Evading Father Time: Kade Simpson and Jimmy Anderson

Shane Thomas reflects on the sense of comfort in this trying time, borne of watching two sporting greats who continue to duck and weave around the grips of Father Time: Jimmy Anderson and Kade Simpson.

The Ashes 2019 – Second Test: The Lord’s blog

Australia come to Lord’s full of confidence. England must regroup. What are your thoughts, Almanackers? Have your say on the blog.

The Ashes 2009 – Second Test, Day 1: Worst-ever opening spell has Australians crying into their beer

Tim Adam’s report from Australia’s dismal day one efforts in the 2009 second Ashes test at Lord’s is the perfect way to prepare yourself for what is (hopefully) a better Australian performance tonight.

The Ashes 1989 – Second Test scrapbook

It’s amazing what you find when rummaging through things at home! ER found a scrapbook he’d produced of the 1989 Ashes Test series. Here is his record of the Second Test at Lord’s.

2019 Cricket World Cup – Australia v England: An incomplete yet resounding victory

Australia managed to out-class England in a blockbuster World Cup clash at Lord’s, as Sean Mortell reviews the encounter and what Australia got right.

Almanac Nudity: “We’ve Got a Freaker!” (from The Guardian)

Tomorrow will mark 41 years since English Test cricket’s first streaker, an incident remembered John Ashdown in The Guardian.

The Ashes – Second Test wrap: England Cooked: Bell’s Lyth hangs in the Ballance

A considered reflection on the second Ashes Test from ‘Cricket Froth’ – Pat White. While England has some selection issues facing them as the series moves to Edgbaston, rest assured she’ll be a pretty hot third test.

The Ashes 2015 – Second Test: 10 Things I have learnt from Lord’s and London

It’s one-all in the battle for the Ashes, following a masterful display by Australia at the Home of Cricket. Here’s what Citrus Bob Utber learned from the second Test.

The Ashes 2015 – Second Test, Day 4: ‘This is…God’

Sean Mortell wraps up the Second Test. He’s in good form, just like the Aussies.

The Ashes 2015 – Second Test, Day 3: English curators, how to produce your own death

Sean Mortell gives us cause to relive the Lord’s Test with this review of Day 3. It’s like receiving a postcard from that holiday you know to be finished. Loses nothing in the telling (“…maybe a fired up Johnson is the cream on top of the marvellous pavlova…”)

The Ashes 2015 – Second Test, Day 4: Mi-jo finds his mojo

How easy was that? The transformation on the road from Cardiff to London was remarkable, writes Darren “Smokie” Dawson

The Ashes 2015 – Second Test, Day Two: As Stevie as can be

Sean Mortell takes us back to Day 2 of the Second Test at Lords, a day which belonged to the Aussies and in particular Steve Smith.

Ashes 2015 – Second Test and Day 3 of The Open: Analysis, Banter and Memory

Thoughts on Day 4 of the cricket and Day 3 of the golf?

The Ashes 2015 – Second Test, Day 1: For England, life’s a pitch

Sean Mortell takes us back to Thursday night and reminds us that the Australians have gone from rotting carcass to a crack batting side

The Ashes 2015 – Second Test, Day 1: Australia in Complete Control

Perched high in the spaceship media centre, Citrus Bob Utber reviews Day 1 of the Second Test at Lord’s.

The Ashes 2015 – Second Test Preview: Dear Prudence

Are we sending echidnas to play in hedgehog conditions? So many questions leading into the Lord’s Test. A Beatles influenced E.regnans offers up some interesting thoughts ahead of the second Ashes Test.

The Ashes 2015 – Second Test Preview: There are spies everywhere

Citrus Bob Utber went to the Lord’s pre-Test press conference. Here’s his view of proceedings and of the phenomenon generally. [Nice observations Citrus Bib – Ed]

The Ashes 2015 – Lord’s Test: call for writers (and call to re-visit 1909)

Second Test of the 2015 Ashes series at Lords between England and Australia is set to begin on Thursday and we’d love to publish your thoughts on the Test. Let’s get this game well covered. Like the First Test please nominate a day.

England cricket, May 2015: the tying of oneself in knots

E Regnans tries to make sense of the recent goings on in English cricket. As he’s tapping, away the Poms fall to 4/30 at Lord’s against New Zealand. To what topics have the conversations turned in the hallowed halls of the egg and bacon brigade. What of this man Pietersen?

Wandering and P. Flynn fulfilling contractual obligations as international cricket correspondents for The Footy Almanac

First rule of publishing: put your best writers in the most important places. P Flynn and Wandering Norton at Lord’s.