The Ashes 2017/18 – First Test, The Gabba: Call For Writers

Gabba Test 2017/18. Australia v England.

This is an invitation for writers of Test cricket; all styles, all ages; to submit their observations and thoughts on the Brisbane Test. All welcome.

Nominate any day or days in the comments below to assist in covering each day of the Gabba Test at the Footy Almanac. Surprise entries are always very welcome.

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Nominations so far

Day 1, Thursday 23 November:

Day 2, Friday 24 November:

Day 3, Saturday 25 November:

Day 4, Sunday 26 November:

Day 5, Monday 27 November:


  1. Day 1. Probably others.

  2. Thanks JB.

    I’m thinking the Australian attack looks very good, but the batting seems fragile.

    It’s, yet again, a David Warner gamble.

  3. By the way, I’m happy to fit in around the preferences of other writers.

  4. Mick Jeffrey says

    Day 2 or 3 for me please

  5. I would nominate but I suspect that being there with half my cricket club from North Queensland, I won’t know the keyboard from the screen by stumps each day. If, however, a sense of restraint emerges I will submit something for the fourth or fifth day.

  6. I’d suggest looking to Hunter S. Thompson for inspiration and going gonzo, Pat. Could be far more amusing than your every day report.

  7. Day 4

  8. Hopefully just depends re work

  9. Thanks for organising this.
    I can’t nominate a day – but I remain hopeful of contributing something.

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