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megadeth86

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Prime Ministers who have played first class cricket

PersonPrime MinisterFirst class cricketer
Grantley AdamsWest Indies, 1958-19621 game, 1926
Francis BellNew Zealand, 19252 games, 1873-74 to 1876-77
Alec Douglas-HomeGreat Britain, 1963-196410 games, 1924 to 1927
Imran KhanPakistan, 2018-382 games, 1969-70 to 1991-92 (88 Tests)
Kamisese MaraFiji, 1970-19922 games, 1953-54
Nawaz ShareefPakistan, 1990-1993, 1997-1999, 2013-20171 game, 1973-74

Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara to give him both his traditional indigenous Fijian title and his British title.
 

megadeth86

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With the rate of migration, people swapping states and a baby boom, I'm not surprised at Australia's population growth.

Imagine if the AFL did a deal with the Immigration Department to force aspiring immigrants to support Gold Coast Suns and buy a membership ticket.
 

Catsace

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Just randomly looking through the AFL tables and was looking at the early 70's. Two things struck me, Geelong had two players with the same letters in their surname, Jeff Kline, and Graeme Linke playing in the same side a few times....Have there been many other cases of 'Perfect anagrams' of names in the same game?

And another for maybe older Kangaroo fans, Peter Chisnall, a diminutive rover played three seasons from 1968-1970, then had a three season hiatus before resuming in 1974 through to 1976. Looking at Wikipedia may he have just stopped playing footy to ply his trade as a butcher for those three seasons? I guess back in that era, and the Roos were not much chop in the late 60's, perhaps the job paid better than the footy at the time. But he enjoyed playing in the Kangaroo's inaugural Premiership in 1975 during his second stint.
 

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Ron The Bear

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Have there been many other cases of 'Perfect anagrams' of names in the same game?

Interesting question to solve for! I think the complete list is

Year(s)ClubSurname 1Surname 2
Games
1965FitzBahenBehan
1​
1979GeelBrunsBurns
12​
2011HawEllisLisle
1​
1971-73GeelKlineLinke
14​
1975-81MelbFlower (Robert)Fowler
126​
1977-79MelbFlower (Tom)Fowler
17​
1910GeelGormanMorgan
1​

Same match, different teams

Baker/Brake (3)
Bruns/Burns (14)
Bruton/Burton (1)
Close/Coles (4)
Cockram/Cormack (1)
Ellis/Lisle (3)
Flower/Fowler (9)
Healy/Leahy (2)
Kiernan/Kinnear (12)
Lane/Neal (1)
 
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Catsace

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Interesting question to solve for! I think the complete list is

Year(s)ClubSurname 1Surname 2
Games
1965FitzBahenBehan
1​
1979GeelBrunsBurns
12​
2011HawEllisLisle
1​
1971-73GeelKlineLinke
14​
1975-81MelbFlower (Robert)Fowler
126​
1977-79MelbFlower (Tom)Fowler
17​
1910GeelGormanMorgan
1​

Thanks RTB....Gee i should have remembered Fowler and Flower, as i kind of remember even as a 10 y/o how similar their names were. Forgot about the one season ex-Kangaroo John Burns playing with Bruns at Geelong in '79 too. Ellis and Lisle is a good get as you need to have a good look to see the anagram there. Great work, always on the ball Ron. Enjoy your work!
 

budge27

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Just randomly looking through the AFL tables and was looking at the early 70's. Two things struck me, Geelong had two players with the same letters in their surname, Jeff Kline, and Graeme Linke playing in the same side a few times....Have there been many other cases of 'Perfect anagrams' of names in the same game?

