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Ask The Spider #45


This week we look at the longest over in Test cricket, the first centurion in catches, and the highest bowling average by a hat-trick bowler.


Series Points – A New Way of Ranking Test Players


Ratings systems suffer from exclusivity – they rank either batting or bowling (sometimes all-rounders), but never everything together. This means we can’t compare a great batting performance with a great bowling performance. The ICC Test Player Ratings system is interesting because you can search not only the best ever but also any given date in Test cricket history. However, that rating system is limited in that you can only search on batting, or bowling, but not both together.