Cricket Writer Weekend Quiz – June 10th 2017
Images (from left): Stan McCabe, Frank Tyson, Devon Malcolm, Clarrie Grimmett, Herb Sutcliffe
The 5-part Answer to the questions set by Quiz Master Chinmoy Jena are as follows:
1. Stan McCabe – Chinmoy would like Abhishek’s answers to be used here as its the most complete
answer – “The 1930 tour also gave McCabe his nickname, one that had nothing to do with falling
asleep. On a detour of Paris, Richardson and Kippax were sharing a luxurious room at Elysee Palace
Hotel. They were resting on the bed when a smug, satisfied Kippax exclaimed lazily: “All we need now,
Vic, is for Napoleon to walk through the door.” And McCabe, with a face that bore a striking
resemblance to Napoleon’s, walked in. Thanks to Richardson, a nickname was born.”
2. Frank Tyson. At MCG 1954-55. Australia were 75/2 at stumps 4th day. They were bowled out for 111
on Day Five. Tyson took 6 of these wickets and finished with 7/27. Tyson recounts this and makes this
statement in his autobiography”A Typhoon Called Tyson“.
3. Devon Malcolm. His 9/57 at The Oval in 1994 had wrecked South Africa.
4. Clarrie Grimmett who bowled the only no ball here though he delivered 14513 balls!
5. Herbert Sutcliffe the great England opening batsman.
Abhishek Mukherjee and Arunabha Sengupta jointly win this quiz getting 5/5 !
Congrats again Abhishek and Arunabha– you get to be Quiz Masters (again!) on
www.cricketwriter.com any week you choose before July 15th 2017.
Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can get
you all set up!
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Quiz Question for Weekend of 10th June 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 5 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
Chinmoy Jena, a 5 time winner of this Quiz
and an avid fan and supporter of Cricket
Writer! Chinmoy is a former Odisha Ranji
team member, cricket administrator and
retired Professor. and as importantly, a man
with a near encyclopedic knowledge of cricket
He is claiming his prize here by throwing a
challenge to you to answer this week’s 5 part
Answer all 5 questions below correctly to win the prize:
1. Which cricketer was nicknamed “Napper”
2. January 5 was a red-letter day for him and
he wrote the following in his diary – “Perhaps
the luckiest and certainly the happiest day of
my life. I bowled out Australia before lunch!”
Name the bowler and the occasion
3. During England’s tour of South Africa in
1995-96, Nelson Mandela,while being
introduced to the tourists had famously said,
“I know you, you are the destroyer.” Who
was referred to as the ‘destroyer’ and
4. .”Umpire, you’ve created a world record by
no-balling me – and you needn’t be afraid any
other umpire will ever equal it.” Which
bowler uttered these significant or
5. “I play each ball on its own merit. If I am
beaten all ends up all ends up, and get away
with it, I have forgotten about it as soon as
the bowler starts his run for the next delivery.
Remember that the bowler can only one ball
at a time.” Which prolific opening
batsman and self-proclaimed ‘dog-
fighter’ said this?
Go for it folks! Enjoy! All answers only in the
Comments section below please! No answers
anywhere else will count for the prize!