Almamac cricket – A view of Australia from fine leg: Match 6, Sheffield Cricket Club, 21 December 2019

Craig Dodson presents his match 6 report from the Sheffield Cricket Club in Tasmania as he continues his quest raising funds for Mental Health Foundation Gotcha4Life. Craig aims to play 10 cricket matches with different clubs each week across Australia.

Mike Sexton in India: Finding Cricket and Space in Delhi

Delhi is a crowded city in India, space for cricket is at a premium, and Mike Sexton wonders at the delights of cricketers developing their talents there and abroad. This was all part of a trip to India where Mike was able to launch and talk about his book Border’s Battlers.

Australia v New Zealand – Second Test, Day 4: Another masterclass from Australia

Tom Blundell makes a wonderful ton for New Zealand but it’s not enough to stave off defeat as the Aussies handsomely win the Second Test at the MCG reports Citrus Bob Utber.

Australia v New Zealand – Second Test, Day 3: Unbeatable lead set up

Australia is in a commanding position on Day 3 at the MCG in the Second Test between Australia v New Zealand reports Citrus Bob Utber.

Australia v New Zealand – Second Test, Day 2: How to (almost) ruin a day at the cricket

The cricket was excellent, but the performance of security at the Second Test at the MCG was heavy-handed, writes Jan Courtin.

Australia v New Zealand – Second Test, Day 2: Cricket the big winner at the MCG

A thoroughly enjoyable day of cricket reports Citrus Bob Utber on Day 2 of the Second Test Australia v New Zealand with cricket and sportsmanship shining brightly.

Australia v New Zealand – Second Test: Day 1 MCG

Citrus Bob Utber reports the Aussies are holding the upper hand on Day 1 of the Second Test at the MCG between Aust v NZ.

Almanac Cricket – The all-time Australian men’s MCG XI: dodging the snorefest

It’s one thing to get the runs on the board on a flat deck, quite another when the game is in the balance. Dave Brown looks at the best men’s performances at the MCG over the years

Almanac Cricket History – Australia v New Zealand Tests at the MCG

Would you believe that Australia and New Zealand have played only three Tests at the MCG? True story! Ian Hauser looks back over the clashes at the ‘G’.

Australia v New Zealand: Second Test blog

The Boxing Day Test is upon us. Discussion of pitch, bouncers, and weather predominates. But what do the followers of the Almanac make of affairs?

The local cricket rodeo – a short story on a batting collapse

Wickets have tumbled, a batting collapse, a cock-a-hoop fielding side, and you walk to the crease nerves a flutter to face the next ball. Sean Mortell sets the scenario emphatically.

Has the Big Bash lost its bash?

Grumpy Old Man Citrus Bob Utber is not happy! Why? The Big Bash of course! Check out his story.

Who Killed David Hookes?

Damian Balassone pens a thought provoking view of the death of cricketer David Hookes.

Almanac Cricket – A view of Australia from fine leg: Match 5, Northern Suburbs District Cricket Club, Saturday 14 December 2019

Craig Dodson continues his quest raising funds for Mental Health Foundation Gotcha4Life (www.Gotcha4Life.org) by playing 10 cricket matches with different clubs each week across Australia. Here is his match 5 report.

Australia v New Zealand: First Test, Day 4: All Over Red Rover

Citrus Bob wraps up his take on the First Test in Perth, with thoughts on the WACA and what to expect at the MCG for Boxing Day.

Australia v New Zealand – First Test, Day 3: The screws are tightened

Citrus Bob Utber braves the heat again in Perth as the Australian put themselves into a very strong position.

Australia v New Zealand – First Test, Day 2: Captain Paine does the trick

Citrus Bob Utber watches Tim Paine keep the Kiwis in the field on a day of 40 degree heat, preparing for an evening onslaught. Mitch Starc rises to the challenge.

Australia v New Zealand – First Test: Day 1 Report from Perth

A hot steamy day did not spoil a solid day of Test cricket for Citrus Bob Utber as Marnus Labuschagne dominates with the bat for the Aussies.

Almanac Cricket – Australia v New Zealand: First Test – The Perth Blog

The First Test against New Zealand in Perth gets underway later today. Time for a new blog to allow you to keep us up to date with your take on the flow of the game.

‘Enigmatic Carey, a star of the Depression era…’ by KB Hill

Bert Carey was a mercurial sportsman from up Wangaratta way in the Depression era, performing extraordinary feats on the footy and cricket fields. KB Hill tells the tale.