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Glove Love - The Cricket Quiz of Cannot Place

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Glove Love - The Cricket Quiz of Cannot Place

  1. 1. Report: Prelims – The Highest was 35, the cut off was 14. Mains – The winners got 266, the team placed2nd got 256, and the team placed 3rd got 231. Unanswered questions (at least partially) :Prelims: 8, 16, 18.Mains: 6 of Nicknames; 5, 9, 10, 12, 14 of IP1;9, 12, 13, 14 of IP2; 11 of Differential Scoring.
  2. 2. Preliminary Round
  3. 3. O U R S P O N S O R S
  4. 4. 1) Twenty eight questions in the preliminary round;and each one carries 2 points (to do away withhalf-pointers). The eight highest scoring teamsgo through.2) To make things easier for everyone (especiallythe people correcting the scripts), none of theprelims answers are descriptive.
  5. 5. 3) Questions marked with an asterisk ( * ) will beused to break ties.4) If you have any problem, dont forget:
  6. 6. 1During a Test series in New Zealand 2005, StephenFleming made a bizarre request to the umpires –that they should get rid of their black trousers.*“When its a bit overcast and late in the evening,you saw last night when Hamish whos in greatform, just couldnt see the ball," Fleming said.Who was it due to?* And replace them, I hope!
  7. 7. 1Lasith Malinga’s action was responsible for this.
  8. 8. 2* These lines follow one of the most famousimages in cricketing history.“I’m sorry, _____”, said _____ in blind terror.“Its not your fault. I was trying to hook youfor four.”The two speakers, please.
  9. 9. 2Harold Larwood hits Bert Oldfield on the head.
  10. 10. 3Identify the two superheroes inthe following two slides.
  11. 11. 3
  12. 12. 3
  13. 13. 3Dennis Lillee and Damien Fleming
  14. 14. 4This is what senator Tariq Azim had to sayabout an issue, in 2011."Hes become a baddy now but if you go downthat path we would have to change a lot ofroad names.”Simply name the baddy.
  15. 15. 4The issue was renaming the Gaddafi Stadium.
  16. 16. 5What nickname connects the following two cricketers?
  17. 17. 5Tiger
  18. 18. 6Keith Miller was probably inspired bythis tagline to write a headlinethat called for the inclusionof X into the national teamfor a 1959 series. Give me X.
  19. 19. 6Abbas Ali Baig (original advert was for Haig)
  20. 20. 7Surely its not a record that theyre proud of. Justname the two people who top this list.
  21. 21. 7Jade Derbach and Shanthakumaran Sreesanth
  22. 22. 8The gentleman on the right is probably one ofthe greatest ever to have never played at theinternational level.At the age of 32, a school-teacher whom hardlyanyone in England knew, started terrorisingcounty batsmen along with Wayne Daniel, andfinished with 85 wickets at 14.72 in the 1980season.[Pic on the next slide.]
  23. 23. 8
  24. 24. 8Vince van der Bijl
  25. 25. 9According to Mike Atherton, this is how the ______became a part of Xs arsenal, and probably becamepopular in the cricketing world.“...after the Lord’s Test of 1953, Doug Ring picked upan apple on a train journey and showed a young Xhow he bowled the ____, pushed out of the front ofthe hand between the second and third fingers.”Fill in the blank, and give X.
  26. 26. 9The Slider; Richie Benaud
  27. 27. 10Although it has now been disbanded, the earlier U19World Cups featured a Plate competition. Here is ateams performance from the 2006 edition. Just identifythe team.Plate Quarter Final: beat Uganda by 60 runs.Plate Semi Final: beat South Africa by 2 runs.Plate Final: beat New Zealand by 1 wicket.
  28. 28. 10Nepal
  29. 29. 11_____ Begum (born September 3, 1617) was adaughter of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal,who once saved Aurangzeb from a plot to killhim. However, she later fell out with Aurangzeband was ordered to live in seclusion.Identify this Mughal princess with a cricketingconnection, since 1922.
