Who’s winning? Duckworth-Lewis-Stern has the answer!

I have been lucky enough to play in a couple of matches recently where we had two competent (and socially distanced) scorers, using the Play-Cricket scoring software, and at grounds with modern digital scoreboards. It was fascinating to watch the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern “par score” throughout the 2nd innings, on both occasions as we successfully defended our …

WBBL thoughts (1) — what a final; what a wonderful advert for the game!

I have enjoyed watching the WBBL, on BT Sport, over the autumn. Mostly the highlights packages, but I did catch the 2nd semi-final live, and the final on Saturday. What a fantastic game of cricket. No, I don’t think the Stars batted especially badly, or that the pitch, or the ball, misbehaved. Yes, the new …

It’s easy to Bash The Hundred — but what would you do?

Overnight, the Big Bash League (BBL) in Australia has released a set of new match rules for BBL10. The response does not appear to have been one of universal acclaim (putting it mildly). Our own much anticipated, much derided The Hundred will have its own tweaks to the match regulations, designed to make the game …