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  • 1. POINT TO COVER A SOMEWHAT SERIOUS CRICKET QUIZ JULY6TH, 2013. KOLKATA
  • 2. Acknowledgements Sreeram Iyer Mayukh Ghosh Kaushik Saha Arunabha Sengupta Avik Kumar Maitra Kinshuk Biswas Chayan Sen Gupta Reetabrata Ghosh Diptee Raut Moumita Sen A lot of books, new and old newspapers, websites, and almanacs
  • 3. Birthday wishes We would like to set off by wishing the following Test cricketers (and a lot of others beyond the Test world) the warmest of birthday wishes: Andy Sandham Wilton St Hill Man Sood Mark Benson Tony Lewis Makhaya Ntini
  • 4. Let’s get going now
  • 5. • 30 QUESTIONS • 1 point for each correct answers, NO NEGATIVE point. Part points are quiz-master’s prerogative • * Questions 5, 10 onwards to be used to resolve ties, if needed • All mobiles, PDAs etc. to be switched off PLEASE POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 6. 1. A sitter to start with. Who has the highest batting average in Test cricket? Note:of course, this is among batsmen who have gotout at leastonce. Division by zerodoes not count. POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 7. 1. Shikhar Dhawan, 187.00 POINTTO COVER PRELIMS You surely did not write Andy Ganteaume!
  • 8. 2. Cricket historians typically refer to 1864 as the starting point of modern cricket. What happened that year? POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 9. 2. Overarm bowling was legalised. POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 10. 3. Why was this reality television game show in news in 2003? POINTTO COVER PRELIMS Rememberthis is a cricketquiz. 
  • 11. 3. Phil Tufnell’s sudden retirement POINTTO COVER PRELIMS Tufnell retired from all forms of cricket to take part in the second season of the show. He even ended up winning it.
  • 12. 4. Cricket connection please. POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 13. 4. Douglas Jardine. Hugo Weaving played Douglas Jardine in the Bodyline series. POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 14. 5*. Since The Don had arrived on the scenario, the people of several countries have been referred to as The Bradman of that country. This man, possibly the greatest batsman his country has produced, has been referred to as the same despite playing only a handful of matches. (career statistics on next slide) POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 15. Name this player who holds a First-Class world record. POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 16. That was a star question anyway. 2 bonus points if you can get the full name. POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 17. 5*. IL Bula The ‘Fijian Bradman’ Ilikena Lasarusa Talebulamainavaleniveivakabulaimainakulalakebalau – the man with the longest surname among First-Class cricketers. He is typically referred to as IL Bula for the benefit of scorersand statisticiansall around the world. POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 18. 6. Identify all 4. No part point on this. POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 19. 6. The Pollocks and the Cairns The fathers and sons: Peter and Shaun Pollock Lance and Chris Cairns POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 20. 7. He played two Tests and 16 ODIs, but his claim to fame was the catch of Arun Lal that gave Richard Hadlee his record-breaking 374th wicket. His middle name was Mary. Who is the player? POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 21. 7. Chris Kuggleijn POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 22. 8. Identify the missing cricketer. POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 23. 8. Bhuvneshwar Kumar POINTTO COVER PRELIMS Paul-Jean Bakker, Kevan James, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are the only ones to bowl Sachin Tendulkar for a duck in a First-Class match outside Tests.
  • 24. 9. Abdul Qadir was dropped early in his career. However, Imran Khan brought him back for the 1982 series against England – on the condition that Qadir would have to change his appearance a bit. What change? POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 25. 9. Spot a goatee POINTTO COVER PRELIMS Imran thought that the goatee would enhance his image as a ‘mystery spinner’ in front of the British media.
  • 26. 10*. Players A and B held a record individually till the 2012-13 season when C and D combined to equal their feat. The four players are shown in the next slide. Name D and the record? POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 27. POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 28. 10*. All ten wickets falling to playerswith the same first name. Jim Laker and Anil Kumble were the only ones on the list with their ten-wicket hauls till very recently. Against South Africa at WACA last season Mitchell Johnson took four for 110 and MitchellStarc six for 154 to become the third entry on the list. POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 29. 11. Connect the two men. POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 30. 11. VV Kumar watched Daag to see himself POINTTO COVER PRELIMS VV Kumar picked up five wickets in an innings and seven wickets in a match on his debut Test. Desperate to see himself bowling he entered Wellington Cinema to catch himself in action in the newsreel preceding Dilip Kumar’s Daag.
  • 31. 12. India’s first ever Test win came in February 1952 at Madras. Though the fourth day (February 9) was considered the rest day for the Test, it was later decided to reschedule the rest day on the second day (February 6). Why? POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 32. 12. King George VI passed away. POINTTO COVER PRELIMS The tragedy went on to affect England in more ways than one.
  • 33. 13. Connect the three legends. POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 34. 13. Most Test wickets in each century POINTTO COVER PRELIMS 19th century: Johnny Briggs, 118 wickets at 17.75 20th century: Courtney Walsh, 492 wickets at 24.56 21st century: Muttiah Muralitharan, 498 wickets at 21.23
  • 35. 14. Identify the captain of this side. POINTTO COVER PRELIMS __________________ Howard Lee Ben Nealon Simon Holmes Jamie Whitby Coles Jon House (captain) Barry Hart Neil Patrick Alex Sutcliffe Ray Eves Chris England
  • 36. 14. Paul Blackthorne. He played Captain Russell – who led the British in Lagaan. POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 37. 15*. Watch this clip and name all the 4 cricketers whose names are being mentioned. POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 38. 15*. Vijay Merchant, Vijay Hazare, Wasim Raja and Wasim Bari POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 39. 16. In the India-Pakistan ODI on January 3, 2013 at Kolkata about 850 seats were cordoned out ensuring that no spectator was allowed to sit there. Why were the seats cordoned? POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 40. 16. Mohammad Irfan’s height POINTTO COVER PRELIMS The sight-screen had to be raised because of the 7’1” Mohammad Irfan. As a result several seats behind the sight- screens became unusable.
