Sue Barker hosts the lighthearted sports quiz with Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell. Joining the teams are James Anderson, Kelly Sotherton, Beth Tweddle and Matthew Upson.
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'Doing battle tonight are...
'England's record wicket taker, James Anderson,
'world champion gymnast Beth Tweddle,
'England defender Matt Upson,
'and Commonwealth champion Kelly Sotherton.
'Let the games begin on A Question Of Sport.'
Hello and welcome.
Tonight's guests have all experienced the bright lights
of the Question Of Sport studio before, and I'm delighted,
if not a bit surprised, that they've all agreed to come back on,
so we're all set for a very competitive evening.
But how are the teams feeling?
We're going to start with the One Minute round.
Matt, we're coming to your team first, so one word to describe how you're feeling. Jimmy?
Primed. Well, we'll see.
We're putting you under pressure right away.
-60 seconds on the clock.
In which city do the Scorchers play their Big Bash home games?
Who did Ronnie O'Sullivan beat in the final to win
-snooker's 2017 Masters?
-Yes, Joe Perry.
Which Scottish football team is missing its vowels?
Which country will host the World Artistic Gymnastics Championship this year?
In which American city do these two teams play their home games?
Which British tennis player in January went past the third
round of a Grand Slam for the first time?
In which three sports have Norway won most Winter Olympic
-Come on, my man! Get in!
-You've got it. Full marks.
Full marks. Nine out of nine. So, the pressure is on, then.
-Kelly, how are you feeling about this?
-I thought I was ready.
-Now you're not...
-I'm full of confidence.
-Matt, how are you doing?
-After that round, concerned. Just a little bit.
-And, Tuffers, can you deliver tonight?
-I can deliver like a postman, Sue.
Like a postman, I'm going to deliver. Come on, we're up for this.
Yes. Pat, probably.
-Yeah, Postman Pat.
-Come on, team, let's have it.
-Here are your questions. Ready? Right.
In which event has Katarina Johnson-Thompson won
-a world indoor...
Who in 2012 was the last English golfer to be world number one?
-Oh, Rose, Justin Rose.
-Don't know, carry on.
-You want to come back?
These two teams play their home games in which American city?
Which driver has returned to Williams for the 2017 Formula One season?
-Identify this racecourse missing its...
-In which British city will this season's Champions League
-final be played? In which British...?
Since 2000, which three Rugby union teams have won the English
Premiership final on just one occasion?
-Well done. WHISTLE BLOWS
Just the one you missed, the golfer, English world number one.
-Luke Donald. Yes, Luke Donald. But still, great start.
At the end of the round, Phil's on eight, Matt in front,
though, on nine.
It's Sports Action now,
so focus and take in as much information as you can.
-Fabregas, times it beautifully.
And here it looks as if we're going to have an American champion.
One dart, that's it.
That is magnificent.
There's a block.
There's a block by Street, look at the moves, the spin, touchdown!
She takes it, just ahead.
Just below two minutes.
A full pirouette in the stalder.
Full twisting double back. Beautiful landing.
That's four, too.
Oh, Wales, a third try.
You will take it in turns to pick a sport from the board
to answer a question on.
If you get it right, your team wins a point and the square,
but get it wrong and it becomes your opponent's.
So, Phil, as you are trailing, you get to pick first.
We're going to go football, bottom right-hand corner,
-to get the good positioning on the board.
-We'll go both ways.
-was scoring for Chelsea in the Premier League.
In 2011, he scored the opening goal in the Champions League final
-against which team?
When did Barca beat Man United?
-What year was that?
How many years ago? Six years ago.
They beat Manchester United, didn't they?
-Yeah, they did.
-That was at Wembley, I think.
-Have a stab.
I can't remember the starting line-ups.
I don't remember him scoring a goal in the Champions League.
Go on, give it a go. You said that with your gut. Go on.
-Well done. Yes, it is the right answer.
So, that square becomes you.
Oh, what a lovely shirt!
-Looking very pleased with yourself.
Daws, what tactic have you got planned?
Yeah, I like the idea of going for a corner. A couple of options.
-Shall we go for cricket? Happy with cricket, are you?
-I think we'll go with the cricket, please, Sue.
Who was being hit for four by Matt Prior?
-Yes, it was.
Oh, so if we go there, he might not know the gymnastics.
-Yeah, that's what I'm saying. Go for the one...
But you were right, he won't know the gymnastics.
Athletics. Let's get a point.
Who was winning at the Anniversary Games in London?
Yes, it was.
