Last top flight footballer to play in Cricket World Cup?

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Last top flight footballer to play in Cricket World Cup?

Post by Marney&Mee » Thu May 30, 2019 2:44 pm

I noticed Leicester’s Ngidi playing earlier for SA. Is he the first top flight footballer in a cricket WC?

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Re: Last top flight footballer to play in Cricket World Cup?

Post by Bosscat » Thu May 30, 2019 2:51 pm

Marney&Mee wrote:I noticed Leicester’s Ngidi playing earlier for SA. Is he the first top flight footballer in a cricket WC?
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Last top flight footballer to play in Cricket World Cup?

Post by Rick_Muller » Thu May 30, 2019 2:52 pm

same last name different person (phonetically! :D - oops)
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Re: Last top flight footballer to play in Cricket World Cup?

Post by Dyched » Thu May 30, 2019 2:53 pm

Possibly yes.

I also think Donald Trump became the first US president to win the World Championship of Snooker this year.
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Re: Last top flight footballer to play in Cricket World Cup?

Post by Bosscat » Thu May 30, 2019 2:59 pm

Rick_Muller wrote:same last name different person
Ndidi Leicester
Ngidi SA cricket
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Re: Last top flight footballer to play in Cricket World Cup?

Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Thu May 30, 2019 3:05 pm

Bosscat wrote:Ndidi Leicester
Ngidi SA cricket

You say Ndidi I say Ngidi

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Post by TheFamilyCat » Thu May 30, 2019 3:08 pm

Wes Morgan is England captain isn’t he?

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Post by BFCmaj » Thu May 30, 2019 3:10 pm

Ndidn’ti

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Post by MACCA » Thu May 30, 2019 3:47 pm

Don't be de Kock!

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Re: Last top flight footballer to play in Cricket World Cup?

Post by Selby Claret » Thu May 30, 2019 4:05 pm

Sam Vokes?
Sam Woakes?
Sam Stokes?

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Post by Goobs » Thu May 30, 2019 4:11 pm

Mohammed Ali and Jeffrey Archer just combined for a wicket
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Post by dsr » Thu May 30, 2019 4:19 pm

I believe Clive Lloyd and Larry Lloyd were actually the same person?

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Post by ClaretTony » Thu May 30, 2019 4:23 pm

It’s a long time since I can recall someone playing both football & cricket professionally

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Post by TVC15 » Thu May 30, 2019 4:29 pm

Who played football for Scotland and cricket for England ?

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Post by JimMcDonald » Thu May 30, 2019 4:55 pm

Gareth Taylor was the 16 time World Darts Champion wasn't he ?

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Post by Bosscat » Thu May 30, 2019 5:09 pm

Stephen Jordan brilliant for the Chicago Bulls

Don't forget our very own 6 time world snooker champion Steve Davies

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Post by TheFamilyCat » Thu May 30, 2019 6:52 pm

TVC15 wrote:Who played football for Scotland and cricket for England ?
Gordon Strachan and David Gower. I could name loads more.
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Post by TheFamilyCat » Thu May 30, 2019 6:54 pm

ClaretTony wrote:It’s a long time since I can recall someone playing both football & cricket professionally
I can’t think of any since Phil Neale and Botham in the 80’s.

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Post by boatshed bill » Thu May 30, 2019 6:58 pm

TheFamilyCat wrote:I can’t think of any since Phil Neale and Botham in the 80’s.
Arnold Sidebottom and (I think) Chris Balderstone, top flight football and county cricket. Seems like ages ago whern I was still almost young :D

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Post by Goobs » Thu May 30, 2019 7:09 pm

TheFamilyCat wrote:I can’t think of any since Phil Neale and Botham in the 80’s.
Didn't Botham junior play both professional Rugby and County Cricket?

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Post by Claretpants » Thu May 30, 2019 7:13 pm

ClaretTony wrote:It’s a long time since I can recall someone playing both football & cricket professionally
Recall a Brighton player called Gatting (not Mike) packing in football for Brighton to play for possibly Sussex probably 20yrs ago and did Botham turn out for Scunny?

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Post by Claret Toni » Thu May 30, 2019 7:13 pm

Ian Botham - 1 of 3 England Captains to play for Scunthorpe.

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Post by claret_in_exile » Thu May 30, 2019 7:21 pm

Dennis Compton was good at both. Don't think he played for Scotland, though.

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Post by ClaretTony » Thu May 30, 2019 7:36 pm

claret_in_exile wrote:Dennis Compton was good at both. Don't think he played for Scotland, though.
Dennis Compton and his brother Leslie both played for England at football and cricket.

