Sport & games 27

From the quiz on 12/7/16.

  1. As reflected in its full official name, the All England Club in Wimbledon was originally founded not to play lawn tennis but which other grass-based sport? Croquet

  2. What is the highest possible score in ten-pin bowling, which is achieved by making twelve consecutive strikes? 300

  3. What is the surname of footballers Granit and Taulant, who in 2016 became the first brothers to play against each other in the European Championships, when Switzerland faced Albania in the group stages? Xhaka

  4. In which Australian city is the cricket ground known as WACA? Perth

  5. In 2005, which Italian Formula 1 team were sold by owner Paul Stoddart to Red Bull, who rebranded them Toro Rosso? Minardi

  6. In 1927, which football club became the first (and to date only) non-English team to win the FA Cup? Cardiff City

  7. With six NLL Champion’s Cup wins each (as of 2016), Philadelphia Wings and Toronto Rock are the most successful teams in the history of which indoor sport? (Box) lacrosse

  8. Launched in 1963 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ITF, the Fed Cup is the women’s equivalent of which tennis tournament? Davis Cup

  9. Which English rugby league club won the Challenge Cup every season from 1987–8 to 94–95 and the League Championship every season from 1989–90 to 1995–6? Wigan Warriors

  10. With a population of about 150 million (2011 census), what is the most populous country never to have won an Olympic medal? Bangladesh

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