Almanac Life: ‘The Hunting of the Snark’ (or ‘Lessons for, and from, a life in policing’).

Danny Russell, known to Almanac readers as nonshedders, marks his retirement from the Tasmanian police with this insightful swansong. [Wise words, thanks Danny. JTH]

The beautiful bid: Why Australia and New Zealand should win their 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup bid

Roy Hay is a partner in Sports and Editorial Services Australia, and an Honorary Fellow at Deakin University. He discusses why Australia and New Zealand’s joint bid to host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup could be successful.

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup: Semi-finalists have been decided, but where do things go from here?

The semi finalists for the T20 World Cup are finalised. But will rain spoil the party? Liam Hauser recaps the final few games of the group matches.

Super Rugby 2020: Round 1 Ruminations

It’s early into 2020 and we have the first of the football codes’ competitions underway – Super Rugby. Brian the Ruminator is on deck to breakdown the games of each round and attempt to untangle the state of the game of Rugby Union.

Almanac Cricket – Australia v New Zealand: Third Test Blog

Here’s an opportunity for you to share your observations and thoughts on play as the game unfolds through our Third Test blog. What catches your eye? Will we be bowled over by a NZ resurgence? Or will the Kiwis be stumped by the Aussies yet again? Tell us all about it.

Almanac History – November 27 is quite a day in the calendar of sport and music

The Almanac takes you down Memory Lane to see what happened in the worlds of cricket and rock music on this date. It’s a journey from bright lights to mayhem.

Almanac Cricket – Australia v Pakistan: First Test – Performance reflective of the ’06 glory days.

With a dominant innings defeat of Pakistan in the books, in this current side Sean Mortell saw some glimmers of the most recent golden era of Australian cricket under the leadership of Ricky Ponting.

The Ashes 2019 – The Oval blog

The Ashes are safe, but there’s much to play for. The Oval beckons. Tell us what you think folks.

The Ashes 2019 – Fourth Test: Australia’s United Old Trafford Test XI

Dave Brown selects his XI of all-time Australian performers at Old Trafford. A repetition of some of these efforts would be most welcome.

The Ashes 1989 – Fourth Test scrapbook

Take yourself back to 1989. If Australia wins the Fourth Test at Old Trafford, Australia wins the Ashes…

The Ashes 2019 – Third Test: The (SA) Great Australian Headingley XI

With Australia confronting selection problems for Headingley, Dave Brown has the answer – go South Australian! He selects an eleven of historically great Leeds performers. Absolutely no state bias was involved in the process.

The Ashes 2019 – Second Test, Day 2: Swings, tension and everything good about test match cricket

As the rain continues to exert a major influence on proceedings at Lords, Sean Mortell recalls the fluctuations of a scheduled Day Two that actually became Day One in playing terms.

The Ashes 2019 – First Test: Five days of glorious madness

A ripping ‘Boys on Tour’ yarn from the self-depracating Kieran Fernandez as he and his posse lob at the Edgbaston Test. [I feel hungover just reading this – JTH]

The Ashes 2009 – Second Test, Day 1: Worst-ever opening spell has Australians crying into their beer

Tim Adam’s report from Australia’s dismal day one efforts in the 2009 second Ashes test at Lord’s is the perfect way to prepare yourself for what is (hopefully) a better Australian performance tonight.

The Ashes 2019 – First Test, Day 5: A sudden end, a lack of fight.

Clinging to their wickets does not seem to be the aggressive Englishmen’s forte writes Sean Mortell who also thinks that this Ashes might offer a vert tight contest.

The Ashes 2019 – First Test: The Edgbaston blog

Check out what our readers have to say and add your observations on the Edgbaston Test.

Ashes 2009 – First Test Day 3: Australians bat on, and on

Back in 2009 the first Ashes test was played in Cardiff. Peter Flynn reported on a strong Australian batting effort on Day 3, whilst contemplating which watering hole the Boonies might choose.

Ashes 2009 – First Test Day 2: The Australians fight back

The First Test of the 2009 Ashes series was played at Cardiff. Day one saw England bat impressively. John Harms took up the action on Day two.

2019 Cricket World Cup – Australia v South Africa: Old rivals still go hard

Before Australia’s World Cup semi-final clash against England tonight, Sean Mortell reviews their last game against South Africa and details what may change for tonight’s line-up

2019 Cricket World Cup – Australia v England: An incomplete yet resounding victory

Australia managed to out-class England in a blockbuster World Cup clash at Lord’s, as Sean Mortell reviews the encounter and what Australia got right.