Worldwide Cricket Statz Databases

I have been keeping Cricket Statistics for over 20 years and currently provide statistics for various state and national cricket organisations. I am proud to announce that I now provide statistics databases for the program Cricket Statz Professional that anyone can use.

Cricket Statz Professional is a now a free cricket results and statistics management system in which you can generate over 40 different statistical reports as well as full scorecards for every match in the database.

Below are the databases that I currently provide. They cover all International matches (both male and female), all List A matches from all nations, all First-Class matches from all nations (except England which is 1979 onwards, Pakistan and Sri Lanka which are nearly complete), all Twenty20 matches played around the world as well as various databases such as Youth ODIs, World Cricket League and the Australian Futures League and WNCL.

Although I strive for completeness and accuracy for all of my databases, there will be errors from time to time will happen in them. If errors are found and validated, the databases will be updated.

The cost of the databases include updates for 12 months and then purchase will then be needed to be made again to have access to the database. The databases are locked for editing and no changes can be made to the databases. Updates to databases will occur between 24-72 hours after the match has been played.

The prices for the databases are below:

$75 Databases:

Futures League, WNCL/AWCC, Afghanistan First-Class, Afghanistan List A, Ireland First-Class, Ireland List A, Namibia First-Class, United Arab Emirates First-Class, Youth ODIs, World Cricket League, Women’s ODIs, World Series Cricket, Namibia List A, Netherlands List A, Scotland List A, United Arab Emirates List A.

$100 Databases:

Bangladesh First-Class, Zimbabwe First-Class, Womens Twenty20, Women’s Overall Internationals, Australia List A, Bangladesh List A, India List A, New Zealand List A
Pakistan List A, South Africa List A, Sri Lanka List A, West Indies List A, Zimbabwe List A.

$125 Databases:

Australia First-Class, New Zealand First-Class, Pakistan First-Class, South Africa First-Class, Sri Lanka First-Class, West Indies First-Class, ODIs, Test Matches.

$150 Databases:

India First-Class, England First-Class, Twenty20, All Internationals, England List A.

Spinners dominating the BBL

After only seven matches, spinners seem to be dominating the Big Bash League 07.

Other than Andrew Tye, spinners such as Michael Beer, Ashton Agar, Fawad Ahmed and import Rashid Khan from Afghanistan are dominating the competition. It seems that rather than what the pundits thought that T20 cricket would spell the death of spinners, it is in fact generating a rebirth of the art.

Across the analysis that I have done it seems that spinners are dominating each section.

All stats in these analysis have a minimum of 20 balls bowled.

Highest Percentage of dot balls bowled:

Sams Sixers 62.50
Faulkner Stars 61.54
Archer Hurricanes 58.33
Rashid Khan Strikers 50.00
Tye Scorchers 47.83
Fawad Ahmed Thunder 45.83
Beer Stars 45.83
Shadab Khan Heat 45.83
Johnson Scorchers 45.83
Laughlin Strikers 45.45

In terms of dot balls bowled as a percentage, spinners have only four of the top ten performances.

Highest Percentage of singles conceded:

Agar Scorchers 72.92
Zampa Stars 56.82
Summers Hurricanes 55.00
Lalor Heat 50.00
Fawad Ahmed Thunder 47.92
Nair Thunder 47.92
Abbott Sixers 46.51
Botha Sixers 45.83
Bravo Renegades 45.83
Hogg Renegades 45.24

When looking at the number of singles conceded as a percentage of balls bowled, spinners take six of the top ten positions including the top two with Ashton Agar having over 72% of his deliveries being singles.

Highest Percentage of dot balls and singles conceded bowled:

Agar Scorchers 95.83
Fawad Ahmed Thunder 93.75
Archer Hurricanes 91.67
Beer Stars 87.50
Rashid Khan Strikers 87.50
Wildermuth Renegades 85.42
Tye Scorchers 84.78
Botha Sixers 83.33
Sams Sixers 83.33
Swepson Heat 81.63

But when combining the dot balls bowled and singles conceded, it is where the spinners are dominating – four out of the top five, six out of the top ten and seven out of the top eleven are all spinners.

