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#101

Reckon you’d be able to knock that together in an hour or two on the Cricinfo records pages.

I can spend hours idly nosing through stats on there.


#102

There was a stat kicking about last year re: England’s record in games where the opposition got more than 250 in their first innings. I seem to recall we’d won something like 4 of the last 20 odd.


#103

Got there in the end. Averages since 1970 of all England players who’ve batted in at least 5 innings where the score was 150 or less.

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=1;event=1;filter=advanced;groupby=players;orderby=team_average;qualmin1=5;qualval1=matches;runsmax1=150;runsval1=runs;spanmin1=15+Mar+1970;spanval1=span;team=1;template=results;type=team

As I thought, Moeen very near the bottom. Not as I thought, Stokes exactly the same and Bairstow even worse, plus Root not far off. Safe to say our team is about as collapsy as can be right now.

Also, you won’t BELIEVE who’s at number two, or what he looks like now, probably.


#104

I think that was one of mine too. I’ll see if I can dig it out.


#105

Butcher, Hussain and Stewart somehow managing to win 1/4 or 1 / 5 of the games where it happened to them is reasonably impressive.


#106

don’t think we’re gonna win this one pals


#107

There’s still 2 days left. Who knows, a solid opening p


#108

Won the mother fucking Lord’s ballot for day 4. £200!!!


#109

YES! But also NOOOOOO?


#110

are England going to cricket the other team?


#111

Nah the cricketer has become the cricketee


#112

And ties? You bet!


#113

how many cricks have been cricketed?


#114

Too many and not enough all at the same time.


#115

Oh look, here we go again…


#116

fight fairly hard today, end up about 6 down then collapse to all out in ten minutes tomorrow morning?

  • yes
  • obviously

0 voters


#117

Hope you’re all ready for some more delicious cricinfo tables. Here’s every England opening batsman who played more than 15 tests ranked by batting average, with a reminder that Mike Brearley was mainly a specialist captain whose own cricinfo bio rates his batting as “inadequate”.

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=2;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class=1;filter=advanced;orderby=batting_average;qualmin1=15;qualval1=matches;team=1;template=results;type=batting


#118

Great table! Fascinating how there’s almost no-one contemporary - other than Cook, the most recent in the top 15 is Vaughan. Boycott the most recent of the top 5! Though interestingly you get similar results for Australia. I would have thought the opposite - scores are getting higher, surely? But looks like it used to be easier to open.


#119

Strange, isn’t it? Jennings is the only one to play 15 matches in the last 7 years, and, well. Obviously if you have one guy who opens every test for 15 years there’s only one other place available, you’d think someone might make a stab at the top 20. Also highlights how lucky we were to have Cook. Like we didn’t know.

Haven’t had a look at Australia, might do that now.


#120

And by contrast, when I did NZ, we’ve historically played so few tests that there’s only two on the list that I haven’t seen bat. (!)