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Quiz Questions I

  1. Which present England cricket international was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, before moving to England at the age of 12?
  2. Which legendary bowler had the nickname 'Whispering Death'?
  3. Who became the highest wicket-taker in Test cricket when he overtook Shane Warne's record on 3 December 2007?
  4. Which Australian media tycoon is best known for founding the break away World Series Cricket between 1977 and 1979?




  5. Which small village in rural Hampshire is known as the 'Cradle of Cricket' and was England's leading cricket club before the formation of the MCC?
  6. The Oval is the home ground of which county cricket club?
  7. In 1992, at the age of 19, who became the first overseas-born player to represent Yorkshire?
  8. How wide is the cricket wicket formed by the the three wooden stumps?
  9. Who was the first player to reach 10,000 Test runs?
  10. Which South African was chosen as the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2003?
  11. Which cricketer, with the nickname 'punter', is the only player in the history of Test cricket to be a part of 100 Test match wins?
  12. Which former England cricketer played for Papua New Guinea in the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers in the U.A.E.?
  13. Which cricket captained South Africa in the early nineties after playing 24 Tests for Australia in the eighties?
  14. Where is commonly referred to as the 'Home of Cricket'?
  15. Which first-class county club did Phil Tuffnel play for from 1986 to 2002?
  16. The 2016 ICC World Twenty20 was won by which country?
  17. In which country is Eden Gardens - it's the second largest cricket ground in the world?
  18. In 2000, who was the only specialist bowler selected by a panel of cricket experts as one of the five 'Wisden Cricketers of the Century'?

Answers:

  1. Ben Stokes
  2. Michael Holding
  3. Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka)
  4. Kerry Packer
  5. Hambledon
  6. Surrey
  7. Sachin Tendulkar
  8. 9 inches (and 28 inches tall)
  9. Sunil Gavaskar
  10. Shaun Pollock
  11. Ricky Ponting




  12. Geraint Jones
  13. Kepler Wessels
  14. Lords Cricket Ground
  15. Middlesex
  16. West Indies
  17. India
  18. Shane Warne



Cricket Quiz II

  1. What is the name of the television miniseries based on the 1932-33 Ashes tour?
  2. Who was Player of the Series for the the 2013–14 Ashes series?
  3. Angelo Mathews plays test cricket for which country?
  4. The SWALEC Stadium at Sophia Gardens is in which city?
  5. In yards, how far apart are the wickets?
  6. Who became club president of Yorkshire in 2014, replacing Geoffrey Boycott?
  7. Which Test venue has a Brian Statham End and a Stretford End?
  8. Which country achieved Test status in 1952?
  9. Which English cricketer has played county cricket for Warwickshire since 1999 and signed a new three-year contract in 2015?
  10. The Sheikh Zayed Stadium is in which country?
  11. Which Test player scored 380 six months before Brian Lara scored 400 to take back the highest individual score record in Test cricket?
  12. As of 2016, who is the only player to have scored one hundred international centuries?
  13. An incoming batsman must be ready to face a ball within how many minutes of the outgoing batsman being dismissed?
  14. During a 1979 Test between Australia and England, Dennis Lillee caused an outcry by using a bat made of which material?




  15. In January 2006, Andrew Flintoff was presented with Freedom of which English City?

Answers:

  1. Bodyline
  2. Mitchell Johnson
  3. Sri Lanka
  4. Cardiff
  5. 22 yards
  6. Dickie Bird
  7. Old Trafford
  8. Pakistan
  9. Ian Bell
  10. United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  11. Matthew Hayden
  12. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
  13. 3 minutes
  14. Aluminium (as a result, the laws were amended to specify that bats had to be made from wood)
  15. Preston



Cricket Quiz III

  1. Grace Road is a cricket ground in which English city?
  2. Which New Zealand cricketer was named 'Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World' for 2015?
  3. W.G.Grace played for which county for nearly 30 years (1870–1899)?
  4. Which Australian domestic Twenty20 cricket tournament is also known as the BBL?
  5. As of 2016, West Indies batsman Brian Lara holds the highest individual score in Test cricket with 400 (not out) - which country did he score it against in 2004?
  6. Which English county did Kevin Pietersen play for between 2005 and 2010?
  7. Which English county did Ian Botham end his career with?
  8. Who captained the English team to a five nil defeat in the 2013/14 Ashes series?
  9. In which English cricket ground would you find the Kirkstall Lane End?
  10. Who captained Australia between 1975 and 1977?
  11. Who scored 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham in 1994?
  12. As of 2015, which cricketer holds the record for most Test runs without a century?
  13. Which country's national team are nicknamed The Tigers?
  14. What was legendary umpire Dickie Bird's real first name?
  15. What name is given to an illegal delivery that reaches the batsman at around head height without bouncing?

Answers:

  1. Leicester




  2. Kane Williamson
  3. Gloucestershire (and the 'WG' stands for William Gilbert)
  4. The Big Bash League
  5. England (he also scored 375 aagainst England 10 years ealier)
  6. Hampshire
  7. Durham
  8. Alastair Cook
  9. Headingley
  10. Greg Chappell
  11. Brian Lara
  12. Shane Warne
  13. Bangladesh
  14. Harold
  15. A beamer
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