Lunchtime Bonus Question
Devotees of the Lunchtime Bonus Question know all too well the crushing effect of a heartbreaking anti-climax.
Thus it was that after years of being in the wilderness, the LBQ (in which we give an answer and you send in wrong answers which purport to be in some way amusing) staged a one-day-only never-to-be-repeated comeback. It's a measure, therefore, of how little one can trust the BBC nowadays that today we bring you the second one-day-only never-to-be-repeated comeback. This time it's to commemorate the same sense of overwhelming let-down that must have been around on this day in 1948 when the great Australian cricketer Don Bradman played his last ever innings, the final Test at the Oval. He went into the match having a career average of 101. He needed just four runs to secure what no other cricketer had ever come near - a final career average of 100 or more. Expectation was high. Nerves were jangling. The Master strode to the wicket, the greatest player the game has ever seen, amid a standing ovation and cheers from the England team.
For Bradman, though, it was an anxious few moments. Needing a sole boundary, he did not score from his first ball. Time to settle those nerves. Then spinner Eric Hollies sent him the second delivery. Bradman read the spin. But instead of coming on to his bat as the Don expected, the ball went the other way and merely flicked the edge of the bat and went on to take the bail. Bradman was out for a second-ball duck. His average came down below 100 - 99.94 to be exact.
That's the kind of feeling the LBQ is celebrating today.
So anyway, if the answer is CINDERELLA IN THE MAKING, what is the question? Click on the comments button below to see some gloriously incorrect answers.