Australia v India – Fourth Test, Day 5: Chaos, defiance, pirates and unicorns

On the decisive day of an enthralling test, E. Regnans was happy just to take it all in. (A lovely expression of the joy of cricket watching – Ed).

Almanac (Sports) History: It all happened on January 21 (with a bit of music thrown in)

Some big names feature in memorable sporting moments that happened on January 21; a couple Poms display a sense of fun; and it wouldn’t be The Almanac if it didn’t feature a bit of music!

Australia v India: Has Australia lost its way?

The series is done. Now it’s time for the post-mortems. Who better to deliver one than ‘Citrus’ Bob Utber, who reported on every day of this series for the Almanac.

Almanac Cricket: What is happening with fourth innings in Australia?

Prompted by a tweet from an English statistician, John Butler examines an interesting trend in fourth innings in Australian tests.

Australia v India – The Gabba Test: A scene for history to be changed for the better

Sean Mortell recaps a fascinating Fourth Test in Briabane.

Australia v India – Fourth Test, Day 5: Incredible India are fantastic (and a win for cricket)

‘Citrus’ Bob Utber completes his coverage of the Australia v India series having witnessed history being made at the Gabba.

Almanac Cricket: Arthur Morris, one of the greatest

Arthur Morris was one of Australia’s best ever opening batsmen, one of our greatest left-handed batsmen, one of the 1948 Invincibles – in short, one of our very best!

Australia v India – Fourth Test, Day 4: Rain threatens to stop a victory to either side

Australia eventually set India a target on the fourth day, before the predicted rain intervened. Bob Utber reports on the penultimate day of the test summer.

Australia v India – Fourth Test, Day 3: Wonderful fightback by India’s tail leaves game in the balance

India’s lower order thwarted Australia on Day 3 at the ‘Gabba. ‘Citrus’ Bob Utber reports. (With Gabbatroopers as a special bonus – Ed).

Australia v India – Fourth Test, Day 2: Lyon before the storm

Citrus Bob Utber enjoys the ‘Star Wars’ crew as Australian wickets fall and a storm builds in the south-west. [Very Brisbane – Ed]

Australia v India – Fourth Test, Day 1: Solid day by Australia as Marnus stars

India’s novice bowling attack kept Australia honest on Day 1 at the Gabba, though Marnus Labuschagne once more produced for the home team. ‘Citrus’ Bob Utber reports.

Australia v India – Fourth Test: Who will endure?

Australia faltered, whilst India survived. There were many talking points to emerge from Sydney, and much to anticipate in Brisbane. John Butler sets the scene.

Almanac Cricket: Vale Colin McDonald AM

Colin McDonald, the courageous Australian opening batsman of the 1950s and 60s, has died aged 92 – a good innings! The Footy Almanac offers this tribute.

Australia v India – Fourth Test, Brisbane: A call for writers

Policies, premiers, politics and the pandemic prevent the Almanac’s doyen of cricket commentary, ‘Citrus’ Bob Utber, from attending the Fourth Test in Brisbane which starts tomorrow. Nevertheless, Bob will continue his coverage from The Den in Mildura. We’re calling on writers to support his daily reports with their own unique perspectives.

Almanac Cricket: Turning back the clock – a cameo return to local cricket

Sean Curtain turns back the clock with a cameo return to local cricket.

Australia v India – Third Test, Review: A stunning third act marred by upsetting issues

Sean Mortell presents his review of the 3rd Test between Australia and India which resulted in a match saving draw by India after a fascinating Day 5.

Australia v India – Third Test, Day 5: Against all odds India pull off a marvellous draw

What a cracking Test match as India pulls off a marvellous draw to defy the odds as Citrus Bob Utber reports from Day 5 of the Third Test at the SCG.

Almanac Cricket: Joy in the Juniors

With observations finely honed and borne of years of umpiring experience, John Gascoigne knows a bit about cricket. This week he’s learned just a bit more thanks to the bat and ball exploits of twin sisters in the Victorian Metropolitan Cricket Union’s annual carnival.

Australia v India – Third Test Day 4: Australia on track for win

Bob Utber reports on a fourth day’s play that left Australia strongly favoured to win in Sydney.

Australia v India – Third Test, Day 3: Relentless Australia Takes Charge

Citrus Bob reports that Australia have well and truly taken control of the Third Test