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Almanac Cricket: Pomborneit CC Weekly Wrap

Luke Reynolds updates all the scores and results from matches played by the Pomberneit Cricket Club in all divisions last round.

Almanac Season Launch: Lunch with Dave Warner and friends

The Footy Almanac Season Launch Lunch is on at the All Nations Hotel on March 15. It will feature Dave Warner (From the Suburbs) with Tony Durant and Richard Colless will have a chat to us too.

Almanac Horseracing (and Investment): The Muse is musing on yearling sales

With the Blue Diamond on tomorrow, and the Golden Slipper not far away, The Muse turns his critical eye to yearling sales.

Almanac Life: On the Glenelg Surf Club, Vampire Weekend, and Roast Beef

Mickey Randall recalls some of the activities he and Claire participated in this month including, visiting a surf club, listening to music, and cooking a roast.

Almanac Music: ‘The Basement Tapes’ – The Legendary Tales: Bob Dylan and The Band

The making of the legendary ‘The Basement Tapes’ by Bob Dylan and The Band features in a short documentary created to support the release of the complete songs recorded during the Big Pink sessions – and Bob fan Col is rapt.

Almanac Rugby League: Rabbit in the Vineyard takes out the 2023 NRL tipping comp

The winner of the Footy Almanac 2023 NRL Tipping Comp has been announced. And the 2024 comp is now open.

NRL 2024 – Charity Shield: South Sydney Rabbitohs v St George-Illawarra Dragons

Rabbit in the Vineyard is back for the 2024 NRL season! Here’s his take on last weekend’s Charity Shield match.

1964 SANFL Mobil Cards – Part 1: Central District

‘Swish’ launches Part 1 of his 1964 SANFL Mobil cards series with Central District, one of the two new additions to SANFL League ranks in that year. You may know of Gary Window and Ken Eustice, but Sam Donovan and Jock O’Brien had colourful careers too.

NRL 2024 Preseason odds and ends

NRL 2024 season preliminaries continue this weekend after an opening weekend that produced some very good footy. Rugby league editor Ian Hauser picks out a few highlights from the past week.

‘Country Week memories abound…’ by KB Hill

Country Week cricket is a highlight of the game’s annual calendar in Victoria. KB Hill revisits the triumphs of the WDCA over the decades.

Almanac Cricket: Summers of Twin Delights 1977-1979

“The Establishment Boys” is a new book by Barry Nicholls in which he talks to players who represented Australia in Test matches in the shadows of World Series Cricket

Almanac Travel: 20 Photos from 20 Days in New York

Ian Wilson relives New York through a selection of twenty images he took during his visit there.

Almanac Memoir: Swish Agonistes – A 70s Tribute to Sandy Stone

Attention: men (and women) ‘of a certain age’. Mark ‘Swish’ Schwerdt has drilled into your collective unconscious and found memories you thought you’d forgotten. [A classic from ten years ago reprised. – Ed]

Almanac Teams: Only T20s for Australia

The most recent of the three international standard forms of cricket is the subject of Rodney Boyd’s latest side – those who represented Australia’s T20 men’s side but not Tests or ODIs.

Almanac Poetry: 6 Canterbury Street

This week’s poem, according to Kevin Densley, is ‘mainly about loneliness’.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life 2024: Opening Round – Back to back?

With the opening of footy season 2024 fast approaching, Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life and the ‘True Believers’ are feeling very upbeat about their prospects for the coming season.

Almanac Cricket: Pomborneit CC Weekly Wrap

It was a week of mixed results for the Pomborneit Cricket Club in all divisions in their previous round of matches but the annual ‘Bulls Ball’ was a great success.

Almanac Music: Taylor, Anna and me

John Harms is about to jump in the car to drive his daughter Anna to Melbourne for the Tay Tay concert. He’s interested in your thoughts on the phenomenon.

Almanac Music: Calexico – Melbourne Recital Centre

Col had the pleasure of watching one of his favourite bands, Calexico, perform at the Melbourne Recital Centre a few days ago.

Almanac Local History – Cazaly Rests in Coburg Cemetery

Allan Barden continues his series on the resting place of sports luminaries in Coburg Cemetery. Today’s focus is the Cazaly family.