A County Quiz by Craig Tranter - ANSWERS
When Durham were a minor county team, in what year did they become the first side to beat a first-class county in the Gillette Cup?
ANSWER – 1973 (defeated Yorkshire in Round 1)
Which South African provincial side did Kim Barnett play for between 1982 and 1988?
ANSWER - Boland
Which ground in Essex has played host to List A cricket, but has never staged a first-class match?
ANSWER - Purfleet
By how many points did Glamorgan beat Kent to win the 1997 County Championship?
ANSWER – Four points (Glamorgan 256, Kent 252)
The sport of ‘stow-ball’ is a related version of cricket and was first played in Gloucestershire during the 16th century. In the game, what is the alternative name given to the bat?
ANSWER - Stave
Which Hampshire market town played host to its only first-class match against the touring South Africans in 1904?
ANSWER – Alton (Municipal Ground)
In which year did Leslie Ames become Wisden Cricketer of the Year?
ANSWER - 1929
Which wicket-keeper shares with Warren Hegg and Luke Sutton the record for the most victims in an innings for Lancashire, with 7?
ANSWER – Bill Farrimond
In 1895, when the County Championship was restructured into a 14-team competition, which two counties, along with Leicestershire, were introduced into the competition?
ANSWER – Essex and Warwickshire
Patsy Hendren is Middlesex's all-time leading run score with 40,302 runs, but for how many years was he the club’s official scorer?
ANSWER – 8 years (1952-1960)
In which year was Mushtaq Mohammed both the leading run scorer and wicket taker for Northants?
ANSWER – 1969 (1,487 runs and 68 wickets)
Who was the last Nottinghamshire cricketer to score over 100 runs and take 10 wickets in a first-class match for the county?
ANSWER – Franklyn Stephenson (228 + 11-222)
Which Somerset cricketer holds the record for captaining most first-class games for the county?
ANSWER – Sammy Woods (230 FC Games)
In which year did Alec Stewart receive his Surrey county cap?
ANSWER - 1985
Which Sussex batsman was also a professional footballer, making one appearance for England in 1925 and later becoming manager at Brighton?
ANSWER – Tommy Cook
In which year was Asif Din Warwickshire's leading run scorer in all three limited overs competitions?
ANSWER - 1990
Which former Worcestershire batsman holds the record for the most appearances as captain?
ANSWER – Phil Neale (450 – 229 FC, 221 List A)
How many matches did Yorkshire play at Bramall Lane, Sheffield between 1863 and 1973?
ANSWER - 391
The legend that is Craig Tranter (or CT for short) has been part of the furniture at Emirates Old Trafford for over 26 years. Away from cricket, he has a wealth of television quiz/game show experience, having appeared as a contestant on such shows as Fifteen to One (twice!),The Boss, Show Me the Telly and much more.