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What The Matrix?

August 25, 2011 by


Jarrod Kimber is the Editor of Spin Cricket and also half of the double act The Two Chucks. And that is while he is not authoring best-selling books and taking the mickey out of anyone and anything over at Cricket With Balls. Jarrod agreed to share his views on the recently released Argus report that […]

On Machismo

November 30, 2010 by


A few years ago, I read a piece that claimed that the NBA built its audience share through a policy based on creating individual stars in a team game – something that complemented the growing industry of sports stars being used in advertising and marketing. “Be like Mike” only worked if we knew who Mike […]

On the Aesthetics of the Game

November 26, 2010 by


Sid Lowe is an amazing writer, and a very intelligent man. So when he fears that the sun might not rise after Monday night’s super clasico, you don’t dismiss it as pure hyperbole. There are many derbies, and almost all of them are impregnated with history both political and cultural. Many have religious and classist backgrounds. […]

Cricketers, Cricket and Mortality

November 21, 2010 by


Is mortality a curse? Or, is it merely an acceptance that all good things must end? Successful sportspersons always spend the first three-fourths of their careers learning, improving and challenging themselves and eventually growing strength to strength, to be more capable. And, then suddenly for no fault of theirs, sometimes their body gives up on […]