Cricket Averages Quiz Puzzle

The local cricket team near Quiz Master Shop Towers held its annual dinner in the Jolly Quizmaster recently. All the usual awards were given out - best batsman, best young player, etc. However, the club had to award best bowler to two players as they finished the season with the same bowling average.

In fact, before the last match of the season they had identical bowling averages, so it was very tense between them, as to who would finish with the best record. They had taken 30 wickets between them which was many more than any other bowlers in the team.

In the final match Smith took 3 for 24 and Jones took 2 for 26, and lo and behold they both finished the season with a bowling average of four.

So how many wickets did each player take during the season, and how many runs did each of them concede?

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Answer at 9.00 on Monday

1 comment

  • Adhiraj Singh

    The first bowler, Smith took 15 wickets during the season and conceded 60 runs, and Jones took 20 wickets and conceded 80 runs.

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