Almanac Cricket: Second Test – Australia v South Africa Day 2: Boxing Day Test

With deeds speaking louder than words, it was David Warner’s day, 200 runs in his 100th Test. His knock places Australia in a match winning position reports Citrus Bob Utber from Day 2 at the MCG.

ODI – Australia v South Africa: Worth the drive from Mildura

Citrus Bob Utber drives from Mildura to Adelaide to see how the troubled Australian team is going first hand. He is part of a small-ish crowd who see a much-imporved performance form the Australians.

Australia v South Africa – Adelaide Test, Day 3: Not bad, this Test cricket

Citrus Bob Utber describes yet another day when Test cricket has shown itself to be the king of cricket.

Australia v South Africa – Perth Test Day 4: At the WACA

Citrus Bob writes on a wonderful day of grinding cricket from South Africa – missing Dale Steyn and aiming to build an impenetrable lead – at the WACA.

Almanac Cricket: Perth Test, Australia v South Africa – Call for cricket writers

Almanackers old and new are invited to submit their stories of the 2016 Perth Test. What did you notice? Where were you? Let us know your preferred day.

Almanac Cricket – Citrus Bob’s Perth Test pre-game challenge

The First Test, Australia v South Africa, begins in Perth next Thursday. Citrus Bob lays down your challenge: pick the team in batting order (“before the selectors get their hands on it”).

The White Noise of T20

Jill Scanlon went to watch the T20 “cricket” at the MCG on a Friday night. She found that the firewalker, hoop twirler, DJ, bmx rider, neon lights and fireworks obscured the view.

Second Test – Day 3: Some culinary statistics and other observations

Much goes on at Adelaide that never sees exposure but Bob Utber drops the bombshells (or should that be egg-shells) from the investigative team working in the members stand.