced pre-season training, Mick Jeffrey discusses his program and asks how your training works especially before Christmas.
Hamish Neal with his Round 8 A-League preview. A massive week coming up for the Melbourne Sheep Cow Whale Ships, 3 games in 7 days…
It is difficult to imagine Beethoven and Buddy in collaboration, unless you were Jan Courtin in a night of cultural whimsy.
What can an Astronaut teach the Australian Test team? According to Dips O’Donnell it’s more than seeing the stars and it’s not rocket science.
David G sees the emergence of Zac Dunn in the Super Middleweight as a good story for Australian Boxing.