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Title: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 02, 2006, 04:13:36 AM
Based on recent discussions, I am starting a "rolling" quiz.

Basic Idea: The person responsible for asking the question will verify the correct answer, and is expected to check regularly for answers. Anyone can answer. The person who answered correctly first asks the next question, but only when explicitly identified by the person who asked the question.

Aim: The idea is for all of us to have fun and learn. The fun is in getting great questions and seeing the guesses and the answers. Discussions on the question/answer and reasonable cricket related diversions are highly encouraged.

If there is enough interest and response, this thread will remain alive and towards the top of the topic list. If not it will die a natural death. The mods can consider whether to make it a sticky topic.

Simple rules:

1. If the question is not answered within 24 hours, it is suggested that a good hint be provided.

2. If the question is not answered within 48 hours, the next person to post a question becomes open to anyone in the forum.

3. The person who correctly answers is given upto 24 hours to post the next question.

4. Web searches can be done, but it is suggested that the person answering mentions whether a search was done to retrieve the answer and provide the source. This allows interested people to read the complete article or see a larger section of statistics. Often, it will help towards setting future questions.

An invitation for Mock Turtle to ask the first question when she is ready ....
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 02, 2006, 05:08:54 AM
Thanks for taking the initiative...I'll make this thread sticky
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 02, 2006, 12:58:12 PM
K-of-P, thanks for starting the thread.

Here's a question from me

Link the following players (there are a couple of more players who also make the list but i have left them out deliberately for now)

Kapil Dev, Sourav Ganguly, Saeed Anwar, Jonty Rhodes, Mark Waugh


ps: is making this thread a "sticky" making it less obvious? coz it is sitting there on top with a bunch of other threads that i rarely open!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 02, 2006, 04:49:42 PM
Link the following players (there are a couple of more players who also make the list but i have left them out deliberately for now)

Kapil Dev, Sourav Ganguly, Saeed Anwar, Jonty Rhodes, Mark Waugh

I pulled up Kapil Dev's record and thought about it. And seeing Saeed Anwar's name on the list too suspected that what links them is that their highest ODI score is greater than their highest test score.
If this is correct, good one - I wonder who the others are. Perhaps someone still actively playing with a low number of matches, e.g. Andrew Symonds and Dhoni.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 02, 2006, 04:56:09 PM
Link the following players (there are a couple of more players who also make the list but i have left them out deliberately for now)

Kapil Dev, Sourav Ganguly, Saeed Anwar, Jonty Rhodes, Mark Waugh

I pulled up Kapil Dev's record and thought about it. And seeing Saeed Anwar's name on the list too suspected that what links them is that their highest ODI score is greater than their highest test score.
If this is correct, good one - I wonder who the others are. Perhaps someone still actively playing with a low number of matches, e.g. Andrew Symonds and Dhoni.

I would think that would make for a much bigger list, no ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 02, 2006, 04:57:36 PM
ps: is making this thread a "sticky" making it less obvious? coz it is sitting there on top with a bunch of other threads that i rarely open!

Maybe only initially, but once people are aware of it, then it will always be easily accessible.  However, if kop and you think it would be better as a non-sticky thread, let me know, and I will oblige.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 02, 2006, 06:37:52 PM
Link the following players (there are a couple of more players who also make the list but i have left them out deliberately for now)

Kapil Dev, Sourav Ganguly, Saeed Anwar, Jonty Rhodes, Mark Waugh

I pulled up Kapil Dev's record and thought about it. And seeing Saeed Anwar's name on the list too suspected that what links them is that their highest ODI score is greater than their highest test score.
If this is correct, good one - I wonder who the others are. Perhaps someone still actively playing with a low number of matches, e.g. Andrew Symonds and Dhoni.

You are right. That was what i had in mind and these are players(batsmen) who have played 50+ tests and have a higher ODI score than their best test score. The two others are Alistair Campbell and Ken Rutherford. I read this piece of tidbit in Cricinfo a while ago.(wonder if there are more now?)

hope it wasn't too vague!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 02, 2006, 06:40:50 PM
So KOP has to ask the next question, right??
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 02, 2006, 07:05:16 PM
So KOP has to ask the next question, right??

Correct
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 02, 2006, 10:54:09 PM
I hope this is not too vague. I came across this information recently.

David Gower, (England and overall record) 5046 runs
Richardson (WI record) 4153 runs
Alan Border (Aus record) 4435 runs
Aravinda De Silva (SL record) 2779 runs
Glenn Turner (NZ record) 2991 runs
Herbert Taylor (SA record) 2925 runs
Majid Khan (Pakistan record) 2522 runs
WhoAmI (Indian record) 3858 runs


Who am I and what record is this?

(and there is something unique about Glenn Turner in this list).
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 02, 2006, 11:42:58 PM
Rahul Dravid-- most Test runs between two ducks
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 02, 2006, 11:44:39 PM
The unique thing about Turner was that the streak was still active when he left international cricket
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 02, 2006, 11:49:28 PM
Not asked but another unique aspect about one of the named mentioned:
Aravinda de Silva's streak was at the very start of his career.  He did not get his first duck until his 75th innings-- that is a record.  Interestingly, Geraint Jones has played 47 innings in his career without recording a duck.  Let's see if he gets the opportunity to go for Aravinda's record.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 03, 2006, 04:08:59 AM
Sahir - right on both counts. Glenn Turner interestingly scored a duck in the very first innings he played, and never scored a duck ever since. So his streak represents the total number of runs he made. Did not know about Geraint Jones. Over to you for the next question.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 03, 2006, 06:31:10 AM
Here's the challenge:

King pairs are rare in cricket, but one player in the history of Test cricket has the dubious honor of not only bagging a king pair, but also being the victim of a hat-trick ball in both innings of a Test match.  Name that player.


Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on September 03, 2006, 02:24:36 PM
TA Ward
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 03, 2006, 07:42:06 PM
TA Ward

Correct-- even more incredibly, he was victim to a hat-trick ball in both innings to the same bowler!  TJ Matthews remains the only bowler to take 2 hat-tricks in a single Test.  Funnily enough, despite 2 hat-tricks in one match (the only wickets he took in that match), Matthews never took a five-wicket haul in the 8 Tests he played, nor did he ever take more than 6 wickets in a match.  The scorecard of the match:
http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1910S/1912/TRI-TEST/AUS_RSA_T1_27-28MAY1912.html
Over to you inoc.
Oh yeah, applause for the right answer.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on September 03, 2006, 09:22:05 PM
thanks sahir with a little help from cricinfo

so here goes

India and Pakistan shared a batting world record in the recently concluded series, 2005/6 in Pakistan, which equalled one set by India and another team earlier.

What was the record, who else does India share it with and when was that record?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 03, 2006, 09:31:05 PM
TA Ward

Correct-- even more incredibly, he was victim to a hat-trick ball in both innings to the same bowler!  TJ Matthews remains the only bowler to take 2 hat-tricks in a single Test.  Funnily enough, despite 2 hat-tricks in one match (the only wickets he took in that match), Matthews never took a five-wicket haul in the 8 Tests he played, nor did he ever take more than 6 wickets in a match.  The scorecard of the match:
http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1910S/1912/TRI-TEST/AUS_RSA_T1_27-28MAY1912.html
Over to you inoc.
Oh yeah, applause for the right answer.


I don't understand the captaincy here- so you have the same bowler in the 2nd innings on a hat trick and the batsman who gave it to him in the 1st innings is sent in to face him ??? ???
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on September 03, 2006, 09:47:25 PM
incredibly all three batsmen who could have come in at that point were part of the hatrick the first time around. also if you notice ward was promoted - so he may have wanted to go in at that point.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 03, 2006, 09:55:06 PM
thanks sahir with a little help from cricinfo

so here goes

India and Pakistan shared a batting world record in the recently concluded series, 2005/6 in Pakistan, which equalled one set by India and another team earlier.

What was the record, who else does India share it with and when was that record?


Most runs scored per series ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on September 03, 2006, 10:10:25 PM
thanks sahir with a little help from cricinfo

so here goes

India and Pakistan shared a batting world record in the recently concluded series, 2005/6 in Pakistan, which equalled one set by India and another team earlier.

What was the record, who else does India share it with and when was that record?


no not the one i had in mind
Most runs scored per series ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 03, 2006, 11:35:30 PM
thanks sahir with a little help from cricinfo

so here goes

India and Pakistan shared a batting world record in the recently concluded series, 2005/6 in Pakistan, which equalled one set by India and another team earlier.

What was the record, who else does India share it with and when was that record?


Off the top of my head, I think it was the most sixes.  The record that it tied, I'll have to check.  Am I right, though?

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: pieterSAN on September 03, 2006, 11:39:17 PM
thanks sahir with a little help from cricinfo

so here goes

India and Pakistan shared a batting world record in the recently concluded series, 2005/6 in Pakistan, which equalled one set by India and another team earlier.

What was the record, who else does India share it with and when was that record?


Off the top of my head, I think it was the most sixes.  The record that it tied, I'll have to check.  Am I right, though?


You are talking about the ODIs right?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 03, 2006, 11:42:31 PM
Oh-- I was thinking Tests-- isn't that the default when you only mention the term series?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: pieterSAN on September 03, 2006, 11:46:53 PM
Oh-- I was thinking Tests-- isn't that the default when you only mention the term series?

Did not think of it that way.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on September 03, 2006, 11:48:09 PM
its the test series and not sixes
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 03, 2006, 11:50:09 PM
thanks sahir with a little help from cricinfo

so here goes

India and Pakistan shared a batting world record in the recently concluded series, 2005/6 in Pakistan, which equalled one set by India and another team earlier.

What was the record, who else does India share it with and when was that record?


most number of centuries in a 3 test series?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 03, 2006, 11:51:30 PM
There were plenty of records as far as sixes are concerned in the Test series:

Shahid Afridi tied most sixes by an individual in a series, 14, tying Wasim Raja, Flintoff, Pieterson, and Hayden
Both teams combined for 49 6s, smashing the record for most 6s in a 2-Test series, previously 40 held by NZ and England in 2001-2002 (Incidentally, the most 6s in a 5-Test series is only 2 higher at 51 in the 2005 Ashes)
Most sixes by a side in a Test: Pak tied the record of 18 at Faisalabad, equalling WI against England in 1985-86
Most combined 6s in a Test was set:  a total of 27 at Faisalabad, smashing 23 of NZ v Eng at Christchurch (this was the extremely famous innings by Astle where he was going beserk at the end, chasing a huge target with just one wicket in hand, and set the record for the fastest Test double century)

http://in.rediff.com/cricket/2006/feb/02sixes.htm

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 03, 2006, 11:55:58 PM
thanks sahir with a little help from cricinfo

so here goes

India and Pakistan shared a batting world record in the recently concluded series, 2005/6 in Pakistan, which equalled one set by India and another team earlier.

What was the record, who else does India share it with and when was that record?


most number of centuries in a 3 test series?


Least number of wickets to fall ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 03, 2006, 11:58:37 PM
Least number of wickets to fall ?

Well, can't be that considering some Test series may have had very little play possible due to weather conditions.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on September 03, 2006, 11:59:12 PM
correct mock

the highest number of centuries in a three match series - 15. also by india and england in 1990
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on September 04, 2006, 12:00:22 AM
applause

and its you turn now mock.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 04, 2006, 12:01:32 AM
applause

and its you turn now mock.

thanks  ;D

shall post one soon.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 04, 2006, 01:43:08 AM
Nayan Mongia is the holder of a not-so-flattering record when it comes to ODIs. What is that?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 04, 2006, 02:29:00 AM
Nayan Mongia played the most number of ODIs without ever getting the Man of the Match award-- 140 ODIs.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 04, 2006, 02:35:33 AM
Nayan Mongia played the most number of ODIs without ever getting the Man of the Match award-- 140 ODIs.


right - the top 4 of this dubious record are all wicket-keepers!

your turn!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 04, 2006, 02:40:38 AM
right - the top 4 of this dubious record are all wicket-keepers!

your turn!

Which goes to show what the most underappreciated position in cricket is...
When they are doing well, you hardly notice them.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 04, 2006, 02:46:44 AM
Back in the good old days, teams would sometimes play timeless Tests.  In other words, they would play till all innings came to a close, seemingly guaranteeing a result, regardless of how long it took.  One such instance when England played South in a timeless Test, yet the match ended in a draw (not tied).  How come?

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 04, 2006, 02:50:52 AM
Back in the good old days, teams would sometimes play timeless Tests.  In other words, they would play till all innings came to a close, seemingly guaranteeing a result, regardless of how long it took.  One such instance when England played South in a timeless Test, yet the match ended in a draw (not tied).  How come?


heh, England had to catch the boat home!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on September 04, 2006, 02:51:50 AM
i think this was against SA and they had to come back home after 9 days or so
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on September 04, 2006, 02:52:38 AM
hey mock you beat me to it >:( ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 04, 2006, 02:53:55 AM
hey mock you beat me to it >:( ;D ;D

never mind - you may still pose the next question!  ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on September 04, 2006, 02:57:48 AM
no no its your turn mock
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 04, 2006, 03:09:14 AM
Very good guys-- the match lasted 10 days before it was abandonned because the English had to catch their boat back to England!  Nobody expected it to be that timeless!  Poor bowlers!  Take it away guys.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 04, 2006, 03:15:15 AM
Link the following tests (not an exhaustive list).

England v South Africa, 1924, 2nd Test
Pakistan v West Indies, 1958/59, 3rd Test
Ind v Pakistan 1982-83, 2nd Test
Ind v Pakistan 1989-90, 2nd Test
Australia v Pakistan, 1995/96, 1st Test
England v Pakistan, 1996, 3rd Test
Sri Lanka in South Africa, 2002-03, 2nd Test



Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 04, 2006, 05:43:13 PM
Any clues, Mock?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 05, 2006, 12:08:17 AM
Link the following tests (not an exhaustive list).

England v South Africa, 1924, 2nd Test
Pakistan v West Indies, 1958/59, 3rd Test
Ind v Pakistan 1982-83, 2nd Test
Ind v Pakistan 1989-90, 2nd Test
Australia v Pakistan, 1995/96, 1st Test
England v Pakistan, 1996, 3rd Test
Sri Lanka in South Africa, 2002-03, 2nd Test





Hint : Captains (if no one cracks this in another 12 hours, i will post the answer).
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 05, 2006, 01:57:48 AM
Hint : Captains (if no one cracks this in another 12 hours, i will post the answer).

Looking at the scorecards, here is my hunch: In all the games, the first ball of the match was bowled by the captain of one team to the captain of the other.

Whew - I am *not* going to tell you how much time I spent on this prior to your hint.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 05, 2006, 02:03:04 AM
Hint : Captains (if no one cracks this in another 12 hours, i will post the answer).

Looking at the scorecards, here is my hunch: In all the games, the first ball of the match was bowled by the captain of one team to the captain of the other.

Whew - I am *not* going to tell you how much time I spent on this prior to your hint.

IMO if hints are not given at the onset, these will pretty much become MT-KOP exclusive threads
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 05, 2006, 02:03:38 AM
Hint : Captains (if no one cracks this in another 12 hours, i will post the answer).

Looking at the scorecards, here is my hunch: In all the games, the first ball of the match was bowled by the captain of one team to the captain of the other.

Whew - I am *not* going to tell you how much time I spent on this prior to your hint.

Right!! applause

interestingly, there aren't many such occurances. only another 2-3 tests outside of my list (and most of them include pakistan, surpise, surprise!)

sorry if it was too vague and sent you on a wild goose chase but then look at all the interesting tidbits you must have picked up to torture us with!  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 05, 2006, 02:04:35 AM
Hint : Captains (if no one cracks this in another 12 hours, i will post the answer).

Looking at the scorecards, here is my hunch: In all the games, the first ball of the match was bowled by the captain of one team to the captain of the other.

Whew - I am *not* going to tell you how much time I spent on this prior to your hint.

IMO if hints are not given at the onset, these will pretty much become MT-KOP exclusive threads

not me! inoc and KoP are the ones to watch out for!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 05, 2006, 02:05:20 AM
Hint : Captains (if no one cracks this in another 12 hours, i will post the answer).

Looking at the scorecards, here is my hunch: In all the games, the first ball of the match was bowled by the captain of one team to the captain of the other.

Whew - I am *not* going to tell you how much time I spent on this prior to your hint.

Looks right to me; applause; take it away

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 05, 2006, 02:10:53 AM
Hint : Captains (if no one cracks this in another 12 hours, i will post the answer).

Looking at the scorecards, here is my hunch: In all the games, the first ball of the match was bowled by the captain of one team to the captain of the other.

Whew - I am *not* going to tell you how much time I spent on this prior to your hint.

and now, sahir too!

IMO if hints are not given at the onset, these will pretty much become MT-KOP exclusive threads

not me! inoc and KoP are the ones to watch out for!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 05, 2006, 03:01:56 AM
To the best of my knowledge, 3 prime ministers / presidents of independent countries have actually played official first class cricket. (The "independent country" clause eliminates all the princes and Indian nobility).

One of them is Alec Douglas Home who served as PM of England between Oct 1963 and Oct 1964 (he played for MCC, Middlesex, Oxford, HDG Leveson-Gower's XI, Free Foresters and Harlequins, playing under the name "Lord Dunglass": his title at that time).

The other two are more interesting. One we have heard of, and is from a regular cricket playing country. The other, some might have heard of and he comes from a non-regular country which has played cricket for over 50 years. Name either.


P.S. When I did my homework on this one, I came across an Australian PM, Edmund Barton who was a good cricketer but did not play any official first-class matches. Perhaps the time he lived (1849-1920) was not helpful.  This is what his biography says: "In 1879, Barton umpired a cricket game at Sydney Cricket Ground between New South Wales and an English touring side captained by Lord Harris. After a controversial decision by Barton's fellow umpire, the crowd spilled onto the pitch, leading to international cricket's first riot. Barton helped to defuse the situation, and gained much favourable publicity for his efforts, which helped him politically; Barton successfully stood for the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales for the University of Sydney constituency later in the year. In 1882 he became Speaker of the assembly, and in 1884 was elected President of the University of Sydney Union. From 1887 to 1891, and again from 1897 to 1898, Barton sat in the Legislative Council."
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 05, 2006, 03:10:27 AM
To the best of my knowledge, 3 prime ministers / presidents of independent countries have actually played official first class cricket. (The "independent country" clause eliminates all the princes and Indian nobility).

One of them is Alec Douglas Home who served as PM of England between Oct 1963 and Oct 1964 (he played for MCC, Middlesex, Oxford, HDG Leveson-Gower's XI, Free Foresters and Harlequins, playing under the name "Lord Dunglass": his title at that time).

The other two are more interesting. One we have heard of, and is from a regular cricket playing country. The other, some might have heard of and he comes from a non-regular country which has played cricket for over 50 years. Name either.


P.S. When I did my homework on this one, I came across an Australian PM, Edmund Barton who was a good cricketer but did not play any official first-class matches. Perhaps the time he lived (1849-1920) was not helpful.  This is what his biography says: "In 1879, Barton umpired a cricket game at Sydney Cricket Ground between New South Wales and an English touring side captained by Lord Harris. After a controversial decision by Barton's fellow umpire, the crowd spilled onto the pitch, leading to international cricket's first riot. Barton helped to defuse the situation, and gained much favourable publicity for his efforts, which helped him politically; Barton successfully stood for the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales for the University of Sydney constituency later in the year. In 1882 he became Speaker of the assembly, and in 1884 was elected President of the University of Sydney Union. From 1887 to 1891, and again from 1897 to 1898, Barton sat in the Legislative Council."




i seem to recall reading that Nawaz Sharif has played some game??
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 05, 2006, 03:15:35 AM
i seem to recall reading that Nawaz Sharif has played some game??

That has got to be the record for the fastest answer - applause!

Yes, he played for Pakistan Railways in 1973-74. Has a CricInfo profile, for what it is worth: http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/pakistan/content/player/42259.html

The other is Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara from Fiji: http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/other/content/player/24061.html

Take it away....
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 05, 2006, 03:17:24 AM
i seem to recall reading that Nawaz Sharif has played some game??

That has got to be the record for the fastest answer - applause!

Yes, he played for Pakistan Railways in 1973-74. Has a CricInfo profile, for what it is worth: [url]http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/pakistan/content/player/42259.html

The other is Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara from Fiji: http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/other/content/player/24061.html

Take it away....

hehe - i am more interested in people/backgrounds (y'all shd know by now)than the nitty-gritty stats and so this was up my alley!

why don't you post another? or i may send you all on another wild trip!!!  ;D

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 05, 2006, 03:22:51 AM
Okay, since that question was "open" for all of 60 seconds, I will post another. I think I may have run out of questions for a while  ;D

What happened for the last time in this match (hint: this is not stats related).

The Frank Worrell Trophy - 4th Test
West Indies v Australia    1972/73 season

Played at Bourda, Georgetown, Guyana, on 6,7,8,10,11 April 1973 (5-day match)

Result Australia won by 10 wickets
            
West Indies 1st innings    R    M    4s    6s    
RC Fredericks    c IM Chappell b Walters    30    83    3    0    
GA Greenidge    b Walters    22    87    1    0    
AI Kallicharran    run out    13    35    2    0    
CH Lloyd    b Hammond    178    354    24    1    
RB Kanhai    c O'Keeffe b Hammond    57    223    6    0
CA Davis    lbw b Walker    5    36    0    0    
DL Murray    c IM Chappell b Hammond    1    13    0    0    
KD Boyce    c Edwards b Walters    23    45    3    0    
ET Willett    lbw b Walters    12    16    2    0    
VA Holder    not out    9    17    0    0    
LR Gibbs    b Walters    1    6    0    0    
Extras    (b 5, lb 6, w 2, nb 2)    15             
Total    (all out; 121.2 overs)    366             

Fall of wickets1-55 (Fredericks), 2-56 (Greenidge), 3-90 (Kallicharran), 4-277 (Kanhai), 5-307 (Davis), 6-310 (Murray), 7-337 (Lloyd), 8-347 (Boyce), 9-356 (Willett), 10-366 (Gibbs)

                     
Bowling    O    M    R    W    Econ    
JR Hammond    33    6    110    3    3.33    
MHN Walker    38    11    77    1    2.02    
GS Chappell    16    4    56    0    3.50    
KD Walters    18.2    1    66    5    3.60    
KJ O'Keeffe    8    1    27    0    3.37    
TJ Jenner    7    0    15    0    2.14    
IM Chappell    1    1    0    0    0.00    

Australia 1st innings    R    M    4s    6s    
KR Stackpole    lbw b Boyce    1    6    0    0    
IR Redpath    c Fredericks b Holder    22    58    2    0    
IM Chappell    b Gibbs    109    304    10    0    
GS Chappell    b Willett    51    182    7    0    
KD Walters    c wicket-keeperMurray b Gibbs    81    220    8    0    
R Edwards    c wicket-keeperMurray b Boyce    13    42    1    0    
RW Marsh    lbw b Willett    23    55    3    0    
KJ O'Keeffe    b Gibbs    5    24    0    0    
TJ Jenner    c Kallicharran b Boyce    10    28    0    0    
JR Hammond    run out    1    4    0    0    
MHN Walker    not out    2    9    0    0    
Extras    (b 9, lb 7, w 4, nb 3)    23             
                     
Total    (all out; 135.4 overs)    341             

Fall of wickets1-5 (Stackpole), 2-36 (Redpath), 3-157 (GS Chappell), 4-229 (IM Chappell), 5-262 (Edwards), 6-306 (Marsh), 7-316 (O'Keeffe), 8-334 (Walters), 9-336 (Hammond), 10-341 (Jenner)

                     
Bowling    O    M    R    W    Econ    
VA Holder    35    6    64    1    1.82    
KD Boyce    24.4    6    69    3    2.79    
CA Davis    6    0    15    0    2.50    
ET Willett    27    3    88    2    3.25    
LR Gibbs    36    15    67    3    1.86    
CH Lloyd    7    1    15    0    2.14    

                  
West Indies 2nd innings    R    M    4s    6s    
RC Fredericks    c wicket-keeperMarsh b Hammond    6    28    0    0    
GA Greenidge    b Hammond    24    90    4    0    
AI Kallicharran    c Walker b Hammond    8    30    1    0    
CH Lloyd    c wicket-keeperMarsh b Hammond    3    20    0    0    
RB Kanhai    lbw b Walker    23    74    3    0    
CA Davis    c wicket-keeperMarsh b Walker    16    53    1    0    
DL Murray    c wicket-keeperMarsh b Walker    3    24    0    0    
KD Boyce    c GS Chappell b Walters    10    20    1    0    
ET Willett    not out    3    31    0    0    
VA Holder    b Walters    3    9    0    0    
LR Gibbs    b Walker    7    16    0    0    
Extras    (lb 3)    3             
                     
Total    (all out; 52.3 overs)    109             

Fall of wickets1-12 (Fredericks), 2-30 (Kallicharran), 3-39 (Lloyd), 4-42 (Greenidge), 5-77 (Davis), 6-82 (Kanhai), 7-91 (Murray), 8-95 (Boyce), 9-100 (Holder), 10-109 (Gibbs)

                     
Bowling    O    M    R    W    Econ    
JR Hammond    16    4    38    4    2.37    
MHN Walker    23.3    4    45    4    1.91    
KD Walters    13    3    23    2    1.76    

                  
Australia 2nd innings (target: 135 runs)    R    M    4s    6s    
KR Stackpole    not out    76    135    11    0    
IR Redpath    not out    57    135    6    0    
Extras    (lb 2)    2             
                     
Total    (0 wickets; 43 overs)    135             

Did not bat captainIM Chappell, GS Chappell, KD Walters, R Edwards, wicket-keeperRW Marsh, KJ O'Keeffe, TJ Jenner, JR Hammond, MHN Walker

                     
Bowling    O    M    R    W    Econ    
VA Holder    7    2    21    0    3.00    
KD Boyce    8    1    33    0    4.12    
CA Davis    3    2    5    0    1.66    
ET Willett    6    2    20    0    3.33    
LR Gibbs    5    4    9    0    1.80    
CH Lloyd    5    1    15    0    3.00    
RB Kanhai    5    1    15    0    3.00    
GA Greenidge    4    0    15    0    3.75
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 05, 2006, 05:36:52 PM
Providing a hint as a picture:

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on September 05, 2006, 05:49:56 PM
? mr kippins was the umpire for the last time in that test
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on September 05, 2006, 07:53:20 PM
is it terry jenner (warnes mentor) - only test match he did not take a wicket
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 05, 2006, 08:45:36 PM
No inoc, at least not what I had in mind, which is a little more significant. I guess it comes down to identifying who is in the picture -- it is a player, not an umpire/official and it has to be 1 of 22 guys. Now that is virtually the answer if you think about it ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: pieterSAN on September 05, 2006, 08:56:27 PM
The last time a White man played for the West Indies.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on September 05, 2006, 08:58:42 PM
Gomes played in the early 80's definitely
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on September 05, 2006, 09:29:13 PM
cant be that ca davis the white man in that team played the next match.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 05, 2006, 11:04:34 PM
Guessing wildly:

Last match without a 12th man in the teams????
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 05, 2006, 11:56:11 PM
pieterSAN is right - Geoff Greenidge's last match, and he was the last white person to play for the WI. Both Charlie Davis and Larry Gomes are not 100% white, (so too Jeff Dujon and I am sure many others with some mixed Hispanic lineage). Greenidge's CricInfo profile also has him as the last white person who played for the WI.

Take it over, pieterSAN.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on September 06, 2006, 12:14:01 AM
i thought that was gordon greenidge didnt even look into his profile. anyway good one kop and pietersan applause.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 06, 2006, 12:33:16 AM
i thought that was gordon greenidge didnt even look into his profile. anyway good one kop and pietersan applause.


and I thought I was the only one!- Looked at every damn profile of guys I thot were white and completely skipped Greenidge ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: pieterSAN on September 06, 2006, 02:09:13 AM
pieterSAN is right - Geoff Greenidge's last match, and he was the last white person to play for the WI. Both Charlie Davis and Larry Gomes are not 100% white, (so too Jeff Dujon and I am sure many others with some mixed Hispanic lineage). Greenidge's CricInfo profile also has him as the last white person who played for the WI.

Take it over, pieterSAN.

Thanks, kop.

good effort inoc - must admit that Charlie Davis does somewhat resemble Geoff Greenidge.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 06, 2006, 02:59:08 AM
pieterSAN is right - Geoff Greenidge's last match, and he was the last white person to play for the WI. Both Charlie Davis and Larry Gomes are not 100% white, (so too Jeff Dujon and I am sure many others with some mixed Hispanic lineage). Greenidge's CricInfo profile also has him as the last white person who played for the WI.

Take it over, pieterSAN.

Thanks, kop.

good effort inoc - must admit that Charlie Davis does somewhat resemble Geoff Greenidge.


If the mutual admiration is over and done with, can we have the next question??? It is your turn
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: pieterSAN on September 06, 2006, 05:34:21 AM
 ;D ;D right...This should be easy.

This man was made his debut for England at the age of 34 and made over 2000 runs for England. His name is synonymous with one of the greatest controversies in the game. Name him.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 06, 2006, 10:35:17 AM
;D ;D right...This should be easy.

This man was made his debut for England at the age of 34 and made over 2000 runs for England. His name is synonymous with one of the greatest controversies in the game. Name him.

Basil D'Oliveira?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 06, 2006, 02:37:57 PM
;D ;D right...This should be easy.

This man was made his debut for England at the age of 34 and made over 2000 runs for England. His name is synonymous with one of the greatest controversies in the game. Name him.

Basil D'Oliveira?

Second that
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 06, 2006, 02:41:45 PM
;D ;D right...This should be easy.

This man was made his debut for England at the age of 34 and made over 2000 runs for England. His name is synonymous with one of the greatest controversies in the game. Name him.

Basil D'Oliveira?

The guy who brought SA down???
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 06, 2006, 03:53:16 PM
D'Oliveira -- I am always reminded of the like named character from Tintin (from Lisbon -- Oliveira da Figueira, the best salesman) when I hear this guy's name  ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: pieterSAN on September 06, 2006, 04:41:49 PM
;D ;D right...This should be easy.

This man was made his debut for England at the age of 34 and made over 2000 runs for England. His name is synonymous with one of the greatest controversies in the game. Name him.

Basil D'Oliveira?
Ferpectly. All yours Mock....

D'Oliveira -- I am always reminded of the like named character from Tintin (from Lisbon -- Oliveira da Figueira, the best salesman) when I hear this guy's name  ;D

 ;D ;D That's exactly what I thought when I first heard his name!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: LosingNow on September 06, 2006, 05:04:08 PM
Ferpectly.

Hey, I saw that Spanish movie - The Ferpect Crime - on Sundance channel recently. It was funny.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: pieterSAN on September 06, 2006, 05:11:19 PM
Ferpectly.

Hey, I saw that Spanish movie - The Ferpect Crime - on Sundance channel recently. It was funny.

ooh....I have to see that. Mine was a reference to Asterix.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: fineleg on September 06, 2006, 07:42:24 PM
;D ;D right...This should be easy.

This man was made his debut for England at the age of 34 and made over 2000 runs for England. His name is synonymous with one of the greatest controversies in the game. Name him.

Basil D'Oliveira?
Ferpectly. All yours Mock....


Jiet,
Mock wanted to see if I can post a question or suggest to one of you to take the turn to post the Quiz question.
So, probably one of you can take it over since i am not much of a trivia person.

PS: Blwe - dont worry that Mock sent me the note and not to you  ;D ;D ;D It was probably a one-off. LOL ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: pieterSAN on September 06, 2006, 07:49:27 PM
Okay...kingcool, you had the same answer - wanna go next?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 06, 2006, 11:55:40 PM
;D ;D right...This should be easy.

This man was made his debut for England at the age of 34 and made over 2000 runs for England. His name is synonymous with one of the greatest controversies in the game. Name him.

Basil D'Oliveira?
Ferpectly. All yours Mock....


Jiet,
Mock wanted to see if I can post a question or suggest to one of you to take the turn to post the Quiz question.
So, probably one of you can take it over since i am not much of a trivia person.

PS: Blwe - dont worry that Mock sent me the note and not to you  ;D ;D ;D It was probably a one-off. LOL ;D ;D

aargh, fineleg and his drama!  ;D i suggested that wondering if ppl wd prefer a Q during their day time. anyway, if kingcool does not post one, i will think of something later in the day.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 07, 2006, 01:25:36 AM
Okay...kingcool, you had the same answer - wanna go next?

Sure . If Madame Mock doesn't mind :)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 07, 2006, 01:26:48 AM
Okay...kingcool, you had the same answer - wanna go next?

Sure . If Madame Mock doesn't mind :)

madame (ugh!) Mock doesn't mind.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 07, 2006, 02:21:53 AM
Okay...kingcool, you had the same answer - wanna go next?

Sure . If Madame Mock doesn't mind :)

madame (ugh!) Mock doesn't mind.

Who is the only player to have reached double figures in both stumpings and wickets ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 07, 2006, 03:23:24 AM
Okay...kingcool, you had the same answer - wanna go next?

Sure . If Madame Mock doesn't mind :)

madame (ugh!) Mock doesn't mind.

Who is the only player to have reached double figures in both stumpings and wickets ?


Clyde Walcott
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 07, 2006, 03:52:27 AM
Okay...kingcool, you had the same answer - wanna go next?

Sure . If Madame Mock doesn't mind :)

madame (ugh!) Mock doesn't mind.

Who is the only player to have reached double figures in both stumpings and wickets ?


Clyde Walcott

of course :)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 07, 2006, 06:33:37 AM
Okay...kingcool, you had the same answer - wanna go next?

Sure . If Madame Mock doesn't mind :)

madame (ugh!) Mock doesn't mind.

Who is the only player to have reached double figures in both stumpings and wickets ?


Clyde Walcott

of course :)

dang, my turn again! so hard to come up with not-so-easy Q's!!!!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 07, 2006, 09:33:44 AM
Greg Chappell and only one other player have this rather rare achievement. Can you tell what it is and who the other player is?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on September 07, 2006, 10:03:33 AM
mohd. azzaruddin.  ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 07, 2006, 10:40:32 AM
mohd. azzaruddin.  ;D

 ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Blwe_torch on September 07, 2006, 11:40:50 AM
Greg Chappell and only one other player have this rather rare achievement. Can you tell what it is and who the other player is?

Yajuvendra Singh.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 07, 2006, 01:33:33 PM
Greg Chappell and only one other player have this rather rare achievement. Can you tell what it is and who the other player is?

Yajuvendra Singh.

no, but what's the relation?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 07, 2006, 05:20:31 PM
Greg Chappell and only one other player have this rather rare achievement. Can you tell what it is and who the other player is?

Yajuvendra Singh.

no, but what's the relation?

most catches in a Test match (by a non-keeper)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 07, 2006, 08:20:04 PM
Greg Chappell and only one other player have this rather rare achievement. Can you tell what it is and who the other player is?

Played in both centennial tests between Australia and England (1977 Melbourne and 80 Lords)?

Even though these tests were just 3 years apart between the same teams, the only other person who played in both games was Lillee -- suspected the answer and looked at the scorecards to see that there was just one more person.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 07, 2006, 11:18:12 PM
Greg Chappell and only one other player have this rather rare achievement. Can you tell what it is and who the other player is?

Played in both centennial tests between Australia and England (1977 Melbourne and 80 Lords)?

Even though these tests were just 3 years apart between the same teams, the only other person who played in both games was Lillee -- suspected the answer and looked at the scorecards to see that there was just one more person.

i am looking for a batting record accomplishment.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 07, 2006, 11:19:09 PM
Greg Chappell and only one other player have this rather rare achievement. Can you tell what it is and who the other player is?

Yajuvendra Singh.

no, but what's the relation?

most catches in a Test match (by a non-keeper)

thought that was grandpa chappell, not Greg, along with 4 others...?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 07, 2006, 11:29:52 PM
Greg Chappell and only one other player have this rather rare achievement. Can you tell what it is and who the other player is?

Yajuvendra Singh.

no, but what's the relation?

most catches in a Test match (by a non-keeper)

thought that was grandpa chappell, not Greg, along with 4 others...?


http://www.rediff.com/cricket/2002/aug/20quiz.htm
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 07, 2006, 11:40:09 PM
Greg Chappell and only one other player have this rather rare achievement. Can you tell what it is and who the other player is?

Yajuvendra Singh.

no, but what's the relation?

most catches in a Test match (by a non-keeper)

thought that was grandpa chappell, not Greg, along with 4 others...?


http://www.rediff.com/cricket/2002/aug/20quiz.htm

ah, the Vic Richardson was for most catches in an innings - anyway, this record is not held by just G chappell and Y. Singh but also shared by Hayden and S. Fleming (7 catches each).
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 07, 2006, 11:40:12 PM
http://usa.cricinfo.com/db/STATS/TESTS/FIELDING/CATCHES_SINGLE_TEST.html

Aw, c'mon, cricinfo says so too
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 07, 2006, 11:40:56 PM
http://usa.cricinfo.com/db/STATS/TESTS/FIELDING/CATCHES_SINGLE_TEST.html

Aw, c'mon, cricinfo says so too

yes, i retracted my post - i read it as for "INNINGS" and not "MATCH". please check my previous post. sorry about that.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 07, 2006, 11:41:37 PM
Greg Chappell and only one other player have this rather rare achievement. Can you tell what it is and who the other player is?

Yajuvendra Singh.

no, but what's the relation?

most catches in a Test match (by a non-keeper)

thought that was grandpa chappell, not Greg, along with 4 others...?


http://www.rediff.com/cricket/2002/aug/20quiz.htm

ah, the Vic Richardson was for most catches in an innings - anyway, this record is not held by just G chappell and Y. Singh but also shared by Hayden and S. Fleming (7 catches each).


gotcha :)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 07, 2006, 11:42:14 PM
Greg Chappell and only one other player have this rather rare achievement. Can you tell what it is and who the other player is?

Yajuvendra Singh.

no, but what's the relation?

most catches in a Test match (by a non-keeper)

thought that was grandpa chappell, not Greg, along with 4 others...?


http://www.rediff.com/cricket/2002/aug/20quiz.htm

ah, the Vic Richardson was for most catches in an innings - anyway, this record is not held by just G chappell and Y. Singh but also shared by Hayden and S. Fleming (7 catches each).


gotcha :)


and Tilakaratne too!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 07, 2006, 11:48:45 PM
Ok, Greg Chappell and Gary Cosier got 5 wickets each in the same innings ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 07, 2006, 11:58:44 PM
Ok, Greg Chappell and Gary Cosier got 5 wickets each in the same innings ?

i said it is a batting accomplishment - a simple batting statistics.

Hint : the other person achieved it rather recently. shall post his name in another 2 hours if no answer.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 08, 2006, 01:49:35 AM
Ok, Greg Chappell and Gary Cosier got 5 wickets each in the same innings ?

i said it is a batting accomplishment - a simple batting statistics.

Hint : the other person achieved it rather recently. shall post his name in another 2 hours if no answer.

Chappell scored a century in each innings in his first test as captain. I can't readily think of who else has done that.

Chappell also scored a century in both his first and last test, like Azharuddin. But there are a few more old timers with this achievement.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 08, 2006, 01:54:34 AM
Aah, GC's CricInfo profile says he is the only person who has scored a century in each innings of the first test as captain. So he has no company there.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 08, 2006, 01:55:06 AM
Ok, Greg Chappell and Gary Cosier got 5 wickets each in the same innings ?

i said it is a batting accomplishment - a simple batting statistics.

Hint : the other person achieved it rather recently. shall post his name in another 2 hours if no answer.

Chappell scored a century in each innings in his first test as captain. I can't readily think of who else has done that.

Chappell also scored a century in both his first and last test, like Azharuddin. But there are a few more old timers with this achievement.


well, you are almost there - Chappell and this other player are the only ones who have scored a century in their debut test as well as in their debut test as a captain....

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 08, 2006, 02:13:17 AM
Ok, Greg Chappell and Gary Cosier got 5 wickets each in the same innings ?

i said it is a batting accomplishment - a simple batting statistics.

Hint : the other person achieved it rather recently. shall post his name in another 2 hours if no answer.

Chappell scored a century in each innings in his first test as captain. I can't readily think of who else has done that.

Chappell also scored a century in both his first and last test, like Azharuddin. But there are a few more old timers with this achievement.


well, you are almost there - Chappell and this other player are the only ones who have scored a century in their debut test as well as in their debut test as a captain....



Andrew Strauss
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 08, 2006, 02:27:20 AM
Ok, Greg Chappell and Gary Cosier got 5 wickets each in the same innings ?

i said it is a batting accomplishment - a simple batting statistics.

Hint : the other person achieved it rather recently. shall post his name in another 2 hours if no answer.

Chappell scored a century in each innings in his first test as captain. I can't readily think of who else has done that.

Chappell also scored a century in both his first and last test, like Azharuddin. But there are a few more old timers with this achievement.


well, you are almost there - Chappell and this other player are the only ones who have scored a century in their debut test as well as in their debut test as a captain....



Andrew Strauss

Right! applause and over to you! (was the Q too vague?)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 08, 2006, 02:33:28 AM
Ok, Greg Chappell and Gary Cosier got 5 wickets each in the same innings ?

i said it is a batting accomplishment - a simple batting statistics.

Hint : the other person achieved it rather recently. shall post his name in another 2 hours if no answer.

Chappell scored a century in each innings in his first test as captain. I can't readily think of who else has done that.

Chappell also scored a century in both his first and last test, like Azharuddin. But there are a few more old timers with this achievement.


well, you are almost there - Chappell and this other player are the only ones who have scored a century in their debut test as well as in their debut test as a captain....



Andrew Strauss

Right! applause and over to you! (was the Q too vague?)

Kind of .But the hints more than made up for it.

And ur going to crack whatever I post in 2 mins flat, so why don't you spare me the bother and ask a ques urself ? ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 08, 2006, 02:35:32 AM
Ok, Greg Chappell and Gary Cosier got 5 wickets each in the same innings ?

i said it is a batting accomplishment - a simple batting statistics.

Hint : the other person achieved it rather recently. shall post his name in another 2 hours if no answer.

Chappell scored a century in each innings in his first test as captain. I can't readily think of who else has done that.

Chappell also scored a century in both his first and last test, like Azharuddin. But there are a few more old timers with this achievement.


well, you are almost there - Chappell and this other player are the only ones who have scored a century in their debut test as well as in their debut test as a captain....



Andrew Strauss

Right! applause and over to you! (was the Q too vague?)

Kind of .But the hints more than made up for it.

And ur going to crack whatever I post in 2 mins flat, so why don't you spare me the bother and ask a ques urself ? ;D

ah well, i make things vague to make it hard to crack but maybe i am overdoing it!!  ;D

no, i won't answer your Q no matter what it is - please do post! (will give ur applaud later as i seem to have applauded you in the last 12 hours)

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 08, 2006, 02:37:46 AM
Ok, Greg Chappell and Gary Cosier got 5 wickets each in the same innings ?

i said it is a batting accomplishment - a simple batting statistics.

