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Bowling a Maiden Over

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Bowling a Maiden Over game quiz
"Today you're going to show me your knowledge of the different delivery types that bowlers use when bowling the ball at the batsman. (Note: The deliveries are described from a right-handed bowler's point of view bowling to a right-handed batsman) "

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. You are a fast bowler and have decided to practice bowling the Yorker - Where will you be aiming to pitch the ball?
    Around the feet of the batsman
    Two thirds along the length of the pitch
    At the foot of the stumps
    Somewhere in Yorkshire


2. You are a spin bowler, and your preferred ball is called an off-break. Where would you normally aim to pitch this delivery?
    Outside off stump
    In line with the wickets
    Outside leg-stump
    On the batsman's feet


3. You are a spin bowler, and your preferred ball is called a leg-break. Which way does the ball spin?
    From off-stump to leg-stump
    From leg-stump to off-stump
    Doesn't spin at all
    Spins backwards


4. Another type of delivery a leg-spinner can use is known as a Flipper. What happens to the ball in this delivery?
    It makes rude signals
    It spins forwards
    It spins backwards
    It does not spin


5. Bernard Bosanquet invented a delivery, around the turn of the 20th Century, that was specifically designed for a leg-spin bowler to deliberately deceive the batsman, called a Bosie (or Bosey), but what is this delivery more widely known as today?
    Googly
    Slider
    Flipper
    Beamer


6. As a medium pace bowler, you decide to practice an in-swinger. Other than at the beginning of a match, the ball normally has one side which is rougher than the other. Which side of the ball should the rough side be facing to achieve this type of delivery?
    The leg side of the batsman
    Directly at the batsman
    The off side of the batsman
    Facing you, the bowler


7. Having succeeded in bowling the in-swinger, you decide to have a go at the out-swinger - Which direction should the rough side be facing to achieve this delivery?
    The leg side of the batsman
    The off side of the batsman
    Directly at the batsman
    Facing you, the bowler


8. On hearing about the leg-cutter you decide to give this a go - What type of bowler performs this delivery?
    Underarm bowlers
    Slow bowlers
    Fast bowlers
    Medium-paced bowlers


9. The famed off-spin bowler, Saqlain Mushtaq, has been recognised with inventing a particular delivery which has also been called the 'wrong one' - What is the more familiar name of this delivery?
    Doosra
    Drifter
    Floozy
    Late-break


10. Later in the game when the ball is quite worn and in excess of 40 overs old, a distinct phenomenon will happen to it when fast bowlers manage to deliver the ball over 80 m.p.h.- what effect is this known as?
    Increased Swing
    Colly-Wobbles
    Big Dipper
    Reverse Swing


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Compiled Nov 09 12