NOVEMBER 04, 2013

Welcome back, Jesse

Jarrod Kimber: Billions of one-day runs and administrative goof-ups getting you down? Big J comes to warm the cockles of your heart
"So Atlas Shrugged is about a treasure map?" © Getty Images
OCTOBER 27, 2013


Jarrod Kimber: This week we look at trouser-related crimes, administrator spats, and everything that's dominated by Indians
OCTOBER 13, 2013

Sachin special supplement

Jarrod Kimber: Where you only get the biggest news of the era
OCTOBER 06, 2013

The ICC fails to beat Afghanistan

Jarrod Kimber: Mean cricket administrators make the best soap operas, don't they?
SEPTEMBER 29, 2013

Cricket fixes Twitter problems

Jarrod Kimber: Cricket administrators turn into suited crusaders, and Mike Hussey and Andrew Strauss reveal some drama
SEPTEMBER 22, 2013

Croc, pus, ambassador

Jarrod Kimber: No really, there is some cricket news in there too
SEPTEMBER 15, 2013

It's Misbah's fault

Jarrod Kimber: Bopara can't get the time of day right on a quiz show, the BCCI hates Lorgat, Clint McKay has taken a hat-trick - one man is to blame for it all
AUGUST 28, 2013

Indian cricket

Sachin, Yuvraj and Sehwag as siblings

Where would you find Steve Waugh and Matthew Hayden rubbing shoulders every day - on the field and off it - with Sehwag, Sachin and Yuvraj? In Thangachimadam village, about 550 km from Chennai, whose good folk have reflected their passion for cricket by naming their children after their favourite players. "In a recent cricket match, I hit a sixer off the last ball when we needed just one run to win," Steve Waugh, a class eight student, told Times of India.

Sehwag, Sachin and Yuvraj are siblings named by their father George after his favourite cricketers. "Everyone in the village and in the school knows my sons only by these names," said George.

Not just cricket, the net's been cast farther to WWE as well. "When my nephew was born a year ago, I suggested he be named after Irish wrestler Sheamus," Castober, a 20-year old from the village, said. "My brother-in-law is very pleased with the name." Sheamus will have Big Show for company.

Names, though, are no guarantee of sporting excellence. Sachin, for example, has showed zero interest in cricket. "I hope Sehwag and Yuvraj will not disappoint me," their father says. Big Show has similar news: "I don't know whether it is because of my name, but I am not good at cricket like my friends Steve Waugh and Hayden."

MAY 18, 2013

Fixing old farts

Jarrod Kimber: Bookies text, Warner rages, Pathan kicks, a political party moralises, Zimbabwe's coach pushes, and Glenn Maxwell remains awesome
MAY 04, 2013

A matter of good hair

Jarrod Kimber: Luscious locks have been sported by many great fast bowlers, but do you need them to be a talented quick?
APRIL 27, 2013

Cricket, LA Times style

Jarrod Kimber: Gayle is immortalised by Americans, a birthday is celebrated, a pitch is attacked, and MS Dhoni is unnecessarily compared to Michael Jordan in this week's News Hurl
APRIL 20, 2013

Dickie's XI, and Sachin's exit

Jarrod Kimber: This week's News Hurl features reactions to the English umpire's XI, Gloucestershire district Lady Taverners' indoor Under-15 girls tournament, and Shane Watson's public statements
APRIL 06, 2013

Badgers stop play, Pitbull starts it

Jarrod Kimber: This week's News Hurl features good news for Jesse Ryder, Jasprit Bumrah and the president of the Sri Lankan Ports Authority Cricket Club, bad news for James Pattinson and Rickmansworth Cricket Club, and the lyrics of an IPL showman
MARCH 02, 2013

A World Cricket Committee review

Jarrod Kimber: Jarrod Kimber reviews the latest findings from MCC's World Cricket Committee
FEBRUARY 23, 2013

Batman smashes batsman

Jarrod Kimber: Caleb Martin knows his cricket. Why else would the NZC ask him to toss the coin in the second ODI between New Zealand and England?
FEBRUARY 16, 2013

The Jim ban

Jarrod Kimber: Jesse Ryder is back. This week he hit the winning runs for the blackcaps (BLACKCAPS) in a backyard cricket game for some TV show I have unsurprisingly never heard of
FEBRUARY 09, 2013

Swollen fatherhood

Jarrod Kimber: The IPL tried to put a price tag on the priceless this week. Only $260,000 for Jesse Ryder? His wrists are worth more than that on their own
FEBRUARY 02, 2013

Meeting cricket's power couple

Jarrod Kimber: There was probably a time last weekend when you started crying uncontrollably; you didn't know why, it just hit you
JANUARY 26, 2013

Magic Rain Stops Play

Jarrod Kimber: Sure it was only a pointless three-match ODI series against a team missing Philander, Amla, De Villiers and Steyn
JANUARY 18, 2013

Bailey's Burgers Are Better

Jarrod Kimber: This week Jesse Ryder made the news not just for his mega-wicked 46 from 17 balls and two wickets that put Wellington into the final of some tournament, but because he may be back