Hint : the other person achieved it rather recently. shall post his name in another 2 hours if no answer.

Chappell scored a century in each innings in his first test as captain. I can't readily think of who else has done that.

Chappell also scored a century in both his first and last test, like Azharuddin. But there are a few more old timers with this achievement.


well, you are almost there - Chappell and this other player are the only ones who have scored a century in their debut test as well as in their debut test as a captain....



Andrew Strauss

Right! applause and over to you! (was the Q too vague?)

Kind of .But the hints more than made up for it.

And ur going to crack whatever I post in 2 mins flat, so why don't you spare me the bother and ask a ques urself ? ;D

ah well, i make things vague to make it hard to crack but maybe i am overdoing it!!  ;D

no, i won't answer your Q no matter what it is - please do post! (will give ur applaud later as i seem to have applauded you in the last 12 hours)



I'm the only player to have both carried my bat through a completed innings and also open the bowling in the same match .Who am I ?

[Will give out hint if too vague]

P.S : Mock, was just kidding. Go ahead and crack :)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 08, 2006, 03:54:13 AM
Sunil Gavaskar???
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 08, 2006, 04:07:11 AM
Worrell????
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 08, 2006, 04:10:20 AM


I'm the only player to have both carried my bat through a completed innings and also open the bowling in the same match .Who am I ?

[Will give out hint if too vague]

P.S : Mock, was just kidding. Go ahead and crack :)

Goddard for SA in 1957. Worrell also in 1957. Only difference Worrell bowled the first ball, whereas Goddard bowled the second over, though both are considered opening the bowling no?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 08, 2006, 02:16:05 PM


I'm the only player to have both carried my bat through a completed innings and also open the bowling in the same match .Who am I ?

[Will give out hint if too vague]

P.S : Mock, was just kidding. Go ahead and crack :)

Goddard for SA in 1957. Worrell also in 1957. Only difference Worrell bowled the first ball, whereas Goddard bowled the second over, though both are considered opening the bowling no?

Did Goddard do it in both the innings too ? Sorry, didn't know about Goddard or would have made my question more specific.

Anyway , applause to you and Suraj.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 08, 2006, 04:22:48 PM
I just checked - Goddard bowled only 1 innings in the match (as SA were defeated by an innings). Worrell is the better answer as he truly opened the bowling, bowling first ball.

Anyways, over to suraj ....
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 09, 2006, 01:00:59 AM
India- Pakistan; 407

Name the record
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 09, 2006, 01:08:04 AM
India- Pakistan; 407

Name the record

The Kolkata Test in 2005 when India scored exactly 407 in both innings?

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 09, 2006, 01:11:21 AM
India- Pakistan; 407

Name the record

The Kolkata Test in 2005 when India scored exactly 407 in both innings?


What was the record though??
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on September 09, 2006, 01:11:35 AM
Sahir
you got there before me :D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 09, 2006, 01:36:39 AM
India- Pakistan; 407

Name the record

The Kolkata Test in 2005 when India scored exactly 407 in both innings?


What was the record though??

First time India had scored 400+ in both innings?

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 09, 2006, 12:01:35 PM
India- Pakistan; 407

Name the record

The Kolkata Test in 2005 when India scored exactly 407 in both innings?


What was the record though??

First time India had scored 400+ in both innings?


Nope
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on September 09, 2006, 04:02:06 PM
nope
you dope
don't mope
so's the pope

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 09, 2006, 04:02:48 PM
nope
you dope
don't mope
so's the pope



 ??? ???
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 09, 2006, 05:25:06 PM
India- Pakistan; 407

Name the record

The Kolkata Test in 2005 when India scored exactly 407 in both innings?


What was the record though??

First time India had scored 400+ in both innings?


Nope

Sahir,

I qualify this by saying this is not the record I was looking for. I think they had two 400+ innings before this but not totally sure
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 09, 2006, 06:53:12 PM
The highest opposition score against India where India was able to enforce a follow-on?

(Sehwag's Multan test, Pak 1st innings: all out 407)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 09, 2006, 07:54:55 PM
The highest opposition score against India where India was able to enforce a follow-on?

(Sehwag's Multan test, Pak 1st innings: all out 407)

KOP,

Sahir and inoc already got the match right- I was just looking for the record that was created at that match. maybe it is too vague so here is a link

India- Duleep Mendis 105

The 2 records are linked
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 09, 2006, 10:48:36 PM
Mendis scored a century in each innings against India (both 105) in Madras. In the '407' game, Dravid scored a century in each innings also. Were these somehow connected with a record?  ???
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 09, 2006, 11:38:22 PM
Mendis scored a century in each innings against India (both 105) in Madras. In the '407' game, Dravid scored a century in each innings also. Were these somehow connected with a record?  ???

Sorry for picking such a vague one. Well the answer I was looking for was that the 407 in the Kolkata test was the highest duplicate score by a team in a test.

Mendis' duplicate was the highest individual duplicate in a test match.

Again, sorry if it was too vague
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on September 10, 2006, 02:48:31 AM
i apologise for being a spoilsport at the very beginning

i had commented in an earlier thread that questions that cannot be answered without carrying on a web wild search may be interesting for some but not me. i am ofcourse interested in the answers and will thank the provider inconspicuously every time. i personally am more interested in quizzes which involve personal knowledge rather than a quick web search. occassionally you will get ppl who will answer your questions looking in the web but let them cheat - the purpose of the question is to test knowledge not searching ability. there are sites which do that go there if you want to test your sherlock holmes genes.
personal opinion and lack of interest in trying to find answers in this kind of quiz. i would very much prefer the quiz 1 and 2 which kop and mock prepared on the main board.
please carry on nevertheless and i will keep visiting to further my knowledge anyway.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 10, 2006, 04:45:07 AM
Point taken, inoc. I sure hope it doesn't degenerate into something too weird and difficult. For better and worse, I think that web search has forever altered the style of quizzing (at least on the web!)

Anyways, since this was an unanswered question, the forum is open and so here is my question.

Which cricketer's popular name was essentially derived from the style of underwear he wore  :D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 10, 2006, 05:39:35 AM
i apologise for being a spoilsport at the very beginning

i had commented in an earlier thread that questions that cannot be answered without carrying on a web wild search may be interesting for some but not me. i am ofcourse interested in the answers and will thank the provider inconspicuously every time. i personally am more interested in quizzes which involve personal knowledge rather than a quick web search. occassionally you will get ppl who will answer your questions looking in the web but let them cheat - the purpose of the question is to test knowledge not searching ability. there are sites which do that go there if you want to test your sherlock holmes genes.
personal opinion and lack of interest in trying to find answers in this kind of quiz. i would very much prefer the quiz 1 and 2 which kop and mock prepared on the main board.
please carry on nevertheless and i will keep visiting to further my knowledge anyway.


Well I apologize again that my question didn't meet the standards inoc. I think I'll refrain from now on and leave it to KOP and mock to continue.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 10, 2006, 05:44:33 AM
suraj, tough question for sure, It is difficult to post interesting non trivial questions every day. Some will be vague, some will be good, some will be dead easy. Don't worry, just post.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 11, 2006, 01:32:23 AM
Point taken, inoc. I sure hope it doesn't degenerate into something too weird and difficult. For better and worse, I think that web search has forever altered the style of quizzing (at least on the web!)

Anyways, since this was an unanswered question, the forum is open and so here is my question.

Which cricketer's popular name was essentially derived from the style of underwear he wore  :D

'Bapu' Nadkarni
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: fineleg on September 11, 2006, 03:22:58 AM
Bapu is a style of underwear!??
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 11, 2006, 04:00:20 AM
Bapu is a style of underwear!??

Mock is right, it was Bapu Nadkarni. Applause to you.

He wore a loin cloth (instead of normal underwear) and earned the nick name 'Bapu' as *hi too famously donned a loin cloth. That is a pretty affectionate and clean nick name, even though it was based on something quite personal. I found this out from his Wikipedia profile - apparently mentioned in a book by Mihir Bose.

Take it over, Mock.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 11, 2006, 04:27:19 AM
Here's one :

Name the player who won the man of the match award in an ODI without scoring a single run, taking any wicket or a catch. (hint: it was in a tri-series involving india)

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 11, 2006, 04:34:51 AM
Cameron Cuffy
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 11, 2006, 04:36:54 AM
Cuffy was extremely economical in a spell of 10 overs 0-20 against Zimbabwe in a 27 run victory.  His economy was crucial to victory in the round robin stage of the Coca Cola Cup in 2001.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 11, 2006, 04:43:07 AM
Cuffy was extremely economical in a spell of 10 overs 0-20 against Zimbabwe in a 27 run victory.  His economy was crucial to victory in the round robin stage of the Coca Cola Cup in 2001.


right. applause. over to you, sahir...
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 11, 2006, 05:07:59 AM
Name the only player to play in the Boxing Day Ashes Test in 2002 that was a home grown Melbourne talent.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 11, 2006, 04:40:05 PM
Since this is a quiz question, it is more likely an Englishman than an Australian  :) I think it is Craig White - only guy in the English team who played in Australia?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 11, 2006, 07:42:56 PM
Since this is a quiz question, it is more likely an Englishman than an Australian  :) I think it is Craig White - only guy in the English team who played in Australia?

Yes-- maybe you only deserve partial credit considering the reasoning ;D ;D  Interestingly, the only home-grown player in Melbourne was playing for the enemy in that Ashes Test.  Well done, applause and over to you...

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 12, 2006, 03:45:51 AM
I hope this is not too vague. I also hope it is not easily cracked with a search engine.

In 1921, similar freak dismissals in two different tests occurred. Eventually, this led to changing the existing cricket laws to disallow for such a dismissal. Consequently, I don't believe any batsman has had to benefit from the relaxed law.

What dismissal was it, and what was the cricket law amended to?

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 12, 2006, 05:18:47 AM
I think you are referring to hit wicket dismissals.  There was one such dismissal in a Test in Johannesburg, South Africa where Australia's fast bowler Ted McDonald had Billy Zulch hit wicket when his bat broke and a piwce of it flew back and dislodged a bail.  The other dismissal I think you are referring to is once again a McDonald delivery, this time to Andy Ducat at Headingley when a piece of the bat once again dislodged a bail.  However, on this occasion, the ball was also caught and the batsman was given out caught, not hit wicket.  Here is the scorecard from that match:
http://usa.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1920S/1921/AUS_IN_ENG/AUS_ENG_T3_02-05JUL1921.html

Here is the scorecard from the other match referred to:
http://usa.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1920S/1921-22/AUS_IN_RSA/AUS_RSA_T2_12-16NOV1921.html

Interestingly, in this match, South Africa had two top order batsmen dismissed hit wicket in the same innings.  I am not aware of any other time that two batsmen have been dismissed in this manner in the same innings, or even the same match.

Finally, as you mentioned, the law has now been amended and a batsman would no longer be out if a piece of his bat broke off and dislodged a bail.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 12, 2006, 05:58:51 AM
Over to you Sahir, with due applause for getting it all right. It is indeed strange that both involved the same bowler. I wonder if the bat making company was also the same! Yeah, the multiple hit wickets is also very rare.

When reading up on this a few days back, I came across some other spooky detail. Len Hutton was the first batsman to be given out obstructing the field, when he prevented the wicket keeper Russell Endean from catching the ball. Russell Endean was himself the first batsman to be given out handled the ball. One weird act deserved another?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 12, 2006, 06:06:29 AM
When reading up on this a few days back, I came across some other spooky detail. Len Hutton was the first batsman to be given out obstructing the field, when he prevented the wicket keeper Russell Endean from catching the ball. Russell Endean was himself the first batsman to be given out handled the ball. One weird act deserved another?

Ah, as they say, poetic justice.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 12, 2006, 06:11:10 AM
Recently, there was an England Test player who represented England in this version of the game after a more than 10-year gap.  I'm sure this large a gap between Tests must be a record, or at least close, I would think.  Name that player.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: fineleg on September 12, 2006, 06:52:37 AM
Recently, there was an England Test player who represented England in this version of the game after a more than 10-year gap.  I'm sure this large a gap between Tests must be a record, or at least close, I would think.  Name that player.


FINALLY!!!! I think I know this answer: Shaun Udal. Hope thats right!?

However, I am not a trivia guy...over to one of u for the next question.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 12, 2006, 08:30:46 AM
Recently, there was an England Test player who represented England in this version of the game after a more than 10-year gap.  I'm sure this large a gap between Tests must be a record, or at least close, I would think.  Name that player.


FINALLY!!!! I think I know this answer: Shaun Udal. Hope thats right!?

However, I am not a trivia guy...over to one of u for the next question.

Sorry-- nice try, but that is not right.  Udal did recently play at quite an old age, but he did not make his Test debut until November 2005 against Pakistan.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 12, 2006, 12:42:29 PM
Recently, there was an England Test player who represented England in this version of the game after a more than 10-year gap.  I'm sure this large a gap between Tests must be a record, or at least close, I would think.  Name that player.


Martin Bicknell  ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 12, 2006, 02:27:49 PM
Recently, there was an England Test player who represented England in this version of the game after a more than 10-year gap.  I'm sure this large a gap between Tests must be a record, or at least close, I would think.  Name that player.


Martin Bicknell  ?

Well done.  Martin Bicknell debuted back in 1993 and then was duly dropped, only to be recalled over 10 years later.  Applause and over to you for next question.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: fineleg on September 12, 2006, 03:11:28 PM
Congrats Kingcool [corrected]. Well, atleast I got to try for one answer ;D
Carry on folks. I do get to learn from this thread on some trivia stuff.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 12, 2006, 03:15:22 PM
It was actually kingcool, not kop, that got this one, fineleg.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 12, 2006, 03:32:40 PM
This may be too easy but anyway :

Bedi, Prassanna, Venkataraghavan & Chandrashekhar formed perhaps one of the most lethal bowling quartrets of all time. How many test matches did they play together ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 12, 2006, 03:48:35 PM
This may be too easy but anyway :

Bedi, Prassanna, Venkataraghavan & Chandrashekhar formed perhaps one of the most lethal bowling quartrets of all time. How many test matches did they play together ?

All four of them never played together?

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 12, 2006, 04:18:34 PM
This may be too easy but anyway :

Bedi, Prassanna, Venkataraghavan & Chandrashekhar formed perhaps one of the most lethal bowling quartrets of all time. How many test matches did they play together ?

All four of them never played together?


Stop using kop's reasoning and thinking of this as a quiz question ;)

And no :)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 12, 2006, 07:39:40 PM
Edgbaston 1967. I think they played together only once! (http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1960S/1967/IND_IN_ENG/IND_ENG_T3_13-15JUL1967.html)!

BTW, check out this (http://www.sportnetwork.net/main/s119/st25857.php) article on the spin quartet:

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 12, 2006, 09:24:49 PM
Edgbaston 1967. I think they played together only once! (http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1960S/1967/IND_IN_ENG/IND_ENG_T3_13-15JUL1967.html)!

BTW, check out this (http://www.sportnetwork.net/main/s119/st25857.php) article on the spin quartet:



Exactly, applause and over to you.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 12, 2006, 09:29:36 PM
Edgbaston 1967. I think they played together only once! (http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1960S/1967/IND_IN_ENG/IND_ENG_T3_13-15JUL1967.html)!

BTW, check out this (http://www.sportnetwork.net/main/s119/st25857.php) article on the spin quartet:



Exactly, applause and over to you.

Was the 'may be too easy' phrase a giveaway ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 12, 2006, 10:43:23 PM
Not really, kingcool1234. My first instinct was the same as Sahir's but when you negated his guess, I read the enclosed article that I had indexed away, and then searched 2 series on CricInfo in a timeframe I thought suitable. Good question, and an answer I did not know till I researched it  ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 12, 2006, 10:44:56 PM
kingcool1234, if you have another question please shoot away. I have nothing at the top of my head. If you don't, I'll post one late tonight EST.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 12, 2006, 11:32:58 PM
http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1991-92/IND_IN_AUS/IND_AUS_T1_29NOV-02DEC1991.html

This test between India and Australia, Brisbane 1991 saw two different 'first's happening during its course. What were they ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 12, 2006, 11:33:20 PM
kingcool1234, if you have another question please shoot away. I have nothing at the top of my head. If you don't, I'll post one late tonight EST.

Thats 1432 to you :P
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 12, 2006, 11:34:08 PM
Mock :

no banter = no quizzes ???
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: fineleg on September 13, 2006, 12:19:29 AM
Mock :

no banter = no quizzes ???

Simple,

She mocks, therefore she is
© sgusa
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on September 13, 2006, 01:14:34 AM
Mock :

no banter = no quizzes ???

Simple,

She mocks, therefore she is
© sgusa

 ::zzz::  ::zzz::
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: fineleg on September 13, 2006, 01:28:07 AM
Mock :

no banter = no quizzes ???

Simple,

She mocks, therefore she is
© sgusa

 ::zzz::  ::zzz::

Okay, Okay!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 13, 2006, 01:54:44 AM
Mock :

no banter = no quizzes ???

Here's one : What record did Sreesanth break in the ODI's?  and oh, google may make this all too trivial!


Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 13, 2006, 02:15:17 AM
Here's one : What record did Sreesanth break in the ODI's?  and oh, google may make this all too trivial!

It took him the longest number of ODIs to finally score his first run.  He finally did it in his 16th ODI.  To be entirely fair to him though, he rarely got to bat in all those games.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 13, 2006, 02:17:07 AM
Here's one : What record did Sreesanth break in the ODI's?  and oh, google may make this all too trivial!

It took him the longest number of ODIs to finally score his first run.  He finally did it in his 16th ODI.  To be entirely fair to him though, he rarely got to bat in all those games.


yup - was too easy, i 'spose.  applause, regardless.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 13, 2006, 02:21:52 AM
Hey, what about my ques ?  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 13, 2006, 02:24:48 AM
Hey, what about my ques ?  >:( >:( >:(

am really sorry ! did not notice that until now. could you post it again at the end of the thread?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 13, 2006, 02:43:22 AM
I beseech you to come back and you tread over me >:(

Anyway,

http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1991-92/IND_IN_AUS/IND_AUS_T1_29NOV-02DEC1991.html

This test between India and Australia, Brisbane 1991 saw two different 'first's happening during its course. What were they ? 
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 13, 2006, 02:44:29 AM
http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1991-92/IND_IN_AUS/IND_AUS_T1_29NOV-02DEC1991.html

This test between India and Australia, Brisbane 1991 saw two different 'first's happening during its course. What were they ?

(1) Srinath's debut
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 13, 2006, 02:46:03 AM
http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1991-92/IND_IN_AUS/IND_AUS_T1_29NOV-02DEC1991.html

This test between India and Australia, Brisbane 1991 saw two different 'first's happening during its course. What were they ?

(1) Srinath's debut

Aw , c'mon I wudn't deem that worthy of a quiz question , trust me :D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 13, 2006, 02:46:30 AM
and 2) Srinath's first wicket  ;D

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 13, 2006, 02:46:51 AM
I beseech you to come back and you tread over me >:(

Anyway,

http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1991-92/IND_IN_AUS/IND_AUS_T1_29NOV-02DEC1991.html

This test between India and Australia, Brisbane 1991 saw two different 'first's happening during its course. What were they ? 

sorry! will compensate by letting you post a 5 Q's on my behalf! (whenever i answer correctly, i.e.) fair deal?

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 13, 2006, 02:47:21 AM
and 2) Srinath's first wicket  ;D


 ;D ;D ;D

And his first run too  :D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 13, 2006, 02:48:25 AM
I beseech you to come back and you tread over me >:(

Anyway,

http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1991-92/IND_IN_AUS/IND_AUS_T1_29NOV-02DEC1991.html

This test between India and Australia, Brisbane 1991 saw two different 'first's happening during its course. What were they ? 

sorry! will compensate by letting you post a 5 Q's on my behalf! (whenever i answer correctly, i.e.) fair deal?



In case u were serious with ur apologies, don't be .I was just kidding :)

Anyway back to the quiz.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 13, 2006, 03:07:12 AM

http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1991-92/IND_IN_AUS/IND_AUS_T1_29NOV-02DEC1991.html

This test between India and Australia, Brisbane 1991 saw two different 'first's happening during its course. What were they ? 



(1) First time a match referee was appointed
(2) The # of bouncers law applied





Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 13, 2006, 03:35:17 AM

http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1991-92/IND_IN_AUS/IND_AUS_T1_29NOV-02DEC1991.html

This test between India and Australia, Brisbane 1991 saw two different 'first's happening during its course. What were they ? 



(1) First time a match referee was appointed
(2) The # of bouncers law applied


1.Right
2. Are you sure ? The answer I was looking for was that this was the first match where someone was actually noballed for bowling 2 bouncers in an over, but not sure if it was the first match after the law came into effect.

Incidentally, know who the bowler was ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 13, 2006, 03:40:44 AM
Wild guess-- Merv Hughes?  Seems like something he'd do.  If not him, Srinath was into digging them in short at the time.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 13, 2006, 03:46:21 AM

http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1991-92/IND_IN_AUS/IND_AUS_T1_29NOV-02DEC1991.html

This test between India and Australia, Brisbane 1991 saw two different 'first's happening during its course. What were they ? 



(1) First time a match referee was appointed
(2) The # of bouncers law applied


1.Right
2. Are you sure ? The answer I was looking for was that this was the first match where someone was actually noballed for bowling 2 bouncers in an over, but not sure if it was the first match after the law came into effect.

Incidentally, know who the bowler was ?

M.Prabhakar! This was the first time that law was actively applied, no-balling a bowler - dunno if there were test matches before that - gotta dig!

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 13, 2006, 03:53:49 AM

http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1991-92/IND_IN_AUS/IND_AUS_T1_29NOV-02DEC1991.html

This test between India and Australia, Brisbane 1991 saw two different 'first's happening during its course. What were they ? 



(1) First time a match referee was appointed
(2) The # of bouncers law applied


1.Right
2. Are you sure ? The answer I was looking for was that this was the first match where someone was actually noballed for bowling 2 bouncers in an over, but not sure if it was the first match after the law came into effect.

Incidentally, know who the bowler was ?

M.Prabhakar! This was the first time that law was actively applied, no-balling a bowler - dunno if there were test matches before that - gotta dig!



Applause and over to you.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 13, 2006, 04:28:33 AM

http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1991-92/IND_IN_AUS/IND_AUS_T1_29NOV-02DEC1991.html

This test between India and Australia, Brisbane 1991 saw two different 'first's happening during its course. What were they ? 



(1) First time a match referee was appointed
(2) The # of bouncers law applied


1.Right
2. Are you sure ? The answer I was looking for was that this was the first match where someone was actually noballed for bowling 2 bouncers in an over, but not sure if it was the first match after the law came into effect.

Incidentally, know who the bowler was ?

M.Prabhakar! This was the first time that law was actively applied, no-balling a bowler - dunno if there were test matches before that - gotta dig!



Applause and over to you.

a question on your mention of 2 bouncers  - i thought that 2 bouncers per over is allowed in test cricket. was it one bouncer orignally?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 13, 2006, 04:43:09 AM
2 bouncers per over are still allowed in Test cricket.  Before, there was no restriction on the number of bouncers in an over.  The famed West Indian fast bowlers are widely credited for requiring a change in the rule.  That is when you know you are great-- when rules have to be changed to allow others to better compete.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on September 13, 2006, 05:24:55 AM
Over to you Sahir, with due applause for getting it all right. It is indeed strange that both involved the same bowler. I wonder if the bat making company was also the same! Yeah, the multiple hit wickets is also very rare.

When reading up on this a few days back, I came across some other spooky detail. Len Hutton was the first batsman to be given out obstructing the field, when he prevented the wicket keeper Russell Endean from catching the ball. Russell Endean was himself the first batsman to be given out handled the ball. One weird act deserved another?


I am sorry for jumping the gun, please forgive but can't resist posting this one.

WHo was the first player to be given out Obstructing the Field in ODIs?

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 13, 2006, 05:30:10 AM
Over to you Sahir, with due applause for getting it all right. It is indeed strange that both involved the same bowler. I wonder if the bat making company was also the same! Yeah, the multiple hit wickets is also very rare.

When reading up on this a few days back, I came across some other spooky detail. Len Hutton was the first batsman to be given out obstructing the field, when he prevented the wicket keeper Russell Endean from catching the ball. Russell Endean was himself the first batsman to be given out handled the ball. One weird act deserved another?


I am sorry for jumping the gun, please forgive but can't resist posting this one.

WHo was the first player to be given out Obstructing the Field in ODIs?



Rameez Raja, i think or is it Inzy?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on September 13, 2006, 05:31:33 AM
i am not a googler and whatever i ak or answer is from my memory which in my ripe young age may not be too functional. so don't confuse me mock by providing guesses. :)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: VMenon on September 13, 2006, 05:32:43 AM
Rameez Raja (Pak vs England at Karachi, 20th Nov 1987)

OUr own M Amarnath (Ind vs SL at Ahmedabad 22nd Oct, 1989)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 13, 2006, 05:34:23 AM
It was Rameez Raja-- I know this one; Amarnath and Inzi are the only others
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 13, 2006, 05:35:07 AM
Rameez Raja (Pak vs England at Karachi, 20th Nov 1987)

OUr own M Amarnath (Ind vs SL at Ahmedabad 22nd Oct, 1989)

Beat me to it
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 13, 2006, 05:35:19 AM
i am not a googler and whatever i ak or answer is from my memory which in my ripe young age may not be too functional. so don't confuse me mock by providing guesses. :)

Rameez Raja. He was out at 99 once for obstructing the field and talked about it when he was commentating on Ten Sports some time back..

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 13, 2006, 05:36:20 AM
It was Rameez Raja-- I know this one; Amarnath and Inzi are the only others

Amarnath was out for "Handling the ball" and not the same as "obstructing the field"...
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on September 13, 2006, 05:37:28 AM
here i am operating completely out of memory. so if at the end of this there is going to be mud on my face so be it. but i have to disagree with your answers.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 13, 2006, 05:38:43 AM
It was Rameez Raja-- I know this one; Amarnath and Inzi are the only others

Amarnath was out for "Handling the ball" and not the same as "obstructing the field"...

No-- Amarnath was out obstructing the field for kicking the ball away back in 1989 against SL

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on September 13, 2006, 05:39:32 AM
It was Rameez Raja-- I know this one; Amarnath and Inzi are the only others

Amarnath was out for "Handling the ball" and not the same as "obstructing the field"...

oh yes mock.

thats my answer. so my question was wrong.

there you go my memory is not so good.

so my question actually is who got out handling the ball. yes.

sorry for this.

oh my god am i embarrassed!

 :P :P :P :P ::) ::) :P :P
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 13, 2006, 05:41:01 AM
Here is the scorecard for you, mock:
http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1980S/1989-90/OD_TOURNEYS/NEHRU/IND_SL_NEHRU_ODI6_22OCT1989.html

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 13, 2006, 05:42:45 AM
first out in ODIs handled the ball is Mohinder Amarnath against Australia
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 13, 2006, 05:43:55 AM
Therefore, Mohinder Amarnath will probably forever have the distinction of being the only batsman ever to be given out both obstructing the field and handled the ball in ODI cricket!

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 13, 2006, 05:46:56 AM
It was Rameez Raja-- I know this one; Amarnath and Inzi are the only others

Amarnath was out for "Handling the ball" and not the same as "obstructing the field"...

No-- Amarnath was out obstructing the field for kicking the ball away back in 1989 against SL


True but but he was THE first to be out "HANDLED THE BALL even earlier in 85-86 series against the Aussies. Here's the scorecard

http://usa.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/1980S/1985-86/OD_TOURNEYS/WSC/IND_AUS_WSC_ODI-FINAL2_09FEB1986.html

But the original question was about obstructing the field, not handled the ball...

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: VMenon on September 13, 2006, 05:47:55 AM
OK since the Challenger Trophy is round the corner ...

What were the first two editions of the CT called!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 13, 2006, 05:49:38 AM
OK since the Challenger Trophy is round the corner ...

What were the first two editions of the CT called!


NKP Salve Challenger Trophy

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 13, 2006, 05:50:03 AM
It was Rameez Raja-- I know this one; Amarnath and Inzi are the only others

Amarnath was out for "Handling the ball" and not the same as "obstructing the field"...

No-- Amarnath was out obstructing the field for kicking the ball away back in 1989 against SL


True but but he was THE first to be out "HANDLED THE BALL even earlier in 85-86 series against the Aussies. Here's the scorecard

http://usa.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/1980S/1985-86/OD_TOURNEYS/WSC/IND_AUS_WSC_ODI-FINAL2_09FEB1986.html

But the original question was about obstructing the field, not handled the ball...


got it..my mistake in misinterpreting your post...
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: VMenon on September 13, 2006, 05:55:55 AM
OK since the Challenger Trophy is round the corner ...

What were the first two editions of the CT called!


NKP Salve Challenger Trophy



NO
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 13, 2006, 06:01:05 AM
OK since the Challenger Trophy is round the corner ...

What were the first two editions of the CT called!


NKP Salve Challenger Trophy



NO

it was some CUP.....
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: VMenon on September 13, 2006, 06:02:14 AM
The first edition of the tournament in 1994-95 was held in Calcutta and was called the Kedia Cup
The second edition of the tournament in 1995-96 was held in Hyderabad and called the Liberty Cup
The 1996-97 and 1997-98 tournaments had no sponsor and hence no name !!!!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 13, 2006, 06:04:38 AM
The first edition of the tournament in 1994-95 was held in Calcutta and was called the Kedia Cup
The second edition of the tournament in 1995-96 was held in Hyderabad and called the Liberty Cup
The 1996-97 and 1997-98 tournaments had no sponsor and hence no name !!!!


Oh-- I was not even aware of it being that old a tournament; learn something new everyday, or every hour on this DG!

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on September 13, 2006, 06:07:26 AM
It was Rameez Raja-- I know this one; Amarnath and Inzi are the only others

Amarnath was out for "Handling the ball" and not the same as "obstructing the field"...



No-- Amarnath was out obstructing the field for kicking the ball away back in 1989 against SL


True but but he was THE first to be out "HANDLED THE BALL even earlier in 85-86 series against the Aussies. Here's the scorecard

http://usa.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/1980S/1985-86/OD_TOURNEYS/WSC/IND_AUS_WSC_ODI-FINAL2_09FEB1986.html

But the original question was about obstructing the field, not handled the ball...


got it..my mistake in misinterpreting your post...


no mock

seriously

i meant to ask handling the ball because jimmy is the only guy to be out that way. and i can never remember that sheepish grin he had as he walked off the field with his bat behind his back. the game was the second final agains the aussies in the tr-nation b&h cup in 1985. we lost after having the advantage in the first game. we got those guys out for 171 and the aussies amnaged to score only one four. then we got into  the act and promptly made a career for some nondescript aussie bowlers.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 13, 2006, 06:21:29 AM
It was Rameez Raja-- I know this one; Amarnath and Inzi are the only others

Amarnath was out for "Handling the ball" and not the same as "obstructing the field"...



No-- Amarnath was out obstructing the field for kicking the ball away back in 1989 against SL


True but but he was THE first to be out "HANDLED THE BALL even earlier in 85-86 series against the Aussies. Here's the scorecard

http://usa.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/1980S/1985-86/OD_TOURNEYS/WSC/IND_AUS_WSC_ODI-FINAL2_09FEB1986.html

But the original question was about obstructing the field, not handled the ball...


got it..my mistake in misinterpreting your post...


no mock

seriously

i meant to ask handling the ball because jimmy is the only guy to be out that way. and i can never remember that sheepish grin he had as he walked off the field with his bat behind his back. the game was the second final agains the aussies in the tr-nation b&h cup in 1985. we lost after having the advantage in the first game. we got those guys out for 171 and the aussies amnaged to score only one four. then we got into  the act and promptly made a career for some nondescript aussie bowlers.

i was responding to Sahir about misinterpreting his post. but hey, as you said, you are asking from memory and so are allowed to make mistakes! what exactly did he do to be given out so?


Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 13, 2006, 06:29:53 AM
i meant to ask handling the ball because jimmy is the only guy to be out that way.

Actually, there has been one other player to get out in this fashion in ODIs-- Darryl Cullinan, against the West Indies in 1999.
http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1998-99/WI_IN_RSA/SCORECARDS/WI_RSA_ODI3_27JAN1999.html

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 13, 2006, 09:37:03 AM
Who is the bowler who has got the maximum number of hit-wicket dismissals? And who is the batsman who has been dismissed in this fashion the maximum number of times?

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on September 13, 2006, 09:37:23 AM
It was Rameez Raja-- I know this one; Amarnath and Inzi are the only others

Amarnath was out for "Handling the ball" and not the same as "obstructing the field"...



No-- Amarnath was out obstructing the field for kicking the ball away back in 1989 against SL


True but but he was THE first to be out "HANDLED THE BALL even earlier in 85-86 series against the Aussies. Here's the scorecard

http://usa.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/1980S/1985-86/OD_TOURNEYS/WSC/IND_AUS_WSC_ODI-FINAL2_09FEB1986.html

But the original question was about obstructing the field, not handled the ball...


got it..my mistake in misinterpreting your post...


no mock

seriously

i meant to ask handling the ball because jimmy is the only guy to be out that way. and i can never remember that sheepish grin he had as he walked off the field with his bat behind his back. the game was the second final agains the aussies in the tr-nation b&h cup in 1985. we lost after having the advantage in the first game. we got those guys out for 171 and the aussies amnaged to score only one four. then we got into  the act and promptly made a career for some nondescript aussie bowlers.

i was responding to Sahir about misinterpreting his post. but hey, as you said, you are asking from memory and so are allowed to make mistakes! what exactly did he do to be given out so?




ithink he was facing greg mathews and he went forward. ball spun hit his pads and was rolling to the stumps. he turned back and fliked the ball away and then immediately started to grin. he was on his way. again thats what i remember. i also remember that in my younger days i had many girlfriends which again i can't completely be sure of. :-)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 13, 2006, 01:23:27 PM
Bowler - Graeme McKensy (Or something of that sort)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 13, 2006, 07:34:13 PM
Who is the bowler who has got the maximum number of hit-wicket dismissals? And who is the batsman who has been dismissed in this fashion the maximum number of times?

Batsman - Dennis Compton?

Compton's absent-mindedness was legendary. Colin Cowdrey writes that Compton turned up for the Old Trafford Test of 1955 against South Africa without his kitbag. Undaunted, he sauntered into the museum and borrowing an antique bat off the display, went on to score 155 and 79 not out. This absent-mindedness was particularly obvious in his tendency to run out his partners at the crease; Trevor Bailey declared that 'a call for a run from Compton should be treated as no more than a basis for negotiation.' Typically, at his brother Leslie's benefit match in 1955, he managed to run him out before he had faced a single ball.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 13, 2006, 11:37:15 PM
yes - "Garth" McKenzie(4 hit-wickets) and Dennis Compton it is(dismissed 5 times this way).

kingcool and KoP, applause and your turns now!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: fineleg on September 14, 2006, 01:23:44 AM
yes - "Garth" McKenzie(4 hit-wickets) and Dennis Compton it is(dismissed 5 times this way).

kingcool and KoP, applause and your turns now!


MT,
Are u confined to the shell? (quiz shell that is) ;D
Hope u atleast join Match chat - we don't banter there ;D Really ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 14, 2006, 03:57:05 AM
yes - "Garth" McKenzie(4 hit-wickets) and Dennis Compton it is(dismissed 5 times this way).

kingcool and KoP, applause and your turns now!


MT,
Are u confined to the shell? (quiz shell that is) ;D
Hope u atleast join Match chat - we don't banter there ;D Really ;D

not at all :) just off the banter-zone! shall try to join but i am always 3-4 minutes ahead and will ruin the suspense for everyone....
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 14, 2006, 03:58:16 AM
What (positive) record does Geoff 'my Mum' Boycott hold in ODIs?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 14, 2006, 04:03:12 AM
What (positive) record does Geoff 'my Mum' Boycott hold in ODIs?

doesn't he hold two? oldest player to play an ODI as well as the oldest century maker? Jayasuriya recently became the second or third? have to check.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 14, 2006, 04:11:43 AM
Oldest to score a century is correct.

There have been players older than Geoff Boycott - Clarke and Aponso from the Netherlands who played ODIs well into their 40s. The ex WI cricketer Chris Lambert played for the US team when he was 43. Among regular teams, Brian Close and Clive Lloyd played ODIs in their early 40s.

Over to you Mock, with applause.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 14, 2006, 04:15:29 AM
Oldest to score a century is correct.

There have been players older than Geoff Boycott - Clarke and Aponso from the Netherlands who played ODIs well into their 40s. The ex WI cricketer Chris Lambert played for the US team when he was 43. Among regular teams, Brian Close and Clive Lloyd played ODIs in their early 40s.

Over to you Mock, with applause.

ah, okay. somehow i thought Boycott played until he was over 45...

Here's my related Q :

Name the players who have scored 5+ centuries in ODI's after turning 35...



Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 14, 2006, 04:36:17 AM
Viv Richards, Desmond Haynes, Gooch, Mark Waugh, Jayasuriya, Lara, Saeed Anwar, Gilchrist, Tendulkar and Ponting. I have a feeling I missed one.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 14, 2006, 04:37:15 AM
Oops, strike that -- that was after reaching 30 and there are probably a whole bunch more!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 14, 2006, 04:42:54 AM

Here's my related Q :

Name the players who have scored 5+ centuries in ODI's after turning 35...


Jayasuriya and Zaheer Abbas. Any more?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 14, 2006, 04:43:35 AM

Here's my related Q :

Name the players who have scored 5+ centuries in ODI's after turning 35...


Jayasuriya and Zaheer Abbas. Any more?

there's one more :)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 14, 2006, 04:48:28 AM
Gordon Greenidge?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 14, 2006, 04:50:58 AM
Gordon Greenidge?

Yup - all three have 5 centuries after 35!

baton returns to you but gotta wait 12 hours for the applause....
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 14, 2006, 05:03:47 AM
(1) This should be easy.

I was born in country A, made by debut for country B, retired when playing for country C, and became a citizen of country D. Who am I?

(2) And this is more interesting

The only wicket I ever took in test cricket is that of Sachin Tendulkar. Who am I?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 14, 2006, 05:41:34 AM
(1) This should be easy.

I was born in country A, made by debut for country B, retired when playing for country C, and became a citizen of country D. Who am I?

is this John Traicos? born in Egypt, played for South Africa and then Zimbabwe and is an Australian citizen now. incidentally, he holds the record for most years between two test appearances - 22+ years!

Quote
(2) And this is more interesting

The only wicket I ever took in test cricket is that of Sachin Tendulkar. Who am I?

dang, i think this is some non-regular batsman bowler but can't recall.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 14, 2006, 02:21:06 PM
(1) This should be easy.

I was born in country A, made by debut for country B, retired when playing for country C, and became a citizen of country D. Who am I?

This one was asked before, right. Isn't it Robin something???
(2) And this is more interesting

The only wicket I ever took in test cricket is that of Sachin Tendulkar. Who am I?


Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 14, 2006, 02:34:47 PM
(1) This should be easy.

I was born in country A, made by debut for country B, retired when playing for country C, and became a citizen of country D. Who am I?

This one was asked before, right. Isn't it Robin something???
(2) And this is more interesting

The only wicket I ever took in test cricket is that of Sachin Tendulkar. Who am I?



robin jackman was one born in country A, played for country B, was banned in country C for playing in country D :-)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 14, 2006, 03:44:27 PM
(1) This should be easy.

I was born in country A, made by debut for country B, retired when playing for country C, and became a citizen of country D. Who am I?

This one was asked before, right. Isn't it Robin something???
(2) And this is more interesting

The only wicket I ever took in test cricket is that of Sachin Tendulkar. Who am I?



robin jackman was one born in country A, played for country B, was banned in country C for playing in country D :-)


oh ok sorry I just read country A>B>C>D and jumped the gun
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 14, 2006, 03:53:41 PM
(1) This should be easy.

I was born in country A, made by debut for country B, retired when playing for country C, and became a citizen of country D. Who am I?

(2) And this is more interesting

The only wicket I ever took in test cricket is that of Sachin Tendulkar. Who am I?

Didn't Vaughn dismiss him once- not sure if that was his only wkt though
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 14, 2006, 05:27:29 PM
Didn't Vaughn dismiss him once- not sure if that was his only wkt though

Don't recollect. But he has 6 wickets in tests, not just 1.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 14, 2006, 05:29:05 PM
Big hint - there was good reason that the two questions were paired with each other.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on September 14, 2006, 09:51:26 PM
Ujesh Ranbeep .......

If the answer is correct, I don't want to ask the next question. Can't think of any
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 14, 2006, 09:58:01 PM
Yes Poondu, you are right. Applause to you (and Mock). Interestingly Tendulkar was caught by Traicos of Ranbeep's bowling. He played just one test for this solitary wicket.

Since Mock answered the first part and you decline  :(, the next question is over to Mock.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on September 14, 2006, 10:01:44 PM
Ok I have got one, But it may be easy. Here goes


Who is the only cricketer to score a century and take a five-for on test debut ? You will find an interesting umpire in this match whose name is pretty similar to one of our indian ODI great.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 15, 2006, 03:05:40 AM
Ok I have got one, But it may be easy. Here goes


Who is the only cricketer to score a century and take a five-for on test debut ? You will find an interesting umpire in this match whose name is pretty similar to one of our indian ODI great.

NZ's Bruce Taylor against India way back in 1965.

My Question : Who is the only player to have scored a hundred and taken 5 wickets in an ODI? (there are a few with a hundred and 4 wickets including the above umpire's namesake)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 15, 2006, 03:17:54 AM
Mock, Viv Richards was famous for this but recently he was eclipsed by Paul Collingwood who slaughtered Bangladesh's bowling and then took 6 wickets.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 15, 2006, 03:19:57 AM
Mock, Viv Richards was famous for this but recently he was eclipsed by Paul Collingwood who slaughtered Bangladesh's bowling and then took 6 wickets.

yikes, you are right. i didn't check the latest data and was going by memory! :)

applause and back to you!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on September 15, 2006, 03:22:22 AM
KOP , u beat me to it. I was just typing the answer (collingwood), I didn't know Richards did this before before
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 15, 2006, 03:26:12 AM
So who was the umpire in the Taylor match???
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on September 15, 2006, 03:28:05 AM
SK Ganguli - Umpire in the Taylor Match
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 15, 2006, 04:04:12 AM
Who are the two fastest run scorers for India in test matches - criteria at least 1000 runs. Such stats are typically maintained only after the ODI era started, so that is a big hint.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 15, 2006, 04:08:35 AM
Who are the two fastest run scorers for India in test matches - criteria at least 1000 runs. Such stats are typically maintained only after the ODI era started, so that is a big hint.


