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 – Second Test, Day 3: Unbeatable lead set up

Australia is in a commanding position on Day 3 at the MCG in the Second Test between Australia v New Zealand reports Citrus Bob Utber.

Almanac Cricket – The all-time Australian men’s MCG XI: dodging the snorefest

It’s one thing to get the runs on the board on a flat deck, quite another when the game is in the balance. Dave Brown looks at the best men’s performances at the MCG over the years

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ashes 2019 – Third Test Days 2 and 3: Aussies fire ahead, but England give themselves a wild shot at it

England give themselves a chance in the Third Test at Headingley as they fight their way back into the match on day 3 reports Sean Mortell.

The Ashes 2019 – Second Test, Lord’s: Life (and Death)

Jofra Archer’s vicious bouncer that struck Steve Smith has produced a great deal of comment. Bernard Whimpress presents his thoughts about the act that has livened up the Ashes Series.

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!

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 – Lillee v Cummins: the competition no one needs to have

Dave Brown crunches the numbers on a question there’s no need to ask but gets asked anyway

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 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.

Australia v Sri Lanka, First Test – Day 1: Australia in another league

Citrus Bob watching the Test in comfort at home with the weather temperature outside a mild 46 degrees is glad he took this option. From what he has seen in the first day’s play the “ordinary” Australian team is miles ahead of their opposition as he reports.

 

Australia v India – Sydney, Day 4: A Waste!

Day 4 at the cricket proved to be very frustrating as Citrus Bob reports.

Growing Old Gracefully – what’s that all about!

Growing Old Gracefully may be a euphemism, with the connotation “Showing signs of ageing, but still powering forward with life” being a positive one, but at times Jan Courtin simply refuses to believe that a mere statistic, telling her the number of years that she’s been around, matters at all! It doesn’t!

Australia v India – Sydney, Day 3: Pink Day at SCG

Citrus Bob was resplendent in pink at the SCG as he reports on today’s play and the Aussies’ ever dwindling fortunes.