Ireland's Dave Langford-Smith makes a mess of South Africa's top order

Where were you when Dave Langford-Smith reduced South Africa to 42-3 by taking the wickets of Graeme Smith, A B De Villiers and Jaques Kallis?

Okay, so maybe it's not 'where were you when' big, but it was still a bit of a moment for Ireland and in particular for Dave Langford-Smith. South Africa escaped with a win, thanks to their tactic of batting down to number 11. We're not sure this justifies that tactic, however. One narrow escape against Ireland in a warm-up match does not a winning philosophy make.

Anyway, back to Dave Langford-Smith. There aren't many Daves in cricket. Davids, sure, but not so many Daves. Dave Mohammed's the only one we can think of off the top of our head and he makes Dave sound a bit exotic. We're not sure about the hyphenated surname, but overall we're in favour of more cricketing Daves.

Are we allowed to say that Dave Langford-Smith looks really Irish? We think it might sound a bit racist, but somehow he does, which is ironic because he's actually from Australia originally.

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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

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Blogger Reenen said...

There was Dave Richardson who was SA's keeper before Boucher.

But I dunno if he was in fact David, and just called Dave Richardson.

11:51 am  
Blogger scott c said...

And as I write this, Ryan ten Doeschate has just completed his second over against India. So far he's bowled Sehwag and had Ganguly caught at cover, conceding one run in the process. I now fully expect him to finish with figures of 10-3, and then score all of Holland's runs whilst blindfolded and standing on one leg.
I'll stop now, because I'm scaring me now.

3:38 pm  
Anonymous Blue and Brown said...

Ryan Ten Doeschate's batting average is ACE in every form of cricket he's played. His bowling averages are also ace.

We're adopting more cricketers than we can keep track of, but Tendo's in with a shout, Scott.

Mostly for being called 'Tendo' of course.

4:27 pm  

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