Monday, October 09, 2006

End Of Year Stats

Any thoughts on whether the stats from the "Dogs in their prime" v "Dogs over the hill" game should count in the season tally? I think that certainly the stats gained by the "Over 40s" should count as there is no question of the legitimacy of the opposition but is it really fair to count us taking the wickets of a few old-timers or dispatching some military-medium pace bowling to the fence??? Any opinions??? :-)

4 Comments:

At 3:55 PM, Blogger John Moore said...

I have to say I'm ambivalent on this point, and could easily swing either way (a bit like my bowling, I guess.....). If we could be utterly sure that every participant put the outcome of the game, and the general fun-factor of the day, first, then I'd be broadly in favor. But if anything relating to this being the last game of the season, the perceived need to meet personal targets, anything like that got in the way of fun, then it wouldn't work, particularly in an inter-club game. Perhaps I'm taking a fun comment by DQ a bit too seriously, but my point is something to consider. In the end, although I keep the stats, what stats I do actually keep should be decided by the membership. I'm here to be guided on what we all enjoy, or not. Right now, I have the sense that most people do actually enjoy "the numbers game" - as in baseball, numbers are an inseparable feature of the game, yet they can't dominate it.

For the record, I'm already way, way past my own personal targets for the season, which were 10 wickets (to get to 100 for the club before quitting bowling for ever) and 200 runs, so I'm satisfied. I suppose I'd like to get past 250 runs now, although with 246 in the book, I can't see myself manipulating the outcome of a game all that much just to sneak out another 4.....

 
At 5:50 PM, Blogger ed said...

My two penneth ...

Yes, I am not playing anywhere but it will give added spice to the game

 
At 12:18 PM, Blogger Kaustuv Banerjee said...

I say yes......let's include the stats.

K

 
At 11:42 PM, Blogger hideharukojima said...

Can we decide after the game?

 

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