  30. 30. 11Roshanara. The BCCI’s foundations lie in a meetingat the Roshanara Club in 1927; the ground still hostsRanji matches.
  31. 31. 12The addition of which cricketermakes this list exhaustive?2000 :: Mohammad Kaif.2008 :: Virat Kohli2012 :: ??
  32. 32. 12Unmukt Chand. Indian captains who have liftedthe Under 19 World Cup trophy.
  33. 33. 13This is part of a 2009 article published in the Indian Express –At 1 a.m. on December 17, 1989, a family in the farmingtown of Thodupuzha in central Kerala welcomed the birth oftheir child. The jubilant father, PC _____, spent the rest ofthe day offering prayers at the church.…decided to name his first-born son after _____. "We neverimagined how big _____ was going to be. But there wassomething very impressive about him."
  34. 34. 13Who was thus named after whom? [Nopart points.][A disclaimer: I know that Cricinfo has adifferent date of birth. I am not sure whois wrong, though.]
  35. 35. 13Sachin Baby, after Sachin Tendulkar.
  36. 36. 14Identify this 17 year old who was one of thestars of the recently concluded Womens WorldCup.She made her debut there and picked up 9wickets in the tournament, despite missing outon the finals, where Ellyse Perry returned to theeleven after coming back from an injury.[Pic follows.]
  37. 37. 14
  38. 38. 14Holly Ferling
  39. 39. 15There are just 10 instances of this inFirst Class cricket. The first was byArchie MacLaren, in 1895. The onlyones to have done it twice are BillPonsford and Brian Lara.Who is the only Indian to have donethis?
  40. 40. 15Bhausaheb Nimbalkar. First class quadruples.
  41. 41. 16One of Lord Kitcheners immortal calypsos. Which cricketersname has been blanked out?____ taught them a lesson that cant be forgotten,____ taught them a lesson that cant be forgotten,We began quietly, but we came back with victory,Good captaincy from Len Hutton,but the honours must go to ____ ____.Australias tragedy, it began at Sydney,Magnificent ____, had their batsmen beaten,He went on to give us, a victory for Christmas,Good captaincy from Len Hutton,but the honours must go to ____ ____.
  42. 42. 16Frank Tyson
  43. 43. 17*In 1986, Graham Gooch infamouslydescribed a bowling attack as "like theWorld XI at one end, and Ilford SecondXI at the other".The “World XI at one end” referred towhich cricketer?
  44. 44. 17Richard Hadlee
  45. 45. 18The addition of which cricketer wouldmake this list exhaustive?
  46. 46. 18Johan Botha. They are the Australian Shield side captains.
  47. 47. 19Following a dispute with his board, X retired frominternationals 2004 and signed a contract withEssex, whom he then served for six seasons. In whatwas surely one of the most dramatic comebacks everseen, X returned to international cricket in 2010, atthe age of 39.Whilst it looked like that the move would bolster abatting line up for the approaching World Cup, Xretired immediately after his comeback series.Identify X.
  48. 48. 19Grant Flower
  49. 49. 20* This is the summary of the batting career ofwhich cricketer, who refused to score runsagainst anyone but South Africa?
  50. 50. 20Azhar Mahmood
  51. 51. 21So far, just four African nations havehosted an international between twoFull Members. South Africa, Zimbabweand Kenya are three of them. WhichCITY has hosted all the other matches?
  52. 52. 21Tangier, Morocco
  53. 53. 22Identify this player, who possibly knew what wascoming, fairly or unfairly, when he published a 1961autobio with thisprophetic title.
  54. 54. 22
  55. 55. 22Ian Meckiff
  56. 56. 23* When Nelson Mandela met thiscricketer in 1995, he famously greetedhim with the words "Ah, you are thedestroyer!", referring to the previousTest series between the two nations.Who was the “destroyer”?
  57. 57. 23Devon Malcolm, who had taken 9/57 in an inningsagainst South Africa, in 1994.
  58. 58. 24Of the only five current cricketers to have donesomething, two are Indians. The remaining are –Just name the two Indian batsmen who havedone it.
