Cricket Writer Weekend Quiz – May 13th 2017
The 3-part answer to the questions set by
Abhishek Mukherjee are as follows:
1. Michael Slater
2. Bruce Pairaudeau. The batsmen he ran
for were Clyde Walcott and Frank Worrell.
Quizmaster Abhishek Mukherjee
described this incident when West Indies
played England at Edgbaston, in one of his
“Pairaudeau was clean bowled by a Fred
Trueman yorker for one. Rohan Kanhai and
Walcott took the score to 83 for 1 at stumps.
Early on Day Two, Walcott pulled a leg
muscle, and Pairaudeau, the only dismissed
batsman, appeared as a runner. He stayed on
as he saw Kanhai and Weekes depart.
When Walcott eventually fell for a 262-
minute 90, Pairaudeau had already been
running for close to 200 minutes for him.
When Sobers holed out against Brian Stat-
ham a few minutes later, Worrell walked out,
and, horror, horror, poor Pairaudeau had
been summoned as a runner again: this time
it was a 293-minute long stretch, extending
Pairaudeau’s stay to over 500 minutes (if one
includes the 14 minutes he had actually batted
3. 10 Dulka Road. For the phonetic
similarity to Tendulkar. A few years ago, the
owner of number 10, Tom Gueterbock, had his
change of address cards adorned with an
image of the Little Master Sachin Tendulkar
thanks to the familiar sounding name of his
house number and street name. Once he was
settled it became something of a running joke
for his mates to say: “We’re going round
Sachin’s for dinner”. Gueterbock even phoned
up Wisden to gain some PR when it came to
selling the house and subsequently there was
massive interest from Indian ex-pats living in
Winner: As Manajit Sengupta mentioned in
one of the comments on this post, this was by
no means an easy quiz! And not all answers
are ‘google-able’ ! It’s again a testimony to the
quality of quizzers on this site that we once
again have joint winners!
Another Cricket Historian, Arunabha
Sengupta becomes a first time winner and is
joined by Atul Kumar with his second win.
Congrats Arunabha and Atul – you get to be
Quiz Masters on www.cricketwriter.com any
week you choose before May 31st 2017. Drop
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we can get you all set up!
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2017 and on every Saturday thereafter!
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Quiz Question for Weekend of 13th May 2017
This weekend we have a very interesting series
of questions 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 this week is contributed by
Abhishek Mukherjee, a multiple winner of
this Quiz and supporter of Cricket Writer!
Abhishek is the Editor of Cricket Country. and
as importantly, a Cricket Historian with a near
encyclopedic knowledge of cricket history
along with the unique ability to put this
knowledge on paper and make history come
He is claiming his prize here by throwing a
challenge to you to answer this week’s 3 part
Answer all 3 questions below correctly to win the prize:
1. When the commentary team turned up late
for the 1996 World Cup match between
Australia and Kenya, an Australian
substitute fielder was roped in. He did a
decent job, and is now a commentator. Name
2. X once scored a 14-minute 1 in a Test. There
was nothing odd about that — barring the fact
that he acted as runner for two other batsmen,
Y and Z. In all he was at the crease for 507
minutes for a solitary run.
Identify X. Bonus points for naming Y and Z.
3. Dulka Road is an otherwise innocuous
place in Clapham, South West London.
However, there was a sudden rise in the price
of one (and exactly one) house on Dulka Road,
especially during the 2000s. Why?
Go for it folks! Enjoy! All answers only in the
Comments section below please! No answers
anywhere else will count for the prize!