Playing for a draw: Anna Karenina, Test cricket, story and context

A good sporting event is a good story. And in sports that allow it, playing for the draw can be among the best of all stories.

Australia v New Zealand: openings, World Cups, pink balls, The Gabba

David Wilson on the story of a Test series, the great 2015 trans-Tasman rivalry; on the swinging ball and on the place of a transistor radio.

Round 22 – Geelong v Collingwood: D Swan

Swanny is one of us writes E. Regnans in this fine tribute to an eccentric character (in many ways and a very ordinary character in others). [Terrific yarn – JTH]