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Great names in sport

[8 Dec 2011] Few things have given more harmless pleasure to the sniggerati of the soccer-loving world than the fact that Arsenal football club is managed by Arsène Wenger. It’s childish, but there you are – the names fit cheek to cheek with each other.

Now along comes a South Africa cricketer whose medium-pace bowling demolishes Australia for a mere 47 runs in the Capetown test match, and his name is Vernon Darryl Philander.

Mum and dad – what were you thinking of? [MC]

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