Sports Quiz Answers

 

 

The first all correct solution to the Sports Quiz was from Chris and Mike, so they take the virtual trophy -

 

Chris and Mike

 

 

Honourable mentions to Mick in second place, who got most of the way, and to Mike Smith in third.  Teresa also posted a high score, though, as a family member, technically she is disqualified.  Thanks to them and to every one else who entered.

 

And the answers were -

 

 

  1. Arnold was the past master of it

Dr Arnold, famous headmaster of Rugby School

 

  1. Big hit for Rod

Rod Stewart’s song

 

  1. CHINA GOES mad when Rolls-Royce enters the sport

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Rugby

 

 

Sailing

 

 

Horse Racing

  1. BLOW ME!   INDians lose Scotsmen [Ians], and muddle through to the championship

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  1. Place for a ball game where MEN WHACK IT out of shape?

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Wimbledon

 

 

 

Twickenham

  1. The place to play a straight bat, but a LOT HAVE got it wrong

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  1. Where OVERS were bowled in SILENT amazement

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The Oval

 

 

Silverstone

  1. Plenty of bats here

‘Bats in the belfry’ – saying

 

  1. Some ups and downs here

‘Up’ – as on a horse – and Epsom Downs

 

The Belfry

 

 

Epsom

10.  LITHE CAST needed for this play

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  1. Needed something to play, so SENT IN order

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Athletics

 

 

Tennis

  1. Glass house?

Famous glass building

 

  1. Upper house?

The House of Lords

 

Crystal Palace

 

Lords

  1. Beautiful game?

As described by Ben Elton, inter alia

 

  1. Fair game?

Cf ‘It’s not cricket’

 

  1. Lost twins?

The famous twin towers will disappear

 

  1. Saltire

The cross of St Andrew

 

 

Football

 

 

Cricket

 

 

Wembley

 

 

St Andrew’s

  1. Murray’s field

The speciality of Murray Walker, commentator, is motor racing …

 

  1. Oddly enough, not Murray’s field

… not rugby

 

Motor Racing

 

 

Murrayfield

  1. Miller’s tale of witchcraft

Play by Arthur Miller

 

  1. The driver’s Volkswagen

Model of car

 

  1. Though in the melting pot, NERO’S OK

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The Crucible

 

 

Golf

 

 

Snooker

  1. Where a small company gains points

Co + W E S

 

  1. Where A DROLL DEAN went to ground

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  1. Where you’ll find smart hats and fancy COATS

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Cowes

 

 

Elland Road

 

 

Ascot

 

 

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