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Cricket Trivia Quiz

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It is not true that the English invented cricket as a way of making all other human endeavours look interesting and lively; that was merely an unintended side effect. I don’t wish to denigrate a sport that is enjoyed by millions, some of them awake and facing the right way, but it is an odd game. — Bill Bryson, humorist and travel writer

Stick and ball games have existed since ancient times, but none other has the storied past, the exotic traditions, or the huge international following of cricket. Nor has any other game been so mystifying to the untutored observer, or provided as ripe fodder for mockery from those reared on less subtle, more easily digested entertainments, such as baseball.

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This quiz makes its first appearance in late November, 2006, as one of cricket’s regular epic spectacles, a series of matches between England and Australia known as The Ashes, is just getting under way (with Australia having the better of the early going). For those who know little of cricket, the quiz will introduce you to some of its mysteries. If you are already steeped in the game, you may find the questions here a little easy. We hope to bring you experts a more challenging cricket quiz in the future!

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