Almanac Life: Ashton Agar [may] meet Ivar the Boneless

Welcome to John Agar who, after an email exchange with John Harms, responded to the oft-asked question: ‘Are you related to Ashton?’ He has been looking and has uncovered an intriguing family tree. [Good to have you in the fold John – JTH]

Australia v England – T20: Hobart’s barmy army hails Glenn Maxwell at Blundstone Arena

It was a perfect summer’s night in Hobart and Glenn Maxwell put on a show for all those who turned up at the beautiful Blundstone Arena at Bellerive

Bangladesh v Australia – 1st Test, Day 1: More Subcontinental Blues For Warner

Luke Reynolds reports on an engrossing first day of the Bangladesh v Australia Test in Mirpur.

Almanac Cricket: It’s not A. Agar who should be taking the heat for a disappointing Australian tournament

Brendan McArdle is flabbergasted at the selection of Australia’s team at the World T20 Cup.

Almanac Cricket – Australia A: Who’s knocking on the selectors’ doors?

With the Ashes behind us, Brad Haddin and Shane Watson on their test careers, Crio ponders what the next generation Australian Test side could look like, after the recent Australian A tour to India

Australia bumbles along as selection process fails

At times over the last two years Australian cricket has shown it is emerging from the chaos of the Andrew Hilditch era. Yet still we manage to shoot ourselves in the foot. Mistakes like the Agar one have proven to be very costly, writes Brendan McArdle.

Andrew Starkie’s Ashes Diary 2013 (entry no.2)

England know they escaped at Trent Bridge. They will be more focused at Lord’s and don’t expect their bowlers to laugh at the Australians this time. Australia can’t afford another poor display from the top 6.

First Test/AFL Round 16 – Collingwood v Adelaide: Friday night at the Games

What to do when Friday night football and the Ashes are staged concurrently? John Kingsmill and Rob Bath keep an eye on both.

The View from Shepparton: Don’t moan Clarke, you were out

The Review System did work, don’t moan about Haddin or Clarke, they were out.

First Test – Day 2: Transcendence in Nottingham

Ben Santamaria will remember his day in Nottingham, as will every single person who was there; a day he saw the best of British, and the best of Australia.

First Test: As good as 2005?

Brendan McArdle reckons the way this series has started it could be up there with 2005.

Henley Cricket Club coach Todd Ferguson – SANFL legend

Todd Ferguson, the Aussie landscape gardener, was thrust into the spotlight overnight because of his role as the head coach of the Henley Cricket Club, where Agar recently played some cricket.

First Test – Day 2: Agar the Awesome

The Ashes is so important to young Paddy Grindlay that he writes with the CAPS on. He just has one request for Ashton Agar – can you open the batting?

I Dreamed A Dream

Ashton Agar stole my dream. The one I’ve been having recurrently for the past 30 years. Or more correctly, he lived it.

First Test – Day 2: Agar the Audacious

It was clear early that Agar knew what he was doing. His early couple of strokes showed a decent technique yet still combined with a cavalier flair expected from a 19-year-old number 11 in his first test.