Almanac Cricket: Marnus and the Nightwatchman

Some Marnus musings from Peter Crossing; he draws on science fiction and ‘mystic’ movements to help explain this talented cricketer.

The Ashes 2021/22 – Second Test, Adelaide Day 2: It’s becoming embarrassing for England!

It’s not quite embarrassing for England yet but it’s not far away according to Citrus Bob Utber as he reports on Day 2 of the Ashes Test in Adelaide.

The Ashes 2019 – First Test, Day 1: Celebrating Smith and a history-defining knock

With the First Test now a week away, we reprise Sean Mortell’s review of Steve Smith’s stunning, match-changing innings on Day 1 of the Edgbaston Test of the 2019 Ashes series.

Almanac Cricket: Painful end for captain who did a lot right

The punishment doesn’t fit the offence for the cricketer who fell on his sword, writes RON REED.

Almanac Comment: When superstitions evolve

Greg Andrew sets out to help us understand the difference between mannerisms and superstitions on the one hand and OCD and ADD on the other. Think about it before you next watch Rafa, Steve Smith or The Marn.

Australia v India – Second Test Day 3: India close on a remarkable revival

The Steve Smith symphony is out of tune, and it is leaving Australia’s batting badly exposed. John Butler reports on Day 3 at the MCG, as India closed on a series levelling victory.

Australia v India – First Test, Day 2: Another tough day

Citrus Bob Utber loves Test cricket and he enjoyed another gripping battle throughout Day 2 at the Adelaide Oval as the Indians fought back with the ball to poke their noses in front.

Almanac Cricket: ‘The Comeback Summer’ by Geoff Lemon

Geoff Lemon has a new cricket book coming out soon. Here are some advance details.

What is better for captaincy: confidence or arrogance? Or a bit of both?

Whiling his time away in the Arctic, Richard Marlow read Eddie Jones’ autobiography and contemplated the qualities of the various Australian cricket captains of the past 60 years. See if you agree with his appraisals.

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.

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

Australia v Pakistan – Second Test, Day 2 at Adelaide

Phil Hill reflects upon his old cricketing mate Neville Turner, ands wishes he could have been with him during the second day’s play at the Adelaide Oval to witness history making cricket. Neville would have enjoyed chatting about the day’s proceedings muses Phil.

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.

Almanac Cricket – A comeback for the Sheffield Shield?

What did we learn from the first Round of the Marsh Sheffield Shield competition last weekend? Ian Hauser found that it left him with more questions than answers.

Almanac Cricket – Marsh Sheffield Shield 2019-20 Season Starts Today

The domestic cricket first class season gets underway today with Round 1 of the Marsh Sheffield Shield competition featuring all six States in action. Familiarise yourself with the season’s Shield and Test match schedules.

The Ashes 2019 – Fifth Test: The Australian performance we expected, but barely got

With the 5th and final Test in the books, Sean Mortell gives us his overview of the last chapter of an interesting Ashes.

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, Day 4: A Question of Balance: On Bradman and Smith.

Historian and writer Bernard Whimpress can only take so much Steve Smith. He explains why.