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 I am a big cricket trivia buff. Are the rest of you. This is something we can do to occupy our time during matches.
The first is a simple one.
Name the bowler that nailed Bradman in his final Test match.
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baggygreenmania - 23 Oct 2019 11:01 AM

 I am a big cricket trivia buff. Are the rest of you. This is something we can do to occupy our time during matches.
The first is a simple one.
Name the bowler that nailed Bradman in his final Test match.

I know the answer, but only because I googled...is that cheating?! :D
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ThingyBob - 23 Oct 2019 4:48 PM
baggygreenmania - 23 Oct 2019 11:01 AM

I know the answer, but only because I googled...is that cheating?! :D

Ye Bobbie it is. thanks for playing in any case. I will give you something a little more recent.

Who was first batsman in the past 25 years to have twice scored three centuries in a single Ashes series?

This will surprise you.  Steve Smith has also done it.
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baggygreenmania - 24 Oct 2019 10:49 AM
ThingyBob - 23 Oct 2019 4:48 PM

Ye Bobbie it is. thanks for playing in any case. I will give you something a little more recent.

Who was first batsman in the past 25 years to have twice scored three centuries in a single Ashes series?

This will surprise you.  Steve Smith has also done it.

Nah - it will be Slats. His Ashes record is dynamic. 

I was hoping Cook or Vaughan had some something similar to stump you back ;) But they never made the big runs at home. 



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Paddles - 24 Oct 2019 11:43 AM
baggygreenmania - 24 Oct 2019 10:49 AM

Nah - it will be Slats. His Ashes record is dynamic. 

I was hoping Cook or Vaughan had some something similar to stump you back ;) But they never made the big runs at home. 



Yep mate. I actually meant for this thread to be Ashes only as my knowledge of international cricket is poor compared to yourself. 
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baggygreenmania - 24 Oct 2019 12:39 PM
Paddles - 24 Oct 2019 11:43 AM

Yep mate. I actually meant for this thread to be Ashes only as my knowledge of international cricket is poor compared to yourself. 

Okay - who is the only person with the surname Broad to actively play a massive role in winning Eng v Aus tests in Australia. Clue - this is mostly Ashes, but not only Ashes tests...
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baggygreenmania - 24 Oct 2019 12:39 PM

Okay - who is the only person with the surname Broad to actively play a massive role in winning Eng v Aus tests in Australia. Clue - this is mostly Ashes, but not only Ashes tests...

Chris Broad.. Stuart's father. Chris Broad equalled Jack Hobbs and Wally Hammond by scoring centuries in three successive Ashes Tests.
 Or is this a trick question.
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baggygreenmania - 24 Oct 2019 5:38 PM
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Chris Broad.. Stuart's father. Chris Broad equalled Jack Hobbs and Wally Hammond by scoring centuries in three successive Ashes Tests.
 Or is this a trick question.

nah - you got it :) Your turn
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Paddles - 24 Oct 2019 10:47 PM
baggygreenmania - 24 Oct 2019 5:38 PM

nah - you got it :) Your turn

True or false - Bradman was never dismissed hit wicket.
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ThingyBob - 25 Oct 2019 7:41 PM
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True or false - Bradman was never dismissed hit wicket.

false.
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baggygreenmania - 25 Oct 2019 9:01 PM
ThingyBob - 25 Oct 2019 7:41 PM

false.

Correct! Just the once, vs India. Brisbane 1948
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ThingyBob - 26 Oct 2019 12:36 AM
baggygreenmania - 25 Oct 2019 9:01 PM

Correct! Just the once, vs India. Brisbane 1948

Forgiven.. the man was 40 years of age.
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Ok Bobbie and Paddles.
Who was Australia’s leading run-scorer in the 2013 Ashes series? That was in England.

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baggygreenmania - 26 Oct 2019 9:03 PM
Ok Bobbie and Paddles.
Who was Australia’s leading run-scorer in the 2013 Ashes series? That was in England.

Isn't that the series when Ashton Agar got close to a ton? And Clarke, Watson and Smith all went big? It's got to be one of those 3. I think Clarke got at least one duck.
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ThingyBob - 27 Oct 2019 10:34 PM
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Isn't that the series when Ashton Agar got close to a ton? And Clarke, Watson and Smith all went big? It's got to be one of those 3. I think Clarke got at least one duck.

That is the one. Holed out for 98. It is out of those three you mentioned Bobbie.
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baggygreenmania - 28 Oct 2019 8:23 AM
ThingyBob - 27 Oct 2019 10:34 PM

That is the one. Holed out for 98. It is out of those three you mentioned Bobbie.