  59. 59. 24Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag. 200s inlimited overs (not necessarily internationals).
  60. 60. 25Mihir Bose sarcastically summed up theend of Xs career like this -"Indias first great ____ ended hiscareer because he happened to share aroom with a man who wanted a drinkwith a girl".Identify X.
  61. 61. 25Subhash Gupte
  62. 62. 26According to one anecdote, X waspromised Rs. 50 by a businessman forevery run he scored in the Ranji Trophyfinal. When X finally returned to thepavillion, having scored 249, all he foundwas an apology note which claimed that hisbenefactor had suddenly left for Calcutta.Who is X?
  63. 63. 26Denis Compton
  64. 64. 27In late 2011, the Jamaica Cricket Associationhad revoked its decision to name a stand at theSabina Park after X, after he had allegedly told alocal radio station that he had done nothingwrong by touring South Africa in 1983 and1984.Furious with this decision, X decided to takelegal action against the JCA.Identify X.
  65. 65. 27Lawrence Rowe
  66. 66. 28* Sachin Tendulkar is probably going toplay a Test past the age of 40, somethingthat hasnt happened for nearly adecade.Which cricketer, a person with exemplaryfitness, was the last person to achievethis?
  67. 67. 28Alec Stewart
  68. 68. Finals
  69. 69. O U R S P O N S O R S
  70. 70. W r i t t e n r o u n d ( o n n i c k n a m e s )I n f i n i t e P o u n c eL i s t I tI n f i n i t e P o u n c eD i f f e r e n t i a l S c o r i n gLine up:
  71. 71. During the last IPL season, this current cricketershocked a legend of the game during a postmatch interview.The legend commented, “your dad named youwell.” To which he promptly replied, “Actually, Iwas named after you!”Identify both.
  72. 72. Sunil Narine and Sunil Gavaskar
  73. 73. Cricketing Nicknames
  74. 74. 1) All eight questions are visual in nature.2) Every answer is the name of an internationalcricketer.3) 5 points for every correct answer.4) A 5 point bonus goes to the team(s) with the mostcorrect answers.
  75. 75. 1This man, a former NBA player, is widely considered to beone of the greatest ever to have played in another league.X’s coach, during his younger days, thought that theylooked similar.
  76. 76. 2The guy in the middle was universally known by anickname. What you see is what you get.
  77. 77. 3Sitter… who is nicknamedafter this legend?
  78. 78. 4Which underappreciated genius (in myopinion, at least) gets his nickname fromthis character?
  79. 79. 5Probably the only international cricketer tobe nicknamed after a Cluedo character. Fullname, please.
  80. 80. 6And, for the firsttime in acricket quiz…
  81. 81. 7
  82. 82. 8Which cricketer, with a nose to matchCleopatras, is nicknamed after -
  83. 83. Answers
  84. 84. 1This man, a former NBA player, is widely considered to beone of the greatest ever to have played in another league.X’s coach, during his younger days, thought that theylooked similar.
  85. 85. 1Andrew “Roy” Symonds; after Leroy Loggins.
  86. 86. 2The guy in the middle was universally known by anickname. What you see is what you get.
  87. 87. 2Tich Freeman; “Tich” being a generic British slang foranyone who is tiny.
  88. 88. 3Sitter… who is nicknamedafter this legend?
  89. 89. 3Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff; after Fred Flintstone.
  90. 90. 4Which underappreciated genius (in myopinion, at least) gets his nickname fromthis character?
  91. 91. 4Eddie “Bunter” Barlow; after Billy Bunter.
  92. 92. 5Probably the only international cricketer tobe nicknamed after a Cluedo character. Fullname, please.
  93. 93. 5Phil “Colonel” Mustard; after Colonel Mustard.
  94. 94. 6And, for the firsttime in acricket quiz…
  95. 95. 6Scott “Miley” Styris; after Miley Cyrus
  96. 96. 7
  97. 97. 7Vivian “Smokin Joe” Richards; after Joe Frazier.
