Gabba Test: writers’ schedule (get involved)


Well that was a cracking Test in Adelaide.

Superb stories coloured the days for us all here. Brilliant work from all contributors.

The schedule worked beautifully, with well-planned involvement  from the Knackers supplemented by floating entries from yer Bob Utber and Mickey Randall -types. Just great.


And so, on to Brisbane. This is a call for cricket story-tellers for Days 1-5. Everyone welcome. Let’s aim to cover all five days – from multiple angles. Declare your preference in the comments below. Carn Test cricket.

Day 1: Wednesday December 17: Matt Watson & Jill Scanlon & David (a.k.a. dchet5) &

Day 2: Thursday December 18: Paddy Grindlay & Sean Curtain &

Day 3: Friday December 19: Peter_B &

Day 4: Saturday December 20:

Day 5; Sunday December 21: Joe Moore & Rulebook &


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About David Wilson

David Wilson is a writer, editor, flood forecaster and former school teacher. He writes under the name “E.regnans” at The Footy Almanac and has stories in several books. He is married and has two daughters and the four of them all live together with their dog, Pip. He finds playing the guitar a little tricky, but seems to have found a kindred instrument with the ukulele. Favourite tree: Eucalyptus regnans.


  1. I can do day one but I won’t be there. I’ll be at home looking after my boy Angus so we’ll be watching.
    If someone is going to the Test and wants to write about it I will happily let them do it.

  2. Ahh, good stuff Matt.
    Would love to get your perspective on Day 1, regardless of others.
    I wonder what Angus will make of it all.

  3. Day 3. First opportunity for serious cricket time this summer. EiiR – can you suggest a stratagem for luring the Avenging Eagle away from the house for the day? She hates cricket nearly as much as Dockers.

  4. Hey David…
    I might wait until Melbourne!!

  5. Excellent news from the west, PB.
    My advanced knowledge of Australian summer time zones tells me you’d be looking for an 8am – 3pm -ish -sized window of opportunity to open up. Those hours scream “school program” to me. You’ve got a few days now convince the A Eagle to either enrol in a short course for the day, or sign up as a helper at the local primary school.

    Smokie – no dramas. If the itch reappears, scratch it here any time.

  6. I will go interchange a give it a run each day as I will be in the Press Box JTH?
    No comment the sub-continent people love me.

  7. G’day Bob,
    Loved your Adelaide stories. Your perspective. Your Rahul Dravid interactions.
    If you get a chance from Brisbane please send them through.

  8. Day 5 for me, Dave? A post-wedding hangover will need to be soothed by the sights and sounds of Test cricket. Good excuse to stay on the couch too!

  9. Malcolm Rulebook Ashwood says

    Day 5 if needed OBP thank you

  10. Joe – Test cricket as the all-purpose WD-40 of life.
    R Book – no dramas.
    Thanks gents.

  11. Paddy Grindlay says

    Day 2 if needed. The prequel of the day 5 squabble.
    Mum is out all day. I reckon cuppas, cheezles and cricket will be my day. Not to shabby.
    Cheers Dave

  12. Paddy, you have Thursday enviably well sorted.
    And that’s a tidy line there: “the prequel of the day 5 squabble.”
    Thanks for volunteering.

  13. Step right up, step right up.
    Debutants very welcome.

  14. If you are still looking for a day 2 batting pardner, I am in

  15. G’day Sean, well played.
    No MJ Clarke, no PM Siddle, MS Dhoni back…
    Game on.

  16. Paddy Grindlay says

    What is with these hamstrings!!?? More twangs out there than a cruddy guitar player.

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