Quiz answers

Here are the answers to our most recent quiz. How did you get on?

1. Apocryphally, who bowled his final delivery in first class cricket (to David Boon) with his flies undone and, so he says, his “old man” hanging out? Ian Botham. Who else?

2. Who completed his 71 match test career with a batting average of only 18.73 but a highest score of 201 not out? Jason Gillespie; his double century was against Bangladesh.

3. Which two nations are full test sides in women’s international cricket, but not men’s? Ireland and the Netherlands.

4. Apart from Headingley, only one other Yorkshire venue has ever hosted a test match. Which? Bramall Lane, Sheffield, which staged one Ashes test in 1902.

5. Which of these counties did Chris Lewis never play for: Surrey, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Gloucestershire? Gloucestershire.

6. Kia (now), Brit (formerly) and AMP (ditto) have all occupied a particular cricketing distinction. But who were first? Foster’s – the first title sponsor of the Oval.

7. Which cricketers have been significant in the careers of (a) Lilia Kopylova and (b) Karen Hardy? Respectively, Darren Gough and Mark Ramprakash – their celebrity partners in successive Strictly Come Dancing victories.

8. Which pairs of test nations compete for: (a) The Wisden Trophy, (b) The Frank Worrell Trophy, and (c) The Basil D’Oliveira Trophy? England v West Indies; West Indies v Australia; England v South Africa.

9. Rank these cricket journalists by the number of test matches they played for England, in descending order (ie, most first). Vic Marks (six tests); Jonathan Agnew (three); Steve James (two), Simon Hughes (none).

10. Its occasional twentieth century exponents include Hedley Verity, Jack Iverson and Mike Brearley, and it was – probably – last deployed in first-class cricket by Oxford University’s Phil Gerrans in 1990. Since 2000 it has been illegal unless agreed by the captains in advance. What? Underarm bowling.


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