Almanac (Cricket) Poetry: ‘These Baggy Greens’ by Patrik Klika Dempsey

The reputation of the Baggy Green has taken a battering during the current Ashes series. Prague-based journalist, philosopher and poet Patrik Klika Dempsey offers this reflection.

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.

Series preview – Australia v Pakistan: Summer sneaks upon us

In a summer where mental health has caused more discussion than the cricket, the First Test is upon us. John Butler looks at what may lie ahead.

Almanac Cricket: One big step on a path to redemption

Tim Paine’s men have just delivered a big statement on this country’s cricket culture. As for the pending reviews? John Butler thinks we should all just read The Grade Cricketer.

India v Australia – Bangalore Test: Preview

The second Test between Australia and India kicks off tomorrow and Matthew Naqvi previews the action. Will we see a change at the selection table for Australia?