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Almanac Cricket (and life): Jack Lihou

A notice in the newspaper this morning set Almanac editor Ian Hauser thinking back over the years. It might even be enough to get him started on a long-delayed project.

Almanac Cricket: What is happening with fourth innings in Australia?

Prompted by a tweet from an English statistician, John Butler examines an interesting trend in fourth innings in Australian tests.

Australia v India – Fourth Test, Day 5: Incredible India are fantastic (and a win for cricket)

‘Citrus’ Bob Utber completes his coverage of the Australia v India series having witnessed history being made at the Gabba.

Almanac Cricket: Arthur Morris, one of the greatest

Arthur Morris was one of Australia’s best ever opening batsmen, one of our greatest left-handed batsmen, one of the 1948 Invincibles – in short, one of our very best!

Almanac Cricket: Vale Colin McDonald AM

Colin McDonald, the courageous Australian opening batsman of the 1950s and 60s, has died aged 92 – a good innings! The Footy Almanac offers this tribute.

Almanac Cricket: Turning back the clock – a cameo return to local cricket

Sean Curtain turns back the clock with a cameo return to local cricket.

Almanac Cricket: Joy in the Juniors

With observations finely honed and borne of years of umpiring experience, John Gascoigne knows a bit about cricket. This week he’s learned just a bit more thanks to the bat and ball exploits of twin sisters in the Victorian Metropolitan Cricket Union’s annual carnival.

Almanac (Local) Cricket: Pomborneit Cricket Club 2020/21 Season – December Review

Luke Reynolds updates all the results and news from the Pomborneit Cricket Club with the December review.

Almanac Cricket: Great cricket stories from the Footy Almanac vault

The Footy Almanac has published a treasure trove of many wonderful cricket stories on our site since 2009. Follow the link for a feast of stories.

Almanac Cricket: January 7th in Test cricket history

Omens for India, the chance of a tied Test half a century before Brisbane in 60/61, big partnerships, and the not always helpful advice of Geoff Boycott – take a stroll down memory lane as we revisit January 7 in the history of Test cricket.

Almanac Cricket – A trip down memory lane: Recalling iconic Australian cricket incidents from 25 years ago

It’s 25 years ago tonight that Michael Bevan smashed a last-ball boundary to give Australia an ODI win over West Indies. It left a mighty impression on the then 13-year-old Liam Hauser.

Almanac Cricket – Australia v India, Second Test: Call for reporters

Citrus Bob Utber again invites writers to join him to report on the Second Test starting in Melbourne on Saturday. After last week’s incredible events in Adelaide, there’s sure to be heaps to write about.

Australia v India – First Test, Day 1: Tight Test cricket

Citrus Bob Utber reports on Day 1 of the Adelaide Test between Australia and India – three sessions of very tight cricket.

Australia v India – First Test: The summer of Test cricket starts today!

The summer of Test cricket between Australia and India starts today with the First Test at Adelaide Oval from 2.30pm local time. Follow the match and the following three Tests with the Almanac’s expert observers headed by ‘Citrus’ Bob Utber.

‘Keith Sherwill……Country Cricket Legend……’ by KB Hill

KB Hill recalls the lengthy and varied career of Benalla cricket legend Keith Sherwill.

Almanac Cricket – Time to rewind: A recent history of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Australia

To whet the appetite for tomorrow’s First Test, Sean Mortell looks back at the last decade of Australia v India contests in Australia.

Almanac Cricket: Blue sky cricket thinking

Bernard Whimpress isn’t a big fan of some of the ‘blue sky thinking’ that surrounds the Australian test squad.

Almanac Rewind – Mike Sexton in India: Finding Cricket and Space in Delhi

With the test series against India beginning tomorrow, let’s revisit this piece from Mike Sexton, published late last year. A taste of modern Dehli, and an insight into modern Indian cricket. (If you didn’t get a copy of Border’s Battlers at the time, it’s well worth it – Ed).

Almanac Cricket – Australia v India, First Test: Call for reporters

Citrus Bob Utber invites writers to report on the First Test.

Almanac Cricket: Vale Eric ‘Fritz’ Freeman, a man for all seasons

Fritz Freeman, as South Australian as his moniker, played cricket for Australia and footy for Port Adelaide. His love of the two games has never dimmed, as Mike Sexton writes in this beautiful tribute. Eric Freeman passed away last night.