Q. Who was the first cricketer to claim 500 wickets in test matches?
A. Courtney Walsh
Q. What is meant by the term, Chinaman, in cricket?
A. The term, Chinaman, denotes an off break bowled by a left-handed bowler to a right-handed batsman. The expression is said to have derived from the blower Ellis Achong, who although played for the West Indies, was actually Chinese and who practiced this kind of bowling, although he was not the first to do so. This term should not be confused with the other cricket term, Googly.
Q. What is the meaning of ‘Ashes’ in the Cricket world?
A. The term, ‘Ashes’ pertains to the mythical prize contended for in the Cricket Test matches between England and Australia. When England was beaten at the Oval in 1882 a mock obituary of English cricket appeared in the Sporting Times. The ashes of a burnt cricket stump were subsequently placed in an urn and given to the English team when it next won.
Q. The first one-day Cricket World Cup tournament was held in
Q. In cricket, the length of the pitch between the wickets is
A. 22 yards (20.12 m)
Q. In which country was ex-England cricket captain Tony Greig born?
A. South Africa.
Q. In English cricket what do the letters TCCB stand for?
A. Test and County Cricket Board.