Before reading, if you have played cricket in the past I want you to stop and recall one or two of the first cricketing memories that come into your head. Make a mental note of them for now. If you are a past or present cricketer you may have come across the awkward situation of […]
This is the first of a series of posts on how ‘Moneyball’ tactics are slowly infiltrating the way cricket is played. I am writing this post on the hangover of my first T20 Finals Day, which as a lifelong Worcestershire fan was quite something. The winning team consisted of 7 homegrown players[i], a number which […]
“It would’ve been a wide if you left it, mate.” The words of advice every batter doesn’t want to hear when they have just nicked-off trying to hit a ball, which would have been given a wide, if only they would have just resisted the temptation. This is exactly what happened to me when chasing […]
Bettering your average- how standard deviation can be used to enhance the way we look at cricket performance.
What are the shortcomings with averages as a performance measure? If, like me, you are a keen cricket player, you might find yourself having a cheeky check of your average on the Play Cricket website on a Saturday night after getting a decent score or, perhaps more likely, surveying the damage to it, after spooning […]