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Bill O'Reilly (cricketer): Quiz


Question 1: In 1928, O'Reilly was transferred by the New South Wales Education Department to ________, an outback town in the south-west of the state, and he was unable to play first-class cricket.
RiverinaWagga Wagga, New South WalesGriffith, New South WalesAlbury, New South Wales

Question 2: [6] O'Reilly's father Ernest was a schoolteacher and moved around the areas surrounding the ________ to study and teach; he cycled 650 km on dirt tracks to exams.
Goulburn River (Victoria)Tambo River (Victoria)Yarra RiverMurray River

Question 3: He learned to play with his brothers, playing with a "gum-wood bat and a piece of ________ root chiselled down to make a ball."[9] He learned to bowl because his older brothers dominated the batting rights.
BanksiaBanksia integrifoliaBanksia browniiBanksia ericifolia

Question 4: [7] O'Reilly's mother Mina was of mixed Irish and Welsh descent, of a third generation family from ________.
MelbourneAdelaideSouth AustraliaDarwin, Northern Territory

Question 5: On retirement as a player, O'Reilly became a cricket columnist for ________, remaining in that position until his health declined in 1988.
Illawarra MercuryThe AgeThe Sydney Morning HeraldFairfax Media

Question 6: O'Reilly took four wickets on his debut at the ________, supporting the senior leg-spinner, Clarrie Grimmett, who took 14 wickets in the match and with Bradman scoring 299 not out, Australia won the match.
Adelaide OvalStadium AustraliaDocklands StadiumWACA Ground

Question 7: As a ________, O'Reilly was a competent left-hander, usually batting well down the order.
Batting (cricket)Donald BradmanKevin PietersenRicky Ponting

Question 8: [41] If the intention was to stifle England batsman ________ in particular, then it appears to have worked, but O'Reilly's figures for the series suggest he was consistent but not always penetrative.
Len HuttonDonald BradmanWally HammondDouglas Jardine

Question 9: [81] In 1952 he had a falling-out with Lindwall after condemning his protégé for bowling five consecutive bouncers at ________ in a Test.
Garfield SobersEverton WeekesDonald BradmanRay Lindwall

Question 10: O'Reilly was born in the ________ mining town of White Cliffs, New South Wales, Ernest had been appointed to open the first school in the town.


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