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Thread: Vaughan's Shirt Number 99. Why?

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    Vaughan's Shirt Number 99. Why?

    I've been asked this twice in the last couple of weeks, and both times my answer's been "erm..."

    Does anyone have any idea?
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    Because it's the highest number he'll ever see in close proximity his name in ODIs.

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    99 odis with no hundred?

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    Why did Patrick Symcox suddenly insist on wearing 77, in the days when most people didn't even venture into the 20s with shirt-numbers?
    Some people like unusual shirt-numbers - simple as.
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    Why did Owais Shah & Lance Klusner choose their numbers tho?
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    Can't remember which ones they were.
    Jog my memory?
    I remember SA in WC99 having the best numbers system - all the batsmen bar Rhodes simply had batting-order (Kirsten 1, Gibbs 2, Kallis 3, Cullinan 4, Cronje 5, Rhodes 8).
    Nowadays it seems pretty football-esque ad hoc.
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    Joy my memory
    Harmison's injury is quite serious.

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    Of course - occasionally players choose numbers for certain purposes (Zamorano was the first to do this - Baggio took 10 from Ronaldo, Ronaldo took 9 from Zamorano, Zamorano took 18 so he could have 1+8 to make 9) - Kallis taking 65 for a short time when his father was on his death-bed, because it was the age his father had reached. Prince wears 50 for Zamorano-esque reasons - the number-five shirt has been retired in SA, as a tribute to Cronje, so Prince has 5+0.
    I'm sure there are a few other examples...

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    Harmison's injury is quite serious.
    Eh?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
    What has that to do with quoted part, prey?










    It is?


    EDIT: oh, now I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Eh?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
    What has that to do with quoted part, prey?










    It is?
    It's serious enough to keep him out of a test, and I thought it might joy your memory.

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    Maybe he couldn't find anyone to help him get 69?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Can't remember which ones they were.
    Jog my memory?

    http://www.worldwidecricket.com/Play...Owais_Shah.htm

    I was being facetious. They're both dirty, dirty boys....

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    Posted by Neil Pickup
    Vaughan's Shirt Number 99. Why?
    I think the real question is, who cares?
    Its his choice, end of story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    http://www.worldwidecricket.com/Play...Owais_Shah.htm

    I was being facetious. They're both dirty, dirty boys....
    Oh, right... didn't realise either were 69ers, so to speak...

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    I personally hate it when players wear high numbers, even if they have a good reason for it... makes them look like American sports players. Herschelle Gibbs: 00? Ridiculous.

    In the '99 World Cup all the players were numbered 1-15 (I think), with the captain 1, and the rest of the players 2-15 in alphabetical order. Looked far better, hope it gets brought back for next year.

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