Cricket quiz: England in the 1990s

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Who scored? Who misspoke? Who was ‘the prat without a hat’?

Which England batsman was the world’s leading Test runscorer in the 1990s?

Alec Stewart

Mike Atherton

Graham Gooch

Graham Thorpe

Devon Malcolm made South Africa history by taking 9/57 at the Oval in 1994. Who picked up the other wicket?

Phil DeFreitas

Joey Benjamin

Martin McCague

Darren Gough

The BBC cut away from the cricket just before Graham Gooch reached a triple-hundred against India at Lord’s in 1990. What were they showing instead?

John Craven’s Newsround

The World Equestrian Games

The EBF Sandwich Maiden Stakes from Ascot

The Six O’Clock News

Who took eight wickets on his debut but played only one more Test for England?

Peter Such

Neil Mallender

Joey Benjamin

Phil Newport

Who was the only England batsman to make a century on their Test debut in the 1990s?

Andrew Strauss

Mike Atherton

Nasser Hussain

Graham Thorpe

Who took the most Test wickets for England throughout the decade?

Angus Fraser

Darren Gough

Devon Malcolm

Andy Caddick

How many Ashes Tests did England win in the 1990s?

One

Three

Five

Seven

Zimbabwe’s Eddo Brandes took a hat-trick against England to complete a 3-0 ODI series win in 1996-97. What was his day job?

Pet food taster

Snake milker

Chicken farmer

Ostrich babysitter

Who scored the most Test runs against England in the 1990s?

Brian Lara

Steve Waugh

Gary Kirsten

Michael Slater

Mike Atherton got in trouble for having a go at a Pakistan journalist during the 1996 World Cup. What did Atherton call him?

Numpty

Pillock

Buffoon

Wand

Who was described as “the rat that joined the sinking ship” by the Australian media when he made his England debut during the 1993 Ashes?

Martin McCague

Alan Mullally

Craig White

Adam Hollioake

How did Simon Pack, the ECB International Teams Director, greet Duncan Fletcher when he arrived to be interviewed for the job of England coach in 1999?

Hello David

Hello Dav

Hello Bob

Hello Bumble

What was the highest UK chart position reached by Dave Stewart’s All Over the World, the official theme song of the 1999 World Cup?

31

49

97

It didn’t chart

Ian Botham missed the first half of England’s 1991-92 winter tour because he was starring in which pantomime?

Dick Whittington

Jack and the Beanstalk

Snow White

Aladdin

What unusual feat did Adam Hollioake achieve during England’s 3-0 ODI series win over Australia in 1997?

He hit the winning runs in every game

He pulled out two run-outs in every game

He hit Shane Warne for six in every game

He took a wicket with his first ball in every game

Graham Gooch’s immense 154 not out inspired a famous victory over West Indies at Headingley in 1991. What was the next highest individual score in that innings?

17

27

37

47

Who did the Sun christen “the prat without a hat” when he suffered sunstroke during England’s tour of the West Indies in 1993-94?

Alan Igglesden

Devon Malcolm

Phil Tufnell

Chris Lewis

2 and above.

You swung and you missed.

3 and above.

You swung and you missed.

4 and above.

You swung and you missed.

5 and above.

You swung and you missed.

6 and above.

You swung and you missed.

7 and above.

That’s a decent innings.

8 and above.

That’s a decent innings.

9 and above.

That’s a decent innings.

10 and above.

That’s a decent innings.

11 and above.

That’s a great score.

12 and above.

That’s a great score.

13 and above.

That’s a great score.

14 and above.

A sensational score.

15 and above.

A sensational score.

17 and above.

A sensational score.

16 and above.

A sensational score.

0 and above.

You swung and you missed.

1 and above.

You swung and you missed.

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Source: www.theguardian.com