Australia v India – Fourth Test, Day 1: Solid day by Australia as Marnus stars

India’s novice bowling attack kept Australia honest on Day 1 at the Gabba, though Marnus Labuschagne once more produced for the home team. ‘Citrus’ Bob Utber reports.

Australia v India – Third Test, Day 5: Against all odds India pull off a marvellous draw

What a cracking Test match as India pulls off a marvellous draw to defy the odds as Citrus Bob Utber reports from Day 5 of the Third Test at the SCG.

Australia v India – Third Test Day 4: Australia on track for win

Bob Utber reports on a fourth day’s play that left Australia strongly favoured to win in Sydney.

Australia v India – Third Test, Day 3: Relentless Australia Takes Charge

Citrus Bob reports that Australia have well and truly taken control of the Third Test

Australia v India – Third Test, Day 2: Honours are about even

Citrus Bob Utber presents his Day 2 report of the Third Test between Australia and India with the honours roughly about even.

Australia v India – Third Test, Day 1: The Masked Test – Australia slightly on top

The Almanac’s Citrus Bob reports from his Mildura Den on Day 1 of the Third Test between Australia and India at the SCG. He has Australia slightly ahead at stumps.

Australia v India – Second Test Day 4: India finishes the job

Bob Utber was there to see India put the finishing touches on a series-levelling victory.

Australia v India – Second Test Day 3: India on top!

Not a good day for the Aussies on Day 3 of the Boxing Day Test reports Citrus Bob Utber from the MCG.

Australia v India – Second Test Day 2: Skipper Rahane controls the game

‘Citrus’ Bob Utber reports on a Day 2 at the MCG where the Indian skipper took control of the game for his team.

Australia v India – Second Test Day 1: A day for Deano at the ‘G.

Citrus Bob Utber presents his review of the first day’s play of the Boxing Day Test between Australia and India including the fitting tribute paid to Dean Jones during the tea break.

Australia v India – First Test, Day 3: Game over? Come on!

Citrus Bob Utber has been watching Test cricket for 70 years and he reckons he’s never seen anything like Day 3 of the First Test in Adelaide.

Australia v India – First Test, Day 2: Another tough day

Citrus Bob Utber loves Test cricket and he enjoyed another gripping battle throughout Day 2 at the Adelaide Oval as the Indians fought back with the ball to poke their noses in front.

Australia v India – First Test, Day 1: Tight Test cricket

Citrus Bob Utber reports on Day 1 of the Adelaide Test between Australia and India – three sessions of very tight cricket.

The best Crows team that never was

While footy continues to bore Citrus Bob Utber, he has found the time to select a best ever Adelaide side that never got the chance to grace the field together.

Almanac Cricket: Sir Everton Weekes – a tribute

Bob Utber is one of the lucky few who got to watch the West Indies’ three W’s tour Australia in 1951-52. Although the late Sir Everton Weekes may not have flourished down under, he still left his mark on Aussie crowds.

Round 2 – Geelong v Hawthorn: The ancients rise

That rarest of things at present, a match report from inside the game! ‘Citrus’ Bob Utber was on the spot to see the Cats do a number on the Hawks.

Bugger Boris!: A cricket team of initials

Citrus Bob Utber can’t help himself! He has come up with another cricket team to keep everyone guessing; this time, a team of initials!

Three icons

Citrus Bob shares the stories of three individuals who played big roles in sport and society around Mildura and beyond. In memory of Tony Osler, Brian Weightman and Michael Bowden.

An Australian Cricket Team for the Pandemic

Citrus Bob Utber has thrown down a cricket challenge to Almanackers. Can you identify the players from the clues?

Round 1 – Adelaide v Sydney: Running on empty

Petrol was cheap, Mel’s cakes were welcome, but the footy was very ordinary indeed according to Citrus Bob Utber. Bob reports from Adelaide for the Round 1 clash between Adelaide and Sydney.