Almanac Cricket- West Indies v Australia T20 Series Review: Crunched in the Caribbean

Missing some star players, it was a miserable T20 series against the West Indies for the Aussies as Luke Reynolds reports in his review of the series.

Social Commentary: What do Dane Rampe, Danny Baker, Israel Folau, Chris Gayle, and Count Dankula have in common?

Does the rush to react to controversial comments help or hinder mutual understanding? Michael Viljoen gives his view on some recent examples of speech which has attracted official sanction.

Sport as Entertainment – 5: Case Studies

Stainless has argued the trend of major sport is becoming predominantly a form of mass entertainment, and in this article he takes cricket and soccer – and analyses how each has changed in Australia in line with these trends.

Red, white and black to the core, but a lusty Dusty I can’t ignore

Jen Muirden’s ode to Dusty, from her second favourite team.

The Ten Commandments of BBL cricket

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

Chris Gayle: Hitting across the line, or colouring only between them?

Michael Viljoen views the recent Chris Gayle incident, selecting a lens which offers an alternative view to the orthodoxy established by other lenses.

Almanac Cricket: BBL Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars

NickTheStatsGuy steps beyond statistics, bringing us words and pictures to illustrate Saturday’s Big Bash League Melbourne derby. And even his 3-2-1 votes.

Overpaid, oversexed and over here

Diggers fought the Battle of Brisbane in WW2 to defend Australian women from “overpaid, oversexed and over here” GI’s. Peter Baulderstone reckons it’s time to get down to Etihad and continue the tradition.

Here’s what should have happened

Who’d have thunk that in 2016, Mel McLaughlin would have been treated the way she was by Chris Gayle says Anne Cahill Lambert. One off? No, it wasn’t.

Gayle, Briggs and the ongoing battle of women to be

David Wilson wonders why some men have so much trouble allowing women the freedom to be. Change is happening. But we have a responsibility to call out the laggards.

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….

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life : NAB Challenge Update

Cam Hooke checks in from the Nation’s capitol rallying the faithful as the Pies get set to meet Hawthorn in the opening match of the 2015 NAB Challenge

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.