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    May 16, 2005

    David Shepherd to retire in July

    After his announcement a couple of months ago that he was umpiring 'Down Under' for the last time, it is now certain that David Shepherd will be retiring after umpiring a one-dayer, fittingly enough, between England and Australia on 12/July.

    The connection between the Battle of Trafalgar, the bicentenary of which is being celebrated this year, and David Shepherd is that he keeps hopping when the score is on a nelson. Britan won the battle under Lord Admiral Nelson. The jury is still out on why a triplet number, especially 111, is linked to Admiral Nelson and why it is unlucky. Readers may perhaps enlighten the rest of us.

    David Shepherd's interviews with Cricinfo and BBC Sport.
    Thus spake Jagadish @ 5:28 PM |
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    I have heard that its got to do with the fact that Nelson had only one arm, one leg and one eye or something like that!

    By Blogger anantha (16-May-2005, 8:33:00 PM)  


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