View Poll Results: Which cricketer has the best name?

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  • Jack Badcock

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  • Farokh Engineer

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  • Napoleon Einstein

    8 40.00%
  • Jack Crapp

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  • Quinton de Kock

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    Pretty sure Cribb's linked a bloke whose name is simply England.

    England ct. Parrington b. Fulton - 1; absent hurt in the second dig.

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    Linked, definitely linked. I legitimately cannot type today :/
    Last edited by Dan; 07-05-2013 at 03:22 AM.

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    I always liked Viv Richards because it made it possible for your favourite batsman and favourite mistress to have the same name.

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    There was a NZer called Cunis, famously referred to by John Arlott viz 'his bowling, rather like his name, being neither one thing nor another'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    Jeets doesn't really deserve to be bowling.
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    Well yeah Tendy is probably better than Bradman, but Bradman was 70 years ago, if he grew up in the modern era he'd still easily be the best. Though he wasn't, can understand the argument for Tendy even though I don't agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid View Post
    There was a NZer called Cunis, famously referred to by John Arlott viz 'his bowling, rather like his name, being neither one thing nor another'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    The name of this New Zealand cricketer always makes me chuckle.
    Would have helped if I actually read the thread before I posted...

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    New candidate, Niroshan Dickwella. Current keeper for Sri Lanka A.
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    Dolar Mohammed..Rich name.
    "Issac Vivian Alexander Richards" ..Royal Name..No wonder he is called the "King"..

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongHopCassidy View Post
    New candidate, Niroshan Dickwella. Current keeper for Sri Lanka A.
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    Or Peter Willey?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeGee View Post
    Which cricketer has the best name?

    My favourite is Farokh Engineer.
    When I was 10 he came to my primary school to do a bit of coaching - one of the non-cricketers (ie just about everyone except me) insisted on calling him Mr Fruity Gingerbeer

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    Watson is on a roll I see.
    Aus. XI
    Simpson^ | Hayden | Bradman | Chappell^ | Ponting | Border* | Gilchrist+ | Davidson3 | Warne4^ | Lillee1 | McGrath2


    W.I. XI
    Greenidge | Hunte | Richards^ | Headley* | Lara^ | Sobers5^ | Walcott+ | Marshall1 | Ambrose2 | Holding3 | Garner4

    S.A. XI
    Richards^ | Smith*^ | Amla | Pollock | Kallis5^ | Nourse | Cameron+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2

    Eng. XI
    Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3

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    Neil Adcock is a fine name too.
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    1. J.B Hobbs 2. H. Sutcliffe 3. D.G Bradman 4. S.R Tendulkar 5. W.R Hammond 6. G.S Sobers 7. A.C Gilchrist 8. M.D Marshall 9. S.K Warne 10. D.W Steyn 11. G.D McGrath

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    Napoleon Einstein has the best name in the history of mankind.

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