MCG Test, Australia v India – Day Five: Bob Church, the Cherry Flicker and the Scarlet Pimpernel

‘Citrus Bob’ Utber describes the denouement of the third Test; a final day that promised so much, but delivered little by the time stumps were called.

MCG Test, Australia v India – Day Four: Watching Highlight Videos

It’s a love affair: Yoshi Imagawa and Test cricket. Yoshi struggles through the the cold of Sapporo’s winter and what sounds suspiciously like a hangover to keep tabs on the action at the MCG on day four.

MCG Test, Australia v India: Day Three – The struggle (within, without)

A solitary ERegnans takes in Day 3 at the MCG and muses on life, cricket, arrogance and all that stuff.

MCG Test, Australia v India – Day Three: Nureyev and Helpmann in Cricket Whites

Day three at the MCG leaves Bob Utber revelling in the joy of watching Test batting at its finest. Kohli’s Nureyev to Rahane’s Helpmann, followed by Harris’ fightback with the ball as the shadows lengthen, is Test cricket at its finest.

MCG Test, Australia v India-Day Two: Passing the Baton to new generations

Luke Reynolds tells how Stephen Smith won the hearts and mind of his young sons on their first day of Test Cricket.

MCG Test, Australia v India – Day Two: The Bradman-esque Compiler of Runs

Bob Utber ponders why Victorian cricket has fallen off the pace while watching Steve Smith, Brad Haddin and Ryan Harris wrest control of the third Test from out of India’s grasp

MCG Test, Australia v India – Day Two: Sinking Popeye

Rulebook’s take on day three; some exquisite stroke play from Steve Smith, while MS Dhoni’s captaincy leaves everyone scratching their heads.

MCG Test, Australia v India – Day One: Sisters Day Out

An Yvette Wroby special as she attends her first day of Test Cricket for 34 years, and muses on the similarities between cricket and art. The occasion transcended the match, as it often does for Yvette.

MCG Test, Australia v India – Day One: Captain’s Knocks Both Sides Of The Tasman

After a Christmas Day of travelling for lunch then back home for some hard fought cricket on my hand-crafted pitch at home before a late dinner, I was looking forward to a day on the couch watching some quality Test cricket from the Aussie and Indian teams. While Boxing Day was indeed spent on the [Read more]

MCG Test, Australia v India – Day One: A balance of inconsistencies

John Butler tells of contests within contests, moments within movements on Boxing Day. “Test cricket can often be decided as much by the accumulation of small details as any great acts of brilliance.”

MCG Test, Australia v India – Day One: By The Numbers

Stat geeks; rejoice! Mick Jeffrey presents a beautiful set of numbers to add to Boxing Day Test history.

MCG Test, Australia v India – Day One: Batsmen, Not ‘Batters’

Bob Utber’s summer of cricket continues as he settles in at the Temple Down the Road for day one of the traditional Boxing Day Test.

MCG Test, Australia v India – Day One: Scores from Snowy Sapporo

Yoshi Imagawa, our man for all sports and all seasons, reports on the snatches of the Boxing Day test he caught up with in Sapporo.

MCG Test, Australia v India: Call for cricket writers

Almanackers old and new are invited to submit their stories of the 2014 MCG Test. What did you notice? Where were you? Let us know your preferred day.