Almanac Cricket – Why Moises Henriques may be an Ashes smokey

Moises Henriques for the 2019 Ashes Squad? Dan thinks he’s a chance, what do you think?

Almanac Cricket: Pomborneit Cricket Club February Review

As the Division 1 Bulls prepare to take on Bookaar in today’s South West Cricket Association semi-final, catch up on all the latest at the club in the Pomborneit CC February review.

‘The Kneebones of Brookfield…..’ – KB Hill

Eugene Kneebone was quite a man – “The World’s Strongest Man’, father of 16 children, local sporting colossus and a legend in his own time. (And not short on self-confidence!) KB Hill provides another classic story from country Victoria.

Almanac Cricket – Lillee v Cummins: the competition no one needs to have

Dave Brown crunches the numbers on a question there’s no need to ask but gets asked anyway

Almanac Cricket: More than just a game

Cricket is a vast, rich cultural experience that needs to be savoured from very early in the day, long before the first ball is bowled, argues AlisonS.

‘Ross Greenwood – telling the finance story with style….’ – KB Hill

This week, KB Hill favours us with the story of local boy made good, Ross Greenwood. Better known as a finance guru, Ross remembers his roots and still rolls his arm over in Sydney.

Almanac (Country) Cricket – Pink Stumps Day at Walbundrie

Glenn McGrath opened the bowling for the Walbundrie CC after the club won a competition for his services. They defeated Henty CC in closely contested match, and they also raised $27,000 for the McGrath Foundation.

Kapunda Cricket Club: The Comeback

Mickey Randall returns to the Kapunda CC and is selected to play alongside childhood mates. Best you read it. [Ripper yarn – Ed]

Almanac Cricket (Terminology): What is the correct name for the box/protector/cup?

The humble box has come under scrutiny in the last 24 hours – since Mickey Randall purchased a new one for a forthcoming return to cricket. What are the different terms used for a ‘box’? And, ni this piece, John Harms has included videos of the most famous cricket box incident in history – featuring David Bumble Lloyd.

Brody Grundy or Brodie Grundy: has East Coburg CC employed a publicity guru for Feb 28 event?

Brody (sic) Grundy will be speaking at a fundraiser for the wonderful East Coburg CC on Feb 28.

Almanac Cricket – South Africa v Sri Lanka, First Test: Don’t tell Citrus Bob Test cricket is dead!

A sleepless night caused Citrus Bob Utber to watch one of the most enthralling and exciting finishes to a cricket match he has ever seen. Read his recount of the last 100 minutes of the South Africa v Sri Lanka First Test match.

‘Diamond Des………’ – KB Hill

“‘Diamond Des’ was solid – and unspectacular – on the field, but a gem off it…” So says KB Hill as he introduces us to yet another bigger than life Wangaratta character, Des Griffin. His regular sign-on fee also makes for good reading!

Almanac Cricket – Pomborneit Cricket Club December/January Review

A maiden Twenty20 title highlights the Pomborneit Cricket Club’s review from December & January. #gopombobulls

Book Launch (Feb 13): Billy Murdoch – Cricketing Colossus

You are invited to the launch of this biography of Billy Murdoch by Richard Cashman and Ric Sissons. Gideon Haigh and Ray Webster to do the honours at the MCC Library. All welcome (but you MUST rsvp)

Almanac Cricket: The anatomy of a batting collapse

‘What is the anatomy of a batting collapse? Like a rollercoaster, it starts slowly…’ Sixteen and a half years later, the impact of that calamitous match is still almost enough to send Craig Dodson into therapy.

Almanac (Cricket) Reflection: Taking the kid to the Test

Taking his 7 year old son to his first Test match at Manuka reminded Edward P. Olsen of his own experiences of his first Test match. And, the speed of parenthood is also brought clearly home to him as he reflected. Beautiful piece.

‘The Brian Dorman Show…….’ – KB Hill

KB Hill does it again! This week he recounts the sporting career of Brian ‘Horse’ Dorman, big-hitting cricketer, Collingwood footballer and successful horse trainer. His footy career cruelled by injury, Brian made quite a name for himself in the sport of kings.

Australia v Sri Lanka, Second Test – Day 4: Going through the motions!

Manuka continues to surprise Citrus Bob, its food and eating places please, but will day 4 of the cricket offer any surprises? Unfortunately not as Citrus reports on the demise of the sub-standard Sri Lanka team.

Australia v Sri Lanka, Second Test – Day 3: Citrus turns sour?

Citrus Bob Utber is grumpy, but not really too grumpy. Khawaja and Starc make the slectors’ job even harder as Australia bat the Sri Lankans out of the Test match.

Australia v Sri Lanka, Second Test – Day 2: A smorgasbord!

Citrus Bob is treated to a smorgasbord of brilliant food, and a smorgasbord of runs by the Aussies as he reports on all the action of day 2 at Manuka.