Ashes Scavenger Hunt by Dan Liebke

I borrowed this off Dan Liebke (@LiebCricket), and you can find the original here.

I’ve added some of my own things, you can see them at the bottom.

HOW TO PLAY: Simply watch every single minute of the upcoming Ashes series in England and check off the items as you spot them. The player with the most points wins the Ashes… Scavenger Hunt.

SCAVENGER HUNT ITEMS

  • England fans/commentators/players refer to 2005, 5 points
  • Australian fans/commentators/players refer to 2013/14, 8 points
  • Time-travelling fans/commentators/players refer to 2021, 60 points
  • Dave Warner twitter fiasco, 2 points
  • Marsh brothers batting partnership, 3 points
  • Marsh brothers bowling partnership, 10 points
  • Marsh brothers drinking partnership, 12 points
  • Joe Root smiles innocently as if he’s not the devil himself, 1 point
  • England batting collapse, 4 points
  • Australian batting collapse, 9 points
  • Lord’s Media Centre commentary box collapse, 16 points
  • Ryan Harris spell where nobody talks about his knees, 50
  • Steve Smith scores a century, 2 points
  • Steve Smith wears the baggy green, 4 points
  • Steve Smith wears the baggy green while scoring a century, 8 points
  • Steve Smith wears nothing but the baggy green while scoring a century, 16 points
  • Commentators start droning on about ‘howlers’ after DRS controversy, 5 points
  • Commentators start droning on about ‘howlers’ after Australia’s middle order turn into werewolves, 80 points
  • Michael Clarke refers to Michael Clarke in the third person, 3 points
  • Ben Stokes hits a dashing century, 4 points
  • Ben Stokes hits a dressing room object, 6 points
  • Brad Haddin half-century consisting primarily of edges and mistimed swats, 2 points
  • In post-Test interview, Alastair Cook smiles grimly, 4 points
  • In post-Test interview, Alastair Cook smiles happily, 8 points
  • In post-Test interview, Alastair Cook cackles like the Joker after poisoning the London water supply, 12 points
  • Players go off because of bad light, 1 point
  • Players go off because of bad hair day, 20 points
  • Stuart Broad time-wasting, 0.1 point (to a maximum of 100 points)
  • David Warner sledge, 1 point
  • Jimmy Anderson sledge, 2 points
  • Rosebud sledge, 20 points
  • Double letter English surname spelled with only one letter, 3 points
  • Australian fast bowler sent home from tour early with a back injury, 1 point
  • Michael Clarke sent home from tour early with a back injury, 5 points
  • Australian team physiotherapist sent home from tour early with a back injury, 20 points
  • Nathan Lyon spins Australia to victory, 3 points
  • Moeen Ali spins England to victory, 5 points
  • Marais Erasmus spins around in circles until he falls over, 10 points
  • Australians referred to as ‘Dad’s Army’, 2 points
  • Australians referred to as ‘The Army of Darkness’, 10 points
  • Terrifying Mitchell Johnson bowling spell destroys England top order, 5 points
  • Terrifying Mitchell Starc bowling spell destroys England top order, 5 points
  • Terrifying Mitchell Marsh bowling spell destroys England top order, 10 points
  • Unanticipated declaration of innings by Michael Clarke, 3 points
  • Unanticipated declaration of independence by Michael Clarke, 30 points
  • Shock Ashton Agar selection, 20 points
  • Shock Kevin Pietersen selection, 40 points
  • Shock ghost of Sir Donald Bradman selection, 99.94 points

Statscrunch Bonuses

  • Stuart Broad refuses to walk, 2 points
  • Stuart Broad given out off DRS, 5 points
  • Stuart Broad incorrectly given out off DRS, 20 points
  • A Welsh flag at Cardiff, 1 point
  • More Welsh flags than English flags, 10 points
  • Welshmen cheering for Australia, 10 points
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