Australia v New Zealand – Third Test: Day 3 at the SCG

Liam Hauser reports on Day 3 of the Third Test between Australia and New Zealand at the SCG where the Kiwi batsmen got starts but couldn’t go on against the nagging off-spin of Nathan Lyon and the relentless quicks.

Australia v New Zealand – Second Test, Day 2: How to (almost) ruin a day at the cricket

The cricket was excellent, but the performance of security at the Second Test at the MCG was heavy-handed, writes Jan Courtin.

Australia v New Zealand: Second Test blog

The Boxing Day Test is upon us. Discussion of pitch, bouncers, and weather predominates. But what do the followers of the Almanac make of affairs?

Australia v Pakistan – Second Test: Writer’s call up

The Second Test of the summer is upon us. Keen to pen a few words about the action? We welcome nominations.

Almanac Rugby League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Round 8, 2017

Hamish Neal gives us this week’s NRL review of Round 8.

Almanac Cricket: The BBL and Test Cricket

The voice of youth as Paddy Grindlay reflects upon the lessons to be drawn from the summer of cricket thus far and argues for more day/night tests please, Cricket Australia

Answers to the Aus v NZ 3rd Test Quiz

Wondering what to do with the spare couple of days now that the Pink Ball Test is over? Here’s Jeff Dowsing’s quiz answers.

Australia v New Zealand – Adelaide Test: Call for writers

Let’s organise a rough schedule of contributors to ensure Almanac coverage of the Adelaide Test. All welcome.

Australia v New Zealand – WACA Test: Call for writers

After two years, the WACA is back hosting Test cricket. Who will shine in Perth? Who will share their stories of the Test? Nominations open. All welcome.

Australia v New Zealand – Gabba Test, Day 4: Dispatch from (not so) Sunny Brisbane

Brin Paulsen emerges from a nest overrun with Kiwis, into a steamy Day 4 of rain-interrupted Test match cricket. Is the Australian side switched on? How good is this K Williamson?

Australia v New Zealand – Gabba Test, Day 1: Flaming tar barrels

First Test, Day 1: David Wilson on ritual and memory, humility and kindness; on how the flaming tar barrels of Ottery St. Mary relate today to DA Warner and UT Khawaja.

Australia v New Zealand: openings, World Cups, pink balls, The Gabba

David Wilson on the story of a Test series, the great 2015 trans-Tasman rivalry; on the swinging ball and on the place of a transistor radio.

Australia on top

Australia V New Zealand – 1st Test – Woolloongabba Cricket Ground – Day 3 – 3 November, 2011 JJ Leahy New Zealand 295 & 10/1 Australia 427 First Session The grey leaden clouds of the first two days had been replaced white puffy ones barely moving against clear blue sky as Australia resumed at 145/3. [Read more]

Umpires’ Day at the Gabba

    The second day of the First Test between Australia and New Zealand will be remembered as a day when weirdness and officialdom took over the game. Actually, let me start again: the second day of the First Test between Australia and New Zealand will not be remembered.