Almanac Cricket – A comeback for the Sheffield Shield?

What did we learn from the first Round of the Marsh Sheffield Shield competition last weekend? Ian Hauser found that it left him with more questions than answers.

Ashes 2019 – Fifth Test Day 1: Deuce; a topsy-turvy day of Test cricket

Seam Mortell sums up Australia’s day in the field on Day 1 of the 5th Ashes Test at The Oval. Some fine bowling from Mitch Marsh, but some easy chances put down lets the Poms off the hook.

The Ashes 2019 – Fifth Test: Oval-teamie, The Oval Australian Test XI

Dave Brown has selected an Australian Test X1 based upon their performances playing at The Oval.

Almanac Cricket – Why Moises Henriques may be an Ashes smokey

Moises Henriques for the 2019 Ashes Squad? Dan thinks he’s a chance, what do you think?

Australia v India – Sydney, Day 5: School’s out for the Aussies!

Citrus Bob reports from a washed out day 5 at the SCG, and in his inimitable schoolmasterly manner appraises the form of the Australian team.

Australia v India – MCG, Day 5: “All over Red Rover!”

All the talk overnight has been about the performance of Pat Cummins yesterday and the likely hood of changes for the 4th Test in Sydney. Citrus Bob presents his insights on Day 5 at the ‘G while waiting for the rain to clear, and eventually, India’s well deserved victory.

Australia v India – MCG, Day 4: “The drums of India are beating…..”

The drums of India were beating early this morning as their team zeroed in for victory but a sensational performance from Pat Cummins has muffled their beat, at least for the time being. Citrus Bob reports on day 4 at the ‘G.

Australia v India – MCG, Day 3: “Who said Test cricket is dead?”

“Who said Test Cricket is dead?” Citrus Bob reports on an enthralling Day 3 at the MCG as Pat Cummins leads a magnificent fightback by the Aussies.

Australia v India – MCG, Day 2: “It was bound to happen!”

It was bound to happen reports Citrus Bob. The outcry from the general public and cricket personalities today about the state of the wicket at the G would match anything The Donald has to say in a State of the Union speech. Citrus reports from day 2 at the MCG.

Australia v India – Perth, Day 4: “It’s all happening!”

Citrus Bob reports on another enthralling day of Test cricket as the Aussies edge closer to victory over India.

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.

Almanac Cricket – What’s your team for the First Test?

Who’d be an Australian cricket selector? Has our talent pool ever been so modest? The Almanac editorial desk selects its team for the First Test with a distinct lack of enthusiasm.

Almanac Cricket: A whiff of bedlam – Ashes’ Smoke to Fire of the Proteas

Dan Tooms advises (some) caution in assessing the Australian performance across the Ashes series – especially after watching the First Test from South Africa. [Note: links are working now – Ed]

The Ashes – Fifth Test, Day 3: The Brothers Marsh

It was hot in Melbourne yesterday – perfect for taking it easy in front of the TV, which is what Jack Banister did while sipping cool drinks and reading Gideon Haigh’s The Cricket War. It was a lot tougher for the English bowlers as the runs flowed for the Australian batsmen, some of whom were intent on booking their passage to South Africa.

The Ashes – Fourth Test, Day 2: Cook’s Class and Stevie’s Stumbles

Alex Docherty doesn’t usually do cricket. But he went yesterday and watched from the MCC members, only to be disappointed with the Australian performance.

The Ashes – Third Test: The Urn Returns!

Malcolm Ashwood would only be happier with Australia’s Ashes win if Chadd Sayers and Callum Ferguson were in the team. Here is his review of the Third Test at the WACA Ground.

The Ashes – Third Test, Day 1 – Stoneman certainly didn’t disgrace instead setting the pace in the Ashes race

Day 1 of the Perth Test looked, at the time, like it might have saved the Test series. (Much has happened since). Carjam (Jen Muirden and Fitzroy Pete) were there to take it all in – especially the crowd. And Jen has come up with a song.)

An open letter from Australia

Dear Mitch …

Almanac Cricket – From Walters to Marsh: A brief history of the Australian No. 6

Mitch Marsh is something like the 50th Australian No. 6 since Doug Walters and with him Dave Brown thinks the selectors are trying something new

Australia v South Africa – Perth Test Day 3: Chairs, umbrellas and delicates who don the cap

On a hot day when the bowlers were under pressure, drinks break was illustrative. The Australians laboured; the Proteas carved. The Australians will do well to save this Test. Citrus Bob Utber wipes the sweat from his brow.