I assume you mean the best strike rate? Sehwag should be on top, i would think! Gotta think who could be the next..
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 15, 2006, 04:10:01 AM
Yes, I meant strike rates.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: fineleg on September 15, 2006, 06:31:13 AM
Yes, I meant strike rates.

Krish Srikkanth? and VS
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on September 15, 2006, 10:58:58 AM
sehwag and saurav ganguly
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on September 15, 2006, 05:09:20 PM
Azhar ? He used to score pretty quickly as well.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 15, 2006, 05:41:54 PM
I vote Sewag and Javagal Srinath ;)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 15, 2006, 06:39:57 PM
Okay - hint time. Big time hint. He has been in the news recently and has been discussed in this forum.

Also, Krish Srikkanth, Kapil Dev have no recorded test cricket strike rate that I could find on any of the databse sites -- suggesting that no one has kept track of them :-(

So think more recent than even Srikkanth.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 15, 2006, 06:56:05 PM
I vote Sewag and Javagal Srinath ;)

Javagal has a strike rate of 49.53!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 15, 2006, 09:10:07 PM
Just off the top of my head, I will go with Sehwag and Tendulkar, unless Harbhajan has a 1000 runs (will have to check that)-- no, only 986.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 15, 2006, 09:10:25 PM
I vote Sewag and Javagal Srinath ;)

Javagal has a strike rate of 49.53!

Which is higher than sachin, dravid, ganguly :)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 15, 2006, 09:12:42 PM
Anyway, just mentioned Srinath off the top of my head.

Wild sloggers => better strike rate than proper batsmen.

And Srinath is the only bowler I could think of (in the recent past) who might possibly have 1000 test runs.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 15, 2006, 09:13:07 PM
I vote Sewag and Javagal Srinath ;)

Javagal has a strike rate of 49.53!

Which is higher than sachin, dravid, ganguly :)

Sachin's is definitely the highest amongst the 3.  He has a SR of around 56, I believe.  Ganguly and Dravid have strike rates of 48 and 42 respectively.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 15, 2006, 09:15:43 PM
Laxman???
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 15, 2006, 09:16:39 PM
Okay - hint time. Big time hint. He has been in the news recently and has been discussed in this forum.



vinod kambli ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 15, 2006, 09:18:15 PM
The answer to the question about the batsman with the second highest strike rate (after Sehwag at 75.7) with at least 1000 runs is Vinod Kambli, with a strike rate of 59.4.


Sorry if this was a lame question. It is likely that Kapil Dev and Srikkanth would be ahead of Kambli if their strike rates were tracked. Also, strangely, Tendulkar's test cricket strike rate is not easily available.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 15, 2006, 09:20:19 PM
Kingcool was right- he shd ask next one
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 15, 2006, 09:20:30 PM
I vote Sewag and Javagal Srinath ;)

Javagal has a strike rate of 49.53!

Which is higher than sachin, dravid, ganguly :)

Sachin's is definitely the highest amongst the 3.  He has a SR of around 56, I believe.  Ganguly and Dravid have strike rates of 48 and 42 respectively.


You may be right about Sachin (probably are). I seem to recall reading somewhere that Ganguly and Sachin had more or less the same strike rate, but I'm probably mistaken.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 15, 2006, 09:36:24 PM
The answer to the question about the batsman with the second highest strike rate (after Sehwag at 75.7) with at least 1000 runs is Vinod Kambli, with a strike rate of 59.4.

  • Dhoni with is at 602 runs with a strike rate of 73. Eventually he will overtake Kambli.]
  • Harbhajan Singh is at 986 runs with a strike rate of 67.95 and will claim second spot in the next few tests that he plays.

Sorry if this was a lame question. It is likely that Kapil Dev and Srikkanth would be ahead of Kambli if their strike rates were tracked. Also, strangely, Tendulkar's test cricket strike rate is not easily available.

Out of curiosity, what's ur source ? Cricinfo doesn't have anything on him
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 16, 2006, 12:28:29 AM
Out of curiosity, what's ur source ? Cricinfo doesn't have anything on him

Database query with maximization. Kambli played 17 tests 21 innings as follows:

16 (28) 18* (26) 59 (94) 224 (411) 227 (301) 125(220)  4(6)  120(241) 5(17) 82(132) 57(89)
9(15) 19(39) 40(39) 0(6) 0(3) 6(17) 18(18) 0(5) 27(56) 28(60)


If you do the math - 1084 runs, 1823 balls for a strike rate of 59.46

Anyways, over to you with applause.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: sgusa on September 16, 2006, 12:35:47 AM
I can almost hear the ass kissing sounds with all the "over to you with appluase" :D ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 17, 2006, 02:28:59 AM
Here's an easy question from me:

Who is this player? (on a light-hearted note, what would have been Deano's nick for him?)

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 17, 2006, 02:44:01 AM
I think it is WG Grace and "the terrorist"
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 17, 2006, 02:45:12 AM
I think it is WG Grace and "the terrorist"

right..
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 17, 2006, 02:51:25 AM
Here's an easy question:

What was unique about a bat Dennis Lillee temporarily used during his cricket career?

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 17, 2006, 02:52:58 AM
Here's an easy question:

What was unique about a bat Dennis Lillee temporarily used during his cricket career?


aluminium..
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 17, 2006, 02:55:21 AM
Here's an easy question:

What was unique about a bat Dennis Lillee temporarily used during his cricket career?


aluminium..

Yup, back over to you :D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 17, 2006, 12:42:27 PM
Legend has it that he was inspired to adopt this style after watching his sister use it, as a practical way to counter her clothing which was getting in her way, while practising cricket with her brother. What am I talking about and who is this person? (of course, this is a legend whose accuracy is not guaranteed but an interesting one nevertheless). The first time he did it in a match, he was disallowed by the umpire and he left the field in disgust, mounting his horse, never to return to the field!

Over the years, it has become such a common aspect of cricket.



Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 17, 2006, 01:24:01 PM
This is in reference to bowling over the arm first time at a time when bowlers used underarm action

The name of bowler is escaping me but wasn't he some army guy from England??
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 17, 2006, 01:31:12 PM
John Willes?????????
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 17, 2006, 01:34:11 PM
John Willes?????????

yup! applause and over to you...
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 17, 2006, 02:17:29 PM
What rather unimportant stat links Sunil Gavaskar, Syed Kirmani and Rahul Dravid???
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 17, 2006, 02:21:51 PM
They each have one Test wicket.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 17, 2006, 02:22:29 PM
They each have one Test wicket.

yup- over to you

SMG denied Zaheer Abbas a century with his soiltary wkt

Kirmani's came in a match that was heading towards a dull draw so Pak sent in their tailenders and Kirmani, Gaekwad and Gavaskar also bowled for India. Still remember SMG running in from the sight screen to deliver the ball. And Kirmani bowled Azeem Hafeez (wasn't he the bowler with 3 fingers missing in one of his hand)

RD's wicket came in a match where all 11 Indian players bowled- even wkt keeper Ratra
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 17, 2006, 02:28:34 PM
Who is the only Test cricketer ever that did not bat, bowl, or take a catch in a Test match?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 17, 2006, 02:47:21 PM
Who is the only Test cricketer ever that did not bat, bowl, or take a catch in a Test match?

Jack MacBryan?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 17, 2006, 03:05:00 PM
Who is the only Test cricketer ever that did not bat, bowl, or take a catch in a Test match?

Jack MacBryan?

Well done.  Applause.  Incidentally, he was also the oldest surviving England Test cricketer at age 91 when he died in 1983.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 17, 2006, 03:24:13 PM
a fairly easy one for the stats-buffs.

Sobers, Botham, Hooper and "X"  - who is X and what record binds these cricketers?

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on September 17, 2006, 03:28:55 PM
1000 runs, taken 100 wickets and held 100 catches in Tests, I guess the recent addition is Warne ???
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 17, 2006, 03:32:24 PM
a fairly easy one for the stats-buffs.

Sobers, Botham, Hooper and "X"  - who is X and what record binds these cricketers?


Shane Warne.  These players have all scored at least 2000 Test runs, taken at least 100 Test wickets, and taken 100 catches.  Interestingly, with two more catches, Jacques Kallis will join this very elite club.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 17, 2006, 03:34:30 PM
Another 42 runs for Shane Warne and the stat can be increased to a minimum of 3000 Test runs as Sobers, Botham, Hooper, and Kallis all have those many Test runs.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 17, 2006, 03:34:49 PM
1000 runs, taken 100 wickets and held 100 catches in Tests, I guess the recent addition is Warne ???

yup..applause and over to you...2000 runs is also applicable..and soon, 3000 with Warne needing a few more, i think.

ah, Sahir has the more precise answer though i was looking for the "triple" as the answer..
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on September 17, 2006, 03:39:33 PM
Who is the only batsman to score hundreds in all three sessions of the same day in first class cricket ?
(ie, he scored 100 before lunch, 100 more between lunch and tea and another 100 runs before close)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: justforkix on September 17, 2006, 03:43:45 PM
Who is the only batsman to score hundreds in all three sessions of the same day in first class cricket ?
(ie, he scored 100 before lunch, 100 more between lunch and tea and another 100 runs before close)

Neil Fairbrother
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on September 17, 2006, 03:46:01 PM
Who is the only batsman to score hundreds in all three sessions of the same day in first class cricket ?
(ie, he scored 100 before lunch, 100 more between lunch and tea and another 100 runs before close)

Neil Fairbrother

Applause. Over to you.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: justforkix on September 17, 2006, 03:55:55 PM
Geoff Boycott, Steve Waugh, Shaun Pollock, Andrew Hall, ______
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 17, 2006, 03:57:52 PM
Alex Tudor-- all players that have been stranded on 99*
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 17, 2006, 04:03:17 PM
Shaun Pollock being stranded on 99 has an interesting story behind it.  Pollock was batting with Ntini at the time and he went and told Ntini, during a mid-pitch conference, to just block out 4 balls, after having taken a single on the second ball of the over.  Ntini agreed and promptly got out caught at mid-on on the very next delivery!  Shaun Pollock leaves the field shaking his head, while Ntini is as peppy as ever.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: justforkix on September 17, 2006, 04:03:47 PM
Alex Tudor-- all players that have been stranded on 99*

Right. Over to you.

PS: Andy Flower was left stranded on 199* and Bradman on 299* :)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 17, 2006, 04:07:18 PM
Identify the best bowling figures ever in Test cricket in a match that was still lost.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: justforkix on September 17, 2006, 04:15:17 PM
Identify the best bowling figures ever in Test cricket in a match that was still lost.

Alec Bedser 14/99
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 17, 2006, 04:19:48 PM
Identify the best bowling figures ever in Test cricket in a match that was still lost.

Alec Bedser 14/99

Applause.  Barely takes anybody anytime whatsoever.  Over to you.  On a sidenote, the highest batting score while still losing was Ricky Ponting's 242 against us at Adelaide.  If you recollect, Australia was 556-7 and still lost (Kumble taking the last 3, including Ponting, for no more runs).

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: justforkix on September 17, 2006, 04:33:20 PM
An easy one: Who was the 1st player to be given out via TV replay (3rd ump)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 17, 2006, 04:34:58 PM
An easy one: Who was the 1st player to be given out via TV replay (3rd ump)

Shoib malik ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 17, 2006, 04:36:01 PM
SRT
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 17, 2006, 04:38:04 PM
Oh ok , thought the question was referring to the recent law allowing LBWs to be referred to the 3rd umpire
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: justforkix on September 17, 2006, 04:40:20 PM
SRT

Correct.

"Sorry, you can't repeat a karma action without waiting 12 hours." - This is like a ICC rule ;)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: justforkix on September 18, 2006, 04:28:36 AM
Errr. Did I miss something. Should I officially say "Over to You"  ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 18, 2006, 04:41:26 AM
Whoops-- my turn; yes, I will blame it on jfk for not making the official proclamation.  :)

Name three cricketers that have scored centuries on their country's debut (had to be the player's debut Test as well).

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 18, 2006, 04:47:04 AM
Whoops-- my turn; yes, I will blame it on jfk for not making the official proclamation.  :)

Name three cricketers that have scored centuries on their country's debut (had to be the player's debut Test as well).


Charles Bannermann(first ever TEST played!) of Australia, David Houghton of Zimb and A Islam of B'desh...

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 18, 2006, 04:48:20 AM
Whoops-- my turn; yes, I will blame it on jfk for not making the official proclamation.  :)

Name three cricketers that have scored centuries on their country's debut (had to be the player's debut Test as well).


Charles Bannermann(first ever TEST played!) of Australia, David Houghton of Zimb and A Islam of B'desh...



Correct!  Applause and over to you...

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 18, 2006, 05:14:47 AM
who was the first substitute fielder to participate in a dismissal and what was unique about it?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 18, 2006, 05:22:05 AM
who was the first substitute fielder to participate in a dismissal and what was unique about it?


John Bracewell?  He was the first non-keeper to take four catches in an ODI.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 18, 2006, 05:28:39 AM
who was the first substitute fielder to participate in a dismissal and what was unique about it?


John Bracewell?  He was the first non-keeper to take four catches in an ODI.


wrong, for once :) i must clarify - am talking test cricket here.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 18, 2006, 05:36:55 AM
Was it Vic Wilson, taking a catch for a golden duck in the first innings of the match?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 18, 2006, 05:39:18 AM
Was it Vic Wilson, taking a catch for a golden duck in the first innings of the match?

nope....
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: justforkix on September 18, 2006, 05:48:24 AM
Bill Murdoch, the Aussie captain, substituting for England's WG Grace ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 18, 2006, 05:52:21 AM
Bill Murdoch, the Aussie captain, substituting for England's WG Grace ;D ;D

right - ended up catching Henry Scott, who was Australia's top scorer! it is a gentleman's game after-all! :)

"applause and over to you", jfk!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: justforkix on September 18, 2006, 05:59:44 AM
Only India and England share this test match batting record..... (will give a hint if it is too vague)

Since, there may be multiple records, to clarify, the question is about individual records and not team records.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 18, 2006, 06:34:38 AM
Only India and England share this test match batting record..... (will give a hint if it is too vague)

Since, there may be multiple records, to clarify, the question is about individual records and not team records.

is this some sort of record between specific countries like most number of centuries in a series, etc.?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: justforkix on September 18, 2006, 07:37:19 AM
Only India and England share this test match batting record..... (will give a hint if it is too vague)

Since, there may be multiple records, to clarify, the question is about individual records and not team records.

is this some sort of record between specific countries like most number of centuries in a series, etc.?


Nope. It is an individual players' record while playing for that country. Also, doesen't involve stats like centuries, runs, avg etc.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 18, 2006, 07:40:51 AM
Only India and England share this test match batting record..... (will give a hint if it is too vague)

Since, there may be multiple records, to clarify, the question is about individual records and not team records.

is this some sort of record between specific countries like most number of centuries in a series, etc.?


Nope. It is an individual players' record while playing for that country. Also, doesen't involve stats like centuries, runs, avg etc.

batting for all 5 days in a test match? but this set has an Australian as well...
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: justforkix on September 18, 2006, 07:44:44 AM
Only India and England share this test match batting record..... (will give a hint if it is too vague)

Since, there may be multiple records, to clarify, the question is about individual records and not team records.

is this some sort of record between specific countries like most number of centuries in a series, etc.?


Nope. It is an individual players' record while playing for that country. Also, doesen't involve stats like centuries, runs, avg etc.

batting for all 5 days in a test match? but this set has an Australian as well...

That is correct. Yes, only Eng and Ind have 2 players with that distinction. Jaishima and Shastri, Boycs and Lamb.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 18, 2006, 07:46:42 AM
Only India and England share this test match batting record..... (will give a hint if it is too vague)

Since, there may be multiple records, to clarify, the question is about individual records and not team records.

is this some sort of record between specific countries like most number of centuries in a series, etc.?


Nope. It is an individual players' record while playing for that country. Also, doesen't involve stats like centuries, runs, avg etc.

batting for all 5 days in a test match? but this set has an Australian as well...

That is correct. Yes, only Eng and Ind have 2 players with that distinction. Jaishima and Shastri, Boycs and Lamb.

ah, 2 players! dang, this was the first thing that occured to me but i thought of Kim Hughes and eliminated it...
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: justforkix on September 18, 2006, 07:50:33 AM

ah, 2 players! dang, this was the first thing that occured to me but i thought of Kim Hughes and eliminated it...


HEHE. Had to think of something to outwit the Turtle ;)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 18, 2006, 08:40:05 AM
Who am I?

I have never played a test.
I have captained my side to a historic victory in ODI's.
I devised my country's vehicle licence plate system.
My sister captained my country's field hockey team to an Olympic gold medal.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on September 18, 2006, 09:29:59 AM
Is it  Fletcher?

Zimbabwe were the 1980 olympic gold medalists while netherlands won in 84. netherlands won recently against us but if the captain's sister played in the 84 team it would be a little far fetched.

so i am calling this a safe bet and

my answer remains

fletcher
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 18, 2006, 09:33:07 AM
Is it  Fletcher?

Zimbabwe were the 1980 olympic gold medalists while netherlands won in 84. netherlands won recently against us but if the captain's sister played in the 84 team it would be a little far fetched.

so i am calling this a safe bet and

my answer remains

fletcher

bingo! the non-cricket hint helped :)

applause and your turn!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on September 18, 2006, 09:38:11 AM
yippee. finally i get a legit chance.  ;D let me enjoy this moment for a minute.










ok minute's up.

here goes:

Why did the ertswhile Sharjah pitch relflect? I mean you could actually see the reflection of the batsmen standing on the crease as if there is a bad mirror below.

I had asked this question a long time ago but no proper reply. (Or i was ignored as usual :))


but now you cannot move this quiz till i get a satisfactory answer.




Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 18, 2006, 09:55:01 AM
yippee. finally i get a legit chance.  ;D let me enjoy this moment for a minute.










ok minute's up.

here goes:

Why did the ertswhile Sharjah pitch relflect? I mean you could actually see the reflection of the batsmen standing on the crease as if there is a bad mirror below.

I had asked this question a long time ago but no proper reply. (Or i was ignored as usual :))


but now you cannot move this quiz till i get a satisfactory answer.






hehe - "the quiz-master's decision is final"

did it shine? they used asphalt?


Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on September 18, 2006, 10:00:20 AM
do they use asphalt in the making of pitches?  ??? i thought they don't do that for international picthes. i have played on cocnrete pitches but thats such a minor league thing to do.

so i am not satisfied.

please come with a better explanation than that.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 18, 2006, 10:07:14 AM
do they use asphalt in the making of pitches?  ??? i thought they don't do that for international picthes. i have played on cocnrete pitches but thats such a minor league thing to do.

so i am not satisfied.

please come with a better explanation than that.

lol - am just guessing - shall try more creative guesses later on..am trying to find a picture on the web of this shining pitch - so far, no luck.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: justforkix on September 18, 2006, 10:45:06 AM
Why did the ertswhile Sharjah pitch relflect? I mean you could actually see the reflection of the batsmen standing on the crease as if there is a bad mirror below.

A ceramic coating (highly reflective material) is given on top of the pitch to prevent heat from penetrating inside the pitch. This is because of the extreme heat in Sharjah, so that the pitch does not crumble during the match. This is also common in Australia during the VB series in Jan/Feb, when temps rise to high 30s-low 40s.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on September 18, 2006, 11:28:03 AM
jfk that sounds good. silica component in the mix gives the shine.

over to you mate.

well done and applause. :D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on September 18, 2006, 11:29:23 AM
though i did not know it was for the heat. but i knew that that the coating was applied.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: justforkix on September 18, 2006, 11:43:46 AM
Danke. Next Q ek choti break ke baadh.

The fact that I got a Q which Turtle could not in 2 attempts has made my day  :)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: justforkix on September 18, 2006, 11:58:43 AM
What is the lowest score yet to be recorded by a batsman in (1) Tests (2) 1st class cricket?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 18, 2006, 12:08:36 PM
What is the lowest score yet to be recorded by a batsman in (1) Tests (2) 1st class cricket?

for tests, it was 229 - dunno if it has changed now...first class..hmm...no idea.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on September 18, 2006, 12:34:51 PM
What is the lowest score yet to be recorded by a batsman in (1) Tests (2) 1st class cricket?

0, 0  ??? ??? ??? ???

please explain this question
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 18, 2006, 12:44:42 PM
What is the lowest score yet to be recorded by a batsman in (1) Tests (2) 1st class cricket?

0, 0  ??? ??? ??? ???

please explain this question

Thank you ! ;D Mock's answer left me wondering if i'd scrambled my brains this morning
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 18, 2006, 12:59:47 PM
What is the lowest score yet to be recorded by a batsman in (1) Tests (2) 1st class cricket?

0, 0  ??? ??? ??? ???

please explain this question

Thank you ! ;D Mock's answer left me wondering if i'd scrambled my brains this morning

heh, being a quiz question, i assume jfk is asking about the lowest number value that has not yet been recorded by anyone :) if not, my brain is too convoluted!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: justforkix on September 18, 2006, 01:06:05 PM
What is the lowest score yet to be recorded by a batsman in (1) Tests (2) 1st class cricket?

0, 0  ??? ??? ??? ???

please explain this question

Thank you ! ;D Mock's answer left me wondering if i'd scrambled my brains this morning

heh, being a quiz question, i assume jfk is asking about the lowest number value that has not yet been recorded by anyone :) if not, my brain is too convoluted!

Yes. MT is correct, as to what the question is :)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: justforkix on September 18, 2006, 01:12:34 PM
What is the lowest score yet to be recorded by a batsman in (1) Tests (2) 1st class cricket?

for tests, it was 229 - dunno if it has changed now...first class..hmm...no idea.

That is correct.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 18, 2006, 02:34:11 PM
Randowm guess- 67 ? 119 ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: justforkix on September 18, 2006, 02:44:45 PM
Randowm guess- 67 ? 119 ?

Nope.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 18, 2006, 02:51:05 PM
299???
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: justforkix on September 18, 2006, 02:54:34 PM
299???

Nahin.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 18, 2006, 03:51:57 PM
289 - in first class cricket. Though I believe that verifying such details is close to impossible.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: justforkix on September 18, 2006, 04:02:33 PM
289 - in first class cricket. Though I believe that verifying such details is close to impossible.

Correct. Over to you.

What you say is true. I will take care in the future.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 18, 2006, 04:47:21 PM
289 - in first class cricket. Though I believe that verifying such details is close to impossible.

Correct. Over to you.

What you say is true. I will take care in the future.

justforkix, I didn't mean the onus is on you to verify!

I meant that first class records such as the lowest score never to be scored are very hard to ascertain as they require collection of every first class scorecard. First class records like the highest score made etc. are easier to collate only because such matches get publicity and get recorded by the news media. I don't know for example whether there is an electronic record of all Zimbabwe's (or Bangladesh's) first class match history to execute such a 'lowet score not recorded' query. So I doubt the confidence of the source claiming the answer. I got this answer from the irrepressible Steven Lynch's column - wonder if you too got it from there.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 18, 2006, 04:58:05 PM
What was unqiue about India's victory over the WI in Port of Spain in 2002.
Scorecard from CricInfo:


Test # 1599
India in West Indies, 2001/02, 2nd Test
West Indies v India
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
19,20,21,22,23 April 2002 (5-day match)

Result: India won by 37 runs
Series: India leads the 5-Test series 1-0

Toss: West Indies
Umpires: EAR de Silva (SL) and DJ Harper (Aus)
TV Umpire: EA Nicholls
Match Referee: RS Madugalle (SL)
Test Debut: A Ratra (Ind).
Man of the Match: VVS Laxman

Close of Play:

Day 1: India 262/4 (Tendulkar 113*, Laxman 21*; 90 overs)
Day 2: India 339, West Indies 197/6 (Hooper 30*, Dillon 6*; 54 overs)
Day 3: West Indies 245, India 165/4 (Ganguly 48*, Laxman 60*; 68 overs)
Day 4: India 218, West Indies 131/2 (Lara 40*, Hooper 1*; 48 overs)
India 1st innings                                               R   M   B  4 6
SS Das                lbw                b Dillon              10  33  27  1 0
SB Bangar             c Murray           b Sanford              9  75  43  1 0
R Dravid                                 b Black               67 224 147 11 0
SR Tendulkar          lbw                b Cuffy              117 356 260 14 0
*SC Ganguly           c Dillon           b Hooper              25  73  39  4 0
VVS Laxman            not out                                  69 193 123 11 0
+A Ratra              c Murray           b Cuffy                0  11   7  0 0
Harbhajan Singh       c Cuffy            b Sanford              0  18   6  0 0
Z Khan                                   b Sanford              5  27  20  1 0
J Srinath             lbw                b Black               18  33  23  3 0
A Nehra               c Hooper           b Black                0   3   3  0 0
Extras                (b 4, lb 13, nb 2)                       19
Total                 (all out, 115.5 overs, 531 mins)        339

FoW: 1-18 (Das, 6.6 ov), 2-38 (Bangar, 15.4 ov),
     3-162 (Dravid, 59.1 ov), 4-218 (Ganguly, 73.3 ov),
     5-276 (Tendulkar, 97.5 ov), 6-282 (Ratra, 99.6 ov),
     7-287 (Harbhajan Singh, 102.4 ov), 8-298 (Khan, 108.2 ov),
     9-339 (Srinath, 115.2 ov), 10-339 (Nehra, 115.5 ov).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Dillon                      28      7     82      1 (1nb)
Cuffy                       30     12     49      2
Sanford                     29      5    111      3 (1nb)
Black                       17.5    7     53      3
Hooper                      11      4     27      1

West Indies 1st innings                                         R   M   B  4 6
CH Gayle              c Das              b Srinath             13  48  31  3 0
SC Williams           c Das              b Harbhajan Singh     43  93  62  8 0
RR Sarwan             c Dravid           b Nehra               35 117  80  2 0
BC Lara               c Ratra            b Khan                52 123  78  6 0
*CL Hooper            c Ganguly          b Khan                50 182 111  4 0
S Chanderpaul         lbw                b Srinath              1   6   4  0 0
+JR Murray            lbw                b Srinath              0   4   5  0 0
M Dillon              lbw                b Nehra                9  50  35  1 0
MI Black              run out (Harbhajan Singh)                 6  42  24  0 0
A Sanford             c Tendulkar        b Harbhajan Singh     12  52  29  2 0
CE Cuffy              not out                                   1  24  15  0 0
Extras                (b 5, lb 8, w 3, nb 7)                   23
Total                 (all out, 77.5 overs, 377 mins)         245

FoW: 1-50 (Gayle, 9.4 ov), 2-80 (Williams, 19.6 ov),
     3-136 (Sarwan, 36.3 ov), 4-179 (Lara, 46.3 ov),
     5-180 (Chanderpaul, 47.1 ov), 6-180 (Murray, 47.6 ov),
     7-201 (Dillon, 58.4 ov), 8-217 (Black, 66.5 ov),
     9-232 (Hooper, 72.3 ov), 10-245 (Sanford, 77.5 ov).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Srinath                     22      4     71      3 (5nb, 1w)
Nehra                       20      4     52      2 (2w)
Khan                        14      2     47      2 (2nb)
Harbhajan Singh             19.5    3     51      2
Bangar                       2      0     11      0

India 2nd innings                                               R   M   B  4 6
SS Das                lbw                b Dillon               0  18  15  0 0
SB Bangar             c Hooper           b Sanford             16 103  62  2 0
R Dravid              c Murray           b Cuffy               36  91  62  6 0
SR Tendulkar          lbw                b Sanford              0  16   4  0 0
*SC Ganguly           not out                                  75 290 227  6 0
VVS Laxman                               b Dillon              74 228 157  9 0
+A Ratra              lbw                b Cuffy                2  24  15  0 0
Harbhajan Singh       c Gayle            b Cuffy                0   2   1  0 0
J Srinath             c Williams         b Dillon               2   6   4  0 0
Z Khan                run out (Sarwan/Murray)                   4  13   7  0 0
A Nehra                                  b Dillon               0   4   1  0 0
Extras                (b 5, lb 2, nb 2)                         9
Total                 (all out, 92.1 overs, 402 mins)         218

FoW: 1-6 (Das, 4.3 ov), 2-54 (Bangar, 22.5 ov),
     3-54 (Dravid, 23.1 ov), 4-56 (Tendulkar, 24.6 ov),
     5-205 (Laxman, 82.1 ov), 6-210 (Ratra, 87.3 ov),
     7-210 (Harbhajan Singh, 87.4 ov), 8-213 (Srinath, 88.4 ov),
     9-218 (Khan, 90.6 ov), 10-218 (Nehra, 92.1 ov).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Dillon                      21.1    7     42      4
Cuffy                       20      6     53      3
Black                       14      3     36      0 (2nb)
Sanford                     17      5     46      2
Hooper                      17      4     28      0
Sarwan                       3      0      6      0

West Indies 2nd innings (target: 313 runs)                      R   M   B  4 6
SC Williams           c Dravid           b Srinath             13  31  25  2 0
CH Gayle              c Harbhajan Singh  b Khan                52 225 176  8 0
RR Sarwan             c Dravid           b Harbhajan Singh     41 187 109  5 0
BC Lara               c Dravid           b Nehra               47 168 102  4 0
*CL Hooper            c Das              b Nehra               22  92  51  3 0
S Chanderpaul         not out                                  67 260 162  5 0
+JR Murray            run out (Ratra/Das)                       1  10   7  0 0
M Dillon                                 b Srinath              0   2   1  0 0
MI Black              c Das              b Srinath              3  29  24  0 0
A Sanford                                b Nehra                1  32  18  0 0
CE Cuffy              c Bangar           b Khan                 4  45  29  0 0
Extras                (b 2, lb 5, w 4, nb 13)                  24
Total                 (all out, 115.1 overs, 549 mins)        275

FoW: 1-27 (Williams, 6.3 ov), 2-125 (Sarwan, 44.6 ov),
     3-157 (Lara, 59.4 ov), 4-164 (Hooper, 61.5 ov),
     5-237 (Gayle, 89.1 ov), 6-238 (Murray, 90.5 ov),
     7-238 (Dillon, 90.6 ov), 8-254 (Black, 96.4 ov),
     9-263 (Sanford, 103.4 ov), 10-275 (Cuffy, 115.1 ov).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Srinath                     32      9     69      3 (8nb, 2w)
Nehra                       31      8     72      3
Harbhajan Singh             30      8     66      1
Khan                        21.1    5     55      2 (5nb, 1w)
Tendulkar                    1      0      6      0

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 18, 2006, 05:15:33 PM
no rest day???
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: justforkix on September 18, 2006, 05:44:48 PM
Bhajji scored a 0 in both innings of a test  :)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 18, 2006, 05:46:46 PM
no rest day???

No, the first test without a rest day was England vs Australia in the first test in 1981. Most tests since have not had a rest day.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 18, 2006, 05:48:10 PM
Bhajji scored a 0 in both innings of a test  :)

Well, believe it or not, you are on the right track  ;D I've given you a BIG hint now.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: justforkix on September 18, 2006, 05:59:44 PM
Bhajji scored a 0 in both innings of a test  :)

Well, believe it or not, you are on the right track  ;D I've given you a BIG hint now.

Ashish Nehra also scored a 0 in both innings ;)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: justforkix on September 18, 2006, 06:03:28 PM
2 bowlers in a team scored 0 in both innings and the team won ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 18, 2006, 06:16:23 PM
2 bowlers in a team scored 0 in both innings and the team won ?

With Bedi and Chandra, I am fairly sure this has happened before  ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on September 18, 2006, 06:22:36 PM
KOP, A single for ur century . Ur questions are real good.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 18, 2006, 07:01:24 PM
KOP, A single for ur century . Ur questions are real good.

Thank you.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 18, 2006, 07:03:21 PM
Most ducks by a winning team???
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 18, 2006, 07:09:28 PM
Most ducks by a winning team???

You got it, and applause. Over to you for the next question.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 18, 2006, 07:20:25 PM
I feel like I didn't deserve that because it was sheer guesswork after looking ta the scoreboard but maybe I am not a fair player so will take it. Talking abt fair play:

A cricket player was ridiculed by ex-players and commentators for engaging in "fair play" in WC 2003- Who was the player and what did he do??
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 18, 2006, 07:24:27 PM
I feel like I didn't deserve that because it was sheer guesswork after looking ta the scoreboard but maybe I am not a fair player so will take it. Talking abt fair play:

A cricket player was ridiculed by ex-players and commentators for engaging in "fair play" in WC 2003- Who was the player and what did he do??

Are you referring to Gilchrist's walk off in spite of being given not out, on being caught behind in the semi final against SL?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 18, 2006, 07:25:33 PM
I feel like I didn't deserve that because it was sheer guesswork after looking ta the scoreboard but maybe I am not a fair player so will take it. Talking abt fair play:

A cricket player was ridiculed by ex-players and commentators for engaging in "fair play" in WC 2003- Who was the player and what did he do??

Are you referring to Gilchrist's walk off in spite of being given not out, on being caught behind in the semi final against SL?

yup over to you
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 18, 2006, 07:29:48 PM
Who are the pair in the picture?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 18, 2006, 07:30:36 PM
Who are the pair in the picture?

father and son ??? ??? ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 19, 2006, 01:07:43 AM
Who are the pair in the picture?

 ;D Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 19, 2006, 04:24:17 AM
Who are the pair in the picture?

 ;D Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis!

Yes, and I am most impressed that you got that in quick time. Curious how you cracked it -- did the title of the picture give any hints  ;D or had you seen a picture of either of them before?

And the next question is all yours.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 19, 2006, 04:28:14 AM
Who are the pair in the picture?

 ;D Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis!

Yes, and I am most impressed that you got that in quick time. Curious how you cracked it -- did the title of the picture give any hints  ;D or had you seen a picture of either of them before?

And the next question is all yours.

well, you had titled it "jokers" and then I started thinking of possible pairs and out of the blue, D&L came to mind and I looked up their pictures and it matched..... ;D

was a guess initially, of course! (i did NOT say that i concur with you on the "jokers" part  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D)

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 19, 2006, 07:31:50 AM
Who am I?

1. I share a breach-of-the-rulebook bowling statistics with one another person(as per the known data)

2. I was involved in a rather strange incident in the 1951/1952 series against the west indies where I refused to get a batsman out even though I could have, on "sportsmanship" grounds.



Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 19, 2006, 09:08:33 PM
Who am I?

1. I share a breach-of-the-rulebook bowling statistics with one another person(as per the known data)

2. I was involved in a rather strange incident in the 1951/1952 series against the west indies where I refused to get a batsman out even though I could have, on "sportsmanship" grounds.





more hints that should give this away (I hope!)

#1 is a case of two successive overs being bowled by the same bowler
#2 was a situation where the batsman tripped and fell down while running and could have easily been run out but this bowler refused to clip the bails off and instead just walked up to bowl creating a stir.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 19, 2006, 10:16:44 PM
Alex Moir ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 19, 2006, 11:42:30 PM
Alex Moir ?

yeah. "applause and over to you" (henceforth, indicated by AAOTY) :)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 20, 2006, 01:16:40 AM
Alex Moir ?

yeah. "applause and over to you" (henceforth, indicated by AAOTY) :)

True applause to you kc1432. I hadn't even heard of Alex Moir until now  :-\
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: LosingNow on September 20, 2006, 01:26:38 AM
How does one pronounce this "Moir"?  Mmwa or as spelled : moi-r.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: sgusa on September 20, 2006, 01:28:39 AM
Alex Moir ?

yeah. "applause and over to you" (henceforth, indicated by AAOTY) :)

Previously known as "back slapping" ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 20, 2006, 01:31:40 AM
I heard about Moir on a quiz ;D

When I retired from cricket I was one of only 2 left handers from my country to have scored a century ( I think there are 3 more now)

You can also find me among the top 5 in the list of "batsmen with the most number of run out dismissals (ODI) ". (Googling this one should make it a cinch, hence disallowed)

Who am I ?
 
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 20, 2006, 01:32:31 AM
Alex Moir ?

yeah. "applause and over to you" (henceforth, indicated by AAOTY) :)

Previously known as "back slapping" ;D

this is true appreciation - earned thru display of knowledge/interest(or searching skills). not like THOSE 'i love u, u love me, lol, rofl, haha hehe' you and your ilk involve in and GRRR, no banter/cliquish talk on the quiz thread  >:(  >:(

use your clique thread for all this inanities or go get entangled with the spiders.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 20, 2006, 02:07:05 AM
I heard about Moir on a quiz ;D

When I retired from cricket I was one of only 2 left handers from my country to have scored a century ( I think there are 3 more now)

You can also find me among the top 5 in the list of "batsmen with the most number of run out dismissals (ODI) ". (Googling this one should make it a cinch, hence disallowed)

Who am I ?
 


arjuna ranatunga?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: LosingNow on September 20, 2006, 02:12:32 AM
Alex Moir ?

yeah. "applause and over to you" (henceforth, indicated by AAOTY) :)

Previously known as "back slapping" ;D

this is true appreciation - earned thru display of knowledge/interest(or searching skills). not like THOSE 'i love u, u love me, lol, rofl, haha hehe' you and your ilk involve in and GRRR, no banter/cliquish talk on the quiz thread  >:(  >:(

use your clique thread for all this inanities or go get entangled with the spiders.
SG: IMO, without any doubt, this is the best thread on the DG. Let's not ruin it
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 20, 2006, 02:22:54 AM
I heard about Moir on a quiz ;D

When I retired from cricket I was one of only 2 left handers from my country to have scored a century ( I think there are 3 more now)

You can also find me among the top 5 in the list of "batsmen with the most number of run out dismissals (ODI) ". (Googling this one should make it a cinch, hence disallowed)

Who am I ?
 


arjuna ranatunga?


nope
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 20, 2006, 02:30:28 AM
I heard about Moir on a quiz ;D

When I retired from cricket I was one of only 2 left handers from my country to have scored a century ( I think there are 3 more now)

You can also find me among the top 5 in the list of "batsmen with the most number of run out dismissals (ODI) ". (Googling this one should make it a cinch, hence disallowed)

Who am I ?
 


arjuna ranatunga?


nope


is it ODI centuries or test centuries? anyway, another shot at it..Allan Border? (am thinknig of lefties with a reputation for being run out)

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 20, 2006, 02:48:09 AM
I heard about Moir on a quiz ;D

When I retired from cricket I was one of only 2 left handers from my country to have scored a century ( I think there are 3 more now)

You can also find me among the top 5 in the list of "batsmen with the most number of run out dismissals (ODI) ". (Googling this one should make it a cinch, hence disallowed)

Who am I ?
 


arjuna ranatunga?


nope


is it ODI centuries or test centuries? anyway, another shot at it..Allan Border? (am thinknig of lefties with a reputation for being run out)



Test , and no.

Hints in half an hr :)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on September 20, 2006, 02:50:55 AM
i think akram was run out a lot of times, but i am not sure he was one of the only 2 lefties to score a century for Pak
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 20, 2006, 02:52:26 AM
i think akram was run out a lot of times, but i am not sure he was one of the only 2 lefties to score a century for Pak


gota be wasim akram! nice job, poondu. didn't think of him...
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 20, 2006, 02:54:51 AM
i think akram was run out a lot of times, but i am not sure he was one of the only 2 lefties to score a century for Pak


gota be wasim akram! nice job, poondu. didn't think of him...

You weren't meant to ;D

Applause poondu :)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 20, 2006, 02:56:19 AM
Want to guess who the other leftie was ?

The ones who scored after he retired are Butt,Asim Kamal, and Tafeeq Umar.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on September 20, 2006, 02:57:35 AM
what about sohail and anwar? didnt they score centuries before akram retired ? thats why i was not so sure
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: LosingNow on September 20, 2006, 02:59:22 AM
Saeed Anwar?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 20, 2006, 02:59:39 AM
Oops. The damn site which gave me that bit of information didn't even mention Sohail ! My  bad. Sorry
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 20, 2006, 03:03:45 AM
Actually, the question holds if u put in "double century" instead of century.

And akram and sohail are the only ones to achieve that.

Apologies again
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 20, 2006, 03:06:42 AM
Actually, the question holds if u put in "double century" instead of century.

And akram and sohail are the only ones to achieve that.

Apologies again

regardless, a good question and a tricky one.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on September 20, 2006, 03:07:25 AM
The Matrix (I, II AND III) , Lord of the Rings (I, II and III) and  _______________

Fill up the blank. Sorry if it is too vague

 
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 20, 2006, 03:10:22 AM
The Matrix (I, II AND III) , Lord of the Rings (I, II and III) and  _______________

Fill up the blank. Sorry if it is too vague

 


3 generations of cricketers ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: LosingNow on September 20, 2006, 03:10:35 AM
Mission Impossible (I,II and III)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on September 20, 2006, 03:11:47 AM
The 3rd blank is the name of a TV MiniSeries .
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 20, 2006, 03:18:42 AM
star trek?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on September 20, 2006, 03:19:43 AM
Kingcool, question related to Cricket.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on September 20, 2006, 03:24:24 AM
Hint.

The actor who starred in the TV miniseries was also seen in the Matrix (in a significant role) and Lord of the Rings.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 20, 2006, 03:24:31 AM
Kingcool, question related to Cricket.

There was a television series on bodyline. Is that what you are referring to ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 20, 2006, 03:26:05 AM
Hint.

The actor who starred in the TV miniseries was also seen in the Matrix (in a significant role) and Lord of the Rings.

Hugo Weaving, but no idea how he is related to cricket :(
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on September 20, 2006, 03:27:00 AM
Kingcool,

Hugo Weaving starred as Douglas Jardine in BodyLine
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on September 20, 2006, 03:27:52 AM
King, Applause and over to you.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 20, 2006, 03:28:03 AM
Kingcool,

Hugo Weaving starred as Douglas Jardine in BodyLine


Ah, I got both but cudn't put them together :(

Anyway good question :)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 20, 2006, 03:40:44 AM
This Indian has represented the country in both cricket and hockey. Who is he ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 20, 2006, 03:47:54 AM
This Indian has represented the country in both cricket and hockey. Who is he ?

MJ Gopalan
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 20, 2006, 01:25:55 PM
This Indian has represented the country in both cricket and hockey. Who is he ?

MJ Gopalan

right. AAOTU :)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 20, 2006, 02:26:13 PM
here's one Q i came across at some other place but it captured my fancy a lot and so am repeating it here.

He is a first-class cricketer who played for MCC. In 1899, he took 7/61 in a match and a couple of years later he carried his bat in an innings. Below is a picture of his statue erected at Edinburgh, his birth place. He went on to become incredibly famous in another field and not so much in cricket.



Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 20, 2006, 06:29:35 PM
From the pic it looks like Sherlock Holmes ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: LosingNow on September 20, 2006, 06:45:30 PM
From the pic it looks like Sherlock Holmes ;D
more like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: LosingNow on September 20, 2006, 06:52:32 PM
MT:
I researched it a little..