And another for maybe older Kangaroo fans, Peter Chisnall, a diminutive rover played three seasons from 1968-1970, then had a three season hiatus before resuming in 1974 through to 1976. Looking at Wikipedia may he have just stopped playing footy to ply his trade as a butcher for those three seasons? I guess back in that era, and the Roos were not much chop in the late 60's, perhaps the job paid better than the footy at the time. But he enjoyed playing in the Kangaroo's inaugural Premiership in 1975 during his second stint.

from https://australianfootball.com/players/player/Peter+Chisnall/10125

Chisnall played 80 VFL games for the Kangas between 1968 and 1970 and from 1974 to 1976. In between he played for VFA first division team Sandringham. Chisnall's last game for North was the 1976 grand final loss to Hawthorn, when he was named as a reserve.

His wikipedia page and this article from the Yarra Chronicle are worded very similarly ….
 

worbod

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After taking four wickets in the recent Sheffield Shield game between New South Wales and South Australia, Nathan Lyon has, for a "cuppla days" at least, placed himself in an interesting sequence in the list of Australian first class wicket-takers:

Craig McDermott 677
Alan Connolly 676
Jeff Thomson 675
Nathan Lyon 674
 

Kingpin

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from Australian Football - Peter Chisnall - Player Bio

Chisnall played 80 VFL games for the Kangas between 1968 and 1970 and from 1974 to 1976. In between he played for VFA first division team Sandringham. Chisnall's last game for North was the 1976 grand final loss to Hawthorn, when he was named as a reserve.

His wikipedia page and this article from the Yarra Chronicle are worded very similarly ….
Chisnall was playing coach of New Norfolk in the TANFL in 1977 and 1978, leading them into the finaĺs both years. Where he went after 1978, I don't know.
But in late 1989 he was announced as senior coach at New Norfolk, this time in the TFL Statewide League, which generated great enthusiasm in the district once again.
Had them sitting on top of the ladder at one stage during 1990 before they fell away in the back half of the season and bombed out to Sandy Bay in the Elimination Final by 89 points.
He coached them again in 1991 and 1992 but no success was to come their way, missing the finals both years, and he quit as coach of New Norfolk following the 1992 season and was replaced by Darren Dennemann
He was the ABC-Television "Boundary Rider" on their TFL match broadcasts in the 1993 season before taking on the Launceston coaching job when they joined the TFL in 1994, he coached them to a winless season in 1994, had them again in 1995 but something tells me I don't think he lasted that entire season out (I could be wrong - I can't remember back that far now).
Following that season, he left Tasmania for good.
I liked him, found him a very genuine and passionate bloke, but I think the modern game had passed him by by the early 90s.
 

35Daicos

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Chisnall was playing coach of New Norfolk in the TANFL in 1977 and 1978, leading them into the finaĺs both years. Where he went after 1978, I don't know.
But in late 1989 he was announced as senior coach at New Norfolk, this time in the TFL Statewide League, which generated great enthusiasm in the district once again.
Had them sitting on top of the ladder at one stage during 1990 before they fell away in the back half of the season and bombed out to Sandy Bay in the Elimination Final by 89 points.
He coached them again in 1991 and 1992 but no success was to come their way, missing the finals both years, and he quit as coach of New Norfolk following the 1992 season and was replaced by Darren Dennemann
He was the ABC-Television "Boundary Rider" on their TFL match broadcasts in the 1993 season before taking on the Launceston coaching job when they joined the TFL in 1994, he coached them to a winless season in 1994, had them again in 1995 but something tells me I don't think he lasted that entire season out (I could be wrong - I can't remember back that far now).
Following that season, he left Tasmania for good.
I liked him, found him a very genuine and passionate bloke, but I think the modern game had passed him by by the early 90s.
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Kingpin

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Here's a couplè of good articles with Chisnall at New Norfolk.
First is in 1978 when he had the players train doing ballet in the pre-season!
New Norfolk being New Norfolk, ballet was seen as somewhat homosexual at the time, probably still is up there.


The second one is from Tas-TV's World of Sport in a 1990 TFL roster match when New Norfolk hosted Burnie Hawks at Boyer Oval to try and sneak into the top five for the first time since 1985.
 

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