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    Cricketing namesakes

    I've just been listening to The Adverts' punk classic "Gary Gilmore's Eyes" & this set me off thinking: aside from the noble Aussie seamer, how many cricketers share their names with other famous (or in Gilmore's case infamous) people?

    Off the top of my head there are:

    Gary Gilmour/Gilmore - who's either a 70s Oz seamer who took six wickets in the 1975 WC semi or an executed American murderer.

    Rod Marsh - who's either an exulted Aussie wicket-keeper & sometime England selector or a flashy 1970s QPR, Fulham & Man City footballer who used to talk an inordinate amount of cobblers on Sky.

    David Lloyd - who's either Bumble or John Lloyd's crapper tennis-playing brother & former British Davis Cup captain.

    Alan Smith - who's either a 60s England keeper or one of two English international footballers; one an Arsenal legend, the other a stroppy tool.

    Jack White - who's either a 20s English spinner or the lead singer with The White Stripes.

    Charlie Parker - who's either another 20s English spinner or a famed jazz musician.

    Anyone think of anymore?
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    Chris Martin is the obvious one.
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    Yasir/Yasser Arafat - who's a Pakistani all-rounder, useful as a lower-order plunderer and once took nine wickets against England in a warm-up game or the deceased Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) (19692004) and President of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) (19932004).

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    Quote Originally Posted by James90 View Post
    Chris Martin is the obvious one.
    Ah, probably should've got him, yes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    I've just been listening to The Adverts' punk classic "Gary Gilmore's Eyes" & this set me off thinking: aside from the noble Aussie seamer, how many cricketers share their names with other famous (or in Gilmore's case infamous) people?

    Off the top of my head there are:

    Gary Gilmour/Gilmore - who's either a 70s Oz seamer who took six wickets in the 1975 WC semi or an executed American murderer.

    Rod Marsh - who's either an exulted Aussie wicket-keeper & sometime England selector or a flashy 1970s QPR, Fulham & Man City footballer who used to talk an inordinate amount of cobblers on Sky.

    David Lloyd - who's either Bumble or John Lloyd's crapper tennis-playing brother & former British Davis Cup captain.

    Alan Smith - who's either a 60s England keeper or one of two English international footballers; one an Arsenal legend, the other a stroppy tool.

    Jack White - who's either a 20s English spinner or the lead singer with The White Stripes.

    Charlie Parker - who's either another 20s English spinner or a famed jazz musician.

    Anyone think of anymore?
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    Bill O'Reilly - unfortunately at-large American word-spinner or deceased Australian leg-spinner

    Alastair Cook(e) - prolific accumulator of letters from America or prolific accumulator of runs for England
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    Thinking of the Alastair line...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    F. Bulsara = D. Brumby?
    Well, oddly enough, I am a Zoroastrian from Zanzibar who prefers the company of men, but no.

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    Would then not one of Messrs May, Taylor or Deacon be a more appropriate avatar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Would then not one of Messrs May, Taylor or Deacon be a more appropriate avatar?
    No. It's solely down to me losing a bet. See the Ashes Avatar Challenge thread for further details. Fred will be gone come 5th Feb.

    Thought of another:

    Dave Allen: either a 60s England spinner or a late Irish comedian one finger short of a full set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    No. It's solely down to me losing a bet. See the Ashes Avatar Challenge thread for further details. Fred will be gone come 5th Feb.
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    How about following him for a short time with a Deacon or a Taylor? Just for fun

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    Ian Smith - Either a former New Zealand wicket-keeper and commentator for cricket and (IIRC) rugby as well or a former Prime Minister of Rhodesia/Zimbabwe (and one who once had lunch with Sir Garry Sobers)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Well, oddly enough, I am a Zoroastrian from Zanzibar who prefers the company of men, but no.
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    Ian Bell - Either a English Test number 3 or a Scottish Jazz muscian who died in 2004 (thanks Wiki )

    Graeme Smith - Either the captain of the South African cricket team or the goal keeper for Scottish football (soccer) club Motherwell or a former Olympic Swimmer who won a Bronze in the Atlanta Olympics in the 1500m free style.

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