Quiz - Yorkshire 2015

Tykemania

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I mentioned the Championship winning side of 2015 in another thread, so I thought it'd be a good time to kick off the Winter quizzes early.

So dominant was our side, that we had 8 of the top 25 in the Division 1 batting averages. How many can you name?
 

Newby

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I mentioned the Championship winning side of 2015 in another thread, so I thought it'd be a good time to kick off the Winter quizzes early.

So dominant was our side, that we had 8 of the top 25 in the Division 1 batting averages. How many can you name?
Offhand I'd go for Williamson, Root, Bairstow, Lyth, Lees, Bresnan, Ballance & Gale.
 

Karma

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In the old days I'd either trust my memory or research it. But, damn, gave all my year books to charity so that somebody could complete their collections. Now I've seen your list Newby, I couldn't bet against it!
 

Newby

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In the old days I'd either trust my memory or research it. But, damn, gave all my year books to charity so that somebody could complete their collections. Now I've seen your list Newby, I couldn't bet against it!
I can't think of anyone else, but I have a nagging feeling that Gale had a poor season with the bat and dropped himself a few times.
 

DaveMorton

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Didn't we have Aaron Finch that year? Or was it No-show Maxwell?

I can't imagine Gale being in the top 25, but Rashid had some great seasons with the bat, so perhaps him. Root, Lyth and Ballance were all playing for England, but may have played a few innings with high average for us. Lyth and Lees partnership at Northampton? Bairstow and Bresnan at Chester-le-Street? Did Williamson play? He was good (obviously!), but I don't remember him ever scoring heavily. Who else was there? Jack Leaning? One of the tail with 160 runs for three times out? Jack Brooks? His Roses hundred. Was it that season? Or Plunkett - his century before lunch against Hampshire?

So I'll have a stab at Lyth, Lees, Root, Ballance, Bairstow, Bresnan, Rashid, Plunkett.
 

Donnylad

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I think Leaning did well enough to have a decent average.
I agree with DM - I don't think Williamson got a lot of runs. So

Root, Bairstow, Lyth, Lees, Bresnan, Ballance, Gale and Leaning.
 

Newby

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Offhand I'd go for Williamson, Root, Bairstow, Lyth, Lees, Bresnan, Ballance & Gale.
Just found my Playfair for 2016.

Some surprising names in there, If it helps anyone I only got 3 right, Bairstow, Bresnan and Gale.
 

Donnylad

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I went with
Root, Bairstow, Lyth, Lees, Bresnan, Ballance, Gale and Leaning.

However DM's excellent pix of Patto have reminded me of another player who I think got a lot of runs!
Taking Newby's hint I am assuming that Lees, Lyth, , Ballance, and Leaning didn't feature - struggling now for the others!

So I now offer Hodd and Plunkett to join Bairstow, Bresnan, Gale, with SO Else, A Newman, Stan Dinn.
 

tbsteve

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Well I went for Maxwell. I don't think Williamson was with us until the following year. So I suppose Finch and who else did we have?
 

Newby

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Well I went for Maxwell. I don't think Williamson was with us until the following year. So I suppose Finch and who else did we have?
Perhaps someone who was given a nickname that he shouldn't have had because his real name was a bit difficult to pronounce!
 

Donnylad

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Cheteshwar Pujara!! But who to kick off the list??

So my 8 = Hodd and Plunkett to join Bairstow, Bresnan, Gale, Pushwara, with, Stan Dinn and Carlos Bashaball.
I don't remember 'the Big Show' being mich of a performer or am I wrong?

I am trying really hard not to go researching averages and squads!!
 

Tykemania

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Good gentlemen, I have marked ye efforts, and can offer you a collective 7 out of 8.

Bairstow, Pujara, Bresnan, X, Finch, Maxwell, Gale, Leaning.

Any more thoughts on the near ever present X?
 

DaveMorton

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Sidebottom!!?? He did score runs - at Worcester - then had a long injury lay-off. Injured batting, in fact.
 
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