Over Rates (over rated?)

Over Rates (over rated?)

Post by Phil She » Wed, 23 Jun 1993 18:43:19

Here's some interesting stats on Australia and Australia's oppenents overrates.
Given the West Indies were touring this year (1992/93) there was bound to be
some talk of overrate and yes it come out (Richie Benaud again at the forefront)
 Of course the West Indies copped most of the flack, but as you can see
Australia haven't been blameless average 14.76, which is less than the
required 15 overs per hour. Given the West Indies averaged 14.41 I'm still
amazed that there were no fine to my knowledge for slow over rates. The other
point is that when Australia got a spinner who was permanent in the side
(Warne) the over rate increased. And when two played (Warne and May in
the just completed second test) the overs per hour increased to 18. The
obvious fact is that bowling much more than 15 overs an hour is not
going to be easily achieved without spinners, which means if your best
four bowlers are quicks then you will be fined.  
 Personally I feel the measure of a day of cricket is what happens rather
than how many balls are bowled. I mean is 1-202 off 110 overs (slow easy batting
better than 8-360 off 85 (fast scoring wickets falling). Not on your life!

These figures were compiled by me from various sources and were extracted
from a yearbook I wrote for Australian cricket from Junes 1992 to
May 1993. It includes Australia v Sri Lanka, Australian v New Zealand
and Australia v West Indies, the shield, first class statistics etc.
 It's available as a WordPerfect 5.1 file or a ill-formatted text file.
If anybodies interested mail me.

West Indies MinutBalls BPM   OPH         Australia
T.I
        1.1  458   673  1.47  14.69  1.1      507   749 1.48 14.77
        1.2  494   722  1.46  14.62  1.2      267   390 1.46 14.61
        2.1  618   918  1.49  14.85  2.1      366   511 1.40 13.96
        2.2  395   550  1.39  13.92  2.2      297   428 1.44 14.41
        3.1  680  1030  1.51  15.15  3.1      699  1108 1.59 15.85
        3.2  163   282  1.73  17.30  3.2                          
        4.1  337   452  1.34  13.41  4.1      282   405 1.44 14.36
        4.2  361   474  1.31  13.13  4.2      179   251 1.40 14.02
        5.1  210   284  1.35  13.52  5.1      375   544 1.45 14.51
        5.2  259   342  1.32  13.20  5.2                          
Total        3975  5727  1.44  14.41          2972  4386 1.48 14.76

T.I = test.innings ie 5.2 is fifth test 2nd innings.

England     MinutBalls BPM   OPH         Australia
T.I
        1.1  439   675  1.54  15.38  1.1      306   449 1.47 14.67
        1.2  528   780  1.48  14.77  1.2      448   722 1.61 16.12
        2.1  771  1176  1.53  15.25  2.1      330   594 1.80 18.00
                                     2.2      550   995 1.81 18.09
Total       1738  2631  1.51  15.14          1634  2760 1.69 16.89

New Zealnd  MinutBalls BPM   OPH         Australia
T.I
        1.1  632   945  1.50  14.95  1.1      345   516 1.50 14.96
        1.2                          1.2      385   569 1.48 14.78
        2.1  420   610  1.45  14.52  2.1      532   810 1.52 15.23
        2.2                          2.2      422   690 1.64 16.35
        3.1  239   334  1.40  13.97  3.1      395   575 1.46 14.56
        3.2  421   636  1.51  15.11  3.2      271   436 1.61 16.09
Total        1712  2525  1.47  14.75          2350  3596 1.53 15.30

Total       MinutBalls BPM   OPH         Australia
T.I
            7425 10883  1.47  14.66          6956 10742 1.54 15.44