The Ashes 2021/22 – Fifth Test, Hobart Day 1: The big test before the big test at Blundstone Arena

After a shaky start by the Aussies, Travis Head and Cameron Green steer the team into a commanding position at the end of Day1 reports Citrus Bob Utber from the historic Hobart Ashes Test.

Round 13 – North Melbourne v GWS: Brendan, Beanies, and Blundstone.

Smokie surprises his son by making a lightning visit to Hobart, where together they watch North submit to the Giants at Blundstone Arena.

Round 9 – North Melbourne v Sydney: Bigger Losers than Labor

Smokie argues that North’s loss last Saturday night in Hobart was even worse than that of the ALP in the federal election

Round 9 – North Melbourne v Sydney: From Boys to Men at Blundstone Arena

Joe Moore likes what he sees in the next generation of Moores (his young bloke) and of the Swans coming through. Read his Round 9 report of the Roos and Swans match at Blundstone Arena in his home town of Hobart.

ODI – Australia v South Africa: Proteas too good at Blundstone Arena, but Australia start remembering how to play the game

Mark Duffett took the pushie to Blundstone Arena and found the best park in the world before watching Australia chase the Proteas’ challenging total.

Australia v England – T20: Hobart’s barmy army hails Glenn Maxwell at Blundstone Arena

It was a perfect summer’s night in Hobart and Glenn Maxwell put on a show for all those who turned up at the beautiful Blundstone Arena at Bellerive

Round 19 – North Melbourne v Melbourne: When I Get Down To Hobart Town

It was a winning weekend in Hobart. Thanks to Mrs Smokie, North Melbourne, the travelling Almanackers, and Blundstone.

Round 7 – North Melbourne v Adelaide: 7 Ingredients

The recipe for success against the undefeated Adelaide Crows is simplicity itself.

Round 7 – North Melbourne v Adelaide: Turned up to Blundstone Arena in the second quarter

An umpiring commitment means Mark Duffett is late to the game at Blundstone Arena.

Round 7 – North Melbourne v Adelaide: Happy Days at Blundstone Arena

Deakin Uni student Marnie Cohen had a strong feeling about a win going into North’s game today, and she wasn’t disappointed! The Kangas were brilliant at Blundstone Arena.

Round 3 – North Melbourne v GWS: Calm amid the Confusion at Blundstone Arena

Joe Moore, Sydney fan, is a little confused. But he’s loving his home town, his home suburb, and its footy ground – Blundstone Arena at Bellerive. He is impressed by the class of GWS.

Australia v South Africa – Hobart Test Day 4: Of Aesop’s goose, motivation and whose team is this anyway?

Day 4 in Hobart was a debacle. Overheard* at Blundstone Arena; just one of many awkward conversations concerning a torn and frayed Australian cricket scene (*imagined). This is the theatrical expression of some of what has been discussed on this site, but takes things a little further and considers cricket and T20 cricket as competing codes. Thought-provoking. [A lot of these taking place this week. – Ed].

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 South Africa – Hobart Test, Day 2: A great day for Australia as the heavens open at Blundstone Arena

Plenty to ruminate over as the rain forces the cricketers and the spectators inside. Much pontification. Citrus Bob Utber has been chatting to all and sundry in and around Blundstone Arena.

Australia v South Africa – Hobart Test, Day 1: South Africans sharp, Australians not

Citrus Bob Utber pops in to Birchip en route to the airport and learns of the history of cricket in the town. Perhaps the local side would have performed better against the South Africans at the beautiful (but overcast) Blundstone Arena. Australia are bowled out for 85 in tough conditions, with the visitors absolutely superb.

Australia v South Africa – Hobart Test: Call for writers

This is an invitation for writers of Test cricket; all styles, all ages; to submit their observations and thoughts on the Hobart Test. All welcome. Nominate a day.

Round 22 – North Melbourne v Sydney: Lunch and Footy in Tassie

The Almanac Lunch in Tassie was a cracker. John Harms tells the story of the footy from Blundstone Arena and the lazy Friday afternoon at the Ball and Chain Grill. He looks forward to the tradition continuing.

Round 22 Review: Fearless – Injuries just might determine September outcomes, even with a bye…

Round 22 receives the typical Fearless review, no holding back or pulling punches, sorry Rory.

Round 11 – North Melbourne v Richmond: Tasmania’s Most Popular Team, Fail Again

Kent Winzer reminds us that Tasmania’s most popular team fails to win with a 0-3 record.

Round 11 – North Melbourne v Richmond: Witches’ Hats

Smokie suggests North’s game against Richmond was nothing more than a training drill and wonders why Richmond didn’t turn up to play.