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Ripper Grand Final Yarns Part 2: Can it Get Any Better?

With local cricket competitions around the country wrapping up, Sean Mortell recalls a thrilling finish to his 2013/14 season for the mighty Lower Eltham Kangaroos.

Ripper Grand Final Yarns Part 1: Who has actually won this?

High School Almanacker Sean Mortell, recalls last season’s junior cricket grand final where mighty Lower Eltham under 14s take on Mernda. Can Zack, Sean, Ali and Kinnan replicate the success they’ve enjoyed at under 12 level?

Little Local Larrikins Part Three: Dodgy Disputes and Sour Shots

Back on the home court, Sean Mortell and his teammates declare ‘shenanigans’ on some dodgy tactics employed by an ECCA opponent. Stir the beast at your peril!

Little Local Larrikins – Part Two: The Long Awaited Conversation

On what turns out to be a blisteringly hot Saturday, Sean Mortell and his Eltham Tennis Club teammates clash with St John’s Catholic on the hallowed en-tout-cas of Banyule. Leading 5-4 in the deciding set, it’s up to Sean to serve for the match and a win for Eltham.

ICC World Cup 2015 – Australia v England: a Herschellean drop

Sean Mortell shares his ‘edge-of-your-seat’ day, taking in precipitation, a trip to the ‘G with his Dad, and an enormous crowd. [Great reflections from what sounds like a terrific seat].

Little Local Larrikins – Part One: Meeting the Scot and the Beard

Another season of competition tennis gets under way for Sean Mortell on the hallowed en tout cas courts of Grace Valley Tennis Club in the first instalment of Little Local Larrikins.

Pray for the Patriots

The spiralling ball that signals gridiron gives a teenager a thrill on a summer Sunday morning. 14 year old Sean Mortell reports on a fantastic game of NFL from his beloved New England Patriots is laden with emotion.

Setting up your Almanac season: Footy Tipping, Tip the Top 8 and Membership

We could be spending a fair bit of time indoors in the coming weeks. Time to set up your 2020 season. [includes an interesting initiative – Ed]

The Ashes 2019 – First Test, Day 5: Platypus revisited

Australia won the First Ashes Test of 2019 by 251 runs, after floundering at 8/122 on Day 1. Some things are hard to explain using old understandings.

Australia v India – First Test, Adelaide: Calling all cricket scribes

The Indians are here. Looking forward to the First Test which starts at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday. We’re looking for scribes to cover it.

The Ashes – Second Test wrap: England Cooked: Bell’s Lyth hangs in the Ballance

A considered reflection on the second Ashes Test from ‘Cricket Froth’ – Pat White. While England has some selection issues facing them as the series moves to Edgbaston, rest assured she’ll be a pretty hot third test.

Junior Almanac 2015 : In a tense finish, the Mighty Hawks Win The Day

We’re always proud of the input from our younger writers as each season progresses. On the eve of the 2015 AFL season, we put the call out there for younger writers to get involved with the Almanac. All are welcome, and encouraged! [includes a brilliant video in support of our crowdfinding push from Kaisha, with the backing of her parents. – Ed]

Almanac Writers – Check out these up and coming scribes!

Check out some of the new, young up and coming writers the Footy Almanac is proudly publishing on our site.

Round 12 – Collingwood v Melbourne: A big freeze and some cold play

Seam Mortell reports on Collingwood’s return to form over a struggling Melbourne, even as the Big Freeze action threatened to overshadow the football.