1. The statue is of Sherlock Holmes (his famous character)..
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Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Statue
The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Memorial consists of a 1 1/4 life-size bronze pedestrian statue of Sherlock Holmes on a 6 foot high sandstone plinth. Conan Doyle was born in Picardy Place.

Holmes, the famous literary detective, is shown meditating on the death of his author. His pipe has the words 'Ceci n'est pas une pipe' in homage to the surrealist Magritte and there is a footprint of the Hound of the Baskervilles on the bronze pedestal.

Money for the sculpture was raised by a variety of means including a ticketed amateur boxing match which took place in a pub.

It was sculpted and cast by Gerald Ogilvie Laing at Kinkell Castle in Sutherland in 1989.
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2. And the player you describe is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle(the author)..
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Wisden obituary
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, MD (Edin), the well-known author, born at Edinburgh on May 22, 1859, died at Crowborough, Sussex, on July 7, aged 71. Although never a famous cricketer, he could hit hard and bowl slows with a puzzling flight. For MCC v Cambridgeshire at Lord's, in 1899, he took seven wickets for 61 runs, and on the same ground two years later carried out his bat for 32 against Leicestershire, who had Woodcock, Geeson and King to bowl for them. In the Times of October 27, 1915, he was the author of an article on The Greatest of Cricketers - An Appreciation of Dr Grace. (It is said that Shacklock, the former Nottinghamshire player, inspired him with the Christian name of his famous character, Sherlock Holmes, and that of the latter's brother Mycroft was suggested by the Derbyshire cricketers.
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The answer credit should go to KC1432
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on September 20, 2006, 06:54:49 PM
ln, thats a good one
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 20, 2006, 06:56:42 PM
From the pic it looks like Sherlock Holmes ;D
more like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Hehe, I must be getting good , even my snide remarks hit close to the target ;)

Seriously though ,was Sherlock Holmes physically modelled along Conan Doyle ? Mock says its 'his statue ' but I thought Conan Doyle conceived this character based on a friend of his .
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 20, 2006, 07:00:17 PM
LN applause for digging it up.

If you have any questions , you can go first. I have classes for the rest of the day so can't post anything till tonight.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 20, 2006, 11:07:25 PM
am sorry, i should have said "statue to honour him". posted this after the match and was somewhat distracted i guess.

but you guys still solved it and so AAOTY, LN/King.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: LosingNow on September 21, 2006, 12:56:03 AM
The son of this professional cricketer is in the baseball hall of fame.

There maybe many answers to this one..but I am looking for one specific name. If I dont get that name then I will give another hint in an hour.

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Ok. 2 of this professional cricketer's sons are in the baseball hall of fame and a third son played baseball professionally.

--

Sorry, if this is un-interesting..but the cricket->baseball link is fascinating to me (hint!).
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 21, 2006, 04:07:54 AM
Were you thinking of (father) Samuel Wright whose son Harry Wright was credited with being the first professional baseball manager, thus making it to the baseball hall of fame? Are you a Cincinnati Reds fan  ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: LosingNow on September 21, 2006, 04:16:17 AM
Were you thinking of (father) Samuel Wright whose son Harry Wright was credited with being the first professional baseball manager, thus making it to the baseball hall of fame? Are you a Cincinnati Reds fan  ;D

You got it. Applause.

The Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first professional baseball team assembled and managed by Harry Wright. His brother George is also in the Hall of fame. Sam the other brother played professional baseball too.

Sorry, I am a big Cubs(long-suffering) and then White Sox(I think they in all likelihood are out of playoff contention this year given their loss to Tigers today)  fan.

Over to you.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 21, 2006, 05:38:36 AM
I hope this isn't too vague. What momentuous event in cricket history happened in this test match. Hint - it happened on the last day of play.




Australia in India Test Series - 3rd Test
India v Australia    1986/87 season

Played at Wankhede Stadium, Bombay, on 15,16,17,18,19 October 1986 (5-day match)

Result Match drawn

                     
 Australia 1st innings    R    M    B    4s    6s    SR

   GR Marsh    c Gavaskar b Kulkarni    101    370    300    11    0    33.66
   DC Boon    c Gavaskar b Kulkarni    47    132    97    7    0    48.45
   DM Jones    c sub (L Sivaramakrishnan) b Yadav    35    111    93    2    0    37.63
        AR Border    st wicket-keeperMore b Maninder Singh    46    143    109    6    0    42.20
   GM Ritchie    run out    31    123    105    4    0    29.52
   GRJ Matthews    b Yadav    20    67    48    3    0    41.66
   SR Waugh    b Yadav    6    20    12    1    0    50.00
        TJ Zoehrer    c & b Maninder Singh    21    67    64    3    0    32.81
   RJ Bright    lbw b Kulkarni    8    55    32    0    0    25.00
   DR Gilbert    c sub (L Sivaramakrishnan) b Yadav    1    26    19    0    0    5.26
   BA Reid    not out    2    21    22    0    0    9.09
       Extras    (b 5, lb 12, nb 10)    27                
                        
       Total    (all out; 147.4 overs)    345                

Fall of wickets1-76 (Boon), 2-151 (Jones), 3-241 (Marsh), 4-252 (Border), 5-295 (Matthews), 6-304 (Waugh), 7-308 (Ritchie), 8-340 (Bright), 9-340 (Zoehrer), 10-345 (Gilbert)

                     
    Bowling    O    M    R    W    Econ    
    RR Kulkarni    23    2    85    3    3.69    
    N Kapil Dev    6    1    16    0    2.66    
    RJ Shastri    42    16    68    0    1.61    
    NS Yadav    41.4    8    84    4    2.01    
    Maninder Singh    33    10    72    2    2.18    
    K Srikkanth    2    0    3    0    1.50    

                     
 India 1st innings    R    M    B    4s    6s    SR
   SM Gavaskar    c Ritchie b Matthews    103    302    203    11    0    50.73
   K Srikkanth    c Marsh b Bright    24    82    51    2    1    47.05
        KS More    c Jones b Matthews    15    107    79    0    0    18.98
   M Amarnath    c sub (MRJ Veletta) b Matthews    35    134    103    4    0    33.98
   DB Vengsarkar    not out    164    432    303    21    1    54.12
   M Azharuddin    c sub (MRJ Veletta) b Matthews    10    20    21    1    0    47.61
   RJ Shastri    not out    121    388    287    9    6    42.16
       Extras    (b 9, lb 15, nb 21)    45                
                        
       Total    (5 wickets dec; 170 overs)    517                

Did not bat N Kapil Dev, NS Yadav, RR Kulkarni, Maninder Singh

Fall of wickets1-53 (Srikkanth), 2-119 (More), 3-194 (Gavaskar), 4-205 (Amarnath), 5-219 (Azharuddin)

                     
    Bowling    O    M    R    W    Econ    
    BA Reid    32    5    81    0    2.53    
    DR Gilbert    24    3    75    0    3.12    
    GRJ Matthews    52    8    158    4    3.03    
    RJ Bright    38    6    109    1    2.86    
    AR Border    10    3    29    0    2.90    
    SR Waugh    14    2    41    0    2.92    

                     
 Australia 2nd innings    R    M    B    4s    6s    SR
   GR Marsh    b Shastri    20    106    83    3    0    24.09
   DC Boon    c wicket-keeperMore b Shastri    40    118    118    5    0    33.89
   DM Jones    not out    73    211    164    9    0    44.51
        AR Border    not out    66    199    172    8    0    38.37
       Extras    (b 5, lb 5, nb 7)    17                
                        
       Total    (2 wickets; 88 overs)    216                

Did not bat GM Ritchie, GRJ Matthews, SR Waugh, wicket-keeperTJ Zoehrer, RJ Bright, DR Gilbert, BA Reid

Fall of wickets1-64 (Marsh), 2-70 (Boon)

                     
    Bowling    O    M    R    W    Econ    
    N Kapil Dev    6    1    24    0    4.00    
    Maninder Singh    20    6    31    0    1.55    
    RJ Shastri    30    8    60    2    2.00    
    NS Yadav    23    7    52    0    2.26    
    RR Kulkarni    6    0    29    0    4.83    
    K Srikkanth    3    0    10    0    3.33
   

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: LosingNow on September 21, 2006, 06:30:48 AM
Ok..I googled and found this..

"The 1,000,000th run is believed to have been scored on 19 October 1986 by either Allan Border or Dean Jones for Australia against India at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai."
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 21, 2006, 06:49:52 AM
Ok..I googled and found this..

"The 1,000,000th run is believed to have been scored on 19 October 1986 by either Allan Border or Dean Jones for Australia against India at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai."

is it such a momentous occasion?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: justforkix on September 21, 2006, 07:25:55 AM
Ok..I googled and found this..

"The 1,000,000th run is believed to have been scored on 19 October 1986 by either Allan Border or Dean Jones for Australia against India at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai."

what the heck !!!!  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: LosingNow on September 21, 2006, 08:21:49 AM
Ok..I googled and found this..

"The 1,000,000th run is believed to have been scored on 19 October 1986 by either Allan Border or Dean Jones for Australia against India at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai."

what the heck !!!!  >:( >:( >:(
Anger at googling or the answer. Sorry, if I broke rules
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: justforkix on September 21, 2006, 08:29:47 AM
Ok..I googled and found this..

"The 1,000,000th run is believed to have been scored on 19 October 1986 by either Allan Border or Dean Jones for Australia against India at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai."

what the heck !!!!  >:( >:( >:(
Anger at googling or the answer. Sorry, if I broke rules

NO NO.

If this is the right answer, like MT, I don't see anything monumentous about it !!!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 21, 2006, 03:34:38 PM
Yes, that is the right answer losingnow. Good find. Over to you.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: LosingNow on September 21, 2006, 03:40:51 PM
Name the only cricketer to hit six consecutive fours in a 6-ball over in a test match. Also, who was the bowler and where was the test played?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: gouravk on September 21, 2006, 03:52:55 PM
Gayle against Hoggard at the Oval 2004 ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: LosingNow on September 21, 2006, 04:06:21 PM
Gayle against Hoggard at the Oval 2004 ?
yep..
applause and over to you.

[the other possibilities.. sarwan vs munaf at st kitts 2006 - it was a 7 ball over though and sandip patil against willis.. it was not consecutive]
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 21, 2006, 11:35:56 PM
as we wait and wonder what conundrum God is going to test us with, here's one from me. alll this talk about jinx and lucky charms reminded me of this :

who is the player who always stuck to the following routine

- make sure he looked towards the sun as he went out to bat
- put on his left pad first
- walked on the right side of his partner as he went out to bat.

and another bit of trivia :

india in a bit of bother. pretty much the last man(men?) standing out there. the team manager commands ALL the players to not budge from their current position. and thus they remained for the next 2 hours, no bathroom breaks, no moving around, and the ones who had just stepped out to the balcony couldn't come in, despite a cold draft blowing. well, india wins! what match was this?




Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: LosingNow on September 22, 2006, 12:32:17 AM
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar

and

Natwest Final (I think)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: VMenon on September 22, 2006, 12:37:31 AM
Ind vs Zim 83 World Cup... when Kapil made 175
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 22, 2006, 12:45:32 AM
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar

and

Natwest Final (I think)

not SRT nor the NatWest....i said "walked"  - should be a clue! :-)

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 22, 2006, 12:46:27 AM
Ind vs Zim 83 World Cup... when Kapil made 175

yup! applause and your turn (unless God appears!). any guesses on the first part?

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 22, 2006, 01:04:39 AM
Gilchrist ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 22, 2006, 01:53:58 AM

who is the player who always stuck to the following routine

- make sure he looked towards the sun as he went out to bat
- put on his left pad first
- walked on the right side of his partner as he went out to bat.


Krishnamachari Srikkanth!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 22, 2006, 02:02:39 AM
I share a breach-of-the-rulebook bowling statistics with one another person(as per the known data)



who is the other one ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on September 22, 2006, 02:31:50 AM
as we wait and wonder what conundrum God is going to test us with, here's one from me. alll this talk about jinx and lucky charms reminded me of this :

who is the player who always stuck to the following routine

- make sure he looked towards the sun as he went out to bat
- put on his left pad first
- walked on the right side of his partner as he went out to bat.

if it is Cheeka,
Mooku uriyarathe maranthu theenga
most of the times took a short stroll towards square leg after a delivery is bowled. There was a rumour that he used to say Gayathri mantra after every delivery.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 22, 2006, 04:18:56 AM
as we wait and wonder what conundrum God is going to test us with, here's one from me. alll this talk about jinx and lucky charms reminded me of this :

who is the player who always stuck to the following routine

- make sure he looked towards the sun as he went out to bat
- put on his left pad first
- walked on the right side of his partner as he went out to bat.

if it is Cheeka,
Mooku uriyarathe maranthu theenga
most of the times took a short stroll towards square leg after a delivery is bowled. There was a rumour that he used to say Gayathri mantra after every delivery.


it is cheeka - was the sniffing part of "superstition" or just a chronic allergy issue? anyway, didn't know abt that

KoP, back to you/VMenon/God.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 22, 2006, 04:31:47 AM
I share a breach-of-the-rulebook bowling statistics with one another person(as per the known data)



who is the other one ?

Warwick Armstrong in 1921...
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 22, 2006, 01:36:04 PM
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar

and

Natwest Final (I think)

LN, checked on the facts again and you are probably right about not having a balcony at the Zimb match. the article i read says "outside the dressing room". was typing from memory and i changed it to "balcony". sorry!

also, i was thinking of Cheeka but wasn't aware that SRT ALSO has the same set of superstitions...

applause.



Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: LosingNow on September 22, 2006, 06:31:18 PM
It is one of KOP, Vmenon, Gourav's turn.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: gouravk on September 22, 2006, 09:00:42 PM
Who was the first cricketer to make his own webpage ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 22, 2006, 09:05:29 PM
Who was the first cricketer to make his own webpage ?

Greg Chappell or Anil Kumble???
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 22, 2006, 09:15:51 PM
Who was the first cricketer to make his own webpage ?

I'd guess Bob Woolmer

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 22, 2006, 10:27:38 PM
Who was the first cricketer to make his own webpage ?

Test cricketer or first class?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 23, 2006, 01:15:34 AM
How would you even track that ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on September 23, 2006, 05:58:02 AM
anil kumble - he is the only one i know who dabbles in writing code - since G K   asked make his own webpage
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: justforkix on September 23, 2006, 06:07:40 AM
Who was the first cricketer to make his own webpage ?

Bobby Simpson.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: gouravk on September 23, 2006, 07:05:40 PM
No, all wrong so far ...
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: gouravk on September 23, 2006, 07:10:39 PM
OK, let me clarify just a bit. Im talking about international cricketers. I have heard this as a piece of trivia - so I dont know where I can find proof of the answer.

But Ill give a couple of hints. This was way back before the 1999 World Cup and that website is NO LONGER active.

Btw when I meant make a webpage I actually meant "launch a website"
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: LosingNow on September 23, 2006, 07:22:05 PM
Ravi Shastri (he launched a website with Mark MAscarenhas ..I think it was called CricketTalk or something)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: gouravk on September 23, 2006, 07:23:11 PM
Nope ! Should I let out ? Or more hints ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: justforkix on September 24, 2006, 05:07:44 AM
Steve Waugh or Hansie Cronje
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 24, 2006, 04:08:40 PM
Hints please.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 24, 2006, 04:09:57 PM
Hints please.

Hints or answer- so we can move to the next one please
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: gouravk on September 24, 2006, 04:38:57 PM
OK ... the answer is Aamir Sohail.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: LosingNow on September 24, 2006, 04:51:15 PM
OK ... the answer is Aamir Sohail.
I googled and read the rediff interview...but I was not sure if this can be proven.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 24, 2006, 04:59:40 PM
OK ... the answer is Aamir Sohail.

interesting piece of trivia
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: gouravk on September 24, 2006, 05:22:21 PM
Next ...
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 25, 2006, 02:39:08 AM

Who is the only cricketer to have been involved in 2 500+ run partnerships ? (First class)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 25, 2006, 02:56:13 AM

Who is the only cricketer to have been involved in 2 500+ run partnerships ? (First class)

Frank Worrell
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 25, 2006, 03:14:47 AM

Who is the only cricketer to have been involved in 2 500+ run partnerships ? (First class)

Frank Worrell

Right :)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 25, 2006, 03:30:01 AM
He took 10 wickets in three consecutive tests only to be dropped for the next series supposedly according to the  wishes of one of the illustrious names in cricket. And sadly, was never chosen to play for his country again.

He has taken over 200 wickets starting his career after being over 30.

He is credited with having developed a particular type of delivery.

It is said that he never removed his cap off while bowling


Who is this?







Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 25, 2006, 03:50:51 AM
Clarie Grimmet and the  flipper ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 25, 2006, 04:06:48 AM
Clarie Grimmet and the  flipper ?

back to you agian :) and the illustrious skipper to not pick him was Bradman!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 25, 2006, 04:40:58 AM
Clarie Grimmet and the  flipper ?

back to you agian :) and the illustrious skipper to not pick him was Bradman!


Why was he dropped ?

And name the player who was involved in the most number of century partnerships.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 25, 2006, 04:58:09 AM
Clarie Grimmet and the  flipper ?

back to you agian :) and the illustrious skipper to not pick him was Bradman!


Why was he dropped ?

And name the player who was involved in the most number of century partnerships.

you mean tests? i have read it being Gavaskar - dunno if it has changed!

Frank Ward was preferred over Grimmett by Bradman. possible reasons - his age and also, since Bradman did not make that S.Africa tour, he probably did not witness Grimmett in action and may have influenced his decision.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 25, 2006, 12:20:00 PM
Clarie Grimmet and the  flipper ?

back to you agian :) and the illustrious skipper to not pick him was Bradman!


Why was he dropped ?

And name the player who was involved in the most number of century partnerships.

you mean tests? i have read it being Gavaskar - dunno if it has changed!

Frank Ward was preferred over Grimmett by Bradman. possible reasons - his age and also, since Bradman did not make that S.Africa tour, he probably did not witness Grimmett in action and may have influenced his decision.



Yep, its Gavaskar. I read it somewhere too but I'm pretty sure his record still holds.
Anyone want to guess how many such partnerships he was involved in ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 25, 2006, 01:33:10 PM
Clarie Grimmet and the  flipper ?

back to you agian :) and the illustrious skipper to not pick him was Bradman!


Why was he dropped ?

And name the player who was involved in the most number of century partnerships.

you mean tests? i have read it being Gavaskar - dunno if it has changed!

Frank Ward was preferred over Grimmett by Bradman. possible reasons - his age and also, since Bradman did not make that S.Africa tour, he probably did not witness Grimmett in action and may have influenced his decision.



Yep, its Gavaskar. I read it somewhere too but I'm pretty sure his record still holds.
Anyone want to guess how many such partnerships he was involved in ?

58
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 25, 2006, 02:02:02 PM
Clarie Grimmet and the  flipper ?

back to you agian :) and the illustrious skipper to not pick him was Bradman!


Why was he dropped ?

And name the player who was involved in the most number of century partnerships.

you mean tests? i have read it being Gavaskar - dunno if it has changed!

Frank Ward was preferred over Grimmett by Bradman. possible reasons - his age and also, since Bradman did not make that S.Africa tour, he probably did not witness Grimmett in action and may have influenced his decision.



Yep, its Gavaskar. I read it somewhere too but I'm pretty sure his record still holds.
Anyone want to guess how many such partnerships he was involved in ?

58

Think its 52 . Anyway, over to you and wait for 12 more hours for the applause :)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 26, 2006, 03:07:37 AM
Here's a simple one :

Gavaskar holds the record for being the Indian batsman dismissed the most number of times by the same bowler. Who is the bowler and how many times has he dismissed SMG?

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kban1 on September 26, 2006, 04:52:05 AM
Underwood dismissed SMG 12 times I think.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 26, 2006, 04:52:36 AM
Here's a simple one :

Gavaskar holds the record for being the Indian batsman dismissed the most number of times by the same bowler. Who is the bowler and how many times has he dismissed SMG?


Underwood??
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on September 26, 2006, 07:08:06 AM
derek underwood


not to be mistaken with the bloke who married Bo
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 26, 2006, 08:32:11 AM
correct, kban and achutank. over to you.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kban1 on September 26, 2006, 08:54:48 AM
simple one

SMG also holds the dubious distinction (batting record - more than once) of having accomplished something no other opener has.

What is it ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 26, 2006, 09:27:05 AM
simple one

SMG also holds the dubious distinction (batting record - more than once) of having accomplished something no other opener has.

What is it ?

if you are referring to his being dismissed thrice off the first ball of a match, he isn't the only one. Hannan Sarkar of B'desh shares this with him. Hannan Sarkar is even more unique in that he was dismissed all three times by the same bowler as well, Pedro Collins.


if something else, i don't know.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kban1 on September 26, 2006, 09:29:22 AM
Correct answer.

I am sorry, I should have specified --I was trying to keep minnows out of the equation. But I did not know that Pedro Collins was the bolwer on all 3 occasions.

Applause and over to you
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 26, 2006, 12:16:57 PM
This player has made only one century in his entire ODI career - he scored 102* while chasing but not only was his century in vain, it was hardly talked about because of another controversy surrounding the match. Who is this and what was that match?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 26, 2006, 01:27:08 PM
This player has made only one century in his entire ODI career - he scored 102* while chasing but not only was his century in vain, it was hardly talked about because of another controversy surrounding the match. Who is this and what was that match?


Bruce Edgar was the batsman in the match which Trevor Chappell bowled the last delivery underarm.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 26, 2006, 01:29:19 PM
Here is some very interesting stuff on the history of underarm bowling:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underarm_bowling

Interestingly, it would still be legal to bowl underarm as long as the ball only pitches once (cannot be rolled).  Therefore, I wonder if it is worth trying such a thing on a very slow and low surface such as the ones you encounter in Sri Lanka.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 26, 2006, 01:43:20 PM
This player has made only one century in his entire ODI career - he scored 102* while chasing but not only was his century in vain, it was hardly talked about because of another controversy surrounding the match. Who is this and what was that match?


Bruce Edgar was the batsman in the match which Trevor Chappell bowled the last delivery underarm.


Right. AAOTY!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 26, 2006, 02:03:38 PM
Name the first wicketkeeper to take a wicket in a Test match (he must have begun the match with the gloves, not a keeper playing as a batsman).

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 26, 2006, 02:14:10 PM
Name the first wicketkeeper to take a wicket in a Test match (he must have begun the match with the gloves, not a keeper playing as a batsman).


Alfred Lyttleton? (who has incidentally, represented England in football and cricket!)

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 26, 2006, 02:17:34 PM
Name the first wicketkeeper to take a wicket in a Test match (he must have begun the match with the gloves, not a keeper playing as a batsman).


Alfred Lyttleton? (who has incidentally, represented England in football and cricket!)

Very good!  I thought that one might take some time.  A true allrounder, he was...  AAOTY!

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 26, 2006, 02:26:36 PM
Name the first wicketkeeper to take a wicket in a Test match (he must have begun the match with the gloves, not a keeper playing as a batsman).


Alfred Lyttleton? (who has incidentally, represented England in football and cricket!)

Very good!  I thought that one might take some time.  A true allrounder, he was...  AAOTY!


well, happened to read up on the match where WGG, in frustration, asked him to bowl and he ended up taking 4 wickets or so!

could someone else pose a question please? rather late here, feeling woozy and i need to snooze. can't think of any Q off the top of my head. shall come up with smthing tomorrow. thanks.


Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 26, 2006, 05:15:01 PM
I played limited test cricket but did something rather unique. In my debut test, I batted at number 11 and top scored for my team, the only time this has happened for a debutant. Who am I?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 26, 2006, 05:24:33 PM
I played limited test cricket but did something rather unique. In my debut test, I batted at number 11 and top scored for my team, the only time this has happened for a debutant. Who am I?

Sorry didn't realize I was in the quiz thread- for a minute I thot you were narrating your personal story and got impressed that KOP actually played test cricket :D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 26, 2006, 05:24:59 PM
I played limited test cricket but did something rather unique. In my debut test, I batted at number 11 and top scored for my team, the only time this has happened for a debutant. Who am I?

Jayantha Amerasinghe against NZ in 1984 scored 34 out of 215 in the first innings.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on September 26, 2006, 06:00:30 PM
aaoty Sahir.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 26, 2006, 06:10:08 PM
Which cricketer changed his middle name to Dylan because he was a huge fan of Bob Dylan, the legendary musician?

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: LosingNow on September 26, 2006, 06:10:46 PM
Bob Willis
This was posted y'day... http://www.cricketvoice.com/cricketforum2/index.php?topic=5614.0
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 26, 2006, 06:17:51 PM
Bob Willis
This was posted y'day... http://www.cricketvoice.com/cricketforum2/index.php?topic=5614.0

Whoops-- did not read that, but way to pay attention!  AAOTY!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: LosingNow on September 27, 2006, 08:13:34 PM
Ok..just read this.. which player was observed regularly practicing naked in front of a mirror in the dressing room on the morning of a match.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 27, 2006, 08:18:49 PM
Ok..just read this.. which player was observed regularly practicing naked in front of a mirror in the dressing room on the morning of a match.

warne??
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 27, 2006, 08:21:36 PM
Dean jones ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 27, 2006, 08:22:28 PM
Ok..just read this.. which player was observed regularly practicing naked in front of a mirror in the dressing room on the morning of a match.

Just a guess-- Matty Hayden?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 27, 2006, 08:23:53 PM
Ok..just read this.. which player was observed regularly practicing naked in front of a mirror in the dressing room on the morning of a match.

I know it was a supersitious thing- just can't remember the name. Wasn't it his roommate who wrote this and had to bear this sight before every match early morning???
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: LosingNow on September 27, 2006, 08:35:54 PM
suraj/KC/Sahir: all incorrect.

Suraj: donno about that specific detail..according to the version I read, many people in the dressing room observed this phenomenon consistently.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 27, 2006, 08:47:05 PM
"Swampy"-- Geoff Marsh
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: LosingNow on September 27, 2006, 09:12:10 PM
"Swampy"-- Geoff Marsh
Correct...Applause and your turn
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 27, 2006, 09:26:31 PM
Tough to come up with good ones now, so here's one I recently heard-- there is another superstar that lives in same Mumbai apartment building Tendulkar lives in. Who is that?

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: LosingNow on September 27, 2006, 09:33:43 PM
Tough to come up with good ones now, so here's one I recently heard-- there is another superstar that lives in same Mumbai apartment building Tendulkar lives in. Who is that?

Aishwarya Rai
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 27, 2006, 09:53:40 PM
Tough to come up with good ones now, so here's one I recently heard-- there is another superstar that lives in same Mumbai apartment building Tendulkar lives in. Who is that?

Aishwarya Rai

Brings new meaning to the girl next door!  AAOTY!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: LosingNow on September 27, 2006, 10:02:28 PM
Tough to come up with good ones now, so here's one I recently heard-- there is another superstar that lives in same Mumbai apartment building Tendulkar lives in. Who is that?
Aishwarya Rai
Brings new meaning to the girl next door!  AAOTY!
With Salman banging (on the door!)...

..can someone else post the next question. Thanks
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 27, 2006, 11:03:25 PM
Who are they???:

Mad max
Super cat
Smiling Assassin
Scooter
Pistol
White lightening
Dazzler
Zulu
Typhoon
Pigeon

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: sgusa on September 27, 2006, 11:07:44 PM
Who are they???:

Mad max - Aravinda de silva
Super cat - Clive Lyoyd
Smiling Assassin - Dang I know this one .....
Scooter - Gibbs
Pistol - Paul Reiffel ? ( just guessing on this one)
White lightening - Donald
Dazzler - Darren Gogh
Zulu - Klusener
Typhoon - No idea
Pigeon - McGrath

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 27, 2006, 11:11:50 PM
Who are they???:

Mad max - Aravinda de silva
Super cat - Clive Lyoyd
Smiling Assassin - Dang I know this one .....
Scooter - Gibbs
Pistol - Paul Reiffel ? ( just guessing on this one)
White lightening - Donald
Dazzler - Darren Gogh
Zulu - Klusener
Typhoon - No idea
Pigeon - McGrath



All correct sg, only 2 remaining; Smiling Assassin ( this shd be easy) and Typhoon
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 27, 2006, 11:14:05 PM
Who are they???:

Mad max - Aravinda de silva
Super cat - Clive Lyoyd
Smiling Assassin - Dang I know this one .....
Scooter - Gibbs
Pistol - Paul Reiffel ? ( just guessing on this one)
White lightening - Donald
Dazzler - Darren Gogh
Zulu - Klusener
Typhoon - No idea
Pigeon - McGrath



All correct sg, only 2 remaining; Smiling Assassin ( this shd be easy) and Typhoon

Kumble and Border ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on September 27, 2006, 11:18:45 PM
kumble and tyson
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 27, 2006, 11:20:10 PM
kumble and tyson

correct on tyson inoc but kumble was always nicknamed as jumbo, smiling assasian is somebody else
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: sgusa on September 27, 2006, 11:20:56 PM
kumble and tyson

correct on tyson inoc but kumble was always nicknamed as jumbo, smiling assasian is somebody else

Dang it, but i know this one. Just not coming to my mind right now!!!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 27, 2006, 11:21:48 PM
kumble and tyson

correct on tyson inoc but kumble was always nicknamed as jumbo, smiling assasian is somebody else

Dang it, but i know this one. Just not coming to my mind right now!!!

I like to see you tortured ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: LosingNow on September 27, 2006, 11:27:09 PM
Kaneria
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 27, 2006, 11:29:20 PM
Kaneria

Sorry, not correct LN
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: sgusa on September 27, 2006, 11:34:08 PM
MURALI is the smiling assasin !!!

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 27, 2006, 11:35:26 PM
MURALI is the smiling assasin !!!

 ;D ;D

YOU GOT IT !!!!

AAOTY
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: sgusa on September 27, 2006, 11:38:24 PM
MURALI is the smiling assasin !!!

 ;D ;D

YOU GOT IT !!!!

AAOTY

Actually LN's Kumble answer helped. Come to think of it I think even Kumble/Kaneria are acceptable answers since I have seen articles describing them with that epithet!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: gouravk on September 28, 2006, 04:26:48 PM
Ok this one should be simple enough - The Burianwala Bombshell ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 28, 2006, 04:31:40 PM
Ok this one should be simple enough - The Burianwala Bombshell ?

Do you mean the Burewala Bombshell, Waqar Younis?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: gouravk on September 28, 2006, 05:01:46 PM
Indeed I did. Sorry ... next ...
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 28, 2006, 05:09:27 PM
A little tougher one-- who is the only English county cricketer whose last name was the same as the county that he played for?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: LosingNow on September 28, 2006, 05:20:14 PM
John Hampshire?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 28, 2006, 05:30:46 PM
John Hampshire?

No, incorrect.  There are two John Hampshires, but neither ever played for Hampshire.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 28, 2006, 05:35:15 PM
Oswald Lancashire
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 28, 2006, 05:41:08 PM
Oswald Lancashire

Well done!  Thought it would take longer, but Google is a wonder!  AAOTY!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 28, 2006, 06:18:33 PM
This bowler's first test wicket against the opposing team was his cousin; name the bowler and batsman??
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 28, 2006, 06:35:17 PM
This bowler's first test wicket against the opposing team was his cousin; name the bowler and batsman??

Bruce and John Reid
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 28, 2006, 06:40:48 PM
This bowler's first test wicket against the opposing team was his cousin; name the bowler and batsman??

Bruce and John Reid

AAOTY
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Blwe_torch on September 28, 2006, 06:48:43 PM
Who are they???:

Mad max
Super cat
Smiling Assassin
Scooter
Pistol
White lightening
Dazzler
Zulu
Typhoon
Pigeon



There is one whole thread on this.....somewhere..I have to look up.....initiated by Dex....in the early days of this DG. It had atleast 50 such names.
I'll look up.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Blwe_torch on September 28, 2006, 06:49:52 PM
An easy one......who was the Sixer king born in Kabul?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: gouravk on September 28, 2006, 07:00:10 PM
Saleem Durrani of course and I thot we were not supposed to use Cricinfo, google etal to find answers.

Ok - another easy one Which cricketer was nicknamed 'The Buddha' (as in Gautam Buddha, not buddha as in old) by which other cricketer ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Blwe_torch on September 28, 2006, 07:01:57 PM
Saleem Durrani of course and I thot we were not supposed to use Cricinfo, google etal to find answers.

Ok - another easy one Which cricketer was nicknamed 'The Buddha' (as in Gautam Buddha, not buddha as in old) by which other cricketer ?

Ian Laity
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: gouravk on September 29, 2006, 04:36:00 PM
Huh ? Wrong.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 29, 2006, 04:46:12 PM
Sanjay "Buddha" Bangar
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 29, 2006, 04:46:38 PM
Incidentally, Dravid gave him that nickname.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: gouravk on September 29, 2006, 04:59:05 PM
Perfect ... your turn ...
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 29, 2006, 05:02:58 PM
What active player has the most number of ducks?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 29, 2006, 05:06:56 PM
What active player has the most number of ducks?

tests or ODI ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: gouravk on September 29, 2006, 05:07:34 PM
If tests I think it is shane warne
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 29, 2006, 05:08:42 PM
Anyway , McGrath or warne ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 29, 2006, 05:15:47 PM
I did mean Tests and you both are right-- McGrath and Warne are currently tied on 34 ducks apiece, with Murali in hot pursuit at 28.  Applause to both of you.  In ODIs, the record belongs to Sanath Jayasuriya at 28.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: gouravk on September 29, 2006, 05:20:55 PM
Name the premier domestic championshiops of each test playing nation. (I myself will have to search for some of these)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 29, 2006, 05:35:43 PM
Australia-- Pura Cup
India-- Ranji Trophy
Pakistan-- Quaid-e-Azam Trophy
England-- Frizzell County Championship
New Zealand-- State Championship
West Indies-- Carib Beer Series
Sri Lanka-- Premier League
South Africa-- SuperSport Series
Bangladesh-- National Cricket League
Zimbabwe-- Logan Cup


Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: gouravk on September 29, 2006, 06:40:52 PM
Cool .. I did not know about 3 of them. Anyway applause .. your turn
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 29, 2006, 06:44:41 PM
Cool .. I did not know about 3 of them. Anyway applause .. your turn

Yeah, I had to look up two myself-- New Zealand and Bangladesh.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 29, 2006, 06:45:38 PM
The first international cricket match ever played was between what two countries?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: LosingNow on September 29, 2006, 06:47:31 PM
I think Eng vs US or Eng vs Canada or US vs Canada.. need to search and confirm
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 29, 2006, 06:48:40 PM
I think Eng vs US or Eng vs Canada or US vs Canada.. need to search and confirm

A 3-in-1 answer!  Look it up! ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: LosingNow on September 29, 2006, 06:51:05 PM
I think Eng vs US or Eng vs Canada or US vs Canada.. need to search and confirm

A 3-in-1 answer!  Look it up! ;D
US vs Canada.. hey, I am a old man. I knew it was not the usual suspects of Eng vs Aus and I knew it was played in NA..just was not able to completely recall who were the 2.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: gouravk on September 29, 2006, 06:54:04 PM
Yea it is US vs Canada ... Sahir plz confirm and lets move on ...
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 29, 2006, 06:55:32 PM
I think Eng vs US or Eng vs Canada or US vs Canada.. need to search and confirm

A 3-in-1 answer!  Look it up! ;D
US vs Canada.. hey, I am a old man.

AAOTY!  Getting older by the minute it seems-- not a, an old man   ;)

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: LosingNow on September 29, 2006, 06:56:44 PM
I think Eng vs US or Eng vs Canada or US vs Canada.. need to search and confirm

A 3-in-1 answer!  Look it up! ;D
US vs Canada.. hey, I am a old man.

AAOTY!  Getting older by the minute it seems-- not a, an[/] old man   ;)
Ooops.. Gourav, go ahead and ask the next one.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: gouravk on September 29, 2006, 06:58:48 PM
Let us talk about the other side of cricketers' lives. Like what other field do they specialize in. Ill start of asking a simple one.

Matthew Hayden ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 29, 2006, 07:01:21 PM
Let us talk about the other side of cricketers' lives. Like what other field do they specialize in. Ill start of asking a simple one.

Matthew Hayden ?

Fishing, cooking?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on September 29, 2006, 07:22:28 PM
its cooking i think. he has a cookbook.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: gouravk on September 29, 2006, 08:09:21 PM
Cooking is correct. Any of you go next.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 29, 2006, 11:43:03 PM
who is the indian in this list?

Klusener
Moin Khan
Styris
Gilchrist
Logie
Gatting
Aravinda de Silva
Wishart




Logie but not the famous one
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on September 29, 2006, 11:44:10 PM
This is strange- the question dissappeared
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on September 30, 2006, 12:22:49 AM
hi sorry about that i took the question away because the list can be different if different criteria are used.
i thought nobody had noticed ;)

who is the indian in this list?

Klusener
Moin Khan
Styris
Gilchrist
Logie
Gatting
Aravinda de Silva
Wishart

this list is based on players with a minimum of 250 runs.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 30, 2006, 01:06:44 AM
inoc, is logie the right answer?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on September 30, 2006, 01:08:45 AM
Logie is in that list but i wanted the indian to complete the list
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 30, 2006, 01:13:41 AM
Logie is in that list but i wanted the indian to complete the list

ah, okay. misinterpreted the Q. so did suraj, i think
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 30, 2006, 01:27:33 AM
hi sorry about that i took the question away because the list can be different if different criteria are used.
i thought nobody had noticed ;)

who is the indian in this list?

Klusener
Moin Khan
Styris
Gilchrist
Logie
Gatting
Aravinda de Silva
Wishart

this list is based on players with a minimum of 250 runs.


kapil dev. best strike rates at w'cup for respective countries. i guessed this based on some of the names(tho Moin Khan/Gatting was misleading) and cross-checked the data. first check was on fastest 50's , strike rates in ODI's and when those didn't seem to match, looked at the W'cup stats.



Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on September 30, 2006, 01:50:05 AM
correct mock and welcome back.
the list changes somewhat if you take the cricinfo list of players with twenty matches. thats why i removed it from here but suraj spotted it before then.
AAOTY
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 30, 2006, 02:31:45 AM
who is the bowler who has dismissed Bradman the most number of times? he also holds a bowling record wrt Ashes. What is that?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on September 30, 2006, 02:44:51 AM
verity.
has it got to do with his 15 wickets at lords? i think most of them came in one day.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on September 30, 2006, 02:49:54 AM
verity.
has it got to do with his 15 wickets at lords? i think most of them came in one day.

right. he took 14 that day, one less than the all-time test record of 15 wickets in a day by Johnny Briggs of England against S.Africa. but it is an Ashes record still.

AABTY :-)


Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on September 30, 2006, 02:58:18 AM
wadekar, viswanath and kirmani are the sole members of this dubious list. what is it?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 30, 2006, 03:32:18 AM
wadekar, viswanath and kirmani are the sole members of this dubious list. what is it?

0% win ratio as captain ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on September 30, 2006, 03:53:22 AM
correct
aaoty
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 30, 2006, 04:25:27 AM
Are answers  allowed to be googled by default in this thread?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on September 30, 2006, 04:33:18 AM
kingcool
that was one of the things i didnt like. the questions initially were such that other than by searches you couldnt know the answers. after some time however is has become more answerable - if you know what i mean and now ppl are mostly googling to confirm their suspicions - i think.
nevetheless the quesyions are now much more interesting.
and googling is allowed and ppl are generally admitting the process, that word again to their answers.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 30, 2006, 04:44:01 AM
Who is the
kingcool
that was one of the things i didnt like. the questions initially were such that other than by searches you couldnt know the answers. after some time however is has become more answerable - if you know what i mean and now ppl are mostly googling to confirm their suspicions - i think.
nevetheless the quesyions are now much more interesting.
and googling is allowed and ppl are generally admitting the process, that word again to their answers.

Ok , cool. I asked because most of the questions I could think of could be  answered through a simple google query.

Ok, how abt googling be allowed only if question remains unanswered for 12 hrs ? Unless of course the person asking the query specifies otherwise as some things have to be googled.

Anyway here goes :

I have a century on debut. My father has the distinction of being the only person to have dismissed Bradman through hit wicket.Who am I ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on September 30, 2006, 04:55:18 AM
lala and surinder amarnath
i saw this question somewhere and knew the answer
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on September 30, 2006, 08:34:14 AM
Let us talk about the other side of cricketers' lives. Like what other field do they specialize in. Ill start of asking a simple one.

Matthew Hayden ?
i object.

what about judo-karate. he is 4 degree blackbelt
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on September 30, 2006, 02:39:56 PM
lala and surinder amarnath
i saw this question somewhere and knew the answer


Already used up an applause in the Ganguly thread , so over to u
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on September 30, 2006, 04:58:46 PM
During a county match wicketkeeper chris scott dropped a sitter and said –“I suppose he is going to get a hundred now” this statement came back to haunt him later. Why?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on September 30, 2006, 05:07:26 PM
During a county match wicketkeeper chris scott dropped a sitter and said –“I suppose he is going to get a hundred now” this statement came back to haunt him later. Why?

Because Brian Charles Lara ended up with 501!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on September 30, 2006, 09:49:08 PM
right you are sahir.
aaoty
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: dhruvdeepak on October 01, 2006, 02:24:05 AM
wtf is AAOTY???? applause awarded over to you???


My question: Who is the only Indian Test cricketer to have played Sheffield Shield cricket in Australia?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 01, 2006, 02:26:46 AM
wtf is AAOTY???? applause awarded over to you???


My question: Who is the only Indian Test cricketer to have played Sheffield Shield cricket in Australia?

this was asked here before : Rusi Surti.

AAOTY = Applause And Over To You  [god]
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on October 01, 2006, 03:48:36 AM
What active cricketer has the most first-class 100s?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 01, 2006, 03:55:10 AM
What active cricketer has the most first-class 100s?

is it Graeme Hick? I know he has a LOT of hundreds and was recently in news.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on October 01, 2006, 04:09:25 AM
What active cricketer has the most first-class 100s?

is it Graeme Hick? I know he has a LOT of hundreds and was recently in news.

Yes, he has 130 centuries.  AAOTY!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 01, 2006, 04:29:29 AM
this former cricketer is the managing director of a herbal beauty products company he launched . the brand name of his line of lipsticks, nail polishes etc. is "dawn to dusk". who is this?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: LosingNow on October 01, 2006, 05:06:16 AM
this former cricketer is the managing director of a herbal beauty products company he launched . the brand name of his line of lipsticks, nail polishes etc. is "dawn to dusk". who is this?

Yves Saint-Laurent??? [hmmm....]
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 01, 2006, 07:25:05 AM
this former cricketer is the managing director of a herbal beauty products company he launched . the brand name of his line of lipsticks, nail polishes etc. is "dawn to dusk". who is this?

