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Ashes Cricket Quiz I

  1. During the first Test at Lord's in the 2005 Ashes series which bowler became the fourth in history to take 500 Test wickets with the dismissal of Marcus Trescothick?




  2. Which South African cricket captain scored 162 runs on his debut in the second Test of the 1982-83 series?
  3. At Trent Bridge, Nottingham, in the 2015 Ashes series, which bowler ran through the Australian batting line-up in a devastating spell of swing bowling that saw Australia get dismissed for just sixty?
  4. Which bowler took 31 wickets on his second Ashes tour in 1993 with the crowd often chanting "Sumo" when he ran in to bowl?
  5. Who has scored more runs in the Ashes than any other player ever?
  6. The term 'Ashes' originated in a satirical obituary published in a British newspaper, The Sporting Times, after Australia's first Test win on English soil. Which ground in 1882 saw this first victory? And which English player scored only 4 and 32 runs in this famous match?
  7. In 2009, to celebrate the first high-definition television transmission of the Ashes series, which former player was commissioned by BSkyB to hand-paint five Sky+ HD digiboxes?
  8. Which Australian reputedly sank 52 cans of beer on the flight to England in 1989 beating the previous record of 45 cans by wicketkeeper Rod Marsh?
  9. Where would you visit to see the Ashes Urn?
  10. The 2005 Ashes series in England saw the inauguration of the Compton–Miller Medal for the Ashes Man of the Series award. Who won this medal in: (a) 2005, (b) 2007 and (c) 2015?
  11. Name the Australian that scored the second fastest Test match century in history in the 2006-07 Ashes Test match at the WACA ground?
  12. Name the player that dislocated his shoulder, keeping him out of the game for over a year, after tackling a pitch invader in 1982 at the WACA Ground?
  13. Which bowler delivered the first ball of the 2006-07 Ashes series five yards wide at the Gabba ground?
  14. Give the shared last name of the first brothers to score Test centuries in the same innings?
  15. "Don’t bother looking for that, let alone chasing it. That’s gone straight into the confectionary stall and out again." Who said it and who hit the ball?

Answers:

  1. Glenn McGrath





  2. Kepler Wessels (he captained South Africa after playing 24 Tests for Australia)
  3. Stuart Broad
  4. Merv Hughes
  5. Don Bradman (Australia)
  6. The Oval. WG Grace.
  7. Jack Russell
  8. David Boon
  9. Lord's cricket ground (museum)
  10. (a) Andrew Flintoff, (b) Ricky Ponting, and (c) Joe Root
  11. Adam Gilchrist
  12. Terry Alderman
  13. Steve Harmison
  14. Chappell (Ian and Greg, in the final test of the 1972 Ashes series)
  15. Richie Benaud commentating on an Ian Botham shot



Ashes Quiz II

  1. Which English bowler took a hat-trick at Sydney in 1999?




  2. Who caused controversy during the 1990–91 Ashes Tour in Australia by going for a joy-ride in a Tiger Moth biplane?
  3. During the fourth Test of the 1956 Ashes series, which English spin bowler finished with match figures of 19 for 90?
  4. Which cricketer holds the England record for the most runs scored in a series with 905 runs during the 1928–29 Ashes series?
  5. The WACA, which hosted its final Ashes Test in 2017–18, is in which Australian city?
  6. In which year was 'Botham's Ashes', a series popularly given this name due to the remarkable performances of Ian Botham with both bat and ball?
  7. Which city hosted its first Test match on 8 July 2009 as the opening match of an Ashes series?
  8. Shane Warne's first delivery in Ashes cricket became known as the 'Ball of the Century'; who was the unfortunate victim of this ball?
  9. Who led the Australian team of 1989 that resoundingly defeated England 4–0?
  10. Which cricket tactic is also known as fast leg theory bowling?
  11. Which umpire was given special dispensation to umpire in an Ashes match at Lord's as his final Test, but turned down the opportunity to maintain the ICC's neutral umpiring policy for Test matches?
  12. Which former England captain was once described by Australian player Rodney Hogg as having "a degree in people"?

Answers:

  1. Darren Gough





  2. David Gower or John Morris (both answers are correct)
  3. Jim Laker
  4. Wally Hammond
  5. Perth
  6. 1981
  7. Cardiff (at the SWALEC Stadium)
  8. Mike Gatting
  9. Allan Border
  10. Bodyline (a tactic of the English cricket team for the 1932–33 Ashes tour of Australia, specifically to combat the batting skill of Australia's Don Bradman. Douglas Jardine was England's captain.)
  11. David Shepherd
  12. Mike Brearly



Ashes Cricket Trivia III

  1. What name is the Brisbane Cricket Ground commonly known by?
  2. The Ashes urn, standing just 11 cm high, is made of what material?




  3. Which wicketkeeper became the first to take 100 dismissals in Ashes Tests?
  4. Which Australia batsman made an unbeaten 179 at Adelaide in 1999, 102 not out at The Oval in 2001, and a superb 250 at Sydney in 2002?
  5. Whose peroxide blond dyed streak of hair along the middle of his head during the 2005 Ashes series was described as a "dead skunk" look?
  6. In which year did Shane Warne retire? It was at the end of Australia's 5–0 Ashes series victory over England.
  7. Who captained England in the 2015 Ashes series?
  8. In 1989, who totalled 839 runs to give himself the second best aggregate in an Ashes series in England, behind Don Bradman's 974 runs in 1930?
  9. Which English batsman scored 334 run in 1938, an Ashes record high score that still stands today?
  10. The Riverside Ground, that hosted the fourth Ashes Test match of the 2013 Ashes series, is in which town in the North East of England?
  11. In the 1977 Centenary Test in Melbourne, which Nottinghamshire batsman known for his fielding skils, made 174?
  12. Needing just four runs for an average of 100, how many runs did Don Bradman score in his last ever Test innings at the Oval in 1984?

Answers:

  1. The Gabba
  2. Terracotta





  3. Rod Marsh
  4. Justin Langer
  5. Kevin Pietersen
  6. 2007 (January 2007)
  7. Alastair Cook
  8. Mark Taylor (Australia)
  9. Sir Len Hutton
  10. Chester-le-Street (County Durham)
  11. Derek Randall
  12. Zero, he was out for a duck (Bradman scored 19 centuries in Ashes Tests, seven more than any other batsman, and finished with a Test batting average of 99.94)






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