What's special about this England team?
Posted by: freddie tittlemouse (IP Logged)
Date: 02 June, 2020 13:44

If you read the Times you will know the answer.

Andrew Strauss
Jonathan Trott
Mike Gatting
Ben Stokes
Norman Yardley
Tony Greig
Andrew Flintoff
Paul Nixon
Greville Stevens
Tim Tremlett
Devon Malcolm

We can take great pride that 3 of them played for Middlesex and captained England.

Re: What's special about this England team?
Posted by: BarmierKev (IP Logged)
Date: 04 June, 2020 08:56

I have thought about this and have no idea.



Barmy Kev
I'm only here for the tele

Re: What's special about this England team?
Posted by: Haringey Racer (IP Logged)
Date: 04 June, 2020 15:57

I assume Tim Tremlett is an error and should be either his father Maurice or his son Chris. But either way I have no idea of the common factor.

Re: What's special about this England team?
Posted by: freddie tittlemouse (IP Logged)
Date: 04 June, 2020 21:06

Sorry about Tim Tremlett, never played for England. Maurice qualifies. And so does Chris. Answer on Saturday.

Re: What's special about this England team?
Posted by: freddie tittlemouse (IP Logged)
Date: 06 June, 2020 11:31

When this was published I spent about an hour looking up the histories of each of the names without finding any connection - there is absolutely no link between Greville Stevens and Devon Malcolm.

When the answer was published I discovered it had been staring me in the face.

Their surnames begin and end with the same letter.

Oh well!

Re: What's special about this England team?
Posted by: BarmierKev (IP Logged)
Date: 06 June, 2020 14:43

Thanks for quiz but what an anti climax. I would have never going down this line and glad I did not spend too much time looking for cricket links.



Barmy Kev
I'm only here for the tele

Re: What's special about this England team?
Posted by: freddie tittlemouse (IP Logged)
Date: 06 June, 2020 16:59

Well, most things in life are a letdown. After all we do support Middlesex

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