THIS WEEK your Gainsborough Standard is giving readers the chance to win a top cricket quiz book - will you be bowled over or stumped by these trick questions?
Cricket is the second most popular sport in the world and has been an established team sport for centuries, with more than 100 cricket-playing nations now recognised by the International Cricket Council.
No doubt those questions haven’t left cricket aficionados remotely stumped, but be prepared to be caught out by the 1,000 leg-breaking quiz questions in this book.
Your innings will require you to recall facts and figures relating to every possible aspect of the game of cricket, from players to umpires and national to international matches, together with all kinds of trivia. You could very easily find yourself in a real spin and may need to enlist the help of friends to bail you out before a sneaky Chinaman bowls you over, slips you up or reduces you to a pile of ashes.
Whether you find yourself top of the batting order or limping with a square leg, this book, with a fitting foreword by Dickie Bird, contains a wealth of knowledge about the sport that is guaranteed to enthral all cricket fans, and questions that will stimulate fond memories and friendly debates for many an entertaining hour.
The Cricket Quiz Book is out now on Apex Publishing, but to be in with a chance of winning a copy, just answer this simple question: Q) Who wrote the foreword to this book?
Send your answer along with your name and daytime phone number to: Cricket Quiz competition, 5-7 Market Place, Gainsborough, DN21 2BP or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entries should arrive by Wednesday 1st June.