Almanac Cricket – Australia v New Zealand: Third Test Blog

Here’s an opportunity for you to share your observations and thoughts on play as the game unfolds through our Third Test blog. What catches your eye? Will we be bowled over by a NZ resurgence? Or will the Kiwis be stumped by the Aussies yet again? Tell us all about it.

Almanac Cricket – Australia v New Zealand: the Third Test – a call for writers

The Third Test between Australia and New Zealand starts tomorrow at the SCG. We’re looking for aspiring cricket correspondents to provide us with daily coverage of the match. Here’s your opportunity to get your name up on the big Almanac screen!

‘Farewell to a Pair of Star Defenders…..’ by KB Hill

In another of his great stories about local sports identities, KB Hill traces the careers of Bernie Killeen and Bob Atkinson, both of whom sadly passed away in recent weeks.

Australia v New Zealand: Second Test blog

The Boxing Day Test is upon us. Discussion of pitch, bouncers, and weather predominates. But what do the followers of the Almanac make of affairs?

The Tigers Almanac 2019 Launch at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel

Some fabulous photos of Almanackers at the launch of The Tigers Almanac 2019.

‘When did you fall in love with footy?’ – Alastair Clarkson’s speech at the Peter Crimmins Medal presentation

Courtesy of Tony Wilson’s ‘Speakola’ website, The Almanac presents Alistair Clarkson’s speech ‘When did you fall in love with footy?’ given at the Peter Crimmins Medal presentation in October.

Almanac Art: Kate Birrell’s original artwork for The Tigers Almanac 2019 is up for auction

Kate Birrell’s original artwork for The Tigers Almanac 2019 is up for auction. Bids close on Friday 20 December.

A Lifetime Passion For Motor Sport – by KB Hill

It sounds as if Jeff Whitten has oil running through his veins! KB Hill traces the motor-racing adventures of the Whitten of Wangaratta.

Almanac Cricket – Australia v New Zealand: First Test – The Perth Blog

The First Test against New Zealand in Perth gets underway later today. Time for a new blog to allow you to keep us up to date with your take on the flow of the game.

‘Enigmatic Carey, a star of the Depression era…’ by KB Hill

Bert Carey was a mercurial sportsman from up Wangaratta way in the Depression era, performing extraordinary feats on the footy and cricket fields. KB Hill tells the tale.

The Odd Friday Lunch (Dec 13): With special guest Simon Madden

Great to have Simon Madden as our guest at the next Odd Friday/Almanac Lunch. Book now.

“Talking Sideways” – by Reg Dodd & Malcolm McKinnon

“Talking Sideways”, a new book by Reg Dodd & Malcolm McKinnon is a story about Aboriginal life, of living and growing up around Finniss Springs in South Australia’s arid north.

Almanac Cricket – R G D Willis, former England captain dies aged 70

The Almanac community pays tribute to former England captain Bob Willis who has died aged 70.

So what’s in The Tigers Almanac 2019?

Here’s what’s in The Tigers Almanac 2019. (This post includes the Table of Contents) Order your copies now for delivery from Dec 12.

Almanac Politics: Say it ain’t so Joe!

What did we ever do to Joe Biden?

Almanac Party: The Tigers Almanac 2019 Launch and Festive Season Drinks (Dec 17)

Party. To launch The Tigers Almanac 2019. Dec 17. All welcome.

Almanac Cricket – Australia v Pakistan: Second Test – The Adelaide Blog

Australia are on a roll, whist Pakistan try to pick up the pieces. Will the pink ball make a difference in Adelaide? Feel free to join the discussion as the Second Test begins.

‘Asho’s still ploughing out the runs……’ by KB Hill

Wayne Ashton was a run-scoring machine even as a young bloke and, over the years, amassed both runs and premierships in country Victoria. KB Hill tells the tale.

The Footy Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch (Nov 29): Gilbert McAdam and Ronnie Burns

A double barrel Footy Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch with Gilbert McAdam & Ronnie Burns this Friday (29th). Should be a beauty!

Almanac History – November 27 is quite a day in the calendar of sport and music

The Almanac takes you down Memory Lane to see what happened in the worlds of cricket and rock music on this date. It’s a journey from bright lights to mayhem.