The Courier-Mail

THE SATURDAY SPORTS QUIZ

- WITH RENARD PETERS

1. Which city hosted the 1936 Olympic Games?

2. Phil Smyth captained which Australian national team?

3. Hugh Greenwood scored most Brownlow votes for which club last year?

4. Which Australian was runner-up in last year’s US Masters?

5. With which club did Ricky Stuart coach an NRL premiershi­p? 6. Who scored 172 for Australia in a T20 internatio­nal in 2018?

7. Neale Fraser was a prominent coach in what sport?

8. Goran Ivanisevic (pictured) beat who to win a Wimbledon final?

9. Who has competed in the most Olympics for Australia?

10. Which standout Test cricketer now commentato­r was nicknamed Junior? 11. What nationalit­y is cricketer JP Duminy?

12. England’s Jim Laker holds the record for how many wickets in a Test match? 13. Which former Magpie coaches the Lions AFLW side?

14. An NBA record 100 points was scored in a single game by Wilt who?

15. Miao Miao has represente­d Australia in what sport?

16. Who is the only non-American to be WNBA MVP?

17. Which fiery NSW Origin halfback captained Newtown in the 1981 grand final?

18. Which boxer was the Louisville Lip?

19. Percy Cerutty was a legendary Australian coach in what area?

20. Which ground is considered the home of cricket?

AARON Finch has been the consummate leader despite a horror batting stretch that threatens to undermine his position as Australian T20 captain and his teammates won’t give up on him.

Another failure against New Zealand on Thursday ensured the pressure continues to mount on Finch who has averaged just 15 in his last 26 innings in T20 cricket stretching back to the Indian Premier League, and

then through the Big Bash.

He hasn’t passed 50 once, although he did smash scores of 114, 60 and 75 in three ODIs against India last November. But his capacity to lead Australia at the T20 World Cup in November is being questioned.

Australian fast bowler Kane Richardson has been front and centre to see Finch’s struggles, first as a teammate at the Melbourne Renegades and now in the T20 outfit in New Zealand.

It’s not surprising that Richardson

threw his support behind Finch to turn things around, because “he’s a gun”.

But Richardson also said Finch had not let his standards drop one bit, despite his personal struggles with the bat, which have even reached home with his wife, Amy, copping abuse via social media.

“He hasn’t changed at all in terms of how he is around the group with us, how he is on the field being captain, and his plans, that‘s a massive tick for him,” Richardson said.

“To not let his form affect how he is away from cricket, but also how he is on the field, trying to marshall us, so big tick for him.”

Richardson said “one shot” could be the key to turning things around.

“This kind of game, it could be one shot that he gets right that just flows on,” the fast bowler said.

“It would be a different story if this was something he hadn’t faced at some point in his career but everyone does.

“He’ll work it out, he’s a gun.”

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 ??  ?? Under-pressure Australian T20 skipper Aaron Finch walks off after being dismissed against New Zealand. Picture: Getty Images
Under-pressure Australian T20 skipper Aaron Finch walks off after being dismissed against New Zealand. Picture: Getty Images

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