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Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: Wickham (IP Logged)
Date: 07 February, 2018 21:17

2xHQ

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
Date: 07 February, 2018 21:31

Got it in 2, Wickham.

I'm not sure whether Clare (not Claire) Taylor also qualifies.

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: Bobstan (IP Logged)
Date: 08 February, 2018 07:37

One of your easier ones, LoL - once I had found out who Demetriou is!

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 08 February, 2018 11:05

If you don't know who he is the answer makes no more sense than the question.



(Sm72)

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: Bobstan (IP Logged)
Date: 08 February, 2018 15:32

True, Grock!

My implication was that Demetriou is considerably less well-known than Leslie Compton was - only partly because the latter had a rather high-profile and well Brycreemed brother.
I suppose Arsenal then as now are marginally better known than Newport County.

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: Bobstan (IP Logged)
Date: 09 February, 2018 09:21

Clare Taylor? One way she qualifies is obvious, but I'm struggling with the second unless her hockey skills were greater than I realised, or she was a member of a popular music combo (!)

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
Date: 11 February, 2018 18:00

That was indeed an easy one for those with the wit to go directly to Wikipedia.

Demetriou played for Newport County in the recent cup tie against Tottenham at Wembley.
Some years ago he played for Finedon in the final of the National Village Cup at Lord's. Not many individuals have appeared at both these notable headquarters, though we know that Leslie Compton did. I am still not sure whether double international Clare Taylor is also a member of this small club.



LoL

Seventy Seasons a Somerset Supporter



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Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: Haringey Racer (IP Logged)
Date: 13 March, 2018 17:47

Graham Cross played in two losing FA Cup finals for Leicester City and in the winning Leicestershire side in the 1975 B&H cup.

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
Date: 13 March, 2018 22:21

That's a great piece of research. Thanks.



LoL

Seventy Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: mikeindex (IP Logged)
Date: 14 March, 2018 13:20

Brilliant spot HR.

Didn't Jim Standen play in West Ham's FA Cup-winning team in 1964? And he must surely have played for Worcs against Middx at Lord's at some point?

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: mikeindex (IP Logged)
Date: 14 March, 2018 13:29

Research proves me correct:
[static.espncricinfo.com]
[en.wikipedia.org]

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: sheffieldsabre (IP Logged)
Date: 28 March, 2018 09:24

Tsk, I browse the Grockles forum for the first time in absolutely ages, and what's the first thing I see?

Seriously, this thread is older than my teenage children ... and that'll be me wasting the next hour or so while I catch up with it :-)

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: Bobstan (IP Logged)
Date: 28 March, 2018 09:33

LoL is older than a teenager, ss? That surprises me.
Lovely to see you posting.

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
Date: 28 March, 2018 09:37

Welcome back, SS. We could do with your common sense in these hyperactive days.


It will take you a lot longer than an hour. Some months ago I revisited the early pages of the PQQ thread (for whose genesis I must take responsibility) and gave up after ninety postings, not because I was not fascinated by it but because there is so much more in life to be fascinated by. including how to avoid ending sentences prepositions with.



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Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: sheffieldsabre (IP Logged)
Date: 28 March, 2018 09:37

Hello Bobstan - hoping to catch you at some actual fixtures this year! Although anyone who remembers facing the bowling of the small, cute, ss jr 1 at teatime many years ago might wish to decline such an offer now ...

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: sheffieldsabre (IP Logged)
Date: 28 March, 2018 09:40

Thanks LoL. Ah, obscure cricket quiz questions and grammar? I'm home :-)

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: Bobstan (IP Logged)
Date: 28 March, 2018 10:38

I may have to come fully kitted out to face ssjnr1 ! Or I may have to send on a reserve; perhaps Tractor, Rob or Mike TA1.

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: mikeindex (IP Logged)
Date: 30 March, 2018 15:15

Not a bit cryptic and not terribly abstruse, but in honour of Jack and Craig's near-miss today (and slightly inspired by postings on another thread):

Two (current at the time, i.e. not Close/Parks or Botham/Tavare) Somerset players have taken the field together for England in a Test on 46 occasions, in seven different combinations. (I refer to the team composition rather than their attire). As many and as varied details as possible please, preferably without looking up (I trust you).

Three players figure on the list twice.

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: Kingston Black (IP Logged)
Date: 30 March, 2018 16:38

Good question mikeindex. Here's my starter for ten from the ones I can recall:

Rose and Botham
Botham and Marks
Caddick and Lathwell
Trescothick and Johnson (as already pointed out by somebody on another thread)

I imagine that Rumsey and Palmer may have overlapped, as may Palairet and Braund, but I would need to look it up to get any more...

KB

Re: Poyntzless Quiz Questions
Posted by: mikeindex (IP Logged)
Date: 30 March, 2018 17:16

Four-plus out of seven for KB, an excellent first attempt.
Rumsey and Palmer played within about six months of each other but not in the same Test, so quite right to reject them.
Caddick-Lathwell, excellent spot.
No comment on the rest for now.



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