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  1. 1. QM : Shamsuddin Haider Santonab chakraborty Shiladitya Roy
  2. 2.  First of all thanks to Calcutta Medical college , Anustup da and other people who helped us to host this quiz.  Thanks to Mayukh Ghosh for his constant support. For rechecking few facts for us and for being generous enough to give us questions.  Thanks to Amit Sinha, Wisden Sreeram  Thanks to Ask Steven, Cricket Country ,Cricinfo,Wisden, Allout Cricket,Wikipedia  Thanks to my Co hosts Sourav Basu and Subhadeep Sarkar.  Thanks to people for coming.
  3. 3.  1. A round on cartoon and caricatures  2. Mixed Bag 1(19 questions)  3. A round on officials and umpires  4. Mixed bag 2(19 questions)  5. LVC round
  4. 4.  Six cartoons for different sources  10 points per cartoon  Extra 10 points for identifying all six correctly
  5. 5. Id the man in spectacles Q1
  6. 6. Just give me the blanked out part. Q2
  7. 7. ID the Wicketkeeper Q3
  8. 8. He played only oneTest for Australia. Id him Q4
  9. 9. Id the player who played only three tests for England. Q5
  10. 10. ID the bowler Q6
  11. 11. Exchange Sheets
  12. 12. Id the man in spectacles Q1
  13. 13. Just give me the blanked out part. Q2
  14. 14. ID the Wicketkeeper Q3
  15. 15. He played only one test for australia.Id him Q4
  16. 16. Ans
  17. 17. Id the player who played only three tests for England. Q5
  18. 18. ID the bowler Q6
  19. 19.  Full pounce and bounce  +10 for correct answer on pounce  -5 for wrong answer on pounce  +10 for correct answer on direct
  20. 20.  The setting of the match was Gomoh, a small town near Dhanbad, Bihar.The likes of Vizzy, Pataudi senior , Maharaja of Patiala ,Duleep Sinhji played against X’s team .They arrived in their private airplane .  The inaugural ceremony of the match was initiated by a shenai recital, though the Maharja of Patiala had also arranged for a band to perform on the occasion.Two players from X's side recited vedic mantras to start off the proceedings.  X played with a bat made from local wood, wore a toka(headdress) made of palm-leaves and was dressed in a dhoti. (This is a fictional account from a newspaper )
  21. 21.  When we use apostrophe (‘) s after a singular noun ,apostrophe (‘) is used before s. But in case of plural noun apostrophe should sit after s .  However this rule is violated or it was used in a singular form for some 5 years .Then it was corrected or used in plural form .From then, It is used in this form for near about 150 years.
  22. 22.  In a one day match againstWorcestershire, Somerset lost by ten wickets . GlennTurner scored the winning run for the team .  Charles Burnett was the Man-of-the-Match adjudicator. After some deliberation he wisely decided that nobody was deserving of the award, explaining it would be “improper”.
  23. 23.  Jack Badcock was one of the stalwarts of Australian domestic cricket in the 1930s.  Short and stocky, he was an extremely hard hitter of the cricket ball; an extremely versatile batsman  Badcock remains the only other batsman to have scored a hundred and have never scored a two- digit score.  Because of his surname, he got many nickname .Most popular is X because he looked like him . X was also extremely aggressive but his field of work was different.
  24. 24.  The first player to achieve this is G.Ulyett. Clem Hill achieved it twice .First Indian in the list is Rusi Modi .He is the 13th name in the list Brian lara ,Vivian Richards also achieved this.  Two Bearded player M.Ali and Hasim Ali achieved this most recently.This list have 93 names . Most recent Indian to do this is Pujara.  Q1. What list or achievement?  Q2. Ben Stokes is also in the List .What is so unique about this
  25. 25.  X ,a teenage prodigy, played 55 FC matches for Worcestershire. He was a left Handed batsman and slow left arm bowler.  In 1914, X scored a 178 not out ,which gained praise fromWisden.  X’s career was halted and cut short as he joined Royal Artillery to serve inWorld war I  During a match against Sussex, Surrey’s Freddie Brown drove a half volley straight, hitting X . After that the ground was struck with silence .
  26. 26.  The tragic passing of Phillip Hughes sent shock waves throughout world cricket and sparked a search for a better way to protect the back of a batsman’s neck.  So X came up with an innovated equipment during their match against UAE; a helmet that featured a grille at both the front and the back.  X was quoted as, "There was of course the unfortunate death of Phil Hughes before Christmas, but I have seen numerous players hit on the neck – my cousin Edser got hit twice last year - so my father-in-law Alan Grant and I decided we would put something together“….."I’m a qualified electrician, but I have picked skills from up other trades. I’m good at working with my hands and I thought straight away that it was something I could do.”
