Almanac Cricket – The Ashes 2023: A Series to Long Remember

Australian Cricket Society literary scholar Kobe Jacobs concludes his coverage on one of the most memorable Ashes series in recent times. Filled with controversies, storylines and fierce trades of verbal exchanges that spilled into the media and political landscapes as well. Kobe recaps the series of events that had unfolded here.

Almanac (Ashes) Poetry: ‘Jonny’s walk’ – Bill Wootton

Ruse Faulkner (Bill Wootton) offers a poetic comment on the Bairstow incident and what has followed.

The Ashes 2023 – Second Test: Bodyline reminders

Historian and cricket writer Bernard Whimpress has had a few long nights watching Australia take the upper hand, with a little help from the Englishmen themselves. Here he presents some thoughts on how to hold a cricket bat when walking from the ground, the craziness of Bazball and the reminders of Bodyline. [Never short of an opinion is BW – JTH]