Almanac Poetry: ‘Cricket at Worcester: 1938’ – John Arlott

Following on from Citrus Bob’s story about his favourite Test arenas the Footy Almanac reprises one of the great poems about cricket by John Arlott reflecting the idyllic nature of the game.

Almanac Cricket: The Ashes, John Arlott, Fred Trueman, and innocent times

Col Ritchie reprises his piece from a few years ago reliving some fond cricket memories of ABC Radio, John Arlott, Fred Trueman, and his dad in more innocent times.

Almanac Cricket: A day of two significant anniversaries

Sir Donald Bradman passed away twenty years ago today. Is the legend standing the test of time? It’s also the anniversary of the birth of commentating great John Arlott. The Footy Almanac invites your responses.

The Great Romantic: Cricket & the Golden Age of Neville Cardus

There’s nothing better than a fab cricket book to get stuck into! Col’s just finished reading a great book about the doyen of cricket commentators, Neville Cardus and the Golden Age of cricket which he thoroughly enjoyed. Check it out.

Lost to cricket: a fan’s lament

Cricket Australia is not cricket. But long time player and fan David Wilson feels lost. And Australian cricket has lost him. [Includes John Arlott’s poem: “Cricket at Worcester: 1938” – Ed]

Almanac Cricket – Basil D’Oliveira: 50 years ago

Glen! takes us back 50 years in cricket history to the lead up to England’s 1968 tour of South Africa and what it meant for South African born Basil D’Oliveira whose cricket career was severely impacted under apartheid.