Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Sport of Cricket?
How Well Do You Know the Sport of Cricket?
By: Zoe Samuel
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About This Quiz

Cricket has been around for centuries, originating in a part of Britain and then being exported around the world, mostly to former colonies that punished England appropriately by then beating them at it constantly. Cricket is the parent of rounders and baseball, as well as still being a very popular sport in its own right. Matches between nations take entire days, while even a regular game can take a full day to play.

Cricket has one of the great advantages in Britain of being a sport that is very popular with people whose families have been there for centuries as well as those whose families came more recently from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, South Africa, and beyond. This means it is very common to see players of color appearing in local clubs all over Britain, even in areas that are still overwhelmingly white - and, of course, people who play together become friends, meaning cricket is a terrific way for people to bond.

Cricket is also very cheap to play - you need one bat, one ball, and a couple sticks, which makes it very democratic. It is played from the slums of Kolkata to the prestigious home of cricket itself, Lord's Cricket Ground in St John's Wood, London, where the top players on the planet come together to compete for the Ashes, Test matches, and the World Cup itself.

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What do they call a point in cricket?
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Why does the bowler sometimes rub the ball on his leg before throwing it?
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What country has the highest number of professional cricketers?
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What is a half-century?
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What food is traditionally eaten at a cricket match?
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When is the cricket season in England?
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What color do the players wear?
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What is the difference between a baseball bat and a cricket bat?
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What is the fastest pitch in cricketing history?
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What did commentator Brian Johnston famously say that caused the entire game to stop while everyone collapsed in giggles?
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When was cricket first invented?
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In what country was cricket invented?
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How long was the longest professional cricket game in history?
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What is the person in charge of deciding whether something was within the rules called?
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What are the people on the bowler's team called who stand far out on the field and catch the ball?
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Who is widely agreed to be the best cricketer of all time?
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What is one pitch called?
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When did India win its first World Cup?
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Which player is the only Indian Test player ever to be knighted?
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Who won the first-ever Test?
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How long is a run?
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In which science fiction franchise was cricket considered a very tasteless satire on the worst wars in galactic history?
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