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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    close to one of those players - the only other players who are connected are

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    Clue: It was an Australian bowler who received the box of chewing gum as a gift. The fact that it was an entire box is significant!
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    Merv Hughes gave it to Geoff Lawson after he had his jaw broken by Sir Ambi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Spitter View Post
    Merv Hughes gave it to Geoff Lawson after he had his jaw broken by Sir Ambi.
    Obviously a box of chewing gum is exactly what you need just after your jaw has been put back together again with screws and wire, and you're eating through a straw. For the macabre minded, here is the footage of Lawson being hit then carried off;

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tas6iJnxUBo

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    Which sporting club was represented by four Australian Test captains in a sport other than cricket?


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    Clue #1: 3 out of the 4 test captains who represented this sporting club represented other States in cricket, from where this club is located.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Spitter View Post
    Which sporting club was represented by four Australian Test captains in a sport other than cricket?
    I had to read this a couple of times. So it is a non cricket sporting club and we have to guess the what the name of the club is?

    I would guess the sport would be AFL given so many cricketers play it - can you tell me if that guess is correct at least?
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    My original thought was whatever the Chappell's baseball club was. Henley?
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    Not Aussie Rules. Not Henley.

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    Firstly a correction -- 5 Australian Test Captains played for this club (not 4 as previously stated). Apologies but i don't think that deceived anyone.

    Clue #2: One of the test captains has been quoted as saying he was better at this sport than cricket.

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    Can you elaborate?

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    Baseball club

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    The answer is indeed Mosman Baseball club who included the following Test captains as part of their alumni:
    • Richie Benaud
    • Ian Chappell
    • Greg Chappell
    • Allan Border (to whom the quote in Clue #2 is attributed).
    • Ian Craig

    As well as:
    • Neil Harvey
    • Graham Hole
    • Gordon F Rorke
    • David Sincock
    • Bill Johnston (where he broke the the Australian record for the longest throw in 1945 (121m).

    As well as Ken Irvine (Australian rugby league great)

    You're up tbb.

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    Which ground hosted the first recorded game outside England? (If you have a different answer to mine that could reflect that I haven't been able to check all the records before posting the question or you have something to tell the game's historians).

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    Checked the records and I can't find an earlier instance of a ground outside England hosting a game of cricket.

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