Joe Denly hits a fourth innings hundred

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Joe 'No Pants' DenlyWhile largely overshadowed by Rob Key‘s silky 26, Joe Denly‘s 149 was still a weighty contribution towards a Kent total of 250.

Kent lost, but you can’t really blame No Pants for that. Has anyone got any information on that nickname’s origins yet? If you do know and it’s a bit boring, don’t tell us.


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  1. Commando or not am not pleased with young Joe – had him in my fantasy team and sacked him recently for not earning me enough points (but do not tell Sarah from Canterbury) and the rapscallion immediately goes and gets a trillion runs. Pah!

  2. Haha! Serves you right for not keeping faith! Please can you ditch any other Kent players you may have immediately!

  3. Such is the way of fantasy cricket. Only when you liberate them are the able to unleash that full potential that lead you to pick em in the first place. Witness the bedazzlement that was Ross Taylor today – fresh out of my team!

  4. Spent the afternoon at Whitstable Cricket Club where Joe started out. I now know why he is called No Pants. It IS fairly boring. I can let you know if you want me to…

  5. Miriam, thank you. Have been bursting to spill my findings! Though it actually isn’t that exciting… he chose it himself while at Whitstable when a nickname was required because (and this might surprise you) he used to to go out sans underwear. Not on the cricket field, I hasten to add, as that would have been silly. No Pants stuck, although for the purposes of his cricket shirt Commando was deemed more appropriate.

    I hope this hasn’t spoilt the mystery…

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