Almanac Cricket: Turning back the clock – a cameo return to local cricket

Sean Curtain turns back the clock with a cameo return to local cricket.

Almanac Football: Vale Graham Arthur – Hawthorn’s first premiership captain

Hawthorn’s first premiership captain Graham Arthur passed away earlier this week. Rod Gillett pays a fitting tribute to the man known as ‘Mort’.

Australia v India – Third Test, Review: A stunning third act marred by upsetting issues

Sean Mortell presents his review of the 3rd Test between Australia and India which resulted in a match saving draw by India after a fascinating Day 5.

Almanac Music: ‘Joe Hill’ – Joan Baez

Happy birthday Joan Baez!

Almanac Poetry: ‘Dawns’ – Tommy Mallet

The magic of the awakening day is reflected in Tommy Mallet’s poem ‘Dawns’.

Almanac Poetry: Mickey Mouse’s Cranial Vault

In this week’s poem, Kevin Densley parallels modern American history with the evolution of Mickey Mouse.

Australia v India – Third Test, Day 5: Against all odds India pull off a marvellous draw

What a cracking Test match as India pulls off a marvellous draw to defy the odds as Citrus Bob Utber reports from Day 5 of the Third Test at the SCG.

Almanac Cricket: Joy in the Juniors

With observations finely honed and borne of years of umpiring experience, John Gascoigne knows a bit about cricket. This week he’s learned just a bit more thanks to the bat and ball exploits of twin sisters in the Victorian Metropolitan Cricket Union’s annual carnival.

Almanac Life: Quick hands at Uncle Stan’s in Grantham

On the tenth anniversary if the 2011 floods, we reprise John Harms’s story about his Uncle Stan and Aunty June who survived the Grantham devastation.

“My wonderful, wonderful uncle, Stan Schulz, died in 2015. He was a great man – a truly great man. He and Aunty June survived the catastrophic Grantham flood in January 2011. At the time, I wrote this story about him.”

The Lake Lap

‘Tis the season for getting on the sun-drenched bitumen! Mickey Randall relays a quirky family tradition amid the memories of driving around Lake Bonney.

Australia v India – Third Test Day 4: Australia on track for win

Bob Utber reports on a fourth day’s play that left Australia strongly favoured to win in Sydney.

Almanac Life: Summer Trip

Kate Birrell remembers the joys of a summer trip with her family of eight piled snugly in the Ford Fairmont to visit her grandparents in Albury in the 70s.

Australia v India – Third Test, Day 3: Relentless Australia Takes Charge

Citrus Bob reports that Australia have well and truly taken control of the Third Test

Australia v India – Third Test, Day 2: Honours are about even

Citrus Bob Utber presents his Day 2 report of the Third Test between Australia and India with the honours roughly about even.

Almanac (Local) Cricket: Pomborneit Cricket Club 2020/21 Season – December Review

Luke Reynolds updates all the results and news from the Pomborneit Cricket Club with the December review.

Almanac Cricket: Great cricket stories from the Footy Almanac vault

The Footy Almanac has published a treasure trove of many wonderful cricket stories on our site since 2009. Follow the link for a feast of stories.

Australia v India – Third Test Day 1: Luck, fortune or fair enough?

Sean Mortell reports on all the action from Day 1 of the Third Test, Australia v India, and is impressed by Will Pucovski’s debut.

Almanac Memoir (and Music): Words Are Not Enough

Secondary school memories involving music, girls, letters from girls, and screeching cicadas are the basis of this prose piece by KD, all tied in a neat bundle by a hit song of the era from “Ol’ Black Eyes” himself, the late Jon English.

Australia v India – Third Test, Day 1: The Masked Test – Australia slightly on top

The Almanac’s Citrus Bob reports from his Mildura Den on Day 1 of the Third Test between Australia and India at the SCG. He has Australia slightly ahead at stumps.

Almanac Cricket: January 7th in Test cricket history

Omens for India, the chance of a tied Test half a century before Brisbane in 60/61, big partnerships, and the not always helpful advice of Geoff Boycott – take a stroll down memory lane as we revisit January 7 in the history of Test cricket.