Headline hero of the week

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The BBC go with:

Cool Laxman steers Lancs to win

Which is fair enough. Laxman did hit 38 not out off 37 balls to get Lancashire home.

However, he was dropped twice and had a relatively easy task as Tom Smith hit 43 off 28 balls.

This is what happens when you’re the boring-named one in an opening partnership. Tom Smith should change his name to ‘Splendid McFancypants’ or something.


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  1. Don’t forget the initials!.

    If he was called, say, VVS Smithman, his name would evoke delusions of colonial grandeur.

    Or how about TTFN Smithman? There’s a good middle-English moniker.

  2. Is he T.C. Smith, as shown on the scorecard, or, as I suspect, Smith, T.C.?

    Standards continue to fall.

  3. Last time I saw Lancs play Tom Smith was considered far too boring to let onto the field and was replaced with that Andrew Flintoff chap at the last minute. I’m still waiting to see that fantastic Master Blaster Splendersmith play mind.

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