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I'm looking for a cricket ground. It's situated very close to the border between two administrative (and geographical) areas, neither of which has a first-class cricket team (it's inside one of the two areas, and close to the border with the other). However, the ground has been used, on occasion, by a first-class cricket team from a different area, probably about 20 miles away at its nearest point, though this team has never, in fact, played first-class cricket at the ground I'm looking for. International cricket has been played there, though. Confusing? Well, maybe it will help if I say that the ground used to be called Knuckle Stile Close. Johnlp (talk) 23:39, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium?–MDCollins (talk) 02:31, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
International and no first class cricket seems to me that the only international played there must have been by the Women.Going in that angle is it the ground at Wetherby in West Yorkshire ? Sumant81 (talk) 03:03, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

Not Sharjah, but Sumant is going in the right direction with his angle of attack. Though Wetherby isn't right. Johnlp (talk) 08:39, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

I was thinking of Shenley, which is in Herts, but Middx have played two first-class matches there so I don't think that can be right. Stephen Turner (Talk) 12:13, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
Hants Second XI have played at Finchampstead, Berks, but it doesn't seem to be close to another non-first-class county. Stephen Turner (Talk) 12:31, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
How about Milton Keynes? In Bucks, close to Beds (but maybe not close enough), has been used by Northants for Twenty20 and Second XI matches. Stephen Turner (Talk) 12:39, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

Milton Keynes is your best effort of these, but is a bit too close to Northants to be correct and not quite close enough to Beds. But you're in the right region. Johnlp (talk) 13:26, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

Bradfield College Reading is my guess going by the clues. Sumant81 (talk) 15:16, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

No, not Bradfield either. Milton Keynes was closer. Johnlp (talk) 15:23, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

My last guess Beaconsfield,but I suspect it is not on the border .Sumant81 (talk) 15:57, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
Marlow is on the Bucks border, but I don't see any evidence of it being used by a first-class team. Unless they just practiced there, or had their Christmas party there, or something. :-) Stephen Turner (Talk) 17:21, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

You need to go north-ish. The place is in Herts. About a mile from the Bucks border. Johnlp (talk) 17:24, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

Must be Tring. Used by Northants for List A matches. Stephen Turner (Talk) 17:32, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

Amazing how many venues the women play at. England men have played ODIs at 14 home venues: the women at 49. Stephen Turner (Talk) 17:36, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

Bingo. Over to you, Mr T. Johnlp (talk) 17:38, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

I did not quite get the reference to Knuckle Stile Close in the question .Could you explain what is all that about Sumant81 (talk) 17:50, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

The ground is now generally called Tring Park, which is the name of the cricket club that lives there and of the Rothschild estate; according to the Wisden Guide to Cricket Grounds (Stanley Paul Publishing, 1989), before the cricket club moved there in 1873 the land was called Knuckle Stile Close. "Close" is used here, I think, in its "enclosed plot of land" meaning, which is pretty archaic (though I can remember it being used in the west of England when I was a child). Tring Park CC had operated from other fields around the Rothschild estate beforehand, having been founded in 1836. Johnlp (talk) 20:19, 5 November 2008 (UTC)


OK, I'm looking for another international ground. It's hosted nine internationals to date, but the second was nearly 62 years after the first. Stephen Turner (Talk) 20:55, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Were both internationals in the same sport? I'm wondering Bramall Lane could have hosted England football international in 1964 and subsequently? JH (talk page) 21:37, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
Northampton hosted a Women's Test in 1937 and then nothing until 1999 with the men's World Cup and a Women's ODI for good measure. --Travis Basevi (talk) 19:05, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
Sorry I didn't answer your question, JH, I didn't log on today until now. Anyway, Travis is correct! Stephen Turner (Talk) 19:29, 7 November 2008 (UTC)


To continue the grounds theme, what does the Manuka Oval in Canberra have in common with (and only with) the Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai? --Travis Basevi (talk) 21:38, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

I have never heard of either... WillE (talk) 22:33, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
All I can notice is that the Manuka Oval has been used only as a neutral venue in ODI (2 matchs), and Chidambaram Stadium has welcome 12 ODI too. Both welcomed World Cup matches. Both have welcomed Zimbabwe in World Cups, and in both case Zimbabwe low-scored. So nothing exclusively in common but is it linked ? OrangeKnight (talk) 23:14, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
They play President XI matches at Chidambaram and Prime Ministers XI at Manuka, but not sure if this is unique as I thought other countries would use that concept for tour games, but perhaps India and Australia are the only ones?--Cowboydan78 (talk) 23:20, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