-I think we're going to have to risk it, aren't we?
We'll go with the golf. Please.
-Didn't want to hear that!
..was on his way to winning the open, but in which year?
You are a horror!
-The pressure is on, Daws.
Got '97 in my head.
Yeah, it's going to be around there because 2000 was Tiger.
'99 was Paul Lawrie.
-It's like a golfing encyclopaedia over there!
My gut says it's seven or eight.
Because Tom Lehman won it around there as well.
-'97. You might be spot-on with '97. I like '97.
You went with it straight away and I've somehow got there as well.
-Come on, Jimmy, you're the man.
-You go for it.
-You're going '97.
Well, let's see whose picture is behind. If it's right, it's Matt.
If it's wrong, it's Tuffers.
-It was there! Just there!
-Let's go gymnastics. We can steal.
-So, is that to you, then, Kelly?
-It'll be all my fault...
-..if it's right or wrong.
-Come on, Kel! You know, you know!
-You're going gymnastics?
Madison Kocian helped USA to team all-around gold.
-Which country won the men's equivalent?
-This is in Rio, yeah?
-Well, I'm pretty......
-Well, I thought Brazil did really well.
-It doesn't go on offer.
-The men's all-round...?
-In the men's all-around?
-Men's all-around. Was it not Japan?
The guy was challenging for the...singles.
-I think you're spot on, Matt.
It's Japan? So, let's see.
Is it Japan?
Oh, so rugby or American football? You've got two to choose from.
Blocking everything, aren't we? Blocking, blocking and blocking.
-We'll go with rugby union.
-Taulupe Faletao was scoring a try against England.
-He joined Bath...
-..from which Welsh side in 2016?
-You might know that?
Hoping that it would be Newport... Gwent...Dragons, I think.
Is that the right answer?
Are you going for the win or are you going for the point?
-What's your American football knowledge?
I know who's playing. Shall we go for the win and just see?
-Yeah, go on.
-American football, Sue.
You might like this then. Which NFL team was scoring the touchdown?
-It was the Colts.
-I don't know.
-I have no idea.
-Is it not... No, that's Seahawks.
-We need the full name.
They used to be called the Baltimore Colts.
Are they still called the Baltimore Colts?
They've had a little change around of the team names.
They've moved cities?
No, they might not have moved city, but they might have been called...
It was definitely the Baltimore Colts.
Well, it was the old days when it was the Baltimore Colts.
Baltimore Colts, Sue.
Oh, it's not, is it?
Turn it blue, turn it blue!
-What is it?
-Daws, do you know?
-Oh, Indianapolis Colts.
-Many years ago, they were Baltimore Colts.
So, what a turnaround it is now!
Well, either way it's a win. A win, win... If you get it right.
-I think we'll go with tennis.
Who was the Canadian in action against Jo Konta at Wimbledon?
Canadian... Tennis player.
Er... French name.
-Have you got a Canadian tennis player locked away there?!
Oh! What about her?
-Is that the one you're thinking of?
-Yes! That's the one.
Is she Canadian, though?
-It sounds more French than it does Canadian.
-I'm pretty sure.
-Go on, then.
-We going to go for Bouchard.
OK, you're going for Bouchard. Is it right?
So, that's one point for a correct answer
and a bonus point for the win.
Which means, at the end of the round, Phil is on 11.
Matt, in front on 14.
Matt, we're coming to your team first. Who is this high wire expert?
MUSIC: Carry Me by Bombay Bicycle Club
-That's what I've got.
-Well, we've all got the same name.
-Well, that's easy then.
It's probably him, then!
There's nothing written on the pads!
All the same.
-Could it be him?
-Could it be him?
-You don't sound that convinced.
-I don't know.
OK, we only have Colin Jackson.
-You're going with CJ? Let's have a look.
-Are they right?
Yes, it is the world champion athlete, Colin Jackson.
OK, Phil, you need this one. Who is setting up a new business?
MUSIC: Pack Up by Eliza Doolittle
# I get tired and upset
# And I'm trying to care a little less
# When I google, I only get depressed
# I was taught to dodge those issues
# I was told
# Don't worry
# Cos no doubt
# There's always something to cry about
# And when you're stuck in an angry crowd
# They don't think what they say before they open their mouth
# You gotta
# Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag... #
-I think we've got that, haven't we?
-Yeah, straight in.
Martin Offiah, Sue.
Going for Martin. Let's see.
Yeah, well done. Rugby League legend Martin Offiah.
Home Or Away time now.