  • 41. 17. Whose boxing career? POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 42. 17. Andrew Flintoff POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 43. 18. Which cricket term was called a ‘tice’ till 1861 when the name was changed? POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 44. 18. A yorker. POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 45. POINTTO COVER PRELIMS 19. What is happening here? (Apologiesfor the quality of the picture)
  • 46. POINTTO COVER PRELIMS 19. Tony Greig apologises for the infamous ‘Grovel’ statement.
  • 47. 20*. The lines in the next slide is actually the first paragraph of the foreword of the autobiography of a great, written by another. Name of the book? Who has written the foreword? POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 48. “Thefirst time I saw him battingwas when he came toBarbados withhis school, FatimaCollege,for the annual international schools tournament which I help organizeforthe Barbados BoardofTourism, and which they havebeen kind enough to name in my honour. I gota callfrom a friend of mine, former ____ and West Indies batsman Charlie Davis, asking me to come and have a look at a boy he said wassomething special.” POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 49. 20*. Beating The Field. Foreword written by Sir Garfield Sobers POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 50. 21. POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 51. 21. Mohsin Khan POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 52. POINTTO COVER PRELIMS 22. Whose career? Hint: father was a prolific Test player.
  • 53. POINTTO COVER PRELIMS 22. Rajdeep Sardesai
  • 54. 23. Identify the legend. POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 55. 23. Gary Lineker POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 56. 24. Why was Denis Compton’s name being looked up in the Walt Disney Studios employees’ list in 1995? POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 57. POINTTO COVER PRELIMS 24. Tim Rice thanked him at the Oscars. When Tim Rice won the Academy Awards for Can you feelthe love tonight? From Lion King he thanked Compton, his childhood hero, during the awards. A confused Disney employeethen looked up the employeelist and famously came up with the words “We don’t know who Denis Compton is. He doesn’t appear to be of Disney Studios or have anything to do with them.”
  • 58. 25*. Long question warning: AtSabina Park in 1991 therank tail-enderA, who had a zero reputationof playing fast bowling, walked out as thenumber 11 to preventC from gettinga hat-trick. As C ran in to bowl A pulled out and walked towardssquare- leg to annoy C. A furious C almost yorked A and then bouncedat A. A escapedas the ball lobbed in theair safely. A scamperedfor a single to avoidC. (continuedon next slide) POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 59. Much to A's peril, the umpire said “Bad luck Mr A, it’s over.” A wasnow up against the equally dangerous D atthe other end; he heavedat the first ball, somehow connected,and manageda single. B,who had scored a hundred and was well-set,blocked out next fivedeliveriesof D without attemptingto take the strike. At the end of the overB walkedup and told A: "I just want to have anotherlook at how you play C, buddy!" A fuming C removedA almost immediately.IdentifyA, B, C, D. POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 60. 25*. A: Mike Whitney, B: David Boon, C: Patrick Patterson, D: Courtney Walsh POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 61. 26. Identify this cricketer whose career had a strange bias towards the South African attack at their prime. The career break-up is provided on the next slide. POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 62. POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 63. 26. Azhar Mahmood POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 64. 27. In which format of the sport should you ideally have a 20% probability of getting out every ball? POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 65. 27. Book-Cricket POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 66. 28. What is this civil engineer from Trissur, Kerala doing in a cricket quiz? POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 67. 28. V Jayadevan, devised the Jayadevan system, also known as the VJD method, an alternative method for calculating target scores in interrupted one-day and Twenty20 cricket matches. POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 68. 29. Jane Speight (1915 - 1978), the wife of a colliery worker from Shropshire, did not play any kind of organized cricket, and nor was she famous in her lifetime. However, after a couple of decades after her death, her cricketing talents came into limelight. How? POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 69. 29. She is Geoffrey Boycott’s mother! POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 70. 30*. Listen to the song and name the male actor on whom this song is being picturised? POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 71. 30*. Sunil Gavaskar. Film Savli Premachi. POINTTO COVER PRELIMS
  • 72. • Written round • 10 questions • 2 points for each correct answers • 5 bonus points for getting all 10 correct • All mobiles, PDAs etc. to be switched off PLEASE POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 73. •Identify these international cricketers from their middle names. POINTTO COVER FINAL 1. De Courcy 2. Mortimer Maglinne 3. Elconn Lynwall 4. Human 5. Chokshanada 6. Melbourne 7. Prabha Shanker 8. Samson 9. Charlie Griffith 10. Julius Garvey
  • 74. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 75. •The names: POINTTO COVER FINAL 1. Everton De Courcy Weekes 2. Frank Mortimer Maglinne Worrell 3. Curtly Elconn Lynwall Ambrose 4. Hendrik Human ‘Boeta’ Dippenaar 5. Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara 6. Xavier Melbourne Marshall 7. Danish Prabha Shanker Kaneria 8. Marvan Samson Atapattu 9. Kenneth Charlie Griffith Benjamin 10. Darren Julius Garvey Sammy
  • 76. POINTTO COVER FINAL • Clockwise Infinite Bounce: 20 Questions • Flat Scoring: 10 points, part points are quiz-master’s prerogative • 2 questions for team in case of it being not answered