Yves Saint-Laurent??? [hmmm....]

heh, no. quite a prominent cricketer of recent times!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: LosingNow on October 01, 2006, 07:39:53 AM
Manoj Prabhakar
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 01, 2006, 07:42:19 AM
Manoj Prabhakar

yup - AAOTY (good job, thought it would be a hard one to crack!)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: LosingNow on October 02, 2006, 05:06:10 AM
Can someone else ask the next q?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 02, 2006, 05:30:22 AM
here goes :

other than being from the same country, what else do Tony Grieg and Jonty Rhodes have in common? (not a cricketing achievement, in fact, not an achievement at all)


Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on October 02, 2006, 05:43:28 AM
here goes :

other than being from the same country, what else do Tony Grieg and Jonty Rhodes have in common? (not a cricketing achievement, in fact, not an achievement at all)


Both are white?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: dextrous on October 02, 2006, 05:44:09 AM
here goes :

other than being from the same country, what else do Tony Grieg and Jonty Rhodes have in common? (not a cricketing achievement, in fact, not an achievement at all)




Both suffer from epillepsy?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 02, 2006, 05:49:20 AM
here goes :

other than being from the same country, what else do Tony Grieg and Jonty Rhodes have in common? (not a cricketing achievement, in fact, not an achievement at all)




Both suffer from epillepsy?

yes, dex! AAOTY
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: dextrous on October 02, 2006, 05:53:14 AM
Okay my turn:

What is the common cricketing link between Ambrose, Gough, and Pollock?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on October 02, 2006, 08:10:42 AM
all of them had 6 fingers/toes
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on October 02, 2006, 08:15:08 AM
all of them had 6 fingers/toes


Really ?? Nice catch !
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 02, 2006, 08:32:23 AM
all of them had 6 fingers/toes


how's that a "cricketing" link?  ???  ???
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on October 02, 2006, 04:30:15 PM
all of them had 6 fingers/toes


how's that a "cricketing" link?  ???  ???

I guess they all have to order special gloves  ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: dextrous on October 02, 2006, 04:50:04 PM
Hint: It's related to a tournament.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on October 03, 2006, 09:11:33 PM
dex, can you provide more hints ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: dextrous on October 03, 2006, 10:58:08 PM
dex, can you provide more hints ?

It's to do with the World Cup -- last three editions to be specific.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: gouravk on October 04, 2006, 04:45:01 PM
I know that Gough and Pollock bowled the first balls of the WC 1999 and 2003 respectively. Dont think that applies for Ambrose in 1996 though, so may be its not that.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: dextrous on October 04, 2006, 09:33:45 PM
I know that Gough and Pollock bowled the first balls of the WC 1999 and 2003 respectively. Dont think that applies for Ambrose in 1996 though, so may be its not that.

Actually he did...

I will give the question over to you
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: LosingNow on October 05, 2006, 04:41:35 PM
gourav: next Q?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: gouravk on October 05, 2006, 04:49:29 PM
Oops ... sorry ... I didnt think I was right. As far as I remember wasnt Eng v NZ the first game of that tournament ? Or was it the first game in India ? Which was the West Indies' first game then ?

Anyway here is the next question - simple one - but plz do not google or cricinfo - Who was Anil Kumble's 100th test victim and where ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on October 05, 2006, 04:59:03 PM
Carl Hooper ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on October 05, 2006, 05:15:28 PM
I know it was in the only Test we played at Feroz Shah Kotla against Australia, but do not remember who-- was it Ian Healy-- I know he has been tormented by Jumbo, or maybe Paul Reiffel?

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on October 05, 2006, 05:16:03 PM
Maybe Michael Slater? 
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: gouravk on October 05, 2006, 07:12:07 PM
No, wrong test.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: gouravk on October 05, 2006, 07:33:10 PM
No one ? It was about a year earlier than what Sahir is thinking and a year later than kingcool ...
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on October 05, 2006, 07:42:46 PM
No one ? It was about a year earlier than what Sahir is thinking and a year later than kingcool ...

Called my dad-- he says it was Martin Crowe.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: gouravk on October 05, 2006, 08:04:40 PM
indeed it was. One that Kumble treasures to date. Next.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 05, 2006, 09:55:54 PM
No one ? It was about a year earlier than what Sahir is thinking and a year later than kingcool ...

Called my dad-- he says it was Martin Crowe.


is that allowed?
only joking. ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: LosingNow on October 05, 2006, 10:05:25 PM
No one ? It was about a year earlier than what Sahir is thinking and a year later than kingcool ...

Called my dad-- he says it was Martin Crowe.


is that allowed?
only joking. ;D ;D
It is like KBC lifeline .. call a friend/family! ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 05, 2006, 10:14:27 PM
No one ? It was about a year earlier than what Sahir is thinking and a year later than kingcool ...

Called my dad-- he says it was Martin Crowe.


is that allowed?
only joking. ;D ;D
It is like KBC lifeline .. call a friend/family! ;D ;D

 ;D ;D ;D good one
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 06, 2006, 02:16:47 AM
I know that Gough and Pollock bowled the first balls of the WC 1999 and 2003 respectively. Dont think that applies for Ambrose in 1996 though, so may be its not that.

Actually he did...

I will give the question over to you

dex, i looked up the stats and it seems like NZ vs Eng was the first match of 1996 on 14/02/1996. so it can't be Ambrose?

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 06, 2006, 02:47:19 AM
mock

you are right.

it should have been cork instead of ambrose and god was also right. (blasphemy isnt he always right). nevermind i think cricinfo mislead dextrous because it says the 16th was the first match which ofcourse it wasnt.
dextrous a little further delving is required - you are dealing with pros here you know. ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 06, 2006, 02:55:27 AM
mock

you are right.

it should have been cork instead of ambrose and god was also right. (blasphemy isnt he always right). nevermind i think cricinfo mislead dextrous because it says the 16th was the first match which ofcourse it wasnt.
dextrous a little further delving is required - you are dealing with pros here you know. ;D

to continue my nitpicking...

cricinfo does have it right. Group A is listed first that has the first match on Feb 16 but Group B listed below has Feb 14 as the first match date...

http://usa.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/WC96/WC96_RESULTS-SUMMARY.html
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 06, 2006, 03:00:54 AM
right you are mock

have another bite of your famous cake and cheers with your filter coffee. ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 06, 2006, 03:07:14 AM
right you are mock

have another bite of your famous cake and cheers with your filter coffee. ;D ;D

hehe, you too!! and i was just about to post another picture.. ;D

who's asking the Q next? if no one else is, i will...

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 06, 2006, 03:34:07 AM
mock

go ahead if you want

officially its sahir or his dad. i am sure they wont mind
 :D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on October 06, 2006, 06:01:28 AM
What connects Ian Botham to an elephant?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on October 06, 2006, 06:04:20 AM
What connects Ian Botham to an elephant?

both can drink like crazy?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on October 06, 2006, 06:49:05 AM
no then that would connect botham to the fox - sgusa ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: jaat69 on October 06, 2006, 07:05:56 AM
What connects Ian Botham to an elephant?

The charity walk he did for spastics...a la Charlemagne!( using the same historical route).
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 06, 2006, 07:43:47 AM
jaat

i think it was hannibal not charlemagne. but the occasion is correct
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on October 06, 2006, 09:26:23 AM
well done jaat

AAoty. put ina  real hard question like what how many balls did ghulam parkar face in test cricket? :)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: jaat69 on October 06, 2006, 11:15:19 AM
Thanks!
Referring to which player the West Indians used to say........
"If....................sneezes, put the opposition in"?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 06, 2006, 11:44:42 AM
lawrence rowe
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: jaat69 on October 06, 2006, 12:09:59 PM
lawrence rowe

crrrct!
batao, kahan se pata chala? :D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 06, 2006, 12:26:46 PM
jaat i had read it somewhere. confirmed it with cricinfo
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: jaat69 on October 06, 2006, 12:29:29 PM
jaat i had read it somewhere. confirmed it with cricinfo
Applause!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 06, 2006, 12:32:38 PM
guess its my turn

which two countries hold this ------ record ironically against each other.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 06, 2006, 12:38:22 PM
guess its my turn

which two countries hold this unique record ironically against each other.

this is about as cryptic as one can get with a Q :-) are we talking tests, ODIs?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on October 06, 2006, 12:41:51 PM
guess its my turn

which two countries hold this unique record ironically against each other.

yaar give some hint atleast- this is too broad
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: jaat69 on October 06, 2006, 12:53:49 PM
guess its my turn

which two countries hold this unique record ironically against each other.

which unique record?
or, which 2 countries?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 06, 2006, 02:56:55 PM
both jaat

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on October 06, 2006, 02:59:51 PM
If two countries hold the same record , how can it be unique ? ???
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 06, 2006, 03:15:53 PM
sorry guys i missed the posts before jaats

world cup record

kingcool

i have corrected the question now - my bad

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 06, 2006, 03:23:31 PM
to clarify.

two countries hold this record.
and they have done this against each other.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on October 06, 2006, 03:42:29 PM
to clarify.

two countries hold this record.
and they have done this against each other.

The only two teams to score over 400 in an ODI against full members?  RSA and Aus?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 06, 2006, 03:43:50 PM
to clarify.

two countries hold this record.
and they have done this against each other.

1 wicket win - pak and WI (inoc, grrrr...the time i spent thinking on the various possibilities and the possibilities i came up with before the Q was clarified)

ps: i did look up the various WC match results/scorecards before arriving at this.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 06, 2006, 03:50:35 PM
if the above is what inoc was looking for, could smone else ask the next Q? i need to do a rip-van-winkle now and will be some time before i check back here..danke!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: jaat69 on October 06, 2006, 04:29:42 PM
Name the cricketer, who played less Test cricket, but acted in more movies?
Hint-: was a fugitive for sometimes, for a change!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on October 06, 2006, 04:35:14 PM
Name the cricketer, who played less Test cricket, but acted in more movies?
Hint-: was a fugitive for sometimes, for a change!

Salil Ankola?

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: gouravk on October 06, 2006, 04:36:16 PM
DId Ankola act in movies ? I thot he was restricted to TV serials.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on October 06, 2006, 04:39:19 PM
Mohsin Khan  ??
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on October 06, 2006, 04:40:21 PM
Name the cricketer, who played less Test cricket, but acted in more movies?
Hint-: was a fugitive for sometimes, for a change!

Jadeja ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on October 06, 2006, 04:41:25 PM
Oh , more movies than test matches, then that cant be him
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on October 06, 2006, 04:42:01 PM
DId Ankola act in movies ? I thot he was restricted to TV serials.

Yes, he was the lead actor in a movie called Silence Please...The Dressing Room.  He was opposite Sonali Kulakarni and Arif Zakaria and Tom Alter were supporting actors.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on October 06, 2006, 04:45:49 PM
Ankola's CI profile also mentions he was in several "film rolls"-- somebody needs to check the site for typos!  He only played one Test against Pakistan.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: jaat69 on October 06, 2006, 04:50:19 PM
Arre nahin re!
Bata doon kya? :D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 06, 2006, 04:52:15 PM
to clarify.

two countries hold this record.
and they have done this against each other.

1 wicket win - pak and WI (inoc, grrrr...the time i spent thinking on the various possibilities and the possibilities i came up with before the Q was clarified)

ps: i did look up the various WC match results/scorecards before arriving at this.



correct mock
applause.
apology for causing distress totally unintentional
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on October 06, 2006, 04:58:45 PM
Arre nahin re!
Bata doon kya? :D

Nahin kya?  Ankola has acted in more movies than he has played Tests.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: jaat69 on October 06, 2006, 07:02:04 PM
Arre nahin re!
Bata doon kya? :D

Nahin kya?  Ankola has acted in more movies than he has played Tests.


Yograj Singh.
Played only one Test.
But has acted in more than 50 Punjabee movies! :D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on October 06, 2006, 07:03:20 PM
Well, there's multiple answers then.  BTW, Even Yuvraj has acted in a Punjabi movie as a child.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: jaat69 on October 06, 2006, 07:04:40 PM
Well, there's multiple answers then.  BTW, Even Yuvraj has acted in a Punjabi movie as a child.

Yes, but he has played more Tests.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on October 06, 2006, 07:06:52 PM
Well, there's multiple answers then.  BTW, Even Yuvraj has acted in a Punjabi movie as a child.

Yes, but he has played more Tests.

Oh yeah, I was just mentioning it as side info.  However, the initial answer I mentioned, Salil Ankola, has only played one Test and acted in multiple movies.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: jaat69 on October 06, 2006, 07:12:39 PM
Well, there's multiple answers then.  BTW, Even Yuvraj has acted in a Punjabi movie as a child.

Yes, but he has played more Tests.

Oh yeah, I was just mentioning it as side info.  However, the initial answer I mentioned, Salil Ankola, has only played one Test and acted in multiple movies.




In a way you are right. But Ankola is more into TV serials than movies really. Now he is into movie production. He did act in a few movies alright.
But Yograj had been a regular character-artist in the mainstream Punjabee movies, for a long while.
Anyway, they are rather close.
My hint would have been a give away...............Yograj had been a fugitive in the Jessica Lal murder case.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on October 06, 2006, 07:59:48 PM
Try this one without looking it up-- which Asian cricketer has scored the most first-class centuries?

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on October 06, 2006, 08:46:17 PM
Sunny G ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 06, 2006, 09:32:11 PM
is it not srt?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: dextrous on October 06, 2006, 09:35:47 PM
does ram prakash count  :)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 06, 2006, 09:39:32 PM
sorry you meant first class centuries. its not srt then because gavaskar has more for one.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 06, 2006, 09:44:19 PM
zaheer abbas/ majid khan?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on October 06, 2006, 09:46:22 PM
zaheer abbas/ majid khan?

Zaheer Abbas is the right answer with 102 first class centuries.  AAOTY!

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 06, 2006, 10:42:52 PM
A test captain scored the highest runs for a national side against a team representing his own country (the country he captained).
who was he?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on October 06, 2006, 10:52:49 PM
kepler wessels (SA vs Aus) ???
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 06, 2006, 11:53:10 PM
no

he was playing against the country he captained.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on October 07, 2006, 12:34:07 AM
A test captain scored the highest runs for a national side against a team representing his own country (the country he captained).
who was he?

Is this a riddle? ???
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 07, 2006, 12:37:05 AM
no it happened.

i will give you some clues.
the match is not a test match.
the guy was/is/and will always be an australian.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on October 07, 2006, 12:39:42 AM
no it happened.

i will give you some clues.
the match is not a test match.
the guy was/is/and will always be an australian.

Was it when the Waugh brothers played for Ireland?

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 07, 2006, 12:41:00 AM
you got it

steve waugh was the answer i was looking for
ireland v australia A 1998
aaoty
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on October 07, 2006, 12:43:53 AM
A simple one-- who was independent India's first cricket captain?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 07, 2006, 12:45:23 AM
A simple one-- who was independent India's first cricket captain?

Lala amarnath
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on October 07, 2006, 12:48:57 AM
A simple one-- who was independent India's first cricket captain?

Lala amarnath

Yes, I remember a great story about Fazal Mahmood and Lala Amarnath being best friends (both were from Lahore, I think), only to be separated at partition.  One saved the other's life as well on a train from one country to the other (can't recollect who saved who).  Amarnath offered Mahmood a spot in the Indian side (there was not an official Pakistani side yet), but he refused.  OTY!  Have to wait 12 hrs b4 repeating Karma.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 07, 2006, 12:54:06 AM
list the two families where both father and son have played in the world cup...

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on October 07, 2006, 01:11:37 AM
list the two families where both father and son have played in the world cup...


Lance and Chris Cairns is one...can't come up with another cuz I don't think Peter Pollock played in the World Cup, did he?
Anyways, the third one will probably be Chris and Stuart Broad in the future.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 07, 2006, 01:12:39 AM
Mustaq and shoaib mohammed
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 07, 2006, 01:19:17 AM
Mustaq and shoaib mohammed

no..Cairns is right but there is one other family...they played for different countries as well!

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 07, 2006, 01:33:50 AM
my mistake i checked and realised shoaib is hanifs son and not mustaqs
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 07, 2006, 02:20:30 AM
derek and don pringle
eng and east africa.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 07, 2006, 02:22:23 AM
derek and don pringle
eng and east africa.

yup - AAOTYOS (now, figure this out)

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 07, 2006, 03:05:02 AM
whats the cricketing link between warnie goughie and zoysa
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on October 07, 2006, 03:06:51 AM
something to do with a hattrick ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 07, 2006, 03:08:49 AM
yes thats right but what exactly
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 07, 2006, 03:11:10 AM
i think these three have takn hat-tricks as well as been a victim of a hat-trick..
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on October 07, 2006, 03:13:58 AM
Hatrick across 2 innings? (wild guess)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Sahir on October 07, 2006, 03:19:49 AM
I think Mock is right
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 07, 2006, 03:27:07 AM
yup

mocks right.

the only three to have test hattricks and be part of anothers.

aaoty - what was the os at the end mock?

got to wait 12 hours as well
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 07, 2006, 10:58:12 AM
yup

mocks right.

the only three to have test hattricks and be part of anothers.

aaoty - what was the os at the end mock?

got to wait 12 hours as well

os = Or Sahir since he gave half the answer.   ;D


who is this?

- he got a lucky break to start his first class career coz of an injury to a team member
- he scored a century in both innings on his debut first class match being only the second person to do so
- he once scored 81 despite having two of his ribs broken early in the innings
- his career ended abruptly because of an injury.



Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 07, 2006, 12:49:07 PM
nari contractor
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 07, 2006, 01:10:38 PM
nari contractor


right - AATHBOTY!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 07, 2006, 01:16:51 PM
nari contractor


right - AATHBOTY!

now whats that supposed to mean.

anyway here goes.


   

Format: CricInfo Version 1t

Test # 47 (47/4)
South Africa v England, 1895/96, 1st Test
Crusaders Ground, St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
13,14 February 1896 (3-day match)

Result: England won by 288 runs
England leads the 3-Test series 1-0

Toss: South Africa
Umpires:
Test Debuts: FJ Cook, RA Gleeson, CFW Hime, J Middleton, RM Poore, JH Sinclair, JT Willoughby (SA); HR Bromley-Davenport, HR Butt, CB Fry, Lord Hawke, TW Hayward, AJL Hill, AM Miller, CW Wright (Eng).

Balls per over: 5

Close of Play:
# Day 1: England 185, South Africa 93, England 0/1 (Wright 0*)

England 1st innings                                             R   4  6
*Sir TC O'Brien       c Gleeson          b Willoughby          17      0
GA Lohmann            c Routledge        b Willoughby           0   0  0
TW Hayward            c Sinclair         b Middleton           30      0
CB Fry                                   b Middleton           43      0
AJL Hill              run out                                  25      0
SMJ Woods                                b Hime                 7      0
HR Bromley-Davenport  c Fichardt         b Middleton           26      0
Lord Hawke                               b Middleton            0   0  0
CW Wright                                b Sinclair            19      0
AM Miller             not out                                   4      0
+HR Butt              c Halliwell        b Middleton            1   0  0
Extras                (b 13)                                   13
Total                 (all out, 70.4 overs)                   185

FoW: 1-0 (Lohmann), 2-25 (O'Brien), 3-68 (Hayward), 4-120 (Hill),
     5-125 (Fry), 6-131 (Woods), 7-140 (Hawke),
     8-165 (Bromley-Davenport), 9-184 (Wright), 10-185 (Butt).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Sinclair                    16      5     34      1
Willoughby                  22      6     54      2
Middleton                   25.4    6     64      5
Hime                         7      3     20      1

South Africa 1st innings                                        R   4  6
TW Routledge                             b Bromley-Davenport   22      0
F Hearne              c O'Brien          b Bromley-Davenport   23      0
RM Poore                                 b Lohmann             11      0
JH Sinclair                              b Lohmann              4      0
CFW Hime                                 b Lohmann              0   0  0
*+EA Halliwell                           b Lohmann             13      0
CG Fichardt                              b Lohmann              4      0
RA Gleeson            c Lohmann          b Hayward              3   0  0
FJ Cook                                  b Lohmann              7      0
J Middleton           not out                                   4      0
JT Willoughby                            b Lohmann              0   0  0
Extras                (b 2)                                     2
Total                 (all out, 30.4 overs)                    93

FoW: 1-29 (Routledge), 2-58 (Poore), 3-58 (Hearne),
     4-62 (Sinclair), 5-62 (Hime), 6-77 (Fichardt),
     7-80 (Gleeson), 8-80 (Halliwell), 9-92 (Cook),
     10-93 (Willoughby).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Lohmann                     15.4    6     38      7
Bromley-Davenport           12      2     46      2
Hayward                      3      1      7      1

England 2nd innings                                             R   4  6
CW Wright                                b Sinclair            33      0
+HR Butt                                 b Middleton            0   0  0
*Sir TC O'Brien                          b Sinclair            16      0
TW Hayward            c Halliwell        b Willoughby           6      0
CB Fry                c Halliwell        b Middleton           15      0
GA Lohmann                               b Willoughby           0   0  0
AJL Hill                                 b Middleton           37      0
SMJ Woods             c Poore            b Sinclair            53      0
HR Bromley-Davenport  c Poore            b Middleton            7      0
Lord Hawke            c Gleeson          b Poore               30      0
AM Miller             not out                                  20      0
Extras                (b 9)                                     9
Total                 (all out, 80.4 overs)                   226

FoW: 1-0 (Butt), 2-39 (O'Brien), 3-52 (Hayward), 4-68 (Wright),
     5-68 (Lohmann), 6-72 (Fry), 7-161 (Woods), 8-169 (Hill),
     9-184 (Bromley-Davenport), 10-226 (Hawke).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Sinclair                    20      2     68      3
Willoughby                  19      4     68      2
Middleton                   36     12     66      4
Hime                         4      1     11      0
Poore                        1.4    0      4      1

South Africa 2nd innings (target: 319 runs)                     R   4  6
TW Routledge                             b Lohmann              2   0  0
F Hearne                                 b Lohmann              5      0
RM Poore              c O'Brien          b Lohmann             10      0
JH Sinclair                              b Lohmann              0   0  0
CG Fichardt           lbw                b Bromley-Davenport    1   0  0
CFW Hime                                 b Hayward              8      0
*+EA Halliwell        c Hayward          b Lohmann              3   0  0
RA Gleeson            not out                                   1   0  0
FJ Cook                                  b Lohmann              0   0  0
J Middleton                              b Lohmann              0   0  0
JT Willoughby         c Hayward          b Lohmann              0   0  0
Extras                                                          0
Total                 (all out, 18.4 overs)                    30

FoW: 1-4 (Routledge), 2-11 (Hearne), 3-11 (Sinclair),
     4-18 (Fichardt), 5-18 (Poore), 6-28 (Halliwell),
     7-29 (Hime), 8-30 (Cook), 9-30 (Middleton),
     10-30 (Willoughby).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Lohmann                      9.4    5      7      8
Bromley-Davenport            7      1     23      1
Hayward                      2      2      0      1



    * South Africa were dismissed in only 94 balls for 30, the lowest score until 1954-55 when New Zealand were dismissed for 26.

    * Lohmann's analysis of 8 for 7 set a new Test record and he ended the match - on the second day - with a hat-trick.

    * SMJ Woods was making his debut for England after playing for Australia.


other than the above mentioned facts this game has a world record.
what is it?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 07, 2006, 01:33:08 PM
nari contractor


right - AATHBOTY!

now whats that supposed to mean.

anyway here goes.


   

Format: CricInfo Version 1t

Test # 47 (47/4)
South Africa v England, 1895/96, 1st Test
Crusaders Ground, St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
13,14 February 1896 (3-day match)

Result: England won by 288 runs
England leads the 3-Test series 1-0

Toss: South Africa
Umpires:
Test Debuts: FJ Cook, RA Gleeson, CFW Hime, J Middleton, RM Poore, JH Sinclair, JT Willoughby (SA); HR Bromley-Davenport, HR Butt, CB Fry, Lord Hawke, TW Hayward, AJL Hill, AM Miller, CW Wright (Eng).

Balls per over: 5

Close of Play:
# Day 1: England 185, South Africa 93, England 0/1 (Wright 0*)

England 1st innings                                             R   4  6
*Sir TC O'Brien       c Gleeson          b Willoughby          17      0
GA Lohmann            c Routledge        b Willoughby           0   0  0
TW Hayward            c Sinclair         b Middleton           30      0
CB Fry                                   b Middleton           43      0
AJL Hill              run out                                  25      0
SMJ Woods                                b Hime                 7      0
HR Bromley-Davenport  c Fichardt         b Middleton           26      0
Lord Hawke                               b Middleton            0   0  0
CW Wright                                b Sinclair            19      0
AM Miller             not out                                   4      0
+HR Butt              c Halliwell        b Middleton            1   0  0
Extras                (b 13)                                   13
Total                 (all out, 70.4 overs)                   185

FoW: 1-0 (Lohmann), 2-25 (O'Brien), 3-68 (Hayward), 4-120 (Hill),
     5-125 (Fry), 6-131 (Woods), 7-140 (Hawke),
     8-165 (Bromley-Davenport), 9-184 (Wright), 10-185 (Butt).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Sinclair                    16      5     34      1
Willoughby                  22      6     54      2
Middleton                   25.4    6     64      5
Hime                         7      3     20      1

South Africa 1st innings                                        R   4  6
TW Routledge                             b Bromley-Davenport   22      0
F Hearne              c O'Brien          b Bromley-Davenport   23      0
RM Poore                                 b Lohmann             11      0
JH Sinclair                              b Lohmann              4      0
CFW Hime                                 b Lohmann              0   0  0
*+EA Halliwell                           b Lohmann             13      0
CG Fichardt                              b Lohmann              4      0
RA Gleeson            c Lohmann          b Hayward              3   0  0
FJ Cook                                  b Lohmann              7      0
J Middleton           not out                                   4      0
JT Willoughby                            b Lohmann              0   0  0
Extras                (b 2)                                     2
Total                 (all out, 30.4 overs)                    93

FoW: 1-29 (Routledge), 2-58 (Poore), 3-58 (Hearne),
     4-62 (Sinclair), 5-62 (Hime), 6-77 (Fichardt),
     7-80 (Gleeson), 8-80 (Halliwell), 9-92 (Cook),
     10-93 (Willoughby).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Lohmann                     15.4    6     38      7
Bromley-Davenport           12      2     46      2
Hayward                      3      1      7      1

England 2nd innings                                             R   4  6
CW Wright                                b Sinclair            33      0
+HR Butt                                 b Middleton            0   0  0
*Sir TC O'Brien                          b Sinclair            16      0
TW Hayward            c Halliwell        b Willoughby           6      0
CB Fry                c Halliwell        b Middleton           15      0
GA Lohmann                               b Willoughby           0   0  0
AJL Hill                                 b Middleton           37      0
SMJ Woods             c Poore            b Sinclair            53      0
HR Bromley-Davenport  c Poore            b Middleton            7      0
Lord Hawke            c Gleeson          b Poore               30      0
AM Miller             not out                                  20      0
Extras                (b 9)                                     9
Total                 (all out, 80.4 overs)                   226

FoW: 1-0 (Butt), 2-39 (O'Brien), 3-52 (Hayward), 4-68 (Wright),
     5-68 (Lohmann), 6-72 (Fry), 7-161 (Woods), 8-169 (Hill),
     9-184 (Bromley-Davenport), 10-226 (Hawke).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Sinclair                    20      2     68      3
Willoughby                  19      4     68      2
Middleton                   36     12     66      4
Hime                         4      1     11      0
Poore                        1.4    0      4      1

South Africa 2nd innings (target: 319 runs)                     R   4  6
TW Routledge                             b Lohmann              2   0  0
F Hearne                                 b Lohmann              5      0
RM Poore              c O'Brien          b Lohmann             10      0
JH Sinclair                              b Lohmann              0   0  0
CG Fichardt           lbw                b Bromley-Davenport    1   0  0
CFW Hime                                 b Hayward              8      0
*+EA Halliwell        c Hayward          b Lohmann              3   0  0
RA Gleeson            not out                                   1   0  0
FJ Cook                                  b Lohmann              0   0  0
J Middleton                              b Lohmann              0   0  0
JT Willoughby         c Hayward          b Lohmann              0   0  0
Extras                                                          0
Total                 (all out, 18.4 overs)                    30

FoW: 1-4 (Routledge), 2-11 (Hearne), 3-11 (Sinclair),
     4-18 (Fichardt), 5-18 (Poore), 6-28 (Halliwell),
     7-29 (Hime), 8-30 (Cook), 9-30 (Middleton),
     10-30 (Willoughby).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Lohmann                      9.4    5      7      8
Bromley-Davenport            7      1     23      1
Hayward                      2      2      0      1



    * South Africa were dismissed in only 94 balls for 30, the lowest score until 1954-55 when New Zealand were dismissed for 26.

    * Lohmann's analysis of 8 for 7 set a new Test record and he ended the match - on the second day - with a hat-trick.

    * SMJ Woods was making his debut for England after playing for Australia.


other than the above mentioned facts this game has a world record.
what is it?


shortest test? or the maximum number of debutants in a test after the very first test?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 07, 2006, 01:39:25 PM
not the one i am looking for although you may be right on those two counts as well.
will do much checking.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 07, 2006, 01:46:47 PM
the match ended on a hat-trick?  :( 
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 07, 2006, 01:50:22 PM
the match ended on a hat-trick?  :( 

dang, you've mentioned that already. ignore pls.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 07, 2006, 01:58:10 PM
Re: the shortest test match

The shortest Test, in terms of balls bowled, that had a definite result came in the final Test of the 1931-32 series at Melbourne, when Australia (153) beat South Africa (36 and 45) by an innings and 72 runs. That match lasted only 656 balls, just edging out West Indies v England at Bridgetown in 1934-35, which lasted 16 balls longer. The shortest Test in which there was any play at all was the abandoned West Indies-England Test at Kingston in 1997-98, which was called after 61 balls, during which time England limped to 17 for 3.



you were right about the maximum debutants but the record is shared

The record is actually 15, by England and Australia at The Oval in 1880 - that was the first Test ever played in England, who had eight debutants including the three Grace brothers. There were also 15 new caps in the match between South Africa and England at Port Elizabeth in 1895-96.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 07, 2006, 02:00:52 PM
Re: the shortest test match

The shortest Test, in terms of balls bowled, that had a definite result came in the final Test of the 1931-32 series at Melbourne, when Australia (153) beat South Africa (36 and 45) by an innings and 72 runs. That match lasted only 656 balls, just edging out West Indies v England at Bridgetown in 1934-35, which lasted 16 balls longer. The shortest Test in which there was any play at all was the abandoned West Indies-England Test at Kingston in 1997-98, which was called after 61 balls, during which time England limped to 17 for 3.



you were right about the maximum debutants but the record is shared

The record is actually 15, by England and Australia at The Oval in 1880 - that was the first Test ever played in England, who had eight debutants including the three Grace brothers. There were also 15 new caps in the match between South Africa and England at Port Elizabeth in 1895-96.


thanks for digging the info. the shortest test can be defined by the number of balls or by the number of days/minutes, i s'pose.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 07, 2006, 02:18:30 PM
Re: the shortest test match

The shortest Test, in terms of balls bowled, that had a definite result came in the final Test of the 1931-32 series at Melbourne, when Australia (153) beat South Africa (36 and 45) by an innings and 72 runs. That match lasted only 656 balls, just edging out West Indies v England at Bridgetown in 1934-35, which lasted 16 balls longer. The shortest Test in which there was any play at all was the abandoned West Indies-England Test at Kingston in 1997-98, which was called after 61 balls, during which time England limped to 17 for 3.



you were right about the maximum debutants but the record is shared

The record is actually 15, by England and Australia at The Oval in 1880 - that was the first Test ever played in England, who had eight debutants including the three Grace brothers. There were also 15 new caps in the match between South Africa and England at Port Elizabeth in 1895-96.


thanks for digging the info. the shortest test can be defined by the number of balls or by the number of days/minutes, i s'pose.

yw mock
i am actually enjoying finding out myself.

Re: the length of matches - heres the complete list

Shortest Tests by Days played
   2  England v Australia          The Oval              1882       
   2  England v Australia          Lord's                1888       
   2  England v Australia          The Oval              1888       
   2  England v Australia          Manchester            1888       
   2  South Africa v England       Port Elizabeth        1888/89   
   2  South Africa v England       Cape Town             1888/89   
   2  England v Australia          The Oval              1890       
   2  South Africa v England       Port Elizabeth        1895/96   
   2  South Africa v England       Cape Town             1895/96   
   2  Australia v South Africa     Manchester            1912       
   2  England v South Africa       The Oval              1912       
   2  England v Australia          Nottingham            1921       
   2  Australia v West Indies      Melbourne             1930/31   
   2  South Africa v Australia     Johannesburg          1935/36   
   2  New Zealand v Australia      Wellington            1945/46   
   2  England v West Indies        Leeds                 2000       
   2  Australia v Pakistan         Sharjah               2002/03   
   2  South Africa v Zimbabwe      Cape Town             2004/05   
   2  Zimbabwe v New Zealand       Harare                2005/06   

Shortest Tests by Balls Bowled
 656  Australia v South Africa     Melbourne             1931/32   
 672  West Indies v England        Bridgetown            1934/35   
 788  England v Australia          Manchester            1888       
 792  England v Australia          Lord's                1888       
 796  South Africa v England       Cape Town             1888/89   
 815  England v South Africa       The Oval              1912       
 872  New Zealand v Australia      Wellington            1945/46   
 883  South Africa v England       Centurion             1999/00   
 893  Australia v Pakistan         Sharjah               2002/03   
 911  Australia v England          Sydney                1894/95   
 940  South Africa v Zimbabwe      Cape Town             2004/05   
 941  England v West Indies        Leeds                 2000       
 976  England v South Africa       Leeds                 1907       
 983  West Indies v Australia      Port of Spain         1994/95   
1006  South Africa v England       Port Elizabeth        1895/96   
1011  Zimbabwe v New Zealand       Harare                2005/06   
1014  South Africa v England       Port Elizabeth        1888/89   
1034  Australia v England          Brisbane              1950/51   
1034  England v West Indies        Birmingham            1995       
1041  New Zealand v England        Christchurch          1983/84   

 
19 matches finished in two days and the shortest in terms of balls is 656 while this one lasted for 1006. thats about sixty more overs in current terms. so possibly not the shortest in terms of time but not sure.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 07, 2006, 02:31:28 PM
umm..depends on the kind of bowlers, i s'pose.   ;D but 60 overs is sufficiently large to settle any doubts, i think. i was merely guessing anyway!

AATHBOTY = applause after 12 hours but over to you
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: chetan on October 07, 2006, 08:10:10 PM
india doesn't figure in any of these short matches.. i guess BCCI/TV broadcasters pay off the opponents to ensure that india's match is stretched on for as long as possible
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 08, 2006, 11:46:30 AM
inoc, no hints? it is still uncracked!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 08, 2006, 12:28:26 PM
think dismissals
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 08, 2006, 12:53:06 PM
think dismissals

most batsmen bowled in a match?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 08, 2006, 01:00:15 PM
yes mock

the most batsman dismissed bowled in a test match - 23. the record still stands.

aaoty
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 09, 2006, 10:01:30 AM
oops - forgot about my turn

please complete the list

Terry Alderman, Paul Wiseman, Mudasser Nazar, Nasim-Ul-Ghani, X

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 09, 2006, 11:38:52 AM
T Richardson?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 09, 2006, 11:59:27 AM
T Richardson?

yes. the bowlers (50 wickets +) with the largest percentage of LBW, caught, caught behind, stumped and bowled dismissals respectively.

over to you, applause has to wait coz i used it in the other thread...
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 09, 2006, 12:07:13 PM
Link these two ODIS.

ODI # 1825, Sharjah Cup, 2001/02, 1st Match
Pakistan v Sri Lanka

and

ODI # 1834, New Zealand in Pakistan, 2002, 2nd One-Day International
Pakistan v New Zealand

other than the fact they have pakistan playing in them
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on October 09, 2006, 09:51:05 PM
Shoaib Malik was a substitute in both matches and pouched some catches. That is probably not the link you were referring to. Need a hint perhaps.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on October 09, 2006, 10:10:04 PM
Shoaib Malik was a substitute in both matches and pouched some catches. That is probably not the link you were referring to. Need a hint perhaps.

Could you link scorecards for both those matches here ? Having trouble finding it on cricinfo.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 10, 2006, 08:57:13 AM
Link these two ODIS.

ODI # 1825, Sharjah Cup, 2001/02, 1st Match
Pakistan v Sri Lanka

and

ODI # 1834, New Zealand in Pakistan, 2002, 2nd One-Day International
Pakistan v New Zealand

other than the fact they have pakistan playing in them


pakistan had an unchanged side from #1825 to #1834?  GRRRRRR!  ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: Blwe_torch on October 10, 2006, 05:33:58 PM
Link these two ODIS.

ODI # 1825, Sharjah Cup, 2001/02, 1st Match
Pakistan v Sri Lanka

and

ODI # 1834, New Zealand in Pakistan, 2002, 2nd One-Day International
Pakistan v New Zealand

other than the fact they have pakistan playing in them


Both matches had Inoc on the spectators' stands! :)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on October 10, 2006, 06:18:52 PM
Incidentally does ODI # 1834 hold the record for most wickets in an innings not involving catches ?

http://www.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/2002/NZ_IN_PAK/SCORECARDS/NZ_PAK_ODI2_24APR2002.html
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 10, 2006, 08:40:22 PM
sorry i wasnt here today.

you are right. thats the record for maximum number of matches at a stretch with an unchanged side. seven.

why did that upset you mock?

aaoty
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 10, 2006, 11:53:28 PM
sorry i wasnt here today.

you are right. thats the record for maximum number of matches at a stretch with an unchanged side. seven.

why did that upset you mock?

aaoty

was just kidding - it was more an appreciation of the trickiness of the Q. i thought so many possibilities before i opened both the scoresheets side-by-side and stared at it.  eureka, it struck me finally!



Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 11, 2006, 12:24:15 AM
ok

i have been thinking about this for some time. i think it will make this thread more interesting if along with the answers we posted how we got there.

e.g
your t richardson question.
i knew mudassar nazar had that record - googled {mudassar dismissals caught behind} and hey presto cricinfo article and your answer.
on the other hand your father son world cup - tough
couldnt get it. other than the cairns of course. realised it must be one of the obscure teams so started looking at the teams from 1975 onwards,
and who comes up - pringle the rest was easy.

now that the internet has been included in the answering process (dont ask me how) i think the road to the answer will make this thread more interesting.

for everybodies perusal.

anyway whats your question mock?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on October 11, 2006, 12:34:01 AM
ok

i have been thinking about this for some time. i think it will make this thread more interesting if along with the answers we posted how we got there.

e.g
your t richardson question.
i knew mudassar nazar had that record - googled {mudassar dismissals caught behind} and hey presto cricinfo article and your answer.
on the other hand your father son world cup - tough
couldnt get it. other than the cairns of course. realised it must be one of the obscure teams so started looking at the teams from 1975 onwards,
and who comes up - pringle the rest was easy.

now that the internet has been included in the answering process (dont ask me how) i think the road to the answer will make this thread more interesting.

for everybodies perusal.

anyway whats your question mock?


good idea inoc

This is one of the best threads on the DG anyway
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 11, 2006, 01:29:49 AM
who said this to whom? (googling may make this all too easy  ;D)

'Surely your not going, Doc? There's still one stump standing!'
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on October 11, 2006, 01:37:08 AM
I know this was said to WG Grace because in the past he infamously replaced the bails once and continued batting claiming the crowd had come to see him.

I think it was the WK who told him this, but I am not googling.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on October 11, 2006, 01:39:56 AM
I know this was said to WG Grace because in the past he infamously replaced the bails once and continued batting claiming the crowd had come to see him.

I think it was the WK who told him this, but I am not googling.

I am also pretty sure it was Grace but I think it was the bowler not WK
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on October 11, 2006, 01:43:40 AM
You are right. I googled now and it indeed was the bowler.

Also the "they came to see me bat" was directed to a bowler. On yet another occasion he told the umpire that the wind dislodged the bails. He would have been a legend in Indian gully cricket also!

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 11, 2006, 01:48:51 AM
You are right. I googled now and it indeed was the bowler.

Also the "they came to see me bat" was directed to a bowler. On yet another occasion he told the umpire that the wind dislodged the bails. He would have been a legend in Indian gully cricket also!



actually, this quote is "they came to see me bat, not to see you umpire" and was directed at the umpire. of course, all these quotes are unconfirmed..

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 11, 2006, 01:49:30 AM
I know this was said to WG Grace because in the past he infamously replaced the bails once and continued batting claiming the crowd had come to see him.

I think it was the WK who told him this, but I am not googling.

Grace is right but anyone has the bowler's name?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on October 11, 2006, 01:52:24 AM
I know this was said to WG Grace because in the past he infamously replaced the bails once and continued batting claiming the crowd had come to see him.

I think it was the WK who told him this, but I am not googling.

Grace is right but anyone has the bowler's name?


Crap I had read the whole incident but just can't remember his name

The other quote as MT says was directed at the umpire
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 11, 2006, 02:08:12 AM
Charles Kortright

simple google
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 11, 2006, 02:12:37 AM
Charles Kortright

simple google

yup. back to you or KoP!

the story goes thus (the quote is slightly different here!) :

Previously (Glos v. Essex), Kortright had had Grace caught behind and given out. `What!' bellowed Grace, and the umpire changed his decision. Then Kortright had Grace lbw. Not out, ruled the cowed umpire. The by-now envenomed Kortright bowled two of Grace's stumps out of the ground and the Champion departed, muttering. `What, are you going, Doctor?' said Kortright. `There's still one stump standing. '

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on October 11, 2006, 02:14:40 AM
wasn't grace the guy who deliberately got out on 95 or something so that he had all the scores from 1 to 100 ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 11, 2006, 02:15:58 AM
i will leave it for kop.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on October 11, 2006, 04:10:10 AM
I didn' really deserve that, but anyways in the spirit of the moment, here are two easy ones, again trivially solved by googling.

(1) England vs Pakistan, our man Raman Subba Row drops a Pakistani batsman in the slips in comical fashion - through his hands and legs to the utter chagrin of Fred Trueman. Subba Row heads to the bowler at the end of the over to apologize, and says "Sorry Freddie, should have closed my legs". What was Trueman's million dollar (or I guess Pound Sterling) response?

(2) Chris Cairns was involved in one of the worst sledges on the cricket field - by a mile. It wasn't anything to do with  4 letter words, illegitimacy, or wives, but something unbelievably, despicably low. Of course, our Australian friends had to be the ones dishing it out. What did they 'taunt' him with?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on October 11, 2006, 04:11:51 AM
I didn' really deserve that, but anyways in the spirit of the moment, here are two easy ones, again trivially solved by googling.

