Round 7 – Melbourne v Hawthorn: Pink Lady Day

Citrus Bob saw a thriller between Melbourne and Hawthorn on what is always a big day for every footy fan touched by the scourge of breast cancer.

Round 3 – Adelaide v Geelong: Cats show their class

Footy is important – but the shocking drought in South Australia is more important, observes our elder statesman Citrus Bob Utber. Things are grim. A Crows win may have added some temporary cheer. Alas, the Cats were too good on the night with Rhys Stanley continuing his good form, and Danger and Tim Kelly in even better form.

Almanac Cricket – South Africa v Sri Lanka, First Test: Don’t tell Citrus Bob Test cricket is dead!

A sleepless night caused Citrus Bob Utber to watch one of the most enthralling and exciting finishes to a cricket match he has ever seen. Read his recount of the last 100 minutes of the South Africa v Sri Lanka First Test match.

Australia v Sri Lanka, Second Test – Day 4: Going through the motions!

Manuka continues to surprise Citrus Bob, its food and eating places please, but will day 4 of the cricket offer any surprises? Unfortunately not as Citrus reports on the demise of the sub-standard Sri Lanka team.

Australia v Sri Lanka, Second Test – Day 3: Citrus turns sour?

Citrus Bob Utber is grumpy, but not really too grumpy. Khawaja and Starc make the slectors’ job even harder as Australia bat the Sri Lankans out of the Test match.

Australia v Sri Lanka, Second Test – Day 2: A smorgasbord!

Citrus Bob is treated to a smorgasbord of brilliant food, and a smorgasbord of runs by the Aussies as he reports on all the action of day 2 at Manuka.

Australia v Sri Lanka, Second Test – Day 1: Aussie ton drought breaks

After early wobbles, Australia’s batsmen rediscovered the art of Test century-making. Citrus Bob Utber was on the spot to report.

Australia v Sri Lanka, First Test – Day 1: Australia in another league

Citrus Bob watching the Test in comfort at home with the weather temperature outside a mild 46 degrees is glad he took this option. From what he has seen in the first day’s play the “ordinary” Australian team is miles ahead of their opposition as he reports.

 

Australia v India – Sydney, Day 5: School’s out for the Aussies!

Citrus Bob reports from a washed out day 5 at the SCG, and in his inimitable schoolmasterly manner appraises the form of the Australian team.

Australia v India – Sydney, Day 4: A Waste!

Day 4 at the cricket proved to be very frustrating as Citrus Bob reports.

Australia v India – Sydney, Day 3: Pink Day at SCG

Citrus Bob was resplendent in pink at the SCG as he reports on today’s play and the Aussies’ ever dwindling fortunes.

Australia v India – Sydney, Day 2: The day the sky fell in

Fellow cricket lovers, you may say god save Virat Kohli but nothing will save Australia. Citrus Bob reports on a disappointing performance from Australia as India takes a stranglehold on day 2 of the Sydney Test.

Australia v India – Sydney, Day 1: India continue on their merry way

India are 2 – 1 entering the final Test of what has been a great series and in the long term will be seen as the series that changed the face of cricket for the better. Citrus Bob reports on day 1 from Sydney and asks who you think the top six players of the series have been.

Almanac Cricket: Batsman or Batter?

When did the word batter take over from batsman in cricket vernacular? Citrus Bob is confronted by this question during a lull in the cricket at the ‘G.

Australia v India – MCG, Day 5: “All over Red Rover!”

All the talk overnight has been about the performance of Pat Cummins yesterday and the likely hood of changes for the 4th Test in Sydney. Citrus Bob presents his insights on Day 5 at the ‘G while waiting for the rain to clear, and eventually, India’s well deserved victory.

Australia v India – MCG, Day 4: “The drums of India are beating…..”

The drums of India were beating early this morning as their team zeroed in for victory but a sensational performance from Pat Cummins has muffled their beat, at least for the time being. Citrus Bob reports on day 4 at the ‘G.

Australia v India – MCG, Day 3: “Who said Test cricket is dead?”

“Who said Test Cricket is dead?” Citrus Bob reports on an enthralling Day 3 at the MCG as Pat Cummins leads a magnificent fightback by the Aussies.

Australia v India – MCG, Day 2: “It was bound to happen!”

It was bound to happen reports Citrus Bob. The outcry from the general public and cricket personalities today about the state of the wicket at the G would match anything The Donald has to say in a State of the Union speech. Citrus reports from day 2 at the MCG.

Australia v India – MCG, Day 1: It’s Christmas

Why is it we stuff ourselves every Christmas Day?  Citrus Bob ponders this question as he heads to the cricket on day 1 at the G before watching a sedate day’s play on a lifeless deck.

Australia v India – Perth, Day 5: The Australians mop up

Bob Utber enjoys his stroll to The ARK and then watches Australia tidy up the Indian innings for a fine victory.