The Ashes 2015 – First Test, Day 2: Strong starts, weak finishes.

The Poms win the second day and Bob Utber is disappointed with the ill-disciplined Australian batsmen. He also leaves the pasties alone.

The Ashes 2015 – First Test, Day 2: Moving Day: Shane Watson versus England (and the Australian public)

Cricket Froth believes day three at Sophia Gardens is a genuine moment of truth for Shane Watson.

The Ashes 2015 – First Test, Day 2: If I Have A Son I Might Just Call Him Devereux…or Shane

MV Younger reviews the second day’s play of the First Test, which he thinks could have belonged to Steve Smith.

Almanac Cricket – Fractious Divisions: Selecting the First Ashes Test XI

The 2015 Ashes series kicks off in Cardiff in just under three weeks time. Following a rout of the Windies in the Caribbean, the make up of our Ashes side presents selectors with some healthy dilemmas. Our good friend Cricket Froth selects his test XI.

Australia in West Indies 2015 and what to do about England: Wonderland

So many stories… with the Australians conquering the Windies, we look on towards the looming Ashes series – but who of the current squad will only look on?

The Ballad of Watto

Set to the tune of the Australian Crawl classic ‘Errol’, The Ballad of Shane Watson; in which Luke Reynolds presents a portrait of Australian cricket’s most vexing selection versus performance dilemma.

ICC World Cup 2015 – New Zealand v Australia : “You’re Worse than England!”

It was a pretty special day at Eden Park, Auckland on Saturday… if you’re a Black Caps fan, that is. The ICC World Cup match between New Zealand and Australia had a classic finish. Peter Cresswell provides a much-needed Kiwi perspective of the match.

SCG Test, Australia v India – Day Five: Until We Meet Again..

From the solemnity of Adelaide to the grind of the SCG, Citrus Bob Utber has been there for every step of the 2014-2015 Indian tour of Australia. In his final report on the Test series, Bob settles in for what promises to be an exciting final day.

SCG Test, Australia v India – Day One: Test cricket with an ocean view!

Summer traditions blend by the ocean for Jill Scanlon as she combines her love of the beach and her love of cricket.

MCG Test, Australia v India: Day Three – The struggle (within, without)

A solitary ERegnans takes in Day 3 at the MCG and muses on life, cricket, arrogance and all that stuff.

MCG Test, Australia v India – Day One: Ode to an enigma

Andy Frame finds his inner bass-baritone voice with this Johnny Cash Boxing Day tribute to SR Watson.

Adelaide Test, Australia v India – Day Two: Mitch Johnson’s Moustache Releases Album of Boney M Covers

With access to Channel Nine’s pictures and England’s SkyTV commentary for the Australia V India Test series, have Mickey Randall and Singaporean cricket fans got it too good (with bonus points for references to Tintin, pixelated ‘Escape to the Country’ cleavage and An American Werewolf in London in the same piece)?

Melbourne Test – Day 4: The Watson Irritation

Smokie Dawson has an itch.

Perth Test – Day 4: The Return of the Urn

Australians all let us rejoice, the urn is coming back. Some wonderful hitting by Watson and Bailey has Luke Reynolds in a very positive frame of mind.

Ashes Test – Day 4: Watto!

Invers calls for Almanacker’s retractions and praise for the dazzling century by ‘our man’ Watto.

2nd Test, Adelaide, Day 3: Shane Watson is a complete idiot

Sean Curtain’s title is self evident. Need we say more?

Watto’s Almanac

Peter Baulderstone wants to send Watto a ‘special’ copy of the new Almanac book. Harms wants to send him an invoice for $30 + Day One Gabba admission price.

Fifth Test – Day 2: Smith stands up in swinging London as the Poms scrap to stay in the match

Smith puts Australia in a good position but the story of the second innings is the wasting by Australia of the new ball. The visitors are playing with intent to win but there are three days ahead and twenty wickets remain to be taken.

Fifth Test – Day 1: Watson takes chance, will Smith take his?

Smith has batted well for his 66, huge opportunity for him on Day 2 to go on and get a really big score instead of getting out after doing the hard work like he seems to do.

Visiting Lord’s: Captain Clarke, Watto the rotten apple, and other reflections

Gareth Andrews reflects on the sights and sounds of Lord’s and a lamentable team performance.