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Almanac Cricket: Painful end for captain who did a lot right

The punishment doesn’t fit the offence for the cricketer who fell on his sword, writes RON REED.

Almanac Cricket (Memories): Happy birthday, Peter Siddle!

On his 37th birthday, The Footy Almanac recalls Peter Siddle’s memorable birthday hat-trick in their First Test at the Gabba in 2010.

Almanac Cricket: At last, T20 gets the big tick.

Cricket’s short game has taken its time to fully resonate with Australian sports fans – but that’s old news now, writes Ron Reed. 

Almanac Cricket: The First Test squad

The Australian squad for the First Test has been named along with an extended Australia ‘A’ selection.

Almanac Cricket: Only in Pakistan – Lawyers, Guns and Laptops

The Australian cricket team is about to resume touring Pakistan, which can be an interesting experience according to Ron Reed, who was on the spot the last time that happened.

Almanac (Local) Cricket: Pomborneit Cricket Club 2021/22 Season – Pre-Season Review

Luke Reynolds previews the season ahead for the Pomborneit Cricket Club in 2021/22.

Almanac Cricket: Cure for concussion? Get rid of the lid…

Are cricket helmets working as intended? Has their cultural and behavioural impact been flawed? Wayne Ball thinks cricket needs to shake up how it views the relationship between the game and concussion; or worse.

Almanac Teams: A Real Bushrangers’ Australian Test Cricket Eleven

As cricket season is now here, KD puts forward an Australian Test cricket team of historical bushrangers, as a companion piece to his Almanac post where he selected a real bushrangers’ football team.

Almanac Cricket: Remembering Ashley Mallett and Alan Davidson.

It’s been a sad day for Australian cricket with the passing of two former Test greats, Ashley Mallett and Alan Davidson. Wayne Ball remembers the two greats.

Almanac Cricket: Australia’s team for the First Test

The First Test of the 2021/22 Ashes series is still 6 weeks away but that hasn’t stopped the pundits from selecting their Australia team for the Gabba. Cheyne from Brisbane gets first dibs.

Almanac Cricket – The Monster Wore Pads: Boris Karloff, Cricketer

In this Friday’s column, KD writes about a keen cricketer, Hollywood’s all-time King of Horror, Boris Karloff.

Almanac Book Review: ‘The Immortals of English Cricket’ by Bill Ricquier, reviewed by Ian Hauser

Ian Hauser reviews a recent addition to the Gelding Street Press Immortals series, ‘The Immortals of English Cricket’ by Bill Ricquier.

Almanac Cricket: Fixture schedule for the Australian 2021/22 summer

With the cricket season upon us and the First Test less than 60 days away (Covid permitting), The Footy Almanac provides the current schedule for the 2021/22 Australian summer.

Almanac Cricket: Ashes Already Alight

Once, and even still, in jeopardy, the Ashes now look inevitable, with England this week announcing their squad to contest Australia in November. Citrus Bob previews what Australia and England’s outfits may look like in Brisbane – or wherever the First Test is played.

Almanac Cricket: Father Time no match for Old Man Jim

Like a good wine, Jimmy Anderson keeps on getting better with age, and as Ron Reed suggests, there is no holding him back from continuing to swing ‘the Duke orb both ways with precise placement at brisk pace’.

Almanac Cricket: 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup team announced

The Australian squad for this year’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup has been announced. Unsurprisingly, there have been several changes after recent disasters against West Indies and Bangladesh.

Almanac Cricket- West Indies v Australia T20 Series Review: Crunched in the Caribbean

Missing some star players, it was a miserable T20 series against the West Indies for the Aussies as Luke Reynolds reports in his review of the series.

Almanac Sport: All in a day – calypso cricket, Les Bleus rugby and Dream Team hoops

Wayne Ball watches on as Australia resumes rivalries with international sporting opponents in cricket, rugby and basketball. He realises just how diminished the powerhouses of his youth are in 2021.

Almanac Cricket: Black Caps can teach us a lot

Bob Utber was delighted to sit up half the night watching a great contest of cricket with a wonderful win by NZ over India in their ICC World Cricket Championship match in the UK.

Almanac Cricket: Five players who deserved a Baggy Green

Dan Hoban once won an Ashes selection competition on the Almanac so he knows his stuff! He nominates five players who could/should have worn the Baggy Green.