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 – 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 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.

Almanac Cricket: Pees and Queues

At Old Trafford for the Fourth Test match, Smokie was confounded by the length of the queues

Almanac Cricket: A BazBall Glossary

Smokie Dawson has been in Manchester at Old Trafford watching the 4th Ashes test. In between drinks, and the rain, Smokie spent his time devising a glossary for the spectacle that is Bazball.

Almanac (Cricket) Poetry: ‘These Baggy Greens’ by Patrik Klika Dempsey

The reputation of the Baggy Green has taken a battering during the current Ashes series. Prague-based journalist, philosopher and poet Patrik Klika Dempsey offers this reflection.

Almanac Cricket: The Spirit of Cricket

Glen! has had enough of the Poms complaining about the Aussies not observing the Spirit of Cricket. Check out his starting list of English misdemeanours over the decades. ‘People in glass houses…’

Almanac Cricket – The Ashes 2023: Are the England fans getting to the Australians?

Kobe Jacobs continues his series on the Ashes Tests. This time we’re at Headingley for the Third Test.

Almanac Cricket: Bairstow’s brain fade causes English uproar

Australian Cricket Society literary scholar Kobe Jacobs reviews the Bairstow dismissal during Australia’s hard-earned win in the Second Test at Lord’s.

Almanac (Ashes) Poetry: ‘Jonny’s walk’ – Bill Wootton

Ruse Faulkner (Bill Wootton) offers a poetic comment on the Bairstow incident and what has followed.

Almanac Cricket: Bazball, Brexit and Buffoons

In the aftermath of the Lord’s Test – Peter Baulderstone opines on the historical origins of Bazball. Franco-Prussian War of 1870 anyone? He thinks the reaction of Lord’s members says more about faded glory and a culture of entitlement than anything that happened on the field.

Almanac Lord’s Test: The Muse is musing on Bazball

The Muse caught up with Baz himself just after the Lord’s Test.

The Ashes 2023 – Second Test: Bodyline reminders

Historian and cricket writer Bernard Whimpress has had a few long nights watching Australia take the upper hand, with a little help from the Englishmen themselves. Here he presents some thoughts on how to hold a cricket bat when walking from the ground, the craziness of Bazball and the reminders of Bodyline. [Never short of an opinion is BW – JTH]

Almanac Cricket: An Ashes Classic – Australia win day five thriller at Edgbaston

Australian Cricket Society literary scholar Kobe Jacobs reviews Australia’s thrilling win against England in the First Test, 2023 Ashes Series.

Almanac Cricket: A few metres

What a fantastic First Ashes Test in Edgbaston, and as Lee Harradine reminds readers, – what a difference a few metres can make in the game of cricket.