Advent calendar: 4th December

Advent calendar 4

On the offchance that you haven’t abandoned all cricket already (just you England fans – I’m sure the Aussie readers will be clogging my inbox with well-deserved banter shortly…), here’s some more cricketing trivia for you.

But first, yesterday’s answer. The question was, “a team loses all 10 of its wickets in the first 10 balls of the innings, each batsman clean bowled; which batsman is not out at the end?”

The answer of course is…


number 8

Not 100% of answers were correct, but the first five correct ones were from Ajay Sugavanam (5 points), Matthew Barrett (4), Lostmertonian (3), Elliot Charles (2) and Tom Cotterell (1).

The current leaderboard therefore reads

Lostmertonian 8

Ajay Sugavanam 5

Matthew Barrett 4

Elliott Charles 2

Tom Cotterell 1

Still plenty to play for!

So, like another England batsman returning to the paviolion, onwards and upwards…

4th December


How many methods of on-field dismissal are there?

The five fastest fingers get the usual points, but there will be a 3 point bonus for anyone who can name them all


‘How to play’ recap

Every day there will be a quiz question. Could be anything – picture, trivia, the CPS announcement of the Stokes charging verdict. Anything.

Reply using the form below the question each day. In general, the first five people to answer correctly get 5,4,3,2,1 points, although this may change on any given day if the question doesn’t lend itself to this format.

At the end of the 24 days, the winner based on cumulative score will be announced. Updates along the way of course. I’m sure we can rustle up a prize too…



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