The Inaugural Emerging Cricket Quiz

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 22: Team Thailand look up at the replay screen on a wicket decision during the ICC Women's T20 Cricket World Cup match between the West Indies and Thailand at WACA on February 22, 2020 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Sat in your bedroom, bereft of ideas, plans or company?

It’s a strange time for just about everybody at this point, as we batten down the hatches and let everything blow over. Looking to stimulate the body and brain, we turn to puzzles and games to challenge the mind.

Emerging Cricket has decided to help, with the very first Emerging Cricket Quiz to keep things ticking over.

Questions will start easier, with some curlier ones later in the piece. Enjoy!

Emerging Cricket Quiz – 1st Edition

All questions worth one point

  1. Who is the only Irish men’s player to score a century in all three formats of the international game?

2. How many matches did Thailand win on the bounce to break the record for most consecutive victories in Women’s T20Is?

3. Which city is home to the Japan Cricket Association headquarters?
a) Saga b) Soka c) Suzu d) Sano

4. The Cricket Cranes are the nickname for which national team?

5. How many nations made their debut at the 2020 U19 Cricket World Cup?

6. Leading First Class bowling averages in England in 1908 was American Bart who?
a) Bishop b) King c) Lord d) Jester

7. Which Indian batsman fell to the Dwayne Leverock catch, bowled by Malachi Jones at the 2007 World Cup?

8. Who scored Thailand’s first Women’s T20 World Cup fifty?

9. Who dismissed Virat Kohli in the Netherlands’ Group B clash with India at the 2011 World Cup?

10. Who is the head coach of the Scottish men’s team?

11. Which Irish women’s player is a member of the ICC Development Panel of Umpires and has also represented her country in football?

12. Which Namibian was drafted by the Vancouver Knights for the 2019 Canadian Global T20?

13. Which team won the first European Cricket League?

14. Former national team player and current CEO of Cricket Vanuatu, Shane Deitz, played for which Australian State?

15. Which franchise won the inaugural EPL in 2017?

16. What is Thailand Men’s T20I ranking as of March 3, 2020?
a) 50 b) 55 c) 60 d) 65

17. Uganda holds the World Record for the highest team total in Women’s T20 Internationals. What was their total?
a) 308-1 b) 312-3 c) 314-2 d) 320-5

18. Which Pakistani was Ireland’s ‘overseas’ player in their 2006 C&G Trophy campaign?

19. Sabawoon Davizi represents which European country?

20. In the Barramundi miracle of WCL2 in Namibia last year, what was the difference in net run rate between PNG and Canada at WCL2, handing PNG ODI status?
a) 0.008 b) 0.010 c) 0.012 d) 0.014

Answers below

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  1. Kevin O’Brien – O’Brien completed the treble with a knock of 124 against Hong Kong in the Oman Pentangular Series in October 2019.
  2. 17 – Their amazing streak lasted over a year before they fell to Scotland in August.
  3. D
  4. Uganda
  5. Two – Japan was joined by Nigeria at the tournament in South Africa.
  6. B – Bart King toured as part of the Philadelphian team, with his average of 11.01 only bettered fifty years later.
  7. Robin Uthappa
  8. Nattakan Chantam – Chantam made 56 at Sydney Showground before being dismissed by Pakistan’s Diana Baig.
  9. Peter Borren – Borren likes to cause a stir on Twitter by reminding the union of cricket fans.
  10. Shane Burger
  11. Mary Waldron – Waldron officiated in the regional finals of the recent men’s ICC T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier.
  12. JJ Smit – Smit became the first Namibian drafted into a foreign T20 franchise.
  13. VOC Rotterdam – The Dutch side beat Germany’s SG Findorff in the competition’s final.
  14. South Australia
  15. Panchakanya Tej
  16. D
  17. C
  18. Shahid Afridi
  19. Czech Republic
  20. C – PNG players watched Canada’s match against the USA across town on a phone, as the Americans passed a total that took Canada’s net run rate below PNG’s

Special thanks to Ryan Morgan (@Ryanoncricket) for looking over the questions.


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