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  • Corridoor of Uncertainty
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • Victor Trumper
  • Dipak Patel
  • Ashok – Mankad, Malhotra, Patel, Dinda
  • RP Singh
  • Douglas Jardine
  • Test Umpires
  • Corridoor of Uncertainty
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • Victor Trumper
  • Dipak Patel
  • Ashok – Mankad, Malhotra, Patel, Dinda
  • RP Singh
  • Douglas Jardine
  • Test Umpires
  • Sachin T, MdAzharuddin, Sharjah
  • Nondescripts

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  • Infinite Bouncers – The Cricket QuizSreshth ShahSanjay KrishnaJune 2013, Kolkata
  • Notes23 three member teamsHighest Prelim score – 20.5Cutoff for 8th team – 12 (4 stars)
  • Contributors and Guinea PigsAvinash MudaliarCricket SreeramManish Achuth and Sohan Maheshwar
  • Qualifiers1. Please arrange yourselves in teams of three orless.2. Give yourself a team name and write down thenames of the players in your team and 1contact number, incase.
  • Rules of the Qualifiers1. 30 question written preliminary round.2. Questions 11-20 are starred questions – Suddendeath beginning Q1 if ties still remain3. No doping, cheating, lying and googling please(liable for instant disqualification)4. Top 8 scores at the end of regulation time,move on to the finals!5. (For the benefit of the checkers, please markstarred questions 11-20 on the answer sheet)
  • 1In football, this can be explained in the followingmanner – „When a pass or cross in football isdelivered into the box such that it lands in betweengoalkeeper and the last line of defense, thuscreating a confusion between the two‟What phrase used by football commentators,describing thus, is also used by cricketcommentators to describe something else?
  • 2The first was Arthur Chipperfield of Australia, againstEngland at Trent Bridge in 1934. His feat wasrepeated by the West Indian Robert Christiani,against England at Bridgetown in 1947-48. And thethird member of the club is Pakistans __________, who has repeated the feat against SouthAfrica at Lahore in 2003-04. Half points going:1. Fill in the blank (Last name will do)2. What list or club?
  • 3Top 5 record attendances at which sporting venue?
  • 4"He had no style, and yethe was all style. He had nofixed canonical method ofplay, he defied allorthodox rules, yet everystroke he played satisfiedthe ultimate criterion ofstyle -- the minimum ofeffort, the maximum ofeffect.“ – CB Fry“No one ever played sonaturally. Batting seemedjust part of himself, andhe was as modest as hewas magnificent.” – PlumWarnerTwo cricketing greats describing another great. Who?
  • 5A reporter asked a cricketer whether a certain„change‟ led to his batting average increase byover 5 runs. H replied „I havent changed myway of playing, or the way of my game, just theway of my life.‟ Who and what change? (half ptsfor each)
  • 6He was the Wisden cricketer of the year in 1904and 1921, thus making him the only cricketerother than Jack Hobbs to win the award twice.After retiring from playing, he was the tourmanager for England during the Bodyline series,chairman of the England Cricket Board in the1930s and was knighted for his services in 1937.Who?
  • 7Born in 1958 in Nairobi, he moved to England atthe age of 10 with his family. Taking up cricket, hestarted playing for Worcestershire in 1976 up to1986 (236 FC matches, 9734 runs, 357 wickets).Frustrated at the fact that the English Selectors keptignoring him, he emigrated to New Zealand in 1986and made his international debut the followingseason for the black caps.Who?
  • 8It is rumoured that a certain TalbotDuckminton, radio broadcaster, and later GMof the company, suggested to the ABC(Australian Broadcasting Corporation) that theyshould change their PO Box no. to ______.What change did he suggest which continues tobe ABCs PO Box no. till date?
  • 9This multi talented sportsperson was Wisdencricketer of the year in 1940 and he was one ofthe few people to score 1000 runs before May ina first class season which he did in 1938.He alsohas played football for Spurs and Norwich.However he is most famous for his knock at thelast Timeless Test.
  • 10The most common first name for Indian ODIcricketers is shared by 4 people.Cap number : Years played for IndiaCap number 13 : 1974Cap number 40 : 1982 – 1986Cap number 48 : 1984 – 1985Cap number 182 : 2010 -
  • 11“One of several new ball bowlers who were tried out in themid 1980s when it became almost mandatory to have fourseam bowlers in the one-day team, _________________ wasa mainstay of the Uttar Pradesh side in the Ranji Trophyalmost throughout the decade. In 1984-85, he picked up 25wickets, an achievement that brought him closer to nationalrecognition. This included his career-best bowling matchfigures of eleven for 146 (including seven for 67 in the firstinnings) against Railways. But his short international careerwas rather undistinguished and his only wicket was that ofDean Jones in his second and final ODI.”Which former Indian cricketer, who shares his full name witha contemporary Indian fast bowler.