  • 77. •Born in Philadelphia in 1862 John Borland Thayer had a career spanning only seven First-Class matches. He was also a director of the Pennsylvania Railways. What did he become the only First-Class cricketer to do in 1912? POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 78. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 79. He was the only First-Class cricketer to have died on board The Titanic. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 80. •Identify the following 12-a-side teams. POINTTO COVER FINAL CBK Beachcroft (c) Arthur Birkett John Symes Frederick Cuming Montagu Toller Alfred Bowerman Alfred Powlesland William Donne FW Christian George Buckley Francis Burchell Harry Corner Philip Tomalin (c) Timothée Jordan AJ Schneidau Robert Horne Henry Terry F Roques William Andersen Douglas Robinson William Atrill W Browning Arthur McEvoy J Braid
  • 81. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 82. The squads for the only cricket match at Olympics between England and France at Vincennes, August 1900 POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 83. • London, 1964. Neville Cardus and Jack Fingleton were returning from a dinner in Soho on an evening during a Test at The Oval. Their taxi got stopped in the theatre crowd. When an impatient pedestrian patted the taxi with his umbrella, the taxi-driver jumped out and punched the man. To calm him down, Fingleton, somewhat circumspect of the outcome, went on to praise the driver’s action. The driver replied, “I’ve been watching that __________ bat all day at The Oval. I’m in no mood to put up with any more bloody nonsense.” POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 84. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 85. •Bill Lawry POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 86. •Name the cricketer who connects these five countries. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 87. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 88. •John Traicos POINTTO COVER FINAL Greek origin Born in Egypt Played cricket for South Africa and Zimbabwe Currently lives in Australia
  • 89. • Fill in the blanks (no part points): The following knock-knock joke was in vogue after India won the World Cup Twenty20 in 2007: Knock knock. Who’s there? __________. __________ who? __________ five runs. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 90. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 91. •Misbah POINTTO COVER FINAL Knock knock. Who’s there? Misbah. Misbah who? Misbah (mis’ bah’) five runs.
  • 92. • This country defeated a touring MCC side containing the likes of Pelham Warner and Gubby Allen in 1926-27. The header of the match is provided here. A portion of the scorecard is on the next slide. Name the country that has been blacked out. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 93. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 94. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 95. •Argentina POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 96. • On the unofficial tour to India in 1935-36 Ron Oxenham topped the Australian bowling averages with 75 wickets at an absurd average of 7.40. There was a joke regarding why he was so successful against the Indians. What was the joke? POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 97. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 98. •Oxen and ham It was joked that since Hindus are not supposed to eat beef and Muslims are not supposed to eat pork, Oxenham was found ‘distasteful’ by batsmen of both religions. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 99. •Caribbean Netherlands, one of the Leeward Islands, is a part of the West Indies, has a unique distinction among all Test-playing nations. What? POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 100. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 101. •It is the only Test-playing nation where they drive to the right of the road – the exact opposite of what they do in England and almost all Commonwealth countries. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 102. • Connect the two players. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 103. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 104. • Best identical figures in each innings – batting and bowling. Duleep Mendis had scored 105 in each innings against India at Madras in 1982-83 – the highest identical score in a Test. Bhagwat Chandrasekhar has taken 6 for 52 in each innings against Australia at Melbourne in 1977-78 – the best identical figures in a Test. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 105. •What happened next? POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 106. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 107. •Sultan Zarawani was hit on the head. The UAE captain, walked out to bat against Allan Donald in a sun hat. Pat Symcox heated up Donald with the words “Al, this guy’s asking for it,” and the inevitable happened: Donald hit him on the head, knocking the sunhat off. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 108. • Though he did not play international cricket, two of his brothers did, and so did two of his sons. He, however, is the most remembered in his family after an incident in the 1980s. Identify the person. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 109. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 110. •Shakoor Rana POINTTO COVER FINAL His brothers Azmat and Shafaqat played for Pakistan, as did his sons Mansoor and Maqsood. finger wagging incident with Mike Gatting in 1987 (similar incident in 1984 with Jeremy Conney, New Zealand captain)
  • 111. • Who said the following, and on what topic? “In the 2007-08 summer I saw the Russell Crowe film American Gangster where this policeman character is hung out to dry by his colleagues when he won't play by their code of keeping the money they find. On _____, I felt isolated in the same way – silently accused of betraying the team.” POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 112. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 113. •Adam Gilchrist on walking POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 114. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 115. • When West Indies visited England in 1980 their tour match against Essex was the first match to be played under lights in England. The officials wanted to change the laws so that the boundaries hit square of the wicket would be counted as two because of the short distance – but eventually decided against it. Essex lent their mobile score-box because the scoreboard at the ground was not equipped to handle a cricket match. Just name the venue. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 116. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 117. •Stamford Bridge POINTTO COVER FINAL Two days after this match Chelsea and Wrexham played out a very dull 2-2 draw at the same ground. The bored crowd kept shouting "We want cricket!" in the dying moments of the match.
