Advent Calendar: 9th-11th December

Advent calendar 9

You know when you forget it’s the ‘festive’ season and your advent calendar remains untouched for a couple of days…? Yeah, sorry about that.

But then you get to pig out on chocolate! Or pork scratchings, as is in my calendar this year. So there is a triplet of questions today. No time-based rewards, just points for getting them right.

Before we get to that, Friday’s question asked you to unscramble MR GOD CAN LAND LENGTH…

Glenn Donald McGrath!

Yes it was an easy one apparently, but that anagram was too delicious to ignore. Points were awarded to the following (including points docked for answering without specifying ‘Donald’ – you wouldn’t fill in half the clue in a crossword would you?):

John H (6 – 3 = 3), Jonny G (5), Liam K (4), Lostmertonian (3), Tom C (2), Alex C & Mick (1).


29 Lostmertonian

13 Matthew Barrett, John Hawinkels

11 Alex Crompton,

9 Jonny Gould

8 Ajay Sugavanam, Mick

7 Liam Kelly

Tom Cotterell

2 Elliott Charles

1 Vishakh Chandrasekhar

Who’s ready for a threesome?

9th December


Edgar Ellis ‘Puss’ Achong played six tests for the West Indies between 1930 and 1935. His record was undistinguished: 81 runs @ 8.10, 8 wickets @ 47.25?

But what lasting contribution did he make to cricket?


10th December

win loss

Which Test-playing nation has the best win-loss ratio in ODI cricket?


11th December


Which well-known England international footballer played one first class match for Essex CCC?


‘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. Bonus points may also make an appearance!

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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