Cricket Writer Weekend Quiz – June 10th 2017

Posted by on Saturday, June 10th, 2017 in Cricket

    

Images (from left): Stan McCabe, Frank Tyson, Devon Malcolm, Clarrie Grimmett, Herb Sutcliffe

 

Quiz Closed!!!

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.

 

Winner!!

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 anindya@thecricketwriter.com and we can get

you all set up!

 

Hi Folks!

Welcome to the Weekly Quiz on

www.cricketwriter.com !

We put up a quiz every Saturday which will

stay up for 48-hours or when the right answer

is posted in the comments section. Either

way,the question stays up at least for 24-

hours.

 

The Prize?

The Winner will be invited to send in their

own Weekly Quiz question to the Cricket

Writer for future inclusion in this section, and

of course her/his name and picture will be

displayed in the Image section where the Quiz

Photo (if any) is usually displayed!

 

Come on folks, close that google window, and

brush away the cobweb between your ears,

and go for it!

 

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

history.

 

He is claiming his prize here by throwing a

challenge to you to answer this week’s 5 part

question.

 

The Question

Answer all 5 questions below correctly to win the prize:

 

1. Which cricketer was nicknamed “Napper

and why?

 

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

referred to.

 

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

why?

 

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

prophetic words?

 

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!

 

 

5 responses to “Cricket Writer Weekend Quiz – June 10th 2017”

  1. Abhishek Mukherjee says:

    1. Stan McCabe. Copy-pasting from my own article:
    >> 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. 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.

    3. Devon Malcolm. His 9/57 at The Oval in 1994 had wrecked South Africa.

    4. Clarrie Grimmett.

    5. Herbert Sutcliffe.

    • Chinmoy Jena says:

      Not allowed to answer so quickly Abhishek! Well done as usual. Perfect but I can assure you I did not use your article for the question. Anindya has the source.

      • Anindya Dutta says:

        Clearly we all read the same cricket books! And of course Abhishek has these facts imprinted in his brain which doubles as his cricket computer:)

  2. Arunabha Sengupta says:

    1. Stan McCabe because of his facial resemblemce to Napoleon
    2. Frank Tyson
    3. Devon Malcolm – because of his matchwinning 9/57 at The Oval
    4. Clarrie Grimmett
    5. Herbert Sutcliffe

  3. Ritesh says:

    Terrific. Missed it completely as had a hectic working weekend. would have got 3/5 right max

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