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.

The Ashes 2019 – Third Test Day 4: Wow!

Ben Stokes shattered the hearts of all Aussies with his history making magnificent innings reports Sean Mortell with his review of Day 4 of the Ashes Test at Headingley.

Ashes 2019 – Third Test Days 2 and 3: Aussies fire ahead, but England give themselves a wild shot at it

England give themselves a chance in the Third Test at Headingley as they fight their way back into the match on day 3 reports Sean Mortell.

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 – Pick the teams for the Second Test: he’s on a roll!

Our competition to name both teams for the Second Ashes Test attracted a modest but high quality field of punters with the winner correctly naming all 22 players! Where have bragging rights gone this time?

The Ashes 2019 – First Test, Days 2 and 3: England surge ahead, but don’t consolidate.

Sean Mortell looks back on Days 2 and 3 of the Edgbaston Test.

The Ashes 2019 – First Test, Day 1: Celebrating Smith and a history-defining knock

Sean Mortell reviews Steve Smith’s stunning match-changing innings on Day 1 of the Edgbaston Test of the 2019 Ashes series.

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!

A great weekend in Australian sport

The weekend showcased so much that is great about Australian sport, regardless of what or who you follow. Here’s one take on just some of what we saw.

Almanac Cricket – Why Moises Henriques may be an Ashes smokey

Moises Henriques for the 2019 Ashes Squad? Dan thinks he’s a chance, what do you think?

Almanac Cricket: Jake Reed – “Training with a purpose”

Jake Reed’s cricketing journey is one of dedication and perseverance – Gil Roseby takes us into what makes Jake tick

Ashes Preview: Ashes Before the Fire?

Test cricket is back, and even if, according to John Butler, two mediocre teams face off in a contest always laden with historic baggage, it is still important to the psyche of both nations. The end result will have huge consequence to the careers of many, both on and off the field reports John.

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?

Starc for Cummins: like for like?

Paddy hope Pat Cummins is the business. The implications of the tour of India and the Ashes are mouth watering.

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 West Indies – MCG Test, Day 2: When conversation is the highlight

Citrus Bob Utber catches up with David Wilson (E. Regnans) at the MCG, as they observe the Australian dominance.

Australia v West Indies – First Test, Day 2: A Sense of Sadness

The current state of West Indian cricket has Smokie feeling sad. The current state of James Pattinson has him concerned.

Almanac Cricket – Australia A: Who’s knocking on the selectors’ doors?

With the Ashes behind us, Brad Haddin and Shane Watson on their test careers, Crio ponders what the next generation Australian Test side could look like, after the recent Australian A tour to India