Somerset Cricket Quiz 2023 – No. 1 Answers

2023-1 Why was M. M. Walford unavailable for selection by Somerset in the summer of 1950?2023-A1 He was a member of the M.C.C. tour to Canada.
2023-2 Who was the Somerset player whose father conducted the enquiry into public safety at Association Football grounds?2023-A2 Nigel Popplewell (Mr. Justice Popplewell).
2023-3 Who asked for “four more gerania, Crusoe”, and why?2023-A3 John Daniell, in asking Robertson-Glasgow to bowl four more deliberate wides into a geranium bed at Bath against Yorkshire in the 1920s. Owing to a quirk in the points allocation, Yorkshire were deliberately trying to avoid taking first-innings lead in a rain-shortened match.
2023-4 In the Gillette Cup of 1965 against Berkshire one of the Minor County’s players was Man of the Match. Which one?2023-A4 D. J. Mordaunt who made 60 of Berkshire’s 137, Somerset winning with 139 for five.
2023 -5 Who was the Scottish rugby international (asked to play for his country at age 16 and 17) who scored 100 in 63 minutes for Lancashire v. Somerset at Bath shortly before the First World War?2023-A5 K. G. McLeod.
2023-6 Which two Somerset captains have captained England?2023-A6 J. C. White and I. T. Botham.
2023-7 Which Somerset player took part in the famous “Fowler’s match” between Eton and Harrow in 1910?2023-A7 G. F. Earle. The match is so-called because Fowler top-scored in the Eton second innings then with Harrow needing 55 to win he took eight for 23, Eton winning by nine runs.
2023-8 Which South African batsman did Somerset try to sign in 1965?2023-A8 Graeme Pollock.
2023-9 For which club (not first-class) did Chris Greetham play after being released by Somerset in 1965?2023-A9 He was pro. with Torquay.
2023-10 What was unusual about the Somerset v. Notts. Gillette Cup match at Taunton in May 1965?2023-A10 It was the first match in the competition to use all three allotted days.
2023-11 As the result of these postponements, the original adjudicator was unable to make the presentations, only being available for the first two days. Who was he?2023-A11 F. R. Brown of England, Surrey and Northants.
2023-12 When Yorkshire dismissed Somerset for 63 in the following round of the competition what was Fred Truman’s analysis?2023-A12 Six for 15.
2023-13 Who was the Somerset wicket keeper who in the Gents. v. Players match at Lord’s stood up to the two fastest bowlers in England, N. A. Knox and Walter Brearley?2023-A13 H. Martyn.
2023-14 Somerset awarded one county cap in 1965. Who was the recipient?2023-A14 Wicket-keeper Geoff Clayton.
2023-15 Who were the two Yorkshire bowlers who recorded “the ton” when Somerset scored 630 runs against them at Leeds in 1901?2023-A15 George Hirst whose figures were 37-1-189-1 and Wilfred Rhodes 46.5-12-145-6.
2023-16 Name the three Somerset players, a batsman, a pace bowler and a wicket keeper who retired in 1965?2023-A16 Batsman Peter Wight, pace bowler Geoff Hall and wicketkeeper Peter Eele.
2023-17 What milestone did Brian Langford reach in the match against Northants. at Weston-super-Mare in 1965?2023-A17 He took his 1000th wicket in first-class cricket.
2023-18 At the same festival who took his first hat-trick in first-class cricket after 17 years in the game?2023-A18 Fred Titmus.
2023-19 On Somerset’s northern tour that year (1965) who scored 118 and took seven for 56 against Lancashire, following it with seven for 59 against Derbyshire?2023-A19 Ken Palmer.
2023-20 When did Ken Palmer make his debut for Somerset and in what year was he capped?2023-A20 He first played in 1955 and was capped in 1958.