Advent Calendar: 15th December

Advent calendar 15

Bloody Steve Smith.

You’ve got to admire him though, he’s well on the way to being an Aussie, and perhaps all-time, great. Which brings us neatly to yesterday’s question.

Who is the greatest player of all time…?

14th December

Anyone you want it to be

The greatest player debate is ultimately futile. There are so many variables – era, teammates, disciplines…

This question was prompted by a minor Twitter spat I had with a guy yesterday. It’s not the first time we have sparred. He really annoys me. I mean, I love stats and he wheels out some good analysis. but completely misses the interpretative point.

twitterAnyway, 5 points to everyone who answered: Tim B (Sreesanth), Alex C (Tendulkar), Jonny G (Bradman / Buttler), Steffen Freund (Lyon).


44 Lostmertonian

16 Alex Crompton

14 Jonny Gould

13 Matthew Barrett, John Hawinkels, Ajay Sugavanam, Mick

7 Liam Kelly

Tom Cotterell, stephenfh, Steffen Freund, Tim Barber

2 Elliott Charles

1 Vishakh Chandrasekhar

15th December


Cricketing moes. Who are the owners of these fabulous face caterpillars?


Point for each, and 5 BONUS POINTS if you get them all right.


‘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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