The Ashes – Fourth Test, Day 5: Axes and Orchids

Citrus Bob Utber livens up a forgettable final day with his annual Axes and Orchids. [Congrats and thanks for five days of your lively copy Bob – Ed.]

The Ashes – Fourth Test, Day 4: A Spot of Gardening

Citrus Bob Utber reports on the truncated Day 4, with some news on the Richie trivia front and another tricky question.

The Ashes – Fourth Test, Day 3: A Cook’s Tour de Force

Citrus Bob’s Day 3 was all Alastair Cook’s.

MCG Test, Australia v India – Day One: Should I Have Stayed in Bed?

Tom Martin, who knows a fair bit about the bat and ball, and his wife fly to Melbourne for their first Boxing Day at the MCG. Here’s how the Martins’ day panned out. And how the Australians’ and Indians’ days did as well.

[Tom has one of the forewords in this year’s Footy Almanac. A reflection on the idea of the cult hero as personified by Matt Spangher. Ed]

MCG Test, Australia v India – Day One: Scores from Snowy Sapporo

Yoshi Imagawa, our man for all sports and all seasons, reports on the snatches of the Boxing Day test he caught up with in Sapporo.

Boxing Day Test: Call for Writers

Invers calls for writers for the MCG Test. Should the poms be allowed to bring in Mickey Randall as a replacement for Swann? Let us know your availability and dates.

Second Test – Day 3: What a day!

Max Wiggins heads to the cricket with his dad and can’t believe what he sees.