Records - consecutive scoring shots?

Records - consecutive scoring shots?

Post by Michael Jameso » Mon, 13 Jan 2003 18:19:38


We commonly see players lauded for a high run rate. A run rate of 100
might suggest that they score a run from every ball they face but it
really indicates that they score enough 2s, 3s and boundaries to counter
their dot balls. In the Eng innings on Saturday I remember Trescothick
being on 18 from about 24 balls - but he'd only had 6 scoring shots,
four fours and two singles. He was scoring quite well by the totals but
he didn't score from 18 out of 24 balls.

So, that got me wondering about batsmen actually hitting one or more
runs from each ball they faced for some period. Does anyone know any
records along those lines - most consecutive scoring shots?

Mick.
--
"You are the music while the music lasts" - Antonio Damasio (after TS
Eliot).

 
 
 

Records - consecutive scoring shots?

Post by jessop.. » Mon, 13 Jan 2003 19:50:28


Quote:

>We commonly see players lauded for a high run rate. A run rate of 100
>might suggest that they score a run from every ball they face but it
>really indicates that they score enough 2s, 3s and boundaries to counter
>their dot balls. In the Eng innings on Saturday I remember Trescothick
>being on 18 from about 24 balls - but he'd only had 6 scoring shots,
>four fours and two singles. He was scoring quite well by the totals but
>he didn't score from 18 out of 24 balls.

>So, that got me wondering about batsmen actually hitting one or more
>runs from each ball they faced for some period. Does anyone know any
>records along those lines - most consecutive scoring shots?

>Mick.
>--

Botham in his 118 (5th Test - 1981) v Australia had 13 consecutive scoring
shots. Viv Richards had a "most" of 9 in his record century (5th Test
v England in 1985-86).

In first-class cricket: Lara in his 501* had a sequence near the end of
16 consecutive scoring shots.

Will check out some others from Frindall Scorebooks of the 70s & 80s
bust suspect the two refs above will be very hard to beat.

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Records - consecutive scoring shots?

Post by Michael Jameso » Tue, 14 Jan 2003 01:41:53

Quote:



> >We commonly see players lauded for a high run rate. A run rate of 100
> >might suggest that they score a run from every ball they face but it
> >really indicates that they score enough 2s, 3s and boundaries to counter
> >their dot balls. In the Eng innings on Saturday I remember Trescothick
> >being on 18 from about 24 balls - but he'd only had 6 scoring shots,
> >four fours and two singles. He was scoring quite well by the totals but
> >he didn't score from 18 out of 24 balls.

> >So, that got me wondering about batsmen actually hitting one or more
> >runs from each ball they faced for some period. Does anyone know any
> >records along those lines - most consecutive scoring shots?

> >Mick.
> >--

> Botham in his 118 (5th Test - 1981) v Australia had 13 consecutive scoring
> shots. Viv Richards had a "most" of 9 in his record century (5th Test
> v England in 1985-86).

> In first-class cricket: Lara in his 501* had a sequence near the end of
> 16 consecutive scoring shots.

> Will check out some others from Frindall Scorebooks of the 70s & 80s
> bust suspect the two refs above will be very hard to beat.

Thanks very much. I must admit I'm surprised the 'mosts' are not higher.

Mick.
--
"You are the music while the music lasts" - Antonio Damasio (after TS Eliot).

 
 
 

Records - consecutive scoring shots?

Post by Chan Fonse » Tue, 14 Jan 2003 05:04:07

Quote:




> > >We commonly see players lauded for a high run rate. A run rate of 100
> > >might suggest that they score a run from every ball they face but it
> > >really indicates that they score enough 2s, 3s and boundaries to counter
> > >their dot balls. In the Eng innings on Saturday I remember Trescothick
> > >being on 18 from about 24 balls - but he'd only had 6 scoring shots,
> > >four fours and two singles. He was scoring quite well by the totals but
> > >he didn't score from 18 out of 24 balls.

> > >So, that got me wondering about batsmen actually hitting one or more
> > >runs from each ball they faced for some period. Does anyone know any
> > >records along those lines - most consecutive scoring shots?

> > >Mick.
> > >--

> > Botham in his 118 (5th Test - 1981) v Australia had 13 consecutive scoring
> > shots. Viv Richards had a "most" of 9 in his record century (5th Test
> > v England in 1985-86).

> > In first-class cricket: Lara in his 501* had a sequence near the end of
> > 16 consecutive scoring shots.

