So, today seven of us, who have deep connections to Kapunda, visited the pub for lunch.
Here’s the answers to the quiz. The winner was Mrs. G. Cross of Gepps Cross.
- Seven. Attendees were Crackshot, Swanny, Fats, Lukey, Woodsy, Stef, Mickey.
- Yes, lunch began at 12.30.
- No, incorrect. Everyone in attendance ordered a schnitzel.
- False. Nobody ordered the Diane sauce.
- No, incorrect. Everyone ordered salad with their meal despite the ‘no salad, extra chips option.’
- True. Apparently, Fats ate most of his salad to the surprise of not just his lunchmates but all in the pub.
- Three minutes. A new record time. That’s how long it took to disparage another Kapunda chap who wasn’t at the lunch but should have been. Sorry, Whitey.
- Inexcusably home on his couch. See Question 7.
- A goat. Lukey was elsewhere.
- Four. The number of former and current Kapunda publicans mentioned over lunch. For bonus points in order these were: Nugget (Clare Castle Hotel), Puffa (Prince of Wales), Alan Meaney (Prince of Wales) and Unknown Queenslanders (Prince of Wales).
- Four. Number of lunch attendees eager to play for Kapunda Cricket Club in the new year. This was announced after two beers and part way through the schnitzels.
- One. Number of lunch attendees who will likely play for Kapunda Cricket Club in the new year (Woodsy: current A5’s captain).
- Three. Number of attendees who went to the recent Adelaide Test.
- Six. Number of second inning South African Test wickets to fall during our lunch.
- One. Australian Test victories witnessed.
- None. Number of D. Warner fans in attendance at lunch.
- Three. Nostalgic and somewhat wistful mentions of cricket at Adelaide Oval during the 1980’s.
- One. Discussion of Greenock Schlungers (for those following at home this is the affectionate name for their local cricketers and not a German smallgood).
- None. Bikies spotted. Whew. If you don’t count avid amateur motorcyclists Fats and Swanny.
- 72.7 kilometres. Distance from Gepps Cross Alehouse to Kapunda.
- One. Beers needed for trip from Gepps Cross Alehouse to Kapunda.
- 14.7 kilometres. Distance from Greenock to Kapunda.
- Two. Beers needed from Greenock to Kapunda.
- Three. Number of attendees who drove up the river yesterday to look at the flood.
- A goat. Schnitzels are incapable of deliberate physical movement.
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