  • 12“The Brabourne Stadium absolutely erupted - theyloved it. It was this sort of involvement that theylooked for, since cricket had long been perceived astoo prim and proper. Wherever I go in India I amreminded of what happened on that day inBombay. It is an extra-special memory I have ofa special cricketer and a wonderful ground in a greatcity.”Who is the speaker? And the special cricketer?
  • 13Two parts (half pts each)1. ID the captain2. What is the significance of this game?(LargerImage next slide)
  • 13 (Image)
  • 14Who has been blanked out?
  • 15 (Image next slide)• A legendary English cricketer of his time X refused totake part in the intimidatory tactics proposed by a certainMr. Jardine. He continued to play for Middlesex beforeand after the Second World War, when he worked inMilitary Intelligence. Allens first-class career graduallycame to a close after the war, and he moved intoadministration. He held several important posts, includingMCC treasurer and chairman, and had considerableinfluence in English and world cricket. He wasinstrumental in the creation of a MCC coaching manual,and worked hard to eliminate illegal bowling actions. Healso served as a Test selector from 1954 to 1961. ID X.
  • 16In the view of actor Christopher Douglas hisname "stands for the legendary British qualitiesof cool-headed determination, implacableresolve, patrician disdain for crowds and criticsalike – if youre English that is. To Australiansthe name is synonymous with the legendaryBritish qualities of snobbishness, cynicism anddownright Pommie arrogance.“Which Englishman is thus described?
  • 17The fourth test between West Indies andEngland at Georgetown in 1997-98 sawsomething unique when it came to the fortywickets that fell. What was special about thesewickets?
  • 18Jamshed Patel, Prasad Sinha, Dattatraya Naik,TA Ramachandran, Bapu Joshi, BalkrishnaMohoni and Mysore Vijaysarathi were the firsteight Indians to do what in Test Cricket?
  • 19In 1888 – 89, South Africa played England inCape Town. Johnny Briggs took 15 wickets inthe test. 7 for 17 and 8 for 11. What was uniqueabout these wickets?
  • 20Actress Parveen Babi once said that she madeher debut “cricketing style”. What was shereferring to?
  • 21India‟s Squad for the 2012 Hong Kong CricketSixes. Who‟s been blanked out?
  • 22Who‟s Cricinfo ODI list?
  • 24_______________ beat John Carlins account of NelsonMandela and the Rugby Union World Cup final, JanieHamptons story of the 1948 London Olympics, RowanSimonss tale of selling football to the Chinese, BadBlood by Jeremy Whittle and Jonathan Wilsons historyof football tactics, Inverting the Pyramid."This is only the second autobiography to win the award”said William Hill media director Graham Sharpe, who co-founded the prize. “The judges felt it fearlessly tackledone of the great taboos of elite sport.”Who‟s autobiography OR the title of the book.
  • 25X was posthumously inducted into the ICC CricketHall of Fame. He was educated at an elementaryschool and joined the MCC ground staff at Lordsin 1934. He scored his first Test century aged just19 in 1938 against Don Bradmanstouring Australians. Later in the same series hescored a match-saving 76 not out at Lords; thisinnings was scored on a rain-affected pitch andgreatly impressed Don Bradman. In 1939 he scored2468 runs for the season, including 120 againstthe West Indies at Lords. To make it easier, he isalso famous for his exploits in another sport.
  • 26Vijay Mehra‟s record was broken by ManinderSingh. Maninder Singh‟s record was broken byLaxman Sivaramakrishnan.Two parts (half points going)1. Who broke LSRK‟s record?2. What is this record?
  • 27In the ICC t20 world cup in 2010 and the ICCCricket World Cup in 2011, a certain song wasplayed before the national anthems of therespective sides in each match. It has also playedpreviously in numerous rugby tournaments,marathons and endurance events. The song wasa part of a Ridley Scott movie of the same nameand was even used as a theme song in the Hindimovie Koyla. Identify?
  • 28Bowler removed via photoshop. ID bowler.
  • 29We know this batsman‟s father. The son ismaking inroads too. What‟s his full name? (Halfpts for Surname)
  • 30 – Mini ThemeTell me how the answers to questions 6, 9, 15and 25 are connected in a specific way to aCricketing landmark.
