Almanac Cricket: Boxing Day Test at the ‘G 50 years ago.

Ever wondered about the tradition of Test cricket played at the MCG on Boxing Day? Glen! provides an overview of its history.

Australia v India – Second Test Day 2: Rahane’s Timeless Ton

Luke Reynolds had the distinct fortune of attending the MCG for Day 2 with his two boys as Ajinkya Rahane put on a clinic.

Australia v India – Second Test Preview: Batting headaches

The Boxing Day Test commences tomorrow with India looking to bounce back after their humiliating loss to the Aussies in the First Test. Sean Mortell previews the match.

Balcony Banter – Sam Thomson: Christmas Time at Long On

MCG member Sam Thomson calls the MCG his second home. He follows the Saints but it’s the Boxing Day Test which plays a particular role in his family’s annual rituals.

Almanac Cricket – The all-time Australian men’s MCG XI: dodging the snorefest

It’s one thing to get the runs on the board on a flat deck, quite another when the game is in the balance. Dave Brown looks at the best men’s performances at the MCG over the years

Almanac Cricket: More than just a game

Cricket is a vast, rich cultural experience that needs to be savoured from very early in the day, long before the first ball is bowled, argues AlisonS.

The Ashes – Fourth Test, Day 2: Catching up

On the field, Day 2 at the MCG surprised Citrus Bob Utber [and many of us – Ed]. Well played, Alastair Cook. Off the field, the MCG Test was also in good form.

Boxing Day: Predictions v Reality

Here are the headlines. And the real situation. Tony Robb being as acerbic (and insightful) as ever.

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…

Day 2 of the Boxing Day Test: white wine in the sun

What will sharpen your perspective? Grant Fraser has had an interesting few weeks, to say the least. He is looking forward to Day 2 of the Boxing Day Test, and explains why. [Pleased to hear things have improved RGF – JTH]

Australia v Pakistan – MCG, Day 5: Smith, Starc and Car Parks

Luke Reynolds takes a punt on a Punt Road car park as day 5 of the 2nd Test delivers much more than expected.

Australia v Pakistan – MCG Test, Day 3: Bowlers take a hammering

Citrus Bob at the MCG sees Azhar Ali, DA Warner and UT Khawaja make life very difficult for the bowlers. With two days to play, the speed of Australia’s scoring has brought them back into calculations.

Australia v Pakistan – MCG Test, Day 2: By The Tweets (and other things)

Mick Jeffrey brings us the Day 2 view from Bay 49 of the Olympic Stand, right next to the MCC gate.

Australia v Pakistan – MCG Test, Day 1: When Smith invited Lyon

Citrus Bob returns to the MCG for Boxing day 2016: a humid day of interesting moves, an abiding sense of time marching on and time to reflect.

Australia v Pakistan – MCG Test: Call for writers

Calling all writers for the MCG Test. Pick a day to cover; let’s cover this Australia v Pakistan game in style.

Almanac Cricket: Enough of Trump. What is it about cricket?

Watching Cricket allows Jan Courtin the opportunity to unwind and relax. What is it about Cricket? Any takers?

Australia v West Indies – MCG Test: Call for writers (and predictions)

MCG Test. We’d love to publish your story of a day’s play. Nominate a day and make your predictions here.

MCG Test, Australia v India-Day Two: Passing the Baton to new generations

Luke Reynolds tells how Stephen Smith won the hearts and mind of his young sons on their first day of Test Cricket.

MCG Test, Australia v India – Day Two: Tweetlotto

Despite being handicapped with a failing phone battery, Mick Jeffrey tweeted his way through Day 2 at the MCG. His Twitter trail stands as a record of the day (“Call that leg bye, ump…”).

MCG Test, Australia v India – Day One: Sisters Day Out

An Yvette Wroby special as she attends her first day of Test Cricket for 34 years, and muses on the similarities between cricket and art. The occasion transcended the match, as it often does for Yvette.