Full name David William Jarrett
Born April 19, 1952, Lowes Hill, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Current age 64 years 277 days
Major teams Cambridge University, Oxford University
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|First-class span||1974 - 1976|
David Jarrett's main claim to fame was that in 1976 he became the first person to win a Blue for Cambridge after already doing so for Oxford a year earlier, a move that was widely condemned, as was his decision to bat for Cambridge in a dark blue hat.
A right-hand batsman, he did little of note for either side, but his record in his one season with Cambridge in 1976 (327 runs at 20.43) was better than the previous two at Oxford (350 runs at 14.00). There was a certain irony that he made 56 for Cambridge in the 1976 Varsity match, a higher score than he had managed in 25 innings for the dark blues. It was his third Varsity match in a year, as in February 1976 he had won a hockey Blue in Cambridge's 0-7 drubbing.
In 1975 he had staged a dogged rearguard to help save Oxford from defeat. John Woodcock in The Times noted, however, that Jarrett's hairstyle indicated "he might be going straight from Lord's to appear for the Oxford Ladies."
He went into teaching after university, becoming headmaster of Reed's School in Surrey.
Some of the reactions on Twitter to Virat Kohli's record-equalling hundred during India's chase in Pune
In the past week, we have seen two shots that left us awestruck: Virat Kohli's jab that sailed over midwicket and Najibullah Zadran's six over the extra-cover boundary despite slipping in the process. Will either of the two top this compilation?
Stats highlights from the first ODI between India and England in Pune
The Twitter world rose up to applaud Yuvraj Singh's hundred, in his second game since being recalled to India's ODI squad
Kedar Jadhav battled physical exertion and pain as he played the innings of his life, but there could not have been a better balm to soothe those pains than watching his team go the distance
Currently, Ajinkya Rahane doesn't quite have the body of work in ODIs that merit his inclusion. What can he do to press for selection in the Champions Trophy?
Australia's selectors are set to announce the squad for the Test series in India on Sunday
The shot Shakib Al Hasan played to be dismissed on day five at Basin Reserve defies explanation. It also prompts a few questions
His Test stats as batsman and bowler compare favourably with some of the best allrounders, which is why his second-innings dismissal in Wellington is all the more puzzling