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Straight drive

  1. 1. QricketStraight Drive<br />
  2. 2. Rules<br /><ul><li>12 questions
  3. 3. Once Clockwise, then anti-Clockwise
  4. 4. Infinite Pass
  5. 5. +20 for correct
  6. 6. No negatives</li></li></ul><li>GentlemENand the few ladies in the house!Take YOUR guard!<br />
  7. 7. 1.<br />George Coulthard was a Victorian Cricketer who played for Australia. He couldn’t do much in the only match that he played, scoring just 6 n.o. and didn’t bowl even though he was selected for his bowling. He was an umpire and he is best remembered for the FC match between Lord Harris’s England and New South Wales in which he officiated as an umpire along with Sir Edmund Barton, the first Australian PM. In that match, he gave a controversial run out decision which lead to a riot. He also officiated in the Test Match in which world’s first Test Hattrickwas taken.<br />He along with Paddy McShane, another Victorian cricketer share a very unique feat.<br />What?<br />
  8. 8.
  9. 9. Answer<br />They were initially Umpires who later turned into International cricketers.<br />
  10. 10. 2.<br />Plot of a book:<br />After being stranded on pre-historic Earth after the events in the previous book, Arthur meets his old friend Ford and the two end up at Lord's Cricket Ground two days before Earth will be destroyed. Shortly after they arrive, a squad of robots land in the middle of the field and attack the assembled crowd, stealing The Ashes before departing. The Ashes is one of the keys to unlock Krikkit.<br />ID this book!<br />
  11. 11.
  12. 12. Answer<br />Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Life, Universe & Everything<br />
  13. 13. 3.<br />X is a global financial services company headquartered in London. Its primary listing is on the LSE and it is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.  X is U.K.'s biggest insurer by market value and it famously lost out to Aon Corporation with Man Utd.’s shirt signing deal. What is the cricket connection to this company?<br />
  14. 14.
  15. 15. Answer<br />Prudential PLC<br />Sponsor of 1983 World Cup<br />
  16. 16. 4.<br />X belongs to the Arain Tribe. A few weeks before his International debut against New Zealand in 1985, X was an unknown club cricketer who wasn’t even picked for hiscollege team. But then he went for National trials and apparently he pleased a senior player so much that he was selected to the team without much domestic experience. In only the 2ndtest match of his career he took 10 wickets and never looked back. X’s style of bowling inspired many bowlers in his country and all around the world. <br />ID X.<br />
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  18. 18. Answer<br />WasimAkram<br />
  19. 19. 5.<br />What peculiar coincidence happened in this match?<br />
  20. 20.
  21. 21. Answer<br />Udana took a hatrick in only 2 balls.<br />
  22. 22. 6.<br />Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, Baron Home of the Hirsel<br />What is his claim to fame?<br />
  23. 23.
  24. 24. Answer<br />Home is the only Prime Minister to have played first class cricket. He assumed the name Lord Dunglass when he represented the MCC, Oxford and Middlesex.<br />
  25. 25. 7.<br />This series was a professional cricket competition staged between 1977 and 1979 and organised by Kerry Packer. It drastically changed the nature of Cricket by introducing flood lights and coloured dresses, helmets and drop-in pitches. Which series are we talking about? <br />
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  27. 27. Answer<br />
  28. 28. 8.<br />X, MBE, scored 3 first class triple centuries from 1983-1984 to 2008 and thus became the only player to have scored them in 3 different decades. X also played for Chandigarh Lions in the ICL and throughout his career, was an outstanding slip fielder. ID X.<br />
  29. 29.
  30. 30. Answer<br />Graeme Hick<br />
  31. 31. 9.<br />1975 Gary Gilmour(11)<br />1979 Mike Hendrick(10)<br />1983 Roger Binny(18)<br />1987 Craig Mcdermott(18)<br />1992 WasimAkram(18)<br />1996 Anil Kumble(15)<br />1999 Shane Warne(20)<br />1999 ___________(20)<br />2003 ChamindaVaas(23)<br />2007 Glenn McGrath(26)<br />Who's missing?<br />
  32. 32.
  33. 33. Answer<br />Geoff Alott (New Zealand)<br />Top wicket takers in World Cups<br />
  34. 34. 10.<br />The 2003 World Cup saw the very famous Pepsi Blue campaign as well as its Zebra mascot. Which player shares his nickname with the mascot’s name?<br />
  35. 35.
  36. 36. Answer<br />Darren Gough<br />Dazzle!<br />
  37. 37. 11.<br />This batsman scored 1 run (out of a total of 268-3) for the MCC against Germany in 1992. He said something after the match which is now one of the most famous sports quotes, “I always score one against the Germans”.<br />Who is the player?<br />
  38. 38.
  39. 39. Answer<br />Gary Lineker<br />
  40. 40. 12.<br />Which cricketer is being praised here<br /> “Who’s the greatest cricketer on Earth or Mars? Anyone can tell you, it’s the great XY! This handsome Barbadian lad really knows his work. Batting or Bowling ,he’s the Cricket King,nojoke! Three cheers for Captain Y!”<br />
  41. 41.
  42. 42. Answer<br />Sir Garfield Sobers<br />

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