Zimbabwe Cricket Photo Quiz

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The second photo is called In Dovedale which got me thinking about Dale Benkenstein who was of course born in Harare. Clearly I am not on the right path here.

The first photo has hay bales in it. Something to do with cricket bails?
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eugene wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:01 am
The second photo is called In Dovedale which got me thinking about Dale Benkenstein who was of course born in Harare. Clearly I am not on the right path here.

The first photo has hay bales in it. Something to do with cricket bails?
You were correct right at the beginning of this reply, and it progressively got less convincing :)

As I said, from there, the answer is more direct!

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Gerald Linnell? Shares the last name with the painter of In Dovedale? Gerald Linnell played for Rhodesia and was a member of HDG Leveson-Gower's XI that was the first MCC team to tour Rhodesia in 1909/1910.
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eugene wrote:
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Gerald Linnell? Shares the last name with the painter of In Dovedale? Gerald Linnell played for Rhodesia and was a member of HDG Leveson-Gower's XI that was the first MCC team to tour Rhodesia in 1909/1910.
Gerald Linnell was the answer I was looking for, although your explanation is not complete. I'd still give it to you.

Both those paintings are by John Linnell, 19th century British painter, who had particular interest in painting landscapes and was inspired by Albrecht Durer. Gerald Linnell who played for Rhodesia was his grandson.


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That was a tricky one, Crimson.
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An interesting connection.

Some more information about Linnell, taken from Jonty Winch's "Cricket's Rich Heritage":

One year after his arrival in Rhodesia Linnell played an important part in Buluwayo's win in the 1897 tournament in Salisbury, the predecessor to the Logan Cup, with figures of 4-31 as Bulawayo thrashed Salisbury in the final by an innings. It seems he also for a while held a batting record in Bulawayo club cricket with an innings of 176.

In all likelihood he also turned out in 1899 when a Bulawayo XVIII took on the MCC, led by Lord Hawke (essentially England) and featuring the great Plum Warner.

Linnell's one and only FC appearance came in Rhodesia's first ever FC match, their Currie Cup debut (their first and last Currie Cup match for 25 years) against Transvaal in 1904/05.

An interesting collector's item, including a cricket ball presented to Linnell for a hat trick in Bulawayo club cricket, can be found here: https://www.angloboerwar.com/forum/bsac ... ertificate

Does that qualify him for a role as the "voice from the grave" in the "Last Rhodesian"?

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593. A more straightforward question: Who is this friendly looking chap?
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foreignfield wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:50 pm
An interesting connection.

Some more information about Linnell, taken from Jonty Winch's "Cricket's Rich Heritage":

One year after his arrival in Rhodesia Linnell played an important part in Buluwayo's win in the 1897 tournament in Salisbury, the predecessor to the Logan Cup, with figures of 4-31 as Bulawayo thrashed Salisbury in the final by an innings. It seems he also for a while held a batting record in Bulawayo club cricket with an innings of 176.

In all likelihood he also turned out in 1899 when a Bulawayo XVIII took on the MCC, led by Lord Hawke (essentially England) and featuring the great Plum Warner.

Linnell's one and only FC appearance came in Rhodesia's first ever FC match, their Currie Cup debut (their first and last Currie Cup match for 25 years) against Transvaal in 1904/05.

An interesting collector's item, including a cricket ball presented to Linnell for a hat trick in Bulawayo club cricket, can be found here: https://www.angloboerwar.com/forum/bsac ... ertificate

Does that qualify him for a role as the "voice from the grave" in the "Last Rhodesian"?
Wow, that's some great detective work to find that certificate! Not sure how it should be seen today though... But that article also says his father was an artist too!

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foreignfield wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:21 am
593. A more straightforward question: Who is this friendly looking chap?

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A complete guess: Bright Phiri?

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