I think the last player to achieve that was Arthur Lipton who played cricket for Gloucestershire and football for Arsenal.
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Post by Bosscat » Thu May 30, 2019 7:50 pm

Ohhhh is this supposed to be serious

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Post by TheFamilyCat » Thu May 30, 2019 7:53 pm

Claretpants wrote:Recall a Brighton player called Gatting (not Mike) packing in football for Brighton to play for possibly Sussex probably 20yrs ago and did Botham turn out for Scunny?
Steve Gatting - Mike’s brother.

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Post by Claretpants » Thu May 30, 2019 8:05 pm

TheFamilyCat wrote:Steve Gatting - Mike’s brother.
Thanks off my mind now

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Post by Clarets4me » Thu May 30, 2019 10:04 pm

Brian McKechie and Jeff Wilson, in the 1980's & 1990's played for both the All Black's and New Zealand cricket ...

McKechnie was the recipient of the famous " underarm " ball, bowled by Trevor Chappell in 1981 ..... :D :D
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Post by nil_desperandum » Thu May 30, 2019 10:17 pm

ClaretTony wrote:Dennis Compton and his brother Leslie both played for England at football and cricket.

I think the last player to achieve that was Arthur Lipton who played cricket for Gloucestershire and football for Arsenal.
Surely Arthur Milton??

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Post by dsr » Thu May 30, 2019 11:02 pm

Alan Wharton (former Colne amateur cricketer) played professional rugby league (Salford, I think) and cricket (Lancashire and Leicestershire; also one Test Match).

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Post by ClaretTony » Thu May 30, 2019 11:20 pm

nil_desperandum wrote:Surely Arthur Milton??
Definitely Arthur Milton. I hadn’t realised my phone had changed it to Lipton.

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Post by claret10 » Thu May 30, 2019 11:21 pm

Phil Neville had the potential to by all accounts...some.would argue that he made the wrong decision (although I bet his accountant doesn't)

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Post by Quickenthetempo » Thu May 30, 2019 11:36 pm

Did the lad Keith Barker from Enfield not manage it?

He was on Rovers books and maybe Preston and played cricket for Warwickshire recently.

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Post by Herts Clarets » Fri May 31, 2019 12:14 am

Andy Goram?

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Post by Corky » Fri May 31, 2019 8:18 am

Nearest I've seen in recent years is Leighton James playing for Burnley CC at Lowerhouse. Naturally we gave him some stick.

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Post by 2 Bee Holed » Fri May 31, 2019 8:38 am

Ian Botham.
England & Scunthorpe.
But crikey, cricket world cup implies very recently....
so I have no idea.

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Post by Clarets4me » Fri May 31, 2019 11:37 am

Quickenthetempo wrote:Did the lad Keith Barker from Enfield not manage it? He was on Rovers books and maybe Preston and played cricket for Warwickshire recently.
Never made a League appearance for them, although he did at Rochdale, and he's now at Hampshire ...

His Godfather is Clive Lloyd !

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Post by Selby Claret » Fri May 31, 2019 12:03 pm

Viv Richards played for Antigua internationally at football - played in a WC qualifier I think

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Post by dsr » Fri May 31, 2019 12:14 pm

2 Bee Holed wrote:Ian Botham.
England & Scunthorpe.
But crikey, cricket world cup implies very recently....
so I have no idea.
Not that recently. The first tournament was 1975 - 44 years ago.

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Post by Sarum » Fri May 31, 2019 12:53 pm

Jim Cumbes. Keeper and bowler in the 70s too, but never capped I don't think.

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Post by GordonvaleClaret » Fri May 31, 2019 1:47 pm

Burnley born Vic Pollard. Best known for his cricket, also played football for New Zealand.

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Post by Petersa » Fri May 31, 2019 2:32 pm

TVC15 wrote:Who played football for Scotland and cricket for England ?

Andy Goram??????

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Post by Petersa » Fri May 31, 2019 2:34 pm

TVC15 wrote:Who played football for Scotland and cricket for England ?

Andy Goram??????

Selected for England U 21 but never played. Later for Scotland at football and cricket.

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Post by Herts Clarets » Fri May 31, 2019 2:51 pm

Andy Goram - subject of one of the funnier football chants. After revealing he was suffering from Schizophrenia, he was met with the sound of "there's only 2 Andy Gorams'....

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Post by Hanoverusaclaret » Fri May 31, 2019 4:41 pm

Steve Ogrizovic played for Shropshire (Minor Counties) and obviously Coventry and Liverpool, etc.
Simon Grayson's brothers were a professional rugby player and a pro cricketer. Think his dad might have been a pro cricketer too... my dad played with him for the Yorkshire CC Over 50's.
Joe Hart is apparently a pretty good cricketer. I won't make the joke about him just needing to be a pro footballer too... actually think he's a good goalkeeper (just not as good as Tom!)

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Post by ClaretTony » Fri May 31, 2019 4:44 pm

Sarum wrote:Jim Cumbes. Keeper and bowler in the 70s too, but never capped I don't think.
Was chief exec at Lancashire CCC for years too after he retired

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