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Almanac Cricket: Pomborneit Cricket Club March Review

The final 2018/19 season review from the Pomborneit Cricket Club is a joyous one as the Bulls tasted premiership success in the South West Cricket Association Division 1 Grand Final. [A huge season’s effort of reporting by premiership player Luke Reynolds that had us all cheering gopombobulls! Ed.]

Almanac Cricket – Why Moises Henriques may be an Ashes smokey

Moises Henriques for the 2019 Ashes Squad? Dan thinks he’s a chance, what do you think?

Almanac Cricket: Pomborneit Cricket Club February Review

As the Division 1 Bulls prepare to take on Bookaar in today’s South West Cricket Association semi-final, catch up on all the latest at the club in the Pomborneit CC February review.

Almanac Cricket – Lillee v Cummins: the competition no one needs to have

Dave Brown crunches the numbers on a question there’s no need to ask but gets asked anyway

Almanac Cricket – More than just a game

Cricket is a vast, rich cultural experience that needs to be savoured from very early in the day, long before the first ball is bowled, argues AlisonS.

Almanac (Country) Cricket – Pink Stumps Day at Walbundrie

Glenn McGrath opened the bowling for the Walbundrie CC after the club won a competition for his services. They defeated Henty CC in closely contested match, and they also raised $27,000 for the McGrath Foundation.

Kapunda Cricket Club: The Comeback

Mickey Randall returns to the Kapunda CC and is selected to play alongside childhood mates. Best you read it. [Ripper yarn – Ed]

Almanac Cricket (Terminology): What is the correct name for the box/protector/cup?

The humble box has come under scrutiny in the last 24 hours – since Mickey Randall purchased a new one for a forthcoming return to cricket. What are the different terms used for a ‘box’? And, ni this piece, John Harms has included videos of the most famous cricket box incident in history – featuring David Bumble Lloyd.

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.