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Jarrod Kimber

When he was a knee high to an off spinner, Jarrod's parents could not afford a junior cricket bat, so his fathers team mates cut a broken bat in half and gave it to him. Through childhood he carried that bat everywhere. Some say if you look at him today he still carries that bat with him, metaphorically speaking, not on the tram (or the tube). On the field he was a leg spinning all rounder, his major skills in cricket revolved around fielding, sledging and captaining, which didn't help at the selection tables. He once saw one player try to stab another with a stump. He once opened the bowling with two spinners, (Martin Crowe like), him and his mate got spanked. As well as cricket has he dabbled in film making and is currently making some sort of living out of cricket writing. His proudest moment is waking up Adam Gilchrist accidentally on a plane, and a documentary where you can see inside a guys asshole. He hopes, but does not really care, that you like his blogs.

Pakistan win, barely

Pakistan win, barely

The Yorkshire officials gracefully changed the ticket price to 5 quid for the last day, slashing 25 quid off the price.  Unless I am wrong I’d say that in Australia they’d have just made the day’s play free.  But there were a few who took up the offer to watch Pakistan calmly pick up the […]

Recap of day Three From Headingley

Recap of day Three From Headingley

Australia They might be about to draw a series they would have marked down as a win, but they got to see Smith unleashed and can now get rid of North with no heavy conscience.  Also Douggie finally got it right.  Better late than never. Pakistan In the field had plenty of their old problems.  […]

Pakistan skips to victory and then trips

Pakistan skips to victory and then trips

Australia 88 & 349 (Clarke 77, Smith 77, Ponting 66, Amir 4/86) Vs Pakistan 258 & 3/140 (Farhat 67, Ali 47*, Bollinger 2/47) Half an hour before the close of play, Pakistan were cruising to victory in a very un-Pakistani way against Australia’s largely lifeless bowling line up.  Imran Farhat and Ahzar Ali – in just […]

A recap of day two

A recap of day two

Australia Their front line bowlers were pathetic; their back up bowler saved their ass.  Then the ball stopped swinging and they eased the ball around the poorly throughout field. Pakistan Didn’t make enough of their great position with the bat, and yet again let Shane Watson get to them.  Once Australia got on top they […]

Shane Watson Saves

Shane Watson Saves

Australia 88 & 2/136 (Ponting 61*) V Pakistan 258 (Butt 45, Watson 6/33) If Shane Watson had a big ego before today’s play, then now it must be the size of the moon. With the main Australian attack struggling, bumbling and fumbling their way with two wickets – one extremely lucky – he was brought […]

A recap of Day One a Headingley

A recap of Day One a Headingley

Australia Have had slightly better days. Pakistan Losing the toss in this test might be the greatest thing to happen to Pakistan cricket since the invention of the wrong’un.  Only need one good session in the morning and they are off and racing. Can Australia win Sadly, yes.  In some ways an Australian win would […]

Australia crumble on day one

Australia crumble on day one

Australia 88 (Paine 17, Amir 3/20, Asif 3/30) Pakistan 3/148 (Butt, 45, Farhat 43, Watson 2/12) Australia usually play swing bowling a bit like a boy who is running from a girl afraid he will get cooties.  Today they played it like they were running from the boogie monster.  Before lunch their innings was in […]

Australia beat Pakistan

Australia beat Pakistan

Australia 253 & 334 beat Pakistan 148 & 289 (Butt 92, North 6/55, Smith 3/51) Marcus North had 6 test wickets in total coming into today.  While he had earned them, it was also an accurate gauge of how good he had bowled in test cricket so far.  He now has 12 wickets.  When he came […]

Recap of day 3 at Lord's

Recap of day 3 at Lord's

Australia The sort of professional performance you would expect from a bunch of well trained athletes, kind of boring.  The batting wasn’t great, but it was effective.  Bowling was less so, but they’d have to collapse into mental bowls of tomato soup to lose. Pakistan Without the clouds gone they seemed to lack the sexual […]

Pakistan start the chase

Pakistan start the chase

Australia 253 & 334 (Katich 83, Hilfenhaus 56*, Paine 47, Gul 4/61) Pakistan 148 & 114/1 (Butt 58*) It was a day of firsts at Lord’s. Steven Smith’s first test wicket, Ben Hiflenhaus’ first test 50 and Tim Paine’s first test 47. Although, some things stay the same. Simon Katich made ana predictable score, Marcus […]