Almanac Cricket: Red cards and faces in cricket

What are cricket administrators doing? Neil Drysdale is bewildered by a discussion on the red card when there are far more pressing matters especially for emerging Test nations.

Almanac Cricket: How do the minnows grow?

Neil Drysdale looks at the cricket pond in which the Scottish minnow swims. What is the future of the smaller cricketing nations? And what place the Intercontinental Cup?

When Scotland Defeated Australia. At Cricket.

While the Scots have never beaten the All Blacks or the Brazilian soccer team, they have recorded a win over the Australian cricket team. In 1882. Neil Drysdale explains.

A Scottish Test XI

In response to a question resulting from his excellent Bradman in Aberdeen article, Neil Drysdale selects a Scottish Test XI. Some very interesting names are included.

Afghanistan: making us think about cricket

Max Wiggins (aged 15) tells the story of Afghanistan’s first victory in the ICC World Cup, placing the moment in its broader historical and social context. [Max has researched and written this story while on work experience at Almanac headquarters. His second piece will be published on Friday – JTH]