Basic Rules And Terms Of Cricket Trivia Quiz

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If you love sports, we suggest you take our Basic rules and terms of cricket trivia quiz. Cricket is the most famous game played by two teams, each composed of eleven players who are watched all over the country and loved by millions of fans. But do you have basic knowledge about cricket rules and terms? If not, do take this quiz to learn and test your understanding of basic rules and terms of cricket. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Harold (“Dickie”) Bird is best known for his career in cricket as:

    • A.

      A batsman

    • B.

      An umpire

    • C.

      An administrator

    • D.

      A bowler

    Correct Answer
    B. An umpire
    Explanation
    Harold "Dickie" Bird is best known for his career in cricket as an umpire. He gained fame for his exceptional umpiring skills and became one of the most respected and recognized umpires in the sport. Bird officiated numerous high-profile matches, including multiple Ashes series, and was known for his strict adherence to the rules and fair decision-making. His contribution to the game as an umpire is what made him famous and earned him a lasting legacy in the world of cricket.

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  • 2. 

    For how many days is a Test match scheduled?

    • A.

      50 overs

    • B.

      Five days

    • C.

      One day

    • D.

      100 overs

    Correct Answer
    B. Five days
    Explanation
    A Test match is scheduled for five days. This format of cricket is played over five days, with each team having two innings to bat and bowl. The duration allows for a comprehensive assessment of the teams' skills and strategies. It also provides ample opportunities for the game to evolve and for the result to be determined. Therefore, the correct answer is five days.

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  • 3. 

    What is the name given to the biennial international Test cricket series played between England and Australia?

    • A.

      The Sheffield Shield

    • B.

      The Cricket World Cup

    • C.

      The Trans-Tasman Trophy

    • D.

      The Ashes

    Correct Answer
    D. The Ashes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the Ashes." The Ashes is the name given to the biennial international Test cricket series played between England and Australia. The name originated from a satirical obituary published in a British newspaper in 1882, which stated that English cricket had died and "the body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia." The term "Ashes" has since been used to symbolize the intense rivalry between the two teams.

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  • 4. 

    In which year were the first laws of cricket believed to have been written?

    • A.

      1774

    • B.

      1882

    • C.

      1709

    • D.

      1806

    Correct Answer
    A. 1774
    Explanation
    The first laws of cricket are believed to have been written in 1774. This suggests that there were no official rules or regulations governing the game of cricket prior to this year. The establishment of these laws in 1774 marked an important milestone in the history of cricket, as it provided a standardized framework for playing the game and resolving disputes.

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  • 5. 

    What is the slang term given to a ball that is bowled so well that it is considered unplayable by the batsman?

    • A.

      An inswinger

    • B.

      A jaffa

    • C.

      An over

    • D.

      A half volley

    Correct Answer
    B. A jaffa
    Explanation
    A "jaffa" is a slang term used in cricket to describe a ball that is bowled so well that it is considered unplayable by the batsman. It refers to a delivery that is extremely difficult to hit or defend against, often due to its pace, movement, or accuracy. This term is commonly used to praise the skill and effectiveness of the bowler in delivering such a ball.

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  • 6. 

    What does the term LBW stand for in cricket?

    • A.

      Long blue wickets

    • B.

      Lunch bought weekly

    • C.

      Leg before wicket

    • D.

      Leg before wide

    Correct Answer
    C. Leg before wicket
    Explanation
    Leg before wicket is a when a batsman is struck with the ball in front of the stumps without hitting the ball with the bat, and the umpire believes the ball would have hit the stumps and so decides that the batsman is out.

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  • 7. 

    What does the term "to bowl a maiden over" mean?

    • A.

      None of these

    • B.

      Knock a lady over

    • C.

      An over where no runs are scored

    • D.

      Woo a lady with your charm

    Correct Answer
    C. An over where no runs are scored
    Explanation
    A maiden over is when a bowler completes an over with out conceding a run.

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  • 8. 

    What are extras in cricket?

    • A.

      None of these

    • B.

      Runs that are not scored off the bat

    • C.

      Part of a film crew

    • D.

      Uns given for free every over as a bonus

    Correct Answer
    B. Runs that are not scored off the bat
    Explanation
    Extras are sometimes called sundries. They are made up of byes, leg byes, wides and no balls.

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  • 9. 

    What is a bye in cricket?

    • A.

      A run scored when the keeper fails to stop the ball

    • B.

      When the batsman stands next to something

    • C.

      Opposite of hello

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. A run scored when the keeper fails to stop the ball
    Explanation
    When the bowler bowls the ball, if the batsman fails to hit the ball and the keeper misses it enabling the batsmen to complete a run, then a bye is scored.

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  • 10. 

    When the batsman hits the ball and it clears the boundary on the full, how many runs are scored?

    • A.

      Six

    • B.

      Three

    • C.

      Four

    • D.

      None; the batsman is given out

    Correct Answer
    A. Six
    Explanation
    A six is what batsman like to hit. Four runs are scored when the ball runs along the ground and reaches the boundary.

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