Almanac Cricket- Pomborneit Cricket Club 2019/20 Season: December Review

Catch up on all the latest from the Pomborneit Cricket Club in their December review newsletter #gopombobulls

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

With the third and final Test against New Zealand starting tomorrow, Ian Hauser looks back over previous SCG stoushes between the Aussies and the Kiwis.

Almanac Cricket – Abandoned: not as rare as you think

Abandoned or cancelled matches are rare but probably not as rare as you think. Glen! has had a look back over the years to remind us of matches that were not played or completed for one reason or another.

Almanac Cricket – Australia v New Zealand: the Third Test – a call for writers

The Third Test between Australia and New Zealand starts tomorrow at the SCG. We’re looking for aspiring cricket correspondents to provide us with daily coverage of the match. Here’s your opportunity to get your name up on the big Almanac screen!

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.