Q&A: Same again feeling for Hibernian

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Q. I notice Brighton's line-up for the opening game at Swansea did not seem to differ too much from the team in their final League game last term at Hereford. Has any team started the League season with the same line-up as the last League match of the previous season?

A. In 1923 and 1924, Hibernian reached the Scottish Cup final. The same team played - and lost (to Celtic and Airdrie) - on each occasion. The team (learned at my uncle's knee) was: Harper; McGinnigle, Dornan; Kerr, Miller, Shaw; Ritchie, Dunn, McColl, Halligan, Walker.

D Hayes, York


Q. Three Chappell brothers played cricket for Australia, Ian, Greg and Trevor. When was and which two were involved in the notorious underarm last ball of a match against new Zealand?

W Tarbuck, Willenhall

Q. Which football clubs have provided the most international players and goals for each of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland?

Stuart Moore, Powys

Q. In athletics, why do they have a 1500 metres race on a 400m track? Would it not be more sensible to make it 1600m - four laps of the track?

M Fitzgerald, Sutton Coldfield

If you know the answers to any of these questions or have a sporting question of your own, write to Q&A, Sports Desk, Independent on Sunday, 1 Canada Square, London E14 5DL. Fax: 0171-293 2894