  • (End of Prelims)1. Thank you for attempting the Prelims!2. Please pass the sheets down to a volunteer.3. Hold on while we give out the answers!
  • Answers!
  • Answer 1In football, this can be explained in the followingmanner – „When a pass or cross in football isdelivered into the box such that it lands in betweengoalkeeper and the last line of defense, thuscreating a confusion between the two‟What phrase used by football commentators,describing thus, is also used by cricketcommentators to describe something else?
  • 1ACorridor of Uncertainty
  • 2The first was Arthur Chipperfield of Australia, againstEngland at Trent Bridge in 1934. His feat wasrepeated by the West Indian Robert Christiani,against England at Bridgetown in 1947-48. And thethird member of the club is Pakistans __________, who has repeated the feat against SouthAfrica at Lahore in 2003-04. Half points going:1. Fill in the blank (Last name will do)2. What list or club?
  • Answer 21. Asim Kamal2. 99 on debut
  • 3Top 5 record attendances at which sporting venue?
  • Answer 3Melbourne Cricket Ground – MCG
  • 4"He had no style, and yethe was all style. He had nofixed canonical method ofplay, he defied allorthodox rules, yet everystroke he played satisfiedthe ultimate criterion ofstyle -- the minimum ofeffort, the maximum ofeffect.“ – CB Fry“No one ever played sonaturally. Batting seemedjust part of himself, andhe was as modest as hewas magnificent.” – PlumWarnerTwo cricketing greats describing another great. Who?
  • Answer 4Victor Trumper
  • 5A reporter asked a cricketer whether a certain„change‟ led to his batting average increase byover 5 runs. H replied „I havent changed myway of playing, or the way of my game, just theway of my life.‟ Who and what change? (half ptsfor each)
  • Answer 51. Md Yusuf/Yusuf Youhana2. Change in religion
  • 6He was the Wisden cricketer of the year in 1904and 1921, thus making him the only cricketerother than Jack Hobbs to win the award twice.After retiring from playing, he was the tourmanager for England during the Bodyline series,chairman of the England Cricket Board in the1930s and was knighted for his services in 1937.Who?
  • Answer 6Sir Pelham Warner/Plum
  • 7Born in 1958 in Nairobi, he moved to England atthe age of 10 with his family. Taking up cricket, hestarted playing for Worcestershire in 1976 up to1986 (236 FC matches, 9734 runs, 357 wickets).Frustrated at the fact that the English Selectors keptignoring him, he emigrated to New Zealand in 1986and made his international debut the followingseason for the black caps.Who?
  • Answer 7Dipak Patel
  • 8It is rumored that a certain Talbot Duckminton,radio broadcaster, and later GM of thecompany, suggested to the ABC (AustralianBroadcasting Corporation) that they shouldchange their PO Box no. to ______.What change did he suggest which continues tobe ABCs PO Box no. till date?
  • Answer 89994 – thus honoring Bradman‟s Test Average
  • 9This multi talented sportsperson was Wisdencricketer of the year in 1940 and he was one ofthe few people to score 1000 runs before May ina first class season which he did in 1938.He alsohas played football for Spurs and Norwich.However he is most famous for his knock at thelast Timeless Test.
  • Answer 9• Bill Edrich
  • 10The most common first name for Indian ODIcricketers is shared by 4 people.Cap number : Years played for IndiaCap number 13 : 1974Cap number 40 : 1982 – 1986Cap number 48 : 1984 – 1985Cap number 182 : 2010 -
  • Answer 10Ashok – Mankad, Malhotra, Patel, Dinda
  • 11“One of several new ball bowlers who were tried out in themid 1980s when it became almost mandatory to have fourseam bowlers in the one-day team, _________________ wasa mainstay of the Uttar Pradesh side in the Ranji Trophyalmost throughout the decade. In 1984-85, he picked up 25wickets, an achievement that brought him closer to nationalrecognition. This included his career-best bowling matchfigures of eleven for 146 (including seven for 67 in the firstinnings) against Railways. But his short international careerwas rather undistinguished and his only wicket was that ofDean Jones in his second and final ODI.”Which former Indian cricketer, who shares his full name witha contemporary Indian fast bowler.
  • Answer 11RP Singh
  • 12“The Brabourne Stadium absolutely erupted - theyloved it. It was this sort of involvement that theylooked for, since cricket had long been perceived astoo prim and proper. Wherever I go in India I amreminded of what happened on that day inBombay. It is an extra-special memory I have ofa special cricketer and a wonderful ground in a greatcity.”Who is the speaker? And the special cricketer?
