Most notable of all, this entire article about Gavin Larsen, entitled "Dibbly-Dobbly-Wobbly"
Dibbly-dobbly bowlers - Bowlers who are of medium pace, and are effective in the one-day scenario in choking the runs. New Zealand had a famous quartet - Rod Latham, Gavin Larsen, Chris Harris and Nathan Astle - during the 1992 World Cup
I was interested in the question about New Zealand's "Dibbly-Dobbly-Wobbly" bowling attack, which did indeed come to the fore at the 1992 World Cup. For the record, I think Chris Harris was Dibbly, Gavin Larsen was Dobbly, and Rod Latham - perhaps because of his generous girth - was Wobbly. But there was someone else in on the start of the whole thing - Willie Watson, who was known to the fans as "Wibbly". So to start with it was Dibbly and Dobbly, Wibbly and Wobbly.
The bowling strategy, which also included an offspinner (Dipak Patel) opening the bowling, revolved around three slowish medium-pacers - Chris Harris, Gavin Larsen and Rod Latham - bottling up the batsmen. That trio became known as Dibbly, Dobbly and Wobbly (I'm not sure anyone ever knew which one was which).
(Larsen, Chris Harris and Rod Latham were called "Dibbly, Dobbly and Wobbly")
Man of the Tournament Martin Crowe got them to 248 for 6, and then the dibbly-dobblies took over. Offspinner Dipak Patel opened the bowling, a move that so stunned the Australians that he got through 10 overs for 36, and the military-medium trio of Gavin Larsen, Chris Harris and Rod Latham strangled them with combined figures of 25.1-1-100-5.
Battle of the dibbly-dobblies. On a slow, low Dunedin track, Messrs Pringle, Reeve and a rotund Botham lined up against Harris, Latham and Larsen in the second one-dayer between England and New Zealand.
Gavin Larsen, once a card-carrying member of the Dibbly, Dobbly, Wobbly triumvirate, now invited allcomers to bowl to him at lunch (and was promptly skittled).
The run of success in 1992 was based on New Zealand's mastery of its "dibbly-dobbly" attack of Chris Harris, Gavin Larsen, Rod Latham and Dipak Patel on a dry, slow, low Eden Park pitch.
He'll be sending down deliveries of a different type than his world-famous dibbly-dobblers.
http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/ci/co...ory/94081.html (article entirely about Larsen)
In fact, one-day cricket's detractors would be able to suggest with some justification that any format that involves Larsen and Chris Harris bowling in tandem has got to be deeply flawed. In the unlikely event of New Zealand ever running out of sheep to count, insomniacs can always fall back on a video of this match, which continues today. Fodder in a Test match becomes indispensable dibbly-dobbling in this type of cricket.
The guy was freaking named Dobbly. In fact, I'd say that outside of Harris, his name is the second-most mentioned name in Cricinfo when you search for "dibbly". To define Dibbly Dobbly, Cricinfo effectively says "like Gavin Larsen"... it doesn't matter how fast he bowled. Whatever speed he bowled, that's dibbly-dobbly speed. Darn tootin'.
I'm sorry, I just couldn't leave that alone after reading such comments regarding ol' Dobbly.