Australia v South Africa – Hobart Test: Call for writers

Hobart Test 2016. Australia v South Africa.

Will Australia bounce back?
How will each team adjust to conditions at Blundstone Arena?
This is an invitation for writers of Test cricket; all styles, all ages; to submit their observations and thoughts on the Hobart Test. All welcome.

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


You can find recent cricket stories here:


Day 1, Saturday 12 November: Citrus Bob & Mick Jeffrey &

Day 2, Sunday 13 November: Citrus Bob &

Day 3, Monday 14 November: Citrus Bob &

Day 4, Tuesday 15 November: Citrus Bob &

Day 5, Wednesday 16 November:


About David Wilson

Hit for a towering 6 by Mike Gatting at the Banyule Cricket Club, December 2002, theatrically attempting to reproduce the SK Warne delivery. The ball is yet to land. @e_regnans


  1. Citrus Bob says:

    Will cover the weather reports for you blowing in from the Derwent 1 to 4 David.

  2. Mick Jeffrey says:

    I’m available Day 1, have packed 6 jumpers!

  3. Thanks Citrus, thanks Mick.

    On team selection – If only there was a bloke around who makes good runs, is kind to those around him, and knows Hobart, knows Blundstone Arena.
    If only such a bloke had tasted Test cricket before.
    If only he had the sort of respect in the game that would have him named captain of the player-voted Australian Cricketers Association Sheffield Shield team of the year 2015/16.

    If only he had made 142n.o. last week and batted sometimes facing backwards (please explain).
    Image here via Peter Argent

    In March I was lucky enough to see GJ Bailey and others in Day 2 of the local Hobart comp- the Tasmanian Premier League First Grade Grand Final. South Hobart Sandy Bay v Kingborough.
    Played at Blundstone Arena.
    Here are my observations of the day…

    Rod Marsh could probably reach GJ Bailey via the South Hobart Sandy Bay clubrooms.

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