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Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
Date: 20 September, 2003 13:38

I know I started this but others seem to have responded with some enthusiasm. Perhaps, we should put all the questions and answers on one thread. So far we've been looking at related cricketers playing for us. I don't think we've quite exhausted that one, and I'm sure we can think of lots of other totally trivial challenges to keep our brain cells active during their annual hibernatory decline.

On the relative front, what about CJP and LML Barnwell? I think they were father and son, but I can't find any evidence in the Lhasa Public Library.

Now here's another question - for those really desperate for yak butter tea (which is as revolting as it sounds):

What links Rodger, Edward and Parma? (There is a slight SCCC connection)

LoL

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: Palairet (IP Logged)
Date: 20 September, 2003 18:19

C J P Barnwell was the Uncle of L M L Barnwell - not the father of.

I will give some thought to your other poser.

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
Date: 21 September, 2003 02:41

Thanks for clearing up the Barnwell mystery - I thought two guys each with three first names MUST be related!

Now here's another one: Which great sage of our time said that his definition of paradise was batting to his own bowling. Again there is a Somerset connection.

LoL

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: sheffieldsabre (IP Logged)
Date: 21 September, 2003 17:17

Rodger, Edward and Parma are the middle names of the three cricketing Waugh brothers - Steve, Mark and Dean respectively. Roger is their dad's name, Edward was their grandfather, but I don't know where they got Parma from - perhaps Mrs Waugh ate a lot of ham while she was pregnant? There is also a fourth brother called Danny, so goodness only knows what his middle name might be.

So how many bonus poyntz do I get for that??

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: Somerset Poacher (IP Logged)
Date: 21 September, 2003 19:18

I don't know, but if you lived in Geordie land you might be saying "Waugh man"!





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Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: Palairet (IP Logged)
Date: 21 September, 2003 21:16

Batting against his own bowling, eh?

Well, I don't know, but it sounds the sort of thing that Lord Jeffrey Archer of Weston - super - Mare would say!

But was he a great sage?

I repeat, I don't know!

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
Date: 22 September, 2003 14:41

Well done Sheffield Sabre - I've got the kettle on for the yak butter tea already.

What I can't understand is if Steve's granddad knew how to spell Roger, why didn't his dad? And as for "Parma" - that's a quiz question in its own right. (Not that I can talk, with a middle name of "of"!)

Here's a much more orthodox set to link, again with a Somerset connection: Michael, Stephen and Martin. By happy coincidence, one of them was the great sage himself.

L "of" L

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: Shepton Paul (IP Logged)
Date: 22 September, 2003 15:44

This is really annoying me - the quote about "batting to my own bowling" was mentioned on the radio very recently, and I can't for the life of me remember who they were talking about.

Please put me out of my misery soon !

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: sheffieldsabre (IP Logged)
Date: 22 September, 2003 18:32

Oops, I think I made a (probably justifiable!) spelling mistake earlier - Waugh Senior also spells Rodger with a 'd' in it. Obviously nobody in the family can spell.

Looking forward to that yak butter tea, just the thing to help get through the chilly winter nights in Yorkshire!

By the way, if Dean Waugh had ever played international cricket, would that have made him 'World Waugh Three'?

Sorry ........

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: Palairet (IP Logged)
Date: 23 September, 2003 18:59

Oh, Mr. Lol – you are a clever man!

Without your second clue, I would never have guessed the name of the great sage whose “definition of paradise was batting to his own bowling”.

The three Chappell brothers who played Test Cricket for Australia were Ian Michael, Gregory Stephen and Trevor Martin.

So, as there is a Somerset connection, might the great sage be Greg. Chappell who played with such distinction for Somerset in 1968 and 1969?

Now, here's an easy one:-

Which bowler who was released by Somerset joined another county, and took over 100 wickets in a season for his new county?

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: Wombat (IP Logged)
Date: 24 September, 2003 08:44

That would be Mushy I presume. Well I haven't heard of Ben Trott, Jamie Grove or Pete Trego knocking over that many...

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: sheffieldsabre (IP Logged)
Date: 24 September, 2003 12:05

No, but we might be adding Steffan to that list this time next year!

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: Frome Exile (IP Logged)
Date: 24 September, 2003 12:21

I'll wager that we won't!

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
Date: 24 September, 2003 13:07

Yes, it was indeed the great Greg Chappell, who came up with that fine remark - or so I've been told. Great quotations sometimes come from unlikely sources. It's nothing whatsoever to do with cricket and I may be treading on some of your political sensitivities, but one of my favourite quips came from the unlikely mouth of the late Denis Thatcher, who said that, if a man opens the car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife.

Did Allan Jones ever take 100 wickets for any of the 73 counties he played for after leaving Somerset? I doubt it somehow.

Cheers

LoL

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
Date: 24 September, 2003 13:41

Here's a challenge to make us feel good about our club: Let's see how many test captains we can name who have played for SCCC. I can think of six without blinking, but there must be more.

(And we could throw in ODIs if you like)

LoL

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: Wombat (IP Logged)
Date: 24 September, 2003 14:59

Well, er I assume your six are:
Ian Botham (Eng)
Viv Richards (WI)
Steve Waugh (Aus)
Martin Crowe (NZ)
Greg Chappell (Aus)
Sunil Gavaskar (Ind)

plus Marcus Trescothick (Eng) in ODIs

but also of course, Jack White (Eng)

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: Shepton Paul (IP Logged)
Date: 24 September, 2003 15:31

Thinking without blinking ! Wow, a trick to be proud of !

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: Palairet (IP Logged)
Date: 24 September, 2003 18:48

Well done, Mr. Wombat.

Mushtaq Ahmed did indeed take over 100 wickets for his new county after leaving Somerset.

You must forgive me for being old and having watched Somerset for about 46 years. The trouble with getting older is that one tends to forget what happened yesterday, but one can recall quite vividly events of 30 or more years ago!

That is what happened when I asked the question; I completely overlooked the fact that Mushtaq had done just that only a few days ago.

The player whom I had in mind is in fact Somerset born and bred and, having been released by Somerset due to a lack of first team opportunities, went on to take in excess of 100 wickets in a season for his new county.

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: Palairet (IP Logged)
Date: 24 September, 2003 19:25

Other Test Captains who have played for Somerset are:-

D.B. (Brian) Close (England) and
T.C (Tom) Lowry who was New Zealand’s first – ever Test Captain.

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: Wickham (IP Logged)
Date: 24 September, 2003 20:49

Mr P: did you have in mind Watchet-born Haydn Sully, who took 100 wickets in a season when he moved to Northants?
To pose a question in return, which Somerset all-rounder, who scored only two first-class centuries, scored them in successive weeks?

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