Cricket Quiz : Dt.3.6.2001 Q-File 18 Qns by : G.Sreekanth 1. 'It was Gavaskar ; The Real Master ; Just like a wall ; You know the West Indies couldn't out Gavaskar at all '. Who sang this after the great debut by Sunny in 1971 ? ans) Lord Relator - a Calypso singer. 2. In cricket what is/was 'Operation Chessmatch' ? ans) It was the name given to the highly secretive build-up of the tour of South Africa by rebel England cricketers while still on tour in India in 1981-82. 3. There was a certain wicketkeeper called Storer whose name is immortalised in cricket because of a catch he had taken to dismiss a cricketer of repute. Of whose bowling did he take the catch ? ans) Arthur Conan Doyle to dismiss W.G.Grace. 4. " If only I could sleep " - were the last words of which legendary cricketer ? ans) Ranjitsinhji. 5. Dick-a-Dick , Mosquito , Tiger , Red Cap , Sundown , Tuppenny , Jim Crow , King Cole , Bullocky and Johny Mullagh - quite funny names . But what have these names got to do with cricket ? ans) Names of the Aboriginal plyers who played in England. 6. Who/What in cricket is ' Rent-a-Waggon ' ? ans) Nick-name of S.Venkataraghavan. 7. Which former cricketer worked at a grocery at the age of 13 , was a caddie at the local golf club at 14 , bought a sweet and a tobacco shop when he was 41 and was a storekeeper and a watchman in Australia ? ans) Harold Larwood. 8. " A righthand fast bowler with a good swing , although he does not use his head enough . As a batsman he has very much improved and he gets extraordinarily well to the pitch of the ball. Has wonderfully improved in field , though hampered by his eyesight " .... Wisden carried a 44 page obituary of this famous person in 1976. Who is he ? ans) P.G.Wodehouse. 9.Why would all Don Bradman fans remember the 2nd test vs England at Sydney in 1928-29 ? ans) Only test in which he was the 12th man. 10. In 1972 which cricketer attempted to get into the Guinness Book of World Records by beating the world egg-throwing record ? [ He failed because he couldn't work out a method by which eggs thrown over a long distance would remain intact when they landed in his hand ] ans) Jeff Thomson.