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Quiz about A Cricketing Long Hop
Quiz about A Cricketing Long Hop

A Cricketing Long Hop Trivia Quiz


There were 10 full members of the International Cricket Council at the turn of the century. I'll give you one of the more famous cricketers from each country, and you work out which country they played for!

A multiple-choice quiz by huw27. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
huw27
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
290,612
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
1185
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 78 (3/10), Felixstowe50 (6/10), Guest 1 (9/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which of these knighted cricketers was a famous England batsman between 1937 and 1955? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Arguably the most famous cricketer of all time, this Australian batting legend, born in Cootamundra, NSW, ended up with a phenomenal Test batting average of 99.94. Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. This Sri Lankan spinner became the leading wicket taker of all time in December 2007 when he overtook Shane Warne's total of 708. Who is he? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. This exciting South African batsman became the first person to hit six sixes in an over in an International One Day match when he achieved this rare feat against the Netherlands in a World Cup match in 2007. Who is he? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. This player set longevity records in New Zealand international cricket for most caps, most runs, most catches, and most Tests as captain. He retired from test cricket in March 2008. Who did this? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. As well as setting a record for the highest Test score (which he has held twice), this West Indian batsman also became the first player to score over 500 in an individual, first class innings. Who is this famous Trinidadian? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. The first person to appear in 6 World Cup tournaments (1975 - 1996 inclusive), this famous Pakistani batsman has also coached his country on three separate occasions. Who is he? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The first Bangladeshi cricketer to play 50 test matches, and the first to pass 3000 runs in test cricket - who is this former captain of Bangladesh? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Former Zimbabwean captain, this all rounder set the record for most Test and ODI wickets for Zimbabwe. He also played in England for Warwickshire until 2007. Who is he? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which Indian Left Arm spinner set a record for more first class wickets (1560) than any other Indian in the history of the game? This Sikh was one of the famous quartet of Indian spin bowlers from the 1960's and'70s. Who is he? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which of these knighted cricketers was a famous England batsman between 1937 and 1955?

Answer: Sir Len Hutton

Yorkshireman Len Hutton played 79 Test matches for England, scoring 6971 runs at the impressive average of 56.67. He held the world record for the highest score in Test matches for almost 30 years, following his 364 against Australia at The Oval in London in 1938.

Ian Botham was an English all-rounder (batsman/bowler - and outstanding fielder) of the late 20th century, Sir Geoff Hurst was an England footballer (who also played a high standard of cricket, incidentally), and whilst Jeffrey Archer is best known as a politician and novelist, he was also an international class sprinter.
2. Arguably the most famous cricketer of all time, this Australian batting legend, born in Cootamundra, NSW, ended up with a phenomenal Test batting average of 99.94.

Answer: Don Bradman

How do begin to quantify Sir Donald Bradman's contribution not only to cricket, but to sport in general? His statistics speak for themselves, leaving him a country mile ahead of any other cricketer who has played Test cricket over the past century and a half. In terms of his contribution to world sport, some of the following awards, nominated by various bodies, won by "The Don" give you just a feel of his place in the history books;
Australian Sportsman of the Century;
Captain of the Greatest Team of the Century (1948 Australian cricket team);
Wisden Cricketer of the Century;
Captain of the Australian Cricket Team of the Century;
Nominated in the top ten world sports figures of the century by the World Confederation of Sport;
Elected in the top 100 world figures of the twentieth century.
3. This Sri Lankan spinner became the leading wicket taker of all time in December 2007 when he overtook Shane Warne's total of 708. Who is he?

Answer: Muttiah Muralitharan

Born in Kandy in 1972, Murali was rated by The Wisden Cricketer's Almanac in 2002 as the greatest Test bowler ever. He has befuddled leading batsmen the world over for almost two decades now, mainly because his highly unorthodox bowling action, with it's mixture of deliveries, is very difficult to "read".

He is credited with bringing the "doosra" (essentially, a leg break ball delivered with an off spinner's action) to international prominence, and he always seems to play his cricket with a huge smile on his face.
4. This exciting South African batsman became the first person to hit six sixes in an over in an International One Day match when he achieved this rare feat against the Netherlands in a World Cup match in 2007. Who is he?

Answer: Herschelle Gibbs

Never far from controversy, the cricketer known to his team mates as "Scooter" is also one of the most exciting cricketers to watch in world cricket, whether he has a bat in his hand, or if he's in the field. I had the pleasure to meet him recently during his brief sojourn with Glamorgan, and the guy is an absolute cricket nut - I don't think I've ever met anyone who's quite so enthusiastic for the game.

He's very modest about his own achievements as well - when I asked him about hitting six sixes in the World Cup match against Holland, he said of the feat "To be fair, he was only a part time bowler, and it was as if he wanted me to do it !". For a guy who is only 5ft 8in tall, Gibbs can hit the ball a very, very long way - to all corners of the ground.
5. This player set longevity records in New Zealand international cricket for most caps, most runs, most catches, and most Tests as captain. He retired from test cricket in March 2008. Who did this?

Answer: Stephen Fleming

111 tests, over 7000 runs scored, 171 catches, and 80 tests as New Zealand captain, Stephen Fleming has rightfully earned his place as one of New Zealand's cricketing legends.
6. As well as setting a record for the highest Test score (which he has held twice), this West Indian batsman also became the first player to score over 500 in an individual, first class innings. Who is this famous Trinidadian?

Answer: Brian Lara

Brian Charles Lara, "The Prince", became the first batsman to reach 400 in a Test innings against England in 2004. He also became the first batsman to reach 500 in all first class cricket, when he scored 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham in 1994.
7. The first person to appear in 6 World Cup tournaments (1975 - 1996 inclusive), this famous Pakistani batsman has also coached his country on three separate occasions. Who is he?

Answer: Javed Miandad

124 Test Matches, a record 8832 Test runs, a test batting average of 52.27, 6 World Cup tournaments and three stints as caoch - Javed Miandad is one of the greats of Pakistan cricket.
8. The first Bangladeshi cricketer to play 50 test matches, and the first to pass 3000 runs in test cricket - who is this former captain of Bangladesh?

Answer: Habibul Bashar

Habibul's greatest moment was probably leading Bangladesh to their famous ODI victory over Australia in Cardiff in 2005. Noted for his dashing, attacking strokeplay, he is one of Bangladesh's most prolific performers in the short time they have graced the test cricket arena.
9. Former Zimbabwean captain, this all rounder set the record for most Test and ODI wickets for Zimbabwe. He also played in England for Warwickshire until 2007. Who is he?

Answer: Heath Streak

Heath Streak was the first Zimbabwean bowler to have taken more than 100 Test wickets - his final total was 216. He was also a more than useful late order batsman, with a test hundred to his name.
10. Which Indian Left Arm spinner set a record for more first class wickets (1560) than any other Indian in the history of the game? This Sikh was one of the famous quartet of Indian spin bowlers from the 1960's and'70s. Who is he?

Answer: Bishan Singh Bedi

Possibly one of my favourite cricketers of all time, as much for his beguiling, exciting and attacking spin bowling as his continued involvement in controversies whilst upholding the spirit of the game - but probably because, as a youngster, I asked him shyly for an autograph at a county game one day, and he spent the best part of an hour, on the player's balcony, talking to me about cricket and inspiring me with his complete enthusiasm for the game.
Source: Author huw27

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