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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Cricket Quotes Trivia

What is cricket without the lively commentary, the on-field spats ( and off the field ), Verbal duels and the colorful personalities?

Here is a Quiz dedicated to some memorable quotes about "English Cricketers". See, if you can crack them :

1. " A natural mistimer of the ball" . About whom was this said?

2. " There are, quite clearly, two of them. The first one turns up for Worcestershire and plays like a God. The second one pulls on an England cap and plays like the anagram of a god". About whom was this said?

3. "The other advantage England have got when "X" is bowling is that he isn't fielding". Who is X?

4. "Nobody's perfect. You know what happened to the last man who was - they crucified him". Who said this as a defense against his slow batting?

5. " The first rock and roll cricketer ", " The most overrated player I have ever seen" . About whom did Sir Len Hutton and Harold Larwood respectively make this comment?

6. "It's hard work making batting look effortless" . Who said it?

7. " Too much cricket will kill cricketers before they are ready to be killed". Who said it?

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  • A good quiz..
    Here's my try

    1. I think Mike Atherton
    2. Relatively easier one - Greame Hick..plunderer at the county level, but failed to make a sustained impact on the international stage.. much like Mark Ramprakash.
    3. Haha..either Monty Panesar or Phil Tufnell.
    4. Mike Deness or Goeff Boycott?
    5. This one has to be old Beefy
    6. David Gower?
    7. No idea.

    By Blogger Abhishek Chatterjee, at 4:07 PM  

  • Congrats Abhi. You got most of them right.

    Here are the answers:

    1. Mike Atherton
    2. Greame Hick
    3. Phil Tufnell
    4. Who else but Geoff Boycott
    5. Ian Botham
    6. David Gower
    7. Mike Gatting

    By Blogger Cogito, at 8:30 PM  

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