Round 3 – Hits and Misses

After a chaotic weekend of football and weather, Tom Riordan reflects on how quickly fortunes can change in a week.

At Last, Some Meat

The evolution of a correct bowling action in cricket is discussed by Phil Hill as he takes readers through an umpire’s role in implementing a “Doubtful Action Procedure.”

Blind, Deaf and Clueless: Why Australia Lost the Test

Phil Hill turns to the Laws of the game to explain why Australia lost in Perth. It appears South Africa got the Rabada green

Round 14 – Collingwood v Fremantle: Tigers triumph during Moon Safari

In our series from the MCC Members, Qld member Tony Moon remembers the Collingwood of old

Round 14 – Richmond v Brisbane: Through the Looking Glass

With a 38-point lead to the Tigers at half time the game seemed to be in control, writes Greg Sheehan, so the social side of the day took over.

From the Members: Announcing the MCC’s initiative for writers

So what is From the Members? And how is the Almanac involved?

Almanac Social Research: We want to know which clubs have taken you into their fold

Help the Almanac by answering a few simple questions about membership of sporting organisations.

Round 9 – Melbourne v Brisbane Lions: When The Dogs Are Away…

With his beloved Bulldogs playing interstate, Alex Docherty travels to the G to watch Melbourne easily account for the Lions.

Round 9 – Melbourne v Brisbane: Massacre in the MCC

Jonathan Sloan spends a frustrating afternoon within the enemy territory of the Melbourne Cricket Club.

Round 2 – Collingwood v Richmond: An MCC debut to remember

Tom Riordan, Doggies supporter, breaks his duck at the MCC Members with a beauty.

Almanac Cricket: Blind Cricket and the folly of assumptions

A great extract from a speech given by former Sight Impaired Australian Cricketer, Graeme Innes, at the launch of the All Abilities championships held in the Melbourne Cricket Club’s famed Long Room. Assumptions and discrimination hold so many of us back; “we are limited by the soft bigotry of low expectations.”

AFL Round 21 – Hawthorn v Collingwood: Great Expectations and the human condition

E. Regnans leaves his Dickensian life to head to the MCG with two colourful Russian women, and finds the spirit of Dickens in the MCC as well. (Quality Regnans – again. Ed) [Good to see appearances from Miss Havisham and Fagan – JTH]

Demons that cannot be buried

Is there a tougher sell in Australian sport than the Melbourne Football Club?

The Hawks looking for oxygen

I recently obtained a new oxygen machine which includes a backpack and two batteries that last for about five hours each*. This machine has brought a new independence to my life, so I decided I would be brave and attempt an evening at the footy to see my team play the Cats.  It was Round [Read more]