  • Answer 12Speaker: Tony GreigSpecial Cricketer: Gundappa Vishwanath
  • 13Two parts (half pts each)1. ID the captain2. What is the significance of this game?(LargerImage next slide)
  • 13 (Image)
  • Answer 131. Clive Rice2. South Africa‟s first game after end of ban dueto apertheid.
  • 14Who has been blanked out?
  • Answer 14Herschelle Gibbs - “You just dropped the WorldCup, son”
  • 15 (Image next slide)• A legendary English cricketer of his time X refused totake part in the intimidatory tactics proposed by a certainMr. Jardine. He continued to play for Middlesex beforeand after the Second World War, when he worked inMilitary Intelligence. Allens first-class career graduallycame to a close after the war, and he moved intoadministration. He held several important posts, includingMCC treasurer and chairman, and had considerableinfluence in English and world cricket. He wasinstrumental in the creation of a MCC coaching manual,and worked hard to eliminate illegal bowling actions. Healso served as a Test selector from 1954 to 1961. ID X.
  • Answer 15• Gubby Allen
  • 16In the view of actor Christopher Douglas hisname "stands for the legendary British qualitiesof cool-headed determination, implacableresolve, patrician disdain for crowds and criticsalike – if youre English that is. To Australiansthe name is synonymous with the legendaryBritish qualities of snobbishness, cynicism anddownright Pommie arrogance.“Which English captain is thus described?
  • Answer 16Douglas Jardine
  • 17The fourth test between West Indies andEngland at Georgetown in 1997-98 sawsomething unique when it came to the fortywickets that fell. What was special about thesewickets?
  • Answer 17Forty wickets fell, but none of them werebowled!
  • 18Jamshed Patel, Prasad Sinha, Dattatraya Naik,TA Ramachandran, Bapu Joshi, BalkrishnaMohoni and Mysore Vijaysarathi were the firsteight Indians to do what in Test Cricket?
  • Answer 18They were the first 8 Indians to umpire inInternational Tests.
  • 19In 1888 – 89, South Africa played England inCape Town. Johnny Briggs took 15 wickets inthe test. 7 for 17 and 8 for 11. What was uniqueabout these wickets?
  • Answer 19He took all wickets on his own, WITHOUTusing any other player‟s help in the mode ofdismissal
  • 20Actress Parveen Babi once said that she madeher debut “cricketing style”. What was shereferring to?
  • AnswerShe made her debut opposite Salim Durrani
  • 21India‟s Squad for the 2012 Hong Kong CricketSixes. Who‟s been blanked out?
  • Answer 21Ajit Chandila
  • 22Who‟s Cricinfo ODI list?
  • Answer 22Luke Ronchi
  • 24_______________ beat John Carlins account of NelsonMandela and the Rugby Union World Cup final, JanieHamptons story of the 1948 London Olympics, RowanSimonss tale of selling football to the Chinese, BadBlood by Jeremy Whittle and Jonathan Wilsons historyof football tactics, Inverting the Pyramid."This is only the second autobiography to win the award”said William Hill media director Graham Sharpe, who co-founded the prize. “The judges felt it fearlessly tackledone of the great taboos of elite sport.”Who‟s autobiography OR the title of the book.
  • Answer 24
  • 25• X was posthumously inducted into the ICC CricketHall of Fame. He was educated at an elementaryschool and joined the MCC ground staff at Lordsin 1934. He scored his first Test century aged just19 in 1938 against Don Bradmanstouring Australians. Later in the same series hescored a match-saving 76 not out at Lords; thisinnings was scored on a rain-affected pitch andgreatly impressed Don Bradman. In 1939 he scored2468 runs for the season, including 120 againstthe West Indies at Lords. To make it easier, he isalso famous for his exploits in another sport.
  • • Dennis Compton
  • 26Vijay Mehra‟s record was broken by ManinderSingh. Maninder Singh‟s record was broken byLaxman Sivaramakrishnan.Two parts (half points going)1. Who broke LSRK‟s record?2. What is this record?
  • Answer 261. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar2. Youngest Indian Test player
  • 27In the ICC t20 world cup in 2010 and the ICCCricket World Cup in 2011, a certain song wasplayed before the national anthems of therespective sides in each match. It has also playedpreviously in numerous rugby tournaments,marathons and endurance events. The song wasa part of a Ridley Scott movie of the same nameand was even used as a theme song in the Hindimovie Koyla. Identify?
