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Well Of Course FinalsKQA Cricket Quiz [email protected]@paap_singerWhats in store Write Brothers 1Clockwise (17 questions)Write Brothers 2Anti-clockwise (17 questions)List It

Write Brothers - 1English cricketers (past and present) showed off their artistic skills for a charity called Cricket United. Their art work was auctioned to raise awareness and funds for Chance to Shine.

Identify the cricketers7 cricketers. 5 points eachIdentify all 7, get a bonus of 5 points

Please exchange sheets

Clockwise Round17 questions

Infinite Bounce. 10 points

First 2 incorrect pounces will not be penalized after which incorrect pounces will be -10.

No part pounces1. Commenting on Xs famous feat a few days after, Yorkshire Post posed this question Xs pace? and answered with the classic Ten Notts, of course..

Who is X and what achievement are we talking about? Answer slide nextHedley Verity, 10 for 10

2. Nadeem Moosa was a decent left arm spinner who played 29 first class matches from 1983-87. He had modest returns in his career, but was considered a legend of street cricket. This was primarily due to the "finger" grip that he possessed, not unlike the carom ball. The ball was held between a bent middle finger and thumb, with the index finger as loose support. The ball is then flicked out, with the spin imparted from the quick flick out of middle finger and thumb. To nullify the threat of Moosa, an innovation was done which led to something that is now associated with the particular region.

This is one of the many stories about the origin of what? Answer slide nextTape Ball cricket in PakistanThe idea was that the tape would add another layer to the ball and make it very difficult for Moosa to grip the ball.

Tape Ball emerged in Pakistan only after the 1980s.

3. The completely forgotten fact is that the bowler had attempted something similar to batsman Aftab Habib, but missed the leg stump in the previous over. The bowler had used the absence of additional screening above the sight screen to help him. Who is the bowler and what am I talking about?Answer slide nextChris Read dismissal at Lords

4. David "Dave" _____ had an unremarkable cricket career, playing 3 first class matches taking 0 wickets and scoring a total of 55 runs. An English coach once told Dave _____ that he would never a make Test cricketer. Thirty years later, he was able to nudge the same coach and reply, You were right, I never made a Test cricketer, I made two!".

What was Davids surname? Name his 2 sons. Answer slide nextJeff and Martin Crowe

5. X was a cricket enthusiast (unlike Mr Meiyappan) and was an adequate cricketer at Westminister school. When fielding, he was content to stand apart from the rest, observing events at a distance. Murray Sayle, the only western journalist to interview X in Moscow, found him by waiting outside the foreign post office in the hope that he would stop by to buy a copy of The Times and check county scores.

Who is this cricket enthusiast? Answer slide nextKim Philby

6. When X got his first ever call to the national team, they asked him about his formative years and how he learned the game. He said he was given a book and in that there was a sequence of photographs of Bishen Singh Bedi bowling and he studied every photograph and learnt bowling. Identify X and the photographer who has covered over 325 test matches. Answer slide nextMonty Panesar, Patrick Eagar

7. Fans in Sri Lanka commenting about the disastrous performance of an umpire. Some may think that it is Virat Kohli calling them after hearing his name. Who?

Answer slide nextB.C.Cooray

8. In 1895, the ________ _____ Cricket Football and Athletic Club pooled their resources with Bluemantle Cricket Club and purchased the _______ Ground on a 99 year lease from the Marquis of Abergavenny. They built a pavilion at significant cost but that was destroyed in 1913 much to the dismay of cricket lovers like AC Doyle.

But this ground is remembered for some other type of destruction in the only international game played here.

Fill all 3 blanks. Answer slide nextTunbridge Wells, Neville Ground

9. Harry Calder died aged 94 in 1995 having never played first class cricket. He was tracked down in South Africa in 1994 as being the oldest surviving Wisden cricketer of the Year award winner.

How was it possible for Calder to win despite never having played first class cricket?Answer slide nextSchool cricketDuring the War, there was no County cricket, but Wisden wanted to continue the tradition of awarding the cricketer of the year. They chose school cricket as it continued to be played despite the war.

