Cricket Writer Weekend Quiz – May 6th 2017

Posted by on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 in Cricket




Quiz Closed!!!!


The 5-part answer to the questions set by

Chinmoy Jena are as follows:


1. The gentleman on the left is John Arlott

and C.L.R. James is the man on the right.

Cyril Lionel Robert James who sometimes

wrote under the pen-name J. R. Johnson, was

an Afro-Trinidadian historian, journalist and

socialist. His autobiographical 1963 book

based on  cricket, Beyond a Boundary is the

book referred to in the question. While editor

of The Nation, James led the successful

campaign in 1960 to have Frank Worrell

appointed the first  black captain of the West

Indies cricket team.


2. The commentator was again John Arlott

and the batsman Geoff Boycott


3.Gooch scoring the first triple century at

Lord”s (333) – the commentator was Henry



4. The captain was Don Bradman – and the

Commentator of course was Richie Benaud


5. The commentator was Australia’s most

recognisable Radio Commentary voice post

War, Alan McGilvray – and the bowler was

Keith Miller.


Winner: This was an intricately designed

difficult quiz, and no one managed to answer

all 5-questions correctly.  But it is testimony to

the quality of Quizzers on this site that we

have a winner! Abhishek Mukherjee once

again, is a worthy Champion!
Congrats Abhishek and you get to be Quiz

Master on any week

you choose before May 31st 2017. Drop us a

line at and we

can get you all set up!


The next quiz will be up on Saturday 13th May

2017 and on every Saturday thereafter!


Keep the participation and love coming and

hope you are enjoying your time on



Hi Folks!


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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.



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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!


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Quiz Question for Weekend of 6th May 2017


This weekend we have a very interesting series of questions, all linked to Cricket Commentary,  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 CommentaryLinked question.



The Question


Answer all 5 questions below correctly to win the prize!


1. Identify the two personalities in the photograph connected with cricket, and linked by a book written by one and first rejected for publication and then applauded later, by the other.  In his review, almost as mea culpa, the reviewer was to write: “in the intellectual sense, it is quite the `biggest’ book about cricket or, probably, any other game, ever written“.


2. Name the commentator who said about a batsman, “No man is an island, but he has batted as though he was a particularly long peninsula.Who was the batsman he was talking about?


3. “Never before in the history of this great ground of ours have so many runs been scored by one batsman in the same innings in a Test match.” said a famous Commentator. And then he added this awful spoonerism, “Never before in the history of this great ground of ours has a cloud crapped like this one.” Name the occasion, the batsman referred to and the commentator.


4. With 123 runs to win and 4 wickets left, a great cricketer asks one of the batsmen at the Tea break, “What are you going for,———, a win or a draw?” The conversation, as its later recounted, goes like this:  “We’re going for a win, of course,” I replied.​ His answer was direct “I’m very pleased to hear it.” Who was the great cricketer and who was the unbeaten batsman who went on to become one of the finest commentators of all time.


5.  A noted radio and later TV commentator had a tacit understanding with a bowler who would signal the type of delivery he was about to bowl which would be described accordingly by him. As he turned to bowl, if he touched his forehead, it was a bouncer, a rub on the right side of the nose would be the in-swinger while a rub on the left side implied an out-swinger. Name the commentator and the bowler.



Your time starts NOW!




10 responses to “Cricket Writer Weekend Quiz – May 6th 2017”

  1. Atul Kumar says:

    1. John Arlott and CLR James
    2. John Arlott about Geoffrey Boycott
    3. When Gooch scored 333 at Lord’s Test against India. Ravi Sashtri was bowling and when Gooch tickled him around the corner, there was huge noise by crowd.
    4. Bradman and Riche Benaud

  2. Abhishek Mukherjee says:

    1. John Arlott and CLR James.
    PS: Beyond a Boundary is not a cricket book, and is a colossal bore.
    2. John Arlott and Geoff Boycott.
    3. Graham Gooch (Lord’s Test of 1990 where he scored 333) and Henry Blofeld.
    4. Richie Benaud (Brisbane tied Test, final day, to Don Bradman).
    5. John Arlott and Fred Trueman.

  3. Ritesh says:

    Wonderful. I had no idea at all

  4. Soma sundaram vedula says:

    No idea..tough one..

  5. Anindya Dutta says:

    We still don’t have all correct answers folks! A few hours more to get this!

  6. Chinmoy Jena says:

    Abhishek! Great once again. Sorry for the fifth one though.

  7. Ritesh says:

    Good one

  8. KK says:

    Good one….

  9. Anindya Dutta says:

    Thanks guys for the great participation and interest as usual. See you next week with a super quiz once more!

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