It's neither statistical related nor match related. It is kind of scores related though. --Travis Basevi (talk) 00:00, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

I notice that Narendra Hirwani took a youth 'test' 10-for at Manuka Oval in 1986/87 and his only other Test 10-for was at the Chidambaram Stadium in 1987/88 - is that it? (talk) 03:35, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
Isn't the old SCG or MCG scoreboard now at Manuka? So is the Old Manuka oval scoreboard now at Chidambaram? Jonesy (talk) 03:52, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

Jonesy is warm, but not warm enough! --Travis Basevi (talk) 15:19, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

Purely guessing .Are these the only two stadiums with having scoreboards that were used in grounds elsewhere.Like the Manuka oval that housed the old MCG scoreboard,does the Chidambaram Stadium house the scoreboard from the Nehru Stadium ,Madras. My other guess was going to be ,Manuka oval scoreboard is named after Jack Fingleton a former cricketer,maybe the MAC stadium scoreboard is also named after a cricketer. Sumant81 (talk) 06:36, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

Yes, it is to do with adopted scoreboards, but something about them makes it exclusive with each other. Clue: whilst Manuka received its second-hand merchandise in about 1982, Chennai got its one around five years ago. --Travis Basevi (talk) 10:26, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

MAC's electronic scoreboard is the one that used to be in MCG. Tintin 10:34, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

Exactly. They both have hand-me-down scoreboards from the MCG. --Travis Basevi (talk) 13:46, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

the video screen that was used in m.a.chidambaram stadium was imported from melbourne cricket ground. now that video screen is removed from the ground. it was removed in 2007.Edwin 23:26, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

Rule 3? Ovshake (talk) 12:28, 13 November 2008 (UTC)
"You now have the baton and 24 hours to post a new question. If a new question is not posted by you within that time limit, the asker can post a new question in lieu of you." Hope that helps, Ovshake... (talk) 12:34, 13 November 2008 (UTC)


OK, to move things on a bit.

Ezra's mad. Albert's mad too.

Who? WillE (talk) 23:18, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

Ezra Nutter ,Albert Nutter -> Mr.Nutter -> Mr.Nutty -> Fred Nutty Martin  ? Sumant81 (talk) 02:21, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Close enough! Was just thinking of the Nutters, but over to you! WillE (talk) 11:37, 14 November 2008 (UTC)


I never got a chance to bat in my first 11 odi innings.I never lost either.I batted for the first time in my 12th match but I lost.Who am I? Sumant81 (talk) 16:03, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Nathan Bracken? Ovshake (talk) 16:29, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Good and very quick find.Over to you. Sumant81 (talk) 16:54, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Can you please post this? I shall be away from computers this weekend, and don't want to ruin the tempo. Ovshake (talk) 06:58, 15 November 2008 (UTC)


Can you please post this? I shall be away from computers this weekend, and don't want to ruin the tempo. Ovshake (talk) 06:58, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Okay, I'll slip in and ask an easy one; Which former Test cricketer's father played soccer for Austria? --Roisterer (talk) 22:55, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
The only cricketer who I found with an Austrian Connection was Julien Wiener.However I am pretty sure he is not the person. Sumant81 (talk) 16:58, 16 November 2008 (UTC)
Not the Schnitzel but you have the right country. --Roisterer (talk) 23:50, 16 November 2008 (UTC)
I am just guessing with European sounding names in Aussie Cricket -Tim Zoehrer Sumant81 (talk) 06:34, 17 November 2008 (UTC)
Yep, Zoehrer Snr was a national representive for Austria. --Roisterer (talk) 09:46, 17 November 2008 (UTC)


The lone leader Dilip Vengsarkar -11 , The runners up Damien Martyn -10 , Mushtaq Ahmed -10 , and a bunch on 9 Sachin Tendulkar,Ken Barrington,Kumar Sangakkara,Tony Lock,Graham Gooch,Hashan Tillakaratne .What is the record being referred to ? Sumant81 (talk) 18:40, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

