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    Doing a Michelle

    I read that when a bowler takes a five for and shows the ball to the crowd, they call it a 'Michelle'

    Can anyone tell me the origins of this?
    You know it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac
    I read that when a bowler takes a five for and shows the ball to the crowd, they call it a 'Michelle'

    Can anyone tell me the origins of this?
    Michelle Pfeiffer

    Pfeiffer = 5fer = taking 5 wickets in an innings
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy
    Michelle Pfeiffer

    Pfeiffer = 5fer

    Thanks for that

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac
    Thanks for that
    Any reason you needed to know?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy
    Any reason you needed to know?
    No not really, just have never heard that expression before, and I like to think I know a fair bit about the game

    That brings me to another question, Colin Cowdrey's father named him Michael Colin so he would be MCC, but I have never heard if Stuart MacGill was named after the SCG or it is just a coincidence?

    I know he is from WA so maybe not, but he has a long history of family playing FCC so maybe

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac
    No not really, just have never heard that expression before, and I like to think I know a fair bit about the game

    That brings me to another question, Colin Cowdrey's father named him Michael Colin so he would be MCC, but I have never heard if Stuart MacGill was named after the SCG or it is just a coincidence?

    I know he is from WA so maybe not, but he has a long history of family playing FCC so maybe
    Would I be a real spoilsport if I pointed out that the first letter of "MacGill" is M, not G?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barney Rubble
    Would I be a real spoilsport if I pointed out that the first letter of "MacGill" is M, not G?
    But it's SCG MacGill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox
    But it's SCG MacGill.
    Ah. Oops.

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    I once did a Michelle. What a night that was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burkey_1988
    I once did a Michelle. What a night that was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burkey_1988
    I once did a Michelle. What a night that was.


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    I believe Mr. Disgrace himself, Dean Jones, was the one who coined the term Michelle Pfeiffer, wildly stabbing my own memories I'd bleed out that it was during a VB series ODI and the lucky recipient of Ms. Pfeiffer was Brad Hogg. No, really.

    The quote might be in CricInfo's archive somewhere. can't be bothered to look, because it will only show I'm wrong on all counts
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    It's only semi-relevant, but following on from MCC and SCG, two players come to mind who were named after old cricketers. Neil Fairbrother was christened Neil Harvey in honour of the Aussie left-hander of the 50s, while the Warwickshire leg-spinner of the early 70s Warwick Tidy, was named after Warwick Armstrong. Two things spring to mind: how did their parents know they would have a career, or even be interested, in cricket - and is it co-incidence that Fairbrother batted left-handed and Tidy bowled leggies (albeit in a short career, he played his last match at 20)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steulen
    I believe Mr. Disgrace himself, Dean Jones, was the one who coined the term Michelle Pfeiffer, wildly stabbing my own memories I'd bleed out that it was during a VB series ODI and the lucky recipient of Ms. Pfeiffer was Brad Hogg. No, really.

    The quote might be in CricInfo's archive somewhere. can't be bothered to look, because it will only show I'm wrong on all counts
    Nah, it pre-dates that. The first place I saw it used was in one of Steve Waugh' tour diaries that I own, which are all from before 2000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpski
    It's only semi-relevant, but following on from MCC and SCG, two players come to mind who were named after old cricketers. Neil Fairbrother was christened Neil Harvey in honour of the Aussie left-hander of the 50s, while the Warwickshire leg-spinner of the early 70s Warwick Tidy, was named after Warwick Armstrong. Two things spring to mind: how did their parents know they would have a career, or even be interested, in cricket - and is it co-incidence that Fairbrother batted left-handed and Tidy bowled leggies (albeit in a short career, he played his last match at 20)?
    I guess they're just the ones we know of. There must just be a whole bunch of Viv Richards or Richie Benauds out there.

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