Friday, March 10, 2006

Shane Warne's got a crap middle name, but Keith it a secret


Would anyone called Keith please raise their hand?

The leading test wicket-taker of all-time, the man who breathed life into cricket and almost single-handedly reinvented spin bowling has a secret. Despite successive keepers Ian Healy and Adam Gilchrist continually shouting "Bowled Warney" or "Well bowled Shane Warne" it never came to light that the K in S.K. Warne stands for Keith.
Well, that's a crap name.
Know of any others sportsmen with crap middle names? Post it in the comments.

Update: Well not quite as interesting as Kerron's mate Alfonse(????) - see comments, but a man who's a cricketing oracle around these here parts has informed me that Dennis Lillee' middle name is also Keith.

Comments:
"Bowlin' Shane!" was always my personal favourite outburst from behind the stumps - and always in really whiney fashion!

I don't know many sportsman's middle names but it does remind me of when we had our youth football team as kids and at the beginning of the season we had to bring our birth certificates in to prove our age. And of course we all saw the other player's middle names.

I was always eternally grateful for the crippling embarrassment attached to middle names. As someonw with an embarrassing first name I escaped on the middle name "James".

One player Jim McCall was slightly less lucky. He was a big lad from a West Indian family, 6ft something at 14, and that was wide as well as tall!

And Jim's middle name? Alfonse!

Of course, he was known for weeks as Alfonso Bonso - although we all used to mutter it under our breaths for fear of being beaten up - but it was a great running joke.

Actually that anecdote's not as funny as I thought it was, but there you go!

Always be wary of people who claim not to have a middle name! :-)
 
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Well not quite as interesting as Kerron's mate Alfonse(????) but a man who's a cricketing oracle around these here parts has informed me that Dennis Lillee' middle name is also Keith.
 
It would be remiss of me not to mention Curtly Elconn Lynwall Ambrose (bet you no-one ever laughed about it to his face!) or the man named after the whole cold War - Nixon Alexei McNamara McLean!
 
i would hate you to be remiss, so equally may i offer Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas. That's worse than red lorry, yellow lorry
 
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