  • Answer 27
  • 28Bowler removed via photoshop. ID bowler.
  • Answer 28Balwinder Singh Sandhu
  • 29We know this batsman‟s father. The son ismaking inroads too. What‟s his full name? (Halfpts for Surname)
  • (Tagenarine) Chanderpaul
  • 30 – Mini ThemeTell me how the answers to questions 6, 9, 15and 25 are connected in a specific way to aCricketing landmark.
  • Answer 30Cricketers to have stands named after them atLord‟s Cricket GroundPlum Warner, Bill Edrich, Gubby Allen andDenis Compton
  • Finals!1. Modified List it Round2. 10 Q Infinite Pounce - Clockwise3. 10 Q Infinite Pounce – Anticlockwise4. Theme5. 10 Q Infinite Pounce – Clockwise6. 10 Q Infinite Pounce - Anticlockwise
  • Modified List it RoundOn the next slide, I will give you a statement. Tryanswering to the best of your ability.There are 19 elements.1 – 6 correct 5 points7 – 11 correct 10 points12 – 15 correct 15 points16 – 18 correct 20 pointsall 19 correct 30 points
  • QuestionAs of 9th June, 2013, there are 19 cricketers with 20 ducksor more in Test Cricket. To help you out, there are 3 WestIndians, 3 New Zealanders, 3 Aussies, 3 Indians, 2Englishmen, 2 Sri Lankans, 2 Pakistanis and 1 SouthAfrican.ID all. (do note, each team gets a grace of 3 incorrectanswers – therefore, we shall accept only the first 22answers on your answer sheet)You have 180 seconds for this round, beginning when Isay GO!
  • Exchange Sheets
  • List it AnswersWest Indies – Walsh, Ambrose, DillonNZ – Chris Martin, Danny Morrison, VettoriAustralia – McGrath, Warne, Steve WaughIndia – Zaheer, Chandrasekhar, BediEngland – Harmison, AthertonSri Lanka – Muralidharan, AtapattuPakistan – Danish Kaneria, Waqar YounisSouth Africa - Ntini
  • Infinite Pounce 11 . Clockwise2. Plus 10/Minus 10 on Pounce (must answer allparts)3. Plus 10 on Bounce4. Half points is QMs prerogative
  • 1In 1868 an Englishman named Charles Lawrenceset up a team of Aborigines to tour England andplayed 47 matches - winning 14, losing 14 anddrawing the rest. Now since the jerseys of theplayers didnt have names and they were allunfamiliar with similar looks, the aborigines had todo something to distinguish themselves. Therefore,1. What did the aborigines do?2. How did the best player distinguish himself?
  • Answer 11. They wore caps of different colors todistinguish themselves.2. The best player wore a green colored cap –thus the origin of the „Baggy Green‟
  • 2Phil Edmonds, a left arm spinner was trying tobreak a stubborn partnership. With hardly anyturn in the track he did not seem to have muchsuccess. As a result, astute captain Mike Brearleyused a certain tactic to have the batsman playacross the line.1. What did Mike Brearley do?2. What rule change thus came into place?
  • Answer 21. Brearley placed a helmet at short midwicket tolure the batsman to try hitting it and get 5bonus runs.2. The helmet can only be kept behind thewicketkeeper.
  • 3"As soon as I walked in to bat, he said I can smell blood.You do not have the guts. Showing his emblem on theshirt, he said I am playing for this. You are a scaredfellow, rabbit. I will get you next ball."Before delivering the next ball, also had also asked thekeeper to stay back and had also moved the short legfielder. I being a fast bowler myself, knew he was going tobowl a bouncer. I just took my chance and prayed toGod. I stepped out to connect the ball ... "Who and what happened next ?
  • Answer 3
  • 42013 version of a famous match. ID both sides.
  • Wisden XI vs Authors XI
  • 5During the 1921 Ashes series, Australiaswicketkeeper Hanson Carter apparently advisedhis captain Warwick Armstrong that theEngland captain was trying to make an illegaldeclaration. What‟s the story?
  • Answer 5• The Hon. Lionel Tennyson, captaining England,wanted to declare late on the second day ofwhat started as a three-day match. However, asthe first day had been washed out, it hadbecome a two-day match: and under the ratherstrange regulations in force at the time, anydeclaration had to be timed so that the sideabout to go in could have 100 minutes batting.Prompted by Carter, Armstrong pointed out tothe umpires that the declaration was illegal
  • 6• Montague Druitt was found drowned in theRiver Thames at the age of 31 in 1888. A keencricketer representing Winchester College, andthe Morden Cricket Club of Blackheath, Druittis regarded in many quarters to have an alterego. Who is Montague Druitt suspected to be?
