Festive Sports Quiz of 2015- the Questions ...

Think you know everything about everything that’s happened in the world of sport this year? Then why not take a break from the turkey, tinsel and all the other trimmings - another piece of shortbread anyone? - and have a go at our 2015 Sports Quiz.


The answers can be found HERE

Merry Christmas from everyone on the Yorkshire Post sports desk, have fun and good luck ...

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International cricket

1: England were thrashed by Australia in their opening game of the World Cup in Melbourne. Who scored a hundred for the hosts?

2: Things got no better in England’s next match against co-hosts New Zealand. Chasing a modest target of 124, who struck 77 not out from 25 balls with eight fours and seven sixes for the Kiwis?

3: England finally got their World Cup campaign off the ground with victory over Scotland. Who set them on their way with a career-best 128?

4: England managed only one more win from their six World Cup group games. Who did they beat?

5: After England crashed out at the World Cup first hurdle, which countries perished at the semi-final stage?

6: England restored pride by beating New Zealand in a one-day series in England last summer. What was the score?

7: After England won the Ashes 3-2, what was the result of the ODI series against Australia?

8: Adil Rashid’s 5-64 against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi were the best figures by an English leg-spinner on Test debut since what year?

9: For which Big Bash League franchise did Adil Rashid sign during the winter?

10: Ross Taylor’s innings of 290 for New Zealand against Australia at Perth was the highest Test score by an overseas player in Australia since which Englishman hit 287 at Sydney in 1903?

Domestic cricket

11: Which Yorkshire player started 2015 playing for Big Bash League franchise Hobart Hurricanes?

12: Yorkshire began their season with a game against MCC in Abu Dhabi. What was the result?

13: After Younus Khan pulled out of a deal to rejoin Yorkshire, which Indian batsman stepped in to replace him?

14: What nickname did the Yorkshire players give to said Indian batsman after they found his real name too cumbersome to pronounce?

15: Yorkshire kicked off their County Championship title defence at which ground?

16: Only one side finished below Yorkshire in the T20 Blast North Group. Who?

17: What position did Yorkshire finish in Group A of the Royal London Cup?

18: Yorkshire’s Jonny Bairstow had a remarkable Championship season, scoring 1,108 runs in 15 innings. How many hundreds and fifties did he hit along the way?

19: Who was the only other Yorkshire player to pass 1,000 runs in the Championship last season?

20: In retaining the Championship, Yorkshire won how many games and gained how many points – both records since the move to two divisions?

Yorkshire football

21: Who is the current longest-serving Football League manager in South Yorkshire?

22: How many Yorkshire clubs have changed their manager so far this year.

23: Phil Parkinson was appointed as Bradford City boss in August 2011. Who are the four league managers who have had longer tenures?

24: The seven-figure signing of Chris Wood in the summer was Leeds United’s most expensive capture since which striker joined for £1.15m in August 2005.

25: Statistically, who was the top-placed Yorkshire club on Christmas Day 1995.

26: And on Christmas Day 1985 and 1975?

27: Which European club did Hull City purchase striker Adama Diomande from in early September?

28: Two Yorkshire-born players were in England’s victorious 1966 World Cup squad. Name them.

29: How many times have Middlesbrough played at Wembley and not won?

30: Last season was the first campaign that a Yorkshire side were not promoted since when?

International football

31: Name the three opponents England were drawn against in the group draw for Euro 2016.

32: France will host next summer’s European Championships. When did the country last host the finals?

33: England lost just once in ten games during 2015. Who beat Roy Hodgson’s men?

34: When Wayne Rooney broke Sir Bobby Charlton’s record for international goals in September, who were the opposition?

35: Who was the top scorer in Euro 2016 qualifying?

36: Who won the Africa Cup of Nations in 2015?

37: Wales’ qualification for Euro 2016 was the first time the nation had reached a major finals since what year?

38: How many teams will compete in next summer’s tournament in France?

39: Two countries finished Euro 2016 qualifying without a point. Name them.

40: England boasted the only 100 per cent record in qualifying for Euro 2016. Who had the next highest points tally?

