Almanac Cricket: A Feast of Cricket in India

Cricket, India and artist John Campbell make for a compelling palette to draw in the sports-lover, the eye and the taste buds. It’s all here in one enchanting story.

Almanac Flashback – #putoutyourbats

Edward P Olsen reprises his thoughts about the tragedy of Phillip Hughes on the fifth anniversary of his death.

Almanac History – November 27 is quite a day in the calendar of sport and music

The Almanac takes you down Memory Lane to see what happened in the worlds of cricket and rock music on this date. It’s a journey from bright lights to mayhem.

Almanac Cricket: Memories of Australia v Pakistan Tests

A few years ago, Peter Clark provided this commentary on Australia v Pakistan Test encounters. With this summer’s First Test not too far away, let’s revisit Peter’s piece and enjoy his emotions ranging across humour, dismay, doubt, surprise and disgust. What will the 2019 series deliver?

The Hughes inquest: assessing the risks.

Michael Viljoen considers the place of risk, danger, fear, intimidation, courage and other elements of existence in assessing the inquest into the tragic death of Phillip Hughes.

Some thoughts on a Summer of Cricket

And so the long summer of cricket is over. Yvette Wroby takes a compassionate and learned look back on key moments and major players.

SCG Test, Australia v India – Day One: Doing Multi-tasks on Tuesday

Yoshi is proof that once you fall under the spell of Test cricket, it is all-consuming. A doctor’s appointment, some physiotherapy and job hunting couldn’t stop Imagawa-san from keeping an eye on events at the SCG.

Adelaide Test, Australia v India – Day Five: All In All – Musings About This Last Week of Cricket and Life

Yvette has been captured by cricket: the game, the sad passing of Philip Hughes, and this particular Test match. She has been observing what’s happening while reading John Harms’s Confessions of a Thirteenth Man.

Adelaide Test, Australia v India – Day One: Tributes

There’s light at the end of a very dark tunnel for cricket lover Luke Reynolds

Adelaide Test, Australia v India – Day One : Warner Reigns Supreme

“Warner Reigns Supreme” says Bob Utber – all round sporting tragic – with more miles on the clock between Mildura, Melbourne and Adelaide than TNT Transport. “No dark clothes here, it was the day for creams”.

Now I Know… Cricket Positions for Nannas and A Few Thoughts

Yvette Wroby makes a commitment to better understand Cricket, and, like everyone else who loves the game, Phillip Hughes will be foremost in her mind today.

The Day Before Phillip Hughes Walked Out to Bat for the Last Time

Anthony Thomas shares his deeply moving account of the passing of Phil Hughes and then his own father.

To Bounce, or Not To Bounce…

In the wake of the Phillip Hughes tragedy, Gideon Haigh raised some interesting points about technique and asks if we’ve become too complacent when it comes to batting safety.

Shock losses never leave us

Jeff Dowsing on the passing of Phillip Hughes and death in sport.