Australia v Pakistan – Gabba Test: Call for writers

Gabba Test 2016. Australia v Pakistan.

This is an invitation for writers of Test cricket; all styles, all ages; to submit their observations and thoughts on the Brisbane Test. All welcome.

Pink ball Test cricket comes to Brisbane. The Pakistan cricket team comes to Brisbane.

1-2 to South Africa.
Upheaval, introspection, Chairman of Australian selectors resigns, some new players are hatched.
Won a couple of stand-alone 50-50 games v New Zealand.

1st Test: New Zealand v Pakistan at Christchurch, Nov 17-20, 2016
Pakistan 133 and 171; New Zealand 200 and 108/2 (31.3 ov, target: 105)
NZ won by 8 wickets
2nd Test: New Zealand v Pakistan at Hamilton – Nov 25-29, 2016
New Zealand 271 and 313/5d; Pakistan 216 and 230 (92.1 ov, target: 369)
NZ won by 138 runs


Nominate any day or days in the comments below to assist in covering each day of the Gabba Test at the Footy Almanac. Surprise entries are always very welcome.

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Day 1, Thursday 15 December: Citrus Bob & Paddy Grindlay &

Day 2, Friday 16 December: Citrus Bob &

Day 3, Saturday 17 December: Citrus Bob & maybe Smokie

Day 4, Sunday 18 December: Citrus Bob & maybe Smokie

Day 5, Monday 19 December: Citrus Bob &



About David Wilson

David Wilson is a hydrologist, climate reporter and writer of fiction & observational stories. 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 likes to walk around feeling generally amazed. Favourite tree: Eucalyptus regnans.


  1. G’day Evil Knievel.
    I am available for Saturday and/or Sunday.

  2. Paddy Grindlay says

    Day one for me, thanks e.r.

  3. Very good Smokie. Stay out of trouble.

    Thanks Paddy. You’re up.

    Citrus – thanks for letting me know earlier. I wonder how the:
    pink ball
    Gabba humidity -in-wet-season
    Pakistani woeful record away from home
    Mickey Arthur
    second game blues

    will affect things. I wonder if people will attend.

  4. Mick Jeffrey says

    I’ll be there Day 3 but no guarantee of something given Sunday is a planned shopping day.

  5. No worries Mick.
    Hope Day 3 is a beauty.

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