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played William Hone cricket both for and against the MCC inside four days in June 1868?
fielder in cricket may only alter the ball condition by removing mud, drying or polishing it without use of a artificial substance, else he is guilty of ?
is probably the tallest professional Will Jefferson cricketer ever, at about 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) tall?
Walter Livsey kept wicket so well in his debut cricket match in 1913 that the opposing team only scored three runs from his mistakes?
started Thomas Lord Lord's Cricket Ground (right), the Home of Cricket in 1814?
introduced Walter Colquhoun Grant cricket and the invasive plant Scotch broom to the Colony of Vancouver Island in 1849?
a number of
Test match cricketers have , including represented Nelson Cricket Club Learie Constantine, Kapil Dev and Steve Waugh?
after his move to
Philadelphia in 1879, English-born cricketer Arthur Wood (pictured) had to satisfy a five year residency requirement before he was allowed to play with the Philadelphian cricket team?
before working as
biomechanist to the Indian cricket team, helped Ian Frazer Australian cricketer Greg Chappell develop a patented cricket training program?
Andrew Lycett has claimed the spirit named 'Dodd' in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The New Revelation is that of cricketer Surgeon-Captain ?
John Trask at the age of 13,
English cricketer is the youngest person to have been awarded a scholarship to the Joe Root Yorkshire County Cricket Club academy?
at age 20,
cricketer Cameron White (pictured) became the youngest ever captain of the Australian state-side, the Victorian Bushrangers?
was born and grew up in Brendan Nash Australia, he qualifies to play international cricket for the West Indies because his father, who represented Jamaica at the Olympics, is of Jamaican origin?
cricket in Ireland is organised on an All-Ireland basis, has appeared just once, at the a team representing Northern Ireland 1998 Commonwealth Games cricket tournament?
, who narrowly missed representing Sydney Deane Australia in cricket, was the first Australian to appear in a Hollywood film?
, who once caused a Stan McCabe cricket Test to be abandoned in poor visibility due to the danger his hard-hitting posed to the fielding team, died after falling off a cliff?
, brother of the Palwankar Shivram Dalit cricketers Baloo and Vithal, was a spin bowling all-rounder who represented the All-India cricket team that toured England in 1911?
became the first Palwankar Vithal Dalit cricketer to captain the Hindus team in the Bombay Quadrangular cricket competition, a milestone in the Hindu society's struggle against caste discrimination?
was a Palwankar Baloo Dalit (also called Untouchable) who helped break down the Indian caste system with his prowess at cricket?
was named in the Neil Doak Ireland squad for the 2003 Rugby World Cup but did not play, just missing out on becoming the first Irish dual cricket/ rugby union international since the 1960s?
has scored more runs in Mazhar Hussain one-day international cricket then any other United Arab Emirates batsman?
played for the Malaysian Under-15 Mohammad Shukri cricket team at the age of 18, and for the Under-19 team at the age of 20?
was one of the earliest Pankaj Gupta Indian sports administrators involved in football, hockey and cricket?
had never played Parthiv Patel domestic first-class cricket prior to becoming the youngest Test Wicketkeeper in history at just 17 years and 102 days?
was the winning team recorded on the earliest surviving Slindon Cricket Team cricket scoresheet?
was the name given to a series of South African rebel tours cricket tours to South Africa during its isolation from international cricket in the 1980s due to apartheid?
, a Shane Warne Cricket '99 Playstation cricket game is endorsed by the Australian bowler, Shane Warne?
was an English Ronald Joy cricketer, who played eight County Championship matches in the 1928 season?
, his father Derman Christopherson, and nine brothers played a Percy Christopherson cricket match against Blackheath on a team named 'The Christophersons'?
has more initials than any other first-class A. R. R. A. P. W. R. R. K. B. Amunugama cricketer?
despite being an Australian,
played both professional Walter Cornock football and first-class cricket for English teams?
five teams in
cricket's will be granted official 2005 ICC Trophy one-day international status for the next four years?
was a Tuanku Ja'afar Cup cricket tournament contested by the national sides of Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand from 1991-2004, and was won by Hong Kong in 9 of the 14 competitions?
all-rounder was once described as "the most perverse, most infuriating Leslie Todd cricketer of his generation"?
was one of international Sydney Riot of 1879 cricket's earliest riots?
were dissolved the year after they won their first — and thus last — domestic trophy in Combined Islands cricket team West Indian cricket?
