Almanac Cricket: A catch to remember, 23 years on

It is 23 years to the day since Liam Hauser witnessed brilliance at the Gabba; Adam Dale took a running catch of simply outrageous proportions. Have you seen any better?

Almanac (Country) Cricket: Wazza and Slats

Riverina correspondent Dan Hoban profiles living legend of Wagga cricket, Wazza Jones, who has coached his fair share of famous players.

What is better for captaincy: confidence or arrogance? Or a bit of both?

Whiling his time away in the Arctic, Richard Marlow read Eddie Jones’ autobiography and contemplated the qualities of the various Australian cricket captains of the past 60 years. See if you agree with his appraisals.

A view of Australia from fine leg – Game 7: Narrandera Cricket Club

Craig Dodson continues his quest of raising money for Gotcha4Life by playing 10 matches with different cricket clubs across Australia. He played with the Narrandera Cricket Club in match 7, here is his report.

The Ashes 1989 – Third Test scrapbook

ER has dug into his scrapbook once again and presents his record of the Third Test played at Edgbaston during the 1989 Ashes Test series.

The Ashes 1989 – First Test scrapbook

Check out this scrapbook of articles from the First Test of the 1989 Ashes tour, 30 years on. Articles sourced from The Age by correspondent Martin Blake.

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.

The All Victorian One Test 11 – just in time for Boxing Day

From the 70 players who only played one Test for Australia, Sean Curtain names an All Victorian One Test Eleven.

Australia v India Test series: Clouds and silver linings

If this summer’s Test cricket looks a bit grim, things could always be worse… but also better at the same time. Dave Brown looks at Australian men’s teams in transition over the decades.

A new kids’ book, inspired by #sandpapergate

As with any parent onto their 1000th read of their kid’s favourite book, Andrew Else decided, “I reckon I can do better”. He hopes all this cheating business hasn’t turned him sour…as he pens his thoughts in verse.

The Ashes: Forget England; Australian cricket culture is rubbish (Come gather ‘round people)

David Wilson with his thoughtful take on Australian cricket “culture”.

Footy Almanac rejection – a writing career in crisis

da mcdonnell senses a stitch-up in the removal of his work from the Almanac website.

Answers to the Aus v NZ 3rd Test Quiz

Wondering what to do with the spare couple of days now that the Pink Ball Test is over? Here’s Jeff Dowsing’s quiz answers.

The ‘Wagga Effect’

Craig Dodson throws down the gauntlet to Almanackers and sports fans alike: Is there a regional city in Australia with a better track record for producing elite sports talent than Wagga (Wagga)? Nominations welcome. [note JTH: includes reference to the time honoured Dunlop Volleys – Ed.]

Second Test – Day 3: Happy wife, happy life

“Does your ring feel tighter today?” Andrew Else is asked by his new wife. It’s one of the easier questions he has to answer during the course of the day’s play.