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Cricket headlines with puns in them

Bowled on 2nd May, 2009 at 00:13 by
Category: Cricket headline puns

There’s a brilliant pun-based board game from the Eighties called You Must Be Joking which must be adored by cricket headline writers. Those guys just can’t let a pun pass them by.

We describe that game as ‘brilliant’, but actually it was anything but. The full title was You Must Be Joking – the punsational play on words game.

If you’re going to have a game about wordplay, you might want to do a bit better than ‘punsational’ on the front of the box. You Must Be Joking also boasted of being a game ‘suitable for ages 6-10 and over’ – so six and over then.

We’re not a huge fan of punning headlines. Today’s unspectacular effort is from the BBC after Dougie Bollinger bowled Australia to victory against Pakistan:

Bollinger fizz hands Aussies win

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    Dave   //   May 2nd, 2009 at 01:16

    Similarly, “Taylor roars back to tame Lions” also from the BBC today. Must try harder.

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    Tony   //   May 2nd, 2009 at 02:23

    At last count there were 3,452 headlines with Bollinger/champagne puns in them.

    Cricket headlines with puns in them.

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    e normous   //   May 2nd, 2009 at 06:36

    “6-10 and over” basically means your life is over after that period…

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    Ged Ladd   //   May 2nd, 2009 at 07:30

    At least you’ve shown us a current pun, KC. Thank you for raisin a laugh, rather than rubbing sultana wound again.

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    miriam   //   May 2nd, 2009 at 09:11

    That’s a poor effort from the BBC. Surely it should have been “Bollinger uncorks vintage sparkle in fizzing Aussie win over Pakistan”.

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    Dada   //   May 2nd, 2009 at 12:24

    Catchy headline Mims!

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    sharon   //   May 2nd, 2009 at 17:53

    By the time the headline writers get tired of the various possibilities of Flower, Cook and Onions, we’ll all want to shoot ourselves.

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    The Atheist   //   May 2nd, 2009 at 19:47

    Bollinger fizzies all over Onions.

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    the librarian   //   May 2nd, 2009 at 23:23

    Hoping for “Onions makes Aussies cry”…..

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    Jo Fitz   //   May 3rd, 2009 at 09:24

    It’s a pity Mustard hasn’t been selected as well.

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    Ged   //   May 3rd, 2009 at 12:54

    I always thought that onions and mustard would go well with those nice Berger people from Namibia.

    Onions and mustard don’t really go well with Bollinger, neither headline wise nor in culinary terms.

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