  • Answer 6Jack the Ripper
  • 7Early in 1932 "Foxy Dean", the captain of Ontario from the Torontoand Parkdale Clubs, requested the retired leg-spin and googly bowlerArthur Mailey to select a team of Australian cricketers for a GoodwillTour of Canada and the United States that was to be subsidised largelyby the Canadian Pacific Railway.Mailey had two main problems: obtaining the approval of theAustralian Board of Control that since the revolt of the "Big Six" in1912 had forbidden any first-class cricketer to tour without itspermission; and fulfilling the only Canadian stipulation, viz. that theparty must include D.G. Bradman, the only man who had ever held therecord individual scores in both first-class and test cricket (a featnow equalled by B.C. Lara). Mailey managed to overcome the firstproblem by accepting some stringent conditions, but how was he toovercome the second?
  • Answer 7He convinced Bradmans wife for the tour to actas their honeymoon and thus North Americabecame the only other place aside from Aus,Eng, Scotland and Ceylon to watch the Don bat.
  • 8• Manufactured by a company in the US calledMueller contrary to popular belief X‟s ______arenot a novel way of promoting a sponsor. In factthey are just used to give a batsman a slightadvantage and are available at most supermarkets.They are regularly used by American gridironplayers. However Digicell did see the opportunity toadvertise and had done so successfully before theICC crackdown. Id X and what is being talkedabout?
  • Answer 8• Shivnarine Chanderpaul and the black stickersbeneath his eyes
  • 9• A lack of white shirts meant that one Mr Ryan,(an Australian) played for an English side in ablue shirt in a game which has amongst thehighest number of viewers for a cricket game.What game am I referring to?
  • • The game at the London 2012 OlympicsOpening Ceremony
  • 10If,NBA : Manute BolRugby Union : Richard MetcliffeWomens Tennis: Eva HardinovaWorld Heavyweight Champion: Nikolai ValuevInternational Cricket: Who?
  • • Mohammed Irfan Tallest in respective sports
  • 11What highly „debated and controversial‟ piece ofcricketing folklore does Cricinfo and Wikipediarecord happening on March 1st,1980 in KhyberAgency?
  • • Birth of Shahid Afridi
  • 12This was such a favourite of former US president RonaldReagan (he even made it a staple at the Oval Office and on AirForce 1) that one maker of this product even created theblueberry flavour so that Reagan could serve red, white andblue variants of these at his party. The sweet‟s flavourfulcentre is believed to have descended from the Mid – Easternconfection Turkish Delight, which is thought to date back toBiblical times. In fact, America also celebrates April 22nd asthe National ____ day.It is also a favourite amongst cricketers for more than onereason, including the fact that it acts as an energy boost.Which sweet, which made headlines in Cricketing News awhile back?
  • • Jellybean
  • 13Rachel Heyhoe-Flint made her Test debut atPort Elizabeth against South Africa in 1959-60scoring 14 and 17 on debut. She scored 51 in thesecond Test at Johannesburg. Three years later,against Australia at The Oval, she scored 36 and37 not out in a Test that England won, but alsoachieved a certain first, long long after the originof Women‟s cricket. What first did she achieve atThe Oval test match?
  • Answer 13First 6 in International Women‟s Cricket
  • 14In early 90s the new Cricket committee finallymanaged to dismantle the Broad Acres policythat had, with a few breaches that were brushedunder the carpet, prevailed for more than 70years. Dean Jones was kept as standby andfinally McDermott was signed. Two parts:1. What are we talking about?2. And finally who played?
  • Answer 141. Foreign Cricketers playing for Yorkshire2. Sachin Tendulkar
  • 15This is GurmanRandhawa, who joineda list of quizzicalimportance on April24th, 2013 when hewas playing theChampionship secondXI game for Yorkshirevs Lancashire. Whatlist?
  • Answer 15Concede six sixes in an over in ProfessionalCricket.Lancashire‟s Jordan Clark became the fifthbatsman to hit six sixes in an over during aprofessional cricket match on April 24, 2013.The 22-year-old achieved it in a ChampionshipSecond XI game against Yorkshire.
