The Somerset Cricket Quiz – Answers 61 – 80

61 When Bill Alley made 3019 runs in 1961 how many centuries did he make all told?61 Eleven.
62 How many wickets did he take in that season?62 Sixty-two.
63 What was his record in Australia as a professional boxer?63 He had 28 fights and won them all.
64 What record did he set in the match against Surrey at Taunton in June 1961?64 He scored 183 not out followed by 134 not out. No Somerset player had ever compiled two not-out centuries in the same match.
65 How many runs did he score that year in the match at Taunton against the touring Australian side?65 134 followed by 95 not out.
66 How many centuries did he hit for Somerset in that season?66 Ten. The other was made for A. E. R. Gilligan’s XI v. the Australians.
67 How many other first-class players have made ten centuries in a season at the age of 42?67 Only two: Jack Hobbs and Frank Woolley.
68 What was his lowest match aggregate in that season?68 None. He recorded a pair against Glamorgan at Weston-super -Mare.
69 Alley was one of two Somerset players picked to play against the Gentlemen that year. Who was the other?69 Graham Atkinson.
70 How many balls did Bill Alley bowl against Essex at Yeovil in 1960 without conceding a run?70 93.
Which Somerset players answer or answered to the following nicknames?
71 Mandy?71N.S. Mitchell-Innes.
72 Babe?72 Maurice Tremlett.
73 Chimp?73 Geoff Clayton.
74 Rupert?74 Peter Roebuck.
75 Twitch?75 Dennis Breakwell.
76 What was unusual about the match between Somerset and Cambridge University at Taunton in 1960.76 All four innings produced century opening partnerships, a feat unparalleled in first-class cricket.
77 Name the Cambridge bat who scored a century in each innings77 R. M. Prideaux, later of Kent, Northants and Sussex.
78 Name the Somerset cricketer who failed by one run to match this feat.78 Peter Wight who scored 105 in the first innings and 99 in the second
79 Name the other two Somerset players who made centuries in this game.79 Graham Atkinson 103 and Roy Virgin 113.
80 Name the TV commentator who had a first-innings century for Cambridge.80 A.R. “Tony” Lewis – later of Glamorgan.