The Big Fat Quiz Of 2016

The Big Fat Quiz Of 2016

Let’s be honest, 2016 was rubbish. Take this quiz on the year that was and forget about it all.


    Ben Stokes thrilled everyone with the fastest 250 in Tests at Cape Town, but what was significant about Temba Bavuma’s maiden Test hundred in the same game?


    • It was the quickest in Test cricket history
    • It was the first by a black African in Test cricket for South Africa
    • He spent the longest time on zero of anyone to make a Test hundred
    • He was dropped more than anyone else has ever been dropped when scoring a Test hundred
  2. New Zealand said goodbye to one of their most famous faces in February, but what did he achieve in his last Test match?

    New Zealand Nets Session

    • The highest Test score
    • First player to get a pair in his final match
    • The lowest toss-win percentage of any Test skipper
    • The quickest Test hundred
  3. Afghanistan beating West Indies in the World T20 was one of the feel-good stories of the tournament, but can you name their wicketkeeper, pictured here?


    • Mohammad Nabi
    • Ashgar Stanikzai
    • Mohammad Shahzad
    • Nawroz Mangal
  4. West Indies became the fourth women’s team to win a global title, but who was their top scorer in the final, pictured here?

    Women's ICC World Twenty20 India 2016: Final - Australia v West Indies

    • Stafanie Taylor
    • Hayley Matthews
    • Deandra Dottin
    • Merissa Aguilleira
  5. What record did Tammy Beaumont take from Karen Le Comber in England’s ODI series against Pakistan?

    Celebrating more runs this summer

    • Most sixes in an innings
    • Most runs in a three-match women's ODI series
    • Highest women's ODI score
    • Highest innings by an opener in an ODI
  6. Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq became the oldest captain to score a Test hundred at Lord’s in July. How did he choose to celebrate the milestone and what reason did he give for doing it?


    • He shook the umpires' hands because he said they were closest in age to him on the field
    • He whipped his shirt over his head and said it was because he was huge fan of ex-Middlesbrough frontman Fabrizio Ravanelli
    • He performed press-ups in tribute to the army trainers who had helped Pakistan's preparations
    • He mimed writing his name on the board because his name was soon to be added
  7. Dane van Niekerk’s 91 was the highest score of the inaugural Kia Super League, beating by one the previous highest, made by which player?

    • Heather Knight
    • Jenny Gunn
    • Danni Wyatt
    • Nat Sciver
    • Laura Marsh
    • Amy Jones
  8. What is the name of the player (pictured below) who became the first West Indian since Sobers to take five wickets in an innings and score a hundred in the same Test?


    • Roston Chase
    • Alzarri Joseph
    • Leon Johnson
    • Shane Dowrich
  9. Azhar Ali became the first day/night triple-centurion in October, but which bowler left the match with the best figures by an overseas player in Asia?

    Azhar Ali made his first Test century outside UAE

    • Jason Holder
    • Shannon Gabriel
    • Devendra Bishoo
    • Miguel Cummins
  10. Alex Hartley set the record for the most wickets by an Englishwoman in a five-match ODI series, against the West Indies in October. How many wickets did she take?

    England Women v Pakistan Women - 3rd Royal London ODI

    • 12
    • 13
    • 15
    • 17

    These four men had reasons to remember 2016 fondly – a debut century, the most Test runs by a wicketkeeper, a 100th Test, and a spectacular catch among them – but what else links all of them?


    • They all scored ducks on their first-class debut
    • They're all sons of Test cricketers
    • They've all represented their country at age-group football
    • They've all been involved in international hat-tricks, whether taking wickets, being dismissed or taking catches

     First up:
    Essex v Glamorgan - Specsavers County Championship - Division Two
    • Chris Cooke: fastest-ever triple-century in county cricket
    • Will Bragg: most sixes in a first-class hundred
    • Aneurin Donald: fastest-ever double-century in county cricket
    • Nick Selman: highest score on first-class debut
  13. What about this guy?

    Nottinghamshire v Northamptonshire- NatWest T20 Blast

    • Michael Lumb: first player to score consecutive hundreds in 400+ List A totals
    • Riki Wessels: most runs in the Royal London One-Day Cup
    • Jake Libby: most sixes in the Royal London One-Day Cup
    • Michael Lumb: most runs without being dismissed across a List A campaign
  14. Can you get this one?

    Northamptonshire v Durham - NatWest T20 Blast

    • Adam Rossington: most runs in the NatWest T20 Blast
    • Alex Wakely: first player to be Man of the Match in two T20 finals
    • Josh Cobb: first player to be Man of the Match in two T20 finals
    • Rob Newton: most sixes in the NatWest T20 Blast
  15. And finally…

    Worcestershire v Yorkshire - NatWest T20 Blast

    • Joe Leach: most sixes in the season
    • Tom Kohler-Cadmore: fastest hundred of 2016
    • Tom Kohler-Cadmore: highest 50-over score of the season
    • Ben Cox: fastest hundred of 2016

    “I hope that wherever he’s gone to now, heaven or wherever else his spirit is, there’s ice cream there, because that will keep him going.” Sweet words from Michael Holding, but which broadcasting legend is he talking about?

    • Tony Cozier
    • Jack Bannister
    • Richie Benaud
    • Tony Greig
  17. “You can’t exactly put a fielder in the car park, can you?” – Whose onslaught had Ravi Bopara thinking outside the box?

    • Sam Billings
    • Ravi Bopara
    • Chris Gayle
    • Brendon McCullum
  18. “Every time there was an ad break there would be an all-in wrestle on the floor until the show started again.” Mitchell Johnson on Australia’s cricket/WWE academy but what happened next, something that took him “a few days to get over”?

    Queensland Bulls Training X

    • Brad Haddin gave him a wedgie
    • Nathan Hauritz slapped him in the face
    • Nathan Bracken asked him if Dr Carl Kennedy really was that cool
    • Shane Watson put his head in the toilet
  19. “Cook to horn 6 sixes in an over…?” What landmark is Jos Buttler goading his skipper to reach in very un-chef-like fashion?


    • 25th Test ton
    • 10,000 Test runs
    • First Test triple-century
    • 2,000 Test runs in a calendar year
  20. “I don’t know why he hates me. Maybe it is because my face is real and his is not.” Marlon Samuels is angry, but who is the masked man in question?

    • Shane Warne
    • Ben Stokes
    • Virat Kohli
    • Michael Vaughan
  21. “Mackerel can be very fishy… but this isn’t.” Former England captain Mike Gatting is unimpressed, but on which TV programme is he speaking?


    • Homes Under The Hammer
    • The Deadliest Catch
    • Masterchef: The Professionals
    • The Great British Mackerel Description
  22. “I’m here to play cricket – I’m not here to drink milk.” Which West Indian fast bowler is playing fast and loose with his calcium intake?

    • Fidel Edwards
    • Shannon Gabriel
    • Miguel Cummins
    • Tino Best
  23. “He made me look as if I had my hands and feet on backwards.” Which tearaway quick had Joe Root all turned around?

    • Liam Plunkett
    • Mark Wood
    • Kagiso Rabada
    • Jamie Overton
  24. “She’s got a few more strokes than me.” Who is Geoff Boycott talking about? (Hint: It’s not his grandma)

    • Lindsay Lohan
    • Theresa May
    • Marine Le Pen
    • Dolores Umbridge
The Big Fat Quiz Of 2016

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