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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender View Post


    His highest score in tests is higher than mine
    My highest score in Tests is higher than yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post
    My highest score in Tests is higher than yours.
    Yeah but your batting has slowly improved. I used to be able to pull out a 20-odd score now and then, but lately I've become Demeza-esque.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender View Post
    Yeah but your batting has slowly improved. I used to be able to pull out a 20-odd score now and then, but lately I've become Demeza-esque.
    I'd quite happily bat like Demeza's quadraplegic clone if I could remember how to take wickets.

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    Should do just fine on the upcoming Sri Lankan tour imo. Mendis could be a handful though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
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    Haha, my name is truly a widespread one, ITBT. Was astonished when I first Googled it at how many different hits it brought-up.

    My favourite namesake is this guy. Went to see them a few years ago even though I'm no Hendrix fan at all, was vaguely impressed. Went and spoke to him after the thing, he was like "yeah, people come up to me and say 'I'm a Rich Dickinson as well!' pretty often, we've got quite a common name". Ind33d, my man, ind33d.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Precambrian View Post
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    Napoleon Einstein - U-19 Indian cricketer.
    Haha, that's mad. What were his parents thinking? How could anyone not be a letdown with a name like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Haha, that's mad. What were his parents thinking? How could anyone not be a letdown with a name like that?
    Relatively common in India, or so I've heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Haha, that's mad. What were his parents thinking? How could anyone not be a letdown with a name like that?
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    Relatively common in India, or so I've heard.
    It seems his father was an atheist and a rationalist. So wanted to avoid the usual names which are of gods/saints. Sterling name though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Precambrian View Post
    It seems his father was an atheist and a rationalist. So wanted to avoid the usual names which are of gods/saints. Sterling name though.
    Up there with Fuifui Moimoi in awesome names.
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    Mike Smith - name of several cricketers including 1960s England captain MJK.

    Also an 80s TV and radio presenter, who may still be married to Blue Peter's Sarah Green. Seems to have gone to ground.

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    And if fictional characters are being allowed - and it seems that they are - Carl Hooper, as well as being an underachieving Windies batsman and skipper, was the presenter of 'That's Amazing!' on seminal 90s sketch show The Fast Show. May have just been a case of nicking the name though.

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    One more - Will Smith, sometime Fresh Prince and Man in Black and also Durham batsman (tipped as next year's captain)

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    Essex seamer Jahid Ahmed has an almost identical name to Exeter CC's Jahad Ahmed, pictured here 3rd from left back row:
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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpski View Post
    And if fictional characters are being allowed - and it seems that they are - Carl Hooper, as well as being an underachieving Windies batsman and skipper, was the presenter of 'That's Amazing!' on seminal 90s sketch show The Fast Show. May have just been a case of nicking the name though.
    Get off my show.

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    One of my favourite shows that.

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