Australia v India – Fourth Test, Day 5: Incredible India are fantastic (and a win for cricket)

‘Citrus’ Bob Utber completes his coverage of the Australia v India series having witnessed history being made at the Gabba.

Australia v India – Fourth Test, Day 3: Wonderful fightback by India’s tail leaves game in the balance

India’s lower order thwarted Australia on Day 3 at the ‘Gabba. ‘Citrus’ Bob Utber reports. (With Gabbatroopers as a special bonus – Ed).

Australia v India – Fourth Test, Brisbane: A call for writers

Policies, premiers, politics and the pandemic prevent the Almanac’s doyen of cricket commentary, ‘Citrus’ Bob Utber, from attending the Fourth Test in Brisbane which starts tomorrow. Nevertheless, Bob will continue his coverage from The Den in Mildura. We’re calling on writers to support his daily reports with their own unique perspectives.

Australia v India – Third Test, Day 1: The Masked Test – Australia slightly on top

The Almanac’s Citrus Bob reports from his Mildura Den on Day 1 of the Third Test between Australia and India at the SCG. He has Australia slightly ahead at stumps.

Australia v India – Third Test, Sydney: A call for writers

Aspiring cricket writers out there are invited to join the Almanac’s cricket guru, Citrus Bob Utber, to provide daily reports from this week’s Third Test between Australia and India from the SCG.

Balcony Banter – ‘Citrus’ Bob Utber: Neville Shute would have been proud

The Almanac’s ‘Citrus’ Bob Utber likened his visit to the MCG earlier this year to the 1959 movie of Neville Shute’s ‘On The Beach’. He reflected on his experience for ‘Balcony Banter’.

Villers-Bretonneux remembers once again: School supports bushfire efforts

What a fantastic message from the students of the Victoria School, Villers-Bretonneux, France for sharing information of their efforts in supporting victims of the Australian bushfires. [Thanks Citrus Bob – Ed]

Australia v New Zealand – First Test: Day 1 Report from Perth

A hot steamy day did not spoil a solid day of Test cricket for Citrus Bob Utber as Marnus Labuschagne dominates with the bat for the Aussies.

Australia v Pakistan: Second Test, Day 4 – And now the end is near (Apologies to Frankie S)!

Australia cruises to victory defeating Pakistan in the Second Test by an innings and 48 runs as reported by Citrus Bob Utber from the Adelaide Oval.

Almanac Art: ‘The Art of Football’ exhibition – opening night review

Kasey Symons was honoured to be at the opening night of ‘The Art of Football’ in Mildura, the latest exhibition featuring works of footy art curated by Bob Utber.

Almanac Art: ‘The Art of Football Exhibition’ launch tonight (Aug 22) in Mildura

Bob Utber’s latest exhibition, ‘The Art of Football’ officially opens in Mildura August 22 and will run to September 22 – be sure to check out if you’re in or headed up to the Mallee. The launch is Aug 22. Details in this post.

Football is Art?

Football is art? Football as art? Check out this press release on Citrus Bob Utber’s ‘The Art of Football’ exhibition. The exhibition is on now at Red Rocks Regional Gallery in Cororooke. Spread the word.

The Ashes – First Test, Day 1: Is this the new Brisbane?

Hot off the press – Citrus Bob’s report from Day 1 at the Gabba

The Art of Football Mark II

Citrus Bob Utber has curated the biggest AFL art exhibition ever. The Art of Football Mark II launches on Wednesday 13th of September. A few Almanackers will have their works featured in the exhibition.

The Art of Football Exhibition – MarnGrook

Citrus Bob is curating his second Art of Football exhibition and this one will focus on Marngrook. Citrus is currently seeking artists who may be interested in exhibiting their work.

Almanac Travel – L’homme dangereux

Citrus Bob has made a pilgrimage to Villers-Bretonneux, France, from where he writes of his grandfather, war, and of getting back into the classroom [Marvellous – Ed].

Adelaide Test – Invitation: Saturday brunch Knackers function

Citrus Bob invites Knackers to an Adelaide Test rendezvous: Oxford Hotel, Saturday November 26th, 10.15am for an 11am brunch. RSVP details provided.

Almanac Interview: Citrus Bob Utber talks about his grandson Paddy Dangerfield

Congratulations to Patrick Dangerfield on his winning the Brownlow Medal. Here we re-publish this 2015 David Parker interview with much-loved Knacker Citrus Bob Utber – who has some insights into Paddy Dangerfield (his grandson).