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It's in the Words

Quiz 1

Read these sports commentaries from the British daily press and try to guess the sport being written about. Which words were clues?

  1. " Since compiling an unbeaten 84 in Antigua in the last Test of the 1998 series, he has made just one fifty in 12 completed innings".
  2. "He birdied the final hole for a 4 under par total which enabled him to finish three ahead of the world no. 2".
  3. "Huddersfield were thrashed 40-4 by London Broncos whose lively full back Greg Fleming scored a hat-trick of tries to take his season total to 24".
  4. "He was beaten by his rival 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in Sunday's final".
  5. "Almost straight away I felt comfortable. It took me a short while to adjust on the corners but I did around 60 laps without any problems".
  6. "In bright sunshine, the coxless four of James Cracknell, Steve Redgrave, Ed Coode and Matthew Pinsent were first at 500 metres with New Zealand a close second and the experienced Polish crew, seeded, like Britain, third".
  7. "Ten months, 34,000 miles and a lifetime of experiences later, Alex Thomson's crew on Ariel came home winners of the Clipper 98 race".
  8. "He added silver to his collection when finishing runner-up in the metre spring-board competition".
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