  98. 98. 8Which cricketer, with a nose to matchCleopatras, is nicknamed after -
  99. 99. 8Bill “the Phantom” Lawry; after the Phantom.
  100. 100. Infinite Pounce(Clockwise)
  101. 101. 1) Fourteen questions, each one for 10 points.2) On the pounce, a correct answer fetches +10,but a wrong one gets you -10. You can pounceon your direct question.3) In case no one answers a question (oreveryone pounces), the next direct goes to thesame team.
  102. 102. 1Matthew Hayden at Hamilton in 2007.Sachin Tendulkar at ______ 2009.Robin Smith at Birmingham in 1993.Tillakaratne Dilshan at ______ in 2012.Kevin O’Brien at Nairobi in 2007.These are some of the instances of a record forvarious countries. Who holds the world record?And what record is it?
  103. 103. Answer…
  104. 104. 1Charles Coventry. Highest score in a losing cause.
  105. 105. 2● Click to add textThis is an excerpt from the foreword to a famous cricketbook.“Cricketers are supposed to be simple, even gung-ho, insexual matters as in everything else. And yet cricket – andmost cricketers – has its dark secrets, its skeletons.”a) Name the person who wrote theforeword. [5]b) Name the book. Maybe I will be generous with thetitle... [5]
  106. 106. Answer…
  107. 107. 2Peter Roebuck
  108. 108. 3Having had to wait till the age of 32 before hedebuted in Tests, X found instant success when hedid. He reached 100 wickets in 28 Tests, just behindGrimmett and Ajmal amongst all 30+ year olddebutants.Xs son, Y, made a name as one of the best EnglishT20 bowlers before his career stagnated in 2008 andhe was out of all major cricket....until he made anunexpected appearance for Royal ChallengersBangalore in 2010. Identify X and Y.
  109. 109. Answer…
  110. 110. 3Dilip Doshi and Nayan Doshi.
  111. 111. 4Leptospermum scoparium is a tree native toAustralia and New Zealand that is often called “teatree”, because Captain Cook used the leaves tobrew an infusion. Its Maori name, normally theword for it in both Australia and NZ, lends itsname to a cricket ground.Which ground?[Pic of the tree in the following slide.]
  112. 112. 3
  113. 113. Answer…
  114. 114. 4Manuka Oval, Canberra
  115. 115. 5In 2001, the ICC made it mandatory for allTest umpires to be from neutral nations.Who was the last umpire to have beenofficially nominated (ignore emergencieswhere the Third Umpire had to step in) toumpire a Test in his home nation?And which Test? [No part points.]
  116. 116. Answer…
  117. 117. 5Ian Gould. During one of the rare “neutralTests”.Pakistan vs. Australiaat Leeds, i n 2010.
  118. 118. 6Only two post-World War II bowlersclassified as “chinaman” bowlers havetaken 10fors. One is obviously PaulAdams, so who is the other?[Ignore bowlers like Johnny Wardle, whoused a canny mix of orthodox and wristspin.]
  119. 119. Answer…
  120. 120. 6Michael Bevan; against West Indies, i n1997.
  121. 121. 7In March 2012, Calcutta Universityannounced that it would be awarding aposthumous degree to Bina Das (along withone to Pritilata Waddedar). Bina Das wasdenied her degree due to a 1932 event.You find her story in many historyschoolbooks, but why does she feature in acricket quiz?
  122. 122. Answer…
  123. 123. 7She was the personwho shot at StanleyJackson, the Governorof Bengal; althoughhe escaped unhurt.
  124. 124. 8Lines written by Rudyard Kipling:Winds of the World, give answer! They are whimpering to and fro,____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____The poor little street-bred people that vapour and fume and brag,They are lifting their heads in the stillness to yelp at the English Flag!The modified version of the blanked out line is one of the most quotedlines in the game. What?
  125. 125. Answer…
  126. 126. 8What do they know of cricket who onlycricket know?