General sport

41: Which nations did Great Britain defeat on the way to winning the Davis Cup for the first time since 1936?

42: Name the 2015 Carnegie Challenge Cup winners following a 50-0 demolition of Hull Kingston Rovers at Wembley in August.

43: Name the four gold medal winners for Britain at the 2015 IAAF World Championships, held in China during August.

44: Which British rider won the 2015 Tour de France?

45: Where did the 2015 Tour de France begin?

46: How many Grand Prix victories did Britain’s Lewis Hamilton record on the way to becoming Formula One world champion for a third time – 10, 11 or 12?

47: Which team beat the New York Mets to win the 2015 Major League World Series crown in November?

48: Name the National Hockey League franchise which won the 2015 Stanley Cup.

49: Golden State Warriors won which coveted American sports title earlier this year?

50: Who this year became Great Britain’s first Grand Prix motorcycle world champion since Barry Sheene in 1977?

51: In April, which Kenyan athlete won the 2015 London Marathon?

52: Team GB Olympic hopeful Bianca Walkden became 2015 world champion in which martial art earlier this year?

53: Whose unfortunate last-minute own goal sent England Women out of the World Cup with a 2-1 defeat to Japan in their semi-final in Canada?

54: Name the male winners of tennis’ major grand slam titles in 2015.

55: Which Italian player secured the 2015 US Open women’s title, the only grand slam championship not won by Serena Williams?

56: Which American golfer won the 2015 Open at St Andrews?

57: Name the winners of the other three golf majors in 2015.

58: Which South Korean golfer won the 2015 Women’s British Open, which was played at Turnberry?

59: In which German city did British boxer Tyson Fury defeat Wladimir Klitschko to become the world heavyweight champion?

60: In February, which team defeated defending champions Seattle Seahawks to win Superbowl XLIX?

61: Name the seven-strong British squad which secured an historic silver medal at the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, which were held in Glasgow.

62: Which team beat Bath to win the 2015 Aviva Premiership final at Twickenham?

63: Name the teams which finished top and bottom of the RBS 6 Nations table.

64: Name the 50-1 shot who went on to win the 2015 World Snooker Championship at the Crucible in Sheffield.

65: Which British Olympian claimed her first overall European title at this year’s Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Holland?

66: Name the 2015 world rally champion.

67: Which two club sides contested the 2015 European Rugby Champions Cup final?

68: Name the three golf tournaments which world number one Rory McIlroy missed due to the ankle ligament injury suffered playing football.

69: Who defeated Phil Taylor to win the 2015 Professional Darts Championship?

70: Name the swimmer who became the first Briton to collect three gold medals at the World Aquatics Championships, which were held in Kazan, Russia in the summer.

71: In August, Lord Coe beat which fellow former Olympic champion in the election to become IAAF president?

72: How many World Cup races did Lizzie Armitstead win this year?

73: Who won the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire in May?

74: In which Yorkshire city did Sir Bradley Wiggins break the national 10k record?

75: Which White Rose cyclist crashed out on the opening stage of the Tour de Yorkshire?

76: In which country did Danny Willett win the European Masters?

77: How many top-10 finishes did Matt Fitzpatrick record in his rookie season on the European Tour?

78: Yorkshire diver Jack Laugher won two bronze medals at the world aquatics championships in which Russian city?

79: Hannah Cockroft won two gold medals at the IPC world championships in Doha. How many world titles has she won?

80: Diver Tom Daley won a gold medal alongside which Leeds diver in the 10m platform at the world championships?

Rugby league

81: Who won Steve Prescott Man of Steel in 2015?

82: Who finished as Super League’s top try-scorer?

83: How many league games did Wakefield Trinity win in the regular season before the Middle Eights?

84: Who scored the last-second drop goal that gave Castleford Tigers a dramatic 25-24 win over St Helens in June?

85: How many debuts did England coach Steve McNamara hand out this autumn and who to?

86: How many offloads did Adam Cuthbertson make in 2015 when smashing Andy Lynch’s record?