> > Will check out some others from Frindall Scorebooks of the 70s & 80s
> > bust suspect the two refs above will be very hard to beat.

> Thanks very much. I must admit I'm surprised the 'mosts' are not higher.

> Mick.

That's because the examples given are from Tests and ODIs. I bet the
record for ODIs (as per your original question) is higher. For
example, in some of the record innings such as Jayasuriya's or
Afridi's.

Chan

 
 
 

Records - consecutive scoring shots?

Post by swam » Tue, 14 Jan 2003 06:19:51

Quote:




> > >We commonly see players lauded for a high run rate. A run rate of 100
> > >might suggest that they score a run from every ball they face but it
> > >really indicates that they score enough 2s, 3s and boundaries to counter
> > >their dot balls. In the Eng innings on Saturday I remember Trescothick
> > >being on 18 from about 24 balls - but he'd only had 6 scoring shots,
> > >four fours and two singles. He was scoring quite well by the totals but
> > >he didn't score from 18 out of 24 balls.

> > >So, that got me wondering about batsmen actually hitting one or more
> > >runs from each ball they faced for some period. Does anyone know any
> > >records along those lines - most consecutive scoring shots?

> > >Mick.
> > >--

> > Botham in his 118 (5th Test - 1981) v Australia had 13 consecutive scoring
> > shots. Viv Richards had a "most" of 9 in his record century (5th Test
> > v England in 1985-86).

> > In first-class cricket: Lara in his 501* had a sequence near the end of
> > 16 consecutive scoring shots.

> > Will check out some others from Frindall Scorebooks of the 70s & 80s
> > bust suspect the two refs above will be very hard to beat.

> Thanks very much. I must admit I'm surprised the 'mosts' are not higher.

> Mick.

In Astle's 222, he managed consecutive scoring sequences of 10 and 8,
with two dot balls seperating the spells.

They went:

4, 2, 4, 4, 4, 6, 2, 4, 1, 1.
4, 6, 6, 4, 1, 6, 6, 6.

71 runs in 20 balls.

 
 
 

Records - consecutive scoring shots?

Post by Saleem A Khana » Tue, 14 Jan 2003 06:28:56

Alvin Kallicharan scored 35 runs of 10 consecutive balls that he faced in a
match between the West Indies and Australia in the first ever World Cup. The
sequence included 7 boundaries.
If I remember correctly, all of these runs were scored off Dennis Lillee.
Kalli made 78 off 83 balls with 14 fours and a six.
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Records - consecutive scoring shots?

Post by Raghu Jetle » Tue, 14 Jan 2003 06:30:08

Quote:

>>> Botham in his 118 (5th Test - 1981) v Australia had 13 consecutive
>>> scoring shots. Viv Richards had a "most" of 9 in his record century
>>> (5th Test v England in 1985-86).

>>> In first-class cricket: Lara in his 501* had a sequence near the
>>> end of 16 consecutive scoring shots.

>>> Will check out some others from Frindall Scorebooks of the 70s & 80s
>>> bust suspect the two refs above will be very hard to beat.

>> Thanks very much. I must admit I'm surprised the 'mosts' are not
>> higher.

>> Mick.

> In Astle's 222, he managed consecutive scoring sequences of 10 and 8,
> with two dot balls seperating the spells.

> They went:

> 4, 2, 4, 4, 4, 6, 2, 4, 1, 1.
> 4, 6, 6, 4, 1, 6, 6, 6.

> 71 runs in 20 balls.

Against England at Leeds recenly, Ganguly had
Ganguly moved from 94 to 127
1, 3, 1, 4,6,6,4 ,1,1,1,1,4

with 12 concecutive scoring shots - so that's more than Richards.
The bowlers were Hoggard, Caddick, Giles & Tudor & the light
was very bad.

At the other end, SRT also had some 6's & 4's but had a few dot balls
also.

 
 
 

Records - consecutive scoring shots?

Post by Rats » Tue, 14 Jan 2003 09:42:53

Quote:
> We commonly see players lauded for a high run rate. A run rate of 100
> might suggest that they score a run from every ball they face but it
> really indicates that they score enough 2s, 3s and boundaries to counter
> their dot balls. In the Eng innings on Saturday I remember Trescothick
> being on 18 from about 24 balls - but he'd only had 6 scoring shots,
> four fours and two singles. He was scoring quite well by the totals but
> he didn't score from 18 out of 24 balls.

