SCG Test, Australia v India – Call for writers


Sydney, fourth Test. Australia 2 – 0 India.

Calling all with an interest to send us a Day report. Are you going along? Are you watching from the bar at Coogee? Or from your laptop in Barcelona? Send us your stories, your impressions, your experiences of the SCG Test.

A rough schedule is here, to ensure we cover all days. Drop a comment below.

Day 1, Tuesday 6 January: David Wilson & Bob Utber & maybe Jill Scanlon &

Day 2, Wednesday 7 January: Smokie & Bob Utber & maybe Jill Scanlon & Viraj &

Day 3, Thursday 8 January: Joe Moore & Bob Utber & Robert McLiam Wilson &

Day 4, Friday 9 January: Bob Utber & maybe Jill Scanlon &

Day 5, Saturday 10 January: Bob Utber &

Check out previous Almanac cricket stories here.

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. One of his stories was judged as a finalist in the Tasmanian Writers’ Prize 2021. He shares the care of two daughters and a 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. Jill Scanlon says

    Hi David,
    Happy to help again with a daily report. I’m still down the Vic surf coast til Thursday but will be watching cricket closely from beach! :):):) . So can do Day 1 or 2 …not Day 3 as I’ll be traveling back to Melbourne but could do Day 4 (Fri).

  2. Day 3 please Dave?

  3. G’day Jill – would love a surf coast perspective and/or a Day 4 Melbourne view. Thanks for being involved.
    G’day Joe – absolutely. Hope there’s a Shield game on nearby.

  4. Will conclude my Indian Odyssey with 5 days at the SCG

  5. E.r.
    Please pencil me in for Wednesday, Day 2.
    Weather forecast for Sydney looks promising.

  6. Robert McLiam Wilson says

    Coughing and sneezing over a bad connextion in the middle of the night in Paris, I could almost certainly rustle up the necessary idiomatic English if someone explained to me that the term ‘Irish swing’ is actually entirely facetious.

  7. Hi David!
    Unlike Ch 9, if you need Indian perspective, I’m available. I will be watching all five days and writing daily reports for my personal blog. Would be happy to do the same for you guys. Just tell me what day/days you want.

  8. G’day all,
    I’ve popped your names against days (above).
    Happy to receive any days really – whatever works best for you.
    We were hoping to get all days covered and we have that now.
    So whatever suits you best.

    And the more the merrier.

  9. Thanks David
    Hope that it is a great test like the others. Love being at the SCG. Will suggest game to finish early on fifth day. Great as I can drive the 1000kms back to Mildura thinking of my winter of discontent!

  10. Jill Scanlon says

    Sorry David… Should have confirmed with you….. I’m happy to do tomorrow – Tues Day 1 of Test ????

  11. Jill Scanlon says

    FYI… Those are not question marks at end of msg. Were meant to be smileys ….

  12. G’day Jill
    Excellent. A surf coast report.
    Thanks a lot.

  13. Robert McLiam Wilson says

    Hey there, i’m good for tonight/tomorrow. Might only be a session and a half as I have to write a thing about the massacre chez Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Some bright SCG pictures will be salvation. 300 – 400 words?

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