, in which 1948 Headingley Test Don Bradman's cricket team the Invincibles (pictured) made a world record run-chase, remains the most attended Test on English soil?
Bombay Quadrangular cricket tournament originated in an 1877 game to foster interracial harmony, but was abandoned in 1946 over fears that its racial basis threatened Indian independence?
the father and two brothers of
Pakistani cricketer also played Wasim Raja first-class cricket?
the father of
cricketer had to resign from Peter Burge Queensland's selection committee when his son was being discussed for selection?
Indian cricketer a century on test debut at Sourav Ganguly scored Lord's in 1996, he became the third overall and first since John Hampshire in 1969 to do so?
Ireland bowler took a Peter Connell hat-trick on his debut in first-class cricket, he was the first player to do so in an international match?
the winning players in
cricket's take home one million dollars each, while the losing players walk away with nothing?
Stanford Super Series the winners of the
, a tournament between Twenty20 Champions League Twenty20 cricket champions from Australia, England, India and South Africa, will collect a prize estimated at £2.5 million?
the first ever
Ranji Trophy cricket match, played in the year 1933 between and Mysore Madras teams, is the only game in the history of the Ranji Trophy to have been completed in a single day?
the four years between the two
no ball decisions for throwing by cricketer is the longest span during which a player was Harold Cotton no-balled in major cricket in Australia?
United Breweries' chairman Vijay Mallya, named his , an Bangalore Royal Challengers Indian Premier League cricket team, after his liquor brand?
London Underground's was built so Londoners could get to Baker Street and Waterloo Railway cricket matches?
became only the third George Brann cricketer to score two centuries in a match, after W. G. Grace and William Lambert?
in April 2005,
cricketer became the first Daleen Terblanche South African woman to pass 1,000 One Day International runs?
in 1882, after
Australia beat England at cricket, published a The Sporting Times satirical death notice (pictured) which was the origin of The Ashes?
from 1897 until his retirement in 1908,
American cricketer John Lester (pictured) led the batting averages of the Philadelphians?
Gloucestershire cricket captain founded Sir Derrick Bailey an airline and based the colour of its planes on the racing colours of his South African father?
West Indian cricketer gained his nickname John Maynard The Dentist after knocking out an opponent's teeth with one of his fast deliveries?
cricket games often replace the original cricket ball with a tape covered tennis ball known as the ?
tape ball the "
" were a series of Victory Tests cricket matches between a team of Australian servicemen and an English national side played just two weeks after World War II ended?
Indian cricketer got the nickname Bapu Nadkarni Bapu—literally, father, and Mahatma Gandhi's sobriquet—for the curious reason that he used to wear loincloths ( langotis) instead of modern underwear?
leg break bowled by Shane Warne to Mike Gatting that turned around the 1993 Ashes cricket series is widely known as the ?
Ball of the Century the
fast bowling during West Indies' was so hostile that tour to England in 1984 England Test cricketer Andy Lloyd was struck on the head and hospitalised, despite wearing a helmet, and Paul Terry's arm was broken?
charitable funded a Sheffield Town Trust cricket match which aimed to "prevent the infamous practice of throwing at cocks"?
Australian Test cricketer played for "Ranji" Hordern Philadelphia while studying dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania?
plans to launch a professional Major League Cricket cricket league in the United States, with the goal of qualifying the U.S. for the Cricket World Cup by 2011?
is the first Lionel Baker cricketer from Montserrat to represent the West Indies senior side at international level?
cricketer , who made four appearances for Steph Davies England in 2008, made her county debut for Somerset aged just 13?
cricketer has played for both the Steve Atkinson Netherlands and Hong Kong in international cricket?
cricketer also won an Roger Kimpton Oxford University tennis tournament and a golf blue, and was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross as a Second World War fighter pilot?
cricketer took five wickets in her 100th Lisa Sthalekar One Day International match for Australia?
cricketer was meant to have been made captain of Major Leo Bennett Surrey in 1946, but a different Major Bennett was offered the position by mistake?
cricketer played in two Les Jackson Test matches for England, one in 1949 and a second in 1961, the longest gap between Test appearances for any player with only two caps?