(1) England vs Pakistan, our man Raman Subba Row drops a Pakistani batsman in the slips in comical fashion - through his hands and legs to the utter chagrin of Fred Trueman. Subba Row heads to the bowler at the end of the over to apologize, and says "Sorry Freddie, should have closed my legs". What was Trueman's million dollar (or I guess Pound Sterling) response?

Your mother should have. And no Google :)
Quote
(2) Chris Cairns was involved in one of the worst sledges on the cricket field - by a mile. It wasn't anything to do with  4 letter words, illegitimacy, or wives, but something unbelievably, despicably low. Of course, our Australian friends had to be the ones dishing it out. What did they 'taunt' him with?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on October 11, 2006, 04:18:00 AM
Yes, correct. And you can have the next question after someone answers #2.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 11, 2006, 02:13:23 PM
from wikipedia list of tasteless sledges (this time i didnt google just went to wikipedia - iknew the list existed as i have read it before) ;D

it is a very interesting read by the way. read it here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sledging_(cricket))

1993 - The Australian slip cordon allegedly greeted New Zealand batsman Chris Cairns with a chant of "Choo Choo" after his sister had just been killed in a train accident. (This however has been repeatedly denied by both Steve Waugh & Chris Cairns)


its kingcools go
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on October 11, 2006, 05:55:41 PM
from wikipedia list of tasteless sledges (this time i didnt google just went to wikipedia - iknew the list existed as i have read it before) ;D

it is a very interesting read by the way. read it here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sledging_(cricket))

1993 - The Australian slip cordon allegedly greeted New Zealand batsman Chris Cairns with a chant of "Choo Choo" after his sister had just been killed in a train accident. (This however has been repeatedly denied by both Steve Waugh & Chris Cairns)


its kingcools go

I can't believe they could have been that tasteless- probably more a rumor than the truth
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 12, 2006, 12:29:58 AM
since kingcool didnt take up the offer

i will continue with an easy question mainly because the story is great.

This legend on his debut was dropped on 8 by another  and went on to score fifties in both innings. He was dropped again on 6 and 94 by the same person in his second test before he went on to score his hundred.
On dropping him for the third time in two tests the fielding legend commented, "Man why are you after me, can't you find some other fielder?"

can you name the two?

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on October 12, 2006, 06:27:42 AM
i was kind of sure it was gavaskar. sobers didn't occur to me (i thought it was clive lloyd). so i checked. sorry but its difficult for us below 75IQ people to answer from our heads, but we do like to answer  ;D.

anyways since i kind of cheated i will continue being illegal as usual and post a question:

name x:
vengsarkar, shastri, sanjay manjrekar, jatin paranjpe, , sairaj bahutule  , x

(other than the fact that they are from mumbai and played ranji there's another connection)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on October 12, 2006, 01:37:10 PM
man is this the longest this thread has stayed quiet?  ;D ;D ;D

finally an apt question to all those tough ones. (ravan-like laughter )
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on October 12, 2006, 01:54:04 PM
i was kind of sure it was gavaskar. sobers didn't occur to me (i thought it was clive lloyd). so i checked. sorry but its difficult for us below 75IQ people to answer from our heads, but we do like to answer  ;D.

anyways since i kind of cheated i will continue being illegal as usual and post a question:

name x:
vengsarkar, shastri, sanjay manjrekar, jatin paranjpe, , sairaj bahutule  , x

(other than the fact that they are from mumbai and played ranji there's another connection)

they all attended the same play-group or kinder-garten?  ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 12, 2006, 02:23:18 PM
correct achutank

applause.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 12, 2006, 05:00:17 PM
engineer, rohan gavaskar?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on October 13, 2006, 04:04:32 AM
name x:
vengsarkar, shastri, sanjay manjrekar, jatin paranjpe, , sairaj bahutule  , x

(other than the fact that they are from mumbai and played ranji there's another connection)

Engineer, R. G. Sundaram and Alan Sippy.

All went to R A Poddar (http://www.campusmatters.com/campus/galleria/collegehomepages/podar.htm) college in Mumbai. Engineer excluded, not only were they plodders, they are poddars!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on October 13, 2006, 06:10:06 AM
brilliant KoP

yes but i was actually look for abhijeet kale there brillant again KoP applause and a big reason why you should stay back.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: thirteenthman on October 13, 2006, 09:26:04 AM
and so did rohan gavaskar as in my earlier post who i mentioned with engineer.

i am inoc by the way. since we are all revealing our duplicate ids. i use this at a certain place of work to browse hardly ever post and never vote.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on October 13, 2006, 01:17:02 PM
inoc your turn applause to you too. though rohan was never around and actually if my meory serves me right he played for another college in his senior years. engineer i did not know about so i'm happy that my's dad's childhood friend is also from my college.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on October 14, 2006, 06:08:26 AM
eh no new questions?  ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on October 14, 2006, 12:34:37 PM
eh no new questions?  ??? ??? ???

In the sad abscence of KOP, I request MT and inoc to keep this alive and kicking with others to join in

Hope he comes back though
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on October 14, 2006, 02:43:59 PM
Since Inoc took up my turn the last time around , I'll return the favor :)

A passage from an article in the 'Morning Post' entitled " The Scapegoat of Cricket" :

Poor old ____ ! It has been subjected to ridicule, abuse, contempt, incredulity, and survived them all. Deficiencies existing at the present day are attributed to the influence of the ___ . 

Who wrote it and what is he referring to ? No googling for the first 12 hrs atleast. If it is too vague will post more of the article in 4 hrs.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on October 14, 2006, 04:30:51 PM
OK, putting in more of the article. Still no googling allowed.

Poor old ____ ! It has been subjected to ridicule, abuse, contempt, incredulity, and survived them all. Deficiencies existing at the present day are attributed to the influence of the ___ .  If batsmen display a marked inability to hit the ball on the off-side or anywhere in front of the wicket and stand in apologetic attitudes before the wicket, it is said that the ____ has made it impossible for them to attempt the old aggressive attitude and make the scoring strokes .
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on October 14, 2006, 04:58:43 PM
OK, putting in more of the article. Still no googling allowed.

Poor old ____ ! It has been subjected to ridicule, abuse, contempt, incredulity, and survived them all. Deficiencies existing at the present day are attributed to the influence of the ___ .  If batsmen display a marked inability to hit the ball on the off-side or anywhere in front of the wicket and stand in apologetic attitudes before the wicket, it is said that the ____ has made it impossible for them to attempt the old aggressive attitude and make the scoring strokes .

one-day internationals ???
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on October 14, 2006, 05:03:38 PM
OK, putting in more of the article. Still no googling allowed.

Poor old ____ ! It has been subjected to ridicule, abuse, contempt, incredulity, and survived them all. Deficiencies existing at the present day are attributed to the influence of the ___ .  If batsmen display a marked inability to hit the ball on the off-side or anywhere in front of the wicket and stand in apologetic attitudes before the wicket, it is said that the ____ has made it impossible for them to attempt the old aggressive attitude and make the scoring strokes .

one-day internationals ???

Hardly one of the things ODIs can be accused of ;D

Will post more hints in a few hrs.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on October 14, 2006, 05:06:05 PM
OK, putting in more of the article. Still no googling allowed.

Poor old ____ ! It has been subjected to ridicule, abuse, contempt, incredulity, and survived them all. Deficiencies existing at the present day are attributed to the influence of the ___ .  If batsmen display a marked inability to hit the ball on the off-side or anywhere in front of the wicket and stand in apologetic attitudes before the wicket, it is said that the ____ has made it impossible for them to attempt the old aggressive attitude and make the scoring strokes .


one-day internationals ???

Hardly one of the things ODIs can be accused of ;D

Will post more hints in a few hrs.

I have definitely read the article but looks like memory is going away in old age. Guessing now- reverse wing???
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 14, 2006, 07:06:54 PM
OK, putting in more of the article. Still no googling allowed.

Poor old ____ ! It has been subjected to ridicule, abuse, contempt, incredulity, and survived them all. Deficiencies existing at the present day are attributed to the influence of the ___ .  If batsmen display a marked inability to hit the ball on the off-side or anywhere in front of the wicket and stand in apologetic attitudes before the wicket, it is said that the ____ has made it impossible for them to attempt the old aggressive attitude and make the scoring strokes .


one-day internationals ???

Hardly one of the things ODIs can be accused of ;D

Will post more hints in a few hrs.

I have definitely read the article but looks like memory is going away in old age. Guessing now- reverse wing???

surajs comment reminded me of reading something like this about the googly.
is it the googly?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on October 14, 2006, 08:41:55 PM
OK, putting in more of the article. Still no googling allowed.

Poor old ____ ! It has been subjected to ridicule, abuse, contempt, incredulity, and survived them all. Deficiencies existing at the present day are attributed to the influence of the ___ .  If batsmen display a marked inability to hit the ball on the off-side or anywhere in front of the wicket and stand in apologetic attitudes before the wicket, it is said that the ____ has made it impossible for them to attempt the old aggressive attitude and make the scoring strokes .


one-day internationals ???

Hardly one of the things ODIs can be accused of ;D

Will post more hints in a few hrs.

I have definitely read the article but looks like memory is going away in old age. Guessing now- reverse wing???

surajs comment reminded me of reading something like this about the googly.
is it the googly?

If inoc's guess is true it'll be funny; no google abt googly ;D

Plz ignore me- I am in a giggling mood and too much Will Ferrell in me
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on October 14, 2006, 08:48:45 PM
OK, putting in more of the article. Still no googling allowed.

Poor old ____ ! It has been subjected to ridicule, abuse, contempt, incredulity, and survived them all. Deficiencies existing at the present day are attributed to the influence of the ___ .  If batsmen display a marked inability to hit the ball on the off-side or anywhere in front of the wicket and stand in apologetic attitudes before the wicket, it is said that the ____ has made it impossible for them to attempt the old aggressive attitude and make the scoring strokes .


one-day internationals ???

Hardly one of the things ODIs can be accused of ;D

Will post more hints in a few hrs.

I have definitely read the article but looks like memory is going away in old age. Guessing now- reverse wing???

surajs comment reminded me of reading something like this about the googly.
is it the googly?

Right, any guesses about the author ?

The following passage should be a clue :


There was one week in 1905 in which I had eleven wickets v. Sussex at Lord's (and got 100 in each innings; the double feat is still a record); and during the next three days in the first Test match at Nottingham I got eight out of nine wickets which fell in the second innings, the last man being out just before a thunderstorm broke -- and even then if Trumper could have hobbled to the wicket it meant a draw! This recalls the fourth Test match at Sydney in March, 1904, in which at one period in the second innings I had six for 12, and then got Noble leg-before and never appealed. The last man was in, and the match won, and there were reasons!


Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on October 14, 2006, 08:54:52 PM
OK, putting in more of the article. Still no googling allowed.

Poor old ____ ! It has been subjected to ridicule, abuse, contempt, incredulity, and survived them all. Deficiencies existing at the present day are attributed to the influence of the ___ .  If batsmen display a marked inability to hit the ball on the off-side or anywhere in front of the wicket and stand in apologetic attitudes before the wicket, it is said that the ____ has made it impossible for them to attempt the old aggressive attitude and make the scoring strokes .


one-day internationals ???

Hardly one of the things ODIs can be accused of ;D

Will post more hints in a few hrs.

I have definitely read the article but looks like memory is going away in old age. Guessing now- reverse wing???

surajs comment reminded me of reading something like this about the googly.
is it the googly?

Right, any guesses about the author ?

The following passage should be a clue :


There was one week in 1905 in which I had eleven wickets v. Sussex at Lord's (and got 100 in each innings; the double feat is still a record); and during the next three days in the first Test match at Nottingham I got eight out of nine wickets which fell in the second innings, the last man being out just before a thunderstorm broke -- and even then if Trumper could have hobbled to the wicket it meant a draw! This recalls the fourth Test match at Sydney in March, 1904, in which at one period in the second innings I had six for 12, and then got Noble leg-before and never appealed. The last man was in, and the match won, and there were reasons!




well since Bosanquet is considered the one who thot of the googly first got to be him

I don't know abt the double feat though
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on October 14, 2006, 09:04:52 PM
well since Bosanquet is considered the one who thot of the googly first got to be him

I don't know abt the double feat though

Right ! Applause to both u and inoc, either one of you can go next.

Here's the full article ; a pretty good read . Its from wisden but had it saved on disk so can't give a link.



Bernard Bosanquet, died at his home in Surrey on October 12, the day before the 59th anniversary of his birth. A capable allround cricketer at Eton and Oxford and also for Middlesex, Bosanquet enjoyed chief claim to fame as the acknowledged inventor of the googly. In the 1925 issue of Wisden there was reproduced an article from The Morning Post in which Bosanquet described all about the discovery of what he termed in the heading "The Scapegoat of Cricket". He wrote, Poor old googly! It has been subjected to ridicule, abuse, contempt, incredulity, and survived them all. Deficiencies existing at the present day are attributed to the influence of the googly. If the standard of bowling falls off it is because too many cricketers devote their time to trying to master it... If batsmen display a marked inability to hit the ball on the off-side or anywhere in front of the wicket and stand in apologetic attitudes before the wicket, it is said that the googly has made it impossible for them to attempt the old aggressive attitude and make the scoring strokes.

But, after all, what is the googly? It is merely a ball with an ordinary break produced by an extra-ordinary method. It is not difficult to detect, and, once detected, there is no reason why it should not be treated as an ordinary break-back. However, it is not for me to defend it. If I appear too much in the role of the proud parent I ask forgiveness.

As to the birth of the googly, Bosanquet wrote: Somewhere about the year 1897 I was playing a game with a tennis ball, known as `Twisti-Twosti.' The object was to bounce the ball on a table so that your opponent sitting opposite could not catch it... After a little experimenting I managed to pitch the ball which broke in a certain direction; then with more or less the same delivery make the next ball go in the opposite direction! I practised the same thing with a soft ball at `Stump-cricket.' From this I progressed to the cricket ball...

I devoted a great deal of time to practisting the googly at the nets, occasionally in unimportant matches. The first public recognition we obtained was in July, 1900, for Middlesex v. Leicestershire at Lord's. An unfortunate individual (Coe, the left-hander) had made 98 when he was stumped off a fine specimen which bounced four times -- This small beginning marked the start of what came to be termed a revolution in bowling...

The googly (bowled by a right-hand bowler to a right-hand batsman) is nothing more or less that an ordinary off-break. The method of delivery is the secret of its difficulty, and this merely consisted in turning the wrist over at the moment of delivery far enough to alter the axis of spin, so that a ball which normally delivered would break from leg, breaks from the off.

A few incidents stand out vividly. The first time it was bowled against the Australians -- at Lord's late one evening in 1902 -- when I had two overs and saw two very puzzled Australians return to the pavilion. It rained all next day and not one of them tumbled to the fact that it was not an accident. The first googly ever bowled in Australia, in March 1903; Trumper batting, having made 40 in about twenty minutes. Two leg-breaks were played beautifully to cover, but the next ball (delivered with a silent prayer) pitching in the same place, saw the same graceful stroke played -- and struck the middle stump instead of the bat! W. Gunn stumped when appreciably nearer my wicket than his own! Arthur Shrewsbury complaining that it wasn't fair. There are two or three bright patches I can recall. For instance in 1904 when in three consecutive matches I got five wickets in each innings v. Yorkshire, six in each v. Nottinghamshire, and seven in each v. Sussex (including Fry and `Ranji').

There was one week in 1905 in which I had eleven wickets v. Sussex at Lord's (and got 100 in each innings; the double feat is still a record); and during the next three days in the first Test match at Nottingham I got eight out of nine wickets which fell in the second innings, the last man being out just before a thunderstorm broke -- and even then if Trumper could have hobbled to the wicket it meant a draw! This recalls the fourth Test match at Sydney in March, 1904, in which at one period in the second innings I had six for 12, and then got Noble leg-before and never appealed. The last man was in, and the match won, and there were reasons!

There is a good story of Dick Lilley, the best wicketkeeper in a big match we have known. In the Gentlemen and Players match at The Oval in 1904 I got a few wickets in the second innings. Then one of the `Pros.' came in and said, `Dick's in next; he's calling us a lot of rabbits; says he can see every ball you bowl. Do try and get him and we'll rag his life out'. Dick came in. I bowled him two overs of leg-breaks then changed my action and bowled another leg-break. Dick played it gracefully to fine leg and it removed his off stump! I can still hear the reception he got in the dressing room.

In that match Bosanquet took 8 wickets (6 in the second innings for 60 runs) and scored 145.

These performances, described personally, convey some idea of Bosanquet's ability but scarcely do justice to a splendid all-round cricketer. Quite six feet tall, Bosanquet brought the ball over from a great height so that flight as well as the uncertain break mystified batsmen until a whole side became demoralised. When playing a big innings, Bosanquet in fine upstanding style, put power into his drives and forcing strokes with apparently little effort.

Born on October 13, 1877, Bosanquet was sent to Eton and profited so much by coaching by Maurice Read and William Brockwell, the famous Surrey professionals, that he got his place in the eleven and against Harrow at Lord's in 1896, scored 120. In his second year at Oxford, 1898, he received his Blue from F. H. E. Cunliffe and played three times against Cambridge without doing anything exceptional. In those days he was a useful bowler, medium to fast, and gradually cultivated the leg-break.

Bosanquet played a lot for Middlesex from 1900 to 1908 and made a few appearances for the county subsequently, but did not bowl after 1908. His great year was 1904 when he made 1,405 runs, with an average of 36 and took 132 wickets for less than 22 runs apiece. Twice he put together two separate hundreds in the same match, 136 and 139 against Leicestershire at Lord's in 1900, and 103 and 100 not out against Sussex at Lord's in 1905. This was the match in which he took eleven wickets.

Among his bowling feats besides those in Test matches were:-- 15 wickets for 65 runs, including nine wickets in one innings, for Oxford against Sussex at Oxford in 1900; 14 wickets for 190 runs for Middlesex against Sussex at Brighton in 1904, and nine wickets in one innings for the M.C.C. against South Africans at Lord's in 1904.

Bosanquet took part in six different tours, going to America with P. F. Warner's team in 1898, and with K. S. Ranjitsinhji's team in 1899; to New Zealand and Australia with Lord Hawke's team in 1902-03; to Australia with the M.C.C team in 1903-04. He captained sides that went to America in 1901 and to the West Indies in 1901-02.

In addition to cricket he represented Oxford University at Hammer Throwing in 1899 and 1900, and at Billiards in 1898 and 1900
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Post by: suraj on October 14, 2006, 11:28:18 PM
Great article kingcool!

Inoc actually gave the right answer to the original questions so over to inoc
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Post by: inoc on October 16, 2006, 03:08:43 PM
guys
 
i am a bit busy and unable to post for some time.

somebody please post the next question.
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Post by: inoc on October 17, 2006, 10:55:10 PM

other than the fact that they share the same initials link these two cricketers D.L. Amiss and D.L.Haynes

this is with regard to ODIs.
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Post by: kingcool1432 on October 17, 2006, 11:05:22 PM

other than the fact that they share the same initials link these two cricketers D.L. Amiss and D.L.Haynes

this is with regard to ODIs.

They both got 100 on debut ?
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Post by: inoc on October 17, 2006, 11:10:19 PM
so did andy flower and salim elahi.
theres more to it than that.
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Post by: poondu on October 18, 2006, 12:04:08 AM
both are opening batsmen who got 100 on debut ?
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Post by: inoc on October 18, 2006, 12:09:47 AM
both andy flower and salim elahi also made their debut hundreds as openers.

it is a record held by only Amiss and Haynes and you guys are close.
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Post by: poondu on October 18, 2006, 12:18:45 AM
both were the first ever opening batsmen for their respective teams to score 100 on debuts ?

Dont tell me Elahi and Flower also have the same distinction.  ;D
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Post by: achutank on October 18, 2006, 06:42:02 AM
they had a 0 and 100 on debut?
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Post by: inoc on October 18, 2006, 09:15:21 AM
poondu
there are only four people who have done it on their ODI debuts. the above mentioned four. so flower and elahi will have to be the first openers for their countries to achieve this feat  ;D

achutank how can they get 100 and 0 in ODIs on their debut? i think you must have missed the ODI bit.


CLUE : the first part of the answer is correct(hundred on debut). think about something both did later on in their careers as well.
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Post by: achutank on October 18, 2006, 09:27:47 AM
both held the highest odi score for sometime?
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Post by: keep-it-cool on October 18, 2006, 09:33:53 AM
100s in their first and last ODIs???
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Post by: inoc on October 18, 2006, 09:40:09 AM
correct keep-it-cool

AAOTY
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Post by: achutank on October 18, 2006, 11:49:24 AM
then why were they dropped? hmm some brother of more must have been in the selection panel.  ::) ::) ??? ??? :o :o :o ::) ::) :P ::) ::) 8)
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Post by: suraj on October 18, 2006, 02:29:48 PM
they had a 0 and 100 on debut?

BIG TL Alert!!!!!!

0 and 100 in ODI  ??? ???

Achu report to school ;D ;D

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Post by: keep-it-cool on October 19, 2006, 05:14:11 AM
Someone please go ahead and carry the quiz forward.

I have no question worthy of this thread.

Except maybe: Melody itni choclatee kaise bani??
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Post by: achutank on October 19, 2006, 07:24:41 AM
they had a 0 and 100 on debut?

BIG TL Alert!!!!!!

0 and 100 in ODI  ??? ???

Achu report to school ;D ;D




hey bhagwan yeh maine kya bol diya.
soory thought it was test matches.  :P

ok what connects Vijay Merchant, Sunny Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar other than that they are x-india caps?

hint: brian lara
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Post by: inoc on October 19, 2006, 09:43:19 AM
is this list exhaustive?

they are all wisden cricketers of the year?
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Post by: achutank on October 19, 2006, 12:39:34 PM
hint 2 Polly Umrigar is linked to the 3 names in the same context.

wisden cricketer of the year is too much of an open brief
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Post by: inoc on October 19, 2006, 02:32:24 PM
holder of highest no. of hundreds record?
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Post by: achutank on October 20, 2006, 07:33:53 AM
sorry for setting this question.

they are all stands in the wankade.

over to anybody else who wants to set a question.

HAPPY DIWALI TO ALL.
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Post by: inoc on October 20, 2006, 09:20:17 AM
achutank

that was a very good question.

amiss and haynes scored hundreds in their first and last ODIs (revealed a few questions ago)

who are the corresponding players in test cricket.

there are three australians and one indian. applause for each.

happy diwali.
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Post by: achutank on October 20, 2006, 09:44:26 AM
SG very nearly joined that list
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Post by: inoc on October 20, 2006, 09:17:47 PM
is nobody attempting this?

hint for the indian cricketer. recently in the news.
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Post by: suraj on October 21, 2006, 12:43:51 AM
is nobody attempting this?

hint for the indian cricketer. recently in the news.

The indian is Mohd Azharuddin for sure
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Post by: inoc on October 21, 2006, 01:28:37 AM
correct and applause.
one of the australians is in the news as well for a year now.
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Post by: suraj on October 21, 2006, 01:31:09 AM
correct and applause.
one of the australians is in the news as well for a year now.

GC??? I am guessing now
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Post by: inoc on October 21, 2006, 02:26:08 AM
gc is right applause

my question was based on these two. however:

the second australian is a not so famous chap called RA DUFF but the last one is a well known australian.

if i said name some opening batsmen from bradmans time in australia his name should be the first one.
in fact both him and bradman scored double hundreds in the last test he played.

sorry applause has to wait for a few hours.


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Post by: inoc on October 21, 2006, 02:48:25 AM
mock/tintin/kop/?
come back please.
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Post by: inoc on October 23, 2006, 12:13:03 AM
the answers

1. azhar
2. greg chappell (with so many of gregs followers i assumed somebody would know that he retired after scoring a hundred in his last test - which may bring to perspective his attitude with a certain player/players who are in the team and not performing.
3. RA Duff (already mentioned)
4. W  ponsford (the opening batsman from bradmans era i was referring to).

somebody else take up the questioning or suraj who was right with azhar.
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Post by: inoc on October 25, 2006, 12:10:35 AM
ok since nobody else came forward.

what might have been sunil gavaskar's profession if his astute uncle wasnt there at his birth?
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Post by: poondu on October 25, 2006, 02:26:40 AM
fisherman
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Post by: inoc on October 26, 2006, 07:01:33 PM
correct

applause and its your turn.
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Post by: poondu on October 26, 2006, 07:32:30 PM
Who was the first player to bat in a helmet in a test match ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on October 26, 2006, 08:35:20 PM
wasnt it mike brearley?
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Post by: poondu on October 26, 2006, 09:43:36 PM
No. He was on the same team as Mike Brearley and you also asked a question about him recently
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Post by: inoc on October 26, 2006, 09:46:24 PM
yes it was amiss he put on a motorbike helmet
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Post by: poondu on October 26, 2006, 11:21:58 PM
correct, Applause and Over to You
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Post by: inoc on October 26, 2006, 11:42:26 PM
there are more than five hundred occasions in test cricket when the openers were both lefthanders. 

india has managed it only once
who were they?

it is relatively recent.
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Post by: suraj on October 27, 2006, 02:05:34 AM
there are more than five hundred occasions in test cricket when the openers were both lefthanders. 

india has managed it only once
who were they?

it is relatively recent.


I think it is Gautam Gambhir and Irfan Pathan when Pathan was sent as opener as "experiment"
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Post by: suraj on October 27, 2006, 02:06:39 AM
Here's my question: Who is this?

(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/5631/fsfsdfsdfsdfsdfsdfmr4yv7.jpg)
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Post by: inoc on October 27, 2006, 03:58:52 AM
correct suraj

applause.
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Post by: caught and bowled on October 27, 2006, 08:27:03 AM
This must be Sachin Tendulkar, dressed as a lady...
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Post by: dhruvdeepak on October 27, 2006, 11:23:12 AM
Dhoni ki maaa
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Post by: keep-it-cool on October 27, 2006, 11:26:26 AM
c&b got it right. it is sachin, dressed as a lady.
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Post by: suraj on October 27, 2006, 12:26:35 PM
Yes it is SRT in a college fashion show dressed as a lady. applause c&b. Over to you fo rthe next question.
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Post by: keep-it-cool on October 27, 2006, 12:38:09 PM
He is better than Salman Khan in Jaaneman!
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Post by: gouravk on October 30, 2006, 05:47:27 PM
How the hell did you get hold of that pic ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on November 05, 2006, 12:00:00 AM
who has dismissed tendulkar the most number of times in ODIs?
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Post by: poondu on November 05, 2006, 12:42:30 AM
mcgrath ?
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Post by: inoc on November 05, 2006, 12:46:58 AM
in tests yes it is mcgrath. not so in odis.
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Post by: gouravk on November 05, 2006, 06:54:11 PM
Vaas ?
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Post by: inoc on November 05, 2006, 11:04:02 PM
correct

aaoty
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Post by: gouravk on November 06, 2006, 05:47:57 PM
This should be simple: What is Vaas' full name ?
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Post by: inoc on November 10, 2006, 12:05:53 AM
Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas

other than chaminda i could only remember joseph the rest i am afraid is after looking up cricinfo.
good question gouravk but i will not remember this tomorrow and will have to look it up again if asked.
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Post by: gouravk on November 11, 2006, 09:54:32 PM
Hehe ... thats great isnt it ? Im sure all of you must have heard the Vaas-Bond joke doing rounds around the internet. Anyway ... next please ...
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Post by: inoc on November 12, 2006, 11:32:31 PM
who holds the record for the highest score at  batting position number 11 in ODIs?

hint : recently in the news
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Post by: inoc on November 14, 2006, 09:50:14 PM
our neighbour and incidentally his highest score
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Post by: suraj on November 15, 2006, 03:28:37 AM
our neighbour and incidentally his highest score


murali???
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Post by: keep-it-cool on November 15, 2006, 05:01:34 AM
Shoaib Akhtar??
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on November 15, 2006, 11:00:58 AM
shoaib akhtar is correct.

aaoty
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Post by: keep-it-cool on November 15, 2006, 11:21:20 AM
Boy, I am good at this guessing game!!
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Post by: inoc on November 17, 2006, 01:34:12 AM
kic

once you have guessed correctly you have to give others a chance to guess. so out with your question mate.
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Post by: inoc on November 21, 2006, 11:02:47 AM
who scored the fastest double hundred in test cricket

1. no. of balls
2. minutes
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Post by: dhruvdeepak on November 21, 2006, 01:02:15 PM
fastest in terms of balls is nathan astle's brilliant effort off 150 odd balls (2nd fastest might be a sehwag or a viv richards special). in terms of minutes...probably The Don?
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Post by: inoc on November 21, 2006, 04:02:45 PM
you are right DD.

The fastest in terms of balls is nathan astle 153.

the quickest is don bradman 214 minutes v 217 minutes for NA.

I asked this question when i was reminded of it today by someone asking whether there had been a triple hundred in a day and this quickest double hundred by DB was part of the only triple hundred scored in a days play in history.

aaoty
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Post by: keep-it-cool on November 22, 2006, 04:45:29 AM
kic

once you have guessed correctly you have to give others a chance to guess. so out with your question mate.

hey inoc .. i am not too good at cricket trivia .. which is why the guesswork .. have no questions that can challenge any of the buffs out here ...

thanx anyways for standing in for me ...
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Post by: MockTurtle on December 09, 2006, 03:28:55 AM
here's one from me. more a trivia question than a hard-core cricketing one

the following picture is on the cover of a very well-written book on indian cricket. (yes, i scanned it just for this quiz) identify the wicket-keeper.

(http://static.zooomr.com/images/505628_0fba91b625.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on December 09, 2006, 04:34:44 PM
Clue , Mock ?
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Post by: gouravk on December 09, 2006, 06:10:02 PM
Budhi Kunderan ?
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Post by: MockTurtle on December 09, 2006, 11:39:53 PM
Clue , Mock ?

here goes : it is a very famous writer (giveaway!!) and the book is "A corner of a foreign field" by Ramachandra Guha.

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Post by: inoc on December 10, 2006, 02:33:06 AM
Clue , Mock ?

here goes : it is a very famous writer (giveaway!!) and the book is "A corner of a foreign field" by Ramachandra Guha.




to start with applause for resurrecting a dead thread.

believe it or not i knew the answer.

the book is one of the best cricketing books i have read. the story of baloo our first cricketing superstar, not to mention the early quandrangulars in mumbai were breathtaking reading.

if you like this book read (if you havent already) - A Social History of English Cricket by derek birley from the same publisher, similar account of cricket in england.

anyway awaiting your next question.
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Post by: RicePlateReddy on December 10, 2006, 04:15:12 AM
here's one from me. more a trivia question than a hard-core cricketing one

the following picture is on the cover of a very well-written book on indian cricket. (yes, i scanned it just for this quiz) identify the wicket-keeper.

Nice question, nice scan, great picture! You are even more cricket crazy than I thought you were!!

The wicket keeper is our very own Mr. Malgudi, R. K. Narayan. The other kids in the picture are his nephews I believe. Does anyone else see an uncanny resemblance of the silly point fielder to Saurav Ganguly?
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Post by: poondu on December 10, 2006, 04:17:09 AM
here's one from me. more a trivia question than a hard-core cricketing one

the following picture is on the cover of a very well-written book on indian cricket. (yes, i scanned it just for this quiz) identify the wicket-keeper.

  Does anyone else see an uncanny resemblance of the silly point fielder to Saurav Ganguly?
KOP, Great eye. He does look like Saurav.
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Post by: MockTurtle on December 10, 2006, 07:00:15 AM
here's one from me. more a trivia question than a hard-core cricketing one

the following picture is on the cover of a very well-written book on indian cricket. (yes, i scanned it just for this quiz) identify the wicket-keeper.

Nice question, nice scan, great picture! You are even more cricket crazy than I thought you were!!

The wicket keeper is our very own Mr. Malgudi, R. K. Narayan. The other kids in the picture are his nephews I believe. Does anyone else see an uncanny resemblance of the silly point fielder to Saurav Ganguly?

right, KoP (and inoc). heh, am crazy all right, just that obsession changes over time. inoc, no, i have not read the other book and will try to get hold of it.

here's another one  - who are the 3 indian players to maintain a career test average of over 40 all through? (having played a significant number of innings, of course)


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Post by: fineleg on December 10, 2006, 07:04:05 AM
here's one from me. more a trivia question than a hard-core cricketing one

the following picture is on the cover of a very well-written book on indian cricket. (yes, i scanned it just for this quiz) identify the wicket-keeper.

  Does anyone else see an uncanny resemblance of the silly point fielder to Saurav Ganguly?
KOP, Great eye. He does look like Saurav.

Wow! Thats true. Its indeed an uncanny resemblance to SG. Does Amreekan Ganguly also resemble SG  :P
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: fineleg on December 10, 2006, 07:06:10 AM
here's one from me. more a trivia question than a hard-core cricketing one

the following picture is on the cover of a very well-written book on indian cricket. (yes, i scanned it just for this quiz) identify the wicket-keeper.

Nice question, nice scan, great picture! You are even more cricket crazy than I thought you were!!

The wicket keeper is our very own Mr. Malgudi, R. K. Narayan. The other kids in the picture are his nephews I believe. Does anyone else see an uncanny resemblance of the silly point fielder to Saurav Ganguly?

right, KoP (and inoc). heh, am crazy all right, just that obsession changes over time. inoc, no, i have not read the other book and will try to get hold of it.

here's another one  - who are the 3 indian players to maintain a career test average of over 40 all through? (having played a significant number of innings, of course)




Gonna guess:
1. Tendulkar
2. Gavaskar
3. Dravid (perhaps not)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on December 10, 2006, 07:10:17 AM
here's one from me. more a trivia question than a hard-core cricketing one

the following picture is on the cover of a very well-written book on indian cricket. (yes, i scanned it just for this quiz) identify the wicket-keeper.

Nice question, nice scan, great picture! You are even more cricket crazy than I thought you were!!

The wicket keeper is our very own Mr. Malgudi, R. K. Narayan. The other kids in the picture are his nephews I believe. Does anyone else see an uncanny resemblance of the silly point fielder to Saurav Ganguly?

right, KoP (and inoc). heh, am crazy all right, just that obsession changes over time. inoc, no, i have not read the other book and will try to get hold of it.

here's another one  - who are the 3 indian players to maintain a career test average of over 40 all through? (having played a significant number of innings, of course)




Gonna guess:
1. Tendulkar
2. Gavaskar
3. Dravid (perhaps not)

only one is correct - #2
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on December 10, 2006, 03:01:18 PM
Azharuddin and Saurav Ganguly
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on December 11, 2006, 12:22:46 AM
Azharuddin and Saurav Ganguly

yeah - AAOTY - who wd hav e thunk! Dada in this list!
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Post by: fineleg on December 11, 2006, 12:28:36 AM
Azharuddin and Saurav Ganguly

yeah - AAOTY - who wd hav e thunk! Dada in this list!

I'm very very surprised! How did dada get in this list? I'm impressed.
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Post by: MockTurtle on December 11, 2006, 12:31:08 AM
Azharuddin and Saurav Ganguly

yeah - AAOTY - who wd hav e thunk! Dada in this list!

I'm very very surprised! How did dada get in this list? I'm impressed.

err..by scoring runs?

if only you would take off your premcoloured-glasses.... ;D
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Post by: kingcool1432 on December 11, 2006, 12:44:37 AM
Azharuddin and Saurav Ganguly

yeah - AAOTY - who wd hav e thunk! Dada in this list!

Actually Sewag should be in there too , but I guess you were only counting batsmen with more than 50 matches under their belt.
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Post by: MockTurtle on December 11, 2006, 12:55:46 AM
Azharuddin and Saurav Ganguly

yeah - AAOTY - who wd hav e thunk! Dada in this list!

Actually Sewag should be in there too , but I guess you were only counting batsmen with more than 50 matches under their belt.

no, Sehwag's average dipped below 40 ( 39.91 to be precise) after the second test against NZ in 2003 played at home..but guess he is ALMOST there :-)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on December 11, 2006, 12:59:38 AM
Azharuddin and Saurav Ganguly

yeah - AAOTY - who wd hav e thunk! Dada in this list!

Actually Sewag should be in there too , but I guess you were only counting batsmen with more than 50 matches under their belt.

no, Sehwag's average dipped below 40 ( 39.91 to be precise) after the second test against NZ in 2003 played at home..but guess he is ALMOST there :-)



yeah i was about to post this SEHWAG AFTER 15 tests
filtered              15   23   0   918 147  106  105   39.91   3   4   1
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on December 11, 2006, 01:00:42 AM
Azharuddin and Saurav Ganguly

yeah - AAOTY - who wd hav e thunk! Dada in this list!

I'm very very surprised! How did dada get in this list? I'm impressed.

There are just eighteen batsmen in the history of cricket who possess this record. Most other greats fall out because at the start of their careers they don’t average 40+. SMG (two fifties in his first and 771 runs in his first four tests) azhar (three hundreds) and SG ( two hundreds) had incredible starts to their careers.

No mean feat nevertheless.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on December 11, 2006, 01:02:58 AM
Azharuddin and Saurav Ganguly

yeah - AAOTY - who wd hav e thunk! Dada in this list!

Actually Sewag should be in there too , but I guess you were only counting batsmen with more than 50 matches under their belt.

no, Sehwag's average dipped below 40 ( 39.91 to be precise) after the second test against NZ in 2003 played at home..but guess he is ALMOST there :-)


I stand corrected :)

Anyway , here's one from me :

This famous personality from Malabar Hills, Bombay , once eloquently said, "Cricket is battle and service and sport and art. ".
Who am I talking about ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on December 11, 2006, 01:17:50 AM
douglas jardine
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on December 11, 2006, 01:26:08 AM
douglas jardine

AAOTY
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on December 11, 2006, 01:39:24 AM
these are name questions

1. whose middle name is dhondu
2. whose middle name is Bhagsingh


PS ( not absolutely sure it is a middle name) so the second question should be whose part name is Bhagsingh
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on December 11, 2006, 01:43:03 AM
these are name questions

1. whose middle name is dhondu
2. whose middle name is Bhagsingh


PS ( not absolutely sure it is a middle name) so the second question should be whose part name is Bhagsingh

eknath "dhondu' solkar

dunno the other
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on December 11, 2006, 01:51:17 AM
Yograj Singh ? [Not exactly sure what he's called but I mean Yuvraj's father]
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on December 11, 2006, 01:54:18 AM
correct mock and kingcool

yograj singhs full name is Bhagsingh Bhundel Yograj Singh.

my question to other DG users - shouldnt his son Yuvraj inherit some of those names. maybe someone will clarify.

anyway AAOTY. anyone of you for the next question.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on December 11, 2006, 03:18:53 AM
This is Yograj Singh's filmography according to Wikipedia. It also mentions that he provided safe harbor to the Jessica Lal murder accused - didn't know that before!

    * Chann Pardesee (1980)
    * Vairi (1985)
    * Yaar Gareeban Daa (1986)
    * Jatt Tey Zameen (1987)
    * Jor Jatt Daa (1988)
    * Vichhoda (1991)
    * Insaaf (1992)
    * Insaaf Ki Devi (1992)
    * Jatt Punjab Daa (1992)
    * Sali Adhi Gharwali (1992)
    * Jigra Jatt Da (1993)
    * Jatt Sucha Singh Surma (1993)
    * Jora Jatt (1994)
    * Nain Preeto De (1995)
    * Tera Mera Pyar (1996)
    * Badla Jatti Daa (1996)
    * Sikandera (2001)
    * Shreeman Chanakya (2004)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on December 11, 2006, 02:14:01 PM
shane warne did a mike gatting to one more player. As in bowl him with the ball of the century.
can you name him?

hint: with gatting it was his first ball of the day, with this guy it was the last ball of the day.and by the time this guy got out of cricket he was hte size of gatting

(the anwer from me will be typically wrong, but i am sure that i will be able to recognize the right answer once you post it.)  :) ;) :D ;D :o ::)

i can withdraw this question if i am out of turn.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on December 12, 2006, 03:29:28 AM
shane warne did a mike gatting to one more player. As in bowl him with the ball of the century.
can you name him?

hint: with gatting it was his first ball of the day, with this guy it was the last ball of the day.and by the time this guy got out of cricket he was hte size of gatting

(the anwer from me will be typically wrong, but i am sure that i will be able to recognize the right answer once you post it.)  :) ;) :D ;D :o ::)

i can withdraw this question if i am out of turn.

basit ali
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on December 12, 2006, 03:31:48 AM
i bow to your superiority inoc

over to you :)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on December 12, 2006, 06:02:10 AM
what is unique about this test match?

Sri Lanka v West Indies, 2001-02, 2nd Test, Kandy
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: justforkix on December 12, 2006, 06:09:59 AM
what is unique about this test match?

Sri Lanka v West Indies, 2001-02, 2nd Test, Kandy


It took 3 bowlers to complete a single over ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on December 12, 2006, 06:48:47 AM
what is unique about this test match?

Sri Lanka v West Indies, 2001-02, 2nd Test, Kandy


4th successive 10 wicket hauls in a match by Murali surpassing Grimmett?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on December 12, 2006, 08:58:06 PM
jfk

your answer is the one i was looking for.
dillon couldnt complete his over and stuart started bowling. he was promptly disallowed for bowling two successive beamers and gayle had to complete the over. it is the only instance of three bowlers bowling an over in test cricket.

mock
i didnt realise MM broke grimmetts record in that test and he has done it again recently. thanks for pointing it out.

applause to both and jfk gets to ask the next question.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on December 13, 2006, 03:27:56 AM
An out of turn question - jfk please pardon and continue to ask your question. I just noticed this detail and thought I'd post:

Which Indian has the highest batting average in ODIs with no innings limit (usually averages are considered meaningful only if at least 20 innings have been covered)? Joginder Sharma played against Bangladesh and remained not out so he has an average of infinity (or not determined), but let us exclude him. Who has the highest finite average?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on December 13, 2006, 04:42:01 AM
An out of turn question - jfk please pardon and continue to ask your question. I just noticed this detail and thought I'd post:

Which Indian has the highest batting average in ODIs with no innings limit (usually averages are considered meaningful only if at least 20 innings have been covered)? Joginder Sharma played against Bangladesh and remained not out so he has an average of infinity (or not determined), but let us exclude him. Who has the highest finite average?

Without verifying in cricinfo , I'm guessing thats a googly and its still Sachin ?  ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on December 13, 2006, 07:12:12 AM
An out of turn question - jfk please pardon and continue to ask your question. I just noticed this detail and thought I'd post:

Which Indian has the highest batting average in ODIs with no innings limit (usually averages are considered meaningful only if at least 20 innings have been covered)? Joginder Sharma played against Bangladesh and remained not out so he has an average of infinity (or not determined), but let us exclude him. Who has the highest finite average?

khanna the wk in the 80s?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on December 13, 2006, 07:19:36 AM
An out of turn question - jfk please pardon and continue to ask your question. I just noticed this detail and thought I'd post:

Which Indian has the highest batting average in ODIs with no innings limit (usually averages are considered meaningful only if at least 20 innings have been covered)? Joginder Sharma played against Bangladesh and remained not out so he has an average of infinity (or not determined), but let us exclude him. Who has the highest finite average?

i guess someone who played one or innings, likely against a minnow! :) hard one unless i go dig into cricinfo!

