Cricket Writer Weekend Quiz – April 22nd 2017
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 www.cricketwriter.com any week you choose before May 15th 2017. Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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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