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KQA Cricket Quiz Finals 2014

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The finals of the KQA Cricket Quiz held on 30th March 2014 at Bangalore.

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KQA Cricket Quiz Finals 2014

  1. 1. Well Of Course Finals KQA Cricket Quiz 2014 @soganmageshwar @paap_singer
  2. 2. What to look forward to • Written Round I • Clockwise (17 questions) • Written Round II • Anti-Clockwise (17 questions) • List It
  3. 3. Written Round I • During the 2013 Ashes held in England, members of the English team drew caricatures of each other and these were sold for charity. • Identify the cricketer. • 10 points per correct answer. • Get all right, 10 points bonus.
  4. 4. 1.
  5. 5. 2.
  6. 6. 3.
  7. 7. 4.
  8. 8. 5.
  9. 9. 6.
  10. 10. 7.
  11. 11. 8.
  12. 12. 9.
  13. 13. 10.
  14. 14. Please Exchange Sheets
  15. 15. 1.
  16. 16. Alistair Cook
  17. 17. 2.
  18. 18. Graeme Swann
  19. 19. 3.
  20. 20. Ian Bell
  21. 21. 4.
  22. 22. Jimmy Anderson
  23. 23. 5.
  24. 24. Joe Root
  25. 25. 6.
  26. 26. Jonathan Trott
  27. 27. 7.
  28. 28. Steve Finn
  29. 29. 8.
  30. 30. Kevin Pietersen
  31. 31. 9.
  32. 32. Matt Prior
  33. 33. 10.
  34. 34. Monty Panesar
  35. 35. Clockwise • 17questions. • Infinite bounce. 10 points • Like the review system – you get maximum of 2 incorrect pounces. So +10 for pounce, but in case of an incorrect pounce, you lose 1 pounce. • And in case you are pouncing, all parts of the answer must be correct.
  36. 36. 1. • During Sobers’ record breaking 365 knock, he was batting on 360. Hanif Mohammad was introduced into the attack with the hope that Sobers would lose concentration and give his wicket away as a non-regular bowler was in operation. • However the 2nd ball of the over, Sobers hit a boundary thereby equalling Len Hutton’s record. In order to distract Sobers further, Hanif tried something different for the rest of the over. The first 2 deliveries he did not concede any run, but of the final ball Sobers got the coveted run of the final ball of the over. • What had Hanif tried to do, in order to ensure Sobers does not get the coveted single?
  37. 37. • He bowled left arm spin instead of right arm off spin that he was bowling. This makes him the only bowler to bowl right arm and left arm spin in the same over. • The only other instance I can remember is Hashan Tillakaratne bowling the final over in the 1996 world cup game against Kenya. The result was beyond doubt and he bowled right arm off spin and left arm in the same over.
  38. 38. 2. • New Zealand took on Zimbabwe in the 2nd test of their tour on November 7th, 1992. The Zimbabwe cricket authorities wanted to maximize revenues for November 8th, a Sunday and decided to do something that had precedents in England, but never in test matches. It is also something that has never happened again. • What happened on November 8th?
  39. 39. • Interrupted a test match and played a One Day international. It didn’t make much difference to Martin Crowe. He scored 140 on day 1 of the test and then scored 94, the next day in a One Day International.
  40. 40. 3. • The battle of Monte Cassino was a costly series of 4 assaults by the Allies against the Winter Line held by Germans and Italians during WW2. The intention was to reach Rome. • The Americans attempted first and due to heavy casualties were replaced by the New Zealand Corps. If British Author Fred Majdalany is to be believed the codename that was to be given to the New Zealanders was devised by a British staff officer, who typically did not know the difference between New Zealanders and Australians. • What was the code used by Allies to signal the troops to attack Cassino?
  41. 41. • Bradman will be batting tomorrow. – If they were going to attack. • Bradman will not be batting tomorrow – If they weren’t going to attack.
