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The Test Career of Geoffrey Boycott [3]

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The Test Career of Geoffrey Boycott 3 game quiz
"Boycott's swan song - some highlights from his later England career, with a few statistics at the end for good measure."

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1. The scene is the WACA stadium at Perth, during the 1979-80 England tour of Australia. What unusual feat did Boycott achieve on this ground in the First Test of the three-match series?
    scored a hundred in each innings
    carried his bat through an England innings
    scored a double hundred in the fourth innings of the match
    scored 99 in each innings


2. "Naturally I am interested," remarked Boycott when Brearley stepped down from the England captaincy in the spring of 1980. The Test selectors, however, chose a much younger player to skipper the side against the West Indies that summer. Who was it?
    Graham Gooch
    Ian Botham
    David Gower
    Geoff Miller


3. As, in Mike Brearley's judgment, "the best defensive batsman in the world", Boycott was a good foil for the clinically aggressive Graham Gooch, who had become his regular England opening partner by 1980. Which one of these statements is true of their opening partnerships against the West Indies that summer?
    Gooch scored 123 at Lord's after Boycott failed
    their highest partnership was 71 at the Oval
    Boycott scored 123 at Old Trafford after Gooch failed
    they put on three century partnerships together


4. How did Boycott celebrate his appearance in the Centenary Test between England and Australia at Lord's at the end of the 1980 home season?
    by holding five catches on the boundary
    by scoring a century
    by taking five wickets with his medium-paced bowling
    by running out Greg Chappell to win the match


5. Which great West Indian fast bowler, known affectionately to his peers as "Whispering Death" (and, according to Boycott, the fastest bowler he ever faced), dismissed the Yorkshireman for 0 and 1 at Bridgetown, Barbados in the Second Test of the 1980-81 series?
    Colin Croft
    Michael Holding
    Joel Garner
    Andy Roberts


6. How did Boycott celebrate his appearance in the first-ever Test match played at the beautiful St John's ground in Antigua, on the 1980-81 Caribbean tour?
    by scoring a century
    by getting hopelessly drunk on the eve of the match
    by dancing naked in the middle of the pitch
    by gifting his wicket to local boy Vivian Richards


7. Who was the last England captain that Boycott played under in Test cricket?
    Michael Atherton
    Bob Willis
    Chris Old
    Keith Fletcher


8. Which one of these things did *not* happen to Boycott on the Indian tour of 1981-82?
    he scored his 22nd Test century at Delhi
    he resumed the vice-captaincy of the side
    he became the leading run-scorer in Tests
    he returned home early from the tour under a cloud


9. How many Test matches did Boycott play in altogether?
    108
    118
    98
    128


10. What was Boycott's final Test career batting average?
    44.25
    39.90
    42.58
    47.73


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Compiled May 28 14