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.

Almanac Cricket: Five players who deserved a Baggy Green

Dan Hoban once won an Ashes selection competition on the Almanac so he knows his stuff! He nominates five players who could/should have worn the Baggy Green.

To the Victor Go the Spoils

Cranky Pete’s ode to the great Victor Trumper.
“He was twice as good, and averaged half as much as, Smith”

Bangladesh v Australia – 1st Test, Day 1: More Subcontinental Blues For Warner

Luke Reynolds reports on an engrossing first day of the Bangladesh v Australia Test in Mirpur.

MythBusters: Cricket Edition

Do you really get a Baggy Green with your New South Wales Blues Cap? Punxsutawney Pete, with the help of the Mythbusters team, delves deeper into some cricket myths.

Almanac Cricket – Rolled for 60: What’s the Problem?

In the aftermath of being all out for 60, Cricket Froth unloads on cricket’s domestic schedule after an Ashes series where only 12 days of a possible 20 have been utilised.

The ideal touring party for India

Schon has revealed his ideal touring party for India and explains why those chosen have earned their spot – Mitchell Johnson is in, while Khawaja and Ferguson must fight for Hussey’s vacant position.