Wednesday 7 December 2011

A Very Special Quiz

The Leaflocker editorial staff is very sorry to announce that we don't have a quiz prepared for all of our loyal readers this week, although the answers for last week's quiz are now available. Instead, we would like to draw your attention to the annual "Notchers News" Christmas cricket scoring competition, which in the past few years has greatly increased our understanding of fiddly bits of cricket scoring, to the detriment of dinner-table conversation but to the great benefit of underworked cricket synapses.

Notchers News is an excellent scorer's newsletter from the UK (where cricket scoring is a serious business), which brings me great joy on a quarterly basis when it lobs in my email inbox.

An example of the type of questions that we're talking about here, from last years quiz:
"The striker makes a legitimate second strike at the
third ball of the over to protect his wicket; the batsmen run and, after they have crossed, the fielder throws the ball in an attempt to run the non-striker out; the throw misses and the batsmen complete three runs. How many runs should be added to the score?"
This years competition can be found on pages 2 and 3 of the latest issue of Notchers News and is well worth a look if a complete understanding of the Laws and Spirit is one of your life goals.