  • 118. • What was the title of the Wisden article that the text below is a part of? “Daryll Cullinan hit a six into a (omitted intentionally). It was about ten minutes before the ball was cool enough for the umpires to remove the grease. Even then, the bowler [Roger Telemachus] was unable to grip the ball and it had to be replaced.” POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 119. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 120. •Fried Calamari Stopped Play POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 121. •Just watch the dismissal and identify the bowler. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 122. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 123. •Zoe Goss POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 124. • Cricketers have had surnames of various lengths and ethnicities. Only one man, though, has the letters of the word CRICKET inside his surname. Name him. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 125. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 126. •Marcus Trescothick POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 127. • The international record for this is four – held by three sets of people. The Test record is also four – held by one of these sets. X was in the squad for the first Test in Pakistan at Dacca in 1954-55. He was eventually named the 12th man. Had X played the Test the record of four mentioned above would have stretched to five. Identify both X and the record. The 22 players from the Test are named on the next slide. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 128. POINTTO COVER FINAL Pakistan Hanif Mohammad Alimuddin Waqar Hasan Maqsood Ahmed Wazir Mohammad Imtiaz Ahmed Abdul Hafeez Kardar Shujauddin Fazal Mahmood Mahmood Hussain Khan Mohammad India Pankaj Roy Pananmal Punjabi Madhav Mantri Vijay Manjrekar Polly Umrigar Gulabrai Ramchand Dattu Phadkar Vinoo Mankad Naren Tamhane Ghulam Ahmed Subhash Gupte
  • 129. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 130. • Raees Mohammad; had he played here five brothers would have played international cricket POINTTO COVER FINAL The eldest of the illustrious Mohammad brothers, Raees never got to play a Test; the closest he got to a Test cap was being 12th man in this Test. The four Mohammad brothers (Hanif, Wazir, Mushtaq, and Sadiq) had played Test cricket (two of them played in this very Test), which is a record; they are also tied with the Ranatungas and the Ngoches in all international cricket. Had Raees played at Dacca the record for most brothers playing international cricket would have extended to five.
  • 131. • When EW Swanton was captured as a Prisoner of War in 1939 by the Japanese he had a book on him. The book became so popular with the other Prisoner of War that it was used like a library book and had to be booked days in advance. The book was stamped ‘not subversive’ by the guards; it became so battered that it had to be rebound by rice glue. The book remains in the Lord’s Museum since Swanton’s death in 2000. What book was this? POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 132. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 133. •Wisden 1939 POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 134. •On the first Test his debut tour, Sunil Gavaskar (he missed the Test himself) saw Garry Sobers taking a blinder in the slips to dismiss Kenia Jayantilal. He got excited and told his neighbour Eknath Solkar – “Wow! All I want to do now is to see _____ ________ _______ _____ ____ and it doesn’t matter if I play on this trip or not.” Fill in the blanks. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 135. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 136. •Rohan Kanhai’s falling sweep shot POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 137. • Aamer Sohail was bowling: he bowled one down the leg-side, X edged it, but Moin Khan dropped X. Nine runs later, with two balls to go, Sohail packed the leg-side with fielders and started darting on the leg-stump. X played the penultimate ball to Ijaz Ahmed at mid-wicket but could not manage a run. Desperate for a run X tried to hit the last ball to Ijaz’s left, but the fielder had already anticipated it and there was no run. The batting side declared overnight. Identify X. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 138. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 139. •Mark Taylor: he declared at 334 not out POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 140. POINTTO COVER FINAL Audience question
  • 141. FINAL •After a thunderstorm drenched The Oval in 1968 the umpires had decided to call play off unless the outfield had dried up sufficiently on time – an event that seemed almost impossible given the limited manual infrastructure. Play, however, resumed on time. How?
  • 142. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 143. FINAL •The spectators volunteered to clean the ground themselves. Hundreds of spectators, mostly children, used brooms and mops to clean the ground under the supervision of the groundsmen. Derek Underwood won the Test for England with five minutes to spare levelling the Ashes for England.
  • 144. POINTTO COVER FINAL • X was a Nobel Laureate who passed away in 2008. X was a Chairman of the Gaieties Cricket Club; when X passed away in 1997 a memorial cricket match was played between Gaieties Cricket Club and Lord’s Taverners at Lord’s on September 23, 2009. X is most remembered in the world of cricket for his iconic quote: “I tend to think that cricket is the greatest thing that God created on earth: certainly greater than sex, although sex isn't too bad either.” Identify X.
  • 145. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 146. FINAL •Harold Pinter
  • 147. POINTTO COVER FINAL • Anti-clockwise Infinite Bounce: 20 Questions • Flat Scoring: 10 points, part points are quiz-master’s prerogative • 2 questions for team in case of it being not answered
  • 148. •A and B have uniquely achieved something. C is the only one to be believed to have witnessed both A and B achieve their feat. C had also passed away a few days back. Identify A, B, C. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 149. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 150. •A: Malcolm Nash B: Tilak Raj C: Dicky Rutnagur POINTTO COVER FINAL Rutnagur is believed to be the only person to have witnessed both Garry Sobers and Ravi Shastri’s six sixes.
  • 151. • Robin Waters was a wicket- keeper who played for Bengal in the 1960s. However, he is usually remembered more in Indian cricket for an off-field incident on July 1, 1961. What am I talking about? POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 152. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 153. •Pataudi’s injury. He was driving the car that had met with an accident resulting in the damage of one of Tiger Pataudi’s eyes. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 154. •The next slide contains a family tree of a certain dynasty that we have all come across while studying history at school. How is the family connected to Indian cricket? POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 155. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 156. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 157. •BCCI was founded at Roshanara Club POINTTO COVER FINAL The Roshanara Club was named after Shah Jahan’s fourth child, who was buried at Roshanara Bagh, just outside the club. It is here that BCCI was founded in December 1928. It still hosts the occasional Ranji Trophy match.
  • 158. •Name the missing person on the list. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 159. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 160. •Ravindra Jadeja, only batsmen to have scored three First-Class triple-hundreds. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 161. •Whose name has been blacked out? POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 162. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 163. •Johnny Douglas POINTTO COVER FINAL John William Henry Tyler (JWHT) Douglas – often referred to as “Johnny Won’t Hit Today” by the Australian crowd because of his initials – the first Test captain to win an Olympic Gold.
