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We don’t like cricket, we love it but how much do you know about the sport?

Do you know your LBW from your googlies?

IRELAND BEGAN THEIR World Cup odyssey last week when they faced West Indies in Nelson.

Phil Simmons’ side produced a remarkable performance to open their Pool B campaign with a convincing win, resulting in widespread interest and fanfare.

But, how much about cricket do you really know? Test your knowledge of LBWs, run-rate and everything in-between with our quiz…

How many deliveries are in an over?
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4
5

6
8
Which one of these is not a mode of dismissal?
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Run-out
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Bowled

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Hit umpire
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Obstruct field
Which ground is known as the 'Home of Cricket?'
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Melbourne Cricket Ground
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Lord's

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Newlands
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Eden Gardens
How long in the length is a cricket pitch?
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22 yards
20 yards

25 yards
18 yards
Who scored Ireland's first ever World Cup century?
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Kevin O'Brien
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Trent Johnston

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Eoin Morgan
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Jeremy Bray
In an One-Day International, how many overs are bowled per innings?
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40
60

20
50
Which of these is not a fielding position?
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Third man
Fine leg

Deep extra cover
Boundary bodyguard
A nightwatchman is a term used to describe a player that...
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is promoted up the order to 'protect' a better batsman
is a very poor batsman

is used to watch over the ground overnight
In what year did Ireland beat Pakistan at the World Cup?
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2011
2008

2007
2003
Who is currently in possession of the Ashes?
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Australia
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England
What's the nickname given to the Irish fans?
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The Barmy Army
The Bhoys

The Irish brigade
The Blarney Army
The pinnacle of international cricket is a Test match but how long does a game last?
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5 days
4 days

It's never ending!
Eight hours
What is meant by the term 'a maiden over'?
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Taking five wickets in one over
When a bowler bowls his first over in international cricket

An over in which a batsman doesn't score any runs
An over in which a batsman hits six successive sixes
What does LBW stand for?
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Lost by weather
Leg before wicket

Last ball winner
Will Ireland qualify for the quarter-finals of the World Cup?
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Yes
No
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You scored out of !
Richie Benaud
You know your stuff. You're the ultimate cricket aficionado.
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
George Hook
You've more than a passing interest in the sport but you slip-up when it comes to the intricacies.
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You scored out of !
Alan Kelly TD
You try your best to keep up to speed with what's happening but your knowledge comprehensive just yet.
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Inpho
You scored out of !
Cricket novice
You're not quite sure what the difference between cricket and rounders is yet but don't worry there's still time to familiarise yourself before Ireland's next game!
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