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100 average quiz

August 29 2017 at 4:16 PM
Stu  (Login StuartRA)
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There have been 8 instances of a batsman getting an average of 100 in a championship season since 1890 (the official start date).

3 cricketers have done it twice. Can anyone name the 5. (qualification 1000 runs).


 
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Guest
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Re: 100 average quiz

August 29 2017, 6:15 PM 

Ok I'll do the obvious one. G. Boycott of Yorkshire

 
 
Guest
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Re: 100 average quiz

August 29 2017, 7:28 PM 

Did Johnny Bairstow do it a couple of seasons ago?

 
 

Guest
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Re: 100 average quiz

August 29 2017, 7:29 PM 

Graham Gooch?

 
 

Guest
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Re: 100 average quiz

August 29 2017, 7:40 PM 

An Aussie did it in 1948, can't remember his name, but he was out once during the season

 
 
Stu
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Re: 100 average quiz

August 29 2017, 7:41 PM 

Answers tomorrow, but only, D'pressed right so far.

 
 
Dwight_Schrute
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Re: 100 average quiz

August 29 2017, 7:43 PM 

Ramps.

 
 
Brian
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Re: 100 average quiz

August 29 2017, 7:59 PM 

Percy Holmes?
And what about Sangakkara?


    
This message has been edited by NewBrian on Aug 29, 2017 8:04 PM


 
 
Stu
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Re: 100 average quiz

August 29 2017, 8:04 PM 

Ramps is right, 3 more to go.

 
 
remit 1
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Re: 100 average quiz

August 29 2017, 8:07 PM 

Gooch?

 
 
Otley
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100 average quiz

August 29 2017, 8:59 PM 

Glen Turner?
Hick in the season he got 405*?
Denis Compton in his 17(?) century season -1947 I think?

 
 
Stu
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Re: 100 average quiz

August 29 2017, 9:40 PM 

Still only Ramps & Boycott right. Both have done it twice.

3 more to go.

 
 
Guest
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Re: 100 average quiz

August 30 2017, 6:22 AM 

Was one of them ponting when he played for somerset?

 
 
JollyD
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100 average quiz

August 30 2017, 8:59 AM 

I believe the Aussie referred to was Bill Johnston - batting at number eleven.

 
 
garywilson
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Re: 100 average quiz

August 30 2017, 9:01 AM 

Gooch certainly did , about 1990 .

 
 
Stu
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Re: 100 average quiz

August 30 2017, 9:42 AM 

Still only Ramps and Boycott correct. The criteria is 1000 runs in the season. Some of the players mentioned may have had averages of over 100 but from very few matches, so easily achievable.

My source is "Summers Crown" The Story of Crickets County Championship by Stephen Chalke. An excellent read, 350 pages and full of interesting facts, records and averages for every season from the CC`s inception. Highly recommended.

Answer later today.


    
This message has been edited by StuartRA on Aug 30, 2017 9:49 AM


 
 
Dwight_Schrute
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Re: 100 average quiz

August 30 2017, 9:52 AM 

What did Lara average in 94?

 
 
Stu
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Re: 100 average quiz

August 30 2017, 10:00 AM 

Do not know his average, but he scored 2066 runs and was the leading run scorer in that season, followed by Carl Hooper of Kent and Roger Twose of Warwickshire.

EDIT --- His av was 89.82.


    
This message has been edited by StuartRA on Aug 30, 2017 2:45 PM


 
 
Stu
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Re: 100 average quiz

August 30 2017, 2:19 PM 

Average of 100 in a championship season (qualification 1000 runs).

W R Hammond, 1934, 2020 runs, 126.25 av.
R M Poore (Hampshire) 1899, 1399 runs, 116.58 av.
G Boycott, 1979, 1160 runs, 116.00 av.
G Boycott, 1971, 2197 runs, 109.85 av.
W R Hammond, 1946, 1404 runs, 108.00 av.
M R Ramprakash, 2006, 2211 runs, 105.28 av.
M R Ramprakash, 2007, 2026 runs, 101.30 av
I T Botham, 1985, 1211 runs, 100.91 av.

Currently Sangakkara has 1068 runs and an average of 106.8, while Ballance has 815 runs and an average of 101.88. So maybe two more to be added to the list?

Major Bertie Poore of the 7th Hussars was an amateur, as were many at the turn of the century, and he only played, in that year, 9 Championship matches, scoring 7 centuries and averaging a remarkable 116.58. That though, was just by way of relaxation. Within months he was fighting in the Boar War, was mentioned three times in despatches and won the DSO. There was little time left for cricket.


    
This message has been edited by StuartRA on Aug 30, 2017 3:46 PM


 
 
Big Rich
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Re: 100 average quiz

August 30 2017, 2:39 PM 

I'm pretty sure Major Poore gets a mention in the excellent book Express Deliveries by Bill Bowes.

 
 
 
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