By The Spotter
This second edition is a bit of a brainteaser. Best of luck. And, if you want to assess yourself with a rating, scroll back to a couple of weeks ago and the scoring system for the first edition of the SH is there at the end.
1 What type of ball can be seen in the centre of rugby’s Ranfurly Shield?
2 What began at 8.08pm, on August 8th, 2008?
3 What is the name of the Canadian Physical Education teacher who invented Basketball as we know it nowadays?
4 Which ball-playing All Black number eight from the North Island, after being done over by an opposing team in a ruck, brushed himself off and reportedly said “Gee boys, are your sprigs made of plastic or something?” (This quote borrowed respectfully from- ‘101 years of All Black Trivia’- Graham Hutchins/HarperCollins, 2006). A fascinating read, btw.
5 How many gold medals were presented to the NZ Rowing Eight at the Munich Olympics of 1972?
6 What team, beginning with the letter ‘L’, is a famous one in the sport of marching in this country? A hint: They come from the city in which this site is based.
7 The all-Ireland final of which sport has traditionally taken place every September?
8 Ajaz Patel did amazingly well with second innings figures of 5-59 vs Pakistan in that famous victory the other day. But which player holds the NZ test record for the best single innings bowling figures on debut?
Will post the answers via Comments section tomorrow/soon.
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