Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Random Question (December 24, 2013)

Q. The two people shown in this picture, leaving the field after the second day’s play between Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana at the Queen’s Park Oval in March this year, together achieved something that has never happened in any international match, and only a few times in all first-class cricket. What?

A. Father and son playing in the same cricket match.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul's son Tagenarine made his first-class debut for Guyana in Feburary, aged only 16. In his fourth match, against Trinidad and Tobago in Port-of-Spain in March, he played alongside his father, who made a valiant 108 in the second innings as Guyana fell 45 short of their victory target of 376. 

Cricinfo says: There has never yet been an instance of a father and son playing alongside each other in a Test match, the nearest approach being that Chris Cairns' Test debut for New Zealand was only four years after his father Lance's final appearance. There have been a few instances in first-class cricket, though, the most recent being in April 1996, when Heath Streak's 46-year-old father Denis was called up, owing to a player shortage, to play alongside his son for Matabeleland in Zimbabwe's Logan Cup final. Most of the other instances came in county cricket in England quite a long time ago: there was one celebrated Championship match, in Derby in June 1922, in which father-and-son Bestwicks, playing for Derbyshire, bowled to father-and-son Quaifes for Warwickshire.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Random Question (December 14, 2013)

Q. In the light of recent events, the shape of this building as seen on Google Earth is evoking some ironic commentary on social networks. What building is it?

A. The Supreme Court of India