Tuesday, May 22, 2007

England selectors imperil great cricket trivia question

Congratulations to Ryan Sidebottom on being named in the England squad for the next test. But if he plays it will ruin one of the great cricket trivia questions.

That question is which father and son each played just one test for England.

Up till now the answer has been the Sidebottoms. Ryan has played once, against Pakistan in 2001, when he failed to take a wicket. And his father Arnie (who was also on the books of Manchester United for a while) won one cap against Australia in 1985.

Oh well, you will still be able to ask people which cricketer played in England sides alongside both Colin and Chris Cowdrey.


Paul Linford said...

What's the answer to the Cowdrey one? Underwood? Willis?

Jonathan Calder said...

Think of an off-spinner.

Anonymous said...

The only one I can think of to span such a gap was Pat Pocock???

Jonathan Calder said...

Well done!