The numbers represent the number of times they did something . Sumant81 (talk) 08:45, 18 November 2008 (UTC)
Consecutive matcges in which they took catches? WillE (talk) 21:06, 18 November 2008 (UTC)
Surely some wicketkeepers will have more than 11 consecutive matches with catches... That said, I'm still at a loss!—MDCollins 00:26, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
Nothing to do with catches,these are infact purely batting related.If Sachin Tendulkar ever makes a 250 (actually not necessarily >=250 !) and Kumar Sangakarra ever makes a 300(again not necessarily >=300 !) they would move one up in the list. Sumant81 (talk) 02:46, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
It is the number of times they have each equalled or improved on their previous highest score. For example, Vengsarkar (11 times): 7, 16, 30, 48, 49, 78, 83, 157* (twice), 159, 164*, 166.—MDCollins 03:44, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
Right,well done .It is the number of times they have improved on their previous highest scores.Dilip Vengsarkar is the one who has done the Sergey Bubka effort in test cricket max times. one correction you left out a a score of 39 in the above ,so the sequence is 7, 16, 30,39,48, 49, 78, 83, 157*, 159, 164*, 166 (12 numbers but 7 being the debut one does not count,that is why I reduced by one for each of them from the original question) Sumant81 (talk) 04:31, 19 November 2008 (UTC)


In which Test match were the home nation's openers international players of two different sports (one sport each)? Test match, two openers and two sports please. (There may be more than one answer, in which case the first proven answer will win)—MDCollins 09:12, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Arthur Milton (Football) and Mike Smith (Rugby) for England against New Zealand at Headingley in 1958.Wizvikz (talk) 10:02, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
Spot on. Your turn.—MDCollins 13:38, 19 November 2008 (UTC)


crossing my two passions, cricket and literature... Who, five years after his death, reappeared in fictional disguise as the character Lebrun in V.S. Naipaul's book A Way in the World? Wizvikz (talk) 12:54, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

CLR James -googling leads me to his name and I feel guilty.Would you like to ask another ? Sumant81 (talk) 13:10, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

good googling! exams are nearing. not much time. so you go ahead with the next one.Wizvikz (talk) 04:32, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
thanks I have a ques lined up,so will ask the next. Sumant81 (talk) 09:45, 21 November 2008 (UTC)


Considering only players since 1980 to keep the list short and considering series of more than 3 tests (to eliminate Bangladesh and Zimbabwe) ,tell me who completes this list.

Ken Rutherford,Sachin Tendulkar,Javagal Srinath,Praveen Amre,Abey Kuruvilla,Ridley Jacobs,Dwayne Bravo,_________ ? Sumant81 (talk) 09:45, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

It is to do with debut test series and the list is in chronological order.Since my question considers series of more than 3 tests from 1980,the answer should be easy to find. Sumant81 (talk) 05:00, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
Cameron White, as he made his test debut away from home and played in every test in the series? The-Pope (talk) 07:08, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
Cameron White it is.Your answer is also probably right,though the answer I had in mind was not winning a single match having played in all matches of your debut test series.Over to you Sumant81 (talk) 08:50, 22 November 2008 (UTC)


This batting related event recently set a record for the most matches without it happening- 340 tests and over 7 years, but then it happened again 10 tests later. The previous longest gap was under 130 (but longest time gap was over 16 years). What is it and who broke the streak? The-Pope (talk) 13:05, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

Played maximum innings before maiden test hundred - Kumble breaking Vaas' record? Ovshake (talk) 13:48, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
Carrying bat through a Test innings? Javed Omar did it for Bangladesh in 2001, then no-one till Virender Sehwag in August and Simon Katich today. wisems (talk) 15:45, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
That's it. Since WWII it's generally happened 4 or 5 times each decade, but then the 90s had a flood of about 12, before a famine of only 3 this century, 2 in the last few months.The-Pope (talk) 22:59, 22 November 2008 (UTC)


OK, here's one. What's the connection between the following players (in this order) - Chris Gayle, Brendon McCullum, Graham Napier, Andrew Symonds, Yogesh Takawale, Dawid Malan, Kaushalya Weeraratne, Ruchira Palliyaguru, Heath Streak, Pradeep Nishantha and Mark Cleary? wisems (talk) 08:53, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Highest score at each batting position in Twenty20 ? (talk) 13:09, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Spot on - all Twenty20 including domestic. wisems (talk) 18:29, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Long live the quiz. Ovshake (talk) 12:12, 26 November 2008 (UTC)


I've got a question from a workmate that can serve to restart us. Which county in English cricket has the most remote home game? ie, the longest distance to a ground from the team headquarters. I can't say it's definitive, so I'm open to a better answer, but the one I have will certainly take some beating. --Travis Basevi (talk) 16:55, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

Glamorgan, who play the odd game at Colwyn Bay? That's on the west coast of Wales and a fair distance from Cardiff. JH (talk page) 17:46, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

That's exactly the one I was thinking of. 181 miles away from Cardiff on the north coast of Wales. I'm told they apparently even fly to matches there. Citation needed. --Travis Basevi (talk) 18:21, 26 November 2008 (UTC)


