Almanac Cricket: Reunited With The Baggy Green

The Philpott family have taken possession of their late father Peter’s treasured baggy green cap. And Smokie played a very minor part in the story.

Almanac Cricket: Taylor’s Triple Ton Will Still Do Me

WITH apologies to Matthew Hayden, who holds the record Australian Test score, RON REED still has Mark Taylor at the top of his list.

Almanac Sport: All in a day – calypso cricket, Les Bleus rugby and Dream Team hoops

Wayne Ball watches on as Australia resumes rivalries with international sporting opponents in cricket, rugby and basketball. He realises just how diminished the powerhouses of his youth are in 2021.

Almanac Cricket: A day of two significant anniversaries

Sir Donald Bradman passed away twenty years ago today. Is the legend standing the test of time? It’s also the anniversary of the birth of commentating great John Arlott. The Footy Almanac invites your responses.

Almanac Cricket: 36 into 11 won’t go

After seeing Australia select 36 players for two separate tours in the coming months, Citrus Bob has his (rather outraged) say on the decision to enlist so many troops.

Almanac Book Launch: ‘Born Lucky: The story of Jack Potter, Australia’s finest 12th man’

Get along to the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club for the official book launch and lunch of the autobiography of Jack Potter, one of Australia’s finest cricketers never to play Test cricket.

Almanac (Cricket) Obituary: Keep Smiling, Dean Jones by Jarrod Kimber

Jarrod Kimber reflects on the influence of Dean Jones on his life. It’s a love story as well as a warts and all homily to the cricketing genius who provoked such strong responses over several decades. (Raw, gutsy and achingly beautiful – Ed.)

Almanac Cricket: Memories of Australia v Pakistan Tests

A few years ago, Peter Clark provided this commentary on Australia v Pakistan Test encounters. With this summer’s First Test not too far away, let’s revisit Peter’s piece and enjoy his emotions ranging across humour, dismay, doubt, surprise and disgust. What will the 2019 series deliver?

Almanac Cricket: Ashes 2017/18 – A Holiday Cricket Report by Hugo Birrell

Hugo Birrell has compiled a comprehensive review of each triumphant Ashes test this summer.

The Ashes 2017/18 – Fourth Test, the MCG: Call For Writers

Calling all writers to help us cover the Boxing Day Ashes Test from the MCG! We’ll also be having some beers on the fourth day…

Four seasons in the whites

Noel gives us the rundown of his memorable cricket career, which included multiple fielding trophies and plenty of laughs.

India v Australia – Ranchi Test: Selection Advice from Middle Australia

Middle Australia has strong words of advice to the Chairman of Selectors ahead of the third test in Ranchi.

Cricket: saddled with inefficiencies

Pete Zitterschlager has had a gutful of cricket’s inefficiencies and wastefulness. He’s here to change that.

How to win in India the “Hi-Tech” way

Cricketing tours of India are well known for oppressive conditions and terrible pitches. Not to worry though, Peter Zitterschlager has the solution.

The death and births of ODIs

As T20 cricket continues to eclipse its 50-over cousin, Crankypete fondly remembers the first birth of ODI cricket.

Australia’s batsmen can and must bowl

Peter Clark has an ingenious solution for Australia’s bowlers in the upcoming Tests in India. What are your thoughts?

A Dinki-Di, Multicultural, Aussie Side

With Usman Khawaja facing the country of his birth up at the Gabba, Glen comes up with a dinki-di, true blue Australian multicultural XII.

Yellow, but not green, cappers

Having already put together his team of Australian one-Test wonders, Glen now picks a side of Australian cricketers serviceable on the One-Day scene but never to play a Test. Thoughts?

The radical shake-up Shield cricket needs

Scana sees problems in Australian domestic cricket, namely the lack of interest and talent in the Sheffield Shield. With the success of Australian cricket in mind, he outlines his plan for the rise of the Shield. Has he got it right?

Australia v South Africa – Adelaide Test, Day 4: Phoenix or dead cat?

With a favorable result, Day 4 restored some pride to Australian Cricket while John Butler can now look towards the series against Pakistan with more expectation than a week ago.