Never give up the chase for a baggy green!

Another great yarn from Craig Dodson who can now proudly say he has donned the famous baggy green! Here is his story.

Australia Day, cricket?

Glen! discusses the issue of Australia Day by looking at its celebration during Adelaide Test matches. He invites a conversation around the concept of Australia Day.

Almanac Cricket Comment: Luigi wants to turn history on its head and make cricket a game for footballers in the summer.

Luigi has been taking it easy over the Christmas-New Year period and has had plenty of time to think and chat. He’s hearing lots of ideas about cricket. He’s got a few of his own. This one turns history around. [Creative – Ed]

Almanac (Australian) Cricket: Beset by crisis because the system is spoiled

This is the regression we had to have.  In ironmike20’s life, Australian cricket has suffered three great crises and rebounded.  This crisis is self-inflicted, but a setback is an opportunity for a comeback.  The Aussies have done it before and can do it again a passionate Mike claims.

Australia v India – Sydney, Day 5: School’s out for the Aussies!

Citrus Bob reports from a washed out day 5 at the SCG, and in his inimitable schoolmasterly manner appraises the form of the Australian team.

Australia v India – Sydney, Day 4: A Waste!

Day 4 at the cricket proved to be very frustrating as Citrus Bob reports.

A night at the Big Bash – Taking one for the kids

Craig Dodson will take a bullet for his kids, however, under no circumstances will he put a Colonel Sanders Fried Chicken bucket on his head while watching a bunch of mediocre state cricketers hack it around the park in the Big Bash. Craig reports on a night at the BBL with his “scallywags”.

Australia v India – Sydney, Day 3: Pink Day at SCG

Citrus Bob was resplendent in pink at the SCG as he reports on today’s play and the Aussies’ ever dwindling fortunes.

Almanac (Country) Cricket: The national carnival is under way in the Goulburn Valley

One of Australia’s finest bush sports writers and photographers (helps to be an all-rounder up the bush) Peter Argent has jumped in the old Magna and made his way to Shepparton to cover the national country cricket carnival.

Australia v India – Sydney, Day 2: The day the sky fell in

Fellow cricket lovers, you may say god save Virat Kohli but nothing will save Australia. Citrus Bob reports on a disappointing performance from Australia as India takes a stranglehold on day 2 of the Sydney Test.

Australia v India – Sydney, Day 2:  Pujara and Pant produce punishing performances

Pujara, Pant and Jadeja produce punishing performances on day 2 to put India in the box seat of the Fourth Test in Sydney.

Almanac Cricket: Luigi returns!

Luigi the fruiterer has finally felt he has to say something about Australian cricket. He’s back – and he’s not happy.

Australia v India – Sydney, Day 1: India continue on their merry way

India are 2 – 1 entering the final Test of what has been a great series and in the long term will be seen as the series that changed the face of cricket for the better. Citrus Bob reports on day 1 from Sydney and asks who you think the top six players of the series have been.

Almanac Cricket: Two-Test tyros from the `80s until now

D.T. Hoban remembers the two-Test wonders for Australia. There are some names here you won’t have thought of for a while.

Almanac Cricket: Batsman or Batter?

When did the word batter take over from batsman in cricket vernacular? Citrus Bob is confronted by this question during a lull in the cricket at the ‘G.

Australia v India – MCG, Day 5: “All over Red Rover!”

All the talk overnight has been about the performance of Pat Cummins yesterday and the likely hood of changes for the 4th Test in Sydney. Citrus Bob presents his insights on Day 5 at the ‘G while waiting for the rain to clear, and eventually, India’s well deserved victory.

Almanac Art: Waiting for play to start at the MCG

Kate Birrell is at the cricket at the MCG on this final day, waiting for the rain to stop, the covers to come off and play to begin. This is how she has been filling in her time.

Australia v India – MCG, Day 4: “The drums of India are beating…..”

The drums of India were beating early this morning as their team zeroed in for victory but a sensational performance from Pat Cummins has muffled their beat, at least for the time being. Citrus Bob reports on day 4 at the ‘G.

Australia v India – MCG, Day 3: “Who said Test cricket is dead?”

“Who said Test Cricket is dead?” Citrus Bob reports on an enthralling Day 3 at the MCG as Pat Cummins leads a magnificent fightback by the Aussies.

Australia v India – MCG, Day 2: “It was bound to happen!”

It was bound to happen reports Citrus Bob. The outcry from the general public and cricket personalities today about the state of the wicket at the G would match anything The Donald has to say in a State of the Union speech. Citrus reports from day 2 at the MCG.