KQA Cricket Quiz Prelims 2012

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The Well Of Course Quiz League StageMANISH ACHUTH

Rules.Teams of 2 or less. Prelims 30 questionsQuestions 26 30 are starred, to be used in case of ties

1. Identify the gentleman in questionWhen Rajasthan beat Mumbai in the 2010-11 Ranji Trophy quarter finals, many old time journalists commented that X will finally be able to rest in peace. He took part in 7 Ranji finals against Mumbai and was not part of the winning team even once. It is interesting to note that X is now remembered for his association with a Mumbai institute.

2. Identify the missing name.

3. Identify the speaker

4. Identify the bowler and his current role.

5. Give Reason.Richie Benaud used to work in Australia during the Aussie summer and then in England during the English summer. He retired from commentary in England in 2005 Ashes but still continues to commentate for matches in Australia. What very specific reason did Benaud give for this decision?This reason has divided the cricketing public in England. Cricketing authorities claim it helps the game, whereas general public say it drives away viewers from it.

6. Identify the gentleman on the right

7. Identify the gentleman in question.Ramchandra Guha in his book States of Indian cricket uses the technique of selecting an All Time State XI to describe the history of cricket in a particular state. His Bengal XI reads thusOpeners X, Pankaj RoyMiddle Order Arun Lal, Saurav Ganguly, Ambar Roy, Shute BanerjeeWicketkeeper P (Khokan) SenBowlers S. K. Giridhari, Kamal Bhattacharjee, Dilip Doshi, Subroto GuhaX never played for India, but a pretty familiar name to Quizzers. Has a #kvlt status.

8. Identify both gentlemenAn annual cricket game takes place in Barossa Valley, Adelaide called the Masters Cricket game at a ground called Chateau Cricket Ground. The 2007 game celebrated the 21st anniversary of a historic game and involved 2 people who were last seen together in that game. Identify both of them?

9. Identify the tournament and Y(very specific)Captain Ajay JadejaVice Captain Anil KumbleCoach Kris SrikkanthManager Chitrak Mishra

Group Stage opponents Australia, Canada and Y.Y had players like Curtly Ambrose, Richie Richardson, Eldine Baptiste etc.

10. What?What feat that was first achieved by Edmund Hinkley in 1848 at Lords, and the last achieved by Mario Olivier at Bloemfontein in 2007. This was achieved only 4 times in the noughties and very famously in the late 90s.

11. Identify the gentleman and the sloganDuring the 1988-89 Ranji semifinals, X, a popular member of the team scored an important hundred at the home ground. When he reached his hundred, the thousands who turned up to watch the game chanted ___ ______. This was a tribute to X as well as a popular motto of that region. Id X as well as the slogan.

12. Identify the gentleman on the right.The gentleman on the left should serve as a clue.

13. Who/What?Michael Holding on air Our statistician has confirmed this. This is the first instance of a bowler, in over 120 years of test cricket, taking a wicket with blue hair.

Holding describing who/what?

14. Fill in the blankConversation heard during the recent Eng-Pak series.David Lloyd - ...During the Lancashire leagues, derby games used to be very competitive and local teams across the road would _________ the other if they lost. Literally _________ them. Waqar Younis Axellent, is that the origin of the term?David Lloyd I dont know. But it would be very funny if someone carried buckets to _________ Lords.

15. Identify the gentleman.During the bodyline series, Bradman is batting on 99 and the last man in is X. X was known for his Chris Martin-like batting.In Bodyline TV series a character comments that all tail enders are usually rabbits. But X is a ferret as it goes in after the rabbits. Who is this Chris Martin precursor?

16. Identify this stadium.

17.Which cricketer have I searched for? He left for the US after this and then had links with CPI(M).

18. Who?Cricketer snapped during his much anticipated comeback game.

19. Identify the nickname.Jimmy Adams had an extraordinary start to his test career. He scored 1132 runs in his first 12 tests at an average of 87. He scored 520 of those in one series in India. He had scores of 39, 81, 125*, 23, 174*, 78* in 6 innings. He used a particular technique to avoid getting out to Indian spinners, something which wont be as successful today. The Indian media at that time had given him a nickname which is often used on cricinfo commentary stints referring to players successful in India.

20. Identify the gentleman in question.In the Ranji Trophy final of 1968-69 he scored 96 and 84 for the losing side. In 1962, he led India to a significant triumph something that has not been repeated since then. Who?

