Australia v India – Perth, Day 3: Brilliant contest

Citrus Bob is captivated by another superb day of Test cricket as the Indians do the best they can to get back into the contest. And should Virat Kohli’s masterful innings have been ended as it was?

Australia v India – Perth, Day 2: Tension in The Ark

Cirus Bob Utber makes his way to The Ark. He describes a brilliant, even day of test cricket, where the Indian skipper led the fightback.

Australia v India – Adelaide, Day 5: Pessimistic Optimism

Sean Mortell is expectant and more than a little nervous as he takes his position in front of the TV. He sees the Australians put up a super fight but the Indians claim victory.

Australia v India – Adelaide, Day 3: Can’t you hear the thunder?

Some nice weather-cricket writing from Mark Duffett in the Riverbank Stand (a good view out onto the weather sector) as the Australians fall and the Indians grind in the face of some tidy bowling. [Nice piece – JTH]

Australia v India – Adelaide, Day 1: Dogged Pujara saves sloppy India

Cheteshwar Pujara saved his side from embarrassment, as India struggled against an impressive Australian first day effort. John Butler reports.

Australia v India – Adelaide, Day 1: A genuine struggle

Although it was a long road from Mildura at 4am this morning for Citrus Bob, the excitement of the Test series against India made the trip a treat. He presents his report of the first day’s play.

Almanac Cricket: An Australian side from L

Glen! is on the (cricket) ball early today starting a run of themed cricket teams. He begins with a team of Ls to mark the debut of Marnus Labuschagne. One selection might send you scurrying to your Wisden.

Almanac Cricket: The Real 2017 Men’s Team of the Year

Dave Brown says, ‘Picking a “best of” team in cricket is great fun – particularly if you like disappointing everyone. But if you can’t disappoint everyone every now and again what, precisely, is the point of living?’
So here are his picks based on the numbers – what do you think?

The Ashes: Citrus Bob Sums Up The Ashes

After bringing us the action all summer, Citrus Bob wraps up The Ashes of 2017/18. With player rankings and a look towards South Africa tour. [Thank you Citrus Bob for your tremendous Test cricket coverage – Ed].

The Ashes – 5th Test: Aussies Dominate and Destroy England

Malcolm Ashwood reviews the 5th Test and the series, plus asks who do you have in your squad for the Test series in South Africa?

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.)

The Ashes – Adelaide Test: Aussies one hand on the urn

Rulebook hands out the brickbats and bouquets from the Adelaide Oval test. Does anyone do social test cricket better than Adelaide?

The Ashes – Second Test, Day 3: Nothing ever happens in Adelaide on a Monday

Dave Brown hails the return of Jimmy Anderson and the Ashes contest on an anything but typical Adelaide Monday night

The Ashes – First Test, Days 4 and 5: If

Test Match cricket is a game of “Ifs”. The Brisbane Test was no exception.

The Ashes – First Test: England fade away, Australia left in charge.

Rulebook gives a clear and concise summary of the First Test at the Gabba, and asks what the rising Australian performance, and the English fizzle out, mean for the rest of the Summer. He’s looking for your thoughts too. And he pays tribute to the memory of Phil Hughes with Darren Berry’s tribute.

The Ashes – First Test, Day 1: Opening sparring leaves honours even

We have a contest on our hands, writes John Butler. The inexperienced English batsmen were up for the fight as the Australian bowlers were challenged by a slower wicket than they’d expected (than everyone had expected), but fought back in the final (extended) session.

The Ashes – First Test, Day 1: Is this the new Brisbane?

Hot off the press – Citrus Bob’s report from Day 1 at the Gabba

Almanac Cricket: Picking Australia’s Best Ashes XI

Daniel Saunders selects his Australian XI for the 1st Test. Do you agree with him?
Add your team in the comments.

Raving Rulebook No 5

Rulebook’s take on week one of the finals, including that Shuey free, as well as his thoughts on the 2nd Test in Chittagong. All brought to you from the Coopers box at The Parade.

Bangladesh v Australia – 1st Test, Day 1: More Subcontinental Blues For Warner

Luke Reynolds reports on an engrossing first day of the Bangladesh v Australia Test in Mirpur.