The Ashes 2019 – Fifth Test: The Australian performance we expected, but barely got

With the 5th and final Test in the books, Sean Mortell gives us his overview of the last chapter of an interesting Ashes.

A forty-two year wait for Tate

As the Ashes wind up again, Gigs has been reminded of an unfinished childhood quest involving breakfast cereal, collectables and sporting history in need of a fact check.

Ashes 2019 – Fifth Test Day 1: Deuce; a topsy-turvy day of Test cricket

Seam Mortell sums up Australia’s day in the field on Day 1 of the 5th Ashes Test at The Oval. Some fine bowling from Mitch Marsh, but some easy chances put down lets the Poms off the hook.

The Ashes 2019 – The Oval blog

The Ashes are safe, but there’s much to play for. The Oval beckons. Tell us what you think folks.

The Ashes 2019 – Fifth Test: Oval-teamie, The Oval Australian Test XI

Dave Brown has selected an Australian Test X1 based upon their performances playing at The Oval.

The Ashes 1989 – Sixth Test scrapbook

The Ashes tour of 1989 featured six Test matches. Australia was ahead 4-0 going into the Sixth Test at The Oval. Here is David Wilson’s final scrapbook of that famous 1989 Tour; articles collected as a 14-year-old.

The Ashes 2019 – Fourth Test: Drama, tension, glorious joy

A great victory for the Aussies in the 4th Ashes Test at Old Trafford as reports Sean Mortell.

The Ashes 1989 – Fifth Test scrapbook

Here is David Wilson’s 1989 Ashes Tour scrapbook of the Fifth Test, Trent Bridge. Australia had already won the Ashes – with still two Tests to play. Day 1 at Trent Bridge was an Australian celebration…

The Ashes 2019 – Fourth Test, Day 4: A Question of Balance: On Bradman and Smith.

Historian and writer Bernard Whimpress can only take so much Steve Smith. He explains why.

The Ashes 2019 – Fourth Test: The Old Trafford Blog

The Footy Almanac Fourth Test The Old Trafford Blog is here! Got something to say? Can the Aussies win or will the Poms be pumped after their unlikely Third Test victory? Why not rid yourself of those cricketing frustrations, present an opinion, or comment, or join in the discussions on the blog.

The Ashes 2019 – Fourth Test Days 1 & 2: Steve and his little mate Marnus

Steve Smith leads the way for Australia as they take command on the first two days of the Fourth Test at Old Trafford in Manchester as Sean Mortell reports.

Balcony Banter – Musings from the (Lord’s) Pavilion

Clare Cannon, MCC Committee member, was a guest in the Committee Room at Lord’s during the Second Test in mid-August. She wrote about her experience for the MCC blog, Balcony Banter.

The Ashes 2019 – Fourth Test: Australia’s United Old Trafford Test XI

Dave Brown selects his XI of all-time Australian performers at Old Trafford. A repetition of some of these efforts would be most welcome.

The Ashes 2013: Manchester Memories

From the vault: Smokie Dawson and six mates were grateful their wives gave them such an extraordinarily long leash so they could attend the Manchester Test in 2013. They just had to be careful they didn’t hang themselves with it.

The Ashes 2019: Tim Paine is not our problem, but you might be

John Butler responds to the naysayers calling for Tim Paine’s sacking after the Headingley loss, instead questioning the supposed cultural change Australian cricket was meant to have undergone following last year’s ball tampering fiasco.

Almanac Cricket – Australia’s Narrowest Test Losses: 1981-2019

Damian Balassone details some depressing Test match losses since 1981 by Australian Test Cricket teams.

The Ashes 1989 – Fourth Test scrapbook

Take yourself back to 1989. If Australia wins the Fourth Test at Old Trafford, Australia wins the Ashes…

When you’re in the groove by KB Hill

After a full weekend of football and cricket watching, KB Hill has been reminded that a sportsman ‘in the groove’ is a powerful thing.

The Ashes 2019 – Third Test: This is where the test comes

Headingley 2019 was ultimately Ben Stokes’ moment. But other moments will present. John Butler hopes the Australians sense the opportunity.

The Ashes 2019 – Third Test: Live At Leeds

Smokie Dawson was privileged to be live at Leeds to witness the greatness of Ben Stokes – an innings that primarily added to the drama of the Third Ashes test, but also deserves its place in larger folklore to come.