21. Identify the gentleman.He is the only known bowler to have taken a hat-trick over 3 overs and 2 days. He basically took the last 2 wickets of the innings. Geoff Lawson was beaten by a bouncer and had a broken jaw. And this bowler was really fired up when he bowled the opposition opener first ball of the 2nd innings to complete his hat-trick.

22.Identify the venue.

23. Identify this fast bowler

24.Jiggery Pokery from The Duckworth Lewis method. Describing what? Jiggery Pokery, trickery chokery,How did he open me up?Robbery, muggery, ______ skull-duggery,Out for a buggery duck._____ _ ________!!I might as well have beenHolding a childs balloonJiggery Pokery who is this nobody?Making me look like a buffoon?

25. Identify this gentleman.He was the star during the 2000-01 Deodhar trophy. His 4 wickets restricted North Zone to a below par total. And during the final, he hit an audacious 20 ball 31, that ensured the final was tied. He played his last FC game in 2001 and then disappeared. Made a comeback last year. Yaarapa ivanu?

26. Identify the gentleman.After taking 7 for 9 in a first class game he is said to have told his teammates, I wonder if Ill ever bowl again. A few years later, his last words were supposedly Keep going ahead. Who?

27. X and YMalcolm Marshall died in 1999 from colon cancer. There was a wide outpouring of grief. His funeral was appropriately held in X gymnasium and the last prayers were whispered by Y.Needless to say X and Y are Barbados legends.

28. Identify the gentlemanBorn in Belmont, he was a good enough left winger to play for his country from 1919 to 1932. Bowling to Walter Robbins, he bowled to a plan and got Robbins stumped. Robbins is said to have told a scribe, Fancy being stumped by a bloody _____________ to which the scribe retorted Do you mean the bowler or the ball?

29. Identify this opening batsman.

30. Identify this Aussie leg spinner who has taken Sachins wicket here

Please hand in your papers.

Answers

1. Identify the gentleman in questionWhen Rajasthan beat Mumbai in the 2010-11 Ranji Trophy quarter finals, many old time journalists commented that X will finally be able to rest in peace. He took part in 7 Ranji finals against Mumbai and was not part of the winning team even once. It is interesting to note that X is now remembered for his association with a Mumbai institute.

Raj Singh Dungarpur, known for his association with CCI, Mumbai.

2. Identify the missing name.

Denis ComptonOnly Foreigner to score a double hundred in the Ranji Trophy final.Also, the only double hundred in the 4th innings of a Ranji Trophy final.

3. Identify the speaker

Fred TruemanFirst to 300 wickets, he was congratulating Dennis Lille on becoming the 3rd member of the 300 wicket club.

4. Identify the bowler and his current role.

David Saker, Current England bowling coachHe never played for Australia, but was given a lot of credit for Englands show against Australia during the Ashes and also during their 4-0 whitewash of India.

5. Give Reason.Richie Benaud used to work in Australia during the Aussie summer and then in England during the English summer. He retired from commentary in England in 2005 Ashes but still continues to commentate for matches in Australia. What very specific reason did Benaud give for this decision?This reason has divided the cricketing public in England. Cricketing authorities claim it helps the game, whereas general public say it drives away viewers from it.

Cricket on Paid Channels.Post Ashes 2005, Sky Sports paid ECB for cricket rights in England. So, cricket was no longer free-to-air on BBC. Consequently the viewers reduced, but ECB maintains that the money from Sky is used to spread the game at the grass roots level.

6. Identify the gentleman on the right

Mohsin Khan, current coach of Pakistan

7. Identify the gentleman in question.Ramchandra Guha in his book States of Indian cricket uses the technique of selecting an All Time State XI to describe the history of cricket in a particular state. His Bengal XI reads thusOpeners X, Pankaj RoyMiddle Order Arun Lal, Saurav Ganguly, Ambar Roy, Shute BanerjeeWicketkeeper P (Khokan) SenBowlers S. K. Giridhari, Kamal Bhattacharjee, Dilip Doshi, Subroto GuhaX never played for India, but a pretty familiar name to Quizzers. Has a #kvlt status.

Kartik Bose According to a particular quiz master, Bradman is the Kartik Bose of Australia.

8. Identify both gentlemenAn annual cricket game takes place in Barossa Valley, Adelaide called the Masters Cricket game at a ground called Chateau Cricket Ground. The 2007 game celebrated the 21st anniversary of a historic game and involved 2 players who were last seen together in that game. Identify both of them?

Vikram Raju, Dara Dotiwala

9. Identify the tournament a