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.

Almanac History – What happened on the twelfth of the twelfth?

Ian Hauser continues our series of ‘on this day’ posts. It’s a special one for him, the twelfth of the twelfth, with the focus on cricket and the arts.

Almanac Cricket – Test Team of the 80s

In a moment of sleeplessness, Damian Balassone created a super Test Team for the 1980s. What do you think of his team? Any glaring omissions?

Helmets and Parachutes

High pressure hoses, parachutes & helmets, and the laws of cricket. What does it all mean? Phil Hill explains.

A Six on the Sixth

Kate Birrell is a proud parent experiencing the joy of watching a growing son and his deeds on the cricket field, especially clocking a cracking six!

Almanac Cricket – Pomborneit Cricket Club 2019/20 Season: November Review

Luke Reynolds updates the Pomberneit Cricket Club season 2019/2020 with all the results and reviews for November.

Almanac Cricket – R G D Willis, former England captain dies aged 70

The Almanac community pays tribute to former England captain Bob Willis who has died aged 70.

Almanac Cricket History – Australia v New Zealand at Perth

Australia and New Zealand have clashed in Perth seven times over the past forty years. With the next encounter looming, Ian Hauser looks back over Australia v New Zealand Tests played in the West.

Almanac Cricket – A view of Australia from fine leg: Match 4 – Rupertswood Cricket Club

Craig Dodson’s cricketing odyssey reaches the birthplace of the Ashes.

Australia v Pakistan: Second Test, Day 4 – And now the end is near (Apologies to Frankie S)!

Australia cruises to victory defeating Pakistan in the Second Test by an innings and 48 runs as reported by Citrus Bob Utber from the Adelaide Oval.

Ceaselessly dancing

Two teams infamous as purveyors of underachievement, St Kilda Saints and the New Zealand Blackcaps, have played big parts in Ed Carmine’s sporting life – he shares his personal reactions to their Pyrrhic non-victories in 2010 and 2019.

Australia v Pakistan – Second Test, Day 3: The Winter Game

On a freezing day in Adelaide Citrus Bob Utber watches the Pakistani tail put up a real fight, before being asked to follow on.

Australia v Pakistan – Second Test, Day 2 at Adelaide

Phil Hill reflects upon his old cricketing mate Neville Turner, ands wishes he could have been with him during the second day’s play at the Adelaide Oval to witness history making cricket. Neville would have enjoyed chatting about the day’s proceedings muses Phil.

Australia v Pakistan – Second Test, Day 2: Great day for the Aussies!

David Warner crushes the spirit of Pakistan with the second highest Test score by an Australian, 335no! Then the quicks come in for the kill! Citrus Bob reviews an enthralling Day 2 of cricket at the Adelaide Oval.

Australia v Pakistan – Second Test, Day 1: Ho Hum

Citrus Bob dodges the emus and kangaroos as he drives from Mildura to Adelaide to take up his seat for the Second Test. He enjoys a day of classic footwork from two comfortable batsmen. But is it much of a contest?

Australia v Pakistan – Second Test, Day 1

Aussies off to a flyer in Adelaide but the question is, according to Phil Hill, who will be the first Pakistani to score a century? Bowling wise that is!

Almanac Flashback – #putoutyourbats

Edward P Olsen reprises his thoughts about the tragedy of Phillip Hughes on the fifth anniversary of his death.