The Ashes – Fourth Test: Featherbed

Rulebook Ashwood sums up the Test Match at the MCG and doesn’t have a lot of nice things to say about the curator.

The Ashes – Fourth Test, Day 5: Axes and Orchids

Citrus Bob Utber livens up a forgettable final day with his annual Axes and Orchids. [Congrats and thanks for five days of your lively copy Bob – Ed.]

The Ashes – Fourth Test, Day 4: Sod It 

In the bowels of the ‘G, people mill about, wearing confused expressions. What is a man or woman to do when his or her day at the cricket is ruined by the glory of Melbourne summer rain? Jack ponders this question as the rain begins to play a part in determining the outcome of the fourth Test.

The Ashes – Fourth Test, Day 4: A Spot of Gardening

Citrus Bob Utber reports on the truncated Day 4, with some news on the Richie trivia front and another tricky question.

The Ashes – Fourth Test, Day 3: A Cook’s Tour de Force

Citrus Bob’s Day 3 was all Alastair Cook’s.

The Ashes – Fourth Test, Day 2: Catching up

On the field, Day 2 at the MCG surprised Citrus Bob Utber [and many of us – Ed]. Well played, Alastair Cook. Off the field, the MCG Test was also in good form.

The Ashes – Fourth Test, Day 2: Cured of sentiments

David Wilson’s imaginary horse Clarrie Grimmett expected big things from SPD Smith on Day 2 today. As the broiling MCG played stage to those prepared to get the job done, enter messrs SCJ Broad, JM Anderson, JE Root and AN Cook…

The Ashes – First Test, Day 1: Is this the new Brisbane?

Hot off the press – Citrus Bob’s report from Day 1 at the Gabba

Almanac Teams: The ultimate Gabba Ashes performers

Not so much a funny team as two extraordinary ones as Dave Brown picks two XIs based upon outstanding one-off performances at the Gabba

Almanac Cricket: Regaining the Ashes

Brendan McArdle has been following the England v South Africa Test series closely and sees an English team that looks set to struggle in this Summer’s Ashes series.

Almanac Cricket – Test Team of the Year: Did the ICC get it right?

Twitter is angry but Dave Brown examines the numbers for the ICC Test Team of the Year

England cricket, May 2015: the tying of oneself in knots

E Regnans tries to make sense of the recent goings on in English cricket. As he’s tapping, away the Poms fall to 4/30 at Lord’s against New Zealand. To what topics have the conversations turned in the hallowed halls of the egg and bacon brigade. What of this man Pietersen?

Perth Test – Day 2: There’s Only One Eric Bristow

John Harms watches as the Poms try to arrest their drastic decline, and remembers a low-point in English history. [Includes one of the better descriptions of Warney’s Ball of the Century-Ed]

Crio’s Question: Sweat

Pat Rafter’s sweating was a big Australian Open story during his “meltdown” at Melbourne Park against Andre Agassi. What are some other memorable “sweaters” and “cleanskins”?