One point for a home question,
a possible three points if you go away.
And, Jimmy, we're coming to you first. Home or away?
-I'll stick with home, please.
Who, in the 2016 County Championship, took 54 wickets,
including 10 for 127 in the last game of the season
Weren't there two or three teams that were in it?
-In with a chance of winning?
Middlesex definitely involved.
Oh, I think I know who it is.
Would that work for anyone from Middlesex?
Yeah, I think it's him.
-Go on, then.
-I can't think of anyone else, so I'm...
One point for a home question, possible three if you go away.
-What you fancy? Well, it's up to you.
-It's up to you.
-Home. You go home.
Who failed in her bid to become the first athlete
to win three consecutive European Championship heptathlon titles
by finishing second, behind Anouk Vetter in 2016?
Nana Djimou from France.
Yes, it was. Well done.
Who, in Rio, became the first gymnast for 40 years
to win women's vault medals at back-to-back Olympic games?
Yes, it was. Maria Paseka of Russia.
So, Matt, home or away?
Other than Great Britain, name three of the four countries
to have won a men's or women's Olympic curling gold medal.
-Got to be Scandinavian.
-Yeah, Sweden, Norway, Finland.
-No, no, no, not Sweden.
-No, but they're cold. Norway.
Finland. Who else? Russia.
-Canada? Canada's a good shout. Canada.
-I'm pretty sure Sweden and Canada, because...
-Sweden and Canada?
-Yeah, I think definitely those two.
-Japan, China? Or...
Do you fancy Norway?
They're more like biathlon and cross-country skiing.
-Yeah, but there's more of Norway than Finland.
-Sue, we are going to go with Sweden.
-We're going to go with Canada.
And we are going to go with...
-Norway, Sue. Norway.
-You got all three!
And the other one - Switzerland. That was the fourth.
-Didn't even mention there!
Behind these categories is a photo made up of three different stars.
There's a point on offer for each right answer.
So, Tuffers, as you're one behind, you get to pick first.
-Golden Girls, please, Sue.
Can you name the world champion athletes?
-The right answer, Kelly.
-Correct, Kell. You go for it, girl.
It's Sally Gunnell, Allyson Felix and the top one...
-Is that either Fatima Whitbread...?
-Because it definitely isn't Tessa.
-It's Fatima Whitbread, I think.
-That's a good shout.
-Yeah. So, yeah, Sally Gunnell.
-In the middle?
-In the middle.
Allyson Felix at the bottom, and Fatima Whitbread at the top.
-OK, let's see.
-Are you right? How many?
All three correct! Well done.
-That's how it's done, Daws.
-Yeah. Yeah, it was how it's done.
What are you going to go for?
-Er...go on, Beth, you choose. What would you like?
-Out Of Bounds.
Out Of Bounds.
Who are these three golfers?
-Have you got the bottom one? I've got the other two, I think.
-Yeah, so the middle one is...?
-Jimenez, I think.
-Yeah, I'm happy with that.
-John Daly, top.
-John Daly, yeah.
Oh, I know who that is. Doing this, wasn't he? Um...
-Young American lad?
-Patrick Reed, yeah.
-So which three are you going for?
-Go on, you had that, Jimmy, go for it.
Go on, Jimmy.
Going John Daly, Jimenez and Patrick Reed.
OK, let's have a look.
And you are right as well. All three. Very good.
New Balls Please, or The Gloves Are Off?
-Yeah, New Balls.
-New Balls, please, Sue.
How many of these three tennis stars can you name?
-Oh, wow. Is that...?
-That's not Sanchez...?
-Oh, could be, yeah.
-Arantxa Sanchez Vicario at the top.
-Can you write that one down? I can't spell that.
Call her Vic. Call her Vic.
-Isn't that a really young Martina Navratilova?
Very, very young Martina, yes.
VERY young Martina.
And I know that little face as well, that little smile.
-It's not Laura Robson, is it?
-Yeah, I thought that. But I don't know.
-Could it be the one that's just retired? Ana...
The one that's...
Actually, she's dating Bastian Schweinsteiger, the footballer.
-Who's that? She's just retired. Ana somebody.
Do you get Hello! Magazine or something?
-No, she's just retired.
It's A-N-A. It's Ana, Ana Ivanovic. I'm... Oh...
-Well, we ain't got no other choices, have we?
Right, OK, we're going to go with...
The hair is Vic.
What's her name?
-Arantxa Sanchez Vicario.
-The eyes are Martina.
-Potentially, to be.
-No, they're married. They are married now.
