Almanac Teams: Best Australian Nickname XI (ODI)

Here is an Australian XI made up of nicknames (the nicknames cannot include any element of the player’s name).

‘Ross Greenwood – telling the finance story with style….’ – KB Hill

This week, KB Hill favours us with the story of local boy made good, Ross Greenwood. Better known as a finance guru, Ross remembers his roots and still rolls his arm over in Sydney.

Almanac (Australian) Cricket: Beset by crisis because the system is spoiled

This is the regression we had to have.  In ironmike20’s life, Australian cricket has suffered three great crises and rebounded.  This crisis is self-inflicted, but a setback is an opportunity for a comeback.  The Aussies have done it before and can do it again a passionate Mike claims.

Almanac Cricket – Australia v India Test series: Thank god we met Kohli!

After a day of escalating inter-team on-field antics, things could be, and were, worse

Almanac Cricket: An Australian side from L

Glen! is on the (cricket) ball early today starting a run of themed cricket teams. He begins with a team of Ls to mark the debut of Marnus Labuschagne. One selection might send you scurrying to your Wisden.

To Alex, our cricketer

From beyond the boundary we gaze at you, leaning forward as you accelerate, and your long frame foreshadows the fast bowler’s menace. Our hope and our pride are funnelled to the demanding biomechanics of what you’ll do in the next seconds. The expectation makes me squirm and spasm. It’s anguish and delight. What will happen? C’mon, Alex! A loving letter to a cricketing son from proud parents.

The Ten Commandments of BBL cricket

Dave Brown leads the BBL05 tabernacle choir as he summarises the season in 10 lessons

Answers to the Aus v NZ 2nd Test Quiz

The WACA Test was a puzzling affair. But Jeff Dowsing has found all the answers.