Almanac Cricket: A Final Session with Barry Jarman

Mike Sexton caught up with Barry Jarman three weeks before he died. Barry was in the mood to reminisce. Here are some of Barry’s stories which sit within Mike’s terrific commentary. [Mighty fine piece. Vale Barry Jarman – JTH]

Book review: the Canberra Times on the Jarman and Grout books

With the passing of Barry Jarman, we revisit Peter Crossing’s review of two highly relevant books – one on Jarman, and the other on the man he was understudy to for so long.

Almanac (Cricket) Books: Wally Grout and Barry Jarman

In what is something of a coincidence books about Barry Jarman and Wally Grout have been published in recent weeks.
[This piece was first published in 2012.]

Almanac Obituary: Vale Barry Jarman

Roger Lowrey recalls Barry Jarman who died in Adelaide last week.

Australia’s batsmen can and must bowl

Peter Clark has an ingenious solution for Australia’s bowlers in the upcoming Tests in India. What are your thoughts?

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin, Game 3: Jubilant Queensland (the whole state)

“They won the mental game . They won the physical game. They won the skills game. They passed the magical 50 points mark.” A brilliant reflection on the history of Queensland sport from JJ Leahy, inspired by the magnificent performance of JT, Cam Smith and…well, all of them really.

Gabba Test, Australia v India – Day Three : The Generation Gap

Bob Utber lays claim to being the Almanac’s official ‘Grumpy Old Man’. Why is the Big Bash attracting 30,000 people to the Adelaide Oval, while just 9,000 people turn up to a day’s Test cricket at the Gabba?