Thursday, January 17, 2008

New signing

Monde Zondeki - best nickname ever

The standard of cricketing nicknames has definitely diminished of late. In the seventies you had greats like Graham 'Zapata' Gooch and Dennis 'Fot' Lillee (Fucking Old Tart apparently). In the eighties it seemed to get more inventive, Graeme 'Picca' Dilley, Alan 'Legga' Lamb, David 'Lubo' Gower (after a Sydney restaurant), and so on. But sadly, led by the Australians who have never been quite so hot at this, the quality of nicknames has steadily diminished into the current Straussy, Belly, Colly abyss.
That being said, it does the heart good to notice a good new nickname, and the possessor of arguably the finest current nick has signed for Warwickshire. Right ar fast bowler, and a useful tail-end batsman, he is Monde Zondeki. Known to friends (possibly) as 'Allhands'. There's the true spirit of invention.

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