Calder did not even know that he had won it, until 1994 when he was tracked as the oldest surviving winner of the award10. South Africa took on Australia in 2 three match back to back series in 2001-02. Marketed as The clash of kings, South Africa were completely obliterated in the 6 tests and were defeated 5-0.

The administrators got together and realized the best way forward was to ape their conquerors in the way they prepared their players for international cricket.

What was the most important change implemented in South Africa after this series? Answer slide nextFranchise modelSouth Africa had followed a system similar to India where each province had a team. They had 11 teams in their domestic circuit. After the humiliation at the hands of the Australians, they decided to imitate the Aussies and ended up having a franchise system with only 6 domestic teams11. The third test between Pakistan and England in 1977-78 in Karachi, finally broke a sequence of 89 tests. If a misfiring opening batsmen had not been dropped and a leg spinning all-rounder been recalled, this sequence might have continued.

However the sequence recommenced immediately in the next test and continued for 11 more tests before completely coming to a stop.

What sequence is this? Answer slide nextPresence of at least one Mohammad brother in the teamAt least one of the 4 Mohammad brothers had played in every test match for Pakistan. The last test involving a Mohammad brother was in 1979 between Australia and Pakistan at Perth. Mushtaq Mohammad retired shortly after that. 12. Eddie Paynter achieved cricketing immortality during the 1932 Bodyline series in the series winnings test at Brisbane by scoring 83 after spending the night in the hospital. He was not supposed to be in the squad and was only called in after X suffered from tuberculosis. X had scored a hundred on debut couple of years ago and was considered a certainty for the tour.

X later returned to Australia as a government official some 18 years later. Who is X?

Answer slide nextDuleepsinhji

13. The origin of these 2 trophies are similar. A very rich man sent across these 2 trophies on a voyage and told them to give it to the best challenge posed by local against the visitors.

The man said - It would not be fair for you to bring the cup away, as you would rather they keep it; but perhaps you may come to some agreement to play for it some future time, when, if the winners desire to offer it for competition, you could go out and bring it home."I think, however, the sportsmen out there would like to keep the cup among themselves in recollection of your visit and as a gift from myself.

Who be the man?

Answer slide nextSir Donald CurrieSouth African domestic rugby competition is still called the Currie Cup

Cricket sold itself by removing the name and replacing it with sponsors sometime in the 90s.

14. A Young Victorian opener had been called up to the first class team. In order to ensure that he reached the railway station on time, he left his home early. He obviously did not have to face the Whitefield traffic and ended up at the station ahead of time. In order to pass time, he purchased something from the cigarette shop in the station. When his teammates turned up, they saw the opener sitting on a bench with ______. Naturally he was given that nickname.

Who? What nickname? Answer slide nextBill Lawry, Phantom

15. This structure served initially only as a memorial, but a water fountain was added making it a public utility. It has always been associated with the ground, being installed in 1882. It was moved slightly outside the ground in 1917 and almost immediately its vandalisation started. It was considered beyond repair by the 1960s. The city council decided to restore it in 2003 and move it to the Parliament, but historians showed photographs of when the monument was inside the ground. On the basis of this evidence, they decided to move the restored structure back to the ground and it is currently only 10m away from its original location.

Which ground? Answer slide nextBasin Reserve, William Wakefield Memorial

16. He has played many important innings and daddy centuries, but to him his most important innings was a 57 on a cold day in Manchester. Overnight rain had ensured that the green pitch had freshened up making batting difficult. Also the cold and strong winds bothered him. He made it difficult for himself because of a superstition. He did not use X during his first tour, which was a historic win for his side. He did not use X during the first test of the tour which ended in a draw. He decided to continue to do so in Manchester. "Never during the inter-school and even during the inter-varsity matches, some of which were played in the winters. So it was part superstition and partly the fact that I had never batted using X.Who rated this 57 as his best innings? What was the superstition that he followed at that time, which did not continue for long? Answer slide nextSunil Gavaskar, Wear

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