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Almanac Cricket – South Africa v Sri Lanka, First Test: Don’t tell Citrus Bob Test cricket is dead!

A sleepless night caused Citrus Bob Utber to watch one of the most enthralling and exciting finishes to a cricket match he has ever seen. Read his recount of the last 100 minutes of the South Africa v Sri Lanka First Test match.

Almanac Cricket – Pomborneit Cricket Club December/January Review

A maiden Twenty20 title highlights the Pomborneit Cricket Club’s review from December & January. #gopombobulls

Almanac Cricket: Pick your Ashes Squad

It’s time to play Cricket Australia Selector. Ian Hauser chooses his Ashes squad and challenges fellow Almanackers to enter a competition. Choose the squad you’d like to see as well as the one you think CA will select.

Book Launch (Feb 13): Billy Murdoch – Cricketing Colossus

You are invited to the launch of this biography of Billy Murdoch by Richard Cashman and Ric Sissons. Gideon Haigh and Ray Webster to do the honours at the MCC Library. All welcome (but you MUST rsvp)

Almanac Cricket: The anatomy of a batting collapse

‘What is the anatomy of a batting collapse? Like a rollercoaster, it starts slowly…’ Sixteen and a half years later, the impact of that calamitous match is still almost enough to send Craig Dodson into therapy.

Almanac (Cricket) Reflection: Taking the kid to the Test

Taking his 7 year old son to his first Test match at Manuka reminded Edward P. Olsen of his own experiences of his first Test match. And, the speed of parenthood is also brought clearly home to him as he reflected. Beautiful piece.

Almanac Cricket: Australia v Sri Lanka – Second Test from Manuka Oval, Canberra

The second Australia v Sri Lanka Test gets underway this morning in Canberra. We give our take on the lead-up to the match and pose a series of questions. Is that a metaphor for this summer of Australian cricket – there are more questions than answers? At no extra cost, we throw in a bit of Latin.

Almanac Backyards – Dad calls backyard cricket DRS trial a success

Mickey Randall writes about the joys of a game of backyard cricket with his boys, and in particular, the workings of the DRS.

Almanac Cricket: Australia v Sri Lanka, First Test – does anyone care?

The silence is deafening at the Editor’s desk as we head into Day 1 of the First Test v Sri Lanka at the Gabba. Does anyone really care? Is there a scribe who will be our eyes, ears and analyst in the coming days? ((Or is this where cricket is at in Australia today?)

Australia Day, cricket?

Glen! discusses the issue of Australia Day by looking at its celebration during Adelaide Test matches. He invites a conversation around the concept of Australia Day.

Almanac Cricket Comment: Luigi wants to turn history on its head and make cricket a game for footballers in the summer.

Luigi has been taking it easy over the Christmas-New Year period and has had plenty of time to think and chat. He’s hearing lots of ideas about cricket. He’s got a few of his own. This one turns history around. [Creative – Ed]

Almanac (Australian) Cricket: Beset by crisis because the system is spoiled

This is the regression we had to have.  In ironmike20’s life, Australian cricket has suffered three great crises and rebounded.  This crisis is self-inflicted, but a setback is an opportunity for a comeback.  The Aussies have done it before and can do it again a passionate Mike claims.

Almanac (Country) Cricket: The national carnival is under way in the Goulburn Valley

One of Australia’s finest bush sports writers and photographers (helps to be an all-rounder up the bush) Peter Argent has jumped in the old Magna and made his way to Shepparton to cover the national country cricket carnival.

Almanac Cricket: Luigi returns!

Luigi the fruiterer has finally felt he has to say something about Australian cricket. He’s back – and he’s not happy.

Almanac Cricket: Two-Test tyros from the `80s until now

D.T. Hoban remembers the two-Test wonders for Australia. There are some names here you won’t have thought of for a while.

Almanac Cricket: Batsman or Batter?

When did the word batter take over from batsman in cricket vernacular? Citrus Bob is confronted by this question during a lull in the cricket at the ‘G.

Australia v India – MCG, Day 3: “Who said Test cricket is dead?”

“Who said Test Cricket is dead?” Citrus Bob reports on an enthralling Day 3 at the MCG as Pat Cummins leads a magnificent fightback by the Aussies.

Almanac Cricket – Interview with Jason Sangha

Following Jason Sangha’s thrilling burst onto the Australian domestic cricket scene, Sean Mortell asked the former Australian Under-19 captain and current New South Wales player what it was like to break through and begin to make a name for himself in the cricketing world.

Almanac Cricket- Back to the Tests

Les Everett explains his return to watching Test cricket live.

Almanac Cricket – Australia v India Test series: Thank god we met Kohli!

After a day of escalating inter-team on-field antics, things could be, and were, worse