Hampshire Cricket History


Trying Again
September 9, 2018, 6:13 am
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The question from Hedgehog** about the summer weather and drawn games took me back to the stats, and I found what seems to be an error on the BBC site. There is a discrepancy between the number of draws shown in their table, and the published results, so I’m going to cross-check everything with Cricket Archive and try again.

I will note however that the block of fixtures with most draws came at the height of the heatwave. Three of the four games starting on 25 June were drawn with 379, 379.1 and 358.2 overs bowled. The one result was Surrey beating Yorkshire at Scarborough, where 33 wickets fell in 316 overs.

**”I wonder to what degree the hot dry summer meant fewer matches cut short by weather / light. (i.e. fewer draws?) Are you able to exclude weather shortened draws from your statistics? (At a rough guess a weather-shortened draw would be identified by having significantly fewer than 360 overs)”.

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