Saturday, January 15, 2011

David Mealing's Edible XI

Curator of the New Zealand Cricket Museum, David Mealing, gave me a number of thematic cricket XIs he has compiled. I'll share one with you today. The Second Test at the Basin Reserve, NZ v Pakistan, has just started and David will no doubt be busy receiving visitors to the New Zealand Cricket Museum where he is also selling A Tingling Catch. Get down to the Basin, visit the museum and buy a copy if you live in Wellington. They also have a bookstall selling cricket books outside the museum. David tells me it is the only national cricket museum in the world. Another first for Kiwiland.
Here's David's Edible XI using historical cricketing names with cooking connections:


Edible XI

Duff, Alan, Oxford, Worcestershire 1959-1968
Roebuck, Peter, Cambridge, Devon, Somerset, 1974-1991
Place, Winston, England, Lancashire - Test debut 1948, 1937-1955
Legge, Geoffrey, England, Kent - Tests 1927-30, 1924-1931
Lamb, Allan, England, Northants, OFS Western Province, 1972-1995
Martyn, Damien, Australia, Leicester, WA, Yorkshire, 1990/91-
Rice, Clive (capt), Scotland, SA, Natal. Notts, Transvaal 1969/70-1993/94
Mustard, Phil (wk), England, Durham 2002-2007
Onions, Graham, England, Durham 2004-
Hogg, Rodney, Australia, SA, Victoria 1975/76-1984/85
Berry, Les, Leicestershire, 1924-1951
Partridge, Reginald, Northamptonshire, 1929-1948

Woodcock, John (reporter), The Times 1954-1988, Wisden editor, 1981-1986
Hair, Darryl (umpire), 1992-06
Pepper, Cecil (umpire), NSW 1938/39-1950s
Brain, Brian, Gloucestershire, Minor Countries, Worcestershire, 1959-1981
Hazell, Horace, Somerset, 1929-1952
Garlick, Gordon, Lancashire, Northamptonshire, 1938-1950

© David Mealing

For those who might not know: 'duff' is a flour pudding; 'place' is plaice: a European flatfish; 'Martyn' is martin: a bird; 'roebuck' is a deer; 'hair' is a hare; 'woodcock' is an old game bird; 'legge' is a leg of meat; the others seem more obvious.
Thanks David

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