  • 164. • Neville Cardus was apparently a great friend of this champion leg-spinner, and claimed in a London club that he could read his googly from his leg-break. A tennis ball was acquired. The bowler, followed by a group from the club, bowled at Piccadilly Circus while Cardus acted as the wicket-keeper. Cardus misinterpreted the ball as a leg-break and moved towards his left, but the googly went towards Leicester Square. Identify the bowler. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 165. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 166. •Arthur Mailey POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 167. •Between Ian Healy’s Test debut and Adam Gilchrist’s last Test only one other person has kept wickets for Australia. Name him. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 168. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 169. •Phil Emery. Emery played a single Test at Lahore in 1994-95 when Healy had fractured his left thumb. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 170. •What do the red and blue lines represent? POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 171. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 172. •Innings played and runs scored by Chris Martin in his Test career. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 173. •Whose name has been blacked out? POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 174. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 175. •Steve Waugh POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 176. •Ashley Giles had ordered coffee mugs and other memorabilia with the words ‘King of Spin’ on it to be printed during his testimonial year for Warwickshire. However, a printing error made Giles an unanimous target of jokes and earned him a cruel nickname. What exactly was printed on the them? POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 177. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 178. •King of Spain POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 179. • This Queensland cricketer caught Alec Stewart and Angus Fraser in the Brisbane Test of 1990-91 as a substitute fielder. He later went on to play for Netherlands in the 1996 World Cup. Identify the player. POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 181. •Peter Cantrell. Cantrell played all five matches Netherlands had played in the 1996 World Cup and reached double-figures in each of them. He also picked up the wickets of Chris Cairns, Ijaz Ahmed, and Hansie Cronje with his off-breaks. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 182. • The Uttar Pradesh fast-medium bowler Ashish Winston Zaidi had been considered as a contender for the national side, especially in the 1990s. What unusual nickname (in jest, of course) did he earn as a result of his secular-sounding name? POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 184. •Amar Akbar Anthony POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 185. POINTTO COVER FINAL Intikhab Alam removed Colin McDonald with his first ball in Test cricket in the Karachi Test of 1958-59. However, this Test is remembered by cricket fans around the world as something that had happened only once in the history of Test cricket. What?
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  • 187. •Dwight Eisenhower was present at the ground POINTTO COVER FINAL Eisenhower remains the only USA President to have watched a Test match at the ground.
  • 188. •Who has the highest batting average in Tests for Australia? Had this been Bradman we would not have asked it, correct? This gentleman averaged 102.50 with the bat, and has been resting safely at the top for quite some time now. POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 190. •Albert Trott POINTTO COVER FINAL Trott had scored 38 not out, 72 not out, 85 not out, 10, and 0 – giving him an average of 102.50. However, he shifted to England thereafter and played two Tests for them. He scored 23 from four innings – which brought his average down to 38.00.
  • 191. •Watch this clip and tell me what happened next? POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 193. •Here’s the answer.  ‘In ode’ to Greg Chappell’s famous ‘run’ of ducks. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 194. •Which person connects the two? POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 196. •Amitabh Bachchan. He had provided the background voice for Lagaan and was on the judges’ panel with Fanie de Villiers at the Miss World Contest of 1995. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 197. • This is probably for the first time that the lady on the next slide is making an appearance in the Kolkata cricket quiz fraternity. She was the topic of a story that ran in the Wisden almanac of 2004, which was also the first time that an audio version of the Bible of Cricket had been launched. What was the story? POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 200. •She was the subject of a cricket challenge. POINTTO COVER FINAL Catherine Zeta-Jones owns a property in Swansea where she visits occasionally; her residence is located next to the Mumbles Cricket Club, who has offered a hefty amount to anyone who could hit the ball into her compound and then retrieve it.
  • 201. •In the anthology The Best Ever Australian Sports Writing there is a section on articles about Victor Trumper and Don Bradman. It is titled The D__ and the D___. The second D-word is, of course, Don. What is the first D-word – the one that had been used to describe Trumper? POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 203. •Dove POINTTO COVER FINAL In 10 for 66 and All That Arthur Mailey had famously lamented “I felt like a boy who had killed a dove” after dismissing Trumper.
  • 204. • The champion England wicket-keeper Godrey Evans took up another job elsewhere as a cricket expert after his retirement. However, a decision on Evans’ behalf in the early 1980s made his company lose £15,000, causing him and the Director of his organisation, Ron Pollard, in a lot of embarrassment. The company had not encountered financial a loss of this magnitude since 1894. What was Evans’ error? POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 206. •Evans decided the 500:1 stakes for Headingley 1981 POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 207. •Which test match is this clip from ? POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 209. POINTTO COVER FINAL • 1963, West indies vs. England at Lords where Cowdrey had famously walked out to bat with his left arm in a plaster
  • 210. POINTTO COVER FINAL D R I N K S B R E A K
  • 211. • Written round • 10 questions • 2 points for each correct answers • 5 bonus points for getting all 10 correct • All mobiles, PDAs etc. to be switched off PLEASE POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 212. •Middle names again. POINTTO COVER FINAL 1. Te-Ihi-O-Te-Rangi 2. Maitland 3. Laxmanarsu 4. Bhalchandra 5. Charles Glyndwr 6. Gwyl 7. Logo 8. Willem 9. Edward Killeen 10. Ogonji
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  • 214. •The names: POINTTO COVER FINAL 1. Heath Te-Ihi-O-Te-Rangi Davis 2. Glenn Maitland Turner 3. Motganhalli Laxmanarsu Jaisimha 4. Ajit Bhalchandra Agarkar 5. Stuart Charles Glyndwr MacGill 6. Michael Gwyl Bevan 7. Murphy Logo Su’A 8. Dale Willem Steyn 9. Michael Edward Killeen Hussey 10. Steve Ogonji Tikolo
  • 215. POINTTO COVER FINAL • Clockwise Infinite Bounce: 20 Questions • Flat Scoring: 10 points, part points are quiz-master’s prerogative • 2 questions for team in case of it being not answered
  • 216. • While working for BBC Test Match Special Brian Johnston obviously received a lot of fan mail. One day he was surprised to find out a letter from Ken Barrington’s mother. She had complained to ‘Johnners’ on the grounds that he had accused her of carelessness and ignoring her son on air. What was the statement Johnston had made while commentating? POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 218. •“Ken Barrington completes an excellent century though he was dropped when he was two.” POINTTO COVER FINAL For once Johnston was left speechless.
