Australia v South Africa – Hobart Test, Day 3: De Kock ton, Hazlewood’s sixfa, and Khawaja’s steel, as the Australians survive

Citrus Bob Utber is happy to record something of an Australian fightback thanks to Josh Hazlewood and Usman Khawaja. But our correspondent is already focusing on Australian selection for Adelaide.

Australia v West Indies – First Test, Day 2: Long-sleeve pullovers only

Not many cricket lovers turned up on a freezing cold day a Blundstone Arena which had Citrus Bob Utber shivering and asking for a Manuka Test match.

Australia v West Indies – First Test, Day 1: An exhibition of Sandgropers

Citrus Bob gives us his views on (a) delayed entry, (b) the absence of statistics on plinths, (c) West Indies cash-takers, (d) the size of the crowd and (e) solid Sandgroper partnerships, as the Australians cut loose.

First Test – Day 4: Marvin Vaas dons the white shorts

Marvin Vaas has travelled to Tasmania where he is bemused and befuddled by Watto who was either stumped or run out by 20 yards on a day when Australia maintained control.

A modern-day (Tasmanian) parable

Easter Sunday dawned in Tassy and the natives awoke to three main news stories.   Firstly the Easter Bunny had arrived and I’d consumed the ears out of three chocolate rabbits before arising.   Secondly we met with a word unfamiliar to us in the southern outpost, Ominium. The nearest I’d heard of it was [Read more]