Australia v Pakistan – SCG Test: Call for writers

The Test summer ends in Sydney, with Australia 2-0 Pakistan.

Pakistan incredibly almost snatching that epic run chase in Brisbane.
Australia incredibly winning by an innings after all the rain and after Pakistan made 9d/443 in their first innings in Melbourne.

After Sydney, the next Test cricket played by Australia will be in India: 23 February, Pune.


As is usual, this is a call for writers, observers of Test cricket, whether viewing from the SCG or not, to nominate a day and write about it.

Note: Citrus Bob, stalwart of Test cricket correspondence, will not be around after Day 1. It’s time to step up.



Day 1 – Tuesday 3 January: Citrus Bob &

Day 2 – Wednesday 4 January:

Day 3 – Thursday 5 January:

Day 4 – Friday 6 January:

Day 5 – Saturday 7 January:


All Almanac Cricket stories of the 2016/17 Australian summer are here.


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 is married and has two daughters and the four of them all live together with their 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. Alex Darling says

    What sort of poetry are you hoping for?

  2. G’day Alex,
    Poetry, I reckon Alex, like Test cricket, has a beauty that some appreciate more than others.
    There must be some sweet spot that exists at the nexus of them both.

    Step right up, step right up.

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