  • 219. • The legendary Clarrie Grimmett is usually credited with the invention of the flipper. However, with time the batsmen around the world could decipher his flipper easily as Grimmett’s fingers made an audible flick while bowling. How did Grimmett solve this problem? POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 221. •He flicked the fingers of his left-hand audibly when he did not bowl the flipper. As a foxed Jack Fingleton told his mate, “Why, you old fox, Grum, I do believe you bowled a leg break with your right hand and flicked the fingers of your left!” POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 222. • Identify the cricketer whose business card reads Millennium 2000 No 3 Sportsman From All sports (The Sunday Times England News Survey) Pride Of Performance Life Membership from MCC Ryder Medal From Australia Life Achievement Gold Medal Award Founder of Cricket Academy For Boys And Girls POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 224. •Abdul Qadir POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 225. •Connect: POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 227. •Only bowlers to have dismissed Dravid, Tendulkar, Laxman, and Ganguly in the same Test innings POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 228. • Identify this cricketer who has etched his name in the history of Indian cricket forever despite doing nothing. POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 230. •Sunil Valson POINTTO COVER FINAL Some names need no explanation
  • 231. •James Southerton of Surrey retired out playing against MCC at The Oval in 1970. Why did he decide to retire? A scorecard of the innings is on the next slide. POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 234. •He thought he was out. Southerton cut a ball to WG Grace. Grace caught it on the bounce and did not appeal, and neither did he try to celebrate. Southerton thought he was out but nobody agreed to him. As a result he decided to retire out. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 235. • This cricketer was standing at short-leg on his Test debut when his captain asked him to bowl. He forgot to take off his shin-pad off before bowling but took a wicket with his fourth ball in Test cricket. Back home his legendary father was listening to radio while driving. He got so emotional (or, as a few skeptics say, so surprised) that he got distracted, drove down a one-way street, and was stopped by the police. On hearing his story and upon recognizing him the police let him go without a fine. Identify the father and the son, both of whom went on to captain their country. POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 237. •Colin and Chris Cowdrey POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 238. •A scene from Asterix and the Magic Carpet. Just give the words that have been blacked out. POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 240. •“Owzat!” “Not out, I’m afraid.” POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 241. •Why did Steve Waugh give Brett Lee the nickname ‘Oswald’? POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 243. •He was listed below Shane Lee and Ian Harvey in the Australian batting-order. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 244. •The following trophies in Indian domestic cricket used to be very hard-contested till they were discontinued in 2002. Why were they discontinued? - Devraj Puri Trophy - M D Sounderrajan Trophy - Mona Mitter Memorial Challenge - Talim Shield - Mewar Trophy POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 246. • The regional first round of Ranji Trophy was eliminated. Prior to 2002 the Ranji Trophy first round was played on a regional basis, one group per region. The top team from each group was awarded the following prizes each season: • Devraj Puri Trophy: The North Zone champion • M D Sounderrajan Trophy: The South Zone champion • Mona Mitter Memorial Challenge: The East Zone champion • Talim Shield: The West Zone champion • Mewar Trophy: The Central Zone champion POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 247. • The Oval Test of the 1902 Ashes – famous for Gilbert Jessop’s fourth-innings 104 and George Hirst’s “we’ll get ‘em in singles” – is considered as one of the greatest ever. An author, present at the ground on the eventful final day of the Test, had to leave early for work, and ended up missing all the action. He shortly decided to give up his bank job and supposedly take up writing so that he could watch as much cricket as he wanted to. Who is this legendary author? POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 249. •Pelham Grenville Wodehouse POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 250. • He played against a touring Kenya side for in 1999- 2000 and against touring Ireland and Canada sides in 2010-11. Other than that his cricket was mostly restricted to Kanga League, Liverpool League, and the Dr DY Patil T20 Cup. He is yet to play First-Class cricket. A couple of months back he created a record in the history of Indian Premier League. Name the player. POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 252. •Pravin Tambe, the oldest IPL debutant POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 253. •Who is missing from the list and why? POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 255. •Mohammad Amir. Wisden Cricketers of the Year 2011. Amir was named one of them but was stripped of the award on being found guilty of spot-fixing. Scyld Berry, the Wisden editor, said before the case that he was open to re-enter Amir if he was found innocent. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 256. • X is a large town and Borough in West Kent, England, South-East of Central London by road. X came into being as a spa in Georgian times and had its heyday as a tourist resort under Beau Nash when the spring attracted visitors. Though X's popularity waned with the advent of sea bathing the town remains popular and derives about 30% of its income from the tourist industry. In the United Kingdom X has a reputation as being the archetypal conservative "Middle England" town, a stereotype that is typified by the fictional letter-writer "Disgusted of X". Despite its general anonymity X holds a significant place in the history of Indian cricket. Identify X. POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 258. •Tunbridge Wells POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 259. • The annual SA Premiere Masters Invitation XI cricket match between Australia XI and Rest of the World is held every year in the vineyards of Chateau Tanunda in Barossa Valley. The 2007 match, played on November 23, witnessed six sixes in an over by Vinod Kambli. More significantly, however, the match got two gentlemen in action together after a long time. The last time they had been on a cricket ground together was in a historic Test played 21 years before this match. Identify the two men. POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 261. •Vikram Raju and Dara Dotiwala POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 262. •Everyone remembers this catch. