Wednesday, August 06, 2003

Cricket Quiz

I had sent in my review and a quiz to the TOC for the e-zine and I think you must have seen the review by now. But the quiz never appeared on the e-zine beacause there was very poor response for the first one (mine was the second) and
so they discontinued the quiz. Try to answer it. The questions follow. Leave your answers in the comments box below the post. Answers in a couple of days or as and when I get around to do it....

Cricket Quiz

01. Ellis Edgar Achong played 38 first class matches including 6 test matches for the West Indies in the period between 1929 and 1935. Primarily a bowler, he finished his first class career with 110 wickets at 30.23 runs apeice. He also stood one Test Match as a umpire in 1953/54 (West Indies versus England, 4th test at Port of Spain). Little else is known about this son of a Chinese father and a Trinidadian mother, but he has contributed a term used these days in cricket (more often these days, when Australia is playing). What term are we talking about?

02. Five of the authors of the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) article titled “Exact moment of a gastrocnemius muscle strain captured on video" are Orchard JW, Alcott E, James T, Farhart P, Portus M. Name the sixth "author". (I have a copy of the journal article and the actual videos that were part of the article too. Ask me if you want to see them.)

03. Yorkshire's Herbert Sutcliffe and Percy Holmes put on a record partnership for the first wicket against Essex at Leyton. It was then the highest partnership for any wicket in first-class cricket history. What brand name of cigarettes (allegedly) takes its name from this partnership ?

04. Who was the only bowler to have got Don Bradman out hitting his own wicket ?

05. In 1949, Australian Broadcasting Corporation changed its P.O Box number. What was the occasion and what was it changed to?

06. Who is the only player to have opened the bowling, the batting and also keep wickets, all in the same test match ?

07. Brett Lee has two nicknames. The first is is Bing. His second nickname is what? And why is it that way?

08. A "famous" cat called Peter (it was REALLY called Peter, I swear) died in 1965 in London. Where did it usually loiter and what is so trivially strange about its death?

09. Who was the non-striker when Javed Miandad hit that famous last-ball six off Chetan Sharma at Sharjah?

10. Soccer, Cricket Connection - Whats common to Franz Beckanbauer and Mario Zagallo and Geoff Marsh?


P.S: Most of the questions have been framed by me based on facts gleaned from the Net (basically from Cricinfo). A couple have been framed based on my own knowledge of the game too. There may be (just a possibility that I can't really discount) multiple answers to these. However, I, as the quizmaster, reserve all the rights to rule an answer incorrect. Yeah, you don't get any prizes too. People who read this post and don't answer the questions are losers. Don't worry, I am a loser too... So have fun.

QOTD: "..a bumble bee has just come to have a look at us through the window... they're lovely buzzy things, I rather like bumble bees, bumble bees and ladybirds" (Henry Blofeld on Radio4, England Vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, 06/01/02, Edgbaston )

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