# Cricket related stuff that doesn't really deserve a thread

#### Victor Ian

##### International Vice-Captain
What if it's the last innings of your career, you're 99* and need to remain notout to finish with an average of 50. You're given the choice of a) 99* and a 50+ average with 49 hundreds or b) 100 and out, 49.99 average, 50 hundreds
This sounds impossible, so you are on drugs and it doesn't matter because when you come down, you'll realise you don't even play cricket.

If 1 run is worth .01 to your average (the minimum amount), then you have batted for 100 completed innings. If you had batted for less innings, then your average is enough above 50 if you have 50 centuries to not fall below. If you batted for more innings, then....I don't know. my head exploded. Can anyone make this work?

#### zorax

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4899 runs in 99 completed innings at the start of this knock. Average 49.48

99* takes you to 4998 runs in 99 completed innings, average of 50.48

100 and out takes you to 4999 runs in 100 completed innings, average of 49.99

The 50 hundred and 49 hundreds thing doesn't fit here unfortunately. If you had 49 hundreds at the start of this innings, then you have atleast 4900 runs in 49 innings Add 50 ducks to it and it still doesn't work out that 99* gives you an average above 50 and 100 out gives you an average below it.

#### TheJediBrah

##### Hall of Fame Member
The question that really should have been asked was simply: "would you prefer 50 100s and average just below 50, or 49 hundreds and average of 50".

Making up that weird scenario to explain how you get there that doesn't make any sense was just pointless really. Unless as Burgey said, there are bookies involved, it would never be a choice

#### Victor Ian

##### International Vice-Captain
yeah. i get that. but sometimes i'm a dick.

#### stephen

##### Hall of Fame Member
Makes sense. If you can achieve what the 20 over total would be before the 20 overs what should it matter if you face another ball or not?

#### zorax

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Yea it's actually a fair interpretation of the laws. Hopefully it's something the ICC and Elite Panel umpires are looking into.

#### StephenZA

##### International Coach
Some relatively basic simple stuff that most of us know... but some interesting stats and info in between. 1st video.

2nd video.

#### Midwinter

##### International 12th Man
What do test players do during the lunch break ?

Do they actually have lunch ?

A rub down ?

Play cards ?

Or some loosening or stretching exercises ?

#### SillyCowCorner1

##### International Coach
^^ a glass of fresh cow's milk to build the calcium lost due to the gritting of teeth

#### SillyCowCorner1

##### International Coach
I got 78% and is the Merv Huges

89%, Hughes

#### Victor Ian

##### International Vice-Captain
100% Also Hughes.

Trying again 0% gives you Atherton.

#### vic_orthdox

##### Global Moderator
What do test players do during the lunch break ?

Do they actually have lunch ?

A rub down ?

Play cards ?

Or some loosening or stretching exercises ?
Eat. Both teams head to the same room and grab a feed, they might head back and get a rub down etc. after that.

Afternoon tea can often just be provided straight to the players rooms rather than in the lunch room.

#### S.Kennedy

##### International Vice-Captain
It is a proper three course meal; the meal at Lord's is particularly special - lamb chops etc. The two teams traditionally eat the meal together also. Now you know why so many 'fat' cricketers (e.g., Beefy, Warne, Fred) lose loads of weight when they retire!

#### Burgey

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Parra 4-0 in Green shield with another bonus point win today vs St George: 7/230 plays 103 all out.

Onto Campbelltown tomorrow.

#### Tom Flint

##### International 12th Man
I dont know what it is but there is something about watching test matches in south africa that for me make it my most enjoyable cricket to watch on television.
Maybe west indies with the packed crowds of the 80s early 90s would have topped it but i was too young to remember that!