Trivia -- Questions and Answers

Trivia -- Questions and Answers

Post by Ramanan Raghavendr » Thu, 19 May 1994 06:11:37



Quote:

(Ramanan  Raghavendran) writes:
>>Factoid question: Would anyone care to take a shot at naming
>>the four father-son Test cricket pairs in which father and
son
>>played for different countries?
>Heavens, I hadn't realised there were *any* until you
>asked!  Another poster has mentioned Pataudi.  Did
>Headley Jr ever play for  England [looking in Wisden is
>cheating!]?  The next targets would be  the early
>Pakistan and Zimbabwe teams, which were partly
>"inherited"  from India and South Africa resp.

The answer is (father and then son):
(a) F. Hearne (Eng. and SA); G. Hearne (SA)
(b) I.A.K. Pataudi (Eng. and Ind.); M.A.K. Pataudi (Ind.)
(c) M. Jehangir Khan (Ind.) and Majid Khan (Pak.)
(d) S. Wazir Ali (Ind.) and Khalid Wazir (Pak.)

Obligatory factoid: The two Test players to have *two* sons
play Test cricket: Lala Amarnath and W.A. Hadlee.

Easy Fun Factoid Question For The Rather Bored: The three
cricketers to play Tests into their 50s are...?

Not-so-easy Fun Factoid Question For The Terminally Bored: The
two players to score a double century in an innings and take
five wickets in an innings in the same match are...?

Regards,

Ramanan Raghavendran
General Atlantic Partners

 
 
 

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Post by Ranbhise, Dinesh » Thu, 19 May 1994 01:45:00

Quote:



>(Ramanan  Raghavendran) writes:
>>>Factoid question: Would anyone care to take a shot at naming
>>>the four father-son Test cricket pairs in which father and
>son
>>>played for different countries?

>>Heavens, I hadn't realised there were *any* until you
>>asked!  Another poster has mentioned Pataudi.  Did
>>Headley Jr ever play for  England [looking in Wisden is
>>cheating!]?  The next targets would be  the early
>>Pakistan and Zimbabwe teams, which were partly
>>"inherited"  from India and South Africa resp.

>The answer is (father and then son):
>(a) F. Hearne (Eng. and SA); G. Hearne (SA)
>(b) I.A.K. Pataudi (Eng. and Ind.); M.A.K. Pataudi (Ind.)
>(c) M. Jehangir Khan (Ind.) and Majid Khan (Pak.)
>(d) S. Wazir Ali (Ind.) and Khalid Wazir (Pak.)

>Obligatory factoid: The two Test players to have *two* sons
>play Test cricket: Lala Amarnath and W.A. Hadlee.

>Easy Fun Factoid Question For The Rather Bored: The three
>cricketers to play Tests into their 50s are...?

>Not-so-easy Fun Factoid Question For The Terminally Bored: The
>two players to score a double century in an innings and take
>five wickets in an innings in the same match are...?

>Regards,

>Ramanan Raghavendran
>General Atlantic Partners

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WILFRED RODHES PLAYED HIS LAST TEST AT THE AGE OF 53
FRANK WOOLLEY                                     50
WILLIAM GRACE                                     51

 
 
 

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Post by Ramanan Raghavendr » Thu, 19 May 1994 09:06:18


Quote:
>>Easy Fun Factoid Question For The Rather Bored: The three
>>cricketers to play Tests into their 50s are...?
>WILFRED RODHES PLAYED HIS LAST TEST AT THE AGE OF 53  
>FRANK WOOLLEY                                 50
>WILLIAM GRACE                                         51

Sorry, no Woolley (47+). But you do have two out of three.

Obligatory factoid: The oldest player on debut: J. Southerton,
for England, in the very first Test of all.

Regards,

Ramanan Raghavendran
General Atlantic Partners

 
 
 

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Post by Rahul Chandr » Thu, 19 May 1994 18:31:41

Quote:
>Easy Fun Factoid Question For The Rather Bored: The three
>cricketers to play Tests into their 50s are...?

>Not-so-easy Fun Factoid Question For The Terminally Bored: The
>two players to score a double century in an innings and take
>five wickets in an innings in the same match are...?

To keep things in the family...The only great grandfather and great grandson team in test cricket is???? No looking in Wisden - thats cheating...

Answers to ramanans factoids...:
Wilfred Rhodes...H(enry??) Ironmonger, THE W.G.Grace...and George Gunn...if u count Ramanan...you'll find FOUR!!!..perhaps a little blinded by new found 0??

