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One half of The Two Chucks, and the mind responsible for cricketwithballs.com
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South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Centurion, 4th day

Standing in the shadows of giants

Feb 15, 2014: Without the coach who took them to No. 1 and the allrounder who made them great, South Africa are trying to surf into a tidal wave

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South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Centurion, 1st day

More bust than boom

Feb 12, 2014: Proper cricket fans would have enjoyed Shaun Marsh's doggedness and Steven Smith's strokeplay - pity there were too few in the ground

Jarrod Kimber in Centurion

Tell the administrators you're watching them

Jan 18, 2014: International cricket's top three seem to be planning a hostile takeover of the game. Do you want to stop them?

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The Ashes 2013-14

England's road to hell

Jan 5, 2014: At the end, as their coach vowed to get more intense and controlling, England's players drifted round the SCG like broken machines

Jarrod Kimber at the SCG

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 1st day

Trying to turn six into No. 1

Jan 3, 2014: Australia's top order has been bailed out time and again by Brad Haddin - but they will need to do better if they are going to top the rankings

Jarrod Kimber at the SCG

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 4th day

Where it all didn't go wrong for Australia

Dec 29, 2013: So much has clicked for Michael Clarke and his players, even on the occasions when things briefly looked like they might go right for England instead

Jarrod Kimber at the MCG

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 5th day

All calm in Johnson's slipstream

Dec 9, 2013: Somehow, in 88 days, the Ashes flipped around. Even the Barmy Army's Mitchell Johnson song doesn't make sense any more

Jarrod Kimber at Adelaide Oval

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 4th day

Mighty young Joe

Dec 8, 2013: He stood up to Mitchell Johnson and showed the fight England and their fans needed. Joe Root was the boy who wouldn't back down

Jarrod Kimber at Adelaide Oval

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 3rd day

From outcast to beast

Dec 7, 2013: Mitchell Johnson may not be a gigantic, horned, fire-breathing dragon with seven heads - but he could not have done much more damage if he were

Jarrod Kimber at Adelaide Oval

Lost white hope

Sep 7, 2013: Once Australia's next big thing, Cameron White finds his international career more or less done and dusted, and with no takers for his main suit, captaincy

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England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 5th day

Light fades on Oval party

Aug 25, 2013: It was a celebration of England. A celebration for Test cricket. It was loud. It was fun. It was nonsensical.

Jarrod Kimber at The Oval

The Investec Ashes 2013

Australia's era of decline

Aug 24, 2013: Fundamental issues remain with how the game is run in Australia, although the country's sporting problems are not restricted to cricket

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England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 1st day

Australia celebrate Shane Watson Day

Aug 21, 2013: Shane Watson has appeared in several guises as an Australia player - they need him to stick with this one

Jarrod Kimber at The Oval

England v Australia, 4th Investec Ashes Test, Durham, 3rd day

English ascendency not going to plan

Aug 11, 2013: Their top three are having the kind of series that usually sees England lose - and yet they are winning

Jarrod Kimber at Chester-le-Street

England v Australia, 4th Investec Ashes Test, Durham, 2nd day

Rogers waits no more

Aug 10, 2013: The 19 balls that Chris Rogers spent on 96 felt almost as long as the 35 years and 344 days he had to wait to become a Test centurion

Jarrod Kimber at Chester-le-Street

Eng v Aus, 4th Investec Test, Chester-le-Street, 1st day

Please, Australia, stop searching for the saviour

Aug 9, 2013: Nathan Lyon is not the saviour of Australia cricket but he is a very solid offspinner who should not have been dropped. It is time to stop searching for something that doesn't exist and trust what does

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England v Australia, 3rd Investec Test, Old Trafford, 3rd day

Nathan, meet Kevin

Aug 3, 2013: Nathan Lyon stayed relatively cool in the face of a typical Kevin Pietersen assault but it led to his removal from the attack

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England v Australia, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Aussies struggle to provide value for money

Jul 21, 2013: For great sums, Australian cricket fans can follow the Ashes, meet the coach and offer suggestions. The best idea at the moment could be a refund request

Jarrod Kimber at Lord's

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 5th day

It was Jimmy who done it

Jul 14, 2013: Forget edges, infrared technology, and umpiring errors, James Anderson won this Test

Jarrod Kimber at Trent Bridge

No. 13 already lucky for Agar

Jul 12, 2013: Ashton Agar is Australia's 13th Test spinner since Shane Warne. It is quite a story. Is he the one?

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