The Ashes 2021/22 – First Test Brisbane, Day 4: Australia storm home!

On a day expected to see an enthralling battle, Australia put paid to that story by obliterating England.  The Lion was without both head and a tail as they lost 8/77 in an inglorious collapse after the heroics of yesterday 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.

Almanac Cricket: What is happening with fourth innings in Australia?

Prompted by a tweet from an English statistician, John Butler examines an interesting trend in fourth innings in Australian tests.

Australia v India – Fourth Test, Day 2: Lyon before the storm

Citrus Bob Utber enjoys the ‘Star Wars’ crew as Australian wickets fall and a storm builds in the south-west. [Very Brisbane – Ed]

Australia v India – Second Test Day 2: Rahane’s Timeless Ton

Luke Reynolds had the distinct fortune of attending the MCG for Day 2 with his two boys as Ajinkya Rahane put on a clinic.

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 Teams: Best Australian Nickname XI (ODI)

Here is an Australian XI made up of nicknames (the nicknames cannot include any element of the player’s name).

The 2019-2020 Test Summer: Poor preparation leads to piss-poor performance

“These tales of visiting woe just serve to reinforce that the Australian test summer was really all about us. Which, if we’re being honest, is how we generally like it.” John Butler looks at the test summer that was.

Australia v New Zealand – Third Test: Day 4 at the SCG

Australia wraps up the Third Test with a decisive victory against New Zealand on Day 4 at the SCG.

Australia v New Zealand – Third Test: Day 3 at the SCG

Liam Hauser reports on Day 3 of the Third Test between Australia and New Zealand at the SCG where the Kiwi batsmen got starts but couldn’t go on against the nagging off-spin of Nathan Lyon and the relentless quicks.

Almanac Cricket – (The) Adelaide Oval Test XI: a backhand for (the) Don

Dave Brown continues his excellent series with the ‘Best Australian XI at Adelaide Oval’, both all-time and then solely against Pakistan. For balance, he also includes Pakistan’s best at the same venue.

Grand Final – Richmond v GWS: The yellow of poise, the black of power

Footy Records, the crowded throng, and soaking up the atmosphere were all a part of Sean Mortell’s Grand Final Day.

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: This is where the test comes

Headingley 2019 was ultimately Ben Stokes’ moment. But other moments will present. John Butler hopes the Australians sense the opportunity.

The Ashes 2019 – Third Test, Day 4: Humans, if

Well. Headingley. Heraclitus of Ephesus said that we enter the river as one person and leave it as another. David Wilson sees Day 4 as a celebration of human fallibility.

The Ashes 2019 – Third Test Day 4: Wow!

Ben Stokes shattered the hearts of all Aussies with his history making magnificent innings reports Sean Mortell with his review of Day 4 of the Ashes Test at Headingley.

The Ashes 2019 – Second Test, Day 5: Momentum yo-yos, youth thrills

Sean Mortell reviews Day 5 of the Second Ashes Test at Lord’s, a game the English nearly pinched from the Aussies.

The Ashes 2019 – First Test, Day 5: A sudden end, a lack of fight.

Clinging to their wickets does not seem to be the aggressive Englishmen’s forte writes Sean Mortell who also thinks that this Ashes might offer a vert tight contest.

The Ashes 2019 – First Test, Days 2 and 3: England surge ahead, but don’t consolidate.

Sean Mortell looks back on Days 2 and 3 of the Edgbaston Test.