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.

The Ashes 2019 – Third Test, Day 4: Humans, if

Well. Headingley. Heraclitus of Ephesus said that we enter the river as one person and leave it as another. David Wilson sees Day 4 as a celebration of human fallibility.

The Ashes 2019 – Third Test Day 4: Wow!

Ben Stokes shattered the hearts of all Aussies with his history making magnificent innings reports Sean Mortell with his review of Day 4 of the Ashes Test at Headingley.

Ashes 2019 – Third Test Days 2 and 3: Aussies fire ahead, but England give themselves a wild shot at it

England give themselves a chance in the Third Test at Headingley as they fight their way back into the match on day 3 reports Sean Mortell.

The Ashes 2019 – Third Test: The Headingley Blog

Got something to say, an opinion, a comment or want to join in the discussion? You can do it on The Footy Almanac Blog for The Third Test, Ashes 2019 now.

The Ashes 2019 – Third Test Day 1: Archer blitzes through, unlikely heroes hold firm

Sean Mortell reports on Australia’s disappointing effort with the bat against some excellent fast bowling on Day 1 of the Third Test at Headingley.

The Ashes 2019 – Third Test: The (SA) Great Australian Headingley XI

With Australia confronting selection problems for Headingley, Dave Brown has the answer – go South Australian! He selects an eleven of historically great Leeds performers. Absolutely no state bias was involved in the process.

The Ashes 2019 – Second Test, Lord’s: Life (and Death)

Jofra Archer’s vicious bouncer that struck Steve Smith has produced a great deal of comment. Bernard Whimpress presents his thoughts about the act that has livened up the Ashes Series.

The Ashes 2019 – Second Test, Day 5: Momentum yo-yos, youth thrills

Sean Mortell reviews Day 5 of the Second Ashes Test at Lord’s, a game the English nearly pinched from the Aussies.

The Ashes 1989 – Third Test scrapbook

ER has dug into his scrapbook once again and presents his record of the Third Test played at Edgbaston during the 1989 Ashes Test series.

The Ashes 2019 – Second Test, Days 3 and 4: Rain? Doesn’t matter; this series is as good as it gets

In a prelude to the dramatic final day of the Second Test, Sean Mortell takes stock of a rollicking Day 3 and 4.

The Ashes 2019 – Second Test: The Lord’s blog

Australia come to Lord’s full of confidence. England must regroup. What are your thoughts, Almanackers? Have your say on the blog.

The Ashes 2019 – Second Test, Day 3: SPD Smith transcends to Wonderland

SPD Smith is 13 not out at Lord’s. David Wilson says: “It’s fair to say that SPD Smith now operates beyond the reach of human influence. He bats now in a kind of “Strawberry Fields Forever”/”Penny Lane” Double A Side zone.”

The Ashes 2019 – Second Test, Day 2: Swings, tension and everything good about test match cricket

As the rain continues to exert a major influence on proceedings at Lords, Sean Mortell recalls the fluctuations of a scheduled Day Two that actually became Day One in playing terms.

The Ashes 2019 – First Test: Five days of glorious madness

A ripping ‘Boys on Tour’ yarn from the self-depracating Kieran Fernandez as he and his posse lob at the Edgbaston Test. [I feel hungover just reading this – JTH]