Almanac Cricket: Only in Pakistan – Lawyers, Guns and Laptops

The Australian cricket team is about to resume touring Pakistan, which can be an interesting experience according to Ron Reed, who was on the spot the last time that happened.

Almanac Cricket – Test Team of the 80s

In a moment of sleeplessness, Damian Balassone created a super Test Team for the 1980s. What do you think of his team? Any glaring omissions?

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 Book Review: Ruling The World, The Story of the 1992 Cricket World Cup.

Ahead of the 2019 Cricket World Cup, Luke Reynolds reviews “Ruling the World, The Story of the 1992 World Cup” by Jonathan Northall, from a time when one-day cricket really did rule the world.

Almanac (Australian) Cricket: Beset by crisis because the system is spoiled

This is the regression we had to have.  In ironmike20’s life, Australian cricket has suffered three great crises and rebounded.  This crisis is self-inflicted, but a setback is an opportunity for a comeback.  The Aussies have done it before and can do it again a passionate Mike claims.

The All Victorian One Test 11 – just in time for Boxing Day

From the 70 players who only played one Test for Australia, Sean Curtain names an All Victorian One Test Eleven.

Almanac Novelty Teams: The Cricket Playing Martians are Coming

Roger Lowrey picks a side from the best cricketers he’s seen (since 1963). Will no doubt generate some discussion.

The death and births of ODIs

As T20 cricket continues to eclipse its 50-over cousin, Crankypete fondly remembers the first birth of ODI cricket.

Australian Cricket’s Modern ‘Lord of the Rings’ Saga

Who will be our next genuine Test all-rounder, asks Thesaurus Rex.

Second Test – Day 2: Imagine Smith in a baggy green!

Watching Graeme Smith compile run after run, Smokie Dawson began to wish he was Australian.