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    Trivia Time

    Which former cricketer has played competative football against a current English Premier League side and has won a silver medal in the 110 metre hurdles?


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    Hmm - did he play first class cricket?


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    Silver medal in which competition?

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    Sounds like something CB Fry might've done. IIRC The Good Doctor was a hurdler as a younger man, but don't think he ever played association football as the top level.
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    Fry was a noted long-jumper, jointly holding the world record for a time IIRC, but I don't remember him being a hurdler. Though given the bastard was bloody good at just about everything, it wouldn't surprise me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sean View Post
    Fry was a noted long-jumper, jointly holding the world record for a time IIRC, but I don't remember him being a hurdler. Though given the bastard was bloody good at just about everything, it wouldn't surprise me.
    Think I remember reading or hearing he could jump backwards onto the mantelpiece above a open fire from a standing start too.

    Would like to know how much port had been consumed when he discovered that particular talent....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Think I remember reading or hearing he could jump backwards onto the mantelpiece above a open fire from a standing start too.

    Would like to know how much port had been consumed when he discovered that particular talent....
    And he could still do it at quite an advanced age as well.

    However I think that some CB stories need to be taken with a pinch of salt, particularly those that he himself told about his own achievements.

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    Dennis compton might have won a silver medal in hurdles somehwere.

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    I realise this topic said no googling but I cheated and googled anyway - its essentially a trick question because the hurdles medal was at a junior event and he'd be the last person you'd expect to be doing hurdles. The football match against an EPL team was with a local team in what appears to be a friendly match. I won't state the name of the player in case anyone can use those clues and work it out. Note that "former cricketer" is also a bit of a trick because hes a recent retiree and never played test cricket.

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    thats the one Somerset.

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    Not Peter Trego? I recall he played soccer for a vaguely decent team? At least, I think that's who I'm thinking of. An all-rounder for Somerset.
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    I hope the member who asked the question doesn't mind, but hes not even from the UK so definitely not Trego.

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    Dwayne Leverock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    Dwayne Leverock?


    The thought of Dwayne demolishing a set of hurdles might just keeping me smiling for the rest of the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid View Post


    The thought of Dwayne demolishing a set of hurdles might just keeping me smiling for the rest of the day.
    It was mildly amusing when I learnt of his hurdling feat too.

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