cricket/music quiz

Capybara

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Nice quiz, thanks @byased

England: 10 Alan/Bill Ward
Australia 8 Gary/Dave Gilmour
5 Michael/Bev Bevan
11 Brett/Alvin Lee

That's my four guesses for the day.
 
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byased

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And four good ones at that. all correct. Dave Gilmour my favourite guitarist, seen him and Pink Floyd many times over the years. Saw Black Sabbath in 1970 in their early days, ears were ringing for days afterwards.
I was just checking on the spelling for Gary Gilmour, and it came up with a you tube clip of him taking 6 wickets in the first world cup at Headingley in 1975. One or two of the most plum LBWs you could wish to see. Worth a watch
 

Capybara

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I was just checking on the spelling for Gary Gilmour, and it came up with a you tube clip of him taking 6 wickets in the first world cup at Headingley in 1975. One or two of the most plum LBWs you could wish to see. Worth a watch
I was there on the day. If you had used the other spelling it would have linked to a hit single a couple of years later.
 

byased

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Quite a short but eventful day. Gilmour struggled to get into the side, with Lillee, Thomson etc, but could bat as well it seems.
I remember the single, about the chap on death row, who shared the same name. I wonder if his estate got royalties?
 

DaveMorton

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I'll get my own back with a poetry quiz - just you wait!

I remember watching (on TV) the Gilmour performance at Headingley, when the ball swung round corners. Was it really as long ago as 1975? Who knows where the time goes? [A song even I know, but more of the folky sort of stuff I do like. Happy to have been reminded of it.]
 

Karma

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I'll get my own back with a poetry quiz - just you wait!

I remember watching (on TV) the Gilmour performance at Headingley, when the ball swung round corners. Was it really as long ago as 1975? Who knows where the time goes? [A song even I know, but more of the folky sort of stuff I do like. Happy to have been reminded of it.]
Gosh, I remember that song. Was it Sandi Denny, Fairport Convention or Pentangle? Beutiful female voice. Must have been 60 years ago.The tune's going through the smokerings of my mind though, DaveMorton.
 

DaveMorton

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I do, of course, get the 'smoke rings of my mind' reference, even down the foggy ruins of time. Poetry, innit? Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow. But I don't think either Dylan had much interest in cricket. Old age should burn and rave at close of play? Rage, rage against the dying of the light - Dickie Bird.
 
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Karma

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I do, of course, get the 'smoke rings of my mind' reference, even down the foggy ruins of time. Poetry, innit? Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow. But I don't think either Dylan had much interest in cricket. Old age should burn and rave at close of play? Rage, rage against the dying of the light - Dickie Bird.

Well I assure you I'm not making this up but I read the following a year or two ago and I think even quoted this on a cricket forum , maybe that other place:

Bob Willis died some three years ago from prostate cancer ,a complaint sadly known to many of us but in Bob's case at a comparatively young age, from memory 69. His widow set up a prostate charity. Now Bob's middle name (I think by deed poll) was 'Dylan', he was obviously a fan. Bob Dylan is actually honorary patron of that charity. A little tenuous in this example but true that he has some interest in cricket. True as far as I can tell and I'd like to believe it as gospel.
 

byased

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Yes to Bobby and Jason Gillespie.

Sandy Denny was the singer of Who knows where the time goes, an early Fairport Convention number.

One cricket related song is When an old cricketer leaves the crease, by Roy Harper.
 

byased

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Only 5 to get, 2 from England, one could be various players, but the one I have selected has captained England but would probably have to make do with vice captain to Peter May. The other was an all rounder who may have enjoyed the Southend Sound.

3 Aussies, a batsman who could also bowl, a captain of the team, and a wicketkeeper who also played purely as a batsman. Feel free to finish them off if you know them.
 

DaveMorton

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And Bob Dylan took the name of Dylan Thomas. Small world. Fairport Convention were at what I consider the pretentious end of the Folk scene, the finger in the ear brigade.

I did actually play cricket for the same team as a guy who became famous in the music world, Mike d'Abo. Selwyn College, Cambridge, early 60s. He was a really crap fieldsman. But he used to play the piano in the pub after the game, rather better than he played cricket.
 

Karma

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And Bob Dylan took the name of Dylan Thomas. Small world. Fairport Convention were at what I consider the pretentious end of the Folk scene, the finger in the ear brigade.

I did actually play cricket for the same team as a guy who became famous in the music world, Mike d'Abo. Selwyn College, Cambridge, early 60s. He was a really crap fieldsman. But he used to play the piano in the pub after the game, rather better than he played cricket.
Still on a theme, wasn't it Mike d'Abo who was a member of Manred Mann when they recorded The Mighty Quinn/Quinn the Eskimo, a song by ,yes, Bob Dylan first featured on Music from Big Pink , a collaboration with ' The Hawks' ( of Rocking Ronnie Hawkin and the Hawks fame) who evolved into The Band. I travelled to the Isle of White to see The Band and Bob Dylan (and many others in the late 1960's. My memory and the facts may also have become clouded by the same smokerings in my mind.
 

Hawke

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And Bob Dylan took the name of Dylan Thomas. Small world. Fairport Convention were at what I consider the pretentious end of the Folk scene, the finger in the ear brigade.

I did actually play cricket for the same team as a guy who became famous in the music world, Mike d'Abo. Selwyn College, Cambridge, early 60s. He was a really crap fieldsman. But he used to play the piano in the pub after the game, rather better than he played cricket.
An uncle of Mike D'Abo was a former Yorkshire CCC amateur batsman, Bill Harbord. who played occasionally in the thirties and once captained the side. Brian Sellers got the nod over him as permanent skipper. Harbord then served on the YCCC committee for decades. He was born in Rutland but lived all the rest of his life in Yorkshire near Tadcaster. He married into the John Smith's brewing family and became chairman.
The Manfreds visit a local venue most years and I have seen him with them a few times.
 

Capybara

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Only 5 to get, 2 from England, one could be various players, but the one I have selected has captained England but would probably have to make do with vice captain to Peter May. The other was an all rounder who may have enjoyed the Southend Sound.

3 Aussies, a batsman who could also bowl, a captain of the team, and a wicketkeeper who also played purely as a batsman. Feel free to finish them off if you know them.
England: 5 MJK/Robert Smith
 

Donnylad

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Amazing musical knowledge Colleagues!
I am still scrabbling around looking for possible pairs.

Aussie number 3
Shane/Bruce Watson?
 
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byased

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Amazing musical knowledge Colleagues!
I am still scrabbling around looking for possible pairs.

Aussie number 3
Shane/Bruce Watson?
Amazing musical knowledge Colleagues!
I am still scrabbling around looking for possible pairs.

Aussie number 3
Shane/Bruce Watson?
Shane and Bruce Watson, and MJK/Robe3rt Smith both correct, well done.

The remaining England player is an Essex all rounder,
The two Aussies, are an ex captain from relatively recent times, and a batsman/wicketkeeper from the 70s, (post Packer I think)
 

Donnylad

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England No 7 ... even after all those Essex clues I had to look him up.

Graham/Barry Knight.

Graham Knight of the group formerly known as the Gaylords ........ I kid you not!!
 

byased

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Yes , perhaps the most obscure one of the lot. Marmalade were never huge, although they are still going after over 50 years, and Graham Knight was with them for well over half that time. I did like one of their early ones, reflections of my life, wort ha listen if you have not heard it or forgotten it.
 

Capybara

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I've exhausted what I know out of my head now. I toyed with Rodney/Mama Cass for the Aussie wicketkeeper but it falls down on him not being Australian and Cass not being her surname.
 
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