Almanac Cricket: 36 into 11 won’t go

After seeing Australia select 36 players for two separate tours in the coming months, Citrus Bob has his (rather outraged) say on the decision to enlist so many troops.

Almanac Cricket: Hobart Hurricanes – a BBL07 review

It was close but no cigar for the Hobart Hurricanes in BBL07. Thommo3 gives his review of the Hurricanes’ season from his bottom of the ladder predictions to being final contenders.

Thinking about cricket

Damien Morgan reflects on life-changing cricket experiences over the years. From the 1975 Ashes to experiencing BBL for the first time in 2017.

Test Cricket and T20: they’re family

‘You can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family’: Cricket is family to Pete, and it’s as much of an obligation as it is love.

Almanac Cricket – One Crowded Summer: T20 is king

We all know that T20 is king. When it comes to scheduling, actions speak louder than words – but what does this mean for competing forms of “cricket”? David Wilson’s reading of the schedule shows that interesting complications are just around the corner.

T20 has transformed Cricket and not for the better

Neil Drysdale is not a fan of T20 Cricket and the climate it creates.

Crio’s Question: Is T20 good for the game?

Crio has spotted a truism developing and throws us this one to consider. Is T20 really good for the game?

T20 eroding Test skills

There’s been a gnawing feeling amongst cricket fans that the prevalence of T20 cricket has eroded our team’s skills at the longer form of the game though we’ve not really ever quantified it. Brutas Mudcake delves deeper and believes the man on the street is right.

T20: Strike that in the diary

Home for Christmas, Lachlan Waterman couldn’t get through the Clarrie Grimmett Gates quick enough. Adelaide v Melbourne, Strikers v Stars, Tait v Hodge, good v evil.

First Test – Day 1:The post-Ponting era

Many questions about Australia’s top 4 remain unanswered, says Luke Reynolds.

Crio’s Question: Bending the rules

Crio wants to know what rule change in any code would make your sporting life better in 2013.

What to do with Watson?

Shane Watson is out injured on the eve of a big Test series. Again. Luke Reynolds has the answer.

A T20 match with relevance

by Brendan McArdle As a general rule the conservatives among us take a bit of convincing about the significance or otherwise of two T20 matches played immediately before a five match ODI series with three Test matches to follow. But without doubt the second of the Sri Lanka – Australia matches played on Monday was as exciting [Read more]

Australia-Sri Lanka preview

After all the negative talk about what’s happened in the recent past, all the controversy over selection, and all the speculation about the outcome of CA’s review, the Aussies are back into action from tonight in Sri Lanka. Two T20s precede a five match ODI series, and there’ll be a lot of players looking to [Read more]