With regard to Ashton Agar, all but two of his deliveries bowled so far have been dot balls or gone for a single.

It also becomes more evident when you look at boundaries conceded. Only 2.08% of Michael Beer’s deliveries have gone for a four or a six. Seven of the nine bowlers who have conceded less than ten percent of their deliveries for a boundary are spinners. After Beer it is then Fawad Ahmed (4.17), Mitchell Swepson (6.12), Stephen O’Keefe (8.16), Rashid Khan (8.33), Johan Botha (8.33) and Adam Zampa (9.09) are spinners with less than 10% of their deliveries going for boundaries. Only Jofra Archer (8.33) and Andrew Tye (8.70) are the only pacemen under 10%.

History for Mitchell Starc

Today Mitchell Starc created history and served an ominous Ashes warning by taking two hat tricks in the same match in the Sheffield Shield match against Western Australia at Hurstville Oval.

By doing this, Starc became the first person since 1978/79 to take two hat tricks in the same first-class match. He is also the first person to do this in an Australian first-class match.

He is also the third Australian to do this, after Albert Trott for Middlesex in 1907 and Jimmy Matthews in a Test Match in England in 1912.

The players who have achieved this feat are:

Alfred Shaw for Nottinghamshire against Gloucestershire at Nottingham in 1884.

Albert Trott for Middlesex against Somerset at Lord’s in 1907. Trott took four wickets in four balls in this match.

Jimmy Matthews for Australia against South Africa at Manchester in 1912.

Charlie Parker for Gloucestershire against Middlesex at Bristol in 1924.

Roly Jenkins for Worcestershire against Surrey at Worcester in 1949.

JS Rao for Services against Northern Punjab at Amritsar in 1963/64. Rao took two separate hat tricks in this match.

Amin Lakhani for Combined XI against Indians at Multan in 1978/79.

Mitchell Starc for New South Wales against Western Australia at Hurstville in 2017/18.



New First-Class Cricketer from the ACT

Former ACT and Weston Creek Molonglo Cricket Club all rounder Tom Rogers will make his first-class debut for Tasmania in the second round of the Sheffield Shield season starting tomorrow. Rogers comes in for Andrew Fekete who has withdrawn from the squad for the match with a foot injury and Rogers has been diverted from making his Futures League debut for Tasmania to making his first-class debut against Queensland at Bellerive Oval.

Tom Rogers will become the 31st player to make his first-class debut after playing for the ACT. The initial first-class player from the ACT to play first-class cricket was Fred Johnston who played for New South Wales while a teacher in Canberra. The last player to play first-class cricket from the ACT was Aaron Ayre who made his debut for Victoria in 2015/16.

In addition to the 31 players to play first-class cricket, Greg Rowell (New South Wales, Tasmania & Queensland), Jason Floros (Queenland), Daniel King (Oxford University) & Ashley Ross (South Australia) have played first-class cricket but only represented the ACT at Youth Representative level.

He will also be the fifth player from the Weston Creek Molonglo club to play first-class cricket. The others being Michael Bevan, Huntley Armstrong, Jack Smith, and John Rogers who is Tom’s brother. They will also become the first set of brothers to play first-class cricket after playing for the ACT.

The list of first-class cricketers from the ACT are below:

Player ACT Debut First-Class Debut First-Class Teams
FB Johnston 1945/46 1946/47 New South Wales
JW O’Reilly 1952/53 1953/54 New South Wales
ML Clews 1969/70 1976/77 New South Wales
RP Done 1973/74 1978/79 New South Wales
WS Andrews 1974/75 1982/83 Western Australia
JK Pyke 1983/84 1985/86 South Australia
PD Bowler 1981/82 1986/87 Tasmania, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Somerset
MG Bevan 1987/88 1989/90 South Australia, New South Wales, Australia, Yorkshire, Sussex, Leicestershire, Kent, Tasmania
PS Gerrans 1978/79 1990 Oxford University, Combined Universities
GH Armstrong 1987/88 1990/91 South Australia
MT Haywood 1987/88 1991/92 New South Wales
JJ Haynes 1993/94 1996 Lancashire
MA Higgs 1993/94 1998/99 New South Wales, South Australia
BJ Haddin 1995/96 1999/00 New South Wales, Australia
MA Tournier 1990/91 2000 Combined Universities
SJ Karppinen 1993/94 2000/01 Western Australia
GT Cunningham 1998/99 2002/03 Tasmania
JA Voros 1995/96 2004 Sussex
JK Smith 2000/01 2004/05 South Australia
DG Dawson 2000/01 2004/05 Tasmania, New South Wales
DA McNees 2003/04 2004/05 Tasmania
DC Pascoe 2000/01 2009 Oxford University
JW Rogers 2005/06 2009/10 Tasmania, Western Australia
WD Sheridan 2005/06 2009/10 Victoria
RGL Carters 2008/09 2010/11 Victoria, New South Wales
NM Lyon 2008/09 2010/11 South Australia, Australia, New South Wales
JP Behrendorff 2008/09 2011/12 Western Australia
TC Thornton 2007/08 2011/12 South Australia
SP Miller 2009/10 2012/13 South Australia
A Ayre 2010/11 2015/16 Victoria
TS Rogers 2013/14 2017/18 Tasmania

Cricket Switch-Hitter Reaches Milestone

Today in ACT Premier 1st Grade cricket, Blake Dean reached a unique milestone in Premier Cricket around the country. In what is believed a first, Blake Dean became the first player to hit a half century batting both left and right handed.

Dean, who has previously represented the Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League, opened the batting for Weston Creek Molonglo making 57 runs off 60 deliveries, hitting 6 fours and 2 sixes. He shared a century opening partnership with Josh Myburgh, who made 54 off 86 deliveries.

This was the first time that Blake had played a ACT 1st Grade match batting both right and left handed. Last weekend he played in the ACT Twenty20 Competition known as the Konica Minolta Regional Cup making 72 runs in the three matches played over the weekend.

Originally from Bathurst, Blake has played 1st Grade in Sydney for University of NSW in 2008/09 before moving to Canberra to play for Queanbeyan, Tuggeranong Valley and now for Weston Creek Molonglo. He spent the previous season honing his craft in second grade as a left handed batsman, starting the Southpaw Project which he has documented his journey through social media. In addition to batting right and left handed, he also bowls spin left and right handed. A truly unique cricketer.

Peter Nevill equals World Record

On October 8, 2017, Peter Nevill equalled the world record for the most dismissals in a innings for a List A match.

Playing for New South Wales against the Cricket Australia XI at Hurstville Oval in the JLT Cup, Nevill completed eight dismissals with six catches and two stumpings.

He equalled the record jointly held by Derek Taylor of Somerset, Steve Palframan of Boland and James Pipe of Worcestershire.

It broke the record for an innings in Australia where it was held by a number of people with six dismissals. In fact, no Australian has taken more than six dismissals in an innings anywhere in the world.

Below is a list of the Most Dismissals in a List A match

8 8ct DJS Taylor Somerset v British Universities Taunton 1982
8 5ct 3st SJ Palframan Boland v Easterns Paarl 1997/98
8 8ct DJ Pipe Worcestershire v Hertfordshire Hertford 2001
8 6ct 2st PM Nevill New South Wales v Cricket Australia XI Hurstville 2017/18
7 6ct 1st RW Taylor Derbyshire v Lancashire Manchester 1975
7 4ct 3st Rizwan Umar Sargodha v Bahawalpur Sargodha 1991/92
7 7ct AJ Stewart Surrey v Glamorgan Swansea 1994
7 7ct I Mitchell Border v Western Province East London 1998/99
7 6ct 1st MKPB Kularatne Galle v Colts Colombo 2001/02
7 5ct 2st TR Ambrose Warwickshire v Middlesex Birmingham 2009
7 3ct 4st WAS Niroshan Chilaw Marians CC v Saracens SC Katunayake 2009/10
7 7ct M Rawat Railways v Madhya Pradesh Nagpur 2011/12
7 7ct HC Madushan Badureliya SC v Colombo CC Colombo 2013/14
7 6ct 1st PA Patel Central Zone v West Zone Viskahapatnam 2013/14
7 7ct DJ Vilas Cape Cobras v Knights Kimberley 2014/15