  • 16 (slide1)In 1862 he left the CunardCompany, established theCastle Shipping Line ofsailing-ships betweenLiverpool and Calcutta.Business prospered and 1864he found it profitable tosubstitute Liverpool forLondon.The attractive Perthshirevillage of Fortingall, with itslarge hotel adjoining thechurchyard, was built 1890-91 by him, who bought theGlenlyon Estate, includingthe village, in 1885. It wasinherited by his daughterElizabeth and her husbandPercy Molteno, and theestate is increasinglyappreciated as one of themost important examples ofArts and Crafts movementstyle in Scotland.
  • 16 (slide 2)Who and why does hefeature in a Cricket Quiz?
  • Answer 16Donald Currie - The Sunfoil Series is the maindomestic first class cricket competition in SouthAfrica, first contested (as the Currie Cup) in1889-90.Cricket in South Africa was establishedby the British, and the first tour by a side fromEngland took place in 1888-89. The followingsummer, the Currie Cup was established as adomestic competition. The trophy was donatedby and named after Sir Donald Currie.
  • 17If his first innings left a metallic aftertaste thesecond innings dismissal turned out to be quitea rhyme for no reason. What are the twoincidents being referred to – both quizzicallyfamous?
  • Answer 17
  • 18There is a curious little note in the officialscorebook for the Wellington Test of 1991/92(NZ v Eng). In New Zealand‟s first innings,listed among the interruptions, is “4mins/_____” What was cited as a cause for thebreak though eyewitnesses don‟t remember it?
  • Answer 18Earthquake
  • 19Who is the only batsman to score a Test double-century the only time he batted at #3?
  • Answer 19Jason Gillespie
  • 20There are around 25 official occurences of this(there must be a few more, unrecorded) inInternational Test Cricket. It is a pretty commonoccurrence nowadays due to the „T20 phenomenon‟but is a rare occurrence in Tests. In fact,surprisingly, the likes of MS Dhoni, Chris Cairns,Chris Gayle, Graeme Smith are all part of this list intests, but more interestingly, Muttiah Muralidharanfeatures in the list a record 3 times! What cricketingoccurrence in tests am I referring to?
  • Answer 20Hitting a six off the first ball in Test innings‟
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  • LAST CHANCE FOR LVC!
  • Highest Individual Scores in Each WorldCup EditionRamiz Raja – 119 in 1992Craig Wishart – 172* in 2003Imran Nazir – 160 in 2007Glenn Turner – 171* in 1975Viv Richards – 138* in 1979Virender Sehwag – 175 in 2011Viv Richards – 181 in 1987Saurav Ganguly – 183 in 1999Kapil Dev – 175* in 1983Gary Kirsten – 188* in 1996
  • 21• In a poll by the Guardian in 2013 to find thegreatest substitute of all time, Ringo Starr wasvoted in at first and Teddy Sherringham atThird. Who was sandwiched between the twolegends as he is said to have not only a greatimpact on the game but on the psyche of theopposition captain?
  • Answer 21Gary Pratt
  • 22During a chat Imran told Allan Border “AB, giveme Sunil Gavaskar and B.S. Chandrashekharfrom India, we will beat Australia..”In a shocking reply Allan Border said “Imran,just give me ____ ______ from Pakistan and wewill beat the whole world.” This reply created amassive furore and Border was forced to tenderan apology. What are the blanked out words?
  • Answer 22“Two Umpires”
  • 23In 2008, Wisden magazine published an articleand specifically highlighted these 5 cricketers inthe article – Abdul Qadir, Bishan Bedi, WesHall, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Jeff Thomson.What was the subject of the article?
  • Answer 23„Never a cricketer of the year‟ - These 5 despitehaving great careers were never Wisdencricketers of the year.
  • 24Another Sachin Question: What‟s unique aboutthis SRT MoM win?
  • Answer 24It was for a Super Max game – (10 overs x 2innings per team)
  • 25Immediately after the 2008 IPL, BCCI selectedan India-A team captained by Jayadev Shah andwhich included players like Pujara and star IPLperformers like Asnodkar and Bhatia. They weregoing on tour and were playing an internationalteam consisting of former internationalcricketers like Jonty Rhodes, Adam Bacher andRoland Lefebvre. Which country?
  • Answer 25Israel (on their 60th anniversary, comprising ofJewish cricketers from all around the world)
  • 26A seemingly casual decision turned out to be thebiggest in his life. After his class 12 exams, hedecided to randomly attend a selection trial forhis state. He made it to the U19 for his state andthen played full time for his state, played forIndia A and even made it to the Pune Warriors.Who? And what is his claim – to – fame?
