Friday, July 20, 2007

Cricket Quiz # 24 ( Books & Authors)

Q.1 Identify this nobel laureate ( left pic ) who once famously said, "I tend to think that cricket is the greatest thing God ever created on earth, certainly greater than sex, although sex isn't too bad either."

Q.2 Which famous writer, also a fine sportsman, once claimed the wicket of the great W G Grace, a feat which inspired him to write a poem on the subject?

Q.3 "Silence of the Heart", a melancholy book about cricket deals with a very specific but sad suject. What was David Frith's book all about?

Q.4 "A bat, indeed, can look an entirely different instrument in different hands. With Grace it was a rod of correction, for to him bad bowling was a deviation from moral order; Ranjitsinhji turned a bat into a wand, passing it before the eyes of the foe till they followed him in a trance along his processional way....". This is an extract from which of Neville Cardus' masterpiece?

Q.5 Who authored "The Summer Game" ?


Anonymous said...

1. Harold Pinter
2. Arthur Conan Doyle
3. Cricketing suicides. One of the books that I really want to buy (if available in second hand :-) )
4. Blind guess - Days in the sun ? (because you called it a masterpiece, impossible to guess otherwise - could be pretty much any of his works)
5. Gideon Haigh certainly has a recent book by that name (or a collection of his articles, not sure) but I am pretty sure that it is far as from being the only work with that title. Cardus is one of the authors of a book with that name.


Stuart said...

I agree with anon. re the answers given, and would also be interested to know the answer to 4.

In terms of David Frith's book, Silence of the Heart was originally published as "By his Own Hand". A very interesting book and well worth tracking down.