Almanac Nudity: “We’ve Got a Freaker!” (from The Guardian)

Tomorrow will mark 41 years since English Test cricket’s first streaker, an incident remembered John Ashdown in The Guardian.

First Test, Sri Lanka v Australia: Mendis Masterclass

All credit to the re-building Sri Lanka. But Australia showed a lack of patience and application.

Cricket At Dog Poo Park

John Gascoigne is an umpire in the Mid Year Cricket Association. Elbows bent further than 15 degrees, bogan dressware and landmines left by dog walkers are plenty.

Almanac cricket: Sheffield Shield final preview

The Sheffield Shield final commences this Saturday in Glenelg. Smokie provides us with a run-down of both teams’ prospects.

Shanahan, Lawry and the breaking of the drought

First published here in 2011, this is Mic Rees’ piece on the famous 1965/66 Victorian District cricket Grand Final.

Cricket the Winner

Watching Cricket at The Basin Reserve reconnected Bernard Whimpress with the sport.

Almanac Weekend Wrap

Missed the weekend scores? Catch up with our weekend wrap.

Dad’s Day Out

Brutus explains why his dad is a legend. This is a great family story.

Almanac cricket: When the Windies, and cricket, were king

As the Test gets under way at Blundstone Arena, Phil Dimitriadis returns to the final days of his childhood when Calypso cricket had no peer. [Super memoir, first published 2009 – JTH]

Australia v New Zealand – Adelaide Test Day 2: When the going gets tough, Australia gets lucky

John Butler suggests that indiscreet batting was the major contributor to the fall of wickets on Day 2 of the Adelaide Test.

The WACA Bingo Game

Have you ever played the WACA Bingo Game? No?
Well, here is your chance! Note: alcohol not recommended.

What happens in the next chapter of Australian cricket?

Tom Riordan on what may occur as a new chapter of Australian cricket begins in the upcoming summer of cricket.

The Ashes 2015 – Fifth Test, Day 4: Farewells and awkward celebrations

Sean Mortell delivers his take on Day 4 at The Oval; on what proved to be the final day of a topsy-turvy series. [Wonderful perseverance, Sean – Ed].

The Ashes 2015 – Fifth Test Day Three: Siddling into action

Sean Mortell watched day three of the final Ashes test, with Peter Siddle’s unerring accuracy proving a highlight.

The Ashes 2015 – Fifth Test, Day Two: Mirror Image

Sean Mortell reckons we have seen this all before, except this time it’s the English middle order that’s collapsing.

The Ashes 2015 – Fifth Test, Day 1: Too Little Too Late

Australia perform well on Day 1 of the 5th Test but, as Sean Mortell explains, it’s a little too late as The Urn is safely in England’s hands.

The Ashes 2015 – Fifth Test, Day 1: Wish you were here

There is something so very English about the Oval and its neighbouring gasometers. Like HP Sauce, the Royal Albert Hall, Vauxhalls, Blur and Pink Floyd.

The Ashes 2015 – Fourth Test Review: How important is a home advantage?

Sean Mortell dons the forensic gloves for a look back at that Fourth Test. [Still hard to believe that Day 1 actually occurred – Ed].

The Ashes 2015 – Third Test, Day 3: Edgbaston Nightmare Relived

Sean Mortell reviews Day 3 of Third Ashes Test at Edgbaston, a day that ended with England winning the test by 8 wickets. In what was a dominate performance.

The Ashes 2015 – Third Test, Day 2: The giant Jenga drop

Sean Mortell reported in on the second day at Edgbaston as the Aussie tower prepared to crumble