  42. 42. 4. • Two Aussie bowlers – X and Y. • X came in as a replacement for Glenn McGrath for the 2nd test against New Zealand in the 97 series. He took 7 wickets in his first test, including a career best 5/39 in the second innings. However, he had a hard struggle to get into even the New South Wales side that year. He broke his ankle bowling in his first year for the Blues and found it difficult to recover. Played only 2 tests. • Y took a hat-trick against Pakistan at the MCG in 1996-97, in his 3rd ODI and got some excellent returns for NSW in the years which followed his first inter- state appearance in 1994-95. From there, though, his performances tapered away quickly, to the extent that he did not play at the international level and lost his place in the NSW XI within 12 months. • Identify both.
  43. 43. X – Simon Cook Y – Anthony Stuart
  44. 44. 5. • Wisden Cricketers of the Year award is an honour given to cricketers that had a considerable “influence over the English cricket summer”. Barring a few exceptions, Wisden almost always awards this to 5 cricketers. In 2011, Wisden awarded it to only 4 players. • Why?
  45. 45. • Due to his performances, Mohammed Amir would have been the 5th awardee. • Wisden in its edition just said – Awarded to a Pakistani player but not listed as a result of alleged match fixing. • “If [the player in question] were exonerated, then it would be possible to reconsider the position. That is why I didn’t pick anyone else instead. But as things stand, we don’t feel we can choose. Its all very sad”, Scyld Berry, the editor of Wisden.
  46. 46. 6. • “X will be missed. Missed by England for whom his standards of professionalism and excellence were an example to all. I will miss him too; his tenacity made him a pleasure to play with and against. • I will not miss his ___. X’s ___ - that dirty, smelly, grubby, patched-up, stitched-up, upside-down-flower-pot-of-a-thing – caused me more grief as an English captain than any Brian Lara hundred or Shane Warne hat-trick.” • An English skipper writing about his experience with X and ___. Identify X and ___.
  47. 47. • Jack Russell • His hat.
  48. 48. 7. • Quotes from the 40th year reunion of a historic occasion. • “The game was put on as bit of entertainment.” • “We didn’t appreciate the occasion at the time.” • “Looking back now, it was a momentous occasion. John said, they didn’t want to play. They were worried about injuries.” • “We were just happy to get out of the dressing room.” • “More than 40,000 turned up. We had to play.” • What was this historic occasion?
  49. 49. First ever ODI • Played on the last day of what would have been the 3rd test of the Ashes. The test match was abandoned without a ball being bowled. • On the last day, they decided to play a one day international.
  50. 50. 8. What is happening?
  51. 51. Kennington Oval • The Kennington Oval, was used as a POW camp during the second World War.
  52. 52. 9. • X arrived wearing a camouflage mash jacket and an enormous briefcase which contained his lunch – two bottles of claret, a vine-root corkscrew, cheese, biscuits, a plate, cutlery and underneath – Playfair. His first words to Y were, “Hello, welcome. What do you give a woman who has everything?” • “Encouragement”, Y replied. • “No, Penicillin”, said X rather triumphantly. • He then told Y, “I hear you like driving. Well, I like drinking. We are going to get along well.” • First meeting between X and Y. Identify both.
  53. 53. • John Arlott • Bill Frindall
  54. 54. 10. • The story of what and who is the speaker? • “I was working as a journalist at the Wolverhampton Express and Star, and the librarian there suggested I wrote to the Hayward family, who were from the town and well-known for helping ailing causes. So I penned a letter to Jack's father Charles, but by all accounts it was screwed up and thrown in the bin, because he wasn't interested in sport. Luckily, his secretary fished it out and gave it to Jack! He knew my name from reading my reports in the paper, and so he came to sponsor two tours of the West Indies.” • “I was staying in Sussex with Jack and his wife. After supper we started having a little slurp of brandy, and as the level went down with the bottle, Jack suddenly said, “Why don’t we have a _____ ___ __ ______ _______?”, and that he would pay for it. I put the idea to the governing body, he sponsored the whole event, and it was as simple as that.”
  55. 55. Rachel Heyhoe-Flint • Story of how the World Cup of Women’s cricket started.
