Graeme Watson (Don’t leave it too late)

John Gordon remembers the late Graeme Watson, who was a big early influence during his teenage years in Perth.

Almanac Cricket History – Australia v New Zealand at Perth

Australia and New Zealand have clashed in Perth seven times over the past forty years. With the next encounter looming, Ian Hauser looks back over Australia v New Zealand Tests played in the West.

Almanac Cricket- Back to the Tests

Les Everett explains his return to watching Test cricket live.

Almanac Music – Stereo Stories: Daryl Braithwaite batting. Rick Kane bowling.

When Rick Kane was 13 he was part of the Norm O’Neil Cricket Coaching Clinic at the WACA. One Saturday morning training was cut short because a touring pop group had arrived.

The Ashes – Third Test: The Urn Returns!

Malcolm Ashwood would only be happier with Australia’s Ashes win if Chadd Sayers and Callum Ferguson were in the team. Here is his review of the Third Test at the WACA Ground.

Almanac Teams – The (ultimate) Ultimate WACA Ashes performers

As we head to the WACA one last time for the Ashes, who has put together the best performances at the ground? Warning: may contain traces of 2006 Adam Gilchrist

The Ashes 2017/18 – Third Test, the WACA: Call For Writers

We’re looking for writers to help us cover the third Ashes Test in Perth, which will be the final Test at the WACA. Let us know in the comments

Almanac Cricket: Making sense of a second SCG Test

Dave Brown analyses the Sydney push for a second SCG Test.

Blind, Deaf and Clueless: Why Australia Lost the Test

Phil Hill turns to the Laws of the game to explain why Australia lost in Perth. It appears South Africa got the Rabada green

Caught Lillee Bowled Marsh

Rod Marsh bowling at the WACA with Dennis Lillee keeping? Damian Balassone faces up to this reverse combination in his latest short poetry piece.

Australia v South Africa – Perth Test Day 5: Blockheads of colour-by-number d.by Impressionists

E. regnans has recorded an Australian pub conversation from somewhere, anywhere, maybe everywhere. It seems cricket, Test cricket and the approach of senior cricket officials is the talk of the sporting world at the moment. It certainly is in this pub. [Much to consider here – JTH]

Australia v South Africa – Perth Test Day 5: Next gen destroy Aussies

Pat White suggests that a young South Africa, featuring Kagiso Rabada, have raised a two clear points with their stoic and skilful win in Perth.

Australia v South Africa – Perth Test Day 4: At the WACA

Citrus Bob writes on a wonderful day of grinding cricket from South Africa – missing Dale Steyn and aiming to build an impenetrable lead – at the WACA.

Australia v South Africa – Perth Test Day 4: Where’s the moustache?

Paddy Grindlay is a frustrated young Australian cricket fan. He’s resorted to YouTube highlights of Mitch Johnson. [You should try Lillee and Thommo as well Paddy – Ed]

Australia v South Africa – Perth Test Day 3: The constipation of over-thinking and the lunacy of under-thinking

An example of ludicrous over-thinking. And an example of under-thinking. Discuss.

Australia v South Africa – Perth Test Day 3: Belief?

After a long day in the field, Smokie wonders whether the Australian players truly believe they can win

Australia v South Africa – Perth Test Day 3: Chairs, umbrellas and delicates who don the cap

On a hot day when the bowlers were under pressure, drinks break was illustrative. The Australians laboured; the Proteas carved. The Australians will do well to save this Test. Citrus Bob Utber wipes the sweat from his brow.

Australia v South Africa: Perth Test Day 2 – Test Cricket is Alive and Well

Cirus Bob reports in from the WACA on a day where the Aussie team continued to puzzle.

Australia v South Africa – Perth Test: Saffas slow out of the blocks

John Butler’s view on the first day of the Perth Test, where lack of resolve and test cricket nous has left South Africa in a bit of a hole.

Australia v South Africa – Perth Test: Day One at the WACA

Citrus Bob Utber casts off his Craig Bellamyness and takes control of the WACA press box from where he reports on Australia’s excellent opening day of the summer.