Almanac History – What happened on the twelfth of the twelfth?

Ian Hauser continues our series of ‘on this day’ posts. It’s a special one for him, the twelfth of the twelfth, with the focus on cricket and the arts.

The Ashes 2019 – Fifth Test: Oval-teamie, The Oval Australian Test XI

Dave Brown has selected an Australian Test X1 based upon their performances playing at The Oval.

Pub Review: Hotel Victor, Victor Harbor

Sometimes a discount voucher is no bonus. Mickey Randall didn’t have the greatest time at the Hotel Victor.

Almanac Cricket: Boxing Day Test at the ‘G 50 years ago.

Ever wondered about the tradition of Test cricket played at the MCG on Boxing Day? Glen! provides an overview of its history.

Almanac Cricket – Sheffield Shield final: A great sight for cricket

This is what we came to see: Queensland win the Shield, and cricket played the way it’s meant to be played, competitive and well fought but with integrity and no unnecessary silly garbage . Liam presents his report of the game.

Almanac Teams – The (ultimate) Ultimate WACA Ashes performers

As we head to the WACA one last time for the Ashes, who has put together the best performances at the ground? Warning: may contain traces of 2006 Adam Gilchrist

Almanac Teams: The ultimate Gabba Ashes performers

Not so much a funny team as two extraordinary ones as Dave Brown picks two XIs based upon outstanding one-off performances at the Gabba

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?

Almanac Cricket – The best and worst* at the Gabba

In the lead up to the Gabba Test, Dave Brown looks at some of Australia’s good and not so good performers at the venue

Almanac Cricket – From Walters to Marsh: A brief history of the Australian No. 6

Mitch Marsh is something like the 50th Australian No. 6 since Doug Walters and with him Dave Brown thinks the selectors are trying something new

Doug Walters: Century on debut 50 years ago

Was it really fifty years ago? Peter Clark on Dougie Walters’ maiden Test century. Where were you on that day?

The Ashes 2015 – The Time I Lived With England’s New Coach, Trevor Bayliss

Wayne Ball shares his first hand insights into the new England coach, Trevor Bayliss.

They Don’t Make Them Like This Bloke Anymore.

Terms like legend and great man get thrown around too easily these days, but Dips O’Donnell had the chance to knock off a few Crownies with a genuine legend and a bona-fide great man: Lunching with the Almanac’s favourite Gadabout.