Sue Barker hosts the lighthearted sports quiz. Joining team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell are Joanna Rowsell Shand, Sophie Hitchon, Mark Butcher and Lee Briers.
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Joining Sue, Matt and Phil are...
bronze medal-winning athlete Sophie Hitchon,
England batsman Mark Butcher,
rugby league star Lee Briers,
and double Olympic cycling champion Joanna Rowsell Shand.
Who will be on the winning team tonight
on A Question Of Sport?
Hello and welcome to the show.
Speed, power and finesse are just some of the qualities
that our guests tonight possess,
but how will they fare here, in the Question Of Sport studio?
Let's find out as we start with the Picture Board.
Matt, you are leading the way tonight.
A minute on the clock to get through the 12 pictures.
OK, I will start with number eight, please.
-It's Sultana Frizell.
-Oh, is that Nile Wilson?
-Yes, it is.
-Great chap. One.
-MARK AND MATT:
-Yeah, yeah. Two. Well done.
Well done, Matt. Great shout.
-Julian Savea. 12.
Come on, then!
-Oh... Pippa Funnell.
-Yes, it is.
-MATT AND MARK:
Oh, Pippa Funnell! Come on, Pippa Funnell.
That's made Phil's day. He's so happy for you(!)
-I hate it when you do that.
12 out of 12, full marks. OK, Tuffers, pressure's on.
Oh, don't worry about it, we love pressure.
We gobble it up.
-When you know 'em, just shout 'em out, all right?
-Please? Here we go. Righto, Sue.
-Oh, Ranovic, Raonic.
-I'll give it to you.
Oh, West Ham!
Oh, I forg... Move on, move on, move on.
-I'll give it to you.
-Lauffer, Lauher. Seven.
-Jack Laugher, yeah.
-Who's that? Oh, Finch!
-Ten. Great shout.
Who's that? Casey...
Who was it?
It was Tasha Danvers, that was, yes, the athlete.
And it was Nico Hulkenberg, the Formula One star.
And the England midfielder was Mikhail Antonio.
Antonio, West Ham, yeah.
-Not bad, though, we're in. We haven't lost it yet.
Still a good score.
At the end of the round,
Phil is on nine, Matt in front on 12.
It's time for Sports Action.
Now you're about to see a number of different sports,
so note down as much as you can.
Still his best was in the first round.
But we have got a new leader.
Lays to rest his derby ghost as, after the line, Authorized
wins at a canter by five or six lengths.
What a final!
And Peter Ebdon wins the UK championship.
James Guy in the centre.
Come on! James Guy's got it! He's got it!
The gold medal goes to James Guy!
Shot to Paul Ifill.
He's got a block from Harris, chose not to use it. Cahill!
And Millwall have the lead.
She is almost sprinting down the back straight.
She looks certain now to take the bronze medal.
Yeah, good shot.
There was a groan from the crowd,
but it was hit so hard by Marshall.
Lilley to Cuthbertson. One-handed pass to Watkins, who tears through.
Watkins for the line, will score!
It's a bit of the old Kallum Watkins!
Now, take a look at the board.
Each sport you have just seen is represented by only one of
the squares on the board.
You need to give me a sport and the square you think it matches up to.
The top row is nationality, the middle row is the year the action
was taking place and the bottom is where the action was happening.
-So, Phil, as you are trailing, we will...
-..let you pick first.
-Are we happy with that?
-Each sport is represented by only one square.
OK, we have got... Go on, then.
You are going for that, and it is right.
-Yes, well done.
Cross that off.
On the board.
Well done, Lee.
-Go on. Go on.
The German flag is
Robert Harting that throws the discus.
OK, it is correct.
Come on, Sophie, get in there!
OK. Hold on, then. Right, so we've got the tennis.
Would it be Tim Cahill?
-I don't know.
-Cos Cahill plays for Australia.
Yeah, he does. Which one should we go for?
Which one should be go for? We know two!
-We know two, so we could actually do some tactics here.
-Go for yours.
-He'll definitely get that.
-So you take that one.
-We'll take that one.
-And they might not know that. Yeah?
-Yeah, fancy that?
-We're going to go... Please let that be New Zealand.
And Marshall, Hamish Marshall, I think it is.
-It's James Marshall, but it is the right answer, yes.
-I think we should probably go with this one.
-Go on, then.
I think we will go with the derby at York.
You're going for the derby at York?
No, it isn't. AUDIENCE MURMURS
Final guess, Tuffers?