  56. 56. 11. • Montague Druitt had played against MCC as a nippy opening bowler. He travelled in the Western country in 1882 and 1883 with a team called Incogniti. In early August 1888, he turned up for Bournemouth against the visiting Parsees, the game in which Mehallasha Pavri took 6 wickets and helped them win by 6 wickets. • But, at the end of the 1888 cricket season, things went bad for Druitt. He lost his job as a school teacher and in early December drowned himself in the Thames. His suicide note to his brother stated – “Since Friday, I felt I was going to be mother and the best thing for me to do was die.” His mother had been in the Manor House Lunatic Asylum. The inquest was held and the conclusion was “Suicide whilst of an unsound mind.” • Events after his death led to major speculation. Why was the death of an amateur cricketer news?
  57. 57. Jack The Ripper • Montague Druitt was one of the suspects. Jack the Ripper was active between August and November 1888 murdering at least 5 women. The murders ended either due to the death, imprisonment or emigration of the killer. • Assistant Chief Constable Sir Melville Macnaghten named Druitt as a suspect in the case. In a private handwritten memorandum dated February 23, 1894, Macnaghten highlighted the coincidence between Druitt’s disappearance and death shortly after the last of the five murders. He also claimed “From private information I have little doubt that his own family suspected this man of being the Whitechapel murderer; it was alleged that he was sexually insane.”
  58. 58. 12. • Earlier in the day, it was about Mohammed Azharuddin and his divorce and subsequent marriage to Sangeeta Bijlani. Later it was Debashis Mohanty for his dark complexion. • What was the third, that brought it to limelight?
  59. 59. Inzamam being called Aalo. • Some chap called Thind abused Azhar and Mohanty when India fielded.
  60. 60. 13. • Mary Boosey and and her husband Bruce — met, fell in love and got married in India. In fact, Mary Boosey lived in Kolar Gold Fields in Karnataka. Mary comes from a very sporting family. • Her father Dudley was in contention for a place in the 1936 Olympic Hockey Team. • Her uncle Leslie was the leading triple jumper in Asia in the late 30’s to early 40’s. • Leslie’s son Derek (also from KGF) represented Karnataka, Maharashtra and Great Britain in triple jump at the 1968 Olympics. • Mary and Bruce had a child in 1975, who represented his country in 24 tests and 39 ODI’s. Who?
  61. 61. Stuart Clark
  62. 62. 14. • He has lent his name to 2 stadiums that have hosted world cup finals. Identify him.
  63. 63. George Eden • Lord of Auckland after whom Eden Gardens in Kolkata and Eden Park in Auckland are named. • Eden Gardens hosted the cricket world cup final in 1987. • Eden Park hosted the rugby world cup finals in 1987 and 2011.
  64. 64. 15. • This was the brainchild of the Australian Cricket Board as a part of the country’s bicentenary celebrations. It took place across picturesque venues in South Australia and Victoria. 8 teams took part. The concept was renewed with more enthusiasm few years later. • What?
  65. 65. U-19 World Cup • The first ever version was held in 1988. The Indian team had future internationals like Nayan Mongia, Pravin Amre, SLV Raju, Hirwani etc. • U-19 world cup was later taken over by ICC and they hosted their version in 1998. Since then, the U-19 world cup is played every 2 years.
  66. 66. 16. • 1956 – Jim Laker • 1975 - _____ ______ • 1981 – Ian Botham • 2005 – Andrew Flintoff. • Fill in the blank with a bank clerk who went to war. • Also connect the four (exhaustive).
  67. 67. David Steele • Made his test debut at the age of 33, when Tony Grieg asked the selectors for someone who could play fast bowling. • The four are the only cricketers to have won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award.
  68. 68. 17. • Edward Stevens was a Glenn McGrath like bowler known for his accuracy back in the 18th century. John Small was a Gavaskar like batsman known for his technique and a propensity to use the straight bat. In a game at the Artillery Ground, these 2 faced off. • Stevens’ team batted first and made 37. Small’s team replied with 92, 75 of which were scored by Small. Stevens’ team in the second innings somehow did better to score 102 and set a target of 48. Small batted last in the innings and went in when 14 were needed and despite not really being in control he managed to take his team to a 1 wicket win. • A controversy arose as Stevens had managed to beat Small’s bat thrice but was not able to secure his wicket. This was due to the existing law at that time and this game forced the law to be changed. • What was the rule change?
