A County Quiz by Craig Tranter
Which venue staged Durham’s first competitive match in 1882 & who were the opponents?
Answer – Ashbrooke Ground, Sunderland (Opponents – Northumberland)
In total, how many competitive honours have Derbyshire won in their history?
Answer – 5
CC 1936, 2012 – Division 2 title
Sunday League 1990
NatWest Trophy 1981
B&H Cup 1993
The first definite mention of cricket in connection with the county is recorded in a book called ‘The Dawn of Cricket’, but who was the author?
Answer – H.T.Waghorn
At which Welsh Rugby Stadium did Glamorgan play its initial first class match against Sussex in 1921?
Answer – Cardiff Arms Park
In total, how many times have Gloucestershire been losing semi finalists in the Gillette Cup/Natwest/C& G Trophy?
Answer - 5 times (1968, 1971, 1975, 1987, 2009)
After leaving Hampshire in 1982, Which Minor Counties side did All-Rounder John Rice play for right up to his retirement from Cricket in 1984?
Answer – Wiltshire
Name 3 of the 7 grounds that have hosted over 100 Kent Home Fixtures?
Answer – St Lawrence Ground Canterbury, Gravesend, Mote Park Maidstone, Angel Ground Tonbridge, Nevill Ground Tunbridge Wells, Dover, Folkestone.
Archie Maclaren was appointed Lancashire captain in 1894 but which public school did Maclaren captain his cricket team in 1890 having his most successful season scoring over 500 runs at an average of 42.54?
Answer – Harrow School
In which year did Ray Illingworth become Leicestershire Captain?
Answer – 1969
In which part of London did Middlesex play its first first class match against Sussex in 1864?
Answer - Islington
Who was the last Northants spinner to be the clubs leading wicket taker in Championship cricket?
Answer – Jason Brown (2005 – 55 wickets)
Between 1835-2019, Nottinghamshire in their history have only ever experienced one tied match in first class cricket against which county?
Answer – Worcestershire
How many first class matches have Somerset played in Bristol as the home team in their history?
Answer – 12
Which venue played host to its only ever List A Match back in 1972 where Surrey entertained Warwickshire in the John Player League?
Answer – Charterhouse School, Godalming
How many venues in Hastings have hosted List A Matches for Sussex?
Answer – Two (Central Recreation Ground & Horntye Park)
Who was Warwickshire's first overseas Captain in the club’s history?
Answer – Brian Lara (1998)
The Chainwire Club Ground was used in 1980 to host Worcestershire's only first class match, but where in the county can that venue be found?
Answer – Stourport-on-Severn
In which year did Headingley stage its first ever one day international against the West Indies?
Answer - 1973