Somerset Cricket Quiz 2023 – No. 6 (and Answers)

Questions 101-120

2023-101 Which Somerset player is being described here by John Arlott? “With his precise manner, high forehead, dignified step and trim moustache he looked completely unlike the Bath Rugby full-back and natural games player that he was”2023-A101 Bertie Buse.
2023-102 Who once took a wicket for Somerset in a first-class match wearing evening-dress shoes?2023-A102 R. C. Robertson-Glasgow.
2023-103 Did C. R. M. Atkinson ever score 1000 runs in a season for Somerset?2023-A103 Yes, in 1966 he scored 1120 runs at an average of 26.04.
2023-104 Who was the second-eleven bowler called up to play against Sussex in the Gillette tie of 1964 at Taunton who became Man of the Match?2023-A104 Geoff Hall who took five for 34.
2023-105 Only two of the Somerset Gillette Cup final side of 1967 had played in every match for the county since the competition started in 1963. Who were they?2023-A105 Bill Alley and Roy Virgin.
2023-106 Viv Richards with 4745 runs is the John Player League highest aggregate scorer for Somerset. Who comes second?2023-A106 Peter Denning with 4565 runs.
2023-107 What other players have scored more than 3000 runs in the John Player League, now Refuge Assurance League?2023-A107 Ian Botham, Brian Kose and Peter Roebuck.
2023-108 How many times have Somerset reached the semi-finals of the One Day knock-out competition, i.c. Gillette and Nat West?2023-A108 Eight times.
2023-109 At the beginning of season 1988 what is their overall record in matches won and lost in this competition since 1963?2023-A109 Played 60, won 37, lost 23.
2023-110 A Somerset cricketer, still playing (in 1988) first-class cricket has scored over 1000 runs for the county in this competition. Who is it?2023-A110 Viv Richards.
2023-111 Of the current staff (1988) who has the highest average in this competition (qualification – having played 5 matches or more?2023-A111 Nigel Felton.
2023-112 At the end of 1986 only one bowler on the staff had taken half as many wickets as Ian Botham in the Gillette and Nat. West competitions. Who was it?2023-A112 Colin Dredge with 60 wickets to Botham’s 88.
2023-113 Who holds the Somerset record for carrying his bat through a completed innings?2023-A113 It is shared by L. C. H. Palairet and Len Braund, both of whom accomplished this feat on four occasions.
2023-114 Which Somerset captain made a century on his debut for the county?2023-A114 D. B. Close with 104* against Leicestershire at Leicester in 1971. He was then 40 years of age.
2023-115 Who made five first-class centuries before lunch in 1901?2023-A115 L. C. H. Palairet.
2023-116 On how many occasions did Viv Richards score a century before lunch?2023-A116 On two occasions, 117* not out against Lancashire al Southport in 1977 and 102 against Glamorgan at Launton in 1986 when his century occupied a mere 58 minutes.
2023-117 Name the two players who made centuries against touring teams on their debut for the County?2023-A117 M. M. Walford with 141* v. India in 1946 and P. B. Wight with 109* v. Australia in 1953.
2023-118 How many times did Ian Botham hit 10 or more sixes in an innings for Somerset in a county match?2023-A118 Four times: hitting 10 v. Gloucester at Taunton in 1980; v. Warwickshire at Taunton in 1982; v. Northants at Weston-super-Mare in 1985; and 12 v. Warwickshire at Edgbaston in 1985.
2023-119 Who has recorded the fastest-ever hundred for Somerset?2023-A119 N. F. M. Popplewell in 41 minutes against Gloucestershire at Bath in 1983. He went on to score 141 in 62 minutes.
2023-120 Who has scored the fastest double century?2023-A120 S. M. J. Woods in 135 minutes against Sussex at Hove in 1895. He was out having scored 215 in 150 minutes