  69. 69. 3 stumps • Cricket back in the 18th century was played with 2 stumps. Stevens managed to beat Small’s bat and despite bowling him through the gate, could not get his wicket. • So a new law was passed ensuring 3 stumps.
  70. 70. End of Clockwise
  71. 71. Written Round II • 10 images. • +10 for each. • Getting all correct, +10 bonus.
  72. 72. 1. Identify the batsman and keeper
  73. 73. 2. Identify the 2 cricket loving Prime Ministers
  74. 74. 3. • He won the South African cricketer of the Year award in 1994 and 1995 for his performances in the first class competition. They ended up being his final 2 seasons of cricket. Who?
  75. 75. 4. • 2 people opening the batting for Indian Journalists XI at Faislabad. The slightly rotund gentleman is a doyen among Indian cricket journalists and has a record of touring with every single team from 1968 to 2003. Who?
  76. 76. 5. • This now obsolete machine being used. What was it called? Named after the city where it was used and its function.
  77. 77. 6. • Sherlock Holmes makes an appearance in a legendary test match. Which one? • The match is famous for a possibly apocryphal quote.
  78. 78. 7. • This was one of the earliest bowling machines ever invented. Invented by a man named Nicholas Felix. What was it called?
  79. 79. 8. • Identify the man in the middle.
  80. 80. 9. • Identify the man being stretchered away.
  81. 81. 10. • Who getting hit on the head?
  82. 82. Exchange Sheets Please
  83. 83. 1. Identify the batsman and keeper
  84. 84. • Bobby Charlton • Jack Charlton • Image taken on the eve of the 1966 World Cup Semi Finals against Portugal.
  85. 85. 2. Identify the 2 cricket loving Prime Ministers
  86. 86. • Bob Hawke • John Major
  87. 87. 3. • He won the South African cricketer of the Year award in 1994 and 1995 for his performances in the first class competition. They ended up being his final 2 seasons of cricket. Who?
  88. 88. • Malcolm Marshall
  89. 89. 4. • 2 people opening the batting for Indian Journalists XI at Faislabad. The slightly rotund gentleman is a doyen among Indian cricket journalists and has a record of touring with every single team from 1968 to 2003. Who?
  90. 90. Rajan Bala
  91. 91. 5. • This now obsolete machine being used. What was it called? Named after the city where it was used and its function.
  92. 92. • Brumbrella • It made its appearance from 1981 to 2001 at the Edgbaston cricket ground. Its name is a portmanteau of Brum – nickname of Birmingham and Umbrella – reflecting its function.
  93. 93. 6. • Sherlock Holmes makes an appearance in a legendary test match. Which one? • The match is famous for a possibly apocryphal quote.
  94. 94. • 1902 Fifth Ashes Test held at The Oval. • Quote – “We’ll get them in singles”
  95. 95. 7. • This was one of the earliest bowling machines ever invented. Invented by a man named Nicholas Felix. What was it called?
  96. 96. Catapulta
  97. 97. 8. • Identify the man in the middle.
  98. 98. Nari Contractor • This after being hit by Charlie Griffith in a tour game in Barbados.
  99. 99. 9. • Identify the man being stretchered away.
  100. 100. Ewen Chatfield • He nearly died on the pitch after being hit by bouncer from Peter Lever. England physio Bernard Thomas pulled his tongue out and let the air flow in again.
  101. 101. 10. • Who getting hit on the head?
  102. 102. David Hookes • Hit on the head from a bouncer by Andy Roberts. This incident and the quality of pitches on display at the WSC fast tracked the introduction of helmets.
  103. 103. Anti-Clockwise • 17 questions. • Infinite bounce. 10 points • Reset the number of incorrect pounces to 2. So +10 for pounce, but in case of an incorrect pounce, you lose 1 pounce. • And in case you are pouncing, all parts of the answer must be correct.