England's cricket selectors picked " coloured" Basil D'Oliveira to replaced the injured for the tour to Tom Cartwright South Africa in 1968-69, triggering the cancellation of the tour and leading to the exclusion of the South African cricket team from international cricket until apartheid was abolished in 1991?
English cricketer was once struck so hard on the head by a Roger Davis ball that his heart and breathing stopped, and he had to be revived by a doctor from the crowd?
Indian-born English cricketer died whilst watching a cricket match at Hugh Bartlett Hove in 1988?
Indian wicketkeeper learnt to play Dinesh Karthik cricket in Kuwait?
Guyana won the first senior regional cricket tournament of the ?
2005-06 West Indian cricket season
first-class cricketer was such a poor judge of a run that he was once Bryan Lobb run out by a fielder who overtook him as he strolled down the wicket?
English cricketer and footballer was the last surviving person to have played Arthur Milton Test cricket for the England cricket team and international football for the England football team?
Essex cricketers and Frank Vigar Peter Smith shared a club record 218-run last-wicket stand in 1947?
cricketer had never played a formal match before representing Lauren Ebsary South Australia at youth level?
cricketer refused to allow Sunday matches or Johnny Lawrence raffles to be used to raise money for his benefit season because he was a staunch Methodist?
Australian artist says blindness in his right eye that resulted from an injury while playing Ben Shearer cricket was a reason he began to paint?
indigenous Australian cricketer was Jack Marsh called for illegally throwing instead of bowling an Australian record seventeen times in one innings?
Australian cricketer was reprimanded by the Trevor Chappell Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand when he rolled an underarm delivery to batsman Brian McKechnie to stop him from lofting the ball for six?
Australian cricketer has scored the most Karen Rolton runs for the Australian women's cricket team in women's Test cricket?
Australian cricketer Keith Miller, while attending high school during , had his teenage years Test captain Bill Woodfull as his mathematics teacher, who gave him a zero on a geometry exam?
Australian cricketer attributed the finger strength used in his two-finger John Gleeson bowling action to a childhood of milking cows?
members Invincibles , Colin McCool and Doug Ring referred to themselves as "ground staff" because they were rarely given an opportunity to play Ron Hamence cricket?
Barbadian cricketer became the first non-English and non-white chairman of the Sir Clyde Walcott International Cricket Council in 1993?
cricketer was a key member of the George Nichols Somerset team that was unbeaten against other counties of England and Wales in 1890?
cricketer once used an ornamental John McMahon sword to behead gladioli at a public house at Nottingham?
cricketer took one Dick Motz wicket in his last Test match in August 1969, becoming the first New Zealand bowler to take 100 Test wickets?
cricketer had a metal pin Barry Fisher surgically inserted into his shoulder to prevent injury while bowling, although he still suffered from persistent shoulder problems?
cricket was introduced to in Slovenia 1974 by a 13-year-old boy who had visited his pen pal in England and brought back a single bat and a copy of the Laws?
cricket writer won Gerald Howat the Cricket Society's golden jubilee award for his biography of Learie Constantine?
Lancashire cricketer was immortalised in Dick Barlow Francis Thompson's poem "At Lord's"?
Dutch cricketer had been recalled to the Maurits van Nierop Netherlands national cricket team squad for the first time in two years just two weeks before he died?
, best known as an English Ernest Dynes cricketer in the 1920s and 1930s, served as Aide-de-camp to Queen Elizabeth II between 1955 and 1957, for which he was awarded the CBE?
, along with 12 other Farhad Reza Bangladeshi cricketers, was banned from playing for 10 years after joining the team in the unauthorised Dhaka Warriors Indian Cricket League?
, a former Emerson Rodwell captain of the Tasmanian cricket team, scored 11,542 runs and took 331 wickets in his club career, as well as earning the Military Medal in Borneo during World War II?
played Edward Barrett rugby union for England, and cricket for the Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States?
was the only English Dar Lyon cricketer involved in the 1924 Test Trial match not to go on to represent England at Test cricket?
