Almanac Cricket: Russell Jackson’s profile of Sam Almaliki, protector of community cricket (from The Guardian)

Sam Almaliki looks after community engagement for Cricket Australia. He is a capable and energetic executive with a vision of inclusion for cricket in Australia.

Sam has been a supporter of the Almanac, attending a number of our functions and, with Nick Hatzoglou, supporting our Adelaide launch. Most recently he was at the Tom Wills dinner. We hope to make an announcement about Sam, Tom Wills and the Almanac soon.

Russell Jackson is the sports editor at the Guardian. He finds good stories and tells them faithfully, and well.

Here is his profile of Sam Almiliki who arrived in Australia from Iraq as a political refugee, as you will see:

About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and He has written columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted [email protected] He is married to The Handicapper and has three kids - Theo13, Anna11, Evie10. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst three. His ambition is to lunch for Australia.

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