  27. 27.  In 1872 Charles Alcock became the Secretary of Surrey .He decided to hold other sports like athletics ,baseball ,football matches at X.Though Football was previously played at X, but under the influence of Alcock it became hub of football .  There is a myth that a certain Johnson saw a team Y ,(Established on 1882) play at X and inspired to do something in his country .
  28. 28.  X andY made debut in the very same match yet their fate was different .When the main bowlers of the team were unable to take wicket , X came and took wicket of a top notch batsman .Took 3 wicket ,47 runs in 18 overs.  X didn’t bowl a single ball in second inning after the success of first inning and never played again.  Y did very poor in his debut just took one wicket in whole test match and that of Ravi Shastri.  In the very series Z was taken for the tour, but wasn't given debut. X,Z hail from same part of the world.
  29. 29.  John Parker was a New Zealander with limited batting skills. Nevertheless, he played a good number ofTest matches for his country.  Parker's most significant contribution to the game of cricket happened even before he made his debut as an international cricketer. He was not much of a bowler but was a walking, talking M.C.C. coaching book and when X was in trouble with his career, Parker helped him with all his knowledge. X was on the verge of giving up cricket. Parker helped him re-model his bowling action to an extent and suggested him to add something to the action which eventually made a lot of difference.Parker never gained much stardom but X did and Parker played an important role in that.Identify X.
  30. 30.  We popularly know X as the holder of this long standing record which he achieved during the MadrasTest in 1963-1964.  But if both the innings of aTest match is considered, this record is actually held byY, in the 1956-57 season.  Y had a strange habit of kissing the badge on his cap before handing it to the umpire at the start of every over.
  31. 31.  XY, is the name for any number of cemeteries, chiefly in the AmericanWest. During the 19th century it was a common name for the burial grounds of gunfighters,or those who "died with their X on”. It is a reference to the soldiers who are employed at dangerous and vulnerable positions and they have likelier chances to die .  Due to this fact a position in fielding is also called XY.
  32. 32.  1989-1990, Bishen singh Bedi was the manager of the team to New Zealand .His notorious remark about dumping the players in Pacific ocean is very famous.(or infamous)  He claimed his side lost because " as if it was not a oneday international but X" .  It was a clear attack on India’s batting failure from typical Bedi.  What is X?  Hint: First Indian to score century in FC cricket (Not to be confused by a jungly European)
  33. 33.  X is a former pacer who was described as "a similar style bowler to Glenn McGrath"by the selectors.  X was given the unique nickname after some former pacerY, who was a pioneer for his country.  On being asked how did he get his nickname he replied,"I've never met him. It was given by Mark Waugh when I was young. He thought I bowled in a similar style. I didn't really like it and I objected to it. And when you object to something it sticks."
  34. 34.  The animosity between X andY is well known in cricket history.  In an interview forTOI in April, 1950, X was quoted saying "Y has done me a lot of harm. But my reputation has been fully vindicated by no less a celebrity than Bradman in his memoirs. He had tried to drive me out of cricket, but without success. One day soon, I feel sure, he will come crawling to me, begging me to help him once again"
  35. 35.  What is so unique about Hyderabad’s journey to final in 1937-1938 Ranji ?  In final they faced Nawanagar .They beat Nawanagar by one wicket to claim their first Ranji title.
  36. 36. This team has 100% winning record in test.  They played their first match against Pakistan in july,2000 . Amid moist conditions following overnight rain, Pakistan captain elected to bat on winning the toss. They were all out For 53 in first innings and 86 in the second. Pakistan lost the match with one innings and 54 runs against their opponent’s 193/3D in the first innings. X was selected as the player of the match for the bowling effort . X’s surname is popularly known to cricket followers.
  37. 37. Q18. In 1999 against J & K ,Himachal Pradesh’s captain X scored a double hundred .He broke a long standing record in this very match which was previously held by a legendary batsmanY.  ID X ,Y and the record
  38. 38.  X andY bear a very similar name.  Their initials are also same naturally.  X was a right arm fast bowler having a very short international career. He excelled in many sports and was state champion in high jump, triple jump, long jump and pole vault. He also played Hockey and Rugby.  But X is mostly remembered among the quizzers for his dubious achievement
  39. 39.  Y is considered as one of Australia's greatest all rounder. He's the 1st player to achieve the double of 1000 runs and 100 wickets inTest history.Y led his side in 4 matches of the 2nd everAshes series in 1894-95 and despite his heroics with both bat and ballAustralia lost the historic 1st match of the series. He has a stand named after him in AdelaideOval.
