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Beard of the Year?

Martin Gough | 10:54 UK time, Thursday, 14 December 2006

Monty Panesar was celebrating on the field during day one of the third Ashes Test as he became the first English spinner to take a Test five-wicket haul in Perth, and he returned to the pavilion to more good news.

His heroics came too late for the BBC Sports Personality vote but Panesar has been named as one of the favourites for the Beard of the Year award, handed out annually by the Beard Liberation Front, an informal network of beard wearers.

Other cricketing personalities among the nominees are Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq and Test Match Special statistician Bill "The Bearded Wonder" Frindall, a regular inclusion.

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