2019 Cricket World Cup Final – That’s a Draw, Mate!

Michael Viljoen certainly has his thinking cap on this week. Following on from his ‘epic journey of biblical proportions’ earlier in the week, he’s now trying to undo the Gordian knot of how to fairly decide the outcome of a tied ICC World Cup Final. He gives us several options to consider.

NYE in Adelaide Oval’s Bay 135

Micky and the kids, a hot night at Adelaide Oval’s Bay 135 for the important BBL NYE fixture, and would you believe it, the Zooper Doopers have been banished!

New Zealand v Australia – Christchurch Test, Day 1: BB McCullum Day in pictures from afar

Good grief. BB McCullum’s turns on the ultimate farewell. At stumps on Day 1, DJ Wilson attempts to report via phone screenshot pictures and photos from afar.

When the Universe delivers: a tale of two cricketers

Tess Pryor says the Universe has spoken. Just when it needed to. The story of B. McCullum and M. Clarke. [Liking the gentle sledge – Ed]

New Zealand v Australia: First Test, Day 4 – The Basin

Citrus Bob shares his love for The Basin and details the action on Day 4 and final day of the Cricket Test in NZ.

New Zealand v Australia: First Test, Day 3 – Happy Alf Valentine’s Day

Citrus Bob on another enjoyable day at the cricket, highlighted by time spent with the families of many Kiwi players.

Australia v New Zealand – Adelaide Test: The New is Old is New again

New, old, new, new, old, old, new, new, old, new, new, old and new. Sharp observations from Joseph Ryan who visited Adelaide for the Test.

Australia v New Zealand – Adelaide Test Day 2: When the going gets tough, Australia gets lucky

John Butler suggests that indiscreet batting was the major contributor to the fall of wickets on Day 2 of the Adelaide Test.

Australia v New Zealand – Gabba Test, Day 3: We Were Saying ‘Boo-urns’

Kane Williamson ensured that whichever Almanacker is reporting on Day Four will have something to do – but it was an all Aussie day otherwise.

Nobody Can Bowl

Rob Bath argues that cricket is now totally a batsman’s game, with everything stacked in the favour of those wielding the willow. Nobody can bowl….

ICC World Cup Final-Australia v New Zealand: Bring on Lords!

Luke Reynolds realised a long-held dream of being at an ICC World Cup final. The day – in almost every regard – didn’t disappoint.

The Aussies: Fast, Brilliant, Creative, Daring and in the Final. (So why can’t I like them?)

Sean Curtain respects – but doesn’t like – the way the Australian cricket team go about their work on the field. Moreso after moments in Thursday evening’s Australia v India ICC World Cup semi-final.

It’s the Black Caps’ division of labour I really enjoy

Brilliant teamwork has fostered the self-belief that has taken New Zealand to the cricket World Cup final for the first time, says Peter Cresswell. [Good to publish a Kiwi view – JTH]

ICC World Cup 2015 Semi Final – New Zealand v South Africa: Sport as Art as Tool

You want creative: try this match report from E. Regnans.

ICC World Cup, Semi Final-New Zealand v South Africa

Tuesday night’s 2015 ICC World Cup semi final at Eden Park will be remembered as one of the all-time greats. The home side under enormous pressure to deliver, the South Africans desperate to progress beyond the semi final stage. A great report from Luke Reynolds

ICC World Cup 2015: Following without seeing

E Regnans’ 2015 ICC World Cup cricket coverage has been sans visual coverage so far. The written word and the internet has sated his cricketing appetite thus far. And butter chicken… (includes the #TimeHonoured E Regnan’s Butter Chicken recipe for free. You’re welcome).

2015 ICC World Cup Quarter Finals: A Call For Writers

Calling Almanac cricket writers: the 2015 ICC World Cup has reached the Quarter Final stage. We’d love to have you share your match reports with us.

2015 ICC world Cup: “Two Drunks Walk Onto a pitch…”

Amidst the Kiwi’s huge sigh of relief and the Australians left to ponder what could have been after Saturday’s cracking ICC World Cup match at Eden Park, John Butler argues that there’s little to come out of this match that would have the South African’s or the Indian losing much sleep.

ICC World Cup 2015 – Day 1: Co-hosts on fire

Luke Reynolds takes us around the grounds for Day 1 of the ICC World Cup. Catch up with action from the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Hagley Park Christchurch, and the Pomborneit Recreation Reserve. A grand day for the home teams.

Blackcaps for Boxing Day

Looking ahead to next summer’s cricket fixturing, Pomborneit CC’s finest – Luke Reynolds – presents the case for the Windies to be relegated to support act, and for the Kiwis to be promoted to the big stage on Boxing Day.