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1. Wicket keepers were the backbone of any cricket team and even more valuable if they could bat as well as catch the ball. Most usually they batted well down the order. Which keeper often opened the batting and scored more than 5000 runs in 97 Test matches for Australia between November 1999 and January 2008?
2. One of the top run scorers in the history of Test cricket was a star of India that they called 'The Little Master'. Who is he?
3. He was the only cricketer ever to captain both the 'Gentlemen' and the 'Players' and once took 10 wickets for his county, Gloucestershire, in one match, a record that remained intact 80 years after it was set in 1928. Who was the Englishman who combined batting power with devastating spells of bowling, as well sharp hands?
4. To his contemporaries, he was the greatest bowler of his time and claimed 189 wickets in 27 tests, all played before between 1901 and 1914. Which giant of the English game was this?
5. The faster the bowling, the better the cricketer nicknamed 'Master Blaster' liked it. Which Antigua native was knighted for his services to the sport?
6. For 30 years, a player nicknamed 'The Master' kept bowlers frustrated, yet he was held in high regard by all who played with him, against him, or wrote about him. Who was this Englishman who played Test cricket in the 1930s and was the first player from his nation to be knighted?
7. Some said that spin bowling was a black art, and the man they nicknamed 'Hollywood' was arguably the king of that darkness. Which Aussie was never afraid to engage in a little gamesmanship with opponents and umpires and turned to writing about the sport in retirement?
8. Regarded by his peers at the greatest all-rounder ever, some said a certain Barbados-born knight of the realm could bowl just about any style, and bat fiercely and with tenacity. Who was he?
9. Known as "The Doctor" to distinguish him from his cricketing brother, "The Coroner", he was a superstar of sport long before the term had come into fashion and made a fortune, not always legitimately. Which batsman, a medicine man to boot, was noted for using his fame to bully his opponents?
10. Widely regarded as the best Test cricketer who has ever played the game, who was the genius known to his legion of fans as 'The Don'?
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