Cricket Writer Weekend Quiz – April 22nd 2017

Posted by on Friday, April 21st, 2017 in Cricket





Answer: The 5 part answer to this week’s quiz from Quiz Master Abhishek Mukherjee is:


1. Geoff Boycott 

As Abhishek in an article in Cricket Country (8th March 2017) had stated:

Jane Speight (1915-1978) had never appeared in international cricket matches; in fact, nobody knew of her cricket talents during her lifetime. It was only in the 1990s that she earned posthumous fame, solely to the efforts of a former Test cricketer. Thanks to him, it was generally accepted that she was a better batter, bowler, and fielder than most contemporary international cricketers. The Test cricketer was the inimitable Geoff Boycott. Jane Boycott (n e Speight) was, of course, the moom who could play em with a toothbroosh and perform several other on-field marvels the contemporaries could not.”


2. David Gower.

On January 21, 1991, David Gower and John Morris left the cricket ground during a tour match against Queensland, hopped on a Tiger Moth at the nearby airfield, persuading the pilot to fly low over the field of action.


3. Trevor Bailey


4. Christopher-Martin Jenkins


5. “Nine runs off the over — 28 Boycott, 15 Gower, 69 for 2 — and after Trevor Bailey it will be Christopher Martin-Jenkins.” John Arlott’s last line on BBC Test Match Special. BBC TMS broke into applause. Play was stopped and the cricketers joined too.


Winner: This was an intricately designed difficult quiz and while no one got all 5 parts right, Chinmoy Jena was absolutely outstanding! He got 4 out of 5 correct, particularly the final part, which required some superb knowledge of the game and its history and logical thinking, both of which were evident in the answer.  This is Chinmoy’s fourth success in this quiz.


Congrats Chinmoy and (once again!) you get to be Quiz Master on any week you choose before May 15th 2017. Drop us a line at and we can get you all set up!


Thank you Abhishek Mukherjee for setting us a wonderful Quiz!


The next quiz will be up on Saturday 29th April 2017 and on every Saturday thereafter!
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Quiz Question for Weekend of 22nd April 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  Abhishek Mukherjee, a 4 time winner of this Quiz and an avid fan and supporter of Cricket Writer! Abhishek is a Cricket Historian and the Editor of Cricket Country.


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. Jane Speight was a relatively unknown talent. However, in the 1990s, X, an all-time great opening batsman, brought her playing days to limelight. According to X, Speight was superior to several international male batters of the 1990s. Identify X.


2. Y was another champion batsman, though he batted in the middle-order. He was known for his elegant strokeplay. Y got into a controversy on the 1990-91 Ashes tour when he was involved in an activity with a teammate Y1 with whom he shares birthday. Identify Y. Bonus points for identifying Y1.


3. Z, yet another all-time great, is the only one to do the 2,000 run-100 wicket double in an English season since World War II. Identify Z.


4. W, a commentator, never played First-Class cricket, though he made it to Surrey Second XI in 1971. W’s son Robin, however, had a 15-year stint for Sussex, finishing with near-identical First-Class batting (31.69) and bowling (31.90) averages. W went on to become MCC President. Identify W.


5. Connect X, Y, Z, and W to an incident that stopped play at Lord’s in 1980.


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16 responses to “Cricket Writer Weekend Quiz – April 22nd 2017”

  1. KK says:

    A)Was it G Boycott’s Grandmother?
    b) David Gower… he with his teamate played a prank..captain Gooch didn’t like it..

  2. Soma sundaram vedula says:

    1.Geoff Boycott 1..David Gower there was a running issue between Gooch and Gower that created a fair amount of friction within the squad…3..Ian Botham…

  3. Soma sundaram vedula says:

    w)John ARlot….not sure…

  4. Somasundaram V says:

    4…john Arlott..not sure..his last Test match..

  5. Somasundaram V says:

    last piece of commentary in a Test match by the legendary Arlot..It was loudspeker announcement(on Arlot retirement)that stopped play when Boycott and Gower were at the crease…

  6. Chinmoy Jena says:

    4. Christopher Martin-Jenkins. His son Robin was the clue for me.

  7. Chinmoy Jena says:

    1.Geoff Boycott
    2.David Gower
    3.Ian Botham
    4. Chrstopher Martin-Jenkins
    5. It was during the Centenary Test Match between Australia and England during the final session of the only Test that John Arlott had his final spell of commentary. When the public address system announced this play was held up and the players of both the sides decided to applaud the great commentator. Boycott(X) and Gower(Y) who were batting at the time took off their gloves to applaud him. The England captain was Ian Botham(Z)who probably initiated the idea of holding play up or endorsed it.

    • Chinmoy Jena says:

      Addition to Q.2.Y i.e. David Gower and team mate John Morris (Y1) during England’s match against Queensland decided to fly a small plane low over the ground.It was known as the “Tiger Moth” incident.The English management were not amused by this prank and fined them 1000 pounds each. Gooch ,the captain even suggested that both Morris and Gower be sent home.

  8. Somasundaram V says:

    4)I mean..Z..Martin Jenkins not Arlott…(He was MCC president)….

  9. Anindya Dutta says:

    Congrats Chinmoy for another superb performance! You are in Steve Smith like form at the moment! Keep it up!

    Soma and Murali – Well tried indeed! Those were good answers! Getting 5 right was always going to be tough!

  10. Abhishek Mukherjee says:

    An excellent show, Chinmay!

    • Chinmoy Jena says:

      Thanks Abhishek. You really know your stuff. Left me thinking and thinking, trying to piece them together. Missed Trevor Bailey! So bad at googling.

  11. Ritesh says:

    Terrific quiz. Could not participate as was away from laptop in the weekend, and not too good on cell phone for anything more than whatsapp. Anyways i had though i know 3 but would have known 2 . super one. looking forward to more

    • Anindya Dutta says:

      Yes hopefully Abhishek will be back with some more superb quizzes given he has won so many and has credit vouchers stacked up in his name!

  12. Ritesh says:

    In fact some say the Tiger Moth incident permanently affected the career of Morris

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