  40. 40.  6 questions  60 Marks in total  Bonus 10 for Full House
  41. 41.  X's cricket commentary is characterised by his plummy voice and his idiosyncratic mention of superfluous details regarding the scene, including things such as construction cranes or numbers of pink shirts in the crowd; as well as pigeons, buses, aeroplanes and helicopters that happen to be passing by. After the tea and lunch breaks he is also known to talk for extended periods of time about the food on offer, in particular cakes, with occasional interruptions to describe the situation on the field. He also uses the phrase "my dear old thing".
  42. 42.  This umpire had an eventful career, who officiated 17Tests and 6 ODIs. He was the umpire of the India Pakistan match in Bangalore famous for bee invasion.  He was the one to give Desmond Haynes out 'handling the ball’.  Also the last day of his debutTest match was called off due to civil unrest owing to Indira Gandhi's expulsion from parliament.Desribing him as the best Indian umpire Gavaskar wrote, “If only Mr X had been the umpire in my lastTest innings, perhaps the story of thatTest would have been different.”  He was a very recognisable figure on the field due to his heavyweightand habit of chewing tobacco while umpiring.He also happens to be the 1st umpire to win Padma shri award.
  43. 43.  X played for DU during his college days. During those days DU team was very strong .Two of the players of the then team went on to play test .X was not of that calibre . X finds himself lucky being in the eleven.  On those days newspaper used to publish University matches scorecard .X never made it in headlines. X dreamed of being sent as night watchman .X was denied of that opportunity. His highest score was 4.  X stopped playing cricket in his mid twenties .  X is among those few people who is liked by the Gideon Haigh
  44. 44.  Denis Burns, Lancashire born cricketer who played club cricket atWorsley CC and then umpired for 25 years at club level.  Peter Manuel, Kandy born FC cricketer, played first class cricket for well over 10 years for the Burgher Recreation Club and, on retirement, started Umpiring in 1983. Umpired firstTest Match in 1993 and ended up doing 11Test and 46 ODIs.  David Levens, a Melbourne born cricketer, played local cricket.  These are the only 3 people who are designated as ICC X and they do serve for it.
  45. 45.  When X left his village Gujranwala, X promised his parents he will do something in his life .  The right-handed middle-order batsman survived the fast, bouncy test byY as both the teenagers were picked on the first day of trials .  Y went on to become a successful international bowler .  Where X played only 17 FC matches . But He made it big as promised to his parents.
  46. 46. X
  47. 47. Exchange sheets
  48. 48.  X's cricket commentary is characterised by his plummy voice and his idiosyncratic mention of superfluous details regarding the scene, including things such as construction cranes or numbers of pink shirts in the crowd; as well as pigeons, buses, aeroplanes and helicopters that happen to be passing by. After the tea and lunch breaks he is also known to talk for extended periods of time about the food on offer, in particular cakes, with occasional interruptions to describe the situation on the field. He also uses the phrase "my dear old thing".
  49. 49.  This umpire had an eventful career, who officiated 17Tests and 6 ODIs. He was the umpire of the India Pakistan match in Bangalore famous for bee invasion.  He was the one to give Desmond Haynes out 'handling the ball’.  Also the last day of his debutTest match was called off due to civil unrest owing to Indira Gandhi's expulsion from parliament.Desribing him as the best Indian umpire Gavaskar wrote, “If only Mr X had been the umpire in my lastTest innings, perhaps the story of thatTest would have been different.”  He was a very recognisable figure on the field due to his heavyweightand habit of chewing tobacco while umpiring.He also happens to be the 1st umpire to win Padma shri award.
  50. 50.  X played for DU during his college days. During those days DU team was very strong .Two of the players of the then team went on to play test .X was not of that calibre . X finds himself lucky being in the eleven.  On those days newspaper used to publish University matches scorecard .X never made it in headlines. X dreamed of being sent as night watchman .X was denied of that opportunity. His highest score was 4.  X stopped playing cricket in his mid twenties .  X is among those few people who is liked by the Gideon Haigh
  51. 51.  Denis Burns, Lancashire born cricketer who played club cricket atWorsley CC and then umpired for 25 years at club level.  Peter Manuel, Kandy born FC cricketer, played first class cricket for well over 10 years for the Burgher Recreation Club and, on retirement, started Umpiring in 1983. Umpired firstTest Match in 1993 and ended up doing 11Test and 46 ODIs.  David Levens, a Melbourne born cricketer, played local cricket.  These are the only 3 people who are designated as ICC X and they do serve for it.
