Somerset Cricket Quiz – Answers 142 – 200


142 222 against Kent at Taunton in 1959.

143 Harold Gimblett with 2134 runs in 1952.

144 Only one season. He was overtaken by Bill Alley in 1961.

145 Georgetown, British Guiana.

146 Both men appeared on the first-class umpires list.


147 Philip Slocombe.

148 Roy Virgin.

149 David Gurr.

150 Viv Richards and Peter Roebuck.

151 Tom Cartwright of all people!


152 Lancashire.

153 Counties had the option by agreement of playing “late hours”, that is from 1.30 p.m. to 8.15 p.m.

154 20.

155 32.

156 In 1979 when they lost for the first time in the last game of the season against Sussex at Hove.


157 Martin Crowe and T. C. Lowry in the 1920s.

158 Sunil Gavaskar and Abbas Ali Baig.

159 Colin McCool, Greg Chappell, Steve Waugh, Kerry O’Keeffe.

160 H. W. Stephenson.

161 Yes. A one-day international against Sri Lanka at Taunton in 1983.


162 Buckinghamshire.

163 Mike Gating who scored 258 in 1984 and 196 in 1987.

164 Bill Edrich and Denis Compton.

165 Richard Hadlee for Nottinghamshire against Somerset at Trent Bridge, August 1987.

166 424 by A. C. McLaren of Lancashire in 1895.


167 Dorset.

168 The Lawrence Trophy awarded for the fastest century of the season.

169 The Old Trafford Test of 1950 against West Indies. He was never selected for England again.

170 He was attached to the National Fire Service.

171 Millfield,


172 Both captains, Ian Botham and Viv Richards together with both umpires, Bill Alley and Ken Palmer, had Somerset connections.

173 Greg Chappell in the fifth Test of 1973 at the Oval.

174 Sunil Gavaskar.

175 The Bradford League.

176 C. W. Grove.

177 Middlesex.

178 Wicket-keeper Leslie Compton bowled and kept wicket alternately for the first eight overs of the second innings.

179 A. Fairbairn with 108 in the second innings.

180 L. B. Fishlock.

181 Eric Bedser who scored 154,


182 In the course of it he had a partnership of 144 with A, E.s. Rippon thought to be the only time that twins have shared in a century partnership in first-class cricket.

183 Six.

184 J. C.P. Madden-Gaskell.

185 A. E. Newton.

186 Jack Redman.

187 Frank Ashley Phillips.

188 SirS. Ponsonby-Fane.

189 At Beckenham.

190 Tom Richardson.


191 Graham Stevenson who hit him for seven sixes, Crowe’s final analysis being 6-0-70-0.

192 H. N. E. “Granny” Alston at The Oval in 1933.

193 Bobby Abel.

194 811.

195 At Hastings, playing for a Commonwealth XI against an England XI.

196 Richard Ollis.

197 Hockey.

198 Rugby Union football.

199 For greyhound racing.

200 N. S. Mitchell-Innes at Killermont, Glasgow, in 1931.