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Almanac Cricket: Old Mate Roy, No matter what

IT wasn’t all smooth sailing for a cricketer who had no shortage of friends, writes RON REED in his tribute to Andrew Symonds.

‘Cricket Finals produce heroics…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill previews the WDCA grand final between the Hawks and the Magpies. He finds himself thinking back to the 2001/2 season when the two teams met in a thriller for the title.

Almanac Cricket: Pulling on the pads, for the first time in thirty years – what a blast!

Kieran Dempsey retired from competitive club cricket thirty years ago. When he was called on to fill a spot in his son’s side he enjoyed himself so much he played the whole season.

Ladies Day at the Ashbourne Cricket Club

Entertainment of several kinds greeted Mickey Randall at Ashbourne CC’s recent Ladies Day event: from saved wine glasses to missed fielding chances, with its own saxophonist to boot.

Almanac Cricket: Shane Warne and the gift of hope

E.regnans met S.K. Warne in Lorne many years ago. What followed is indicative and memorable.

More Almanac (Cricket) Sadness: Vale Shane Warne

Andrew Else, like most of us, has been shocked by the premature death of Shane Warne. In response he paints a picture of the relatable Aussie which celebrates his genius and his larrikinism while never losing sight of the fact that this is all so sad. [A fine piece , at a moment when we are all floored – JTH]

Almanac (Cricket) Sadness: Vale Rod Marsh

In this heartfelt tribute, Dan Hoban remembers Rod Marsh who was such a part of Australian life for so long.

Almanac Cricket: Taylor’s Triple Ton Will Still Do Me

WITH apologies to Matthew Hayden, who holds the record Australian Test score, RON REED still has Mark Taylor at the top of his list.

Almanac (Country) Cricket: Luke Reynolds 400th game for Pomborneit Cricket Club

Luke Reynolds plays his 400th game for his beloved Pomberneit CC this weekend. We know what a team player he is at the Almanac, and we have watched him as he has led his cricket club, so it comes as no surprise to read this delightful tribute from his friend (and fellow-Almanac writer) Rodney Boyd. Huge congratulations Luke, from all of your friends here at The Footy Almanac.

Almanac Book Reviews: ‘The Night Was Bright Moonlight and I Could see a Man Quite Plain: An Edwardian Cricket Murder’ – Gideon Haigh

A murder by cricket bat? Roy Hay reviews Gideon Haigh’s new book, ‘The Night Was Bright Moonlight and I Could see a Man Quite Plain: An Edwardian Cricket Murder’. This review was first published in The Australian newspaper.

Almanac Cricket Literature: How Vic Richardson and Ian Chappell helped John Lysikatos breathe again

Michael Sexton tells the story John Lysikatos, the author of the recently published ‘Victor Richardson: A Great Australian All Round Cricketer’ explaining the mission John was on and the friendships he developed with the Chappell family who encouraged and supported the project. [This is a wonderful story – JTH]

Almanac Cricket: Captain Pat gets it right again

As usual, there was a lot to like about the Test skipper’s performance when the waters got choppy, writes RON REED.

Almanac Books: An Edwardian cricket murder, investigation by Gideon Haigh

Gideon Haigh has just released a new book – on a cricket murder Up North in the early 1900s. He tells us the story of writing the book. And how you can get one directly from him.

Almanac Cricket: Fifty-five days to be King – the BBL 11 Grand Final in technicolor (by John Gordon)

It takes a lot of skill for a writer to make T20 BBL cricket interesting and entertaining, and meaningful. But John Gordon has done it. Read his overview of BBL11 and the Scorchers win in the Grand Final. [Wasn’t expecting references to the Boxer Rebellion and David Niven in the opening paragraph – JTH]

Almanac Cricket: Chopper’s Big Day Out

Mark Poustie tells the story of a mighty Div 6 grand final in the Eastern Cricket Association (but could be anywhere) when Chopper overcomes the agony of a blow to the Jatz Crackers to at least get himself to the crease. [A fine account – JTH]

Almanac Cricket: No stopping the Grand Old Duke of York

For Peter Siddle, on every level, it’s been one of the great cricket careers and it’s still going strong, writes RON REED.

Almanac (Women’s) Cricket: Ashes results over the decades

The one-off Women’s Ashes Test gets underway in Canberra this morning. The Almanac looks back over the history of this rivalry.

The Ashes 2021/22 – The death of English Test Match cricket?

Waiting for his flight back home from Hobart, Citrus Bob Utber decided to put his thoughts to paper about the state of English Test cricket.

Almanac (Local) Cricket: Pomborneit Cricket Club 2021/22 Season- November & December Review

Catch up with all the latest happenings at the Pomborneit Cricket Club with their November/December newsletter

The Ashes 2021/22 – Fifth Test, Hobart Day 1: A great day of cricket at Blundstone Arena

Young Hugo Birrell reports on the first day’s play from the historic Fifth Ashes Test at Blundstone Arena in Hobart.