SPORTWORD

Gloucestershire Echo - - BRAIN TEASER -

A test of knowl­edge for the sport­ing en­thu­si­ast

ACROSS

1. The Busby ..... , hal­lowed group of 1950s Man United play­ers (5) 4. Michael ..... , 1988 Olympic 200m but­ter­fly swim­ming gold medal­list (5) 7. Ini­tial­ism for the foot­ball club whose home is The Hawthorns (3) 8. Bacary ..... , Mon­treal Im­pact de­fender at Arse­nal from 2007-14 (5) 9. Al­bert ..... , Spain and Liver­pool winger in the 2000s (5) 10. A score of nought in tennis (4) 11. Ren­nae ...... , Wim­ble­don women’s dou­bles win­ner in 2001 and 2004 (6) 14. Boris ...... , 1989 US Open and Wim­ble­don sin­gles tennis cham­pion (6) 15. David .... , for­mer Yorks and Lancs county crick­eter (4) 18. Metal tube used in a re­lay race (5) 20. Ju­nior ..... , for­mer Ghana and Bris­tol Rovers striker (5) 21. Amer­i­can foot­ball league founded in 1959 that later merged with the NFL (3) 22 . ..... Road, home of Colch­ester United un­til 2008 (5) 23. A cricket run not scored from the bat (5)

DOWN

1. FC ..... , 2016/17 Swiss Su­per League foot­ball cham­pi­ons (5) 2. As­mir ....... , Bos­nia and Herze­gov­ina and AFC Bournemout­h City goal­keeper (7) 3. Snooker rest with an ex­tended neck (4) 4 and 17 Down. Wales and Real Madrid winger (6,4) 5. Point value of a red ball in snooker (3) 6. Fred­die ..... , Ip­swich Town and for­mer Eng­land youth for­ward (5) 12. Ge­of­frey ....... , crick­eter who scored 8114 Test runs for Eng­land in 108 matches span­ning 1964-82 (7) 13. Ro­man ...... , for­mer West Brom and Czech Repub­lic striker born in 1983 (6) 14. Ryan ..... , Be­sik­tas and Nether­lands foot­baller at Liver­pool un­til 2011 (5) 16 . ..... Ameobi, Nige­rian for­ward at Notts County 2017-18 (5) 17. See 4 Down. 19. A score worth five points in rugby union (3)

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