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Q: 1st Test: India v England (Cricket) ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   11 Comments )
Subject: 1st Test: India v England (Cricket)
Category: Sports and Recreation > Team Sports
Asked by: probonopublico-ga
List Price: $4.00
Posted: 27 Feb 2006 22:58 PST
Expires: 29 Mar 2006 22:58 PST
Question ID: 701763
Give me the names of

1: The English batsman who scores the most runs (both innings);

2: The English bowler who takes the most wickets (both innings);

3: The English fielder who takes the most catches (both innings); and

4: Every English player who gets stretchered off the field for any reason.

Yes that's FOUR questions, hence the price.

An answer must be submitted BEFORE the start of play (approx 4.00 am
GMT on Wednesday).

Clarification of Question by probonopublico-ga on 28 Feb 2006 21:26 PST
Wow ... A confident start by England (48 for 0)!

What next?

Clarification of Question by probonopublico-ga on 05 Mar 2006 03:55 PST
The scores are now in and the results are:

1: Collingwood
2: Hoggard
3: Strauss
4: Nobody

And the GA-ers have scored:

H2FB-WC  0
AF       0
PaliToy  1

Regretfully, Pifud has been disqualified for failing to name names.

So the winner is PaliToy!

Well done Pali ... Please post an answer and claim your reward.


(I wonder ... Is there a MaliToy?)
Subject: Re: 1st Test: India v England (Cricket)
Answered By: palitoy-ga on 06 Mar 2006 10:04 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Bryan,

Thank-you for the fun question and allowing me to win the "Man Of The Match" award.

I will now do a celebratory loop of my computer whilst riding my award
as per Matthew Hoggard... how will he get that motorbike home and
could they have found one any smaller for him?

Bring on the 2nd Test on Thursday and let's keep our finger's crossed
that the "Boycott Tummy" does not inflict any further drop-outs from
the squad.

My predictions:

1) Cook (let's hope he is starting his Test career as Strauss did his)
2) Hoggard (I have to stick with him now he has won me this!)
3) Flintoff
4) Flintoff (he will breakdown do to having to do everything).

Clarification of Answer by palitoy-ga on 08 Mar 2006 08:18 PST
Thanks for the 5-star rating and generous tip!  They are appreciated.

Don't get me started on who should be the wicketkeeper... do we want a
wicketkeeper-batsman or a batsman-wicketkeeper?  I would always prefer
the former to the latter.  A Test hardly goes by without Mr Jones
being berated for a simple dropped catch and it must be nearly time to
give Read another shot... wow, I have managed to confine my rant to
only a couple sentences ;-)
probonopublico-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $4.00
Really, Pali, I didn't 'allow you to win' (that sounds like a fix),
you won purely on merit because you were the only one of the
contestants to break his duck.

Let's face it, the opposition was ... (How do you spell pathetik?)

Anyhow, many thanks for your forecast for the 2nd Test which, as you
say, starts on Thursday.

I can see GO Jones being given the orders to 'Go' if he drops any more
simple catches! (Have you seen what Chris Read is doing in the WI?)

All the Best


Subject: Re: 1st Test: India v England (Cricket)
From: hardtofindbooks-ga on 28 Feb 2006 00:41 PST
1. Bell
2. Harmison
3. Jones
4. Collingwood will break down but will not require a stretcher.

this reminds me of this question
the correct answer is of course, "attempting to explain cricket to an American".


Subject: Re: 1st Test: India v England (Cricket)
From: answerfinder-ga on 28 Feb 2006 01:12 PST
1. Flintoff
2. Peterson
3. Anderson

But then again, what do I know about cricket?

Cook - hit by a ball while on his hands and knees on the pitch looking
for a blade of grass.
Collingwood - heat stroke.
Hoggard - mental breakdown caused by his inability to add up India?s
score as it went over 600.

and finally, Flintoff. Hit by an onion bhaji thrown by his wife after
she discovered that he did not say ?I?m going with my mates for an
Indian?, but had said, ?I?m going with my mates to India.?

Subject: Re: 1st Test: India v England (Cricket)
From: probonopublico-ga on 28 Feb 2006 03:41 PST
Great Comments.

Many Thanks!

But does this mean that h2fb is an inhabitant of this sceptered isle?

(I think that's the right spelling of 'septic' when it's red.)
Subject: Re: 1st Test: India v England (Cricket)
From: myoarin-ga on 28 Feb 2006 04:22 PST
"sceptered isle"  Do you mean "bloody Britain", Bryan, or maybe
"bloodied Britain" if the Indians get off to a good start?  ;-)
Subject: Re: 1st Test: India v England (Cricket)
From: politicalguru-ga on 28 Feb 2006 07:33 PST
Hey Bryan, 

OT but you've just received a huge compliment : 

Subject: Re: 1st Test: India v England (Cricket)
From: probonopublico-ga on 28 Feb 2006 08:13 PST
Hi Poly

Yes! Many thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Aren't some people really nice?

All the Best

Subject: Re: 1st Test: India v England (Cricket)
From: palitoy-ga on 28 Feb 2006 11:10 PST
1) Hoggard (probably will bore them into submission with his vast
range of stroke-play).
2) Hoggard (will get a lucky wicket as India score 800-1).
3) Flintoff (catching a header from Geraint Jones).
4) Judging by the rate the squad is dropping we will be lucky to have
11 left on the field (my guess is that Atherton, Boycott, Agnew et al
will be drafted in from the press box to cover for those snatching
defeat from the jaws of an unlikely victory).  I would also hazard a
guess that all of them go off the field at some point wit Delhi Belly.
 Hopefully none will roll around in pain as per the norm with
Subject: Re: 1st Test: India v England (Cricket)
From: pinkfreud-ga on 28 Feb 2006 11:12 PST
I can't give a very accurate answer to these four questions, but my
best guess is that the names of these individuals will have vowels in
Subject: Re: 1st Test: India v England (Cricket)
From: probonopublico-ga on 28 Feb 2006 12:11 PST
Rightyo Cricket Lovers

Will any of the Researchers who has posted a comment, please post an Answer.


The match starts in less than 8 hours from now (I think).

Incidentally, a previous England Touring Team suffered from what they
labelled 'Boycott Tummy'.

They got the runs alright but they came much more slowly.

Many thanks to all!
Subject: Re: 1st Test: India v England (Cricket)
From: probonopublico-ga on 01 Mar 2006 07:55 PST
Day 1 ended with debutant Alistair Cook (60) top scoring for England.

It's amazing that the 97-year-old Cook could play for England when
most people had assumed that he must be dead.

Defying the critics who had written him off as 'too old', the
legendary journalist and radio commentator has now triumphed in the
sports field.

Bring back more Senior Citizens!
Subject: Re: 1st Test: India v England (Cricket)
From: probonopublico-ga on 08 Mar 2006 09:25 PST
Hi, Again, Pali

These selectors seem to be obsessed with not always chopping and changing.

But I am afraid that GO should already have GONE.

Maybe if and when Read does get another chance, he'll show 'em!

Less than 12 hours to #2!

All the Best


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