-They are married?
-Got married in Venice.
-That'll do then.
-Got married in Venice.
-So, yeah, Ana Schweinsteiger.
-Yes! Yeah, Mrs Schweinsteiger.
-So, let's see. Are you right?
One point correct.
GROANS AND LAUGHTER
We all went for girls!
I don't think Arantxa's going to be that happy with you.
-That's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
-Tsonga. We just went all women.
-I thought they were all girls!
-No! "Tennis stars," we said.
-I didn't even think of males.
-I thought they were all girls.
I did as well.
And Heather Watson was the other one we were looking for.
So just the one point there. So, Daws, The Gloves Are Off.
-You're looking for three British boxers.
So, is the middle one Carl Froch?
Very straight nose.
What do you think of the top one? James DeGale?
-The top one?
-You like that one?
-And the bottom one...
-Is it a man?
-Is it a man or a woman?
With all these... They've thrown it in there, haven't they?
-Could it be Nicola?
-I thought that.
Could that be Nicola?
-It's a beaming smile, isn't it?
-She has a big smile.
-So, what you going for?
-I think, from top to bottom...
I think we'll go for James DeGale, Carl Froch and Nicola Adams.
OK, let's see.
You are right, yes. All three.
And that has made a difference again, because Phil is on 21,
Matt in front on 24.
Tonight we're closing the show with a Sprint Finish. So, Tuffers...
-Yeah, come on.
-..you've got to set the target. Up you come.
CHEERING AND WHISTLING
-Are you ready, Tuffers?
-Time starts now.
-Warwickshire play there, it's in Birmingham.
Um... Oh, the last three teams are in a what?
Oh, if you're at the front and then you're the what? In a race.
-Yes, yes, yes.
Oh, the two boys. One fell over, like that.
-What's that? What am I on?
-What am I on?
-Oh, Arsenal versus Tottenham is a...?
-No, it's a...
-North London derby.
-Oh, the Spanish golfer.
-No, the other one.
What's that? "Oof!"
Oh, if you're in an 800 metres, you go down to the...
-What's the last 100 metres called?
-Home straight, home straight.
No, it's not the starting, the other...?
-It's the finishing straight.
Montgomerie was this in golf.
Montgomerie was this in golf, America versus...
-FINAL WHISTLE BLOWS
-Good effort, though. We must've got a few there.
-You got a lot there.
What were you saying at the end, golf?
I don't know, I was just going, "Blah-blah-blah-blah!"
It was Davis Cup captain - that's tennis.
-Oh, I was thinking Ryder Cup.
-No, we'd never...
-Probably just as well you ran out of time, then.
-Got a few, though.
-More than a few.
You have scored 9 points.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Oh, it's a target and a half, that, Daws.
I was just starting to feel a bit confident! Oh-ho-ho-ho-ho!
Right then, here we go.
Are you ready? Your time starts now.
-OK, Italian jockey, would always jump off the horse.
-And, er... Oh, the keeper, and he does that...
-Yeah, but what's he doing?
Yes, yes, yes.
Oh, er, Nadia Comaneci scored the...?
And, er, basketball...
HE IMITATES JAZZY SAX RIFF
-What music am I playing?
-I've no idea!
-Yes, what was that?
-Yeah, but what music is it?
-Yes, so where do they...?
-Yes, yes, yes!
Oh, a bowler. Massive fella, West Indian, played at Northants.
-Back in the day. Not Walsh but...
-Ambrose, Curtly Ambrose.
-Yes, yes, yes.
-Oh, move on, move on.
-Don't know that one, move on.
-Oh, right, what's this called?
-Yeah, but the whole thing. You do your...?
-Matt, floor, dance.
-On the floor.
-Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Oh, in football, if I'm at the wrong side of the defender...
-Yeah, and then the whole manoeuvre is called a...?
-Yes, it is!
-FINAL WHISTLE BLOWS
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Why did you pass on Gold Coast?
-I got confused.
-Ah. You got confused.
-I got confused.
-Well, you needed 7 to win.
-Oh, did we...?
We must have got close.
And you got offside trap in the last second...
to score 7 points.
You're the winners! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Huge thank you to our guests, to Kelly and to Matt,
to Beth and Jimmy. The three of us will be back soon.
Until then, from all of us here, goodbye.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Sue Barker hosts another fun-filled edition of the popular sports quiz. Regular captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell are joined by England cricketer James Anderson, athletics star Kelly Sotherton, world champion gymnast Beth Tweddle and England footballer Matthew Upson.