Daily Question – 29

Today’s question comes from Gaurav Sundararaman, who is, in his own words, “a sports buff whose love for sports range from T20 cricket all the way to 9-Ball pool. He is also (rather unusually) a very big fan of the Australian cricket team. His big dream is to win an open sports quiz if there is ever one… sigh!!! You can read his personal blog right here.”

If three people made up an exhaustive list, and two of them are the people in the visuals below, who is the third? Also, what connects them?

Maurice Allom (Visual 1) and Damien Fleming (Visual 2) were the first and last people to take a hattrick on their test debuts. The only other cricketer to have achieved that feat is Peter Petherick.

Cracked by 28 of you! In order – Thomas Masun, Vivek Cheriyan, Thejaswi Udupa, TKB, Manish Achuth, Sumant Srivathsan, zizzyphus, ganesh, Shyam, CR, Diwakar Pingle, 007rajesh, Venkatakrishnan.A.J, Rajagopal, Venkatesh, karthik, anannyad, Vikram Vasu, Rohan, Vishal, citibank(rupt), Ananth, Rajesh M, Akila, Sumo (with nearly 10 hours between his two guesses!), Venky, Harish and Wasi Manazir! Well done!

32 thoughts on “Daily Question – 29

  1. Dear Uncle:

    These two uncles are Maurince Allom and Damien Fleming. The third uncle would be Peter Petherick. These are the only three uncles to have taken a hat-trick on Test debut.

    Booyakasha.

    Kind regards,
    Thomas Masun

  2. The pictures show Maurice Allom and Damien Fleming who along with Peter Petherick are the only three cricketers to have taken a hat-trick on test debut.

  3. Connect – People who took hat tricks on test debuts.

    Missing – Peter Patherick

  4. The third guy is Peter Petherick. Connection – All three have taken a hat-trick on test debut.
    The 1st picture is that of Maurice Allom. The 2nd picture is that of Damien Fleming.

  5. New Zealand off-spinner Peter Petherick,hat-trick on test debut and the other two are Maurice Allom and Damien Fleming.

  6. Peter Petherick of New Zealand took a hat-trick on test debut and the other two are Maurice Allom and Damien Fleming.

  7. Peter Petherick is the missing person. Maurice Allom and Damien Fleming are the other two guys. Connect is people to take hat-tricks on debut in tests.

  8. Shamelessly Googled with just Damien Fleming– Third guy is some chap called Peter Petherick and he, Fleming and Maurice Allom, all took hat-tricks on test debut.

  9. Maurice Allom, Damien Fleming and Peter Petherick are the only players to have taken a hat-trick on test debut!!!

  10. Peter Brenthwick,New Zealand offie,and all have taken hat-trick in their test debut and rest are Englishman Maurice Allom and Aussie Medium-pacer Damien Fleming.

  11. Peter Petherick,New Zealand offie, and rest are Englishman Maurice Allom and Aussie Medium-pacer Damien Fleming and all have taken hat-trick in their test debut.

  12. Connect : Hat trick on test debut .
    Pic 1 – Maurice Allom
    Pic 2 – Damien Fleming

    Missing pic must be Peter Petherick’s.

  13. Answer is Peter Patherick …. Bowlers who have taken a hat trick on test debut. The pics show Muarice Allom (in fact took four wickets of five balls )and Damien Fleming

    Matti

  14. A must be Maurice Allom
    B is Damien Fleming
    and the photo left out must be Peter Petherick (and I think the reason he’s been left out is there’s no pic of his on cricinfo – else there’s no reason to not show the face of such an obscure guy)

    so the connect is hat trick on test debut

  15. Peter Petherick. Maurice Allom (first visual) and Damien Fleming (Second visual) along with Peter Petherick are the only three players to take a hat trick on Test Debut

  16. Maurice Allom and Damien Fleming. The third is Peter Petherick. Only three to have taken a hat-trick on test debut.

  17. maurice allom, damien fleming, peter pretherick.. only three bowlers to have taken a test hattrick on debut

  18. I remember an interesting anecdote Thomas Masun told me that he had got from his penfriend in pakistan. His penfriend’s uncle had gone to watch a test match between the pakis and the kiwis and he wanted to pee badly. Javed Miandad was batting and the uncle took off. When he got back to his seat, Intikhab Alam was walking back to the pavillion. Javed wasnt on the pitch and neither was Wasim Raja who came in after javed. So he asked the guy next to him as to what the @#$% had happened and the chappie replied that the new dude who was bowling for the kiwis for the first time had taken a hatrick and his name was Peter Pathetic(sic) aka Peter Petherick.
    So Thomas used this info to discover that the other 2 blokes in this question also took hat-tricks on debut and just smsed this answer.

  19. Visual 2 is Damien Fleming. One of only three men to have taken a hat-trick on Test debut.
    Other 2 are Maurice Allom (visual 1) & Peter Petherick.

  20. From Wiki: Three players have taken a hat-trick on their Test debut, English medium pace bowler Maurice Allom in 1930 (No. 10), New Zealand off-spinner Peter Petherick in 1976 (No. 17), and Australian medium pace bowler Damien Fleming in 1994 (No. 20).

  21. Damien FLeming and Maurice Allom. The third is Peter Petherick. Only three to take a hat trick on test debut.

  22. 1. Maurice Allom
    2. Damien Fleming
    3. Peter Patherick

    All these guys got a hat-trick on their test debut.

  23. New Zealand’s former spinner Peter Petherick is also included in the list as he took hat trick against Pakistan in his debut test. Recently he passed away..

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