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    Journalists’ entries for 2005 Champagne Prize

    The 2005 Journalists competition was for predicting the number of balls required for the fastest century of the season. There were seven winning entries, each receiving a magnum of champagne.

    NAME

    Robin Abrahams
    Qamar Ahmed
    Andy Arlidge
    Dominic Atkinson
    Mike Averis
    Trevor Bailey
    Mark Baldwin
    Alex Bannister
    Mike Beddow
    Scyld Berry
    Michael Blumberg
    Ivor Bolton
    Paul Bolton
    Ian Botham
    Steven Boyde
    Dave Bradley
    Oliver Brett
    John M Brown
    Philip Brown
    Hugh Chevalier
    Ian Cole
    Richard Cox
    Simon Crabtree
    Peter Croft
    Glynn Cropper
    Jonathan Cross
    Tim de Lisle
    Shane Dell
    William Dick
    Mike Dickson
    George Dobell
    Mark Donaldson
    Geoff Doyle
    Neil Durden-Smith
    Patrick Eagar
    Mark Easterbrook
    Matthew Engel
    Christopher Florence
    David Foot
    Bill Frindall
    David Frith
    Nigel Fuller
    Danny Garlick
    Mike W Gatting
    Rod Gilmour
    Philip Gooda
    Martin Gough
    Tom Guest
    Norman Harris
    Scott Heinrich
    Adrian Hill
    Alan Hill
    Paul Hiscock
    Myles Hodgson
    Andy Jalil
    Nick Johnson
    Duncan Jones
    Frank Keating
    David Kelso
    David Lloyd
    Graham Lloyd
    Alain Lockyer
    Christopher Lyles
    Steven Lynch
    Vic Marks
    Christopher Martin-Jenkins
    Jim Maxwell
    Charmeyne McCollin
    Andy McDermott
    Andrew McGlashan
    Michael McNamee
    Sarah McQuillen
    Andrew Miller
    Howard Milton
    Alison Mitchell
    Richard Morgan
    Brian Murgatroyd
    Patrick Murphy
    Rebecca Naden
    Mark Nicholas
    Miles Orchard
    Adam Parsons
    Mark Pennell
    Peter Perchard
    Stuart Pollitt
    James Porter
    William J Powell
    Simon Presland
    Derek Pringle
    Simon Pryde
    Charles Randall
    Jonathan Rice
    Tim Rice
    Graham Russell
    Brian Scovell
    Mike Selvey
    Rikki Singh
    Tom Skippings
    Richard Spiller
    Colin Spiro
    Neil Squires
    Ian Sykes
    Mike Taylor
    Ivo Tennant
    Jenny Thompson
    Yvette Thompson
    Anna Thompson
    Andy Tong
    Mike Turner
    Richard Walsh
    Mike Walters
    Rachael Ward
    David Warner
    David Warriner
    Howard Wheatcroft
    Dan Wheeler
    Geoff Wheeler
    Neil Whitaker
    Simon Wilde
    Marcus Williams
    John Woodcock
    David Wright
    Graeme Wright

    PUBLICATION

    Wisden
    Freelance
    Freelance Sports Agency – Sussex
    Press Association – National News Agency
    The Guardian
    Freelance
    The Times
    Associated Newspapers
    Freelance
    Sunday Telegraph
    World Cricket Centre
    Choice Radio (hospital radio)
    Freelance

    BAE Systems – Wavelength
    BBC Radio – Hereford and Worcester
    BBC Sport – website
    Derbyshire CCC
    Daily Telegraph
    Wisden – Cricketers’ Almanack
    Daily Mail
    Freelance – News
    Metro Radio
    Freelance – London Free List
    Sportsmedia – Radio
    NUS Comms – ex-Morning Post Sports
    The Times
    ABC of Cricket
    Freelance – Cricket Media Scotland
    Daily Mail
    Birmingham Post
    Radio Forth
    BBC Radio – Northampton
    Cricket Writers Club
    Freelance
    Western Daily Press – Regional newspaper
    Wisden
    BBC World Service – Radio
    Freelance – mainly Guardian
    Test Match Special
    Freelance
    Freelance
    BBC Radio Five Live
    President Professional Cricket Association
    Nobok – Sport Media/Marketing
    Credit Suisse
    BBC Sport
    Observer Standard – Bromsgrove Standard
    The Times
    BBC Sport Interactive
    Sky Sports News – TV

    Essex Chronicle
    Press Association
    Media Services
    Hayers Teamwork
    BBC Coventry and Warwickshire
    Guardian / Spectator
    Cricket Media Scotland – Agency
    Evening Standard

    Somerset Photo News – Agency
    Freelance
    Wisden Cricinfo – website
    Observer
    The Times
    A.B.C. Radio
    TriNorth – All Out Cricket
    Press Association – ECB website
    Wisden Cricinfo
    BBC Radio Ulster
    Salisbury Newspapers – Salisbury Journal
    Wisden Cricinfo
    Western Gazette
    BBC Sport Radio Five Live
    Nobok – Internet
    Freelance
    Radio 5
    Press Association
    Channel 4
    BBC Wales Online Cricket
    BBC News – TV
    Kent Messenger group – newspapers & radio
    Freelance

    BBC Sport
    Freelance – Press/Website
    Cricket20
    Daily Telegraph
    BBC Radio Newcastle
    Daily Telegraph
    Freelance

    Bristol & West News Agency
    Daily Mail / Evening Standard / Daily Telegraph
    The Guardian
    BBC Sportsnews
    Nobok – Sports Events
    Surrey Advertiser
    Sunset & Vine / Highbury Publishing
    Daily Express
    TrinNorth – All Out Cricket
    BBC WM Radio
    The Times
    Wisden – Cricinfo website
    Durham CCC
    BBC Sport Interactive
    Kent and Sussex Courier
    Salisbury Journal
    Freelance – Somerset
    Daily Mirror
    ITV (Central Birmingham) – Central News at Six
    Freelance – Yorkshire Telegraph & Argus
    Tyne-Tees Television
    Daily Star
    BBC WM
    The Times
    World Cricket Centre
    Sunday Times
    The Times
    The Times
    Reading Evening Post
    Freelance

    NUMBER OF BALLS

    79
    55
    69
    58
    58
    59
    71
    66
    64
    59
    58
    61
    62
    48
    71
    56
    70
    66
    61
    68
    66
    66
    66
    66
    65
    61
    61
    47
    67
    63
    65
    67
    59
    61
    59
    67
    64
    64
    58
    62
    72
    61
    59
    67
    57
    69
    53
    78
    63
    49
    68
    67
    66
    67
    69
    65
    61
    68
    41
    61
    68
    64
    68
    62
    65
    60
    64
    57
    65
    62
    57
    68
    59
    68
    59
    63
    54
    63
    64
    68
    68
    61
    61
    64
    62
    63
    59
    68
    67
    52
    68
    59
    70
    65
    58
    57
    61
    55
    62
    57
    59
    69
    61
    62
    57
    58
    98
    55
    59
    60
    56
    48
    66
    58
    52
    71
    69
    71
    66
    62
    59
    69
    59

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