Australia v New Zealand – Adelaide Test: The New is Old is New again

New, old, new, new, old, old, new, new, old, new, new, old and new. Sharp observations from Joseph Ryan who visited Adelaide for the Test.

The WACA Bingo Game

Have you ever played the WACA Bingo Game? No?
Well, here is your chance! Note: alcohol not recommended.

Australia v New Zealand – Gabba Test, Day 3: Murder on Vulture Street

Citrus Bob Utber witnesses 424 runs in a day; a record at the Gabba.

Australia v New Zealand – Gabba Test, Day 3: We Were Saying ‘Boo-urns’

Kane Williamson ensured that whichever Almanacker is reporting on Day Four will have something to do – but it was an all Aussie day otherwise.

What happens in the next chapter of Australian cricket?

Tom Riordan on what may occur as a new chapter of Australian cricket begins in the upcoming summer of cricket.

England cricket, May 2015: the tying of oneself in knots

E Regnans tries to make sense of the recent goings on in English cricket. As he’s tapping, away the Poms fall to 4/30 at Lord’s against New Zealand. To what topics have the conversations turned in the hallowed halls of the egg and bacon brigade. What of this man Pietersen?

Stories from Prison – ICC World Cup Semi-Final: New Zealand v South Africa

A unique perspective from a new correspondent “The Inside Man” who graphically describes the experience of four Kiwi prisoners watching the gripping ICC World Cup semi final at Eden Park from an Australian Jail. We all meet as equals on the sporting field.

ICC World Cup – New Zealand v Australia: Woodface

ERegnans has had enough of MJ Clarke with his moaning and bully boy tactics. Has he got a Woodface as well as a tin ear? A game with four seasons in one day but in the end it’s only natural for BB McCullum’s kiwis.

Potential NZ Blockbuster between Saints and Blues

Yoshi Imagawa thinks that taking on the Blues in New Zealand will be good for his Saints, and good for football.

Rules? What rules?

When Almanackers write about their childhood football experiences, Peter Cresswell gets jealous. He gets jealous because he didn’t have any. Our Kiwi scribe has plenty of adulthood footballing experiences though.

AFL Round 6 – Carlton v West Coast Boneheads: Emotional Thunderstorms

Peter Baulderstone is joining the Waikato Chiefs. His Eagles keep losing in the same incompetent, boneheaded way. He just wants them to find a way of beating the opposition instead of themselves.

Murderball – it’s a killer of a game

After watching the Wheelchair Rugby Tri-Nations tournament while in Sydney, Ramon Dobb is hooked on Murderball.

England v New Zealand – First Test: Cricket, I’ve missed you

Is New Zealand’s fate to be forever the not quite team?

The 2013 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup – Round Five

History was writ anew this round, with the first AFL premiership match played outside of Australia. A few posters were kicked, the first two by opposing captains. Remember that, your grandchildren will be asking you about it.

AFL Round 5 – St.Kilda v Sydney: That 70s show

Tom Bally thought this article may get spiked for going wildly off topic. We thought he knew us better than that.

AFL Round 5 – St.Kilda v Sydney: How is this different to rugby?

Our New Zealand correspondent, Alex Braae, says St.Kilda should be quickly adopted by Wellington, which is used to barracking for lovable losers.

AFL cancels live AFL streaming over the internet. NZ types not happy

For the past couple of years, New Zealand fans ave been able to watch the footy live streamed on the internet via AFL Live. This year, when the Saints and Swans play for premiership points in Wellington, it has been cancelled.

New Zealand – Part 2. Bungy!

  by Kieran Deck The dawn sun rutilant on the lake sparks and sets-off the cicadas again. I wake early, still buzzing with the excitement of being in another country. This feeling is at odds with the pessimism I hold for today’s activity: bungy jumping. It strikes me that I’m nervous in the car, somewhere [Read more]

New Zealand Trip Pt. 1

  Had my recent trip to New Zealand’s North Island been graphed on its intensity levels, it would have looked similar to the electrocardiogram of a healthy 21-year-old; high peaks and moderate troughs. This was fitting because the reason for our visit was to celebrate my 21st birthday. The sweet lung-lolly found in rural New [Read more]

Australia and Test cricket not done with yet

  by Andrew Gigacz This was a day when everything went right – maybe not for Phil Hughes, but for me and the rest of the Australians. Knowing that I’d be doing the Day 4 report for the Almanac, I headed out for my morning coffee with the intention of returning home to catch the [Read more]