By The Spotter
One probably has to get up very early to (pardon the pun) stump some of these sportsfreak cricket trainspotters. The questions below are pretty much the absolute limit of what I can give-Had to back-check some facts . Good luck!
- In the seven-test 1970-71 Ashes series in Australia (which England won 2-0), how many English LBW appeals were upheld by the local umpires. a) 0 b) 1 c) 2
- With his batting, this NZ international came of age in the 1982-83 Shell Trophy 3-day comp, scoring three centuries and averaging 55.75 for the season. Included in his tally was a notable partnership with Matthew Toynbee against Auckland. Who is he?
- Vinoo Mankad is famous for the bowler’s end run-out bearing his name, but he was once also the world record holder for being one half of the partnership for the highest opening stand in test cricket of 413 vs NZ in 1956. Who was his partner in that stand?
- In the 1985 NZ-Australia test at the SCG, Allan Border was bowled by surely one of the best balls in NZ test cricket history. It happened in the first innings. Who was the bowler?
- In the 1983 Victorian Bushfire charity ODI international, which Kiwi began his coming of age at international level with a sublime batting performance for 66 off 67 balls on a slow and rather damp wicket?
- This person played in a famous, nail-biting test victory in the 1980s and was the wicket keeping cover for Warren Lees during the 1982-83 World Series Cup ODI tournament in Australia. Who was it?
- They were the first twins, male or female, to play test cricket together. It happened at Headingley in 1984. Who were they? (and no, it wasn’t the Waughs or the Hollioakes).
- Which Indian player, hugely influential in the 1983 World Cup final against the West Indies, followed up with a scarcely believable total of one miserable run in six completed innings against the same opponents in a three-test series not long afterwards?
- Which umpire published the autobiography ‘Alone in the Middle’ in 2003?
- One player appeared in all of the first four NZ test cricket victories. Who was that?
- Four Bracewell brothers have appeared in first-class cricket? Who are they?
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