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    R.I.P David Sheperd

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    R.I.P David Sheperd

    Post by Thegooseof7 on Wed Oct 28 2009, 23:17

    English umpire David Sheperd has died, RIP David, I'll never forget how you kept one foot off the ground on nelson........wonderful............A true gentleman in the Bill Nick mould.

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    Re: R.I.P David Sheperd

    Post by Guest on Thu Oct 29 2009, 00:58

    yes i remember that little skip he used to do, i think it was when england were on 111 or 222, i dont understand the signifigance of that tho goose, what was that about then, something to do with admiral nelson was it.

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    Post by Thegooseof7 on Thu Oct 29 2009, 09:09

    It was to ward off bad luck for the batsman burg.

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    Re: R.I.P David Sheperd

    Post by Guest on Thu Oct 29 2009, 20:32

    RIP Mr Sheperd. A true gent & character in the world of cricket. Copy & pasted below a small piece about Nelson in the game . . . . . . .

    Nelson is a piece of cricket slang terminology and superstition.
    The name, applied to team or individual scores of 111 or multiples thereof (known as double nelson, triple nelson, etc.) is thought to refer to Lord Nelson's lost eye, arm and leg (Nelson actually had both of his legs intact, the third missing body part is mythical).[1] Also, some consider that '111' represents the three stumps without the bails, which symbolizes being out.
    It is thought by the superstitious that bad things happen on that score, although an investigation by the magazine The Cricketer in the 1990s found that wickets are no more likely to fall on Nelson and indeed, the score at which most wickets fall is 0 (a duck).
    Umpire David Shepherd made popular the longstanding practice of raising a leg or legs from the ground on Nelson in an effort to avoid ill fate.[2] When crowds noticed this, they would cheer his leg-raising.
    The equivalent superstitious number in Australian cricket is 87, or the "Devil's Number", thirteen shy of 100.[3] Statistics have shown that more Australian batsmen are in fact dismissed on the surrounding numbers.[4]

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