Another look at the 1985/86 Sheffield Shield competition cricket results


Clarke, Stephen R.

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This article aims to show how a simple analysis of competition results can yield valuable insights into team performance and competition rules. While the analysis has been done on the Sheffield Shield, similar analysis could be performed on any other cricket or sporting competition. While this simple analysis uses only the outcome of the matches (first innings win, outright or draw), similar calculations using wickets, runs or runs per wicket could be performed.

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Sports Coach, Vol. 10, no. 3 (Dec 1986), pp. 299-302


Copyright © 1986 Stephen Clarke. Paper is reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.