  127. 127. 9“I havent been on _____ yet, so I cant really tell you.”This was the sarcastic reply given by an Australian selectorwhen questioned about the team line up during Ashes2009. It was a reference to a bizarre controversy that surelyhappened for the first time in international cricket.a) Name the selector, who shares his last name with thecricketer involved. [5]b) What was the issue? [5]
  128. 128. Answer…
  129. 129. 9Merv Hughes was the selector. Phil Hughess Twitter feedannounced his dropping from the side, which revealed someplans and left the Australians furious.
  130. 130. 10The man pictured here is the holder of a record that hecreated during his Test career, which lasted between1983 and 1990.He was in the news throughoutthe summer of 2011, as X equalledit and finally broke it in April 2012.However, currently thisgentleman is the sole ownerof the record yet again.Identify both.
  131. 131. Answer…
  132. 132. 10Eldine Baptiste; X = Tim Bresnan. Baptiste holdsThe record for a 100% career Test record;he played 10 Tests and won all of them.
  133. 133. 11The Player of the Tournament trophy at theHong Kong Sixes is named after a personwho isnt a cricket legend, by any means.He played just 2 Tests and 20 ODIs for hiscountry, with moderate success, but spentsome time growing up in Hong Kong. Whois this cricketer?
  134. 134. Answer…
  135. 135. 11Ben Hollioake
  136. 136. 12X played under the captaincy of Y in the 2006U19 World Cup. By the time Y finally made hisinternational debut, in August 2012, X and Ywere playing for different national teams.In an ironic twist of fate, Y removed X with justhis third ball in international cricket.Identify the “Once Brothers”.
  137. 137. Answer…
  138. 138. 12X = Craig Kieswetter; Y = Dean Elgar
  139. 139. 13Englands legendary glovesman Godfrey Evansfound employment in another field after hisretirement.But an infamous mistake during his subsiquentcareer left him and his director, Ron Pollard, redfaced as the company lost £15,000. It wasunexpected, as something hadnt happened since1894.What was Godfrey Evanss mistake?
  140. 140. Answer…
  141. 141. 13Godfrey Evans was the cricket expert forLadbrokes during the 1981 Ashes; hence the500-1 was his doing.
  142. 142. 14Amongst Indians, who makes this listexhaustive, with respect to a 1983 feat.Also identify both the cricketers shown here.
  143. 143. Answer…
  144. 144. 14Balwinder Sandhu. The great spoilsports of Indianbowling – the people who took one wicket everytime a bowler finished on a 9for.The other two are Vasant Ranjaneand Chandu Borde.
  145. 145. List It
  146. 146. 1) There are nine possible answers to the criterionthat will soon be given.2) Each correct answer gets you 3 points.3) A 3 point bonus goes to the team(s) that get ALLnine correct.
  147. 147. There are 9 Test cricketers with thelast name of Patel. Name all of them.
  148. 148. Answers
  149. 149. Jasu PatelBrijesh PatelRashid PatelParthiv PatelMunaf PatelDeepak PatelJeetan PatelMin PatelSamit PatelIndia New Zealand England
  150. 150. Infinite Pounce(Anticlockwise)
  151. 151. By imposing any sensible minimum number ofinnings, the record for the highest battingaverage in Tests belongs to the Don. But if weremove such requirements, who tops thischart?[Ignore people who have never beendismissed. No “X averages infinity”answers, please!]
  152. 152. Shikhar Dhawan. Ganteaume can wait…
  153. 153. 1Although the stat was mostly ignored bythe mainstream media, keen eyed cricketfans were quick to pointout that Jonathan Trotthad broken thisgentleman’s 48 year oldRecord in the AucklandTest of this year.Identify and explain, please.
  154. 154. Answer…
  155. 155. 1Vijay Manjrekar, who earlier held the record formost Test runs without hitting a six.
  156. 156. 2The gentleman on the left is David Coltart, a prominenthuman rights activist. Although cricket fans worldwidedon’t immediately associate him with it, he was behindsomething that will forever be remembered in World Cuphistory. What did he do?
