The Cricket Sadist Hour


'Johnson is the uncommon denominator between the two series'
'Johnson is the uncommon denominator between the two series'

Jarrod Kimber and Gideon Haigh try to make sense of the first two Ashes Tests, and wonder if Flower turned his players into East German athletes

'Australia are playing the hand they wish they were dealt'
'Australia are playing the hand they wish they were dealt'

Do Darren Lehmann and his team think there's genius among them? George Dobell and Jarrod Kimber get cosy at Old Trafford discussing the Ashes

'Broad and Finn should carry Anderson around in a sedan chair'
'Broad and Finn should carry Anderson around in a sedan chair'

The latest controversy involving Mickey Arthur to hit Australia, England's bowling, Australia's line-up, walking, and more: Mark Butcher and Jarrod Kimber get talking

'Lehmann will not only have to change the team but also the structures around it'
'Lehmann will not only have to change the team but also the structures around it'

Jarrod Kimber and Gideon Haigh try to understand how cricket administrators work, why Pat Howard wasn't fired, and if the new coach can also bat for Australia

'T20 has enhanced the possibilities for off-field indiscretions'
'T20 has enhanced the possibilities for off-field indiscretions'

The rewards for cricketers are increasingly disproportionate to the efforts put in, and that has had a whole lot of knock-on effects. Jarrod Kimber talks to Gideon Haigh about the David Warner kerfuffle and what it means for Australian cricket

Bowl dumb, Broad
Bowl dumb, Broad

Mark Butcher and Iain O'Brien join Jarrod Kimber to discuss why Broad can be great or garbage, what the state of BJ Watling's patella is, how Root looks worse topless than Compton, and whether Dan Vettori's bench time makes him Test ready

'Bowl first and hope it's overcast'
'Bowl first and hope it's overcast'

Jarrod Kimber asks Iain O'Brien and Mark Butcher all the tough questions regarding the England-New Zealand series

Brad Haddin: good bloke and after-hours captain
Brad Haddin: good bloke and after-hours captain

Gideon Haigh claims not to know anyone who can help speed up Fawad Ahmed's passport, but deigns to discuss Australia's Ashes squad with Jarrod

A chat with hirsute, obdurate, literate Ed Cowan
A chat with hirsute, obdurate, literate Ed Cowan

Introducing a new show on Australian cricket hosted by Jarrod Kimber

Featuring the thinking woman's county seamer, Charlie Shreck
Featuring the thinking woman's county seamer, Charlie Shreck

Jarrod Kimber is joined by the new Kent to discuss what Stuart Broad wears in the change room, Stuart Meaker's accent, and then rename the Tiflex ball

'Give the Hobart groundsman a Nobel'
'Give the Hobart groundsman a Nobel'

Jarrod Kimber is joined by Iain O'Brien to discuss the second Test prize: the reactions in the press, David Warner, Doug Bracewell, and the DRS

Explaining The Windmill and how university lost out to cricket eventually
Explaining The Windmill and how university lost out to cricket eventually

Jarrod Kimber corners Alan Richardson, the man who took the scenic route to success

Does Jack Shantry have the most bizarre bowling action in modern cricket?
Does Jack Shantry have the most bizarre bowling action in modern cricket?

Worcs swing bowler Jack Shantry catches up with Jarrod to discuss bowling without underwear, his weird action and making people laugh

Sledging, dyslexia and the darker side of cricket
Sledging, dyslexia and the darker side of cricket

Paul Nixon sits in the back of Jarrod's car to talk about ghosts, match-fixing and little men who look like corkscrews

'We've never said we should be given a leg up if we don't deserve it?'
'We've never said we should be given a leg up if we don't deserve it?'

Warren Deutrom, Cricket Ireland CEO, talks Irish cricket, money, the ICC and his own body size

'Could this be Smith's last tour?'
'Could this be Smith's last tour?'

Jarrod Kimber chats with Gideon Haigh on Rob Quiney, Graeme Smith's future, cricket balls and what's not-so-good about the Gabba

South Africa have a lot to work on
South Africa have a lot to work on

Gideon Haigh joins Jarrod Kimber to discuss Australia v South Africa, and the effect of white whites

Shane Watson's ex-problem
Shane Watson's ex-problem

Gideon Haigh joins Jarrod Kimber to discuss ears, food, moustaches, bunnies, refugees and other people discussing Shane Watson

Faf wears an apron
Faf wears an apron

Gideon Haigh joins Jarrod Kimber to discuss the great Faf, Imran's heavy hand, the end for Quiney, fair pitches, Rory's comeback and Josh's free hotel rooms

Watching Ricky in the rain
Watching Ricky in the rain

Gideon Haigh joins Jarrod Kimber to wax romantic about Ricky Ponting's retirement, talk sharply about Cricket Australia's entertainment complex and Sri Lanka's talent cliff