HomeSport / Cricket  



Question: How many yards are there between the wickets in a game of cricket?

Answer: Twenty-two (22) Yards 

Question: If you are watching at the Oval, in which county cricket club are you sat? 

Answer: Surrey 

Question: Who is the only English batsmen to have scored two double centuries in test matches in Australia since the Second World War?

Answer: Alastair Cook 235 not out in Brisbane 2010 and 244 not out in Melbourne 2017. 

Question: Who was the first batsman to score more than 500 runs in a single first-class innings? 

Answer: Brian Lara 

Question: Which County Team has won the County Championship the most number of times?

Answer: Yorkshire

Question: Who is the only West Indian batsman to have scored more than 100 centuries in First Class cricket? 

Answer: Viv Richards  

Question: What are the travelling supporters know as who follow the England Cricket Team especially on overseas tours? 

Answer: The Barmy Army 

Question:  Who was the first batsman to score 10,000 runs in test cricket? 

Answer: Sunil Gavasker 

Question: Ian Botham played for three different counties during his playing career. Somerset was his first and Durham his last. For which other county did he play? 

Answer: Worcestershire 

Question: For which English county did Brian Lara play?

Answer: Warwickshire

Question: Which County Team won the County Championship in every season between 1951 and 1958?

Answer: Surrrey

Question: Chris and Stuart Broad are father and son who both played cricket for England, Chris as an opening batsmen and Stuart as an opening fast bowler.  Which of them has the higher score in a single innings in a test match? 

Answer: Stuart Broad Stuart scored 169 against Pakistan at Lords in 2010 (his only test century); Chris Broad scored six test centuries the highest being 162 against Australia at Perth in 1986.  

Question: For which English County did Viv Richards play?

Answer: Somerset

Question: In which year did the series between England and Australia that became known as Botham’s Ashes take place? 

Answer: 1981 

Question: Whose selection by England for the 1968–69 cricket tour of South Africa caused the cancellation of the tour and South Africa’s exclusion from Test cricket? 

Answer: Basil D’Oliveira The incident became known as The D’Oliveira Affair.  

Question: Name the Australian businessman who, in 1977, revolutionized cricket when he lured many test cricketers away from test matches to play World Series Cricket? 

Answer: Kerry Packer 

Question: England footballer, Geoff Hurst is famous for scoring a hat-trick in a World Cup Final. For which county did he play one first-class cricket match?

Answer: Essex (versus Lancashire in 1962)

Question: In which country are Sheffield Shield matches played?

Answer: Australia

Question: Which England all-rounder had the nickname, The Barnacle?

Answer: Trevor Bailey (“Barnacle Bailey”)

Question: Which England captain was the first Test outfielder to take 100 catches? 

Answer: Wally Hammond

Question: Who captained England during the infamous Bodyline series in Australia? 

Answer: Douglas Jardine 

Question: Where was the experimental Timeless Test Match played in 1939? 

Answer: Durban, South Africa It was abandoned as a draw after nine days otherwise the England team would have missed their boat home.