-Do we fancy that one more than your one?
-I'd go with the one you think.
-Happy with that?
-I think so.
-Cos they played in the FA Cup final, didn't they?
-Go on, then. Go on.
So we're going to go for the football, Manchester.
Yes, it was.
So we're not going to get yours, sadly.
FA Cup semifinal.
I think that is your best guess.
-That was our...
-That was the guess that was made with the most...
I think... I'm going to go with you, but I've got a sneaky feeling...
Well, what else?
No, I've got a sneaky feeling it's there and they've tricked us to
-think it's there.
-Well, say that, then.
We're stuck between 2007 and York
for the snooker
with Peter Ebdon, and we think the tournament might have been in York
or it might have been...
-You're going to have to work a bit harder than that.
Was it a world championship?
No. It was UK.
-It was a UK?
We've got to go York.
-We've got to go York, haven't we?
-If that's what you think.
We'll go York.
-York with the snooker.
-York and snooker is right!
That's my boy!
-It was 2006.
-Oh, sneaky, Sue, sneaky!
Yes. So the tennis was the Polish flag.
It was Aga Radwanska winning.
The horse racing was 2007, the derby.
The cycling was 2014.
You had that, Jo.
And the swimming was 2015.
So, end of that round
and Phil has moved on to 12,
but Matt is still in front on 14.
So, Matt, your team are going first. Who has headed down the lanes?
-Do you know, it might be...
-You got it?
-It might be...
It might be Louise Hazel.
-Might be. That's the only guess I can think of.
-Are we happy with that?
-Very, VERY, very happy with that.
-Go on, Sophie.
-I think it might be
-Louise Hazel, but...
Let's have a look
and we'll see if you're right.
Yes, it is!
The Commonwealth champion Louise Hazel, well done.
Very good, well done.
Phil, who is trying out an Olympic sport?
The men's double trap final was targeted as the home nation's
best chance at a shooting metal, and there is the big British hope.
Oh, and he has missed them both!
So his lead has been cut
from four to two, it's been halved.
This man is the main threat now.
So this is the last round
of the men's double trap as sunshine breaks out once more.
This is Dahlby. If he misses either of these...
But he hasn't.
He's up to 186.
Needs these targets to win gold for Great Britain.
He's done it! He's won gold for Great Britain!
The fourth gold of the Games for the host nation!
-I've got a guess.
-Oh, you've got a guess?
I thought this at first, then I sort of went off it, but it's...
Don't worry, just write something down because I've got nothing.
-I thought that at first, but then I went off it.
I'm not sure.
-You're not convinced, obviously.
-Well, no, I mean...
-It could be him.
What has he been doing with his hands?
He had a little cut there, didn't he?
-I've got nothing, so it beats mine.
-Does it? Nothing at all?
Go on, then. Well, that's the only one we've got.
My guess was Chris Hoy.
OK. Let's see, are you right?
No, it's not Sir Chris.
-Have you got it?
How about like a Collingwood or, yeah, someone like that?
-Paul Collingwood. Paul Collingwood.
-You're going for Paul?
-OK, let's see.
No, it isn't. It's Ian Poulter, the Ryder Cup golfer.
-Anyone have that?
No-one. That's maybe made me feel a little bit better.
He was well hidden.
-One of the toughest ever, that.
So that has made a difference in the scores cos Phil remains
on 12, Matt is in front on 16.
Sophie, before we ask you to choose Home or Away,
just take us back to Rio and that final throw in the hammer.
I knew going into it that I was in really good shape,
so that can make it more difficult as well because
you know that you can produce it.
But I was just trying to focus on what my coach was telling me to do
instead of my mind going everywhere.
So I was focusing on one thing and, yeah, it worked out.
Are you aware of what that's done for the kids that are now
picking up the hammer or the discus
or the shot put or those field events?
Yeah, I mean, I got a video sent over and it's of a little girl
with a hosepipe in a circle and a dog toy and she's like...
And she was like tiny, and, yeah, it was...
When I saw that, it kind of touched my heart a little bit because,
yeah, it was...
If I could just inspire any kid to take it up, yeah, it's amazing.
And a broken window in the background.
Anyway, it was terrific. Well done.
Now, Home or Away? What are you going for?
Well, I think we're going to go Home because we're... Yeah.
OK. Here it is.
Which three-time world champion hammer-thrower finished sixth
in her final Olympics in London after having previously won
silver in both Beijing and Athens?
