Cricket Trivia Quiz
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The first official international cricket match was held in 1844. Which were the participating countries?
B) Australia and England
C) Canada and the United States
D) Ireland and Scotland
The pinnacle of international cricket competition is the “test match”. How long does a test match last?
100 years later
The very first cricket test match between England and Australia was held in Melbourne in 1877. Australia won the contest by 45 runs. In the centenary match of 1977 between the same nations, what was the result?
B) England got their revenge, by the same 45-run margin
C) The game could not be completed owing to bad weather
D) The score was tied
Which of the following nations has never participated in a cricket test match?
In 1997, the first in a series of two cricket games between India and Sri Lanka included the highest total ever reached by one side in one innings of a test match. How many runs did the top-scoring Sri Lankans accumulate?
What is meant by the cricketing term “sticky wicket”?
B) A field where long grass makes run-scoring difficult
C) A game in which conditions favor the batsmen over the bowlers
D) A severe breach of normal cricket etiquette
In cricket, what is meant by the phrase “bowling a maiden over”?
B) Colliding with another fielder when trying to catch the ball
C) Taking five wickets and scoring 100 runs in the same match
D) Toasting victory by quickly drinking three glasses of beer
A name with no place
Cricket has a richer store of peculiar jargon than perhaps any other sport, and the names given to the fielding positions provide some notable examples. Which of the following is not the name of a standard cricket fielding position?
Three little words
What do the initials “LBW” mean to a cricketer?
B) Leg Before Wicket — the batsman is out for blocking with his leg
C) “Little-Boy” White — a diminutive English fast bowler of the 1800s
D) Loss By Weather — untimely rain results in loss for the batting side
In cricket, what is the “Duckworth-Lewis method”?
B) A training regimen in which the batsmen practise blindfolded
C) Pairing an aggressive batsman with a defensively-minded partner
D) The system for awarding victory in games interrupted by weather
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