Almanac Cricket: Reaching for the Stars – again

Some teams just seem destined never to deliver on the big stage and Ron Reed follows two of them.

The Parade College Writing Workshop – Hadi Ehtsham: The BBL Melbourne Derby

Parade College Grade 9 student Hadi Ehtsham tells the tale of going to watch the Melbourne Stars play the Renegades in a derby over the 2019/20 season. Watching Glenn Maxwell blast his team to victory, Hadi’s joy is difficult to contain.

Almanac Cricket – It ain’t easy being Green: A BBL Finals preview by a Melbourne Stars fan

The BBL Finals are looming. Fans of the Melbourne Stars, like Joseph Ryan, have some painful memories to overcome but will still be there, hoping to hold the trophy aloft next Saturday.

Glenn Maxwell, the Man Cricket Doesn’t Deserve

Possibly cricket’s greatest enigma, and entertainer, Glenn Maxwell is certainly one of a kind as Nick F explains.

The Parade College Writing Workshop: Things that are important to our family

Lachie Murray continues our series from The Parade College Writing Workshop. He shares his experiences of how cricket is important to his family.

“I can’t wait to see us bowl, Dad”

The love of Test cricket, in fact all forms of cricket by his young son has been a joy to behold for Edward P Olsen as he explains.

Sport as Entertainment – 5: Case Studies

Stainless has argued the trend of major sport is becoming predominantly a form of mass entertainment, and in this article he takes cricket and soccer – and analyses how each has changed in Australia in line with these trends.

BBL Stars v Thunder, WBBL Stars v Renegades – Sixes, Super Overs and Shane Watson

Luke Reynolds made it a family night out to the BBL on Saturday where he found the curtain-raiser, a WBBL derby between the Stars and the Renegades to be the highlight of the on-field action. (Great family happy snaps too Luke! KS)

Almanac Cricket: BBL Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars (what a wicket)

It’s a Happy New Year from Yoshi, who writes of a happy new sports experience.

Almanac Cricket: BBL Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars

NickTheStatsGuy steps beyond statistics, bringing us words and pictures to illustrate Saturday’s Big Bash League Melbourne derby. And even his 3-2-1 votes.

Big Bash 2014-15 – Stars v Renegades: Who will rule Melbourne?

Ben Myatt writes about last summer’s BBL Melbourne derby which was decided on the last ball of the night.

A Night At the Big Bash

Luke Reynolds took his kids to the MCG to see their first 20-20 game together. The fireworks shone brighter than the Stars.

Big Bash : Stars demolish Strikers

Brilliant photos from Peter Argent and bowling from the Melbourne Stars. The Adelaide Strikers were inept. Phil Hughes has “technical issues” (who knew?) And Rulebook’s love child Callum Ferguson can’t even get a game.

The Big Bash became viable last night

The Big Bash won Ridgey over last night. A former skeptic, he’s now a Stars fan for life.

T20: Strike that in the diary

Home for Christmas, Lachlan Waterman couldn’t get through the Clarrie Grimmett Gates quick enough. Adelaide v Melbourne, Strikers v Stars, Tait v Hodge, good v evil.

The Big Bash: Just a slight change in the direction of the summer

John Harms looks at how the BBL is very AFL and 21st century.

Melbourne Stars’ secret super squad

A Melbourne Stars insider has revealed to The Footy Almanac the T20 franchise’s full wish list for this coming season