Brian Viner's Christmas Quiz Answers


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The winner of Brian Viner's Christmas Quiz is Andy Parlett of Cheam in Surrey, who will be receiving a year's supply of Spitfire Ale from master brewers Shepherd Neame.

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The answers are as follows:

1. Most wickets in Test matches at Lord's.

2. Brighton & Hove Albion (Peter Taylor).

3. No Forest player had been sent off in that time – until "Sammy" Chapman got his marching orders.

4. April 19. Sharapova (1987) and Barker (1956) were born, and Gore (1906) died, on that date.

5. Zach Johnson won the Masters with an over-par total for 72 holes, the first man to do so since Jack Burke.

6. Mike England – of Wales!

7. 0,0 and 0 on the scorecard of Australia's 111 all out in the second innings of the celebrated 1981 Headingley Test.

8. Joe DiMaggio, in "Mrs Robinson". Paul Simon loved the New York Yankees but was more of a Mickey Mantle fan. Unfortunately, Mickey Mantle didn't contain enough syllables.

9. Sunderland. Billy Morris took his black kitten to the 1937 FA Cup Final, which the "Black Cats" won.

10. They fought Sugar Ray Robinson professionally.

11. 1972 – Scotland and Wales did not travel to Dublin because of the escalating political troubles.

12. Dai Greene.

13. Martin Johnson.

14. Hedgehunter. The Queen, following the marriage of Charles and Camilla, informed guests who had won that day's Grand National.

15. Sebastian Coe.

16. The BBC Sports Personality Team of the Year Award.

17. Phil Taylor.

18. The most tries scored by one man in a rugby league match (11, by George West of Hull Kingston Rovers on 4 March, 1905).

19. Stefan Edberg won the junior Grand Slam – the boys' title at each of the year's four major tennis championships. Mark Kratzmann, Nicolas Pereira and Gaël Monfils each later managed three out of four.

20. New Zealand. The twins are rowers Caroline and Georgina Evers-Swindell.

21. Manny Pacquiao.

22. 1978. Greaves was playing for Barnet, Allison managing Plymouth Argyle (beaten by Worcester City).

23. Walter Donaldson – Fred Davis was his opponent in all eight World Snooker Championship finals he contested.

24. Jack Taylor. He refereed the 1966 FA Cup final, the 1971 European Cup final, and the 1974 World Cup final.

25. He was Davidson Hamilton, grandfather of Lewis Hamilton.

26. Michael Phelps.

27. The Melbourne Cricket Ground.

28. Roy Dwight and Reg Dwight (Elton John). Roy was playing for Nottingham Forest in the 1959 final. It is sometimes said that Roy was Reg's uncle, but in fact their fathers were brothers, making them first cousins.

29. Sir Henry Cooper's.

30. Frankie Dettori. Diffident, Decorated Hero, Fatefully, Wall Street and Mark Of Esteem were five of the horses he rode in his 'Magnificent Seven' at Ascot.