A day in the life of Australian cricket

17 October 2018 – just another day in the life of Australian cricket. What did it tell us? Here are a few thoughts.

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 Cricket – ICC Champions Trophy: One of Cricket’s Best-kept Secrets

Brendan McArdle takes an in-depth look at Australia’s team ahead of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. Have the selectors given Steve Smith the right team for the tournament?

Australia’s All-Rounder Obsession: The alternative options

The number six spot in the Australian Test side has undergone plenty of change. Scana weighs into the debate with a few alternative options for the position.

Australia v South Africa – Adelaide Test, pre-game: Agile, innovative, creative selection

Alright Australian squad – acknowledge your luck, look after each other and have a crack. That’s David Wilson’s message to the unrecognisables. And their teammates. What a time to be alive.

Almanac Cricket: Have you met your Heroes?

Neil Drysdale tells us about his five favourite Australian sporting identities, all with a Scottish connection of course.

Almanac Cricket: Cricket Tasmania Premier League 1st Grade Grand Final – South Hobart Sandy Bay v Kingborough: George

David Wilson goes exploring in Hobart Town and turns up a nugget: George Bailey.

How to Save ODI Cricket – Bring Back the Gold Cap

For the good of ODI cricket, the baggy gold must be returned.

Shaun Marsh? Really? (An old yarn, re-visited)

Brendan McArdle questions the selectors’ dalliance with Shaun Marsh. [This is BMcA’s analysis in early 2014 – JTH]

ICC World Cup 2015 – Day 1: Co-hosts on fire

Luke Reynolds takes us around the grounds for Day 1 of the ICC World Cup. Catch up with action from the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Hagley Park Christchurch, and the Pomborneit Recreation Reserve. A grand day for the home teams.

Team sport success: Where can I buy a magic carpet? (Illywhackers v. controllers)

E. Regnans writes of the magic (whatever you call it) which is hard to identify yet transforms teams, and also reflects on the impact of one G.J. Bailey.

Cricket Champions Trophy- England v Australia: George Bailey, we need you!

Has Mitchell Starc’s first ball of the summer – a half volley on leg stump – set the scene for the entire English summer? Luke Reynolds hopes not.