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Last Updated: Tuesday, 20 December 2005, 10:23 GMT
Cricket quiz 2005
Matthew Hoggard
Matthew Hoggard donned a cowboy hat in January
Cricket has rarely been out of the headlines over the last 12 months, but how much do you remember?

Find out with our end-of-year quiz.

January: Why was Matthew Hoggard pictured in a cowboy hat, sporting a cigar?
  A: He had revealed his passion for Clint Eastwood movies
  B: He took a "Magnificent Seven" wickets against South Africa in Johannesburg
  C: He is known as "Cowboy" in the England dressing-room
February: What was the injury that kept Andrew Flintoff out of the one-day series in South Africa, requiring surgery?
  A: Strained big toe
  B: Bone spur in left ankle
  C: Sciatic impingement of the right ventricle
March: What began in Mohali on 8 March?
  A: A controversial one-day match, which saw India's captain banned
  B: Pakistan's first Test match in India since 1999
  C: The burning in effigy of a match referee
April: Who took 24 wickets for defending county champions Warwickshire in the first month of the season?
  A: England spinner Ashley Giles
  B: Occasional seamer Ian Bell
  C: Zimbabwean star Heath Streak
May: How many runs did Bangladesh make in their first Test appearance at Lord's?
  A: 267
  B: 58
  C: 472
June: Which bowler took 4-24 in England's Twenty20 win over Australia at the start of their Ashes tour?
  A: Steve Harmison
  B: Simon Jones
  C: Jon Lewis
July: How did Glenn McGrath celebrate taking his 500th Test wicket during the first Test at Lord's?
  A: Smoked a cigar on the balcony
  B: Put on a pair of golden boots
  C: Snapped a stump in two
August: How many fans were estimated to have been denied entry to Old Trafford on the final day of the third Ashes Test?
  A: 100,000
  B: 10,000
  C: Two old men and a dog
September: Who removed the stumps to complete England's Ashes series victory at The Oval?
  A: Michael Vaughan
  B: Rudi Koertzen
  C: Simon Jones
October: Which England star did not play against Australia in the ICC Super Series?
  A: Michael Vaughan
  B: Andrew Flintoff
  C: Kevin Pietersen
November: Who was the leading wicket-taker in the Test series between England and Pakistan?
  A: Andrew Flintoff
  B: Shoaib Malik
  C: Shoaib Akhtar
December:Which England cricketer flew home from Pakistan to witness the birth of his first child, named Samuel David?
  A: Michael Vaughan
  B: Andrew Flintoff
  C: Andrew Strauss




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