  157. 157. Answer…
  158. 158. 2He gave the idea (at least partially) for theblack armband protestthat effectively endedthe careers of Flowerand Olonga.[In case people missed it,that’s Mugabe on the right,in the previous slide.]
  159. 159. 3This was the match was when a cricketer debutedfor Ireland as one of their first ever overseas players.[Scorecard follows.]In fact, people still talk of his legendary exploits inIrish club cricket in the 1980s, where he was sodominant that they ended up banning overseasplayers in Section 2 cricket! Identify this player, whohumorously self-styled himself as the “Don ofDhaka”.
  160. 160. 3
  161. 161. Answer…
  162. 162. 3Raman Lamba
  163. 163. 4One on the wandering Twenty20 players…The first person to have scored three T20 hundredsin the various leagues that have mushroomedacross the world, was ironically, a man who neverplayed single international T20.Besides playing in three officially sanctionedleagues, he also gained fame in India for winningthe Player of the Tournament award during theinaugural ICL season. Who is this T20 legend?
  164. 164. Answer…
  165. 165. 4Ian Harvey
  166. 166. 5Many a Australian batting prodigy of the post-war era has been hailed as the "NewBradman". But this New Bradman (X), afantastic batsman in his own right, wasdropped for good just at the age of 28 despiteaveraging 45.55.In 1963, in another part of the world, Ysparents thought of a very cheeky way to namehim after X, and he went on to play 9 Tests inthe 1980s. Identify X and Y.
  167. 167. Answer…
  168. 168. 5Norm O’Neill. Anil Dalpat’s parents were thegeniuses who realized that the perfectly acceptableSubcontinental name “Anil” sounds like O’Neill.
  169. 169. 6Identify this cricketer, who holds the record formost runs conceded in an innings.In the modern era, he isoften mentioned incricketing culture becausehe lends his name to apopular online phenomenon.
  170. 170. Answer…
  171. 171. 6
  172. 172. 7No batsman has ever scored fourconsecutive ODI 100s. But onebatsman came heartbreakingly closeon 96* with 6 runs required towin, whto it at the Willowmoore Parkin 2002. He was en X bowled 5 widesand he was ultimately stranded on97*.Identify the batsman and this ultimatekilljoy.
  173. 173. Answer…
  174. 174. 7Herschelle Gibbs and Alok Kapali.
  175. 175. “I never got married because I wasmarried to the game.”Which legend of the game, who bowedout of international cricket after theLord’s Test of 1996, said this in aninterview last week?
  176. 176. Harold “Dickie” Bird
  177. 177. 8A historic moment. Just explain what happensnext…“ The constant speculation, criticism and innuendoby former players and section of the media overthe past four-five years have finally taken their toll.It is in the interest of the team…”Following the interruption, a voice in thebackground says, "I think the spelling is right. In theinterest of the team…”
  178. 178. Answer…
  179. 179. 8Kim Hughes breaks down during his resignationSpeech and Bob Merrimancompletes it for him.
  180. 180. 9Until then a part time bowler, this cricketerscattered the stumps of Arthur Gilligan in thenets in 1922 with a quicker delivery.To that, Gilligan replied, "_____, you mustchange your style of bowling immediately."True to the piece of advice offered, he took8/67 in an innings in the next match, and laterbecame one of the first exponents of his styleof bowling. Identify this bowler.
  181. 181. Answer…
  182. 182. 9Maurice Tate
  183. 183. 10The person on the left was one of the highest profilenames to have done something in 1963. In December2008, the person on the right was the last ever to havedone the same. Identify and connect.
  184. 184. Answer…
  185. 185. 10Roy Gilchrist and Enamul Haque Jr.Overseas international players in theRanji Trophy. In 2009, BCCI changed theregulations and for now, joining the listwill be quite difficult.
  186. 186. 11Being dismissed handled-the-ball is always unlucky. Butspare a thought for the only person to have been givenout like this at the non-striker’s end.The incident happened against Pakistan in 1979, whenhe picked up a wayward throw and Sarfraz Nawazdecided to appeal.In the last few years, he has been the butt of many ajoke due to his perceived ineptitude. Please name thiscricketer.
