Cricket Writer Weekend Quiz – April 29th 2017
Answer: The 4 part answer to this week’s quiz is:
1. The world record referred to here was the fastest first-class hundred which was scored in 35 minutes.
2. Against Northamptonshire in one of the last games of the 1920 season, Surrey had passed Northamptonshire’s score and were in a dominant position when Percy Fender batted. He was dropped early on but batting in a carefree, aggressive style, reached 100 runs in 35 minutes. 63-years later, Steve O’Shaughnessy equalled the record batting for Lancashire against Leicestershire at d Trafford in 1983.
3. The bowling and circumstances under which the record was equaled was labelled “contrived circumstances” by Wisden. David Gower and James Whitaker opened the bowling. Boundary on one side was just 60 yards. It is agreed by MCC that record established under such situations would be considered void where captains are deliberately under performing in bowling to force a result. While the record now exists solely in the name of Percy Fender, Steve O’Shaughnessy was allowed to keep the innings in his the personal record against his name.
4. When Don Bradman emerged on the scene, Percy Fender has become a journalist. When Bradman scored heavily in 1930 Ashes, he wrote in The Observer: “I feel convinced that something new will have to be introduced to curb Bradman, and the best way of selecting that something new is to seek it along the lines of theory.” Fender had a theory, which he subsequently passed on to Douglas Jardine, his Surrey heir. That theory would come to be known as Bodyline.
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Quiz Question for Weekend of 29th April 2017
This weekend we have a very interesting series of questions based on the featured photograph 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!
Answer all 4 questions below correctly to win the prize!
The two gentlemen in the picture taken in 1983 are connected by a world record set by one and equaled by the other, 63-years later. The original holder was one of the most colorful cricketers and perhaps the shrewdest county captain of his generation and a superb slip fielder. The younger cricketer did not play Test cricket.
1. What was the world record?
2. Who are the two gentlemen?
3. The world record which was equaled now again stands only in the name of the original holder (on the right) almost a century later. Why?
4. The observations of the original holder of the record, and his idea, passed on to an England captain, formed the basis for one of the most controversial episodes in the history of cricket. What was this observation and what was the result?
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