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: 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 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 Dinners: An evening with Rick Darling

Josh Coales had an enjoyable evening at the recent Footy Almanac dinner featuring former Test cricketer Rick Darling.

Almanac Cricket: Two Test Team

Glen! gives a rundown of the men who have played cricket at the highest level for two different national sides. From Keppler Wessels to Mohammed Iftikhar Ali Khan Siddiqui Pataudi, there are several interesting stories within.


Damian Balassone recalls an ODI match between Australia and the West Indies which he attended with his dad, and the anticipation of waiting for Allan Border to take strike.

Almanac Cricket: The West Indies and the forlorn hope

After a blink and you’d miss it loss to Australia, Matt Watson looks back at the origins of the West Indies cricket side, their historic highs and steady downturn.

Almanac Lunches: Wasim Akram and Gideon Haigh

What a privilege it was to hear one of the greatest cricketers of all time, Wasim Akram, in conversation with Gideon Haigh at the recent Footy Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch. It was a ripper!

Bring Douggie Walters Back!

Ian Wilson remembers the day Doug Walters became his childhood hero, as much for how he played the game as for what he achieved. It got him thinking about players’ motivation.

Almanac Cricket: Citrus Bob’s Greatest Test Teams of his era

Citrus Bob is working on selections for the best Australian X1 and the best World X1 made up of players he has actually seen play live to include in his autobiography he is writing at the moment. What do you thinks of his selections?

Almanac Cricket: Old Mate Roy, No matter what

IT wasn’t all smooth sailing for a cricketer who had no shortage of friends, writes RON REED in his tribute to Andrew Symonds.

‘A (slight) brush with fame…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill recounts his encounters with Wes Hall – as a boy at the MCG, later on as a batsman in a country tour match, and then at the time Hall was the Windies’ Tour Manager.

Almanac Poetry: ‘Warnie’ – Bill Wootton

Bill Wootton pays tribute to the great Shane Warne in verse.

Almanac Literary: Adelaide Writers’ Week 2022 – Day 2

Day 2 at the Adelaide Writer’s Week proved to be another cracking day of mental stimulation and delight for Col.

Almanac Cricket Literature: How Vic Richardson and Ian Chappell helped John Lysikatos breathe again

Michael Sexton tells the story John Lysikatos, the author of the recently published ‘Victor Richardson: A Great Australian All Round Cricketer’ explaining the mission John was on and the friendships he developed with the Chappell family who encouraged and supported the project. [This is a wonderful story – JTH]

Almanac Cricket: Captain Pat gets it right again

As usual, there was a lot to like about the Test skipper’s performance when the waters got choppy, writes RON REED.

Almanac Cricket: No stopping the Grand Old Duke of York

For Peter Siddle, on every level, it’s been one of the great cricket careers and it’s still going strong, writes RON REED.

Almanac Sport: Oz Sport’s King and Queen do it with style

Australia’s international sporting reputation is in two very safe pairs of hands, writes RON REED

Almanac Cricket: Tim May

Malcolm ‘Rulebook’ Ashwood got in touch with former Test cricketer Tim May. The self-effacing offie shares his life before, during and after cricket.

Almanac Cricket: Pat Cummins – Australia’s Test Captain

Daniel Brettig presents a terrific profile of Australia’s newest Test captain Pat Cummins in an article appearing in today’s ‘Age’.