  187. 187. Answer…
  188. 188. 11Former Australian Chairman ofSelectors, Andrew Hilditch.
  189. 189. 12Name one of a/e and connect –a) Honourable _______ _______, who succeeded A.N. “Monkey”Hornby as the England captain.b) Charles and George Studd.c) Allan Steeld) Walter Reade) The first person to have scored a 400 in any organised level ofthe game.f) Dick Barlowg) Billy BatesExhaustive list, and the names are in order.
  190. 190. Answer…
  191. 191. 12People mentioned on that little urn.When Ivo goes back with the urn, the urn;Studds, Steel, Read and Tylecote return, return;The welkin will ring loud,The great crowd will feel proud,Seeing Barlow and Bates with the urn, the urn;And the rest coming home with the urn.
  192. 192. 13The addition of two more people tothe seven on the following slidewill make this specific listexhaustive. Name both andconnect.
  193. 193. 13
  194. 194. Answer…
  195. 195. 13Hashim Amla and Vijay Hazare.Twin hundreds in lost causes.
  196. 196. 14In 1982, following disputes with a national board, aRebel Tour to South Africa was arranged. X, thenonly 18 years old, was prevented from touring bythe selfless national team captain, Y, on thegrounds that he had a promising career ahead.Y was correct on both counts. The Rebels wereslapped with a 25 year ban (later revoked), but Xwent on to play 93 Tests.Name X and Y.
  197. 197. Answer…
  198. 198. 14Arjuna Ranatunga and Bandula Warnapura
  199. 199. Differential Scoring
  200. 200. Eleven written questions. The points that youscore depend on the number of teams thatget a question correct.1/2 teams with the correct answer = 20 points.3/4 teams with the correct answer = 15 points.5/6 teams with the correct answer = 10 points.7/8 teams with the correct answer = 5 points.
  201. 201. 1In September 2002, _____ _____ was named toplay for Border against Free State in EastLondon. A farce ensued because he was playingin the Champions Trophy in Sri Lanka and wasnteven in the city when the match started!What happened as a result of this has been afavourite in sports quizzing connects. Identifyand explain.
  202. 202. 2The Guardian did something unique by publishing,in book form, the complete over-by-over onlinecommentary for a series.The title is a reference to atleast one of William theConqueror and Arthur Mailey.But why the “766”?
  203. 203. 3Identify this cricketer who has been breaking afew barriers recently,and credits BishanSingh Bedi for his rise.
  204. 204. 4Chris Gayle, with his innings of 63*against Sri Lanka in June 2009, becamethe only person in international T20 cricketto do what?
  205. 205. 5One of the cult heroes of cricket, but afine Test batsman, too.
  206. 206. 6Although Rest Days had long beenconsidered unnecessary in England(thanks to people realising how muchmoney could be made), they madesporadic appearances at one Sunday persummer in Tests held in July, till 1996.Why?
  207. 207. 7There are just 8 instances of this. 7 were by the peopleshown here. Who did it the one other time, and whatdid he do?Colin CowdreyJaved MiandadGordon GreenidgeAlec StewartInzamam-ul-HaqRicky PontingGraeme Smith
  208. 208. 8One of the most memorable ODI matches betweenPakistan and India was played on 30thSeptember, 1997. It was marred by crowd troubleas Indian players were frequently pelted bystones, and the Pakistan innings was called off inthe 48th over.But with 8 runs required from the last over of theIndian chase, who hit a six off Saqlain Mushtaq toensure the win?
  209. 209. 9In May 2011, this match from the LincolnshirePremier League made it to national papers inEngland.It would have been unremarkable for most cricketfollowers (not many of us follow the LPL…), had itnot been for the innings of 128, which isconsidered to be a worldwide first.Identify the player. [The scorecard follows.]
