Almanac Cricket – WBBL Grand Final: Adelaide Strikers v Brisbane Heat

The Adelaide Scorchers will host the Brisbane Heat in this weekend’s Grand Final of the 2023 WBBL. Here’s the how, when and where.

Almanac Cricket: Maxwell madness leads Australia to another potential World Cup berth

ACS Literary Scholar Kobe Jacobs surveys the ODI World Cup and sees a dominant Indian side seemingly destined to lift the trophy. But what about an Australian revival centred on the amazing exploits of Glen Maxwell?

Almanac Cricket: A letter to ICC Hall of Fame inductee Aravinda De Silva

Aravinda de Silva is the 110th inductee to the ICC Hall of Fame. Mahela Jayawardena welcomes De Silva as the fourth Sri Lankan inductee to this exclusive club.

Almanac Cricket: What do you call six wickets in one six ball over?

If three wickets with consecutive balls is called a hat-trick, what do you call six wickets in one six-ball over? It’s a rum tale!

Almanac Poetry: ‘Devil in the Southpaw’ – James Walton

An ambidextrous player taking advantage of their particular skills in cricket is ungentlemanly conduct and a reason for dismissal as suggested by James Walton’s poem, ‘Devil in the Southpaw’.

Almanac Books: ‘Stories for Harry & Ray’ – Michael Sexton

‘Stories for Harry & Ray’ by Michael Sexton is a collection of yarns about sportspeople he has gathered over many years and is now available for purchase.

Almanac Books: ‘Ashes 2023: A Cricket Classic’ – Gideon Haigh

Scribe Publications invites the Footy Almanac community to the launch of Gideon Haigh’s new cricket book, ‘Ashes 2023: A Cricket Classic’ on Thursday 2 November at The Yarra, Como Park.

Almanac Cricket: Reunited With The Baggy Green

The Philpott family have taken possession of their late father Peter’s treasured baggy green cap. And Smokie played a very minor part in the story.

Almanac Teams: Cricketing politicians

Glen! channels Rodney Boyd to come up with an Australian team comprised of those who have managed to combine both higher level cricket achievements and political involvements.

Almanac Cricket: ODI World Cup – India October 2023

The Australian Cricket Society’s Literary Scholar Kobe Jacobs reports on the 2023 ODI World Cup in India, and the fortunes of the Australian team.

Almanac Cricket: The Story of Igino De Bolfo – A Champion Bowler for Boneo Cricket Club 1933-37

Roger Spaull examines the cricketing feats of Italian immigrant Iginio De Bolfo at the Boneo Cricket Club 1933-37.

Almanac Cricket: Australian Cricket Society – AGM and Luncheon

The Australian Cricket Society invites you to their AGM and luncheon with special guests from Cricket Victoria.

Almanac Cricket: Goodbye Mr Happy

Michael Sexton remembers the deeds of South Australian Shield cricketer Ken ‘Charlie’ Horsnell including Ken bowling Garry Sobers for a first ball duck.

Almanac Poetry: ‘I play the perfect cover drive’ – James Walton

With the cricket season upon us, it is timely for a poem about the great sport. James Walton gets in some practice and relates his thoughts in verse of his cracking cover drive, but are his children impressed by the shot?

Book Release: Tom Wills by Greg de Moore

Greg de Moore’s authoritative and highly captivating biography of Tom Wills has been out for a few months. The updated edition includes new research and addresses the most troubling questions surrounding the man himself.

Almanac Tribute: Rulebook’s tribute to Fred ‘Chocka’ Bloch

At the funeral of Dr Fred ‘Chocka’ Bloch OAM, Malcolm Ashwood gave a fitting tribute to a much admired and respected person who will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Almanac Cricket – The Ashes 2023: A Series to Long Remember

Australian Cricket Society literary scholar Kobe Jacobs concludes his coverage on one of the most memorable Ashes series in recent times. Filled with controversies, storylines and fierce trades of verbal exchanges that spilled into the media and political landscapes as well. Kobe recaps the series of events that had unfolded here.

Almanac (Sporting) Life: Lyndon ‘Beefy’ Andrews – A Lifetime Watching

Lyndon ‘Beefy’ Andrews and his wife Marilyn have attended an abundance of sporting events across Australia and around the world from toad Races to World Cup Finals.

Almanac (Cricket) Life: Veterans’ Cricket

Here is cracking yarn from Roderick St. George recounting how he came to don the whites for the Mont Albert Veterans, a team of over 50s playing in the Veterans Cricket competition.

Almanac Dinners: Rick, Mick and Nick

It was a fabulous night at The Tanunda Club SA for the Footy Almanac Dinner with special guest, former Test cricketer Rick Darling, and Mickey Randall was in attendance.