Almanac Cricket – Speeches given on the occasion of Betty Wilson being inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame

With the women’s T20 World Cup currently being played across Australia, let’s revisit the night Betty Wilson, one of the greatest female players of all time, was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame. David Wilson shares the text of speeches given on the occasion – including one by his Dad, Ken – Betty’s nephew. [Wonderful – JTH]

Almanac Cricket – Gabba Test XI: the greatest performance in the greatest match

Dave Brown kicks off the Test season by selecting his best XIs for both Australia and Pakistan, based on performances at the ‘Gabba.

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.

Almanac Teams: The ultimate Gabba Ashes performers

Not so much a funny team as two extraordinary ones as Dave Brown picks two XIs based upon outstanding one-off performances at the Gabba

Almanac Cricket: An Australian WACA XI

Dave Brown looks at the numbers, and some other things, to pick an Australian XI for the WACA test

Gabba Test, Australia v India – Day Three : The Generation Gap

Bob Utber lays claim to being the Almanac’s official ‘Grumpy Old Man’. Why is the Big Bash attracting 30,000 people to the Adelaide Oval, while just 9,000 people turn up to a day’s Test cricket at the Gabba?