The Professor’s Week That Was: Take on our brand new quiz

We witnessed an incredible feast of sport last week with the start of the Ashes, culmination of Wimbledon and a pretty dramatic opening to the Tour de France just some of the highlights. 

But how much of it all did you really take in? We’ll soon find out when you take on the inaugural Week That Was quiz, brought to you by our very own bearded genius, The Professor.

As we all know, The Prof is pretty discerning when it comes to sport.

But in the interests of fairness this carefully compiled quiz isn’t totally impossible, even if it might take your grey matter a while to warm up on a Monday morning.

So, shut down that spreadsheet, grab yourself a machine coffee, or a chicken soup if you prefer, and have bash at our trivia teasers.

The rules:

There are no rules. But if you’re using a search engine, well-known online encyclopedia or any other website to get your answers then you’re only cheating yourself.

There’s 10 points up for grabs in total. Go!


1. What was the combined total of runs scored by England captain Alistair Cook in the 1st Ashes Test?

A day at the races

2. Name the winning jockey aboard July Cup winner, Muhaarar

Gearing up for St. Andrews

3. Which American golfer tuned up for The Open with victory in its Scottish equivalent yesterday?

It’s wasn’t all about Novak and Serena at SW19

4. Which former world number one tennis player played their part in women’s and mixed double successes at Wimbledon?

The biggest transfer coup since Tevez/Mascherano to West Ham

5. Crystal Palace made Yohan Cabaye their club record signing last week but how much did they pay Paris Saint-Germain to secure his services?

A. £10m B. £12m C. £15m

Le Tour teaser (one point for each correct answer)

6. Who’ll start the tenth stage wearing the yellow, green and polka dot jerseys?

How did that happen?

7. Which former Everton and MLS star was being linked with the vacant Leicester City manager’s job?

Just for fun

8. Which legendary Indian batsman tweeted his followers asking for a lift having been left stranded in the Oxfordshire village of Great Haseley?

Click here for the answers.

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William Geldart

Having graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of Wales, Bangor, William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.