  104. 104. 1. • Connect the following first class games. • Duleep Trophy semifinals 2013 between North Zone and East Zone. • Plate Division semifinals 2004-05 between Himachal Pradesh and Services. • To my knowledge these are the only 2 games to share this connect.
  105. 105. Game decided by toss of coin.
  106. 106. 2. • These games were initiated in 1951 by a keen cricket fan and the money raised was donated to Legacy, a charity for the dependents of deceased Australian servicemen. It later fell into abeyance but was revived in 1984 and has continued ever since. • It is struggling to find relevance in a crowded calendar, but is seen as a showcase for future stars. Today most games involve a retired legend, who is thanked for his contribution to the game and gives an opportunity to up-and-coming youngsters to show their wares. • What?
  107. 107. Prime Ministers XI games in Australia • Started by Robert Menzies in 1951. Stopped in 1965. • Later reinstated by Bob Hawke in 1984. • The last ever appearance of Don Bradman on a cricket field was at the 1962-63 Prime Ministers XI vs MCC game. Alec Bedser decided to play for MCC but they could not face each other as Bradman was dismissed for 4.
  108. 108. 3. • 2 sides to the story • Gogumal Kishenchand wanted to be in the record books and hence requested his captain a chance to bowl. • Lala Amarnath as a surprise tactic asked Kishenchand, who had not bowled a single ball on the tour to bowl. • Whatever the story, the record was made on the 5th ball of Kishenchand’s over. So what essentially is Gogumal Kishenchand’s claim to fame?
  109. 109. • Kishenchand was the bowler when Bradman reached his 100th first class hundred. This was achieved during a game between Australians XI and India.
  110. 110. 4. • Bangladeshi pacer Shafiul Islam was the first to be penalized after the change of rules. The rule change was necessitated after an incident in August 2012. • What is the incident that caused a rule change?
  111. 111. Steve Finn rule • If a bowler breaks the stump while bowling, it is now considered a no ball. • Steve Finn had got Greame Smith caught at slip. But it was called a dead ball after Smith complained to the umpires that he was distracted by the bowlers action. Though, earlier in the day he smashed a half volley for four despite the bowler breaking the stumps.
  112. 112. 5. • The legendary father uses x in his surname, whereas the son uses ks. The son made his test debut in 2003 becoming the first person from his region to play test cricket. He played an important role in a world record in just his second test match. But he could not sustain his promising start and was dropped soon. • The son retired in 2012 in order to emulate his father. Identify the father and the son.
  113. 113. • Father -> Bankie Banx – also called the Anguillian Bob Dylan • Son -> Omari Banks – first player from Anguilla to play test cricket. Had an important hand in West Indies beating Australia while chasing 418.
  114. 114. 6. • Hanson “Sammy” Carter was an Australian wicketkeeper who played 27 tests between 1907-08 and 1921-22. As a batsman, his repertoire included an usual ____ shot – not unlike the Dilscoop – that sent the ball over his left shoulder. The legend was that he perfected his shot due to his profession which he did for many years before his cricket career started. • What was Carter’s day job?
  115. 115. Undertaker • One of his saddest tasks was to arrange the funeral of Victor Trumper.
  116. 116. 7. • X’s stereotypical Englishness spawned many possibly apocryphal anecdotes - He was fielding for ________ _____ ____ and dropped a catch. He then asked his butler to fetch the glasses for him. After dropping another catch, he is said to have remarked “Damned fool, has brought my reading glasses.” • X was spotted once at Lord’s. “That guy seems familiar”, remarked one man. “Yes”, said the second, “Chap called X, used to play for Sussex”. Obviously the second guy was oblivious to his post cricket career. • X?
  117. 117. Aubrey Smith, founder of Hollywood Cricket Club.
  118. 118. 8. • In his last interview before his death, when asked about how he got into the game, X mentioned that he started out as an umpire and stood as umpire in all the major domestic games. When administrative duties took more of his time, he decided to give up umpiring. X in a playful response said that if he had known BCCI would have pension schemes for umpires, he would have stood as umpire in at least 1 one day international. • Identify X notorious for an accurate prediction. What was his prediction?
