50 Cricket Quiz Questions and Answers

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Cricket is a rapidly evolving sport. Though it dates back centuries in English sporting history, its expansion in countries such as Australia and India moulded the sport to what it is today – a skilful, tantalising test of endurance which sees fans swarm to the stadiums in summertime.

Although cricket was originally a slower and more gentlemanly sport, the developments of T20 cricket and recent franchise The Hundred has seen the sport quickly diversify.

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Cricket Quiz Questions and Answers


  1. In what city would you find Edgbaston Stadium?
  2. The Ashes is a Test cricket series between which two countries?
  3. How many bails sit on top of the cricket stumps?
  4. In what year was the 100-ball cricket tournament, The Hundred, first played?
  5. In what country was international cricketer Ben Stokes born in?
  6. The 2018 Australian ball tampering scandal was also known as what?
  7. How many balls are in an over in Test cricket?
  8. What is the nickname of former international cricketer Andrew Flintoff?
  9. In which cricket stadium would one find The Tavern Stand?
  10. Who did England beat in the 2009 Women’s Cricket World Cup final?
  11. What is the term for the type of spin bowling where the player bowls right-arm with a wrist-spin action, causing the ball to spin from right to left?
  12. In minutes, how long is the tea break in Test cricket?
  13. In 2014, which Australian cricketer subsequently died from a ball to the neck, prompting investigations on how to increase the effectiveness of cricket helmets?
  14. Which team won the first ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in 1975?
  15. What is the term for an attacking field position behind the wicket on the off side?
  16. In what year did the England and Wales Cricket Board introduce professional contracts for female cricketers?
  17. In which country was English fast bowler Jofra Archer born?
  18. Which national cricket team did Amazon Prime make a docuseries on?
  19. What is the term for a cricket over in which no runs are scored from hits?
  20. Which The Hundred cricket team is sponsored by KP Snacks’ popcorn brand Butterkist?
  21. Who was the fastest Test cricket bowler in 2022, with a top speed of 160.4 Km/hr?
  22. Which national cricket team is also known as the Proteas?
  23. Which former England cricketer won the BBC’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ competition in 2005?
  24. Following the retirement of Charlotte Edwards in 2016, who was named the England women’s cricket team captain?
  25. In what year did helmets become mandatory in English first-class cricket for batsmen, wicketkeepers and fielders closer than 8 yards from the stumps?
  26. Which team won The Hundred Women’s titles in 2021 and 2022?
  27. The 2024 T20 World Cup will be the biggest T20 tournament to date. How many teams will participate?
  28. In what year were the first official T20 matches played?
  29. In what year was Tammy Beaumont named the ICC Women’s World Cup player of the tournament?
  30. Who hit the first ever T20 International century?
  31. Which female player had the highest individual batting score in The Hundred in 2022?
  32. In what African city was the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 final held?
  33. What is the name of the international Test cricket venue and stadium based in Cardiff, Wales?
  34. As of December 2022, who is England’s youngest ever male test cricketer?
  35. A wicket with flashing LED lights is trademarked as a what?
  36. What material is The Ashes urn made from?
  37. What county cricket club are nicknamed the Brown Caps?
  38. What is the name of the trophy awarded at the end of the English cricket season to the batsman who scores the fastest century from the fewest balls received (excluding wides)?
  39. After the 2018 Australian ball-tampering scandal, which cricketer took over the captaincy from Steve Smith?
  40. In 2021 Boris Johnson appointed which English cricketer as the UK’s Trade Envoy to Australia?
  41. Cricket has only been featured in one of the Olympic games. In which year did it feature?
  42. Who was the first woman to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in 2010?
  43. In 2022 Sophie Ecclestone broke the record for the most international wickets by any woman in a calendar year. How many wickets did she take?
  44. In 2003, which late Australian cricketer served a doping ban having taken a prohibited diuretic?
  45. Which English cricketer was labelled as ‘the best finger spinner in the international game’ by coach Duncan Fletcher in 2006?
  46. The first women’s international cricket match was held in December 1934 between England and which other team?
  47. Which English all-rounder was sold for £320,000 to the Women’s Premier League tournament in India in 2023?
  48. ‘Out of my Comfort Zone’ is the autobiography of which former international cricketer?
  49. In what British county did the first women’s cricket club, the White Heather Club, form?
  50. In 1988 which West Indies cricketer was featured on a $2 Jamaican stamp?

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  1. Birmingham
  2. England & Australia
  3. Two
  4. 2021
  5. New Zealand
  6. Sandpaper-gate
  7. Six
  8. Freddie
  9. Lord’s
  10. New Zealand
  11. Leg spin
  12. 20
  13. Phil Hughes
  14. West Indies
  15. Gully
  16. 2014
  17. Barbados
  18. Australian national cricket team
  19. A maiden over
  20. Birmingham Phoenix
  21. Mitchell Starc
  22. South Africa
  23. Darren Gough
  24. Heather Knight
  25. 2015
  26. Oval Invincibles
  27. 20
  28. 2003
  29. 2017
  30. Chris Gayle
  31. Beth Mooney
  32. Cape Town
  33. Sofia Gardens
  34. Rehan Ahmed
  35. A Zing Bail
  36. Terracotta
  37. Surrey County Cricket Club
  38. The Walter Lawrence Trophy
  39. Tim Paine
  40. Ian Botham
  41. 1900
  42. Rachael Heyhoe Flint
  43. 56
  44. Shane Warne
  45. Mudhsuden Singh “Monty” Panesar
  46. West Australia
  47. Nat Sciver-Brunt
  48. Steve Waugh
  49. Yorkshire
  50. Michael Holding

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