87: Which Hull FC player was the top tackler in Super League?

88: Who joined Hull KR on loan from Canterbury Bulldogs in July?

89: Who was the Championship Player of the Year?

90: Who won the Golden Boot for a record third time?

Rugby union

91: Which former Otley coach returned to the club as director of rugby in 2015?

92: Which Huddersfield-born player was controversially dropped from England’s World Cup squad?

93: Which Yorkshire side gained the highest league placing at the end of the 2014-15 season?

94: Who did Kevin Sinfield make his Yorkshire Carnegie debut against?

95: What is the name of Harrogate Rugby’s new ground?

96: Who did Sandal defeat to win promotion to National League Two North?

97: Which Doncaster Knights player featured with Fiji in the World Cup?

98: Who replaced Lee Blackett as Rotherham Titans head coach?

99: Who did Doncaster play in the B&I Cup final?

100: How many tries did Yorkshire Carnegie flanker Josh Bainbridge score against Bristol in October?

Rugby Union World Cup

101: What four nations played at Elland Road in the Rugby World Cup?

102: At which ground did Japan shock South Africa in the Rugby World Cup?

103: How many tries did England score in their opening-night win over Fiji?

104: How many points did Wales fly-half Dan Biggar score against England?

105: Which Australian back scored two tries against England?

106: Which fixture set the record attendance for a Rugby World Cup game, and where was it held?

107: What was the name of the match official who ran off the field after the controversial end to the Scotland v Australia quarter-final?

108: In which country other than England were games at the Rugby World Cup held?

109: How many points did New Zealand put on France in their quarter-final?

110: Who was named player of the tournament?

Racing – Flat

111: Who rode Golden Horn when the champion colt won York’s Dante Stakes?

112: Which horse defeated Golden Horn in the Juddmonte International?

113: Name the trainer and jockey responsible for the Juddmonte winner.

114: Which horse won the Ebor?

115: And the Ebor-winning trainer and jockey?

116: Simple Verse won a controversial St Leger for which trainer?

117: Name the 2015 Yorkshire horse of the year.

118: North Yorkshire jockey Graham Lee won the Ascot Gold Cup on which horse?

119: Who was the 2015 champion apprentice?

120: By how many lengths did Mecca’s Angel beat Acapulco in the Nunthorpe Stakes?

Racing – National Hunt

121: Who rode Many Clouds to victory in the Grand National?

122: Prior to Coneygree, which was the last novice to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup?

123: AP McCoy’s final Cheltenham Festival winner was on which horse?

124: The 20-time champion jockey recorded his final career winner on which horse?

125: Who was the 2014-15 champion conditional rider?

126: North Yorkshire’s James Reveley won the French Champion Hurdle on which horse?

127: Who rode Cue Card to glory in Wetherby’s Charlie Hall Chase?

128: The West Yorkshire Hurdle went to Richard Johnson on which runaway winner?

129: Cole Harden won the World Hurdle under which jockey?

130: Which horse won the Queen Mother Champion Chase?

Who am I?

131: I have managed in Turkey and Portugal and now work in Yorkshire.

132: I played the first rubber for Great Britain in the Davis Cup final against Belgium.

133: I was the man Andy Murray defeated to clinch the Davis Cup for Great Britain.

134: I am a starting quarterback in the NFL who won the Super Bowl for a fourth time in February.

135: I am a former world champion in Formula 1 who has just signed a one-year deal to drive for a 17th year in the sport.

136: I am the man who ended Luke Campbell’s unbeaten start to life as a professional boxer.

137: I am a weightlifter from Keighley who made a step up the senior ranks this year with a strong showing at the world championships in Houston.

138: I used to play for Northamptonshire, but having broken into the England set-up, I have now joined two-time defending champions Yorkshire.

139: I am a diver from Leeds who won 10m platform gold at the European Games, having had a successful career in the junior ranks.

140: I am the Italian tennis player, traditionally a doubles specialist, who surprisingly ended Serena Williams’s bid to win all four tennis grand slams by defeating her in the semi-final of the US Open at Flushing Meadows.