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: justforkix on December 13, 2006, 07:48:53 AM
Apologies - itz a busy day, So i'll post a Q in a few hours if thatz OK.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on December 13, 2006, 06:42:03 PM
An out of turn question - jfk please pardon and continue to ask your question. I just noticed this detail and thought I'd post:

Which Indian has the highest batting average in ODIs with no innings limit (usually averages are considered meaningful only if at least 20 innings have been covered)? Joginder Sharma played against Bangladesh and remained not out so he has an average of infinity (or not determined), but let us exclude him. Who has the highest finite average?

i guess someone who played one or innings, likely against a minnow! :) hard one unless i go dig into cricinfo!


Yes and yes  :) He is still playing, and I wonder why he has never been given any more chances. Then again he ain't exactly lighting the domestic circuit on fire.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on December 13, 2006, 11:50:49 PM
An out of turn question - jfk please pardon and continue to ask your question. I just noticed this detail and thought I'd post:

Which Indian has the highest batting average in ODIs with no innings limit (usually averages are considered meaningful only if at least 20 innings have been covered)? Joginder Sharma played against Bangladesh and remained not out so he has an average of infinity (or not determined), but let us exclude him. Who has the highest finite average?

i guess someone who played one or innings, likely against a minnow! :) hard one unless i go dig into cricinfo!


Yes and yes  :) He is still playing, and I wonder why he has never been given any more chances. Then again he ain't exactly lighting the domestic circuit on fire.

okay - i cheated! it is Gagan Khoda :)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on December 14, 2006, 12:21:01 AM
An out of turn question - jfk please pardon and continue to ask your question. I just noticed this detail and thought I'd post:

Which Indian has the highest batting average in ODIs with no innings limit (usually averages are considered meaningful only if at least 20 innings have been covered)? Joginder Sharma played against Bangladesh and remained not out so he has an average of infinity (or not determined), but let us exclude him. Who has the highest finite average?

i guess someone who played one or innings, likely against a minnow! :) hard one unless i go dig into cricinfo!


Yes and yes  :) He is still playing, and I wonder why he has never been given any more chances. Then again he ain't exactly lighting the domestic circuit on fire.

okay - i cheated! it is Gagan Khoda :


 ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on December 14, 2006, 04:26:29 AM

okay - i cheated! it is Gagan Khoda :)


Indeed, applause. I don't really remember what happened and why he was dropped. Was SRT on his injury hiatus with no room for an opener when he returned to partner Ganguly?

26 on debut against Bangladesh (Ganguly scored 7, Azhar 31).
A beautiful innings of 89 in his second match against Kenya with the man of the match award.
Then the long kiss good night ....
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on December 14, 2006, 04:33:30 AM

okay - i cheated! it is Gagan Khoda :)


Indeed, applause. I don't really remember what happened and why he was dropped. Was SRT on his injury hiatus with no room for an opener when he returned to partner Ganguly?

26 on debut against Bangladesh (Ganguly scored 7, Azhar 31).
A beautiful innings of 89 in his second match against Kenya with the man of the match award.
Then the long kiss good night ....

don't really deserve an "applause" - that was plain cheating!  ;D

jfk, are you going to post your question?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on December 14, 2006, 04:47:10 AM
While waiting for jfk, here is one more question. I hope it is not too easy and is a decent question.

What is the biggest claim to fame of this (http://img15.imgspot.com/u/06/347/00/one1166074681.jpg) cricketer?

A hint is provided here. (http://img15.imgspot.com/u/06/347/00/two1166074709.jpg)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: justforkix on December 14, 2006, 05:41:00 AM
Sorry, since this was a sticky thread, forgot about it  ;D ;D

Here's an easy one - who was the 1st black South African and Zimbabwean test player...
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on December 14, 2006, 10:39:50 AM
Sorry, since this was a sticky thread, forgot about it  ;D ;D

Here's an easy one - who was the 1st black South African and Zimbabwean test player...

Ntini and Olonga?

nah,ntini is the second - can't recall the name of the first.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: justforkix on December 14, 2006, 11:04:21 AM
Ntini and Olonga is correct indeed. Over to you.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: sudzz on December 14, 2006, 12:05:49 PM
Ntini and Olonga is correct indeed. Over to you.
What about Omar Henry...oh well he maybe classified as colored
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on December 15, 2006, 12:07:11 AM
Ntini and Olonga is correct indeed. Over to you.

okay - i looked it up as i distinctly recall Ntini not being the first black SA test cricketer. here are the details.

Charles Bennett (Buck) Llewellyn (29 September 1876 – 7 June 1964) was the first black South African Test cricketer. While Llewellyn was the first black South African Test cricketer, it was not until Makhaya Ntini made his debut in 1998 that South Africa had its second.

For more, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Llewellyn



Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on December 15, 2006, 12:09:12 AM
Ntini and Olonga is correct indeed. Over to you.

okay - i looked it up as i distinctly recall Ntini not being the first black SA test cricketer. here are the details.

Charles Bennett (Buck) Llewellyn (29 September 1876 – 7 June 1964) was the first black South African Test cricketer. While Llewellyn was the first black South African Test cricketer, it was not until Makhaya Ntini made his debut in 1998 that South Africa had its second.

For more, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Llewellyn




What about Paul Adams ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on December 15, 2006, 12:22:49 AM
Ntini and Olonga is correct indeed. Over to you.

okay - i looked it up as i distinctly recall Ntini not being the first black SA test cricketer. here are the details.

Charles Bennett (Buck) Llewellyn (29 September 1876 – 7 June 1964) was the first black South African Test cricketer. While Llewellyn was the first black South African Test cricketer, it was not until Makhaya Ntini made his debut in 1998 that South Africa had its second.

For more, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Llewellyn




What about Paul Adams ?

guess we are looking for the FIRST one - incidentally, i keep hearing about "frog-in-the-blender" action of Paul Adams. what in the world is that?

i just checked - he has made his debut BEFORE Ntini.  confused!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: justforkix on December 15, 2006, 03:35:01 AM
Omar Henry, Paul Adams, Charles Llewellyn were all colored, not black. Ntini is the first black test cricketer to have played for SAF.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on December 15, 2006, 10:47:30 PM
mock
it is your turn i believe  ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: justforkix on December 15, 2006, 11:15:49 PM
mock
it is your turn i believe  ;D

Mock is still confused about color, black and white  :P
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on December 16, 2006, 02:58:24 AM
mock
it is your turn i believe  ;D

Mock is still confused about color, black and white  :P

inoc/jfk, i am all very clear but there is a Q from KoP still unanswered! hence the silence on my part. two fotos Q.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on December 16, 2006, 05:43:52 AM
inoc/jfk, i am all very clear but there is a Q from KoP still unanswered! hence the silence on my part. two fotos Q.

I thought most people glossed over that question. Here is a big hint.

The second picture is that of a highly popular current day novelist. She wrote a non-fiction book (perhaps her only non-fiction book?) that dealt with the man in the first picture in Chapter 13 of the book.  He is remembered today much more for the subject the book dealt with, than for his cricketing accomplishments.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on December 16, 2006, 11:54:34 PM

I thought most people glossed over that question. Here is a big hint.

The second picture is that of a highly popular current day novelist. She wrote a non-fiction book (perhaps her only non-fiction book?) that dealt with the man in the first picture in Chapter 13 of the book.  He is remembered today much more for the subject the book dealt with, than for his cricketing accomplishments.

I'll answer it myself to keep the thread going -- the lady is novelist Patricia Cornwell. Her non fiction book was "Jack the Ripper: Case Closed" where she did some serious investigation at appreciable cost and concluded that Walter Sickert was Jack the Ripper.

The gentleman in the first picture was Montague John Druitt, a British cricketer who was accused of being Jack the Ripper by Sir Melville MacNaghten, Chief Constable of the CID. Montague's CricInfo profile is here: http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/england/content/player/11949.html

Patricia Cornwell exonerates him in Chapter 13 of her book. No one believed he was the murderer even though the constable mentioned he was a suspect. He was found drowned in The Thames at the age of 31.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on December 17, 2006, 06:00:10 AM

I thought most people glossed over that question. Here is a big hint.

The second picture is that of a highly popular current day novelist. She wrote a non-fiction book (perhaps her only non-fiction book?) that dealt with the man in the first picture in Chapter 13 of the book.  He is remembered today much more for the subject the book dealt with, than for his cricketing accomplishments.

I'll answer it myself to keep the thread going -- the lady is novelist Patricia Cornwell. Her non fiction book was "Jack the Ripper: Case Closed" where she did some serious investigation at appreciable cost and concluded that Walter Sickert was Jack the Ripper.

The gentleman in the first picture was Montague John Druitt, a British cricketer who was accused of being Jack the Ripper by Sir Melville MacNaghten, Chief Constable of the CID. Montague's CricInfo profile is here: http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/england/content/player/11949.html

Patricia Cornwell exonerates him in Chapter 13 of her book. No one believed he was the murderer even though the constable mentioned he was a suspect. He was found drowned in The Thames at the age of 31.

ah, nice. i had read about the story of John Druitt suspected of being Jack The Ripper and i think he committed suicide?

couldn't recognize the pictures and wasn't aware of this author or her books
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: sudzz on December 17, 2006, 12:17:04 PM
This is a question and I dont know the answer to ...Iam expecting that the cricket geniuses in our DG would know...

Has there been a test half century without a single hit to the fence? If so who hit it and how many balls?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on December 17, 2006, 06:31:47 PM
This is a question and I dont know the answer to ...Iam expecting that the cricket geniuses in our DG would know...

Has there been a test half century without a single hit to the fence? If so who hit it and how many balls?

Not a cricket genius, rather a cricket toady ....

Yes, there has been at least one. The highest score without a boundary (although it included an all run 4 that shows up in the scorecard column as '4') is Geoffrey 'My Mum' Boycott's 77 (337 balls) against Australia in this (http://nz.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1970S/1978-79/ENG_IN_AUS/ENG_AUS_T2_15-20DEC1978.html) match.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on December 18, 2006, 01:11:20 AM
Bill Woodful scored a hundred without a boundary. But I believe he hit a 4 after he got it.

[Was this a first class match ? I don't remember]
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on December 18, 2006, 05:03:51 AM
http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/columns/content/story/243052.html

How many players have scored a first-class century without any boundaries? asked D'Arcy Waldegrave from New Zealand

Two batsmen have been out for a score of more than 100 without hitting a single boundary. Alan Hill, who also blocked for Derbyshire, made 103 for Orange Free State against Griqualand West at Bloemfontein in 1976-77 without reaching the fence, while Paul Hibbert made exactly 100 without a four for Victoria against the touring Indians at Melbourne in 1977-78, a feat that won him his one and only Test cap shortly afterwards. However, during Australia's tour of England in 1926 Bill Woodfull reached his century against Surrey at The Oval without hitting a four, but did hit one afterwards before he was out for 118. Wisden reported that Woodfull "observed special skill in placing the ball between short leg and mid-on, where most of his 72 singles were registered ... he hit only one four, and that, as it happened, was the last stroke he made". The highest Test score without a boundary is Geoff Boycott's 77 for England against Australia at Perth in 1978-79. His score did include one four - but it was all-run and didn't actually reach the ropes.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: ramshorns on December 18, 2006, 05:08:24 AM
http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/columns/content/story/243052.html

How many players have scored a first-class century without any boundaries? asked D'Arcy Waldegrave from New Zealand

Two batsmen have been out for a score of more than 100 without hitting a single boundary. Alan Hill, who also blocked for Derbyshire, made 103 for Orange Free State against Griqualand West at Bloemfontein in 1976-77 without reaching the fence, while Paul Hibbert made exactly 100 without a four for Victoria against the touring Indians at Melbourne in 1977-78, a feat that won him his one and only Test cap shortly afterwards. However, during Australia's tour of England in 1926 Bill Woodfull reached his century against Surrey at The Oval without hitting a four, but did hit one afterwards before he was out for 118. Wisden reported that Woodfull "observed special skill in placing the ball between short leg and mid-on, where most of his 72 singles were registered ... he hit only one four, and that, as it happened, was the last stroke he made". The highest Test score without a boundary is Geoff Boycott's 77 for England against Australia at Perth in 1978-79. His score did include one four - but it was all-run  and didn't actually reach the ropes.
Boycs literally took the pace off the ball when striking.  He took the term "Openers Defense" a bit too seriously.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on December 20, 2006, 01:17:25 AM
Mock ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on December 20, 2006, 01:35:31 AM
Mock ?

it's my turn? okay - shall post one shortly!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on December 20, 2006, 05:03:01 AM
the ODI match against SL that had Dhoni scoring 183, establishing several records also had another "first time" incidence. what is that?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on December 20, 2006, 05:22:57 AM
I recollect there being a mention of the first occasion where both wicketkeepers scored centuries in the same ODI. Or were you referring to something that did not involve Dhoni?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on December 20, 2006, 05:25:47 AM
I recollect there being a mention of the first occasion where both wicketkeepers scored centuries in the same ODI. Or were you referring to something that did not involve Dhoni?

nah, you are right! AAOTY
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on December 20, 2006, 07:43:56 PM
An out of turn question - jfk please pardon and continue to ask your question. I just noticed this detail and thought I'd post:

Which Indian has the highest batting average in ODIs with no innings limit (usually averages are considered meaningful only if at least 20 innings have been covered)? Joginder Sharma played against Bangladesh and remained not out so he has an average of infinity (or not determined), but let us exclude him. Who has the highest finite average?

i guess someone who played one or innings, likely against a minnow! :) hard one unless i go dig into cricinfo!


Yes and yes  :) He is still playing, and I wonder why he has never been given any more chances. Then again he ain't exactly lighting the domestic circuit on fire.

Looks like Khoda has a good domestic season so far.   :)

GK Khoda              3    5   0   304  107   60.80  56.19   2  -    2  - RAJ
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on December 20, 2006, 08:11:31 PM
An out of turn question. Who is this Pietersen lookalike  ?

KP (http://www.cricketvoice.com/cricketmine/displayimage.php?album=2&pos=8)

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on December 22, 2006, 07:07:37 PM
An out of turn question. Who is this Pietersen lookalike  ?

KP (http://www.cricketvoice.com/cricketmine/displayimage.php?album=2&pos=8)



I saw this picture a week or so ago but can't place in what context I read it! Anyways, I yield my turn to you ....
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on December 22, 2006, 08:15:31 PM
He is an Indian player (yet to make his debut for India). Take a look at his Tshirt, Might give u a clue as to which state he is from .
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on December 23, 2006, 12:07:57 AM
He is an Indian player (yet to make his debut for India). Take a look at his Tshirt, Might give u a clue as to which state he is from .

TVS - must be from TN?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on December 23, 2006, 12:37:51 AM
He is an Indian player (yet to make his debut for India). Take a look at his Tshirt, Might give u a clue as to which state he is from .

TVS - must be from TN?
Yes from TN
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on December 23, 2006, 03:55:12 AM
this guy is badrinath.

doesnt look anything like pietersen though. not for me.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on December 23, 2006, 05:33:37 AM
this guy is badrinath.

doesnt look anything like pietersen though. not for me.


Yes you are right. Sorry, I thought he looked a bit like Pietersen atleast in this picture.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on December 23, 2006, 10:32:29 AM

This (http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2004-05/PAK_IN_IND/SCORECARDS/PAK_IND_T2_16-20MAR2005.html) match has a unique hundred.

which one?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on December 23, 2006, 12:21:56 PM

This (http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2004-05/PAK_IN_IND/SCORECARDS/PAK_IND_T2_16-20MAR2005.html) match has a unique hundred.

which one?

younis khan's first 100 against india? or SRT's 100 partnership with RD equalling the indian record for maximum number of 100 partnership an indian player has been involved in?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on December 23, 2006, 08:01:41 PM

This (http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2004-05/PAK_IN_IND/SCORECARDS/PAK_IND_T2_16-20MAR2005.html) match has a unique hundred.

which one?

younis khan's first 100 against india? or SRT's 100 partnership with RD equalling the indian record for maximum number of 100 partnership an indian player has been involved in?

both good answers but not the one i am looking for
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on December 24, 2006, 02:01:57 AM
hint

the hundred is not recorded in the score card ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on December 24, 2006, 02:05:13 AM
hint

the hundred is not recorded in the score card ;D

was it bucknor's 100th test? and he goofed up on the SRT dismissal!!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on December 24, 2006, 02:08:46 AM
hint

the hundred is not recorded in the score card ;D

was it bucknor's 100th test? and he goofed up on the SRT dismissal!!

yes it was and it was unique since nobody else has done so. frightening as it seems he is not due to retire till 2011.

aaoty
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on December 26, 2006, 01:21:15 AM
mock ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on December 26, 2006, 01:33:53 AM
mock ?

sorry, here you go - how to unsticky this thread?

who has made the highest score in their last test appearance?

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on December 26, 2006, 01:58:03 AM
mock ?

sorry, here you go - how to unsticky this thread?

who has made the highest score in their last test appearance?



mock a little clarification.

do you want all the players who scored their highest in their last innings? that will be a long list. Gillespie for example scored 201 in his last test innings and that was the his highest score. do you want more of the same.

otherwise the highest score till date in a persons last match is 268 - i forget whom but will look it up.


added later

correction it is 258 by SM nurse for WI V NZ
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on December 26, 2006, 02:04:15 AM
mock ?

sorry, here you go - how to unsticky this thread?

who has made the highest score in their last test appearance?



mock a little clarification.

do you want all the players who scored their highest in their last innings? that will be a long list. Gillespie for example scored 201 in his last test innings and that was the his highest score. do you want more of the same.

otherwise the highest score till date in a persons last match is 268 - i forget whom but will look it up.


added later

correction it is 258 by SM nurse for WI V NZ


sorry, my question wasn't clear - i am looking for the highest score till date by someone on his last test appearance (and who was that)

268/258 by SM Nurse isn't right.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on December 26, 2006, 02:10:24 AM
266 ponsford?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on December 26, 2006, 02:13:51 AM
266 ponsford?

nah, it is a triple hundred!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on December 26, 2006, 02:18:38 AM
266 ponsford?

nah, it is a triple hundred!

now that must be sandham 325, cant recall anyone else with a triple hundred who didnt play after that. not sure it was sandhams last test as well.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on December 26, 2006, 02:20:08 AM
266 ponsford?

nah, it is a triple hundred!

now that must be sandham 325, cant recall anyone else with a triple hundred who didnt play after that. not sure it was sandhams last test as well.

you are right. it is Andy Sandham and he did not play a test after that. AAOTY   :)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on December 26, 2006, 02:27:03 AM
266 ponsford?

nah, it is a triple hundred!

now that must be sandham 325, cant recall anyone else with a triple hundred who didnt play after that. not sure it was sandhams last test as well.


you are right. it is Andy Sandham and he did not play a test after that. AAOTY   :)


you have changed my view today. thanks. i always thought 287 was the highest score on debut and 268 (erroneously in more ways than one ) as the highest score on last appearance.
while you posted i was going through all the triples i knew and could remember 2 pakis, 4 aussies, 4 wi, 4 english, 2 sl and of course the one indian. i was sure it would be one of the ones i missed.

applause for a good question.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on December 26, 2006, 02:39:38 AM
stephen fleming completed a world record in this (http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1997-98/NZ_IN_AUS/NZ_AUS_T3_27NOV-01DEC1997.html) match.

what was it?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on December 26, 2006, 03:43:31 AM
Wild Guess !
Only player to bag a pair in his first series as captain ??
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on December 26, 2006, 03:46:16 AM
sorry poondu not related to his pair.

that wasnt his first series as captain. he captained NZ before against ENG /SL/ZIM
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on December 26, 2006, 03:58:11 AM
stephen fleming completed a world record in this (http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1997-98/NZ_IN_AUS/NZ_AUS_T3_27NOV-01DEC1997.html) match.

what was it?

something to do with his first innings declaration?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on December 26, 2006, 04:03:29 AM
stephen fleming completed a world record in this (http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1997-98/NZ_IN_AUS/NZ_AUS_T3_27NOV-01DEC1997.html) match.

what was it?

something to do with his first innings declaration?

no mock, but to speed it along it is a fielding record.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on December 26, 2006, 04:06:28 AM
stephen fleming completed a world record in this (http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1997-98/NZ_IN_AUS/NZ_AUS_T3_27NOV-01DEC1997.html) match.

what was it?

something to do with his first innings declaration?


no mock, but to speed it along it is a fielding record.

guessing - longest number of tests without taking a catch? the first time he did not take a catch?  ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on December 26, 2006, 04:08:03 AM
stephen fleming completed a world record in this (http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1997-98/NZ_IN_AUS/NZ_AUS_T3_27NOV-01DEC1997.html) match.

what was it?

something to do with his first innings declaration?

no mock, but to speed it along it is a fielding record.

most catches by a captain??
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on December 26, 2006, 04:15:29 AM
stephen fleming completed a world record in this (http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1997-98/NZ_IN_AUS/NZ_AUS_T3_27NOV-01DEC1997.html) match.

what was it?

something to do with his first innings declaration?

no mock, but to speed it along it is a fielding record.

most catches by a captain??

better than that
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on December 26, 2006, 04:16:11 AM
ah, most catches in a calendar year - 28. trick Q, since this match did not have any catches from him...grr!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on December 26, 2006, 04:18:29 AM
ah, most catches in a calendar year - 28. trick Q, since this match did not have any catches from him...grr!


wonderful mock not only did you get it right but also saw through the veil. applause again which has to wait but your turn doesn't.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on December 29, 2006, 02:57:37 AM
mock?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on December 29, 2006, 08:21:01 AM
mock?

sorry, thanks for the nudge!

who has amassed the maximum number of runs in test cricket without scoring a duck?

let me paraphrase - who has scored the maximum aggregate runs before getting a duck?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on December 29, 2006, 09:16:24 AM
I think I saw this sometime back -- Glenn Turner? He had some record where he never did something throughout his career. Either him or Kepler Wessels who had a long streak sans ducks.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on December 29, 2006, 09:19:52 AM
I think I saw this sometime back -- Glenn Turner?

umm..no - but another S.African and yeah, they just showed it on TV :)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on December 29, 2006, 09:22:39 AM
I modified my response just as yours came in -- I think it was Wessels then?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on December 29, 2006, 09:24:54 AM
Mock - I thought of Turner because he scored a duck on debut and then never scored another for the remainder of his career (2991 runs).
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on December 29, 2006, 09:34:45 AM
Mock - I thought of Turner because he scored a duck on debut and then never scored another for the remainder of his career (2991 runs).

i am looking for someone who did not score a duck and got the maximum runs (clue - a current player!)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on December 29, 2006, 09:58:01 AM
Sorry, I jumped the gun and didn't read your mention of "tests". Wessels (maximum aggregate before a duck) and Turner (maximum streak of runs before a duck) are ODI records.

Your question: "who has scored the maximum aggregate runs before getting a duck" in test cricket? Are you sure it is a current player? Clive Lloyd and Aravinda went comfortably over 2000 runs before their first ducks.

P.S. I don't have a TV! And not subscribing to matches on the net.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on December 29, 2006, 10:10:17 AM
Sorry, I jumped the gun and didn't read your mention of "tests". Wessels (maximum aggregate before a duck) and Turner (maximum streak of runs before a duck) are ODI records.

Your question: "who has scored the maximum aggregate runs before getting a duck" in test cricket? Are you sure it is a current player? Clive Lloyd and Aravinda went comfortably over 2000 runs before their first ducks.

P.S. I don't have a TV! And not subscribing to matches on the net.

umm..maybe i got my facts wrong and it is a SA record :( anyway, the name they flashed was AB DeVilliers but perhaps i missed the part of it being a "SA player" or a "current player". anyway, i will withdraw this question till i get my facts right!!

ps : applause for not owning a TV! i respect such ppl.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on December 29, 2006, 10:16:53 AM
Sorry, I jumped the gun and didn't read your mention of "tests". Wessels (maximum aggregate before a duck) and Turner (maximum streak of runs before a duck) are ODI records.

Your question: "who has scored the maximum aggregate runs before getting a duck" in test cricket? Are you sure it is a current player? Clive Lloyd and Aravinda went comfortably over 2000 runs before their first ducks.

P.S. I don't have a TV! And not subscribing to matches on the net.

umm..maybe i got my facts wrong and it is a SA record :( anyway, the name they flashed was AB DeVilliers but perhaps i missed the part of it being a "SA player" or a "current player". anyway, i will withdraw this question till i get my facts right!!

ps : applause for not owning a TV! i respect such ppl.


ok- AB DeVilliers is the player who has the maximum test runs WITHOUT a duck to date :)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: fineleg on December 29, 2006, 10:52:28 AM

ps : applause for not owning a TV! i respect such ppl.


Kop,
You will get extra cookie points if u dont own a cell phone as well...do u? ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on December 29, 2006, 02:38:08 PM

Kop,
You will get extra cookie points if u dont own a cell phone as well...do u? ;D

Resisted for way too long but gave up and acquired one in 2000. At least I gave up my blackberry 2 years ago and swore never to get one of those addictive things ever again. I used to reply to mail while driving and realized I was getting replies from others that were on the road too! Creates the illusion that everything has to occur at light speed ....

Mock, when you mentioned "saw it flash in front of the TV", I thought of saying "Sister, I don't even have a radio!" - didn't know if you would have got the context, so didn't. There was a popular ad in the US some years ago. Bill Cosby, sitting in a darkened room is visited and asked by a lady to call his cable company and request them to carry TBS (Turner Broadcasting Station - a TV channel). He responds with the immortal line I used.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: dhruvdeepak on December 30, 2006, 06:05:28 AM
its a natural progression. people strive to reach the level where they own a blackberry. then they get sick of it and want to get rid of it  ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on December 30, 2006, 07:29:56 AM

Kop,
You will get extra cookie points if u dont own a cell phone as well...do u? ;D

Resisted for way too long but gave up and acquired one in 2000. At least I gave up my blackberry 2 years ago and swore never to get one of those addictive things ever again. I used to reply to mail while driving and realized I was getting replies from others that were on the road too! Creates the illusion that everything has to occur at light speed ....

Mock, when you mentioned "saw it flash in front of the TV", I thought of saying "Sister, I don't even have a radio!" - didn't know if you would have got the context, so didn't. There was a popular ad in the US some years ago. Bill Cosby, sitting in a darkened room is visited and asked by a lady to call his cable company and request them to carry TBS (Turner Broadcasting Station - a TV channel). He responds with the immortal line I used.

umm..i don't even know what a blackberry is and don't want to ever know  ;D bill cosby reference wd have been lost on me.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: chetan on January 02, 2007, 06:40:45 PM
Sorry, I jumped the gun and didn't read your mention of "tests". Wessels (maximum aggregate before a duck) and Turner (maximum streak of runs before a duck) are ODI records.

Your question: "who has scored the maximum aggregate runs before getting a duck" in test cricket? Are you sure it is a current player? Clive Lloyd and Aravinda went comfortably over 2000 runs before their first ducks.

P.S. I don't have a TV! And not subscribing to matches on the net.

umm..maybe i got my facts wrong and it is a SA record :( anyway, the name they flashed was AB DeVilliers but perhaps i missed the part of it being a "SA player" or a "current player". anyway, i will withdraw this question till i get my facts right!!

ps : applause for not owning a TV! i respect such ppl.


ok- AB DeVilliers is the player who has the maximum test runs WITHOUT a duck to date :)

I think Geriant Jones has the record for the maximum number of runs scored before the first duck.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: chetan on January 02, 2007, 06:47:14 PM
ok.. geraint jones has the most number of innings without a duck, not most number of runs

Quote
Jones has passed Jim Burke's mark of 44 innings without a duck to set a record for the longest duck-free career. Burke played 24 Tests for Australia in the 1950s and opened in 37 of his innings. Jones is now fifth in the list of number of innings before a player registered his first Test duck. Aravinda da Silva, of Sri Lanka, played 75 innings before his first Test duck and Clive Lloyd (58), Alan Davidson (51) and Basil Butcher (46) are ahead of Jones.
http://timesonline.typepad.com/line_and_length/2006/07/geraint_jones_b.html
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on January 02, 2007, 10:59:10 PM
Easy question...

Similar to Mcgrath, Warne and Langer , 3 famous cricketers retired in the same test ? Who are they?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on January 03, 2007, 12:47:41 AM
Easy question...

Similar to Mcgrath, Warne and Langer , 3 famous cricketers retired in the same test ? Who are they?

marsh, chappell(greg) and lillee
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on January 03, 2007, 12:57:28 AM
Easy question...

Similar to Mcgrath, Warne and Langer , 3 famous cricketers retired in the same test ? Who are they?

marsh, chappell(greg) and lillee
AAOTY
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on January 03, 2007, 02:03:43 AM
Easy question...

Similar to Mcgrath, Warne and Langer , 3 famous cricketers retired in the same test ? Who are they?

marsh, chappell(greg) and lillee
AAOTY

who has made the highest ODI score at Lord's?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on January 03, 2007, 02:12:55 AM
claire taylor (Just took the Cricinfo quiz where I got this wrong)  ;)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on January 03, 2007, 02:22:03 AM
claire taylor (Just took the Cricinfo quiz where I got this wrong)  ;)

hehe - was testing if y'all went through the quiz!

AAOTY!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on January 07, 2007, 03:39:24 AM
since poondu seems disinterested (poondu you can barge in anytime)

a world record shared by Wasim Akram and Shane Warne.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on January 07, 2007, 03:40:27 AM
Not disinterested Boss, Couldn't think of anything .
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on January 07, 2007, 03:42:36 AM
poondu

wasnt being mean - you can take my turn whenever you want. ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on January 09, 2007, 03:23:17 AM
since poondu seems disinterested (poondu you can barge in anytime)

a world record shared by Wasim Akram and Shane Warne.

do you mean the maximum MOMs in tests? didn't Warne just pip Akram at that?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on January 10, 2007, 01:16:09 AM
since poondu seems disinterested (poondu you can barge in anytime)

a world record shared by Wasim Akram and Shane Warne.

do you mean the maximum MOMs in tests? didn't Warne just pip Akram at that?

mock i did and asked the question with that in mind. cricinfo still puts the two in joint top as far as MOM are concerned with 17 each. however since you raised the question and i looked around other statistical sites and one mentions Warne with 18 MOMs. i will check this when i get some time.

you are right with the answer though and AAOTY
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on January 10, 2007, 02:47:21 AM
mock

to add to the above reply.



Test # 1706
Sri Lanka in Australia, 2004, 2nd Test
Australia v Sri Lanka
Bundaberg Rum Stadium, Cairns
9,10,11,12,13 July 2004 (5-day match)

Cricinfo has Mathew Hayden as MOM here (117 and 132) while the other one has Warne MOM here (3/129 and 4/70) in a drawn match. Other sites also mention Hayden as MOM.

So if you accept SW as MOM in this match he has more than WA otherwise they are equal.

Good find though had me toiling – but as I have said before enjoyable.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on January 10, 2007, 02:53:43 AM
mock

to add to the above reply.



Test # 1706
Sri Lanka in Australia, 2004, 2nd Test
Australia v Sri Lanka
Bundaberg Rum Stadium, Cairns
9,10,11,12,13 July 2004 (5-day match)

Cricinfo has Mathew Hayden as MOM here (117 and 132) while the other one has Warne MOM here (3/129 and 4/70) in a drawn match. Other sites also mention Hayden as MOM.

So if you accept SW as MOM in this match he has more than WA otherwise they are equal.

Good find though had me toiling – but as I have said before enjoyable.


 ;D glad i sent you on some serious searching. am too lazy to do all that.

i just recall reading in some bulletin board after the recent Boxing day test and Warnie has the maximum MoMs now.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on January 10, 2007, 03:30:25 AM
mock

to add to the above reply.



Test # 1706
Sri Lanka in Australia, 2004, 2nd Test
Australia v Sri Lanka
Bundaberg Rum Stadium, Cairns
9,10,11,12,13 July 2004 (5-day match)

Cricinfo has Mathew Hayden as MOM here (117 and 132) while the other one has Warne MOM here (3/129 and 4/70) in a drawn match. Other sites also mention Hayden as MOM.

So if you accept SW as MOM in this match he has more than WA otherwise they are equal.

Good find though had me toiling – but as I have said before enjoyable.


 ;D glad i sent you on some serious searching
. am too lazy to do all that.

i just recall reading in some bulletin board after the recent Boxing day test and Warnie has the maximum MoMs now.


you are welcome ;D

its your turn now
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on January 10, 2007, 04:58:40 AM
hope this isn't too vague - kapil dev tops the list in this rather interesting piece of statistics about test cricket. what is that?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on January 10, 2007, 08:02:28 AM
maximum fifties and fivers in the same test match
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on January 10, 2007, 08:27:43 AM
maximum fifties and fivers in the same test match

hmm...this wasn't what i was looking for. it is more a batting statistic, in some sense!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on January 11, 2007, 01:47:13 AM
hope this isn't too vague - kapil dev tops the list in this rather interesting piece of statistics about test cricket. what is that?


hint : the next one in the list is Mudassar Nazar followed by Graeme Hick.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on January 11, 2007, 05:21:21 AM
hope this isn't too vague - kapil dev tops the list in this rather interesting piece of statistics about test cricket. what is that?


hint : the next one in the list is Mudassar Nazar followed by Graeme Hick.


least number of run outs ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: keep-it-cool on January 11, 2007, 05:27:44 AM
actually no run outs. (i cheated)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on January 11, 2007, 05:32:33 AM
actually no run outs. (i cheated)

right! kapil dev has never been run out in tests! rather, he is one of the small list of players who have not been run out and has played the maximum number of innings.

AAOTY (king or kic!)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: keep-it-cool on January 11, 2007, 05:53:42 AM
actually no run outs. (i cheated)

right! kapil dev has never been run out in tests! AAOTY (king or kic!)


it should be king or google

since google is not a member, king .. pls take over
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on January 11, 2007, 05:53:46 AM
http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1970S/1979-80/OD_TOURNEYS/WSC/ENG_WI_WSC_ODI2_28NOV1979.html

Name the controversy in this match, and its aftermath.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on January 11, 2007, 06:19:04 AM
http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1970S/1979-80/OD_TOURNEYS/WSC/ENG_WI_WSC_ODI2_28NOV1979.html

Name the controversy in this match, and its aftermath.

all fielders were on the rope including the wicket keeper to prevent a WI win?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on January 11, 2007, 06:22:06 AM
http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1970S/1979-80/OD_TOURNEYS/WSC/ENG_WI_WSC_ODI2_28NOV1979.html

Name the controversy in this match, and its aftermath.

all fielders were on the rope including the wicket keeper to prevent a WI win?

and ? :)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: keep-it-cool on January 11, 2007, 06:23:00 AM
http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1970S/1979-80/OD_TOURNEYS/WSC/ENG_WI_WSC_ODI2_28NOV1979.html

Name the controversy in this match, and its aftermath.

all fielders were on the rope including the wicket keeper to prevent a WI win?

and ? :)

thirty yard circle rule came in? just guessing
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kban1 on January 11, 2007, 06:36:03 AM
The hosts(australia) were knocked out of the finals for the first time.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on January 11, 2007, 06:43:47 AM
http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1970S/1979-80/OD_TOURNEYS/WSC/ENG_WI_WSC_ODI2_28NOV1979.html

Name the controversy in this match, and its aftermath.

all fielders were on the rope including the wicket keeper to prevent a WI win?

and ? :)

no more than 5 can be outside the 30 yard circle?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: keep-it-cool on January 11, 2007, 06:45:11 AM
http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1970S/1979-80/OD_TOURNEYS/WSC/ENG_WI_WSC_ODI2_28NOV1979.html

Name the controversy in this match, and its aftermath.

all fielders were on the rope including the wicket keeper to prevent a WI win?

and ? :)

no more than 5 can be outside the 30 yard circle?

isnt it four fielders should be in the thirty yard circle besides the bowler. did not know that a wicket keeper cannot stand way back...
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on January 11, 2007, 07:23:43 AM
http://www.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1970S/1979-80/OD_TOURNEYS/WSC/ENG_WI_WSC_ODI2_28NOV1979.html

Name the controversy in this match, and its aftermath.

all fielders were on the rope including the wicket keeper to prevent a WI win?

and ? :)

no more than 5 can be outside the 30 yard circle?

Not exactly what I was looking for, but i'll give it to you anyway.

Until that match the fielding restrictions rule you mentioned did not exist. The rules were modified because of what happened in this game.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on January 11, 2007, 07:25:24 AM
Oops, didn't see that kic had got there first. Applause and over to either of you.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on January 11, 2007, 07:29:30 AM
Oops, didn't see that kic had got there first. Applause and over to either of you.

kic, over to you  ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: keep-it-cool on January 11, 2007, 07:33:07 AM
Oops, didn't see that kic had got there first. Applause and over to either of you.

kic, over to you  ;D

Framing a question is more difficult than guessing... but I shall try ... if i am not able to by the end of the day, pls take over.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: keep-it-cool on January 11, 2007, 08:11:42 AM
Ok. Here goes. Not sure how tough or simple this one is ...

Vikram Solanki and Jeeten Patel have not achieved much in their international careers so far. But both have entered the record books in a related context. What is it?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on January 11, 2007, 10:17:38 AM
Ok. Here goes. Not sure how tough or simple this one is ...

Vikram Solanki and Jeeten Patel have not achieved much in their international careers so far. But both have entered the record books in a related context. What is it?

Hmm.. Remember seeing something like this before. Is this record 20-20 related ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on January 11, 2007, 10:20:01 AM
Ok. Here goes. Not sure how tough or simple this one is ...

Vikram Solanki and Jeeten Patel have not achieved much in their international careers so far. But both have entered the record books in a related context. What is it?
vikram solanki is the first supersub, i know. was jeetan patel the first one to be subbed out?  ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: keep-it-cool on January 11, 2007, 11:00:49 AM
Ok. Here goes. Not sure how tough or simple this one is ...

Vikram Solanki and Jeeten Patel have not achieved much in their international careers so far. But both have entered the record books in a related context. What is it?
vikram solanki is the first supersub, i know. was jeetan patel the first one to be subbed out?  ;D

right direction ... you can do better on jeetan patel!!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on January 11, 2007, 11:07:28 AM
Ok. Here goes. Not sure how tough or simple this one is ...

Vikram Solanki and Jeeten Patel have not achieved much in their international careers so far. But both have entered the record books in a related context. What is it?
vikram solanki is the first supersub, i know. was jeetan patel the first one to be subbed out?  ;D

right direction ... you can do better on jeetan patel!!

umm..first batting supersub and the first bowling supersub?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: keep-it-cool on January 11, 2007, 11:11:24 AM
Ok. Here goes. Not sure how tough or simple this one is ...

Vikram Solanki and Jeeten Patel have not achieved much in their international careers so far. But both have entered the record books in a related context. What is it?
vikram solanki is the first supersub, i know. was jeetan patel the first one to be subbed out?  ;D

right direction ... you can do better on jeetan patel!!

umm..first batting supersub and the first bowling supersub?

try again .. a bit simpler than that
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on January 11, 2007, 11:19:52 AM
Ok. Here goes. Not sure how tough or simple this one is ...

Vikram Solanki and Jeeten Patel have not achieved much in their international careers so far. But both have entered the record books in a related context. What is it?
vikram solanki is the first supersub, i know. was jeetan patel the first one to be subbed out?  ;D

right direction ... you can do better on jeetan patel!!

umm..first batting supersub and the first bowling supersub?

try again .. a bit simpler than that

first supersub and the first supersub MOM?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: keep-it-cool on January 11, 2007, 11:26:41 AM
Ok. Here goes. Not sure how tough or simple this one is ...

Vikram Solanki and Jeeten Patel have not achieved much in their international careers so far. But both have entered the record books in a related context. What is it?
vikram solanki is the first supersub, i know. was jeetan patel the first one to be subbed out?  ;D

right direction ... you can do better on jeetan patel!!

umm..first batting supersub and the first bowling supersub?

try again .. a bit simpler than that

first supersub and the first supersub MOM?

LOL .. no
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on January 11, 2007, 11:27:33 AM
Ok. Here goes. Not sure how tough or simple this one is ...

Vikram Solanki and Jeeten Patel have not achieved much in their international careers so far. But both have entered the record books in a related context. What is it?
vikram solanki is the first supersub, i know. was jeetan patel the first one to be subbed out?  ;D

right direction ... you can do better on jeetan patel!!

umm..first batting supersub and the first bowling supersub?

try again .. a bit simpler than that

first supersub and the first supersub MOM?

LOL .. no

grrr...what else did these goons do?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on January 11, 2007, 11:55:12 AM
First supersub and last supersub ?  ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: keep-it-cool on January 11, 2007, 12:04:27 PM
First supersub and last supersub ?  ;D

most simple is often right.

jeetan patel was the last supersub in the practical sense of the term

of course there were matches later where there were supersubs to keep with the rules till the ICC deadline ran out .. but these were never meant to be used as per the understanding between teams

over to you, king
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on January 12, 2007, 01:55:34 AM
First supersub and last supersub ?  ;D

most simple is often right.

jeetan patel was the last supersub in the practical sense of the term

of course there were matches later where there were supersubs to keep with the rules till the ICC deadline ran out .. but these were never meant to be used as per the understanding between teams

over to you, king

hmm..didn't think of that but at least i went down the right path :)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on January 12, 2007, 03:39:49 AM
Name the only keeper to have kept throught a 5 match series without conceding a bye
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on January 12, 2007, 03:45:22 AM
Name the only keeper to have kept throught a 5 match series without conceding a bye

mark boucher
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: fineleg on January 12, 2007, 03:47:04 AM
Name the only keeper to have kept throught a 5 match series without conceding a bye

mark boucher

Just how do you know all this stuff? Do u memorize these?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on January 12, 2007, 03:47:44 AM
Name the only keeper to have kept throught a 5 match series without conceding a bye

mark boucher

Just how do you know all this stuff? Do u memorize these?

this was recent news  ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on January 13, 2007, 08:39:45 AM
Mock, AAOTY
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: sudzz on January 13, 2007, 09:09:11 AM
Mock, AAOTY
What this acronym AAOTY stand for (sorry I've already admitted to being a TL  ;D)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on January 13, 2007, 09:25:37 AM
Mock, AAOTY
What this acronym AAOTY stand for (sorry I've already admitted to being a TL  ;D)

Applause And Over To You. i had formed this a long time ago to save some typing.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on January 14, 2007, 01:33:23 PM
Who has scored the maximum runs in a single test match? (counting the runs in both innings, i.e).

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: sudzz on January 14, 2007, 03:33:55 PM
Who has scored the maximum runs in a single test match? (counting the runs in both innings, i.e).



