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Post by guildfordbat on Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:56 pm

First topic message reminder :

In two parts -

* Which former England captain celebrates his 53rd birthday today?; and

* the harder and more obscure part, what is the connection between his birth date and a certain Test number he reached?

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Post by guildfordbat on Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:04 pm

VTR wrote:So not a quiz question as such but which county would have the strongest crop of England since 2000 - as I think the list of Surrey players would be better than most

Yorkshire, or maybe Durham?

Surrey probably get a fair bit credit in the bank for Stewart, Thorpe and Butcher although it was all a while ago now. Also, most of that credit was used up by Salisbury being selected! Very Happy

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:08 pm

It's hardly Surrey's fault Salisbury kept getting selected though Very Happy. Didn't he end up averaging 76 or something? Those were the days.

To VTR I'd imagine Yorkshire. Of the current bunch you have Root Bairstow then Ballance Lyth Plunkett Rashid. Previous players include Vaughan and a whole host of pace bowlers (Hoggard, Bresnan, Gough, etc.).

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Post by VTR on Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:12 pm

Can't really argue with some of those Yorkshire names

Durham isn't bad though a bit light on batting I guess: Collingwood, Stokes, Harmison, Wood, Onions

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Post by Hammersmith harrier on Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:56 am

Ten batsmen have scored 10% of their test runs with sixes, who are they? (Minimum 1000 runs)

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Post by alfie on Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:21 pm

B McCullum ?

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Post by Hammersmith harrier on Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:32 pm

He's one, little hint, only one of them is a recognised batsmen.

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Post by guildfordbat on Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:40 pm

Hammer - I was wondering about Gilchrist which might fit your clue if he's regarded firstly as a keeper. Still bl**dy harsh though if he's not also a recognised batsman! Smile

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Post by Hammersmith harrier on Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:47 pm

Gilchrist is another, i'll change it to top order batsmen Wink

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Post by alfie on Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:49 pm

Hammersmith harrier wrote:He's one, little hint, only one of them is a recognised batsmen.

That doesn't surprise me. I am a little surprised there are ten ! Will need some thought for the other eight...

Is Darren Sammy one ?

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Post by Hammersmith harrier on Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:59 pm

Sammy is one, four of them are quite obvious.

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Post by ShahenshahG on Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:18 pm

afridi?

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Post by ShahenshahG on Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:18 pm

Sehwag, dhoni,

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Post by Hammersmith harrier on Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:31 pm

McCullum
Gilchrist
Sammy
Afridi

6 more to go.

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:34 pm

Southee?
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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:22 am

Southee I'd expect to be one.

Sehwag I'm not sure was a prolific six hitter.

Dhoni I'd expect to be up there.

Going on "not a bastman" theme, Brett Lee? Not sure he reached 1000 runs, but he certainly hit a fair few sixes. Shane Warne also hit plenty, he could be another.

Flintoff?

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Post by ShahenshahG on Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:07 am

Viv Richards?
Gary Sobers.



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Post by alfie on Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:33 am

I wondered about Warne...not sure he hit that many sixes though. Agree Southee must be one.

Waiting on hammersmith's next update. And are we to understand that there is one top order bat yet unidentified ? Or was McCullum the one ?

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Post by alfie on Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:35 am

'Cos if there is a top order bat , it might be Gayle ?

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Post by ShahenshahG on Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:52 am

Razzaq?

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:07 am

Jayasuriya?
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Post by ShahenshahG on Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:23 am

Cairns?

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Post by Hammersmith harrier on Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:01 am

Cairns and Southee are both in it, the top order batsmen was an international team mate of the former, wasn't a renowned quick scorer.

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:10 am

Fleming? Astle?
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Post by Hammersmith harrier on Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:14 am

Nope, the other three (I miscounted) are all bowlers with over 400 wickets.

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Post by ShahenshahG on Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:16 am

Akram Gillespie and broad?

