Cricket-opedia Contest: Results

Cricket-opedia Contest Answers

Without much ado, here are the answers in blue:

1. Who was the first cricketer in the world to be given out by a Third Umpire?

Sachin Tendulkar

2. His was the first real face to adorn the covers of “Bible of cricket”. Who is he?

Michael Vaugham was featured on cover page of Wisden in 2003.

3. Recognise this veteran cricketer:


Gundappa Vishwanath

4. This cousin of an Hollywood actor has been part of three World Cup teams, once as a Captain. Who is he?

Martin Crowe

5. He played for his country, England, in cricket as well as football. He is also the only man to have captained England in both the sports. Who is he?

Reginald Erskine Foster (sometimes also called Tip Foster)

6. Name the batsman who outscored the entire opposition team in each innings of a test match.

Justin Langer (vs. Pakistan in 2004)

7. Name the only captain ever to forfeit an test innings.

Hansie Cronje vs. England

8. During the post match presentation of his last International match he famously asked the crowd “Did I entertain?”. Who is he ?

Brian Lara

9. Who played the role of Douglas Jardine in a Aussie telivision series ‘BodyLine’?

Hugo Weaving

10. He is an acknowledged all-rounder. He is right-handed batsman and known for left-arm spin bowling. He has played for county Glamorgan. Who is he?

Ravi Shastri

Cricket-opedia Contest Winners

I have got 5 winners who got all 10 answers correct. (Sorry, all you guys who got 9 answers correct.)

Chittaranjan, Ish, Prakash, Sandil Srinivasan and Shruti

Edited to add: I have got one more winner Ishan. (Sorry Ishan, your comment was held in spam. )

Congratulations, guys! 🙂 Please send your snail mail address to us so that prizes can be shipped to you by Virgin-IHL. As you will remember that the sponsers of this cricket-opedia contest are Virgin-IHL.

P.S: Thanks again Kapil for helping me with the quiz. 🙂

P. P.S: Sandil, I have your snail mail address. Thanks!

16 Responses to “Cricket-opedia Contest: Results”

  1. 1 Reema June 3, 2009 at 12:38 am

    CONGRATS to the winners!! Ish? Never knew u were interested in cricket! I thought u were a tennis fan 🙂

  2. 2 Mahendra June 3, 2009 at 5:59 am

    It was entertaining to read the correct answers! 🙂

  3. 3 Vee June 3, 2009 at 6:15 am

    Whoa, all 10 correct…and by 5… thats quite good

    Shucks I just missed by 1..have 9 of them correct ;)… Google Baba Ki Jai Ho… Lol..

    Congrats Winners..

  4. 4 Ava June 3, 2009 at 8:23 am

    The answers were illuminating. Russell Crowe’s bro is a crickter, Wow ! I should have known the Gundappa Vishwanathan and Bodyline answers, the TV series and Vishu belong to my gen. Sigh ! being a sister of cricket fans did no good to me.

  5. 5 sakhi June 3, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Congrats winners!! 🙂

  6. 6 oorja June 3, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    congrats to winners..!

    this was informative.. though not much interested in cricket all information is always welcome…

  7. 7 Sukhdeep Singh June 3, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    just 1 wrong and that too i answered the other captain.. my bad..!! 😦

    nvm next time..!!

  8. 8 Chittaranjan June 4, 2009 at 1:17 am


    Thank you all. Esp. Poonam, Kapil and Virgin-IHL.

    There were some toughies in there….as someone said before, Google ki jai ho.

    P.S: er…are we supposed to send in our snail mail addresses by e-mail or drop in a comment via ‘Contact’ page?

  9. 9 Liju Philip June 4, 2009 at 5:53 am

    How come there is no consolation prize? I got 9 right. Iam going to start a protest outside Parliament house from today.

    I demand reservation of prizes for people who get 9 or at least 8 questions correct.

  10. 10 Solilo June 4, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Congratulations to all the winners!

    Poonam, who designed your banner? Chirag? Very nice.

  11. 12 Kido June 5, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Congratulations to all the winners 🙂

    B/w nice header, Poonam 🙂

  12. 13 Amit June 5, 2009 at 12:57 am

    Congratulations everyone!!
    The first answer surprised me. Didn’t know that!

  13. 14 Smita June 5, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    buhu subuk subuk 😦

  14. 15 Soham July 7, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    I came to this post very late .. Infact today only .. I missed the quiz !!

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