Turl Cricket Quiz – part 1

Turl CC quiz master, Dave Barclay, compiled trivia tests for both the southern and northern legs of the club’s annual (non-playing) tour in September. In common with the club, we begin with the south – 11 questions: one answer to number 1; two answers to number 2, etc.

Good luck and please submit suggested answers, requests for clues, complaints or corrections in the comments. The official, Barclay-approved answers will feature in a post later this week.

1. Who is the only cricketer to have captained both the Gentlemen and the Players?

2. Australians hold the record for most Test runs scored at two grounds in England and Wales. Name both grounds and both batsmen.

3. Derbyshire’s T20 team has had three nicknames. What are they?

4. Four men have taken more than one Test hat-trick. Who are they?

5. Which five left-arm bowlers have taken the most Test wickets for the West Indies?

6. Six different bank teams have won either the Quaid-e-Azam trophy or the Patron’s Trophy in Pakistani domestic cricket. Name them.

7. Seven cricketers have captained the England men’s ODI team, but not the Test team. Who are they?

8. When Bob Willis bowled England to victory at Headingley in 1981, Graeme Wood was caught behind off Botham, Border was bowled by Old and Alderman was not out. Who were the eight Australians Willis dismissed ?

9. Lara scored 400 in a Test match. There are nine first class scores higher than this. What are they and who scored them?

10. Ten Grahams or Graemes have played Test cricket for England. Who are they?

11. Which eleven words (excluding “of”) comprised Ranji’s full title at the time of his death?

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4 responses to “Turl Cricket Quiz – part 1”

  1. Andy Powell says :

    Hi Chris and fellow Turl members! Trust the tour was fantastic.
    Here goes not very much,. but it was fun trying!

    1. Ted Dexter
    2. Headingly Don Bradman; Cardiff Michael Clarke
    3. oh dear – 15 years away from England etc etc.. Limestone Cowboys, The Peaks, something alliterative – ?Diamondheads?
    4. Dominic Cork; Merv Hughes; Stuart Broad; Johnny Briggs?
    5. (I suspect the list dwindles very quickly…) In approximate order of wickets taken – Sobers, Sobers, Sobers, Sulieman Benn, Bernard Julien,
    6. Habib Bank, Pakistan National Bank, PCCI, Lahore Bank, Bank Of Karachi, Pakistan Small Savings Ministers Bank XI
    7. Paul Collingwood, Stuart Broad, Adam Hollioake, Marcus Trescothick, Ian Bell, Allan Lamb, Michael Yardy
    8. In batting order: John Dyson, Kim Hughes, Graham Yallop, Martin Kent (or similar, EG:Trevor Chappell), Rod Marsh, Ray Bright, Geoff Lawson, Dennis Lillee,
    9. Lara 501, BB Nimbalkar 499, Archie McLaren and Graeme Hick (both 425 at Taunton?) Lara again ?,Attapattu?
    10. In order of first test appearance: Graeme Roope, Graham Gooch, Graeme Barlow, Graham Dilley, Graham Fowler, Graeme Hick, Graham Thorpe, Graham Onions
    11. (in approximate formal order..) Prince Kumar Sri Ranjitsinghi Jam Sahib (of)Nawanagar, Governor (of) Baroda, Order (of) Merit

    • chrisps says :

      Andy, time and distance has not dulled your excellent trivia sense. A score well over 40. Great to hear from you. Chris

      • Andy Powell says :

        Thanks Chris.

        I think “well over 40” sums it up nicely.

        Fancy remembering Trevor Chappell and not Graham Swann?. Alzheimers – take me now….

  2. Brian Carpenter says :

    I do like the look of this, Chris, but can’t really get my head round it as I’m on holiday in rural Scotland.

    Question 9 (off the very top of my head): Lara (501*), Hick (405*), McLaren (424?), BB Nimbalkar (449?), Hanif Mohammed (499), Ponsford x 2, Bradman (452*), Aftab Baloch (428).

    I may be on board for later rounds (I get home on Thursday).

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