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 263. •The 17-year old bowler, however, became only the second person (after Ian Harvey) to take a wicket with his first ball in World Cup cricket. Provide his full name (no points for telling the surname). POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 265. •Malachi Jones POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 266. • The person is known in USA as the author of The Black Jacobins which focuses on the leadership of Toussaint L'Ouverture, who was born a slave but rose to prominence by adopting the French Renaissance ideals. The author also wrote one of the most talked-about books in the world of cricket. What is the name of the ‘cricket book’? POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 268. •Beyond a Boundary POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 269. • Tom Cartwright was an English all-rounder who played five Tests for England and had a 25-year long First-Class career. He was selected for a tour in the 1960s from which he pulled out because of an injury. This withdrawal resulted in one of the most significant incidents in the history of sport. What? POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 271. POINTTO COVER FINAL • Cartwright was replaced by Basil D’Oliveira. South Africa had objected to his inclusion, which resulted in their ban for over two decades.
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  • 273. POINTTO COVER FINAL • Identify X, where is to is the same as is to
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  • 275. POINTTO COVER FINAL • Gideon Haigh
  • 276. POINTTO COVER FINAL • Why were the old-timers present at New Road turn nostalgic on July 23, 2004 when they witnessed these two gentlemen put up 127 runs for the second wicket for Middlesex against Worcestershire?
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  • 278. POINTTO COVER FINAL • Their grandfathers use to put on century partnerships quite frequently. Len Hutton and Denis Compton had batted together 29 times, adding 1,605 runs together at 61.73 with six century stands. The old-timers were, as expected, happy to see the grandsons Ben and Nick put on a century partnership.
  • 279. POINTTO COVER FINAL Audience question
  • 280. POINTTO COVER FINAL • X was a champion batsman born at the wrong place in the wrong time. X is generally remembered for his innings at Johannesburg in 1953-54 and is usually considered as one of the greatest batsmen his country had ever produced. X had suddenly vanished from the international scenario at an age of almost 36 and everybody assumed that he had retired. Then X suddenly made a comeback when X was almost 42 and batted like there had been no gap in his career and scored magnificent 151 – one of the greatest innings Eden Gardens has ever seen – a few days afterwards. Identify X.
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  • 282. FINAL •Bert Sutcliffe
  • 283. POINTTO COVER FINAL • These four men were mentioned in one of the most famous quotes in the history of the sport. Just identify the speaker of the quote and its significance.
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  • 285. FINAL •John Arlott’s last lines on BBC Test Match Special. The Master had signed off during the English Centenary Test at Lord’s in 1980 with the words “Nine runs off the over, 28 Boycott, 15 Gower, 69 for two and after Trevor Bailey it will be Christopher Martin-Jenkins” in his usual matter-of-fact nonchalant tone. Play was stopped and players and spectators applauded in unison when the announcement was made at the ground.
  • 286. POINTTO COVER FINAL • Anti-clockwise Infinite Bounce: 20 Questions • Flat Scoring: 10 points, part points are quiz-master’s prerogative • 2 questions for team in case of it being not answered
  • 287. • We all know of Garry Sobers’ six sixes in an over against Malcolm Nash at Swansea in 1968. When Lancashire toured Glamorgan in 1977 Frank Hayes fell two short of Sobers’ target (he hit 6, 4, 6, 6, 6, 6) in an over, once again at Swansea. At that time this was second on the list of maximum runs scored off an over with six legitimate balls. Who was the bowler. POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 289. •Malcolm Nash, again POINTTO COVER FINAL He seemed to have a knack for this.
  • 290. • Fill in the blanks. Sabina Park, 1972. West Indian Fast bowler Uton Dowe was hit brutally by Keith Stackpole, and Rohan Kanhai, the captain, took him off and sent him to deep fine-leg for the rest of the day. When nothing seemed to work Kanhai decided to bring Dowe back. A voice in the crowd roared: “Hey Kanhai, you not heard de eleventh commandment: ___ ___ ___ ___”. “““____.” POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 292. •Dowe shalt not bowl POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 293. •In which city do you come across this place? POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 295. •Wellington, New Zealand POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 296. •From which historical innings are these bowling figures taken? POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 298. • When West Indies were bowled out by Ireland for 25 POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 299. • This question dates back to the era where personal collectible scorecards were in vogue among spectators during matches. In the 1950 match between MCC and Surrey there was a sudden announcement: “For FJ Titmus on your scorecard please read Titmus, FJ.” Why? POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 301. •Titmus was a professional POINTTO COVER FINAL The amateurs were the only ones who were allowed to have their initials before their surnames.
