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Natwest T20 Blast: Glamorgan v Middlesex

This evening sees the last set of group matches in this summer’s Natwest T20 Blast. Weather permitting, I’ll be at the SSE Swalec Stadium at 7pm to Glamorgan play Middlesex. 544 more words

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Boycott's Hundredth Hundred

And now for something completely different.

Forty years ago today, on 11th August 1977, during the first day of Fourth Test against Australia at Headingley… 271 more words

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The Beard and Hat-Trick Test

I’ve just arrived where I shall be for the next two weeks (of which more anon), but I couldn’t resist noting today’s remarkable finale of the Third Test between England and South Africa, which ended with Moeen Ali taking the last three wickets in consecutive balls. 181 more words

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Par scores in T20 cricket

I haven’t blogged for the last two weeks – partly because life has been busy, but also because I’ve struggled to come up with anything to say that provides particular insights about individual BBL or WBBL matches that are being played. 737 more words

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So last night Glamorgan won a Natwest T20 Blast match against Gloucestershire by 25 runs having batted first and scored 176 off their 20 overs. Glamorgan are now top of the `South Division', despite having three games rained off. They play second-placed Surrey on Friday. Weather permitting. Anyhow, last night when I saw the result I got to wondering what the par score is for a first innings in Twenty20 (i.e. median score for a winning side batting first).  Would you have expected them to win with a score of 176? The answer - and the answers to many other questions - can be found in this interesting post. P.S. If you can't be bothered to read the post, the median winning score for men's T20 matches is about 164 so Glamorgan had a better-than-even chance of winning after their first innings.

Women's Cricket World Cup Winners!

There wasn’t any cricket in Cardiff today because Glamorgan’s T20 Blast match was abandoned without a ball being bowled. However, that meant I was able to follow the thrilling final of the Women’s World Cup at Lord’s, which was won by England by 9 runs. 137 more words

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Natwest T20 Blast: Glamorgan v Sussex

Last night’s Twenty20 match in Cardiff was planned as a staff social outing for members of the School of Physics & Astronomy at Cardiff University. I had to do some things at home before the 6.30 start so didn’t join the group that went to a pub first but went straight to the ground. 241 more words

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The Lord's Day

I made it on time this morning to Lord’s to see the third day’s play of the First Test between England and South Africa from the brand new Warner Stand. 233 more words

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