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).

The Ashes 2019 – Second Test: an Australian Lord’s XI

Dave Brown searches the records to compile an Australian Test team made up of our best performers at Lord’s. You’ll find one or two surprises here.

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: Two-Test tyros from the `80s until now

D.T. Hoban remembers the two-Test wonders for Australia. There are some names here you won’t have thought of for a while.

Almanac Cricket – Interview with Jason Sangha

Following Jason Sangha’s thrilling burst onto the Australian domestic cricket scene, Sean Mortell asked the former Australian Under-19 captain and current New South Wales player what it was like to break through and begin to make a name for himself in the cricketing world.

The Departure of Uncle Gerard

Over the years, Gerard Whateley has become a part of the Reynolds family. So when Luke Reynolds heard that he is moving on from the ABC it came as quite a shock!

Chris Rogers – Ugly Duckling No Longer

Reggie came through the ranks of junior and grade cricket in Perth with Chris Rogers. He has watched Chris’s career closely. Here he gives some insight into the development of Chris as a cricketer, and now a broadcaster (and possible coach). [Lots of first hand observations here, and a comment on the culture of cricket – JTH]

Almanac Cricket – Rolled for 60: What’s the Problem?

In the aftermath of being all out for 60, Cricket Froth unloads on cricket’s domestic schedule after an Ashes series where only 12 days of a possible 20 have been utilised.

The Ashes 2015 – Edgbaston Test: call for writers

What an Ashes series this is. The third Test starts on Wednesday (night for us), in Edgbaston. Get involved with our Almanac Cricket writing.

The Ashes 2015 – Second Test, Day 1: Australia in Complete Control

Perched high in the spaceship media centre, Citrus Bob Utber reviews Day 1 of the Second Test at Lord’s.

Australia in West Indies 2015 and what to do about England: Wonderland

So many stories… with the Australians conquering the Windies, we look on towards the looming Ashes series – but who of the current squad will only look on?

The past is another country: A change is gonna come. (Who said that?)

Sean Curtain’s trusty Blackberry carked it. It got him thinking about change. And Spidercam.

SCG Test, Australia v India – Day One: Doing Multi-tasks on Tuesday

Yoshi is proof that once you fall under the spell of Test cricket, it is all-consuming. A doctor’s appointment, some physiotherapy and job hunting couldn’t stop Imagawa-san from keeping an eye on events at the SCG.

SCG Test, Australia v India – Day One: Test cricket with an ocean view!

Summer traditions blend by the ocean for Jill Scanlon as she combines her love of the beach and her love of cricket.

MCG Test, Australia v India – Day Four: Watching Highlight Videos

It’s a love affair: Yoshi Imagawa and Test cricket. Yoshi struggles through the the cold of Sapporo’s winter and what sounds suspiciously like a hangover to keep tabs on the action at the MCG on day four.

Ashes Diary 2013-14, entry no.4: The passion of Chris Rogers

School reports read: ‘Chris is a lovely, polite boy, but the rest of the class doesn’t always need to know pitch conditions in Wellington’. Andrew Starkie evokes beautifully the world of Chris Rogers.

Ashes Summary (or ‘Why I Should Have Listened To My Brother’)

On the morning of Day One of the First Test in Brisbane, my brother made the confident prediction that Australia would comfortably win the Ashes. I didn’t believe him; partly because he is 15 but mostly because nobody in the world can polish a turd like my brother.

Ashes Diary 2013, entry no.6

I may be getting ahead of myself – and not for the first time – but The Oval may have thrown together a batting line-up Australia can work with this summer.

Plenty to like about the Ashes squad

Previous Ashes squads have upset Luke Reynolds – the omissions of Mike Whitney and Dean Jones were shattering – but he says there is much to like about the 2013 squad.