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 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: 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]