> So, that got me wondering about batsmen actually hitting one or more
> runs from each ball they faced for some period. Does anyone know any
> records along those lines - most consecutive scoring shots?

This is an excellent question and I am quite surprised to see some of the
replies. I wonder what sort of wonderful stats Aslam will dig up for this
one.
 
 
 

Records - consecutive scoring shots?

Post by Take it eas » Tue, 14 Jan 2003 18:14:41



Quote:
> > We commonly see players lauded for a high run rate. A run rate of 100
> > might suggest that they score a run from every ball they face but it
> > really indicates that they score enough 2s, 3s and boundaries to counter
> > their dot balls. In the Eng innings on Saturday I remember Trescothick
> > being on 18 from about 24 balls - but he'd only had 6 scoring shots,
> > four fours and two singles. He was scoring quite well by the totals but
> > he didn't score from 18 out of 24 balls.

> > So, that got me wondering about batsmen actually hitting one or more
> > runs from each ball they faced for some period. Does anyone know any
> > records along those lines - most consecutive scoring shots?

> This is an excellent question and I am quite surprised to see some of the
> replies. I wonder what sort of wonderful stats Aslam will dig up for this
> one.

All of the replies seem to focus on big scoring feats. At least in
ODIs, there could be instances, with higher consecutive scoring shots
even though most of them could be singles (typically in the middle
overs). Guys like Bevan, who keep the board ticking might have done
better but these might not be a memorable innings as such. But this is
purely my guess.

Takeiteasy.

 
 
 

Records - consecutive scoring shots?

Post by Womba » Fri, 17 Jan 2003 19:45:41


Quote:
> > We commonly see players lauded for a high run rate. A run rate of 100
> > might suggest that they score a run from every ball they face but it
> > really indicates that they score enough 2s, 3s and boundaries to counter
> > their dot balls. In the Eng innings on Saturday I remember Trescothick
> > being on 18 from about 24 balls - but he'd only had 6 scoring shots,
> > four fours and two singles. He was scoring quite well by the totals but
> > he didn't score from 18 out of 24 balls.

> > So, that got me wondering about batsmen actually hitting one or more
> > runs from each ball they faced for some period. Does anyone know any
> > records along those lines - most consecutive scoring shots?

> This is an excellent question and I am quite surprised to see some of the
> replies. I wonder what sort of wonderful stats Aslam will dig up for this
> one.

Whilst it was not exactly a first class match, it is worth noting Bradman's
feat of scoring 100 runs off just three (8 ball) overs, including scoring
shots off 22 consecutive balls.

"The Don scored 100 runs off 22 balls in three eight-ball overs during his
innings at Blackheath, NSW, a Blue Mountains town some 60 miles west of
Sydney, on 3 November 1931.

Playing for Blackheath against Lithgow in a match to celebrate the opening
of an experimental malthoid pitch, Bradman, having scored 38 off the first
over he received, later in his innings produced the following
record-breaking sequence:

6-6-4-2-4-4-6-1
6-4-4-6-6-4-6-4
*-6-6-1-*-4-4-6

(* denotes singles scored by his partner, Wendell Bill)"

From
<http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport/hi/english/sports_talk/newsid_1567000/156...
tm>

Wombat

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Records - consecutive scoring shots?

Post by Michael Jameso » Sat, 18 Jan 2003 04:01:10

[...]

Quote:
> Whilst it was not exactly a first class match, it is worth noting Bradman's
> feat of scoring 100 runs off just three (8 ball) overs, including scoring
> shots off 22 consecutive balls.

> "The Don scored 100 runs off 22 balls in three eight-ball overs during his
> innings at Blackheath, NSW, a Blue Mountains town some 60 miles west of
> Sydney, on 3 November 1931.

> Playing for Blackheath against Lithgow in a match to celebrate the opening
> of an experimental malthoid pitch, Bradman, having scored 38 off the first
> over he received, later in his innings produced the following
> record-breaking sequence:

> 6-6-4-2-4-4-6-1
> 6-4-4-6-6-4-6-4
> *-6-6-1-*-4-4-6

> (* denotes singles scored by his partner, Wendell Bill)"

> From
> <http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport/hi/english/sports_talk/newsid_1567000/156...
> tm>

Thanks, Wombat. Ten sixes and nine fours out of 22 consecutive scoring shots...
That's ummm just about frightening.

Mick.
--
"You are the music while the music lasts" - Antonio Damasio (after TS Eliot).