Sports Quiz Part 2: Cricket

Yorkshire's 'Jack Brooks celebrates after bowling Varun Chopra
Yorkshire's 'Jack Brooks celebrates after bowling Varun Chopra
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Try your luck with these questions on cricket in part one of our annual quiz.

Answers at the bottom of the page.

Yorkshire cricket

1: Yorkshire’s County Championship triumph was the 31st time they had won the title outright. With whom did they share the trophy in 1949?

2: Yorkshire clinched the Championship on September 12. Which famous Yorkshire player bowed out of first-class cricket on the same day at Scarborough in 1986?

3: Can you name Yorkshire’s Championship-winning captains since the Second World War?

4: Yorkshire won five Championship games last summer by an innings. Against which counties?

5: How many Championship runs did leading scorer Adam Lyth make for Yorkshire last season?

6: Adam Lyth scored Championship hundreds last summer against which clubs?

7: How many runs did Adam Lyth and Alex Lees put on for the first wicket in the second innings of the Championship match at Northampton?

8: How many wickets did leading wicket-taker Jack Brooks take in the Championship last season?

9: Brooks’s haul included five-fers against which counties?

10: Can you name the Somerset last-wicket pair that denied Yorkshire victory in the final game of the season at Headingley?

World cricket

1: Sri Lanka performed a clean sweep last summer against England in Test, one-day and T20 cricket. What were the respective series scores?

2: Which bowler dismissed James Anderson to hand Sri Lanka victory off the penultimate ball of the Headingley Test?

3: Anderson faced 55 balls for his duck in that innings, but who holds the record for the most deliveries faced for a Test match duck?

4: Yorkshire’s Kane Williamson took six weeks out in mid-season to play for New Zealand on their tour of West Indies. What was the result of their three-match Test series?

5: England beat India 3-1 in their second home Test series of the summer. What was the score in the one-day series?

6: Yorkshire’s Joe Root scored a century in the final ODI at Headingley. How many Yorkshire players had previously hit a one-day international hundred at Leeds?

7: West Indies pulled out of their tour to India recently following the fourth one-day international held at which venue?

8: What was the result of the recent heavyweight one-day international series between Australia and South Africa?

9: Cricket was rocked last month when Phillip Hughes was killed after being struck on the head by a bouncer while playing for South Australia against New South Wales. Who was the non-striker at the time of the accident?

10: Which former Yorkshire pace bowler was playing in that match for New South Wales?


Yorkshire cricket: 1 Middlesex; 2 Geoffrey Boycott; 3 Brian Sellers, Ronnie Burnet, Vic Wilson, Brian Close, David Byas, Andrew Gale; 4 Northamptonshire (home), Warwickshire (home and away), Lancashire (away), Nottinghamshire (away); 5 1489; 6 Durham (home and away), Northamptonshire (away), Middlesex (home), Lancashire (away), Nottinghamshire (away); 7 375; 8 68; 9 Northamptonshire (home), Lancashire (home); 10 Jamie Ov erton and Alfonso. Thomas.

International cricket: 1 1-0 (Tests), 3-2 (one-dayers), 1-0 (T20); 2 Shaminda Eranga; 3 Geoff Allott of New Zealand; 4 New Zealand won 2-1; 5 India won 3-1; 6 None; 7 Dharamsala; 8 Australia won 4-1; 9 Tom Cooper; 10 Mitchell Starc.