  119. 119. Jayawant Lele • Before the 1999 series against Australia, he predicted that India will lose 3-0. He was the board secretary at that time.
  120. 120. 9. • He was a rock star schoolboy cricketer but was unable to make it to the first XI of Yorkshire. He went to Worcestershire in 1960. He played 22 times in the 1964 season, when Worcestershire won their maiden championship win. He finished his career playing 97 games with only 1 first class hundred. • In 1986, he became the chairman of Worcestershire and managed to attract high profile names like Ian Botham to the team and this enabled them to win 2 county championships, 2 Sunday League titles, 1 B&H cup and 1 Natwest Trophy in his 12 years as chairman. • He is associated with ‘3 stumps’ and was considered a batsmen’s best friend during the 70’s and 80’s. Who?
  121. 121. Duncan Fearnley • Some of the best batsmen of the 80’s used Duncan Fearnley bats. Like Gavaskar, Lloyd, Botham, Gooch, Richards, Border etc.
  122. 122. 10. • Nazar Mohammad, father of Mudassar Nazar, became the first Pakistani batsman to carry his bat when he made 124 not out against India in his 2nd test match. He played the entire series scoring 277 runs and being only 31, he looked a certainty at the top of the order for Pakistan for the foreseeable future. • A certain Shaukhat Hussain in his memoirs ‘Noor Jehan and I’, claims that he is responsible for ending the career of Nazar Mohammad. • How?
  123. 123. • Shaukhat Hussain returned home one day early to catch Noor Jehan and Nazar Mohammad in a compromising position. When Nazar saw Shaukhat, he jumped from the first floor injuring his hand and leg. • The injuries from this fall ended Nazar Mohammad’s career.
  124. 124. 11. • The 1936-37 Ashes series was a classic. England won the first 2 tests comprehensively, before a Bradman inspired comeback in the 3rd and 4th tests drew the series at 2-2. In the final test Bradman won the toss and scored 169. McCabe joined in the fun with 112. Ross Gregory, who had made his debut in the previous test almost joined the duo with a century of his own but was caught off the bowling off Ken Farnes, who finished with a six wicket haul. Australia amassed 604 and won the game by a innings to win the Ashes 3-2. Gregory never played again. • The dismissal of Gregory was unusual when looked at retrospectively after events that happened in the next few years. What is unusual about this dismissal?
  125. 125. All victims of World War 2. • Fielder was Hedley Verity who died in Sicily. • Bowler Ken Farnes who died while flying over Oxfordshire. • Ross Gregory was killed in active service in 1942. • 9 test cricketers were killed on duty during World War 2.
  126. 126. 12. • Excerpts from an article written by Derek Pringle – “The thought occurred while recently watching X's _ __________ ______ and noticing a Y on the prison governor's desk as he informs the lead actor of his selection as a guinea pig for a government experiment. X was a well known obsessive and the yellow tome, a 1969 edition, would not have been there by accident. My guess is that it was a visual metaphor used to depict both authority and the establishment.” • What is this all about?
  127. 127. Wisden Almanack in Clockwork Orange
  128. 128. 13. • Sidney Adams was a right handed batsmen and leg break bowler who played for Northamptonshire. He was one of the many who died during World War 2. • He is also one of the few to take 2 wickets of the 2 balls that he bowled in first class cricket. He achieved this feet in a game against Dublin University in 1926. • The first wicket that he took was of a person who never played first class cricket again. During the time of the game, he was a student at Dublin University and once he left, never played first class cricket again as he went to pursue other endeavors. • Who is this batsman?
  129. 129. Samuel Beckett • He played 2 first class games, both against Northamptonshire. • Only Nobel laureate to be included in the Wisden Almanack.
  130. 130. 14. • He was a compact batsman – and a competent off break bowler – with a defense that was hard to breach. He led Ruia college with distinction at the inter-collegiate level and was almost selected for the Bombay University team. • He played Kanga league ‘B’ division for Young Comrades and graduated to ‘A’ division for Jolly cricketers. He was good enough to play against the likes of Gavaskar and Vengsarkar in the Kanga A division. He now travels to San Francisco every July for coaching assignments. • But he is most famous for a close association with another cricketer. Who?
