Cricket Writer Weekend Quiz – April 29th 2017

Posted by on Saturday, April 29th, 2017 in Cricket

 

 

QUIZ CLOSED!!!!

Answer: The 4 part answer to this week’s quiz is:

 

1. The world record referred to here was the fastest first-class hundred which was scored in 35 minutes.

 

2. Against Northamptonshire in one of the last games of the 1920 season, Surrey had passed Northamptonshire’s score and were in a dominant position when Percy Fender batted. He was dropped early on but batting in a carefree, aggressive style, reached 100 runs in 35 minutes. 63-years later, Steve O’Shaughnessy equalled the record batting for Lancashire against Leicestershire at d Trafford in 1983.

 

3. The bowling and circumstances under which the record was equaled was labelled “contrived circumstances” by Wisden. David Gower and James Whitaker opened the bowling. Boundary on one side was just 60 yards. It is agreed by MCC that record established under such situations would be considered void where captains are deliberately under performing in bowling to force a result. While the record now exists solely in the name of Percy Fender, Steve O’Shaughnessy was allowed to keep the innings in his the personal record against his name.

 

4. When Don Bradman emerged on the scene, Percy Fender has become a journalist. When Bradman scored heavily in 1930 Ashes, he wrote in The Observer: “I feel convinced that something new will have to be introduced to curb Bradman, and the best way of selecting that something new is to seek it along the lines of theory.” Fender had a theory, which he subsequently passed on to Douglas Jardine, his Surrey heir. That theory would come to be known as Bodyline.

 

Winner: This was an intricately designed difficult quiz but it is testimony to the quality of Quizzers on this site that we have two winners!  Kamlesh Varshney and Atul Kumar were absolutely outstanding! They got all correct and Abhishek Mukherjee was a close runner up!

 

Congrats Kamlesh and Atul and you get to be Quiz Master on www.cricketwriter.com any week you choose before May 15th 2017. Drop us a line at anindya@thecricketwriter.com and we can get you all set up!

 

 

The next quiz will be up on Saturday 6th May 2017 and on every Saturday thereafter!
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Quiz Question for Weekend of 29th April 2017

 

This weekend we have a very interesting series of questions based on the featured photograph which will tax your brains and your knowledge. To win the Quiz, you have to answer it correctly and in full. All 3 parts need to be correct to win the prize. Needless to say, the decision of the Quizmaster is final!

 

 

 

The Question

 

Answer all 4 questions below correctly to win the prize!

 

The two gentlemen in the picture taken in 1983 are connected by a world record set by one and equaled by the other, 63-years later. The original holder was one of the most colorful cricketers and perhaps the shrewdest county captain of his generation and a superb slip fielder. The younger cricketer did not play Test cricket.

 

1. What was the world record?

 

2. Who are the two gentlemen?

 

3. The world record which was equaled now again stands only in the name of the original holder (on the right) almost a century later. Why?

 

4. The observations of the original holder of the record, and his idea, passed on to an England captain, formed the basis for one of the most controversial episodes in the history of cricket. What was this observation and what was the result?

 

Your time starts NOW!

8 responses to “Cricket Writer Weekend Quiz – April 29th 2017”

  1. Kamlesh Varshney says:

    1) the world record was fastest first class century (35 minutes)
    2) original holder Percy Fender. Later one Steve O Shaughnessy
    3) Steve record is put in the footnote with remark ‘ ‘under contrived circumstances’ as the bowlers bowled full tosses in order to push for early declarations.
    4) Percy spotted the weakness of Don Brahman. Shared it with Jardine. The observation was that Jardine might need upto seven men in the leg trap. This resulted in bodyline series. England won 4-1

  2. Ritesh says:

    Wow this is difficult . A classic quiz query where one feels one has seen it somewhere , one has read it somewhere but the answer just is tantalisingly and elusively just out of reach . I will think over it n try to respond .

  3. Atul Kumar says:

    1. Fastest hundred (time wise)
    2. Steve O’Shaughnessy and Percy Fender
    3. The bowling and circumstances under which the record was equaled was a farce. David Gower and James Whitaker opened bowling. Boundary on one side was just 60 yards. It is agreed by MCC that record established under such situations would be considered void where captains are deliberately under performing in bowling to force some result.
    4. When Bradman emerged on the scene, he was a journalist. He did not think of Bradman highly but when Bradman scored heavily in 1930 Ashes, he wrote in The Observer: “I feel convinced that something new will have to be introduced to curb Bradman, and the best way of selecting that something new is to seek it along the lines of theory.”
    Fender had a theory, which he subsequently passed on to Douglas Jardine, his Surrey heir. And we know that the theory was body-line with up to seven men in the leg-trap.

  4. Soma sundaram vedula says:

    oh..difficult one..

  5. Ritesh says:

    Terrific quiz and terrific answer by Atul

    • Andhokola says:

      Really superb quiz. I agree. Again, one of the things I have come to look forward to on weekends on this site.

  6. Abhishek Mukherjee says:

    1. Fastest First-Class hundred
    2. Steve O’Shaughnessy and Percy Fender
    3. O’Shaughnessy’s came against contrived bowling
    4. Bradman

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