The Ashes 2019 – Second Test, Day 5: Momentum yo-yos, youth thrills

Sean Mortell reviews Day 5 of the Second Ashes Test at Lord’s, a game the English nearly pinched from the Aussies.

The Ashes 2019 – Pick the teams for the Second Test

Let’s keep Roger Lowrey’s Ashes initiative alive by offering up bragging rights to the person who can come closest to naming the teams that will line up for the Second Test at Lord’s – yes, both teams!

The Ashes 2019 – First Test: Has Steve Smith Won Our Aussie Hearts back?

After Steve Smith’s century making heroics in the Ashes 2019 First Test, Anna Pavlou wonders whether he has won back the hearts of Aussie cricket lovers.

Almanac Cricket – Why Moises Henriques may be an Ashes smokey

Moises Henriques for the 2019 Ashes Squad? Dan thinks he’s a chance, what do you think?

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.

Australia v India Test series: Clouds and silver linings

If this summer’s Test cricket looks a bit grim, things could always be worse… but also better at the same time. Dave Brown looks at Australian men’s teams in transition over the decades.

Derby Day Preview – Just a bit Peeved Off

Derby Day Saturday, and once again Sal casts his learned eye over the fields to predict winners for the Almanac punters.

Cricketers Without Pockets

Cultural change is needed at the Australian cricket team and no stone should be left unturned…or pocket left unsewn.

A new kids’ book, inspired by #sandpapergate

As with any parent onto their 1000th read of their kid’s favourite book, Andrew Else decided, “I reckon I can do better”. He hopes all this cheating business hasn’t turned him sour…as he pens his thoughts in verse.

Round 3: Preview – Let’s just get to the footy.

Wondering who to tip in the footy, or which horse to back? Sal presents his selections for your consideration.

Almanac Cricket and Footy: So, your team are cheats – Advice from a Bombers Fan

Bomber fan, Andrew offers some friendly advice to consider if your team has been caught cheating.

Almanac Cricket: Vaseline and cricket

Smith, Warner and Bancroft broke a nation’s heart when they broke the spirit of the game. Why cheat?  Why destroy everything Test cricket stands for?  Why destroy a nation’s psyche?  Why try to ruin Test cricket? Ironmike tries to understand why.

Ball tampering at a time of renewal and forgiveness

At this special time of renewal and forgiveness, with regards to the ball tampering issue, we can only hope that time will prove to be the healer it is.

The Ashes – Fourth Test: Featherbed

Rulebook Ashwood sums up the Test Match at the MCG and doesn’t have a lot of nice things to say about the curator.

The Ashes – Fourth Test, Day 4: Sod It 

In the bowels of the ‘G, people mill about, wearing confused expressions. What is a man or woman to do when his or her day at the cricket is ruined by the glory of Melbourne summer rain? Jack ponders this question as the rain begins to play a part in determining the outcome of the fourth Test.

The Ashes – First Test, Day 5: Aussies Ease to Victory, But the Fire for the Urn Burns

And so it came to pass that Australia romped home by 10 wickets. But don’t worry – Callum O’Connor can see plenty to look forward to in this Ashes series.

The Ashes – First Test: England fade away, Australia left in charge.

Rulebook gives a clear and concise summary of the First Test at the Gabba, and asks what the rising Australian performance, and the English fizzle out, mean for the rest of the Summer. He’s looking for your thoughts too. And he pays tribute to the memory of Phil Hughes with Darren Berry’s tribute.

The Ashes – First Test: Australian squad for the Gabba

Thoughts?

Almanac Cricket: Picking Australia’s Best Ashes XI

Daniel Saunders selects his Australian XI for the 1st Test. Do you agree with him?
Add your team in the comments.

Almanac Cricket – Australia A: Who’s knocking on the selectors’ doors?

With the Ashes behind us, Brad Haddin and Shane Watson on their test careers, Crio ponders what the next generation Australian Test side could look like, after the recent Australian A tour to India