  131. 131. Ajit Tendulkar
  132. 132. 15. • It has sometimes been attributed to Duke of Richmond. One of the Duke’s ancestors was indeed involved in the early days, but it is unlikely that he inspired it. It may have been borrowed from I Zingari. • But it is most likely attributed to William Nicholson, who was the owner of Nicholson’s Gin company. He saved them during crisis by providing significant loans. Though there is no written proof, it is most likely a form of thank you to Nicholson. • What?
  133. 133. Egg and Bacon colours of MCC • Is considered to be cricket’s first corporate sponsorship.
  134. 134. 16. • The first time he celebrated this way was after scoring a double hundred – his second outside his home country. Considering what happened the next day, his celebration seemed ironic. Subsequently, he used it after scoring hundreds. • Interpretations are varied – either celebrating his career resurrection or a message to selectors who would drop him after a few failures, or aiming at critics who questioned his age, commitment and a disparity in performances between home and away records. • What is this all about?
  135. 135. Thilan Samarawera, gun celebration • He celebrated this way for the first time after reaching his double hundred at Lahore. The next day, he had a bullet travel 12 inches into his thigh.
  136. 136. 17. • He was as shocked as everybody else when his name was displayed. He asked people associated with the project and was told that they needed someone, who was obviously not a possibility. Maybe the writer, who is English and a cricket follower, heard him commentating and decided to include him. • Who and what is this all about?
  137. 137. Michael Slater • He was one of the options in Slumdog Millionaire movie for the question – who has scored the most first class centuries. • Other options – Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Jack Hobbs.
  138. 138. List It
  139. 139. List It • 6 players have captained Karnataka to their 7 Ranji titles. • All 6 have represented India in tests. List them. 5 points for each. • One has lifted the trophy twice. Circle the name for 5 bonus points. • The years in which Karnataka won the Ranji Trophy are given below: • 1973-74 • 1977-78 • 1982-83 • 1995-96 • 1997-98 • 1998-99 • 2013-14
  140. 140. • EAS Prasanna (twice) – 1973-74, 1977-78 • Brijesh Patel – 1982-83 • Anil Kumble – 1995-96 • Rahul Dravid – 1997-98 • Sunil Joshi – 1998-99 • R. Vinay Kumar – 2013-14
  141. 141. End of Day’s Play
  142. 142. Tie Breaks
  143. 143. 1. • It all started in 1969, when _____ _____, then a budding wicketkeeper-batsman at the government run Birla School, failed to find a place in the final 16 of Delhi’s CK Nayudu trophy team that was led by Y. • “Y was the captain and despite being the best wicketkeeper- batsman, I was not selected as there was a huge turf war between Delhi Public School and Xavier’s on who would get more people into the team. I was from lowly Birla school and was rejected. That day I decided not to let another talented poor boy to suffer my fate.” • Fill in the blanks and identify Y, who is probably more famous for bringing into question a certain person’s ability to ahem… harden at the correct moment.
  144. 144. Tarak Sinha, Salman Khurshid. • Tarak Sinha famously started the Sonnet club. He has coached 13 international players and over 100 first class players including Manoj Prabhakhar, Aakash Chopra, Shikhar Dhawan and Anjum Chopra. • Salman Khurshid of course called Narendra Modi ‘impotent’.
  145. 145. 2. • The pinnacle of his playing career was being part of a New South Wales U-19 schools cricket team captained by Michael Slater and also had Adam Gilchrist for company. A back injury after this game forced him to reassess his playing career. • Who?
  146. 146. Simon Taufel
  147. 147. 3. • ? – X, Y • 68 – Rahul Dravid • 60 – Vijay Hazare • 55 – Dilip Vengsarkar • 55 – VVS Laxman • 54 – Mohammed Azharuddin. • Identify ?, X and Y.
  148. 148. Number of first class hundreds by Indians • ? – 81 • Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar share the record for most first class centuries by Indians.
  149. 149. List It • List all Indian bowlers to have taken more than 5 wickets in an innings at Lords. • There are 12 names.

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