What are you thinking?
-The only person...
-That's good, I like that.
If there's only one person, that's brilliant.
What are you...?
I'm thinking that it's Yipsi Moreno from Cuba.
It's the only person I can think of, to be honest...
-..that fits, that's been around for that long,
was around for that and that.
Yeah, 12 years. Yes, three.
-Happy with that?
-Yeah, I'm going to go with it.
What are you going with, Sophie?
I'm going to go with Yipsi Moreno from Cuba.
-You are right.
-Yes, well done.
Lee, over to you. Home or Away?
-We're going to go Away.
Come on. Come on.
Name the last three different teams to have finished runner-up
to Juventus in Italy's Serie A.
-Who else is in there?
-Got to be Inter.
AC Milan, Inter Milan.
Yeah, who else is there?
Go round the country.
I think we are going to go with Roma...
-You reckon Inter?
Fancy Inter. And Inter, Sue.
-Two points, knew it would be that.
Not bad, though. We'll take that, take two.
-We've missed one.
-The one you missed - Inter.
They won it, but not finished runners-up to Juventus.
So, you have a chance.
So we've got a shout for one point.
So, we're between Lazio, Fiorentina, Sampdoria,
Napoli, was that...?
Oh, Napoli! I knew there was one I was missing. Diego Maradona!
Which one do you want to go for? Lazio I quite like.
You didn't steal the point there but, Mark,
your turn now to get a point, unless you want to go Away.
-I think we'll go... We'll go Home.
Who against Zimbabwe this year became the youngest player to
score a century against all nine opposition Test teams,
including a 132 at Lord's last year?
Tick the boxes. They were touring last year, weren't they?
Yes, well done, of New Zealand.
Well done, Mark.
Jo, let's take you back to Rio.
Was it more pressure going in as defending champions?
-Did you feel it?
-I think so.
I think, as well, when you've won an Olympic title,
you then spend four years as Olympic champions.
So everywhere you go, every race you go to,
people always expect you to win all the time.
Even if it's a different event or something,
you're going there as an Olympic champion.
So, yeah, I think coming into Rio there was definitely
more pressure in that sense.
But this year we only got bronze at the world championships
in March, so there was the Americans that were the world champions
this year, so I think they had the real pressure,
going in as the world champions.
And Australia were the world record holders,
so we didn't have either of those titles going in,
so we sort of showed off what we could when it actually came to it.
But, yeah, that did take the pressure off a little bit,
but in general I'd say tougher to defend than it was the first time.
So take the gold medal and smash the world record.
-Yeah, job done, yeah.
-That's the way to do it. Absolutely.
-But well done, that's fabulous.
-Yes, well done.
So, your choice is Home or Away.
-We're going to go Home.
After finishing fifth at the London Olympics,
which woman won European silver and bronze before winning her
first Olympic medal in Rio all in the omnium?
So it's got to be a European rider.
In the omnium-ium-ium-ium.
-I'm not very good at saying that.
And then she got an Olympic medal in Rio.
Her first Olympic medal was Rio, yeah.
-In the omnium.
-In the omnium.
-Yeah. Yeah, it's that one.
Yes, it was, of Belgium. Well done.
Only three behind now. We'll take that.
Well, now it is time to hear from a special guest
and, hmm, he might bring back some bad memories
for a couple on the panel here.
Hey, Tuffers, you remember me?
You probably remember this stare, then.
New batsman is the Michelin Man, better known as Phil Tufnell.
Well padded up...
and he's gone.
Oh, that's a great yorker.
And there's the next one.
One ball is enough.
Got him. Very well done.
Super bowling performance from Ambrose here.
Has he gone?
Has he gone?
-Wow, what a bowler.
You remember him well, do you?
Wow, what a bowler, yeah. I mean, Butch, you know as well.
One of the best seam bowlers,
fast bowlers probably ever to play the game.
Just didn't bowl you a bad ball.
No, never had any clue where your next run was coming from.
You just have to hope that he got tired,
-which unfortunately he very rarely did.
-He never did, no.
It looks like he's quite a character, too, with his stare.
-Did he give you the stare?
-He wanted to be a basketball player.
He had no interest in fast bowling whatsoever,
but his mum bullied him into it.
Can you imagine Curtley Ambrose...? His mum is only about that big.
I won't ask you what you felt when you were down the other end
when he was hurtling in.
Well, no, I mean, it was terrifying, horrible.
You know, you just used to hear him coming in and then woosh.
