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The Ashes – First Test, Day 2: Vote 1 Cricket

Citrus Bob Utber casts his Day 2 votes early.

The Art of Football Mark II

Citrus Bob Utber has curated the biggest AFL art exhibition ever. The Art of Football Mark II launches on Wednesday 13th of September. A few Almanackers will have their works featured in the exhibition.

Ten Things I Learnt From Observing Sport Last Week

Citrus Bob Utber had a big week – he became a great grandfather! But it didn’t stop him from keeping a keen eye on the world of sport.

Top 21 indigenous sporting people of all time

In this NAIDOC week, Citrus Bob Utber has named his top 21 indigenous sports stars of all time. What do you think?

Otten Not Forgotten

Andy Otten has had an interrupted career. Citrus Bob Utber has kept an eye on him in recent times.

Round 1 – Fremantle v Geelong: Not So Quiet On The Western Front

Citrus Bob Utber provides a harrowing account of the battle fought at the Western Front (Subiaco) between Geelong and Fremantle.

Almanac Cricket: What next for Australia?

Citrus Bob Utber loves a selection discussion and, after reporting on the entire Test summer, he picks his squad to tour India.

Australia v Pakistan – MCG, Day 5: Confessions of a Test Cricket Predictor

Citrus Bob Utber is a man of predictions. He’s happy to be proven wrong on this occasion in what turns into an absorbing Test match.

Australia v Pakistan – MCG Test, Day 2: Drizzle, Shmizzle.

Citrus Bob Utber, like many at the MCG, is being driven nuts by the rain – but that hasn’t stopped him catching up with friends old and new, and picking an Australian team of players who have animal and bird names.

Australia v Pakistan – Gabba, Day 4: Tropical storms, Pakistani fight and No-Doze.

Citrus Bob Utber experiences the tropical delights of the Brisbane climate and a mighty fine fight from the Pakistani middle order, as they edge their way towards an unlikely victory. It’s just a pity the only locals still awake were those on No-Doze.

Australia v Pakistan – Gabba, Day 3: Pakistan hang in there

Citrus Bob Utber is impressed with the fight of the Pakistani batsmen as they hold Australia out, reasonably well, under the lights at the Gabba.

Australia v Pakistan – Gabba, Day 2: Worser and worser, or worserer?

An inventive Day 2 report from an engaged Citrus Bob Utber as he plucks new terms to describe old things. Fine use of the verb ‘to squack’ and of the comparative of comparatives as he conveys a sense of the strengths of the Australians and the frailties of the fielding and batting frailties of the Pakistanis.

Australia v Pakistan – Gabba, Day 1: Pinky Pool Perfect

Citrus Bob Utber may eschew the lemon dacks for the lime budgy-smugglers as his respect for the pool grows. He reports on the opening day of the Gabba Test when young Renshaw reminded him of The Big Ship.

Australia v South Africa – Adelaide Test, Day 4: The newbies get the chocolates

Citrus Bob Utber gets the revamped Australians home and analyses the performance of the new chums. [Well played Citrus Bob – JTH]

Australia v South Africa – Adelaide Test, Day 3: Not bad, this Test cricket

Citrus Bob Utber describes yet another day when Test cricket has shown itself to be the king of cricket.

Australia v South Africa – Adelaide Test, Day 2: Good, tight Test cricket as Ussie holds it together

Citrus Bob Utber is loving the Adelaide Oval precinct, and the cricket. The Australians, with Ussie the sheet anchor, take the lead in a hard-fought Test. While Citrus picks his side of best players not to have played in a Test match.

And don’t forget Saturday brunch.

Australia v South Africa – Hobart Test, Day 3: De Kock ton, Hazlewood’s sixfa, and Khawaja’s steel, as the Australians survive

Citrus Bob Utber is happy to record something of an Australian fightback thanks to Josh Hazlewood and Usman Khawaja. But our correspondent is already focusing on Australian selection for Adelaide.

Australia v South Africa – Hobart Test, Day 2: A great day for Australia as the heavens open at Blundstone Arena

Plenty to ruminate over as the rain forces the cricketers and the spectators inside. Much pontification. Citrus Bob Utber has been chatting to all and sundry in and around Blundstone Arena.

Australia v South Africa – Hobart Test, Day 1: South Africans sharp, Australians not

Citrus Bob Utber pops in to Birchip en route to the airport and learns of the history of cricket in the town. Perhaps the local side would have performed better against the South Africans at the beautiful (but overcast) Blundstone Arena. Australia are bowled out for 85 in tough conditions, with the visitors absolutely superb.

Australia v South Africa – Perth Test Day 3: Chairs, umbrellas and delicates who don the cap

On a hot day when the bowlers were under pressure, drinks break was illustrative. The Australians laboured; the Proteas carved. The Australians will do well to save this Test. Citrus Bob Utber wipes the sweat from his brow.