Four seasons in the whites

Noel gives us the rundown of his memorable cricket career, which included multiple fielding trophies and plenty of laughs.

The Ashes – First Test, Day 1: Farm Animals

Jack Banister reflects on the performance of the English on day one of the Ashes, where the touring side showed they might have more goats than bunnies in their batting line-up.

Extreme Ashes rivalry exposed

It’s the GABBATOIR and by late-afternoon on the first day, it will be a cauldron of fire, according to Pat White.

Almanac Cricket – Blowers Out, Citrus Sweet

Citrus Bob is getting excited ahead of The Ashes this summer. He looks at the possible team line-ups for the first test at the Gabba.

Almanac Racing: Sure Bet Redemption

Paul Young had a long day of playing cricket before unwinding at the races. An elderly antagonist made the day a very memorable one.

Answers to the pre-Ashes quiz

Yesterday’s sad news of John Clarke’s passing has made us look through the files to find this Smokie classic inspired by Clarke’s old Saturday Age quiz.
All players will be required to answer a simple multiple choice questionnaire before the Ashes? It is therefore fortuitous for the players (especially Watto) that the answers to this quiz have been slid under the door at the offices of the Footy Almanac.

A Day on the Green: Annie’s Lane

Mickey Randall enjoyed The Whitlams and others at Annie Lane’s winery. He also got to experience the joy of discovering an unexpected game of cricket.

Almanac Cricket – Finals For Some

At the Almanac we are after the stories of your local cricket finals. Good luck to everyone that is involved in a finals campaign. Sadly for Luke Reynolds and the Pomborneit Cricket Club, there will be no finals action in 2017/18. A long off-season awaits.

India v Australia – Bangalore Test: Pre-game call for writers

India v Australia. Cricket. After a wonderful first Test in Pune, the second Test begins tomorrow (Saturday) in Bangalore. What can we expect? Nominate a day.

India v Australia – Pune Test, Day 1: It just didn’t feel like cricket!

Jan Courtin felt a bit let down by day 1 of the test match between Australia and hosts India.

Almanac Cricket: Two reasons India will spin webs around Aussie batsmen

Pat White previews Australia’s upcoming test series against the world’s number one ranked team, India. Can the visitors score enough runs on the spin-friendly pitches or will the home team continue their dominance and put Australia to the sword?

Blind Deaf and Clueless: Chuckers Part Three

Phil Hill delivers his third off-cutter in his cricket series. Take a look at the rules of bending the arm and what it means for modern cricket.

Matthew Wade is an inspiration to the butterfingered

A light-hearted look at Matthew Wade’s Australian career and the inspiration it provides those people in the community who suffer a rare condition.

Australia’s batsmen can and must bowl

Peter Clark has an ingenious solution for Australia’s bowlers in the upcoming Tests in India. What are your thoughts?

The radical shake-up Shield cricket needs

Scana sees problems in Australian domestic cricket, namely the lack of interest and talent in the Sheffield Shield. With the success of Australian cricket in mind, he outlines his plan for the rise of the Shield. Has he got it right?

Almanac Cricket: Enough of Trump. What is it about cricket?

Watching Cricket allows Jan Courtin the opportunity to unwind and relax. What is it about Cricket? Any takers?

Almanac Cricket: Who wants to be an off-spinner?

Following Nathan Lyon’s toil and turmoil at the WACA, Craig Dodson offers support as a member of the Offies’ Club.

Almanac Cricket: No one should have expected the Hughes inquisition

In the ongoing pursuit for truth, justice and the Australian cricketing way, Jeff Dowsing doubts the Hughes’ coronial inquest will lead us to a better place.

It’s Just Not Cricket

Robbo suggests how debilitating it can be to always seek to find blame in someone or something else, in particular with regards to specific sporting issues, and the difficulty there is in resolving a satisfactory outcome for those same issues.

Almanac Cricket: The reverse sweep and other phenomena

With the Aussie cricketers battling on the sub-continent, Peter Crossing makes a few salient points in relation to Australian Cricket’s health.