The not-so-easy fun factoid: NOT EASY ENOUGH!!! need some time on that one...
But...my own factoid Question: Who is the only person to have scored a century and taken 10 wickets for the Rest-Of-The-World v England...though not necessarily in the same game...???What is the only instance where players on each side hit two separate hundreds?? and...Who are th4e THREE players too have scored double-hundreds and carried their bats through an innings....

Obligatory personal factoid...5 people scored exactly 100 on their debuts in Test cricket...
A.G.Kripal Singh        100*
L.G.Rowe                100* (and 214 of course...)
A.I.Kallicharran 100*
A.B.Williams    100
Salim Malik     100*
please excuse the creative spelling/alignment....1 having problems with 0 remote login:-)

Rahul.C (RealAz/Phaedrus)
--
Rahul C (RealAz)
--
"Let the young people ignore what the old people say" (Jeffreys Taylor)

 
 
 

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Post by Spaceman Spif » Thu, 19 May 1994 17:36:05


Chandran) says:
Quote:

>The not-so-easy fun factoid: NOT EASY ENOUGH!!! need some time on that one...
>But...my own factoid Question: Who is the only person to have scored a century
>and taken 10 wickets for the Rest-Of-The-World v England...though not
>necessarily in the same game...???

eddie barlow?

Quote:
>What is the only instance where players on
>each side hit two separate hundreds??

don't remember the test match, but arthur morris and denis compton were the
two batsmen

Quote:
>and...Who are th4e THREE players too have
>scored double-hundreds and carried their bats through an innings....

glenn turner, len hutton and william woodfull

Stay cool,
Spaceman Spiff

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I ran down to the levee, but the Devil caught me there;
Took my twenty dollar bill and vanished in the air.
Set out runnin', but I take my time.
A friend of the Devil is a friend of mine.
I get home before daylight, just might get some sleep tonight.

 
 
 

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Post by Spaceman Spif » Thu, 19 May 1994 17:41:44


Raghavendran) says:
Quote:

>Not-so-easy Fun Factoid Question For The Terminally Bored: The
>two players to score a double century in an innings and take
>five wickets in an innings in the same match are...?

mushtaq mohammed is one. is sobers the other?
others coming close:
vinoo mankad- 184 & 5-196
polly umrigar- 172 & 5-107

Stay cool,
Spaceman Spiff

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I lit out from Reno, I was trailed by twenty hounds.
Didn't get to sleep that night 'til the morning came around.
Set out runnin', but I take my time.
A friend of the Devil is a friend of mine.
I get home before daylight, just might get some sleep tonight.

 
 
 

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Post by Etienne Barna » Fri, 20 May 1994 01:38:22

[...]

Quote:
>But...my own factoid Question: Who is the only person to have scored a century and taken 10 wickets for the Rest-Of-The-World v England...though not necessarily in the same game...???

Mmm, could this be Eddie Barlow?

Which leads to a bit of sad news for us South African
cricket-fans-in-exile: apparently Eddie has resigned as Tvl coach to
spend more time on his farm. And we were hoping that he would be
chosen as coach for the national team ...

[...]

Etienne
--
E. Barnard

 
 
 

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Post by Ramanan Raghavendr » Thu, 19 May 1994 23:22:02

Rohan, you've *really* got to monitor your account.

Quote:

>To keep things in the family...The only great
>grandfather and great grandson team in test cricket
>is???? No looking in Wisden - thats cheating...

Reprise-of-earlier-factoid-for-Chandran-family-members-who-haven'
t-been-paying-attention: W.H. Cooper and A.P. Sheahan, Aus.

Quote:
>Answers to ramanans factoids...:
>Wilfred Rhodes...H(enry??) Ironmonger, THE
>W.G.Grace...and George Gunn...if u count
>Ramanan...you'll find FOUR!!!..perhaps a little blinded
>by new found 0??

Good job getting the three right -- Rhodes, Gunn and Grace --
but then you blew it. Bert "Dainty" Ironmonger played his last
Test at 49 yrs 327 days; not quite 50, yes?

Quote:
>What is the only instance where players on
>each side hit two separate hundreds?? and...

Arthur Morris, Denis Compton, Adelaide, 1946-47.

Quote:
>Who are the THREE players too have scored double-hundreds and
>carried their bats through an innings....

Hutton, Brown and Turner. Which hands out a massive clue to one
of my earlier factoid puzzles -- which I think I'll answer in
my next post.

Obligatory factoid: The *lowest* score by a batsman carrying
his bat through an innings: A.B. Tancred, SA vs. Eng., 1888-89,
26* out of 47 (also the lowest innings total through which a
batsman's carried his bat).

Regards,

Ramanan Raghavendran
General Atlantic Partners