  52. 52.  When X left his village Gujranwala, X promised his parents he will do something in his life .  The right-handed middle-order batsman survived the fast, bouncy test byY as both the teenagers were picked on the first day of trials .  Y went on to become a successful international bowler .  Where X played only 17 FC matches .But He made it big as promised to his parents.
  53. 53. X
  54. 54.  Full pounce and bounce  +10 for correct answer on pounce  -5 for wrong answer on pounce  +10 for correct answer on direct
  55. 55.  Casino is a NSW town.It was in may 1869 ,a match between X andY was played  'The courier' came up with a report , "The day passed off very pleasantly save one incident which reflected upon the person chiefly concerned in anything but a creditable manner...the incident will probably appear in the casino police records.  This incident was the first recorded report of something in Australia. A very popular case of this has been used in the cover of Duckworth Lewis Band cover.
  56. 56.  Albert Rose-Innes  Christopher Heseltine  Gobo Ashley  Basil Butcher  X  John Nyumbu  There are many players who have taken five wicket hauls in theirTest career. But what is so special about these 6 players' five wicket haul ?  Id X who is the only Indian in this exhaustive list.
  57. 57.  In his autobiography 'Playing toWin', reminiscing about the 1967 Eden Gardens riot X writes, "I looked up and saw our national flags fluttering in the breeze, threatened by the fire that was now coming towards the pavilion. I started to climb up to get the flags and avoid surrendering them, the symbol of sovereignty of our two nations, to ‘mob rule’.The plain- clothes policeman said, ‘Don’t you go. I’ll get them.’ He went and brought the two flags down, and gave them to me.”  The viewers of the scene saw from a distance that a dark man performing the act, and believed(and spread) X, being the sole hero of the whole drama climbed the terrace amidst spreading fire and retrieved the flag. Ananda Bazar Patrika also reported the same under the headline TRUE CRICKET. And the myth stayed. Who was X ?
  58. 58.  X was born in Madras with some dissimilarities with the people of the area(mainly difference of culture) .  Something that is quite synonymous with people of Madras, was absent in case of X. This dissimilarity bothered some of his team mates.  They asked him questions on his ancestral village which X had no idea about ,but guessed the most popular city of his ancestral area . X was asked about his family and cast name . X had no idea about that also. X remembered the guru.This is possibly the story of origin of something.
  59. 59.  X was just about to begin his spell whenAshok Mankad came up to him and said: “This is my Bhagwaan that you are bowling to. If you can beat his bat, I’ll buy you a pint of lager tonight.”  X defeated the god with bowling .He then went to Mankad to ask him buy another if he get the god out in next over .  X got him out in next over.  X got the god Out few more times on the tour .  Name the nemesis of the god.
  60. 60.  X, a South African, had been playing for Lancashire since 2009 but got his Kolpac status in 2013. In 2015 in a match againstYorkshire when X told the opposite captain Andrew Gale to return to his fielding position, Gale swore at him saying a "Kolpac fucker", referring to his exemption from county cricket's overseas quota. As a result of which Gale had to undergo an anger management treatment in addition to missing the first two matches ofYorkshire next season.  So who was X who later dismissed the charge of racial abuse ?
  61. 61.  X was a AustralianTest cricketer who represented his country in 1936 against England scoring 2 and 3 and was never selected again. X was described as " an outstanding right hand batting stylist whose lack of judgement off the field ruined his career."  Another sweet (His sweetness may hurt)and great sportsperson bears the same name.  Another Person(Same name) , for his meticulous efforts,see through visionary ,described by Neville cardus with a 19th century invention .
  62. 62.  After being critical of X's performances in the 1983-84 series againstWest Indies, a renowned Indian cricket journalist called him a "StrokelessWonder".  But after seeing the batsman's sensational comeback and performances in the 1987 World Cup, the same writer wrote an article called, " X: From StrokelessWonder to a Palm-Grove Hitter".
  63. 63.  X was challenged by len hutton to hit Jim Laker on sightscreen for €5.  X hit hard very next ball ultimately found a 6 feet 5 inch PeterWalker.  X said about this "could almost feel the crisp fiver as the ball soared away towards the sightscreen – but I hadn’t reckoned on the tallest man on the field“  X played 23 ODI with batting average more than 58. X also played 22Tests.
