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    TWC quiz

    Wondering if anyone on CW is taking part in this year's Wisden Cricketer Christmas Quiz? Theres only a week or so to get entries in I believe. I'm finding it much harder than last year's quiz - have probably spent twice as long already and only have 43 answers I'm happy with out of 55 questions. If theres anyone else on CW doing the quiz, how many answers have you managed to find?

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    It looked too tough for me so i didn't bother but if you tell me the twelve you're not convinced about you'd be welcome to the benefit of my opinion, for what it's worth

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    I have most of the questions from 1-34, missing question 4 (who broke a world record in 2008 and said "if it hadn't been pointed out I wouldn't have known"), 9 (what was good enough for Action Man and Dr Who but not Vaughan [in 2008]), and 32 (what test record did Hoggard break at Hamilton, overtaking Underwood and Saqlain).

    The quotes are where I'm really struggling - am missing 35, 36, 38, 39 and 40.

    Also haven't been able to find a link for 43 (what links Atherton, Botham, Jardine and Symonds) or 45 (what links Agnew, Croft, Caddick and Dexter). I have an answer for all of the pictures but am not yet 100% convinced over the Jabba the Hut or Forrest Gump pictures.

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    4 has to be sehwag after the fastest triple

    and hoggard thing any thing to do with batting ??? night watch man some thing like that ?
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    4 might be him, I haven't found him say that quote anywhere yet but will keep searching.

    I also thought that Hoggard's record might be night watchman related but haven't found any record that he might've broken from coming in as the night watchman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Somerset View Post
    4 might be him, I haven't found him say that quote anywhere yet but will keep searching.

    I also thought that Hoggard's record might be night watchman related but haven't found any record that he might've broken from coming in as the night watchman.
    anything to do with dismissing left handers ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by biased indian View Post
    anything to do with dismissing left handers ???
    Possibly also, but haven't found anything as yet. It seems such a strange match to achieve a record in, given he was aweful with the ball (picked up one wicket), and scored only a few runs with the bat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Somerset View Post
    Possibly also, but haven't found anything as yet. It seems such a strange match to achieve a record in, given he was aweful with the ball (picked up one wicket), and scored only a few runs with the bat.
    Put a link up mate, I am not too bad on quotes (if they are old ones!)
    You know it makes sense.

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    The question above was:
    Who broke a world record in 2008 and said "if it hadn't been pointed out to me I wouldn't have known"?

    Thats obviously a recent one but some of the other quotes are from a while back, not sure how far back as dates are not given but the Hutton quote and Illingworth's quote that was quoted by Atherton are presumably a few decades old - they are about who is being described rather than who said them (that name is already given):
    "A most contented cricketer. I can visualise him on a sheep farm in Tasmania, sipping lager on the verandah, the ideal temperament for dealing with fast bowlers" - by Len Hutton
    "Even Ray Illingworth said he was tremendous. For him to say that about somebody with three initials who had a southern background and went to public school, he must've been good" - by Mike Atherton
    "The future of England batsmanship has the technique of Geoff Boycott, the patience of Mike Atherton and the face of a ferret" - by a county member
    "Hes not by nature a grafter. One suspects that he'd rather order new crockery than do the washing up and, if one day he couldn't see through his back window for weeds, he'd either employ a gardnerer or simply move" - by Martin Johnson
    He celebrated that day as he had all season, "with the visual expression of someone who had just been issued with a parking ticket" - by Martin Johnson

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    The parking ticket quote is about *************
    Last edited by fredfertang; 20-01-2009 at 12:28 AM. Reason: Request from Somerset

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    ... and, perhaps not surprisingly, the other Martin Johnson quote is about *********
    Last edited by fredfertang; 20-01-2009 at 12:30 AM. Reason: ditto

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    ... and a couple of guesses - Saqlain and Deadly were regular nightwatchmen so could it be as simple as most innings as nightwatchman? CBA to check but 15 mins on cricketarchive should crack it

    and the ferret quote I have never seen but Ian Bell is a dead spit for one don't you reckon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Somerset View Post
    I have most of the questions from 1-34, missing question 4 (who broke a world record in 2008 and said "if it hadn't been pointed out I wouldn't have known")
    AB De Villiers broke the record for most Test innings without a duck in 2008
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    Where did you find your answers for the quotes Fred? I presume from books because I haven't found any source on the internet.

    Agreed that Ian Bell is the likely candidate for the final quote but hes the answer to another question so I was hesistant at putting him down for two answers. Ditto with de Villiers.

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    I found the quotes in "Can't Bat, Can't Bowl, Can't Field" which is a collection of Johnson's writings

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