The 2019-2020 Test Summer: Poor preparation leads to piss-poor performance

“These tales of visiting woe just serve to reinforce that the Australian test summer was really all about us. Which, if we’re being honest, is how we generally like it.” John Butler looks at the test summer that was.

Australia v New Zealand – Third Test: Day 4 at the SCG

Australia wraps up the Third Test with a decisive victory against New Zealand on Day 4 at the SCG.

Has the Big Bash lost its bash?

Grumpy Old Man Citrus Bob Utber is not happy! Why? The Big Bash of course! Check out his story.

Australia v Pakistan – Second Test, Day 2 at Adelaide

Phil Hill reflects upon his old cricketing mate Neville Turner, ands wishes he could have been with him during the second day’s play at the Adelaide Oval to witness history making cricket. Neville would have enjoyed chatting about the day’s proceedings muses Phil.

Australia v Pakistan – Second Test, Day 2: Great day for the Aussies!

David Warner crushes the spirit of Pakistan with the second highest Test score by an Australian, 335no! Then the quicks come in for the kill! Citrus Bob reviews an enthralling Day 2 of cricket at the Adelaide Oval.

Almanac Cricket – (The) Adelaide Oval Test XI: a backhand for (the) Don

Dave Brown continues his excellent series with the ‘Best Australian XI at Adelaide Oval’, both all-time and then solely against Pakistan. For balance, he also includes Pakistan’s best at the same venue.

Almanac Cricket – Australia v Pakistan: First Test – Performance reflective of the ’06 glory days.

With a dominant innings defeat of Pakistan in the books, in this current side Sean Mortell saw some glimmers of the most recent golden era of Australian cricket under the leadership of Ricky Ponting.

Almanac Cricket – Australia v Pakistan: First Test Day 2 at the ‘Gabba

The Aussies are headed for a substantial lead in the First Test as they plunder the Pakistani bowlers at the ‘Gabba on Day 2 reports Citrus Bob.

Almanac Cricket – Gabba Test XI: the greatest performance in the greatest match

Dave Brown kicks off the Test season by selecting his best XIs for both Australia and Pakistan, based on performances at the ‘Gabba.

Almanac Cricket – A comeback for the Sheffield Shield?

What did we learn from the first Round of the Marsh Sheffield Shield competition last weekend? Ian Hauser found that it left him with more questions than answers.

Almanac Cricket – Marsh Sheffield Shield 2019-20 Season Starts Today

The domestic cricket first class season gets underway today with Round 1 of the Marsh Sheffield Shield competition featuring all six States in action. Familiarise yourself with the season’s Shield and Test match schedules.

The Ashes 2019 – Fourth Test: Drama, tension, glorious joy

A great victory for the Aussies in the 4th Ashes Test at Old Trafford as reports Sean Mortell.

The Ashes 2019 – Fourth Test Days 1 & 2: Steve and his little mate Marnus

Steve Smith leads the way for Australia as they take command on the first two days of the Fourth Test at Old Trafford in Manchester as Sean Mortell reports.

The Ashes 2019 – Third Test Day 1: Archer blitzes through, unlikely heroes hold firm

Sean Mortell reports on Australia’s disappointing effort with the bat against some excellent fast bowling on Day 1 of the Third Test at Headingley.

The Ashes 2019 – Second Test, Lord’s: Life (and Death)

Jofra Archer’s vicious bouncer that struck Steve Smith has produced a great deal of comment. Bernard Whimpress presents his thoughts about the act that has livened up the Ashes Series.

The Ashes 2019 – Second Test, Day 5: Momentum yo-yos, youth thrills

Sean Mortell reviews Day 5 of the Second Ashes Test at Lord’s, a game the English nearly pinched from the Aussies.

The Ashes 2019 – First Test: Has Steve Smith Won Our Aussie Hearts back?

After Steve Smith’s century making heroics in the Ashes 2019 First Test, Anna Pavlou wonders whether he has won back the hearts of Aussie cricket lovers.

Almanac Cricket Competition: Name your First Test team for The Ashes

We’ve had the ‘name the Ashes squad competition’, now we’ve got the ‘name the First Test team’ competition. Roger Lowrey puts it out there to Almanackers to have a go. But be sure to read the fine print – it could make all the difference!

Almanac Life: The value of a smile when life is a big issue

‘Over ten years, what started as a business transaction between us has morphed into something that can’t be costed. And demonstrates once again the powerful conduit of sport in the priceless act of human connection.’ Tess Pryor shares with us her poignant experiences with Craig, one of the characters of Lygon St.

2019 Cricket World Cup – Australia v South Africa: Old rivals still go hard

Before Australia’s World Cup semi-final clash against England tonight, Sean Mortell reviews their last game against South Africa and details what may change for tonight’s line-up