  • Answer 262012-2013 highest wicket taker in Ranji TrophyIshwar Pandey
  • 27The following three images connect to anincident that has taken place only once in officialcricket. What?
  • Answer 27Only instance of 3 bowlers being used to finish anover.Cricinfo says – “M Dillon was replaced by CELStuart after 2 balls of his 3rd over due to abdominalpains. Stuart was withdrawn from the bowlingcrease for the remainder of the innings afterbowling 2 high full-pitched deliveries (both calledno-ball) in his first 3 balls. CH Gayle bowled thefinal 3 balls of the over.”
  • 28Cricinfo‟s „Most runs in a single ground‟ record listis led by Ricky Ponting – 3467 runs at the MCG.Second is Mahela Jayawardene with 3218 runs at theSinhalese Sports Club, Colombo. The top 100 hasonly two Indians - one scoring 1778 runs while theother one scored 1660 runs, both on the sameground. One of them is Sachin.Two parts: (Half points going)1. Who is the other Indian?2 .Ground/Venue?
  • Answer 281. Md. Azharuddin 2. Sharjah
  • 29Which domestic cricket team of an ICC Testplaying nation gets its name because the clubwished to be open to everyone, unlike the otherclubs in the area which were aligned to oneethnic group or the other?
  • Answer 29Nondescripts
  • 30______ is a Hawaiian word, defined in Pukui &Elbert (1986) as a “priest, sorcerer, magician,wizard, minister, expert in any profession.”However the word features in a cricket quizsince the word is also the name of a cricketingequipment product. What‟s the good word?
  • Answer 30Kahuna bats from Kookaburra
  • 31Logo of which organization in India?
  • Answer 31Cricket Association for the BLIND in India
  • 32Where will you find M Dheniar, R Druvad, HurvajSingh, A Glichurch and Z Kahn among others?
  • Answer 32Brian Lara/Rick Ponting/Yuvraj SinghInternational Cricket .
  • 33Tough cricketer X was fielding close to the wicket atshort leg when the batsman produced a fullblooded pull shot and the ball hit the fielder hardon the side of his face. Amazingly it flew straightup in the air and the batsman was caught at slip.My God, said a worried fielder going up to checkon X . What would have happened if hed hit youright between the eyes?In that case, growled X, the bloke would havebeen caught at cover.‟ ID X.
  • Answer 33Brian Close
  • 34It is said that while preparing for the tour toSouth Africa Rahul Dravid would use thePavilion at the Chinaswamy. Ideally onepractices at the ground and not at the Pavilion.But what did this legend do to prepare whichhelped him tackle the likes of Allan Donald andShaun Pollock with much less difficulty?
  • Answer 34He made someone bounce wet tennis balls offthe steps of the Pavilion.
  • 35• An Ad campaign by VB, Name the two Talkingdolls shown in the image below.
  • Answer 35• Boony and Beefy
  • 36• "For me, my team is the most important thing,"."Kolkata is my home team. Eden Gardens is myhome ground”. This is what a certain cricketersaid after bowling what Virender Sehwag ratedas the Best spell he had seen in T20cricket.Who?
  • Answer 36• Shoaib Akthar
  • 37• Until May 11,2013 there was a popular jokegoing around that ____ _______ was the mostexpensive waiter in the world. In fact it wasfound out that until then he was paid almost$20000 per drink he had served. Who is beingtalked about ?
  • Answer 37• This is Glenn Maxwell who made his IPL debutthe next day
  • 38• A Legendary cricketer was asked what was his favouritething in Australia. He is said to have replied “CleanToilets”. He was also given a nickname that shares itsname with a song written by Mark Knopfler on a rainyday in a bar in Ipswich. The inspiration came from amediocre jazz band playing in the corner of a practicallydeserted pub. At the end of their performance, the leadsinger came up to the microphone and announced thatthey were the ____ ____ ____. Three Part question• Identify the cricketer• Identify the song• Tell me why toilets were of such importance to him.
  • Answer 38• Wasim Akram• Sultan of Swing• He was diabetic
  • 39• Identify the player by his record shown belowthough more famous in cricket in anothercapacity ( pic next slide)
  • Answer 39• David Shepherd
  • Joy reigned in the Pavilion,And gladness mongst his clanWhile thousands breathed good wishes round the ring;Admirers dubbed the youngsterAs Surreys coming man;In X„s play they saw the genuine ring.„Twas well worth going to seeIllustrious Haywards smile,While Razor Smith and Walter LeesCheered with the rank and file.A Famous poet about the debut of X. Id X.
  • • Jack Hobbs