Jakob Vikingur Wayne Robertson was in the Hunter on Monday, visiting from Iceland.
Take a note of his two middle names. In case you haven't guessed, Jakob is half Icelandic and half Australian.
"My dad is Australian and my mum's Icelandic," he said.
"I was born in Sydney. Then I moved to Iceland when I was 12 with my family. I'd never been there before. I still live there."
Another interesting fact about Jakob is that he's a member of the Iceland national cricket team.
When he moved to Iceland in 2001, there was no cricket. Then some Icelandic blokes who had lived in England started a team.
"They had exhibition games with other teams every now and again. They even played on a glacier one time," he said.
At that time, interest in the game didn't progress into any kind of established league.
Some time later, Jakob helped start a team with a bloke he met who had Indian heritage. Here was an Indian and Australian establishing cricket in Iceland. It made perfect sense. They booked an indoor centre and began training.
"It was the first time in Iceland history that cricket training sessions were held. From that, we developed a club and training times. We started getting people regularly. We developed quite a strong team," he said.
"Now we have the Icelandic Premier League. We have five teams and each team has six players."
As we said, there's also an Icelandic national team.
"We've played against the Swiss. We've been touring every year for the last four years. We've been to Prague and England. Now we have a website and a coach. It's really kicking off," he said.
"Most players are foreigners who have moved to Iceland because Icelanders haven't really picked up on the sport at all."
The team plans to tour the UK in August, with a match against Poland or the Czech Republic.
"We recently acquired a cricket ground in Iceland. It's not just designated for cricket. It's a recreational field that has multiple uses in the municipality," he said.
"The field is apparently the northern-most cricket field in the world."
Luckily, they won some expensive artificial turf in an online competition.
"We've put that down and have events and tournaments there. And we have some teams coming to Iceland to play us," he said.
Jakob was in the Hunter to visit a family friend, Kurri Kurri's Col Maybury.
Jakob is left-handed and, in a bit of a coincidence, Col has a spare left-handed boomerang.
"I found it the other day when I was cleaning cupboards," Col said.
Col said Jakob was doing well practicing the boomerang at his Kurri property.
"He's the Icelandic cricketer who came to the Hunter and learned the boomerang."
Pain-free Flu Jab
We just had a flu jab. It was one of those schemes through work.
We had the injection at a local chemist, which we hadn't done before. Usually we get it done by a nurse at a doctor's office.
Anyhow, this time a pharmacist administered the shot. It was the slowest, most gentle injection of a needle that we've ever had. We didn't feel any pain whatsoever.
Which makes us wonder, why do nurses stick that needle in hard?
We asked the pharmacist. His response: "I don't like pain myself, so I thought I'd try to make it pain-free".