Calling for contributions: Adelaide Test


Adelaide. Test cricket. Australia. India. It’s upon us.

This is a call for YOUR cricket stories. Are you going along? Maybe you’re half a world away. Maybe you’ve never submitted a piece before. No matter. Let’s have ’em.

We’ll aim for at least one story per day of each Test. And the more the merrier.

Everyone with an interest, everyone with a comment, an observation, an angle, get involved here.

Nominate a day. Early bids, late entries and everything in-between accepted in the comments below.

First Test

Day 1, Tuesday 9 December: Bob Utber & David Wilson & maybe Jill Scanlon &

Day 2, Wednesday 10 December: Rulebook Ashwood & Callum O’Connor (& PJ Flynn?) &

Day 3, Thursday 11 December: Joe Moore &

Day 4, Friday 12 December: Dave Brown & maybe Jill Scanlon &

Day 5, Saturday 13 December: Smokie & Ben Footner &


Last time they met: four Test series, India 4-0 Australia. Mickey Arthur, homework, etc etc.

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 shares the care of two daughters and a 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. Malcolm Ashwood says

    Day 2 Please OBP

  2. Ahh that’s well played, OBP. You’re on.
    How’s the vibe in Adelaide?

  3. Malcolm Ashwood says

    Totally different than normal OBP we were talking last night after training the Hughes tragedy seems to have galvanized and affected every 1 , Princess Di and Ayrton Sena were the others which seem comparable re the public outpouring of emotion

  4. Day 3 would be great please Dave. I have pencilled that in as a day off, completely dedicated to watching the cricket!

  5. That’s a solid plan, Joe.
    Worthy of something more indelible than pencil, I’d say.
    Outstanding intent.
    A big screen at home? Interruptions likely? The pub? TV commentary or radio?
    Looking forward to it.

  6. The pencil has been replaced by ink. Locked in!

    Not sure of the exact setting as yet, but interruptions will most certainly be kept to an absolute minimum. Radio commentary always preferable for me. Jim Maxwell = Summer.

    Looking forward to it also, Dave.

  7. Dave Brown says

    Had the day off booked for Day 1 which has now become Day 4. Will have the ipad at the ready should the game get that far (seems extremely likely)

  8. Day 1 will be the most plant day in cricket history. Lock me in as one of the reporters

  9. Day 1 will be the most poignant day in cricket history. Lock me in as one of the reporters

  10. David,
    You can lock me in for Day 5 if we get that far.
    Which we should.

  11. Look at that, there. All days covered like the best of tables with the best of cloths, and it’s only Friday night.
    Plenty of room for the many others awaiting a chance to write about the cricket.

    Dave – good call with the day off. You and Joe are leading the way.
    Bob – that’s a fine call. Allowable scope to dream on Day 1.
    Smokie – may the story of the Test still be alive on Day 5 for your own story. Of course, chime in any other time as well.

    Let us now find these scribes some partners.

  12. Though I’m unlikely to see a ball bowled, Clarrie Grimmett tells me just now that he’s keen to fly & dream & cavort over Day 1. Pencilled it in.

  13. Callum O'Connor says

    Dave, can I be the secondary reporter for Day Two?

  14. G’day Callum, beauty.
    Watch out for Rulebook’s running between wickets.
    You two will be grand.

  15. Ben Footner says

    I’d be interested in whipping up something for Day 5 if the test makes it that far.

  16. Very good, Ben.
    Jump in earlier, too, if you like.

    This list ain’t exclusive.
    Step right up, step right up.

  17. Jill Scanlon says

    I’m happy to have a go at one day.

    Put me down for either Day 1 or Day 4, if that’s okay.


  18. @Jill Scanlon: Can we twist your arm for day four?

  19. Yvette Wroby says

    HI guys, using a different sports references, you seem to have all the bases covered, or more correctly, everyone in the correct positions, so I will just send stuff in as I can. Well done all. A very galvinising effort. I got one in before the game as well, just to established my true ignorance of all cricket terminology as a base position.


  20. Peter Flynn says

    I hope the Day 2 writers do a good job.

    The Mclachlan Room Lunch can be brutal.

  21. Hey Jill – feel free to have a go at Day 1 as well. My day threatens to pass without a whisper of vision from Adelaide. I’ll still put something down, but as I say, the more (informed) the merrier.

    Yvette – batter up. Knock one anywhere you like and set off.

    PJ Flynn – that reads like a strong self-nomination.

    Anyone else – have a go, send it in.

  22. E.regnans – hope to put fingers to keyboard. Just have to put a 2 year ATO audit to bed (joy of joys).

  23. Good stuff Dips.
    Two year olds love the bedtime story, in my experience. What a man reads to a two year old ATO audit, however, I couldn’t guess.
    Happy bedtime.

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