Of which county cricketer was this written: "... a very useful left-arm medium to fast bowler, a great comedian and a chiropodist..." To narrow it down a bit, he played some years ago but post WW2. JH (talk page) 18:36, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

David Sydenham Sumant81 (talk) 05:12, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
Correct. And there was I thinking that the question might be too obscure. :) The quotation is from the history of Surrey CCC written by Gordon Ross. JH (talk page) 09:49, 27 November 2008 (UTC)


In keeping with the mood at the moment,Which was the first scheduled ODI to be cancelled.?If someone gives me an earlier answer than the one I have (with some reference) I shall give it to that person. Sumant81 (talk) 18:39, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

Statsguru gives Pakistan vs India, scheduled for 2 November 1984. —Raven42 (talk) 22:41, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
Yes that is the one.I did not realise Statsguru gave cancelled matches as well.Anyways ,the match was cancelled when Indira Gandhi was assasinated. Sumant81 (talk) 01:47, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
It gives a list of all ODI results, sorted by result. There have apparently been fifteen cancelled matches, including the latest India vs England matches. —Raven42 (talk) 02:24, 28 November 2008 (UTC)


What's the next number in this sequence? 77, 88, 120, 137, 199, 207, 210, 221, 243, 323, 388, ... —Raven42 (talk) 02:24, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

Rolling record for highest partnerships at end of each match. The next is 451 .Don Bradman and Bill Ponsford in this match Sumant81 (talk) 09:40, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
Correct you are. —Raven42 (talk) 20:33, 28 November 2008 (UTC)


Here is a list

Chris Schofield,George Ulyett,Martin Crowe,________,Hanif Mohammad .

I am quite sure that there is definitely more than one way to construct the above list ,but whichever way you construct,the blank is a constant.That is the blank cannot be occupied by anyone else .So who completes the list? Sumant81 (talk) 05:14, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

Hint 1 - The above is related to first class cricket .If I had to form a similar list for test cricket,it would be Shane Warne,Matthew Elliot,Martin Crowe and ____ .However no test cricketer fits that blank. Sumant81 (talk) 02:26, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
I can't find any fc ckter either. There is only a Pakistani who comes somewhere in that range. Tintin 02:37, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
I am going to guess Naved Latif. Not too confident as he doesn't fit the exact pattern, but is probably the one Tintin is thinking of too. --Cowboydan78 (talk) 03:16, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
Yes Naved Latif is the one I was looking for.The pattern is quite simply having their highest in the 90s so as to speak.So the first list has people with highest score of 99,199,299 and 499.There is no cricketer with 399 ,infact no one in the 390s either other than Naved Latif with 394.I am confused as to who to award to,but I will give it to Tintin who in all probability knew it was Naved Latif as well. Sumant81 (talk) 03:46, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
Can cowboydan78 handle this, please ? I still am around only occasionally. Tintin 09:12, 2 December 2008 (UTC)


"The South Africans really struggled to understand the principle of the whole thing. They're very competitive and took it a bit seriously ... because I lost, it goes down in the record book as an unofficial dead heat".

Who said this and what are they referring to?--Cowboydan78 (talk) 23:03, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Unofficial dead heat seems to suggest a running race -So is this something that Mark Richardson said after his end of tour running race .His Wikipedia article says he raced against Neil McKenzie,so was the above statement uttered in that context ? Sumant81 (talk) 02:00, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
Spot on. He had a traditional end-of-series sprint against the slowest player of the oppostion, but in South Africa's case, they put forward their best sprinter. --Cowboydan78 (talk) 03:18, 5 December 2008 (UTC)


Shouldn't last long but here it goes..I was one of the 4 openers who made their debut in this series.Everytime an opener made his debut we won and rest of the times we lost.The remaining 3 openers went on to play more than 10 tests ,while I never played again.Who am I ? Sumant81 (talk) 04:13, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

Paul Hibbert? Ovshake (talk) 06:55, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
The others being John Dyson, Graeme Wood and Rick Darling? Ovshake (talk) 06:56, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
Yep ,Paul Hibbert is the one.He sadly passed away recently which is what prompted me to ask this question Sumant81 (talk) 07:28, 5 December 2008 (UTC)


Should be easy. Which first class cricket side owes its name to the fact that it doesn't use any kind of bias or prejudice while selecting its players? Ovshake (talk) 11:57, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

Nondescripts Cricket Club --Roisterer (talk) 12:48, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

Over to you. Ovshake (talk) 12:56, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

Surely they're biased towards selecting players with more talent and skill? --Travis Basevi (talk) 16:12, 5 December 2008 (UTC)