, a Deepak Chougule cricketer from the Indian state of Karnataka, created a junior world record for the most runs scored in a single day of a cricket match when he scored 400 runs in a match against Goa?
, the first Frank Leslie Walcott Barbadian ambassador to the United Nations, was also an exceptional cricket umpire?
score of 271 is the highest total in a single George Patterson's innings for a cricketer from a non- Test nation?
, a Johann Myburgh South African cricketer playing in New Zealand, broke Graeme Pollock's mark for the fastest first-class double century?
was one of the most noted John Frederick Sackville, 3rd Duke of Dorset cricketers of the mid-to-late 18th century?
is the only Jimmy Matthews Test cricketer to have bowled two hat tricks in one match, a feat achieved during the 1912 Triangular Tournament in England?
developed his unique "bent finger" Jack Iverson bowling action (pictured) while experimenting during recreational cricket while serving in Papua New Guinea during World War II?
Harry Peckham (pictured), along with , wrote the first Charles Bennet, 4th Earl of Tankerville cricket rules to include a leg before wicket clause?
was an explorer, adventurer, Hesketh Hesketh-Prichard big-game hunter, international cricketer, novelist and marksman who founded the British Army's sniping school during the First World War?
and Colin McDonald were George Thoms Australian cricketers who, uniquely, opened the batting for their club, state and national teams in the same season?
, a former Chetan Sharma Indian cricketer, was the first Indian ever to get a ten wicket haul overseas, taking 10/188 against England in a Test Series in 1986?
Somerset cricket captain was entrusted with the education of seven Jack Meyer Indian boys, six of them princes, and founded the Millfield School to do so?
Somerset cricketer hit 62 Bill Hyman runs from two overs of lob bowling by W G Grace's older brother?
Rhodesian cricketer 's score of 279 Ray Gripper not out in a 1968 game against Orange Free State was a Currie Cup record?
Nottinghamshire and England cricketer was the first captain to Charles Wright declare an innings closed?
New Zealand cricketer is the only player to be Ted Badcock out first ball in both innings on his Test debut?
New Zealand cricketer and Test match captain has been called "the most under-rated cricketer to have worn the Merv Wallace silver fern"?
South African cricketer took a Geoff Griffin hat-trick in his second Test match, at Lord's in 1960, but was no-balled repeatedly for throwing in the same match and in the exhibition match that followed it, and never played Test cricket again?
, on his debut in Alex Cusack first-class cricket, partnered with Andre Botha to break a 111 year record?
, one of the last amateur captains in Ben Brocklehurst county cricket and later owner and publisher of magazine from 1972 to 2003, is the grandfather of The Cricketer cricketer Ben Hutton?
shares his name with Brian Statham an England international cricketer and was himself a talented schoolboy cricketer, but opted to pursue a career in professional football?
saw the a recent cricket match record for highest team total for a single innings in One-day Internationals broken by both the teams, and has been called the greatest ODI match ever by much of the cricket media?
suffered a heart attack and died whilst playing in a Andy Ducat wartime cricket match and is the only person to have died during a cricket match on the Lord's Cricket Ground?
was the first Andrew Jordaan cricketer to be timed out in a first-class match after poor weather delayed him in reaching the ground to start his innings?
Indian cricketer , regarded by many as the Vikram Singh fastest bowler in India, played only 5 matches for his state before being selected for the national squad against Sri Lanka?
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Question 1: What is Cricket's union called?
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Question 4: It was the determination of the England team to overcome his skill that brought about the infamous ________ series in 1932–33, particularly from the accurate short-pitched bowling of Harold Larwood.
Question 5: One of them is the ________ aka "keeper" who operates behind the wicket being defended by the batsman on strike.
Question 6: : first and foremost, the ball must, in the opinion of the on-field umpire, be going on to hit the stumps if the ball had not hit the pad of the batsman first. ________ (lbw)
Question 7: If this kind of match is temporarily interrupted by bad weather, then a complex mathematical formula, known as the ________ after its developers, is often used to recalculate a new target score.
Question 8: In 1876–77, an England team took part in the first-ever Test match at the ________ against Australia.
Question 9: In ________, teams gather over the winter for the annual Ice Cricket tournament.
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