September25

Of Battenberg, Bombay and Blag

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This week we have further proof, if such were needed, that to be a decent read a cricket book does not have to concern itself with the higher levels of the game

September25

What Do Cricketers Do During the Off-Season?

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The cricket season is busier than ever. Professional cricketers take part in a variety of matches, both international and domestic, and they often play different formats of the game, such as test matches, one-day internationals, and T20 matches.

September25

When is the 2023 IPL auction?

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eague (IPL) auction for the 2023 season will take place in mid-December, according to The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Although the date is not official, it is believed the IPL auction will take place on December 16. However, some IPL insiders claim the auction could occur as late as December 24. 

September21

Not Out Innings and Batting Averages

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In January and February, Peter Kettle made a thorough-going evaluation of proposals put forward by others for the treatment of Not Out innings in deriving batting averages. He also made recommendations and showed what effect these would have on traditional averages for a sizeable sample of Test batsmen.

In this Epilogue, he considers what the famous 20 th century philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein – a radical thinker and cricket enthusiast – would have proposed in a scenario talking to Denis Compton at The Oval ground in the summer of 1947.

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