Almanac Teams: Best Australian Nickname XI (ODI)

Here is an Australian XI made up of nicknames (the nicknames cannot include any element of the player’s name).

Almanac Cricket: Wayne Phillips – 159 On Test Debut

Malcolm Rulebook Ashwood pays tribute to the career, life and humour of South Australian left-hander Wayne Phillips, who famously made a brilliant 159 on his Test debut.

Almanac (Cricket) Satire – Indian fans may be a little overconfident

The Australian Cricket team are in for a world of hurt if the Indian crickets fans online are correct.

Round 13 – Brisbane v Adelaide: Johnny Gastev Is Playing Quite Well

Mickey Randall comes to terms with finishing his stint in Singapore by watching his Crows fall over the line in Brisbane. How does it compare with the highlights of Lee Kuan Yew’s funeral?

So, once we were good, once we were bad, too: recollections of the 1985 Ashes tour from the mid north of South Australia

It offered so much, but the 1985 Ashes tour delivered few results for the Australians. Although it did convince one youngster that cricket from the Old Dart was something to savour.