  64. 64.  X was one of the 1st aboriginal player to play FC cricket in Australia. He played 23 matches for Queensland. His first over in first-class cricket, described by Don Bradman as the fastest he ever faced.The story goes that X knocked the bat fromThe Don’s hands with a sharp-rising delivery before getting him caught behind for a duck later in the over.  He developed his pace cultivated through a flexible wrist that he said was from years of boomerang throwing. Sadly X never got chance to play for Australia due to his aboriginality and suspect action.  X is one of the only two FC cricketers to be honored with a statue.
  65. 65.  The landmark(In next slide) is named after a gentleman who had contributed for cricket of Bengal .He is immortalized by CAB as they have a trophy named after him for them he loved most .
  66. 66.  X is quite expressive when it comes to emotion,joy ,happiness . For X it is the reflection of him as a human being and as a cricketer. Sometimes it made him face criticism .  A particular celebration of him is quite popularly known asY celebration as it resembles with pulling a cord.  X took it as a funny remark .But points out “I mean why would I take wicket and start aY? What ,am I bowling in a forest ?“
  67. 67.  Before his debut , an astrologer had said him that when he gets selected for the national side he will get “world fame”. thought like the others from the Royal family, he too would get a hundred on debut.  He shoot to fame after equalling a world record . So Astrologer was right .  X was invited by Greg Chappell in 2006 England tour to help Indian cricket team.
  68. 68.  The match was quite eventful  A Mumbaikar scored century on debut  Omar Henry became oldest debutant for his country in Test .He also achieved another feat in the same match  Captain of Omar Henry’s team scored a century, thus becoming the first person to achieve something that is repeated in ODI cricket by Eoin Morgan.  X got out off the first ball he faced thus becoming the first person to achieve a dubious distinction.Y took the catch of X.  It all overshadowed.Y got out in the second day .That was the highlight of the match
  69. 69.  In 1988-89, playing against Madhya Pradesh at the Nehru Stadium in Pune, AnilWalhekar was dismissed for 38 with X at the other end.  According to X , ‘The moment Walhekar saw stumps rattled ,he started crying. He was crying so much on the pitch, I didn’t know how to react.’  X andWalhekar put up a 102 run partnership Walhekar took lots of blows fromT Shekar, batted brilliantly but eventually got out on 38.
  70. 70.  X representedAustralia inTest cricket between December 1985 and December 1992 and in One Day Internationals between January 1986 and March 1992. He played 27Test matches for Australia taking 113Test wickets at an average of 24.63 runs per wicket. He also played 61 one-day-internationals taking 63 ODI wickets. X bowled left-arm fast- medium and had natural swing and an awkward angle of delivery. Before Mohd Irfan came he and Curtly Ambrose were the tallest cricketers at 6.9
  71. 71.  Y played in 19Tests and 25 One Day Internationals between 1979 and 1986. HisTest average was 46.28 and included sixTest centuries. His ODI average was 27.52.Despite having a very respectable batting average of 46.28, it was revealed thatY had the biggest difference in batting averages from the first to second innings by Cricinfo.Whilst possessing a fantastic first innings average of 68.41,Y’s second innings average was a dismal 12.6, a difference of more than 56 runs.
  72. 72.  In 1980 a Greatest of All time eleven (A eleven which can never be bettered)was published inTimes Sports diary which was compiled by MarcusWilliams .  Names are listed in a alphabetical order since It is very difficult to determine their role .  I. J Coulhurst, Lancashire 1919  2.TS Fox, Middlesex 1905  3. JT Griffiths, Nottinghamshire 1891  4.TJ Hearne (c), Middlesex 1908  5. FJ Hyland, Hampshire 1924  6. H Longland, Northamptonshire 1907  7. JL Matthews, Gloucestershire 1872  8.WE Mirehouse, Gloucestershire 1872  9. RJ Richards, Essex 1970.  10 AJ Rickets, Somerset 1936  11.WRThomas, Somerset 1928
  73. 73.  Q1.what is unique about this eleven of FC cricketers  Q2. what is more unique about TJ Hearne / Reason whyWilliams selected him as the captain
  74. 74.  John Sparling in a match against England in 1963 bowled a 11 ball over . But He did not bowl a single no ball or wide.  What was the weird reason of Sparling being that unlucky ?
  75. 75. X
  76. 76.  LVC round  Total 8 slides are there  Marks on each slide are written  Each team will get chance to try for LVC once  Non exhaustive
  77. 77. That’s All folks!

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