The Ashes 2021/22 – Third Test, Melbourne Day 2: Bowlers give England hope but batting lets Poms down

The English bowlers put their team back into the 3rd Test only to be let down by their batters once again reports Citrus Bob Utber from the MCG.

The Ashes 2021/22 – The first ball of the Ashes Test series

Mitchell Starc’s first ball wicket at the beginning of an Ashes Test series was the first one since 1936/37 reports Peter Crossing.

The Ashes 2021/22 – First Test Brisbane Day 1: Cometh the Game, Cometh the Man

A magnificent bowling performance by new skipper Patrick Cummins has given Australia the edge after day one in Brisbane. Cummins finished with 5/38 in  score of 147 by England reports Citrus Bob Utber.

The Ashes 2019 – First Test, Day 1: Celebrating Smith and a history-defining knock

With the First Test now a week away, we reprise Sean Mortell’s review of Steve Smith’s stunning, match-changing innings on Day 1 of the Edgbaston Test of the 2019 Ashes series.

Australia v India – First Test, Day 1: Tight Test cricket

Citrus Bob Utber reports on Day 1 of the Adelaide Test between Australia and India – three sessions of very tight cricket.

Almanac Cricket – Australia v Pakistan: First Test – Performance reflective of the ’06 glory days.

With a dominant innings defeat of Pakistan in the books, in this current side Sean Mortell saw some glimmers of the most recent golden era of Australian cricket under the leadership of Ricky Ponting.

Almanac Cricket – Sheffield Shield Round 2: Are we any the wiser?

Round 2 of the Sheffield Shield season did little to clarify Australia’s First Test team. Based on results so far, Ian Hauser takes a stab at a possible line-up for the Gabba next month.

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 – Fourth Test: Drama, tension, glorious joy

A great victory for the Aussies in the 4th Ashes Test at Old Trafford as reports Sean Mortell.

The Ashes 2019 – Fourth Test Days 1 & 2: Steve and his little mate Marnus

Steve Smith leads the way for Australia as they take command on the first two days of the Fourth Test at Old Trafford in Manchester as Sean Mortell reports.

The Ashes 2019 – Third Test Day 1: Archer blitzes through, unlikely heroes hold firm

Sean Mortell reports on Australia’s disappointing effort with the bat against some excellent fast bowling on Day 1 of the Third Test at Headingley.

The Ashes 2019 – Pick the teams for the Second Test

Let’s keep Roger Lowrey’s Ashes initiative alive by offering up bragging rights to the person who can come closest to naming the teams that will line up for the Second Test at Lord’s – yes, both teams!

Almanac Cricket Competition: Name your First Test team for The Ashes

We’ve had the ‘name the Ashes squad competition’, now we’ve got the ‘name the First Test team’ competition. Roger Lowrey puts it out there to Almanackers to have a go. But be sure to read the fine print – it could make all the difference!

2019 Cricket World Cup – Australia v New Zealand: A hard-fought, well deserved win

‘World Cup clashes with the little cousin are always special.’ There were great expectations as the 2015 finalists confronted each other at Lord’s on Saturday. Sean Mortell tells us the story.

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?

Almanac (Cricket) Reflection: Taking the kid to the Test

Taking his 7 year old son to his first Test match at Manuka reminded Edward P. Olsen of his own experiences of his first Test match. And, the speed of parenthood is also brought clearly home to him as he reflected. Beautiful piece.

Australia v Sri Lanka, Second Test – Day 4: Going through the motions!

Manuka continues to surprise Citrus Bob, its food and eating places please, but will day 4 of the cricket offer any surprises? Unfortunately not as Citrus reports on the demise of the sub-standard Sri Lanka team.

Australia v Sri Lanka, Second Test – Day 3: Citrus turns sour?

Citrus Bob Utber is grumpy, but not really too grumpy. Khawaja and Starc make the slectors’ job even harder as Australia bat the Sri Lankans out of the Test match.

Australia v Sri Lanka, Second Test – Day 2: A smorgasbord!

Citrus Bob is treated to a smorgasbord of brilliant food, and a smorgasbord of runs by the Aussies as he reports on all the action of day 2 at Manuka.

Almanac Cricket: Australia v Sri Lanka – Second Test from Manuka Oval, Canberra

The second Australia v Sri Lanka Test gets underway this morning in Canberra. We give our take on the lead-up to the match and pose a series of questions. Is that a metaphor for this summer of Australian cricket – there are more questions than answers? At no extra cost, we throw in a bit of Latin.