I'm going with Watson, then. Clarke got the duck and Smith is too obvious. :p
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ThingyBob - 28 Oct 2019 8:43 AM
baggygreenmania - 28 Oct 2019 8:23 AM

I'm going with Watson, then. Clarke got the duck and Smith is too obvious. :p

Yep the oft maligned Shane Watson. Now what a surprise that is.
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baggygreenmania - 28 Oct 2019 8:49 AM
ThingyBob - 28 Oct 2019 8:43 AM

Yep the oft maligned Shane Watson. Now what a surprise that is.

There you go. Often seen as simply a basher.
Ok - which player internationally since 1970 has scored the most runs in a test series? If that’s too easy, when and where?
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baggygreenmania - 28 Oct 2019 8:49 AM

There you go. Often seen as simply a basher.
Ok - which player internationally since 1970 has scored the most runs in a test series? If that’s too easy, when and where?

Such a bad record, he took 6 tests to do it, and barely scored more runs than Gooch in 3 tests vs India...
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ThingyBob - 28 Oct 2019 5:35 PM
baggygreenmania - 28 Oct 2019 8:49 AM

There you go. Often seen as simply a basher.
Ok - which player internationally since 1970 has scored the most runs in a test series? If that’s too easy, when and where?

Tubby Taylor '89 Ashes comes to mind .. about 850 runs for the 6 match series. Steve Smith tho posted 774 from the past Ashes from only 4 matches.  Was never all that good at maths but I reckon that is the better of the two performances.. even tho his aggregate falls behind Taylors. 
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Paddles - 29 Oct 2019 12:01 PM
ThingyBob - 28 Oct 2019 5:35 PM

Such a bad record, he took 6 tests to do it, and barely scored more runs than Gooch in 3 tests vs India...

Was that in India? Any runs scored there should be worth double.
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baggygreenmania - 29 Oct 2019 12:19 PM
ThingyBob - 28 Oct 2019 5:35 PM

Tubby Taylor '89 Ashes comes to mind .. about 850 runs for the 6 match series. Steve Smith tho posted 774 from the past Ashes from only 4 matches.  Was never all that good at maths but I reckon that is the better of the two performances.. even tho his aggregate falls behind Taylors. 

Correct! 839 from 6. Also Viv Richards vs England 1976 - 829 from 4 and Lara vs England 93/94 - 798 from 5.

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ThingyBob - 29 Oct 2019 3:28 PM
Paddles - 29 Oct 2019 12:01 PM

Was that in India? Any runs scored there should be worth double.

Nah England in 1990 - Gooch scored a tripple and a second 100 in the one match, think it was the one Dev hit 4 6s in a row to avoid the follow on. It was the middle of Gooch's career peak. 

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Paddles - 29 Oct 2019 4:23 PM
ThingyBob - 29 Oct 2019 3:28 PM

Nah England in 1990 - Gooch scored a tripple and a second 100 in the one match, think it was the one Dev hit 4 6s in a row to avoid the follow on. It was the middle of Gooch's career peak. 

Nice work Mr Gooch. I have a photo of me with Gooch and Gatting from their 94/95 Ashes tour. Signed by Gatting, who kept wanting to make me cups of tea.
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Paddles - 29 Oct 2019 4:23 PM

Nice work Mr Gooch. I have a photo of me with Gooch and Gatting from their 94/95 Ashes tour. Signed by Gatting, who kept wanting to make me cups of tea.

Really.

Ok a new one. A tuffie.
Name the only man who has taken a hat-trick and made a half-century in an Ashes Test.
I'll have a crack: Monty Noble.
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Really.

Ok a new one. A tuffie.
Name the only man who has taken a hat-trick and made a half-century in an Ashes Test.
I'll have a crack: Monty Noble.

Forget that one. Was William Bates (1883) Must be a Pom.
Ok this is easier name the only post war cricketers to take an Ashes hat trick. There are three. Only one is a great.
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Forget that one. Was William Bates (1883) Must be a Pom.
Ok this is easier name the only post war cricketers to take an Ashes hat trick. There are three. Only one is a great.

While we are pondering that, here is another one that I heard on the podcast Cricket Unfiltered. What are the worst bowling figures you can come up with?
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Forget that one. Was William Bates (1883) Must be a Pom.
Ok this is easier name the only post war cricketers to take an Ashes hat trick. There are three. Only one is a great.

Warnie 
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baggygreenmania - 17 Nov 2019 11:30 AM

Warnie 

You got the great. Any ideas for the other two. Clue: One an Aussie.. in the 2000s..the other a nuggety  Northern Englishman..the 90s.
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baggygreenmania - 17 Nov 2019 11:30 AM

While we are pondering that, here is another one that I heard on the podcast Cricket Unfiltered. What are the worst bowling figures you can come up with?

0-250 is pretty shocking.
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