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Re: Trivia 2018

Post by JGK on Tue 27 Feb 2018, 02:48

skully wrote:I can't even raise interest with triv atm. [sigh]

Mea culpa. I did look it up but thought the question was about the last 8 batsmen, not 7!

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Re: Trivia 2018

Post by PeterCS on Wed 28 Feb 2018, 19:15

So, something a bit different. ... for those with a longer view. ...

Who is this speaking?
(Or writing, if you want to be exact - though it may be "unmarked ghostwritten".)

(I thought the end a bit droll, given current concerns about cricket ...)




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Re: Trivia 2018

Post by skully on Wed 28 Feb 2018, 21:34

I presume he's a Yorkie?
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Re: Trivia 2018

Post by PeterCS on Wed 28 Feb 2018, 23:30

Errr ... see first words:

"My tours of England ...."

Further big hints that he's not a Tyke in that same first paragraph: "differ [from] our associations interested in junior cricketing welfare.. [... ...] whereas Australian Junior Cricket ..."
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Re: Trivia 2018

Post by PeterCS on Wed 28 Feb 2018, 23:40

Further big lead - if you need a further clue:

"My tours of England ..":
He took part in four such tours. (Hence that voice of touring experience.)


And five (!) such series at home.
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Re: Trivia 2018

Post by embee on Wed 28 Feb 2018, 23:43

skully in not comprehending a trivia question shocker

at least he is consistent
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Re: Trivia 2018

Post by PeterCS on Wed 28 Feb 2018, 23:52

tbf, it's not stats-based.

Well, the implication you might draw from the experience has some sort of stat connection perhaps, but otherwise it's a different sort of trivium.
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Re: Trivia 2018

Post by skully on Wed 28 Feb 2018, 23:56

embee wrote:skully in not comprehending a trivia question shocker

at least he is consistent

I used to be confused, now I simply don't comprehend.

Apologies, Peter.
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Re: Trivia 2018

Post by skully on Thu 01 Mar 2018, 00:00

Gary Sobers toured England 4 times. Maybe he said it?

Bevan Congdon was another who made 4 English tours.

Was he an Aussie? Was he a he?
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Re: Trivia 2018

Post by PeterCS on Thu 01 Mar 2018, 00:15

Getting warmer by the line.
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Re: Trivia 2018

Post by PeterCS on Thu 01 Mar 2018, 00:16

I mean, no apologies due. It's just a question.
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Re: Trivia 2018

Post by skully on Thu 01 Mar 2018, 00:37

Maybe Narcy McNarcster Neil Harvey?
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Re: Trivia 2018

Post by PeterCS on Thu 01 Mar 2018, 00:48

Earlier.
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Re: Trivia 2018

Post by skully on Thu 01 Mar 2018, 01:15

He refers to the Yorkshire Federation being formed "back in 1929", so was it DGB?
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Re: Trivia 2018

Post by PeterCS on Thu 01 Mar 2018, 02:18

No. But someone who looked a bit like him at first sight (under the baggy green, at least). 14 years older.

"Back in 1929". Because the man in question had a decent longevity too - also of Test career.



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Re: Trivia 2018

Post by skully on Thu 01 Mar 2018, 02:27

Maybe Bertie Oldfield?
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Post by PeterCS on Thu 01 Mar 2018, 02:44

Indeed. From his second book "The Rattle of the Stumps" (1954). (pp26-28.)

Great title for a tome by a keeper, that.

And one of the greats of the game. Less feted than he might be, partly because of his own self-effacing humility, I suppose. But a fierce, assiduous and scrupulously fair competitor, as nimble and neat as you could get from anyone with the gauntlets, and by all accounts a very kind gent. Brave too. Cracked skull in probably still the most controversial series of them all. And badly injured in WW1. He kept picking himself up and coming back. There's resilience for you!

Nine Ashes series back to back 1920-1937. Pity he didn't quite make it to 1938 - or he would have had a hand (two) in all the inter-Wars Ashes.

Cheers to Bertie Oldfield. The most unassuming of heroes.
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Post by PeterCS on Thu 01 Mar 2018, 02:46

I had to laugh when I read that T20 - so to speak - began in Yorks.

The book is an interesting read, btw. Half way through.
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Re: Trivia 2018

Post by skully on Thu 01 Mar 2018, 04:46

Cheers Peter.
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Re: Trivia 2018

Post by skully on Thu 01 Mar 2018, 08:04

Wrong thread.


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Re: Trivia 2018

Post by skully on Thu 01 Mar 2018, 08:05

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Re: Trivia 2018

Post by skully on Thu 01 Mar 2018, 23:05

Here's a search and destroy mission.

In the most recent JAMODI in NZ, both Mitchell Santner and Ben Stokes finished on 63* for their sides. Identical not out top scores in JAMODIs had only happened 3 times prior to that. When?

Identical not out top scores by each side in an ODI:

?

?

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63* MJ Santner/BA Stokes - NZ (223) lost to Eng (225-4), Mt Maunganui, Feb 28, 2018


Hint: All were tons*, all instances were after 1990 and each game featured a subbie side.
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Re: Trivia 2018

Post by PeterCS on Thu 01 Mar 2018, 23:35

I decided to follow an obvious hunch, and skimmed Curly's ODI record.

ODI # 3547 (16 Nov 2014), it seems he and the Angelic one notched identical 139*s.
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Re: Trivia 2018

Post by skully on Fri 02 Mar 2018, 01:12

PeterCS wrote:I decided to follow an obvious hunch, and skimmed Curly's ODI record.

ODI # 3547 (16 Nov 2014), it seems he and the Angelic one notched identical 139*s.

Nice work, Peter.

Identical not out top scores by each side in an ODI:

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139* AD Mathews/V Kohli - SL (286-8 ) lost to Ind (288-7), Ranchi, Nov 16, 2014

63* MJ Santner/BA Stokes - NZ (223) lost to Eng (225-4), Mt Maunganui, Feb 28, 2018


Hint: In the 1st 3, all were tons*, all instances were after 1990 and each game featured a subbie side.
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Re: Trivia 2018

Post by skully on Fri 02 Mar 2018, 05:25

Looking for a game in the 90s and a game in the 2000s, each involving the same subcontinental side.
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