Almanac Cricket – Border-Gavaskar Trophy series review: A special effort disrupts Australia’s cricketing peace

Sean Mortell reviews a Border-Gavaskar Trophy series which began as a disaster for the visitors, only to see them triumph in the end.

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.

Almanac Cricket – The all-time Australian men’s MCG XI: dodging the snorefest

It’s one thing to get the runs on the board on a flat deck, quite another when the game is in the balance. Dave Brown looks at the best men’s performances at the MCG over the years

Almanac Cricket – (The) Adelaide Oval Test XI: a backhand for (the) Don

Dave Brown continues his excellent series with the ‘Best Australian XI at Adelaide Oval’, both all-time and then solely against Pakistan. For balance, he also includes Pakistan’s best at the same venue.

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.

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.

Australia v India – Sydney, Day 5: School’s out for the Aussies!

Citrus Bob reports from a washed out day 5 at the SCG, and in his inimitable schoolmasterly manner appraises the form of the Australian team.

Australia v India – Sydney, Day 3: Pink Day at SCG

Citrus Bob was resplendent in pink at the SCG as he reports on today’s play and the Aussies’ ever dwindling fortunes.

Almanac Cricket: An Australian side from L

Glen! is on the (cricket) ball early today starting a run of themed cricket teams. He begins with a team of Ls to mark the debut of Marnus Labuschagne. One selection might send you scurrying to your Wisden.

Crio’s Question: Leopards Changing Spots

Justin Langer and Kevin Muscat have begun singing from a remarkably different hymn sheet since leaving their playing days for coaching careers. Crio looks at sporting leopards who change their spots