Almanac Cricket: Perth Test, Australia v South Africa – Call for cricket writers



Perth Test 2016. Australia v South Africa.

Here’s a call for writers and observers of Test cricket; the struggle, the battle, the human condition. Nominate any day or days in the comments below to assist in covering each day of the First Test at the Footy Almanac. Surprise entries are always very welcome.

Never written before? Not a problem. Interstate? International? Perfect.


You can find recent cricket stories here:


Day 1, Thursday 3 November: Citrus Bob &

Day 2, Friday 4 November: Citrus Bob &

Day 3, Saturday 5 November: Citrus Bob & Smokie &

Day 4, Sunday 6 November: Citrus Bob & Paddy Grindlay &

Day 5, Monday 7 November:


About David Wilson

David Wilson is a writer, editor, flood forecaster and former school teacher. He writes under the name “E.regnans” at The Footy Almanac and has stories in several books. One of his stories was judged as a finalist in the Tasmanian Writers’ Prize 2021. He shares the care of two daughters and a dog, Pip. He finds playing the guitar a little tricky, but seems to have found a kindred instrument with the ukulele. Favourite tree: Eucalyptus regnans.


  1. Citrus Bob says

    Just in case you’re short David
    will report in every day bar 5.

  2. Thanks very much Citrus Bob.
    Your views have become a highlight of the Test summer.
    Will you be in Perth?
    I hear that a wedding of a West Coast Eagle made the back pages of the local paper last week.

  3. I’m up for Saturday – Day 3, e.r.

  4. Thanks Smokie.
    From the Apollo Bay Hotel..?

  5. Paddy Grindlay says

    G’day e.r,

    Day four sounds good for me.

    Can pinch-hit elsewhere.

  6. Thanks Paddy. Excellent.
    Very happy to receive your views of any or all days.
    As you’re able.

  7. Ha ha – no, e.r. will not be down that neck of the woods for a little while!

  8. John Butler says

    E Reg, circumstances indeterminate for the following few days, but will offer some thoughts where possible.

    You have all been fairly warned.

  9. Very good, JB.
    If and whenever circumstances allow.
    That’s already a solid foundation.

  10. Citrus Bob says

    In Perth already David.

    Hot and windy which means the team that wins the toss has a dilemma whether to bat or bowl.

    Never mind SA early on the fourth day.
    Very little in the papers and people still saying :Is the cricket on?
    Looking forward to reporting in each day along with my other knacker mates.
    Remember our reports will be first in written media with the full details.

  11. I am in Perth, going on the first day. Look for me in the Prindaville Stand.

  12. Hi Phil
    sorry I missed you having severe trouble with my new laptop or am I getting too old?
    Great crowd would have been good to catch up.
    Test cricket is alive maybe not well but getting better

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