Almanac Cricket: Australia v India 2020-21 – Fingers crossed for a big pay-off

After an off-season dominated by financial arguments, Australia once again takes on India, Covid-19 allowing. John Butler sets the scene.

Almanac Cricket – Sheffield Shield Round 2: Are we any the wiser?

Round 2 of the Sheffield Shield season did little to clarify Australia’s First Test team. Based on results so far, Ian Hauser takes a stab at a possible line-up for the Gabba next month.

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: Australia v Sri Lanka – Second Test from Manuka Oval, Canberra

The second Australia v Sri Lanka Test gets underway this morning in Canberra. We give our take on the lead-up to the match and pose a series of questions. Is that a metaphor for this summer of Australian cricket – there are more questions than answers? At no extra cost, we throw in a bit of Latin.

Almanac Cricket: Australia v Sri Lanka, First Test – does anyone care?

The silence is deafening at the Editor’s desk as we head into Day 1 of the First Test v Sri Lanka at the Gabba. Does anyone really care? Is there a scribe who will be our eyes, ears and analyst in the coming days? ((Or is this where cricket is at in Australia today?)

A day in the life of Australian cricket

17 October 2018 – just another day in the life of Australian cricket. What did it tell us? Here are a few thoughts.