I mean, I couldn't see it.
I used to bat number 11 because I didn't like going off on my own.
Didn't like walking off.
Well, guess what?
You may not want to do this, but we're going back to Curtley,
and he has a question for you.
Thanks, Sue. Here was my question for you guys.
Who are the ten fast bowlers to have taken
the most Test wickets of all time?
I am one of them, you name the others.
So, you need to take it in turns to name the other nine fast bowlers
in the top ten to have taken the most Test wickets of all time.
Curtley his ninth on that list.
-He's ninth on that list.
So, if you get one wrong you will lose a wicket and be careful,
as you only have two to play with,
so you can only get two wrong.
-And, Tuffers, you will be able to go first as you are behind.
-Courtney Walsh, Sue.
-You're going for Courtney.
-There he is, at number two.
-You looking at me?
What about more obvious ones?
No, no, I mean, he's definitely, definitely correct, yeah.
Up to you.
-All right, we'll go Anderson.
-You're going for Jimmy?
-In at number three.
Glenn McGrath, Sue.
You're going for the Aussie.
Top of the list, Glenn McGrath.
I know nothing!
Who's this fella?
-I can't... What does that...? Oh, OK. Yes.
-Sir Richard Hadlee.
You're going for Sir Richard.
Yes, of course he is. Well done.
Kapil Dev, Kapil Dev, Kapil Dev.
Kapil Dev is...
on the list.
I want to go back now!
-Mm. Go on.
Oh, you've passed the dodgy one over for me to say,
is that what this is?
-Yeah. Is it?
-Sir Ian of Bothamshire.
-You're going for Beefy?
Is Ian Botham there? Where is he?
No, you've lost a wicket.
-Butch, he was 11.
-He was 11?
-He was 11th.
-Oh, 11th. Right.
Got to be Malcolm Marshall.
-Right, got the other one.
-Both of you have lost a wicket.
Which one? Which one?
-You've only got one more chance.
Well done, number six.
Can't afford to get one wrong, Tuffers, or you'll be out.
-Wasim Akram, Sue.
-You're going for...
-Got to be Wasim.
-Got to be Wasim Akram. Is he there?
-Got to be.
You've both only got one wicket left and there's only two on the board.
-It's got to be close, hasn't it?
-He very rarely got injured.
-It's got to be.
-It's got to be my fave.
-Shall we have a dart at that?
AD. Allan Donald.
-Allan Donald, you're going for.
-He's got to be on there.
Let's see. Is he there?
-How is he not on that list?
Second wicket, you are out.
-Last go, we've got.
Yeah, if you get it right, you can try and finish the board.
What are you going to go for?
Dennis Lillee, Sue, the legend that is.
-So you are out. So, let's have a look.
-Jacques Kallis, would he be in there?
Yeah, and number eight...
-Never got that in a million years.
But what a good round for both teams, very high-scoring.
Phil has moved on to 19, Matt still in front on 21.
Well done, mate, well done.
Teams, we have reached the final round and it is On The Buzzer.
So, a point for a correct answer and one away if you get it wrong.
All to play for. Everyone ready? Here we go.
Which football team played their home games at Turf Moor?
Which country topped Test cricket's world rankings for the first time
in August this year? BUZZER
In which sport would you see centre, a goalkeeper and wing attack?
In which event did China win their only cycling medal in Rio?
-Women's team sprint.
For which country did Alexandra Tavernier
win world hammer bronze in 2015? BELL
Which country has won the Rugby League World Cup
on the most occasions? BUZZER
Which city hosts the American Formula One Grand Prix?
Which American won the Wimbledon men's singles finals in 2000?
-It was Pete Sampras.
Danny Willett was the first European since who to win the US Masters?
-No, Jose Maria Olazabal.
Major sports teams from Chicago, Pretoria...
APPLAUSE DROWNS SPEECH
The Bulls, the Bulls!
The Bulls, yes, the Bulls.
The time was up, sadly.
Gosh, you're doing your best to throw it away.
Anyway, well done, a narrow victory, but well earned.
Anyway, a huge thank-you to all of our guests - to Lee and Jo,
to Sophie and Mark. The three of us, we'll be back very soon.
Until then, from all of us here, goodnight.
Sue Barker hosts the entertaining sports quiz. Joining captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell are Olympic medallists Joanna Rowsell Shand and Sophie Hitchon, England cricketer Mark Butcher and rugby league star Lee Briers.