I dont know the answer to this but my guess its either a Aussie or a Safrican who has scored them?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on January 14, 2007, 04:06:44 PM
Who has scored the maximum runs in a single test match? (counting the runs in both innings, i.e).



Guess - Graham Gooch ( I remember him scoring a 300 and 100 in the same match against India)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on January 14, 2007, 11:00:55 PM
it is graham gooch 333 nd 123 against india 456 for the match
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on January 14, 2007, 11:29:46 PM
Who has scored the maximum runs in a single test match? (counting the runs in both innings, i.e).



Guess - Graham Gooch ( I remember him scoring a 300 and 100 in the same match against India)

correct. AAOTY! (inoc or poondu.)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on January 14, 2007, 11:32:49 PM

Which Indian batsman has the highest % of score in an completed innings of a test match ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on January 14, 2007, 11:44:44 PM

Which Indian batsman has the highest % of score in an completed innings of a test match ?

this is probably laxmans 167 out of 261 in sydney

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on January 14, 2007, 11:46:55 PM

Which Indian batsman has the highest % of score in an completed innings of a test match ?

this is probably laxmans 167 out of 261 in sydney



AAOTY Inoc. Terrific Innings from him under "No" pressure.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on January 15, 2007, 12:12:51 AM

kaif holds this world cup record. which one?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on January 15, 2007, 12:16:21 AM

kaif holds this world cup record. which one?

most catches in a match - 4. i think.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on January 15, 2007, 12:25:22 AM

kaif holds this world cup record. which one?

most catches in a match - 4. i think.

AAOTY Mock. i thought this was going to be an easy guess but you got the number right as well, applause.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on January 16, 2007, 02:36:10 AM

kaif holds this world cup record. which one?

most catches in a match - 4. i think.

AAOTY Mock. i thought this was going to be an easy guess but you got the number right as well, applause.

here's a simple one:

in that famous match where GC had his brother bowl 'underarm', there was another controversy that cropped up during the aussie batting. what is that?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on January 16, 2007, 07:18:03 AM
there were 2 runners
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on January 16, 2007, 11:54:13 AM
there were 2 runners

were they? i wasn't aware of this but i am looking for something else.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on January 16, 2007, 04:39:00 PM
here's a simple one:

in that famous match where GC had his brother bowl 'underarm', there was another controversy that cropped up during the aussie batting. what is that?


Aussie batting? There was a legal catch made and none other than GC should have been out. But the umpires didn't give it out as it was unclear and GC didn't accept the word of the fielder after a heated argument. Were you referring to that, or was there something else?

The much more interesting incident however was that the underam ball was really a no-ball because Australia did not have enough fielders within the circle! No one worried about that with the spectacle of the underam delivery.

BTW, I am surprised our media haven't asked GC about that incident.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on January 17, 2007, 01:26:28 AM
here's a simple one:

in that famous match where GC had his brother bowl 'underarm', there was another controversy that cropped up during the aussie batting. what is that?


Aussie batting? There was a legal catch made and none other than GC should have been out. But the umpires didn't give it out as it was unclear and GC didn't accept the word of the fielder after a heated argument. Were you referring to that, or was there something else?

The much more interesting incident however was that the underam ball was really a no-ball because Australia did not have enough fielders within the circle! No one worried about that with the spectacle of the underam delivery.

BTW, I am surprised our media haven't asked GC about that incident.

you are right. i was referring to the catch that GC refused to accept and made a big scene over it.

AAOTY
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on January 17, 2007, 06:28:29 AM
mt

AAOTY at first glance looks like AUNTY
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on January 18, 2007, 01:13:29 AM
Given all the Tamil floating around on threads, here goes. To the best of my knowledge only on a solitary occasion have 3 TN players represented the country in the same test match. Can you name the 3 players?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: fineleg on January 18, 2007, 01:14:35 AM
mt

AAOTY at first glance looks like AUNTY

MT akka not yet aunty! Akka will become aunty after she gets married!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on January 18, 2007, 01:18:09 AM
Given all the Tamil floating around on threads, here goes. To the best of my knowledge only on a solitary occasion have 3 TN players represented the country in the same test match. Can you name the 3 players?

Guess
B. Arun, L.Siva and Cheeka
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on January 18, 2007, 01:25:14 AM
Given all the Tamil floating around on threads, here goes. To the best of my knowledge only on a solitary occasion have 3 TN players represented the country in the same test match. Can you name the 3 players?

Guess
B. Arun, L.Siva and Cheeka
Wrong, B.Arun and L.Siva didn't play together
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: sudzz on January 18, 2007, 11:32:29 AM
Given all the Tamil floating around on threads, here goes. To the best of my knowledge only on a solitary occasion have 3 TN players represented the country in the same test match. Can you name the 3 players?

Guess
B. Arun, L.Siva and Cheeka
Wrong, B.Arun and L.Siva didn't play together

Is it Venkat/Srikkanth and Siva?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on January 18, 2007, 12:15:34 PM
robin, badani and that guy who retired just now
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on January 18, 2007, 01:23:37 PM
Given all the Tamil floating around on threads, here goes. To the best of my knowledge only on a solitary occasion have 3 TN players represented the country in the same test match. Can you name the 3 players?

Guess
B. Arun, L.Siva and Cheeka
Wrong, B.Arun and L.Siva didn't play together

Is it Venkat/Srikkanth and Siva?

Venkat and Siva played in the same match, but Cheeka did not play in that match,
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: sudzz on January 18, 2007, 01:27:00 PM
Given all the Tamil floating around on threads, here goes. To the best of my knowledge only on a solitary occasion have 3 TN players represented the country in the same test match. Can you name the 3 players?

Guess
B. Arun, L.Siva and Cheeka
Wrong, B.Arun and L.Siva didn't play together

Is it Venkat/Srikkanth and Siva?

Venkat and Siva played in the same match, but Cheeka did not play in that match,
Then is it Sekar/Venkat/Cheeka in the one match that Sekar player in pak series?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on January 18, 2007, 06:26:29 PM
T.A Sekhar played with Cheeka in one match, No Venkat in that match.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on January 18, 2007, 07:29:10 PM
Its not straightforward, so here are some hints:

1. It involved three guys, 2 of whom are not ethnically Tamil, although they were both born and raised and lived in TN. The son of one of these two actually played for TN also.

2. One was a batsman, one an allrounder and the third a bowler.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on January 18, 2007, 07:47:35 PM
Kripal Singh, Milkha Singh and the great V.V. Kumar

http://usa.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1960S/1961-62/ENG_IN_IND/ENG_IND_T1_11-16NOV1961.html

More info about VV in our own dg 

http://www.cricketvoice.com/cricketforum2/index.php?topic=327.0
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on January 18, 2007, 11:06:44 PM
Kripal Singh, Milkha Singh and the great V.V. Kumar

http://usa.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1960S/1961-62/ENG_IN_IND/ENG_IND_T1_11-16NOV1961.html

More info about VV in our own dg 

http://www.cricketvoice.com/cricketforum2/index.php?topic=327.0

Yup. AAOTY!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on January 18, 2007, 11:15:44 PM
which significant event coincided with MAK Pataudi's debut test match ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on January 19, 2007, 08:59:42 AM
which significant event coincided with MAK Pataudi's debut test match ?

A. G. Kripal Singh called the hotel receptionist to set up a date for his room mate Subhash Gupte. The girl complained and both guys were dropped based on this complaint, never to play again.

When Gupte recently died, Nari Contractor said that Gupte departed in infamy and was suspended because he was accused of a theft in that test match and he was actually innocent (and another test cricketer was actually guilty). Contractor did not elaborate.

If both are true at the same time, perhaps contractor is referring to Gupte "stealing" the girl's "modesty"  ;D The BCCI admonishing them so severely for predictable adolescent behavior was tragic.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on January 19, 2007, 02:24:52 PM
which significant event coincided with MAK Pataudi's debut test match ?

A. G. Kripal Singh called the hotel receptionist to set up a date for his room mate Subhash Gupte. The girl complained and both guys were dropped based on this complaint, never to play again.
When Gupte recently died, Nari Contractor said that Gupte departed in infamy and was suspended because he was accused of a theft in that test match and he was actually innocent (and another test cricketer was actually guilty). Contractor did not elaborate.

If both are true at the same time, perhaps contractor is referring to Gupte "stealing" the girl's "modesty"  ;D The BCCI admonishing them so severely for predictable adolescent behavior was tragic.



KOP Sir, You rock.  :notworthy: The answer I was looking for is in the bolded part. AAOTY
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on January 19, 2007, 05:02:28 PM
if i remember right there was /is a services team in ranji. question did anybody from this team ever represent the country?

if this is as usual an absurd question please ignore :icon_jokercolor:
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on January 19, 2007, 06:03:52 PM
if i remember right there was /is a services team in ranji. question did anybody from this team ever represent the country?

if this is as usual an absurd question please ignore :icon_jokercolor:

I guess its a good question. I had no idea at the top of my head (no guesses even). But a search of the CricInfo player profiles indicates:

Narain Swamy (1 test match in 1955): "He did not play for the country again but represented the Services throughout the fifties and took 68 wickets (22.16) in his first class career."

A K Sengupta (also 1 test match in 1959) "AK Sengupta played his initial first-class match as a military cadet for Services against West Indies in the opening fixture of the 1958-59 tour and made it memorable by getting 35 and 100 not out. In the same season, in his first Ranji Trophy match, he took 6 for 32 against Delhi with his leg break-googly bowling."

Venatappa Muddiah (2 tests in 1959-60) "He took a hat-trick for Services against Eastern Punjab in 1955-56. In 1961-62 he had the remarkable figures of 5 for 2 for Services against Jammu & Kashmir."


Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on January 19, 2007, 10:47:31 PM
It my turn to ask a question. I will be traveling for a week so if you are sure you've nailed the answer, please ask away and keep it rolling (I'll add the applause whenever I return to this thread). Else poondu, you can ask the next question.

There are two bowlers both very successful and highly respected, who ought to be familiar names for everyone on this DG that share an amazing record -- they each played every test of their 50+ test career without ever going wicketless in any of those tests. Who are the two?

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: sudzz on January 20, 2007, 10:25:42 AM
It my turn to ask a question. I will be traveling for a week so if you are sure you've nailed the answer, please ask away and keep it rolling (I'll add the applause whenever I return to this thread). Else poondu, you can ask the next question.

There are two bowlers both very successful and highly respected, who ought to be familiar names for everyone on this DG that share an amazing record -- they each played every test of their 50+ test career without ever going wicketless in any of those tests. Who are the two?



Miller and Lindwall?-off the top of my head
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on January 21, 2007, 06:24:57 AM
waqar and akram
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on January 22, 2007, 01:13:55 AM
garner and trueman
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on January 25, 2007, 03:03:17 PM
garner and trueman

Yes, correct. aaoty.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on January 25, 2007, 11:54:13 PM
good question kop applause.
there are a few who have missed it by one test though and usually in an incomplete match where one innings has been played or because they havent been able to bowl in the second innings (innings victory/ injury etc) two of them currently playing closer to home are Kumble and MM.

anyway, to my question.

only twice have four batsmen from a team completed 1000 runs in a calendar year:
Sangakkara, jayawardene, jayasuriya, tharanga in 2006 and four indians earlier.

name the four indians and the year.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on January 26, 2007, 01:19:21 AM
good question kop applause.
there are a few who have missed it by one test though and usually in an incomplete match where one innings has been played or because they havent been able to bowl in the second innings (innings victory/ injury etc) two of them currently playing closer to home are Kumble and MM.

anyway, to my question.

only twice have four batsmen from a team completed 1000 runs in a calendar year:
Sangakkara, jayawardene, jayasuriya, tharanga in 2006 and four indians earlier.

name the four indians and the year.

you mean ODIs of course - SRT, SG, Azhar and Jadeja in 1998.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on January 30, 2007, 11:08:23 PM
correct mock and sorry for the delay. i am not being able to get on here much these days and if you guys are confident of the answer just carry on

AAOTY
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: sudzz on February 01, 2007, 03:09:28 AM
I am not not aware of the answer but would request the quiz brains to enlighten...

Whats the maximum number of centuries scored in an innings by a team (how many individuals from a 11 scored centuries in one inning of a test)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on February 01, 2007, 03:16:08 AM
4 - pak vs india faislabad?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on February 01, 2007, 03:25:44 AM
I am not not aware of the answer but would request the quiz brains to enlighten...

Whats the maximum number of centuries scored in an innings by a team (how many individuals from a 11 scored centuries in one inning of a test)


i think the record is 5. Aussies did it agsint WI a long time ago and Pakistan against B'Desh in the recent past. I will have to search to get the exact dates/matches.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on February 01, 2007, 06:31:39 PM
mock is correct

1954-1955 West Indies v Australia, 5th Test,Sabina Park
2001-2002 Pakistan v Bangladesh, 1st Test,Multan Cricket Stad

pakistan and australia both have five hundreds in their first innings
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on February 04, 2007, 03:08:40 AM
Okay - a question to keep this moving (I believe it was Mock's turn). Caution: Googling for it makes it a very simple one. Which international ground is actually owned by a high school? Extra credit to name some students of the school who have made it to their national team.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on February 10, 2007, 02:54:30 AM
kop

clue required
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on February 10, 2007, 04:02:15 AM
here's a clue:  ;D

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asgiriya_Stadium
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on February 10, 2007, 11:10:28 AM
as usual i am cheating and barging in, since i am not like the troika of

kop
mock
inoc
 :notworthy:

We all know of cricketers turning film stars, any case of film stars also playing first class/test cricket?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on February 12, 2007, 04:09:16 PM
i think this animal does not exist
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: suraj on February 12, 2007, 04:44:24 PM
i think this animal does not exist

Aamir Khan

singlehandedly batted, bowled and captained for Indian victory against the Brits on his debut match
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on February 13, 2007, 11:59:45 AM
An easy one to get this rolling again.

Fill in the blank:

CY Nayadu smashed a six that smashed the ________________________.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: sudzz on February 14, 2007, 02:23:21 PM
An easy one to get this rolling again.

Fill in the blank:

CY Nayadu smashed a six that smashed the _RAJABAI TOWERS CLOCK????_______________________.


Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on February 14, 2007, 02:38:49 PM
 ::cheers:: sudzz

now getr the ball rolling
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: sudzz on February 14, 2007, 07:56:39 PM
Another very easy one..

Who is this guy

He is a doctor of medicine

Has won a Olympic Silver in a team sport

Has played competitve first class cricket
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: sudzz on February 22, 2007, 04:52:15 AM
Is the question that tough (I dont think so) or just that no one's interested in the quiz anymore?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: fancric on February 22, 2007, 04:28:47 PM
Ric Charlesworth of Australia?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on February 22, 2007, 11:23:27 PM
Walford ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: sudzz on February 23, 2007, 09:27:58 AM
Ric Charlesworth of Australia?

Yes Fancric it is Ric Charlsworth who in addition to being a world class hockey player was also a very competent cricketer and even a coach, and was associated with sports center of excllence in Oz/NZ etc.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: fancric on February 23, 2007, 03:17:24 PM
Assuming it's my turn ... here goes ...

What is remarkable about the First Test Match played in 1877 and the Centenarary Test Match? Too easy for you guys, I know.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on February 23, 2007, 06:48:36 PM
Played at same ground?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on February 23, 2007, 06:50:27 PM
BTW, applause for the previous answer fancric:)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: fancric on February 23, 2007, 07:01:48 PM
Thanks for the applause ... both tests played at the same ground is correct but that is not the answer I am looking for ... try again
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on February 23, 2007, 07:25:55 PM
Aus won both by same margin ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on February 23, 2007, 07:42:38 PM
I think u are right Kingcool.

Taken from Wikipedia(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centenary_Test)

The first Centenary Test, generally considered the Centenary Test, was played in 1977 to commemorate the match that is considered to be the very first Test match, played in 1877. Both matches were played in March, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia. Remarkably, Australia won both matches by exactly the same margin, 45 runs.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: fancric on February 23, 2007, 07:44:35 PM
Kingcool, you are CORRECT! Applause for you ...
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: sudzz on February 24, 2007, 07:23:31 AM
OK here is a question to which i dont know the answer and its in parts

1. whats the highest ODI score where the % of run's in singles and twos are in excess of 4's and 6's and
2. whats the strike rate achieved by this batsman
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on February 25, 2007, 11:47:23 PM
OK here is a question to which i dont know the answer and its in parts

1. whats the highest ODI score where the % of run's in singles and twos are in excess of 4's and 6's and
2. whats the strike rate achieved by this batsman


if i have understood the question correctly :

Gary Kirsten has the highest score in ODIs, 188 where he scored 13 - 4's and 4 - 6's amounting to a total of 76 runs in boundaries out of 188, hence the non boundary runs are 112 (59.57%)

he faced 159 balls hence his strike rate was 118.24.



Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on February 26, 2007, 12:29:49 AM
OK here is a question to which i dont know the answer and its in parts

1. whats the highest ODI score where the % of run's in singles and twos are in excess of 4's and 6's and
2. whats the strike rate achieved by this batsman


if i have understood the question correctly :

Gary Kirsten has the highest score in ODIs, 188 where he scored 13 - 4's and 4 - 6's amounting to a total of 76 runs in boundaries out of 188, hence the non boundary runs are 112 (59.57%)

he faced 159 balls hence his strike rate was 118.24.





again, am not sure what sudzz is looking for but if it is an ODI hundred with the least number of boundaries, there's a 107 by Rameez Raja tht contained only 3 4's, resulting in 88% of the runs scored by 1's, 2's and 3's!

Pakistan innings (50 overs maximum)                             R   M   B     4  6
Rameez Raja           not out                                      107 202 154  3  0

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: sudzz on February 26, 2007, 06:39:20 AM
OK here is a question to which i dont know the answer and its in parts

1. whats the highest ODI score where the % of run's in singles and twos are in excess of 4's and 6's and
2. whats the strike rate achieved by this batsman


if i have understood the question correctly :

Gary Kirsten has the highest score in ODIs, 188 where he scored 13 - 4's and 4 - 6's amounting to a total of 76 runs in boundaries out of 188, hence the non boundary runs are 112 (59.57%)

he faced 159 balls hence his strike rate was 118.24.





this is closer to what I was asking about so therefore would it be right to say that Gary K has the highest ODI score where he has scored a major portion of the runs in singles, two's and threes and also has the highest strike rate for such and innings.

For some reason I thought it would be Bevan that held this record and certainly did not expect a century.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on March 02, 2007, 10:38:35 AM
When was the first man of the match award given? And who got it?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on March 02, 2007, 10:45:10 PM
the first man of the match (then called player of the match) was john edrich in the first ever ODI, australia v england, melbourne 1971.

more interestingly, and i think achutank might be asking this, the first MOM in tests was none other than GC in the first test australia v west indies brisbane 1975/76 (i think)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: achutank on March 03, 2007, 07:29:08 AM
the stage is your inoc  :wave:
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: VMenon on March 03, 2007, 07:37:12 AM
i found this very interesting fact


There is this player ....
he has 5000 plus runs in Tests & ODI's
100 plus wickets in Tests and ODI's
and has 100 plus catches in Tests and  ODI's

 :o

who?

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on March 03, 2007, 04:28:32 PM
i found this very interesting fact


There is this player ....
he has 5000 plus runs in Tests & ODI's
100 plus wickets in Tests and ODI's
and has 100 plus catches in Tests and  ODI's

 :o

who?


Kallis ????
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: VMenon on March 03, 2007, 04:44:15 PM
Kallis will get there soon

Clue: former West Indies captain
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: VMenon on March 03, 2007, 04:47:56 PM
Carl HOOOOOOoooperrrrrr
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on March 03, 2007, 04:51:58 PM
Just about to post it. Anyway I guess it is Inoc's turn to ask the question
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on March 03, 2007, 10:51:38 PM
Wasim Akram has two test hat tricks.
He took them a week apart in consecutive matches.

He is one of three bowlers to have two test hat tricks.
One of two bowlers to have both test and ODI hat tricks
Only one to have two test and two ODI hat tricks
Nobody else had a hat trick in between his, both in tests and ODIs.



There is however another fact associated with his test hat tricks – a unique one, can you spot it?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on March 04, 2007, 02:52:41 AM
Wasim Akram has two test hat tricks.
He took them a week apart in consecutive matches.

He is one of three bowlers to have two test hat tricks.
One of two bowlers to have both test and ODI hat tricks
Only one to have two test and two ODI hat tricks
Nobody else had a hat trick in between his, both in tests and ODIs.



There is however another fact associated with his test hat tricks – a unique one, can you spot it?


he is the only one who has all three victims clean bowled?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on March 04, 2007, 03:15:26 AM
MT

I was talking about tests.

WAs hat tricks in tests were not bowled although his ODI ones were, a fact replicated by Chetan Sharma, Danny Morrison and Waqar Younis. Akram of course remains the only bowler to have two hat tricks and all of them bowled in ODIs.

Its simpler than that mock. :icon_scratch: ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on March 04, 2007, 03:24:42 AM
MT

I was talking about tests.

WAs hat tricks in tests were not bowled although his ODI ones were, a fact replicated by Chetan Sharma, Danny Morrison and Waqar Younis. Akram of course remains the only bowler to have two hat tricks and all of them bowled in ODIs.

Its simpler than that mock. :icon_scratch: ;D

will see if i can spot the uniqueness. now i am looking at scorecards and such.  ;D

but WA does have a hat-trick all bowled!

Test # 1447
Asian Test Championship, 1998/99, 3rd Match
Pakistan v Sri Lanka
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
4,5,6,7,8 March 1999 (5-day match)

Sri Lanka 1st innings                                           R   M   B  4 6
RP Arnold                                b Saqlain Mushtaq    123 310 208 20 0
DA Gunawardene        c Shahid Nazir     b Fazl-e-Akbar        43  61  43  9 0
DPMD Jayawardene                         b Saqlain Mushtaq      4  14  11  0 0
MS Atapattu           c Yousuf Youhana   b Saqlain Mushtaq     23  69  53  2 0
*HP Tillakaratne                         b Saqlain Mushtaq      9  17  16  2 0
+RS Kaluwitharana     c Moin Khan        b Wasim Akram        100 178 144 16 0
UC Hathurusingha      lbw                b Shahid Afridi        0   7   6  0 0
RS Kalpage            not out                                   2  40  25  0 0
MRCN Bandaratilleke                      b Wasim Akram          0   2   1  0 0
GP Wickramasinghe                        b Wasim Akram          0   2   1  0 0
KSC de Silva                             b Wasim Akram          8  11   5  2 0
Extras                (lb 8, nb 8)                             16
Total                 (all out, 84.2 overs)                   328
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on March 04, 2007, 03:26:51 AM
Only player to take 2 Hattricks Against the same country ??
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on March 04, 2007, 03:31:57 AM
MT

That hat trick was with the following victims not as you have highlighted

• Romesh Kaluwitharana (c Moin Khan)
• Niroshan Bandaratilleke (b)
• Pramodya Wickramasinghe (b)

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on March 04, 2007, 03:40:17 AM
poondu

hugh trumble (vs eng) jimmy mathews (vs saf) have two hat tricks against the same country.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on March 04, 2007, 03:44:30 AM


will see if i can spot the uniqueness. now i am looking at scorecards and such.  ;D



looking at score cards is good but just look at the names not what they did  ;) specially things against their names ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on March 04, 2007, 03:58:00 AM
Only player to have done it in 2 consecutive matches .
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on March 04, 2007, 04:27:22 AM
poondu

i already mentioned that in my question.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on March 04, 2007, 04:40:20 AM
MT

That hat trick was with the following victims not as you have highlighted

• Romesh Kaluwitharana (c Moin Khan)
• Niroshan Bandaratilleke (b)
• Pramodya Wickramasinghe (b)



as always, you are meticulous - good trait in a doctor  ;D

okay - here goes, only captain to get two hat-tricks?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: fancric on March 04, 2007, 05:38:11 AM
DA Gunawardene        c Shahid Afridi    b Wasim Akram          0   3   1  0 0
WPUJC Vaas                                     b Wasim Akram          0   1   1  0 0
DPMD Jayawardene      c Wajahatullah  b Wasim Akram          1   8   5  0 0


+RS Kaluwitharana     c Moin Khan        b Wasim Akram        100 178 144 16 0
MRCN Bandaratilleke                           b Wasim Akram          0   2   1  0 0
GP Wickramasinghe                            b Wasim Akram          0   2   1  0 0

Inoc: I've spent hours trying to solve this puzzle  ??? Is it common to both cards? I thought it had something to do with bowling less than 10 overs in an innings and getting a hat-trick? Obviously that's not correct because you say it has something to do with the names?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: VMenon on March 04, 2007, 07:38:33 AM
He is the only Test captain to take a hat-trick
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on March 04, 2007, 11:10:24 AM
He is the only Test captain to take a hat-trick

AAOTY


PS This is now the most viewed and posted thread in the DG. Congratulations to KOP for starting it.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: VMenon on March 04, 2007, 11:33:48 AM
He is the only Test captain to take a hat-trick

AAOTY

AAOTY  ??? ???
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on March 04, 2007, 11:37:14 AM
He is the only Test captain to take a hat-trick

AAOTY

AAOTY  ??? ???

applause and over to you.

dont blame me it was coined by non other than the mock turtle ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on March 04, 2007, 12:38:01 PM
He is the only Test captain to take a hat-trick

AAOTY

AAOTY  ??? ???

applause and over to you.

dont blame me it was coined by non other than the mock turtle ;D

grrr..got to the captain part. anyway, inoc, AFMMWLT :P
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: VMenon on March 04, 2007, 01:37:46 PM
OK

What is unique about Murali's and Abdul Qadir's achievements in the following Tests?


Muralitharan
http://ind.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/2001-02/ZIM_IN_SL/SCORECARDS/ZIM_SL_T2_04-08JAN2002.html


Abdul Qadir
http://ind.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1980S/1987-88/ENG_IN_PAK/ENG_PAK_T1_25-28NOV1987.html

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: sudzz on March 04, 2007, 01:43:36 PM
OK

What is unique about Murali's and Abdul Qadir's achievements in the following Tests?


Muralitharan
http://ind.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/2001-02/ZIM_IN_SL/SCORECARDS/ZIM_SL_T2_04-08JAN2002.html


Abdul Qadir
http://ind.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1980S/1987-88/ENG_IN_PAK/ENG_PAK_T1_25-28NOV1987.html



Quadir bowled one over of all 6 chucked balls and
Murali bowled one over of un chucked balls (as if that is ever possible)  :icon_jokercolor:
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: fancric on March 04, 2007, 03:07:58 PM
Both got 9 and 4 wickets respectively and their team won by an innings?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: VMenon on March 04, 2007, 03:14:59 PM
not exactly what i had in mind
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: fancric on March 04, 2007, 03:29:03 PM
OK, will continue the search.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on March 04, 2007, 03:36:35 PM
OK

What is unique about Murali's and Abdul Qadir's achievements in the following Tests?


Muralitharan
http://ind.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/2001-02/ZIM_IN_SL/SCORECARDS/ZIM_SL_T2_04-08JAN2002.html


Abdul Qadir
http://ind.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1980S/1987-88/ENG_IN_PAK/ENG_PAK_T1_25-28NOV1987.html



each dismissed all 10 batsmen from the other side when combining both innings? (getting 9 in one innings makes this easier, i 'spose)

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kingcool1432 on March 04, 2007, 03:44:48 PM
OK

What is unique about Murali's and Abdul Qadir's achievements in the following Tests?


Muralitharan
http://ind.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/2001-02/ZIM_IN_SL/SCORECARDS/ZIM_SL_T2_04-08JAN2002.html


Abdul Qadir
http://ind.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1980S/1987-88/ENG_IN_PAK/ENG_PAK_T1_25-28NOV1987.html



each dismissed all 10 batsmen from the other side when combining both innings? (getting 9 in one innings makes this easier, i 'spose)



How will that be unique ? Laker did it too
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: fancric on March 04, 2007, 07:42:35 PM
Each achieved the best innings bowling figures and the best by any bowler against that country?
9/51  M Muralitharan  Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Kandy, 2nd Test, 2001/02
9/56  Abdul Qadir  Pakistan v England at Lahore, 1st Test, 1987/88 

If this is correct then the clue is in the footnote of the Pakistan v England card.
Quote
Abdul Qadir achieved best innings figures by a Pakistani, and the best by any bowler against England
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on March 05, 2007, 12:35:49 AM
He is the only Test captain to take a hat-trick

AAOTY

AAOTY  ??? ???

applause and over to you.

dont blame me it was coined by non other than the mock turtle ;D

grrr..got to the captain part. anyway, inoc, AFMMWLT :P


lol, MT, he was marginally better this time dont you think? ;D
and i will let you explain the acronym
you were nearly there but he got there first (double entendre but not innuendo)  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on March 05, 2007, 12:43:12 AM
OK

What is unique about Murali's and Abdul Qadir's achievements in the following Tests?


Muralitharan
http://ind.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/2001-02/ZIM_IN_SL/SCORECARDS/ZIM_SL_T2_04-08JAN2002.html


Abdul Qadir
http://ind.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1980S/1987-88/ENG_IN_PAK/ENG_PAK_T1_25-28NOV1987.html



each dismissed all 10 batsmen from the other side when combining both innings? (getting 9 in one innings makes this easier, i 'spose)



How will that be unique ? Laker did it too


dont forget kumble
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: VMenon on March 05, 2007, 01:16:33 AM
Actually the person who quizzed me this one was mistaken i guess....

The feat is i think unique only to Qadir.... and MT was the closest ... he got all 11 batsmen of the side out at least once in the Test

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on March 05, 2007, 01:21:41 AM
Actually the person who quizzed me this one was mistaken i guess....

The feat is i think unique only to Qadir.... and MT was the closest ... he got all 11 batsmen of the side out at least once in the Test



i meant to type 11 and typed 10 but anyway, Qadir isn't the only one....here's some more info from the "Ask Steven" column of cricinfo.


Has any bowler taken the wickets of all 11 players in a match, spread across both innings, apart from Anil Kumble and Jim Laker? asked Balajee Nagarajan from India

First of all, rather surprisingly Anil Kumble didn't do this. In the match at Delhi in 1998-99 when he took all ten wickets in the second innings, Waqar Younis escaped his clutches - and he was not out in the first innings too. Jim Laker did do it though, at Old Trafford in 1956 - Australia's captain Ian Johnson remained not out when Laker took all ten, but had fallen to him in the first innings. Five other people have achieved this feat: the next one after Laker was another offspinner, India's Srinivas Venkataraghavan, against New Zealand at Delhi in 1964-65. He dismissed all 11 batsmen but only claimed 12 wickets in the match - Terry Jarvis was the only man he nabbed twice. And Venkat was on the receiving end the next time it happened, by Australia's Geoff Dymock at Kanpur in 1979-80 - his 12 wickets included Shivlal Yadav twice (but Venkat and the others only once). Abdul Qadir did it for Pakistan against England at Lahore in 1987-88: he took nine wickets in the first innings, and four in the second, including David Capel and Bruce French, who had eluded him first time round. Next was Waqar Younis - the man who denied Kumble - for Pakistan against New Zealand at Faisalabad in 1990-91. Again he "only" took 12 wickets, with Willie Watson the double victim. The most recent occurrence came at Galle in July 2000, when Muttiah Muralitharan's 13 wickets included all 11 South Africans.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: VMenon on March 05, 2007, 01:25:42 AM
oh yeah seems soo... my question wasnt quite right i guess... Thanks MT

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on March 05, 2007, 01:28:08 AM
great find and post MT

Applause
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on March 05, 2007, 01:32:08 AM
He is the only Test captain to take a hat-trick

AAOTY

AAOTY  ??? ???

applause and over to you.

dont blame me it was coined by non other than the mock turtle ;D

grrr..got to the captain part. anyway, inoc, AFMMWLT :P


lol, MT, he was marginally better this time dont you think? ;D
and i will let you explain the acronym
you were nearly there but he got there first (double entendre but not innuendo)  ;D ;D ;D

of course. i didn't make it  ;D the "grr" was directed at me for getting to the captain bit but not seeing the obvious...happens with age, what to do.

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on March 05, 2007, 02:13:13 AM
We are all growing older MT

Anyway seems like your turn now and will appreciate the full form of AFMMWLT with your question. ;D

Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: fancric on March 05, 2007, 04:52:58 AM
hmmm ... I still think my post is accurate ... ???
Quote
Test Career Best Innings Bowling
Based on all matches up to and including
Test # 1830 : South Africa v Pakistan at Cape Town, 3rd Test, 26/01/2007

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
10/53  JC Laker  England v Australia at Manchester, 4th Test, 1956 [428]
10/74  A Kumble  India v Pakistan at Delhi, 2nd Test, 1998/99 [1443]
9/28  GA Lohmann  England v South Africa at Johannesburg, 2nd Test, 1895/96 [48]
9/37  JC Laker  England v Australia at Manchester, 4th Test, 1956 [428]
9/51  M Muralitharan  Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Kandy, 2nd Test, 2001/02 [1583]
9/52  RJ Hadlee  New Zealand v Australia at Brisbane, 1st Test, 1985/86 [1029]
9/56  Abdul Qadir  Pakistan v England at Lahore, 1st Test, 1987/88 [1081]
9/57  DE Malcolm  England v South Africa at The Oval, 3rd Test, 1994 [1266]
9/65  M Muralitharan  Sri Lanka v England at The Oval, Only Test, 1998 [1423]
9/69  JM Patel  India v Australia at Kanpur, 2nd Test, 1959/60 [483]
9/83  N Kapil Dev  India v West Indies at Ahmedabad, 3rd Test, 1983/84 [967]
9/86  Sarfraz Nawaz  Pakistan v Australia at Melbourne, 1st Test, 1978/79 [849]
9/95  JM Noreiga  West Indies v India at Port-of-Spain, 2nd Test, 1970/71 [683]
9/102  SP Gupte  India v West Indies at Kanpur, 2nd Test, 1958/59 [461]
9/103  SF Barnes  England v South Africa at Johannesburg, 2nd Test, 1913/14 [131]
9/113  HJ Tayfield  South Africa v England at Johannesburg, 4th Test, 1956/57 [437]
9/121  AA Mailey  Australia v England at Melbourne, 4th Test, 1920/21 [138]

It was Murali's personal best as well the best performance by any bowler against Zimbabwe and it was Abdul Qadir's personal best and the best perfomance by any bowler against England!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on March 05, 2007, 05:50:42 AM
We are all growing older MT

Anyway seems like your turn now and will appreciate the full form of AFMMWLT with your question. ;D



inoc, obviously it is Applause For ......... ;D


here's my Q -

to up the ante here a bit, let me make it also an acronym by using just the initials.

RG, CW, CS and LK - find the common link involving india



Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on March 05, 2007, 08:04:59 AM
here's my Q -

to up the ante here a bit, let me make it also an acronym by using just the initials.

RG, CW, CS and LK - find the common link involving india


This is like a crossword clue!

Dunno if I am missing something obvious; but another clue would help. If player names, the only LK I can think of is Lance Klusener.


Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: keep-it-cool on March 05, 2007, 08:12:57 AM
here's my Q -

to up the ante here a bit, let me make it also an acronym by using just the initials.

RG, CW, CS and LK - find the common link involving india


This is like a crossword clue!

Dunno if I am missing something obvious; but another clue would help. If player names, the only LK I can think of is Lance Klusener.


CW could be clyde walcott
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on March 05, 2007, 08:28:28 AM
CW could be clyde walcott

Or Courtney Walsh.
RG could be Roy Gilchrist.
CS could be so many players.

Incidentally Roy Gilchrist and Lance Klusener both had their best innings bowling figures against India (though neither Walsh nor Walcott).
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: sudzz on March 05, 2007, 09:22:49 AM
We are all growing older MT

Anyway seems like your turn now and will appreciate the full form of AFMMWLT with your question. ;D



inoc, obviously it is Applause For ......... ;D


here's my Q -

to up the ante here a bit, let me make it also an acronym by using just the initials.

RG, CW, CS and LK - find the common link involving india





If we assume RG to be Rohan Gavaskar then are there other cricket sons with the following initials??
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on March 05, 2007, 01:06:40 PM
CW could be clyde walcott

Or Courtney Walsh.
RG could be Roy Gilchrist.
CS could be so many players.

Incidentally Roy Gilchrist and Lance Klusener both had their best innings bowling figures against India (though neither Walsh nor Walcott).

Roy Gilchrist in indeed one of them and the rest are connected to him closely :) also, 'india' is a clue!
KoP, you can crack this, am sure!

i will post further hints tomorrow if it is not solved by then!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: sudzz on March 05, 2007, 01:13:28 PM
Roy Gilchrist/Clyde Walcott or Courtney Walsh/Cammie Smith/LK??
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: fancric on March 05, 2007, 04:39:48 PM
LK could be Lindsay Kline of Australia but he played only 13 tests?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on March 05, 2007, 04:43:48 PM
Roy Gilchrist in indeed one of them and the rest are connected to him closely :) also, 'india' is a clue!
KoP, you can crack this, am sure!

i will post further hints tomorrow if it is not solved by then!

Aah, confirming Roy Gilchrist helps. Reading his profile -- Hyderabad in 'teams played for', I remembered, and searched for the other 3 whose names I could not recollect.

All the 4 are WI fast bowlers who have played Ranji Trophy cricket in India. Roy Gilchrist (Hyderabad),  Chester Watson (Delhi), Conrad Stayers (Bombay) and Lester King (Bengal).

Good question.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: fancric on March 05, 2007, 04:55:31 PM
Applause, KOP ... I remember hearing about these 4 players especialy Gilchrist. And applause for MT for a very good question.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on March 06, 2007, 12:30:00 AM
Roy Gilchrist in indeed one of them and the rest are connected to him closely :) also, 'india' is a clue!
KoP, you can crack this, am sure!

i will post further hints tomorrow if it is not solved by then!

Aah, confirming Roy Gilchrist helps. Reading his profile -- Hyderabad in 'teams played for', I remembered, and searched for the other 3 whose names I could not recollect.

All the 4 are WI fast bowlers who have played Ranji Trophy cricket in India. Roy Gilchrist (Hyderabad),  Chester Watson (Delhi), Conrad Stayers (Bombay) and Lester King (Bengal).

Good question.

yes - these 4 were invited to play in india (in 1962) after a disastrous indian tour of WI to help indians get used to high quality pace bowling.

fancric, danke, ABFY, and KoP, AAOTY.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on March 06, 2007, 03:18:55 AM
This should be simple. Which coach was born in country X, played for country Y, and then coached the national team of country X?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: fancric on March 06, 2007, 03:51:06 AM
Bob Woolmer ... born in India, played for England and coached South Africa.
Had to edit the post because I didn't see the past tense in the last part.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on March 06, 2007, 03:54:07 AM
Bob Woolmer ... born in India, played for England and coaches Pakistan.

fancric: born in X, played for Y and coached X (country of birth). Woolmer would be X (India), Y (England) and Z(SA or Pakistan).
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: fancric on March 06, 2007, 03:55:46 AM
Seem to have a reading problem ... let me try again ..later
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: fancric on March 06, 2007, 04:01:52 AM
Dav Whatmore ... born in Sri Lanka, played for Australia, coached Sri Lanka.
If I still don't get it right I'll quit visiting this DG. Believe me that would be a real punishment for me  :(
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on March 06, 2007, 05:05:21 PM
Dav Whatmore ... born in Sri Lanka, played for Australia, coached Sri Lanka.
If I still don't get it right I'll quit visiting this DG. Believe me that would be a real punishment for me  :(

Correct - good show! Applause and your turn next.
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: inoc on March 07, 2007, 01:18:59 AM
Roy Gilchrist in indeed one of them and the rest are connected to him closely :) also, 'india' is a clue!
KoP, you can crack this, am sure!

i will post further hints tomorrow if it is not solved by then!

Aah, confirming Roy Gilchrist helps. Reading his profile -- Hyderabad in 'teams played for', I remembered, and searched for the other 3 whose names I could not recollect.

All the 4 are WI fast bowlers who have played Ranji Trophy cricket in India. Roy Gilchrist (Hyderabad),  Chester Watson (Delhi), Conrad Stayers (Bombay) and Lester King (Bengal).

Good question.

yes - these 4 were invited to play in india (in 1962) after a disastrous indian tour of WI to help indians get used to high quality pace bowling.

fancric, danke, ABFY, and KoP, AAOTY.


applause to MT for an excellent question and kudos (with applause to KOP for the answer)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: fancric on March 07, 2007, 02:10:42 AM
The first test between New Zealand and Australia at Wellington in 1974 produced an unique feat. What is the feat?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: RicePlateReddy on March 07, 2007, 03:15:15 AM
The first test between New Zealand and Australia at Wellington in 1974 produced an unique feat. What is the feat?

I looked at the score card (if that ain't cheating) and noticed that brothers Greg and Ian Chappell both scored centuries in both innings of the match. Was that what you had in mind or was it something else?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: fancric on March 07, 2007, 03:25:23 AM
Looking at the card is not cheating ... and you are on the right track
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on March 07, 2007, 05:07:10 AM
The first test between New Zealand and Australia at Wellington in 1974 produced an unique feat. What is the feat?

I looked at the score card (if that ain't cheating) and noticed that brothers Greg and Ian Chappell both scored centuries in both innings of the match. Was that what you had in mind or was it something else?

....the only time two brothers have scored centuries in both innings of the same test? :-)
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: fancric on March 07, 2007, 03:20:38 PM
MT, it's even better than that ... it's the only time brothers have scored centuries in both innings of a first class match.

OTY ... of course with the obligatory applause!
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on March 08, 2007, 12:38:55 AM
MT, it's even better than that ... it's the only time brothers have scored centuries in both innings of a first class match.

OTY ... of course with the obligatory applause!

well, i think KoP got the answer first - i merely paraphrased it.

here's my question.

Sourav Ganguly and Pankaj Roy are the two most capped players from West Bengal in tests. Who is the third? Also, can you tell what interesting achievement he has accomplished in first-class cricket?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: poondu on March 08, 2007, 01:11:40 AM
MT, it's even better than that ... it's the only time brothers have scored centuries in both innings of a first class match.

OTY ... of course with the obligatory applause!

well, i think KoP got the answer first - i merely paraphrased it.

here's my question.

Sourav Ganguly and Pankaj Roy are the two most capped players from West Bengal in tests. Who is the third? Also, can you tell what interesting achievement he has accomplished in first-class cricket?


Arun Lal ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: kban1 on March 08, 2007, 01:59:43 AM
Arun lal ?, although he migrated to playing for bengal from delhi

Over 10,000 runs in FC cricket ?
Identical scores of 287 in the same FC season ?
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on March 08, 2007, 02:15:14 AM
nah, it isn't Arun Lal...
Title: Re: The Rolling Quiz
Post by: MockTurtle on March 08, 2007, 02:17:51 AM