Almanac Cricket – It ain’t easy being Green: A BBL Finals preview by a Melbourne Stars fan

The BBL Finals are looming. Fans of the Melbourne Stars, like Joseph Ryan, have some painful memories to overcome but will still be there, hoping to hold the trophy aloft next Saturday.

The ‘Mankad’: conduct unbecoming?

What a lousy way to be dismissed! Ravi Ashwin “Mankads” Jos Buttler in IPL overshadowing Steve Smith’s return to international cricket. What do you think of Ashwin’s actions? [This new discussion is followed by Dave Brown’s piece on the issue from 2016 – Ed)

A night at the Big Bash – Taking one for the kids

Craig Dodson will take a bullet for his kids, however, under no circumstances will he put a Colonel Sanders Fried Chicken bucket on his head while watching a bunch of mediocre state cricketers hack it around the park in the Big Bash. Craig reports on a night at the BBL with his “scallywags”.

Almanac Cricket: Hobart Hurricanes – a BBL07 review

It was close but no cigar for the Hobart Hurricanes in BBL07. Thommo3 gives his review of the Hurricanes’ season from his bottom of the ladder predictions to being final contenders.

Cricket Australia Shame

Citrus Bob Utber is fuming. For a few reasons. But especially because of the way the women’s BBL final was conducted.

Almanac Cricket: The Catch

Dwayne Bravo’s dismissal in Monday night’s BBL match between the Melbourne Renegades and Adelaide Strikers may have been innocuous on the scorecard but was sublime for Mickey Randall.

NYE in Adelaide Oval’s Bay 135

Micky and the kids, a hot night at Adelaide Oval’s Bay 135 for the important BBL NYE fixture, and would you believe it, the Zooper Doopers have been banished!

Almanac Cricket: Big Bash Parts One and Two

Hello, hello, he’s back again. Self confessed “stuffy cricket person” Les Everett reports on his first live BBL encounter, with some musical advice to the organisers. Did you miss him (yeah)?

NYE in Adelaide Oval’s Bay 127

Mickey Randall and family are back in Adelaide this New Year’s Eve; home of the curiously named Adelaide Strikers. [Rich harvest of observations and memories – Ed].

Big Bash : Stars demolish Strikers

Brilliant photos from Peter Argent and bowling from the Melbourne Stars. The Adelaide Strikers were inept. Phil Hughes has “technical issues” (who knew?) And Rulebook’s love child Callum Ferguson can’t even get a game.

T20: Strike that in the diary

Home for Christmas, Lachlan Waterman couldn’t get through the Clarrie Grimmett Gates quick enough. Adelaide v Melbourne, Strikers v Stars, Tait v Hodge, good v evil.