February 11, 2006

Finding the Bradman of bowling.: Using statistics to find the best Test bowler of all time. That's cricket to you. Number of wickets? Average? Strike rate? Richie Benaud ponders the question.

posted by owlhouse to other at 07:54 AM - 7 comments

Not surprisingly, late 19th century bowlers figure prominently. I know I'd rather bowl on an uncovered wicket.

posted by owlhouse at 07:56 AM on February 11, 2006

I find myself in total amazement at my complete ignorance of anything written in that posted link. I thought it was going to be about bowling 10 pins with a ball with finger holes. owlhouse, I'd like to learn a a little about the game you seem to enjoy so much, how about a column explaining cricket to us ignorant Yanks? I'd be ever so grateful. Ignorant about cricket in Michigan.

posted by skydivedad at 09:00 AM on February 11, 2006

SDD Sentence 2 in the title reads That's cricket to you. Although as a fellow American I too was thinking good ol Tuesday night fun at the 10 pin alley. I must say I do enjoy reading the *beyond the pond* articles and the knowledge I gain about the games people play. Owl I second the idea of a column or even a nudge in the right direction as to where to learn a bit more.

posted by Folkways at 10:06 AM on February 11, 2006

skydivedad- You might want to check out the links in here.

posted by blarp at 10:28 AM on February 11, 2006

Best bowler of all time...EARL ANTHONY! errr...Did you say Cricket? They are very bothersome when camping out and trying to sleep...all that damn churping! Seriously, its a game I admit, I really dont get. When I was down under I got the chance to see a game. The Aussies love it and the crowd was really into it. I will check out blarps links to try and learn more about the game!

posted by CountDracula58 at 10:54 AM on February 11, 2006

blarp thanks Well seems I've got alot to learn, overs, sides, 2 batsmen, bowler, .... interesting stuff

posted by skydivedad at 10:55 AM on February 11, 2006

I'll try and put a column together once the Winter Games are over. It might be good to generate some interest ahead of the next Ashes series (November - January) and the World Cup (early 2007). Glad you enjoyed the game, Count. I spent my formative years on the old Hill at the SCG, which if you know it, explains a lot.

posted by owlhouse at 07:01 PM on February 11, 2006

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