  210. 210. 9
  211. 211. 10Unofficial as it was, he will go down in history asthe first Indian to score a Test ton, with his 148in a 1926 “Test” against the MCC at Bombay.Unfortunately when India finally played its firstofficial Test in 1932, ______ ______,now all of40 but showing no signs of slowing down, wasconsidered too old to tour and he missed outon a Test cap that was probably deserved.Identify this cricketer.
  212. 212. 11Last year, when Nasser Hussain was interviewing thisformer cricketer, he brushed away a bizarrecontroversy.Nasser: “If you bump into ______ will you say anythingto him?”To which he replied: “No, no. He’s not in my weightclass.”What on-field controversy are they speaking about?
  213. 213. Answers
  214. 214. 1In September 2002, _____ _____ was named toplay for Border against Free State in EastLondon. A farce ensued because he was playingin the Champions Trophy in Sri Lanka and wasnteven in the city when the match started!What happened as a result of this has been afavourite in sports quizzing connects. Identifyand explain.
  215. 215. 1Vasbert Drakes is dismissed Timed Out.
  216. 216. 2The Guardian did something unique by publishing,in book form, the complete over-by-over onlinecommentary for a series.The title is a reference to atleast one of of William theConqueror and Arthur Mailey.But why the “766”?
  217. 217. 2Runs scored by Alastair Cook in Ashes 2010/11.
  218. 218. 3Identify this cricketer who has been breaking afew barriers recently,and credits BishanSingh Bedi for his rise.
  219. 219. 3Parvez Rasool
  220. 220. 4Chris Gayle, with his innings of 63*against Sri Lanka in June 2009, becamethe only person in international T20cricket to do what?
  221. 221. 4That is the only instance of a playercarrying the bat in international T20.
  222. 222. 5One of the cult heroes of cricket, but afine Test batsman, too.
  223. 223. 5Colin Bland
  224. 224. 6Although Rest Days had long beenconsidered unnecessary in England(thanks to people realising how muchmoney could be made), they madesporadic appearances at one Sunday persummer in Tests held in July, till 1996.Why?
  225. 225. 6Men’s finals of the Championships.
  226. 226. 7There are just 8 instances of this. 7 were by the peopleshown here. Who did it the one other time, and whatdid he do?Colin CowdreyJaved MiandadGordon GreenidgeAlec StewartInzamam-ul-HaqRicky PontingGraeme Smith
  227. 227. 7Ricky Ponting yet again. Those are peoplewho have scored 100s in their 100th Test, andPunter did it twice.
  228. 228. 8One of the most memorable ODI matches betweenPakistan and India was played on 30th September,1997. It was marred by crowd trouble as Indianplayers were frequently pelted by stones, and thePakistan innings was called off in the 48th over.But with 8 runs required from the last over of theIndian chase, who hit a sixoff Saqlain Mushtaq to ensure the win?
  229. 229. 8Rajesh Chauhan
  230. 230. 9In May 2011, this match from the LincolnshirePremier League made it to national papers inEngland.It would have been unremarkable for most cricketfollowers (not many of us follow the LPL…), had itnot been for the innings of 128, which isconsidered to be a worldwide first.Identify the player. [The scorecard follows.]
  231. 231. 9
  232. 232. 9Arran Brindle; who is considered to be the only woman tohave scored a 100 in men’s semipro cricket.
  233. 233. 10Unofficial as it was, he will go down in history asthe first Indian to score a Test ton, with his 148in a 1926 “Test” against the MCC at Bombay.Unfortunately when India finally played its firstofficial Test in 1932, ______ ______,now all of40 but showing no signs of slowing down, wasconsidered too old to tour and he missed outon a Test cap that was probably deserved.Identify this cricketer.
  234. 234. D. B. Deodhar
  235. 235. 11Last year, when Nasser Hussain was interviewing thisformer cricketer, he brushed away a bizarrecontroversy.Nasser: “If you bump into ______ will you say anythingto him?”To which he replied: “No, no. He’s not in my weightclass.”What on-field controversy are they speaking about?
  236. 236. 11
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