  • 302. •Connect: POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 304. • Cricketers who have changed religion during their careers. Kripal Singh became a Christian from a Sikh Yousuf Youhana became a Muslim from a Christian Wayne Parnell became a Muslim from a Christian POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 305. • Monte Lynch was a somewhat average First-Class cricketer who played three ODIs for England against West Indies in 1988. There runs a popular joke that Lynch was selected because the England captain, who was on the selection committee, read a letter erroneously on a slip of paper. What had happened? POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 307. •Mike Gatting had read LYNCH for LUNCH POINTTO COVER FINAL When a selector passed Gatting a slip of paper asking “Shall we have Lynch?” or something similar the captain responded with a hearty “Yes!”
  • 308. • This tail-ender topped the batting charts for Australia on their tour to England in 1953. He had remained unbeaten in 16 innings out of 17, and had scored 102 runs to give him the grand average of 102.00. He later attributed it to “a lot of application, concentration, and dedication”, and added that “class always tells”. Who? POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 310. •Bill Johnston POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 311. • The famous Indian umpire Madhav Gothoskar once went for an umpiring training in Nairobi. He found that the cricketers never abused each other during matches due to a specific reason. He wanted this to be implemented everywhere to stop foul language being used on a cricket ground. What was the remedy Gothoskar suggested? POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 313. •Female umpires POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 314. • At Headingley in 1984, Malcolm Marshall famously came out to bat with a broken arm; he batted one-handed, hit a four, and helped Larry Gomes reach a hundred – before picking up 7 for 53. In the next Test at Old Trafford, however, there was an encore. A batsman’s arm was broken by Winston Davis, but he emerged with his hand in a sling under his sweater; he helped Allan Lamb to get a hundred. Name this unsung Hampshire hero whose career ended with that Test. POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 316. •Paul Terry POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 317. •There was something unusual about a certain dismissal in the fifth Ashes Test of 1936-37 at Melbourne. The scorecard and the particular dismissal are highlighted in the next slide. What was unusual about this dismissal (at least as per as the knowledge of the quizmasters)? POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 320. •All three were killed in World War II Pilot Officer Ken Farnes died in an accident while flying over Oxfordshire in 1941. Sergeant-Observer Ross Gregory was killed on active service in Assam in 1942. Captain Headly Verity died from wounds from a battle in Sicily in 1943. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 321. •Identify this lady and connect her to Bengal cricket, Milan (Italy) and Sussex. POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 323. • Susan Longfield, a model and the daughter of TC Longfield – the first captain to lead Bengal to a Ranji Trophy victory. Born in Milan, Italy, her husband went on to be a Sussex legend, and played 62 Tests for England, leading in 30 of them. He went by the name of Ted Dexter. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 324. •Connect the following POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 326. • 11th bowlers used in a Test innings Arthur Shrewsbury, 3-2-2-0 vs Australia, The Oval, 1884 Graham Yallop, 3-0-15-0 vs Pakistan, Faislabad, 1979-80 Ajay Ratra, 1-0-1-0 vs West Indies, St John’s, 2002 Herschelle Gibbs, 1-0-4-0 vs West Indies, St John’s, 2005 POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 327. •Watch this devastating batting display tarnishing the super aggressive field placement by the opposition. I just want the film. POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 330. •In the 1982 Lord’s Test, the trio of David Gower, Allan Lamb, and Robin Jackman did something on the third night ignoring a commonly followed superstition. All three of them were struck by the (supposed to) outcome of the superstition the next day. What did they do? POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 332. •They had duck for dinner and all three of them scored ducks next day. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 333. •West Indies verses South Africa, Port of Spain, April 2005. Brain Lara scored 196 out of 347, thereby missing the opportunity to topple Wally Hammond in number of double centuries (which he did by end of his career). Had this been 2000, Brain would have scored a double century. How? POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 335. •A change in rule did cut short the century. In 2000, if a ball hit a helmet, it would result in 5 runs for the batsman. In 2005, the run was counted as extras under penalties. Lara hit a shot which ricocheted off a helmet (probably Boucher's) and WI got 5 runs. Had the rule not changed, Lara would have crossed 200! POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 336. •In an interview given to The Daily News at Perth, a touring Indian cricketer once said “In Calcutta they call all babies ______. The name just stuck to me. In fact, I am not 18 as some seem to think; I am 20.” Who was this cricketer who holds a unique world record? POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 338. •Probir ‘Khokan’ Sen, only wicket keeper to have stumped Sir Donald Bradman POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 339. • Though never in the league of the illustrious twins Dean Waugh was good enough to play domestic cricket for New South Wales and South Australia. He is, however, often referred (rather jokingly) to as ‘Korea’. Why? POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 341. •The Forgotten War (Waugh) POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 342. • Song from Jagjit & Chitra Singh album Someone Somewhere which they had released in the memory of their son Vivek who had died on July 28, 1990 while at the wheel of a Maurti Gypsy, which rammed into a stationary BEST van which was repairing the lights which had been shut. His friend who was in the same car however survived. Who? POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 344. •Sairaj Bahutule POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 345. • A Twenty20 match was played in April 2009 en route A between two teams called B and C. The match was to commemorate an achievement by B and C on May 29, 1953 at A. C won the toss, batted first, and scored 152 for 5. David Kirtley top-scored with 45. B were bowled out for 116. Charlie Campbell won the Man of the Match award with 3 for 23. B and C were both named among Time’s 100 most influential people of the 20th century. Identify A, B, C. POINTTO COVER FINAL
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  • 347. •A: Mount Everest, B: Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, C: Sir Edmund Hillary. The match was played at the base camp of Mount Everest. POINTTO COVER FINAL
  • 348. POINTTO COVER FINAL Thank you