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Post by Hammersmith harrier on Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:18 am

Akram yes.

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Post by ShahenshahG on Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:26 am

Are you counting Hadlee as a bowler?

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Post by Hammersmith harrier on Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:27 am

Hadlee isn't one, to be honest I wouldn't have got the last three in a million years.

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Post by ShahenshahG on Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:31 am

Vaas, Pollock and Vettori?

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Post by Hammersmith harrier on Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:33 am

New Zealand batsmen
Spinner
Mr Strike rate

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:40 pm

Murali liked a slog?
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Post by alfie on Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:18 pm

Kapil Dev ?

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Post by ShahenshahG on Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:48 pm

Crowe great batch Astle?

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Post by Gooseberry on Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:49 pm

Zaheer Khan

buttler won't have enough in tests to qualify will he

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Post by Hammersmith harrier on Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:07 pm

Might have messed up the answer a bit; Khan, Steyn, Harbhajan Singh and Craig McMillan are the others.

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Post by Gooseberry on Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:32 pm

I guess Bhaji is the biggest surprise there, also Khan to some extent as he wasnt that much of a hitter in limited overs but had a role of happy slapping down the order in tests.



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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:50 pm

Time to resurrect this one, in light of a fun recent stat. It involves Surrey and England's Gareth Batty, who recently earned a Test recall after missing 142 Tests since his last appearance, unsurprisingly a record.

So, can you tell me who holds the record for most ODIs played by his country between appearances?
Hint:
He had a very good reason for not playing ODIs for such a long period.

For some bonus points:
who held the previous record for Tests? and who holds the current record for T20s?

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Post by James100 on Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:33 am

Maybe Amir for T20s? No clue on the other two.

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:59 am

I assume the ODI one might be a South African?
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Post by Gooseberry on Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:14 am

Its not something silly like Ed Joyce is it.

I thought South African then realised that their country wouldnt have played an ODIs, so although they may hold some records for longest gaps between games it wont be the most games without a cap.

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Post by Gooseberry on Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:21 am

Indians play such a ridiculous number of ODIs its likely to be one of them, I just cant think of a "good reason"

Marlon Samuels got banned for a while didnt he, but I cant believe theres not been cricketers with longer breaks for playing reasons than that .
Swann had a long gap between caps.

Adam Voges for T20s?

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Post by Gooseberry on Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:24 am

Ah wait South Africa yes ..but rebels. John Embureyor Matthew Maynard?

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Post by ShahenshahG on Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:31 am

Was it the double international for New Zealand. Who played rugby - the absence was because of the overlap of the cricket and rugby seasons so he picked rugby. Geoff Wilson?

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Post by VTR on Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:33 am

Martin Bicknell held the previous record

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Post by Gooseberry on Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:45 am

VTR wrote:Martin Bicknell held the previous record

Should've known it was a Surrey centric question on this board Wink

Annoyingly Id heard this on TMS at least a dozen times.

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Post by VTR on Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:00 am

I've heard to T20 one, so won't answer that - it isn't Surrey related though!

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Post by Gooseberry on Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:30 am

Brad Hodge for T20s?

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:40 pm

ShahenshahG wrote:Was it the double international for New Zealand. Who played rugby - the absence was because of the overlap of the cricket and rugby seasons so he picked rugby. Geoff Wilson?

Correct Very Happy

(though it's spelt Jeff Wilson I think). Played cricket for NZ in early 90's then switched to rugby, became a highly successful NZ international, so that put paid to his cricketing days. Then switched back to cricket, and was picked for some ODIs in 2003-2004, gap of over 270 games!

VTR is correct about Bicknell (110 Tests between his last Test at the Oval in 2002 I think and his previous appearance).

The T20 one is English, but non Surrey related Very Happy

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Post by Gooseberry on Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:46 pm

Tredwell?

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:48 pm

Nope, think pace bowler.

The answer, because I'm off soon and don't want to leave you all hanging Very Happy:
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