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Most consecutive seasons playing 21+ games:
15 - Brad Johnson (AFL-Western Bulldogs)
14 - Kevin Bartlett (AFL-Richmond)

Most consecutive seasons playing 20+ games:
16 - Kevin Bartlett (AFL-Richmond)
16 - Cameron Smith (NRL-Melbourne)
15 - Brad Johnson (AFL-Western Bulldogs)

Most consecutive seasons playing 19+ games:
18 - Michael Tuck (AFL-Hawthorn)
17 - Kevin Bartlett (AFL-Richmond), Craig Bradley (AFL-Carlton)
16 - Cameron Smith (NRL-Melbourne)
15 - Brad Johnson (AFL-Western Bulldogs)
 
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Most Different ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (or equivalent) Titles Won:

11 - Ivan Lendl (as of 1989 Stockholm Open)
9 - Novak Djokovic (as of 2018 Cincinnati Masters)
8 - Bjorn Borg (as of 1980 Stockholm Open)
8 - Roger Federer (as of 2011 Paris Masters) [4 F at Monte-Carlo Masters, 4 F at Italian Open]
7 - John McEnroe (as of 1984 Canada Masters)
7 - Andre Agassi (as of 2002 Madrid Open)
7 - Rafael Nadal (as of 2013 Cincinnati Open) [5 F at Miami Open, 1 F at Paris Masters]
7 - Andy Murray (as of 2017 Paris Masters) [1 F at Indian Wells]

Federer and Nadal also won the Madrid Open when it was the Hamburg Masters
Nadal and Nurray also won the Shanghai Masters when it was the Madrid Open
 
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English Public School cricket statistics for assorted England cricketers (as found within various Wisdens)

BATTING

Player | School | Span | Innings | Not out | Highest | Runs | Avge
\Jonathan Agnew|Uppingham|1977-78|24|5|99|603|31.73
\Mike Atherton|Manchester Grammar|1982-86|74|21|123*|3462|65.32 (9 100s)
\Henry Blofeld|Eton|1955-56|27|2|87|737|29.48
\Mike Brearley|City of London|1956-60|76|16|126|2651|44.18
\Mark Butcher|Trinity|1987-88|12|3|77*|284|31.55
\Alastair Cook|Bedford School|1999-2003|67|16|206*|3913|76.72 (18 100s)
\Colin Cowdrey|Tonbridge|1946-50|80|10|181*|2894|41.34
\Ted Dexter|Radley College|1950-53|55|17|151|2072|54.52
\KS Duleepsinhji|Cheltenham College|1921-23|34|4|162|1119|37.30 (2 100s)
\Phil Edmonds|Cranbrook|1968-69|23|6|92|632|37.17
\David Gower|King's School|1972-74|44|4|148|1460|36.50
\Mark Nicholas|Bradfield College|1974-76|43|5|74*|989|26.02
\Derek Pringle|Felsted|1974-77|63|24|102*|2140|54.87 (4 100s)
\Matt Prior|Brighton College|1997-2000|74|11|145|2665|42.30 (4 100s)
\John Snow|Christ's Hospital|1958-59|22|3|86|506|26.63
\Andrew Strauss|Radley College|1993-95|38|4|134*|1538|45.23 (2 100s)
\Chris Tavare|Sevenoaks|1969-73|63|17|187*|2798|60.82
 

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Player | School | Span | Balls | Maidens | Runs | Wickets | Avge | Strike rate
\Jonathan Agnew|Uppingham|1977-78|2082|103|760|65|11.69|32.03
\Mike Atherton|Manchester Grammar|1982-86|6909|381|2707|164|16.50|42.12
\Colin Cowdrey|Tonbridge|1946-50|5812|130|3034|216|14.04|26.90
\Ted Dexter|Radley College|1950-53|5034|223|2166|127|17.05|39.63
\Phil Edmonds|Cranbrook|1968-69|1875|99|653|65|10.04|28.84
\Monty Panesar|Bedford Modern|1999-2000|2268|124|844|53|15.92|42.79
\Derek Pringle|Felsted|1974-77|6187|379|2250|164|13.71|37.72
\John Snow|Christ's Hospital|1958-59|2125|120|744|85|8.75|25.00
 

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No idea where to put it, but I noticed something interesting with reference to the Richmond vs. Williamstown light failure.

According to Fox Sports, the lights went out with 4 minutes and 47 seconds left in the third quarter, due to an overheated globe.
Remember when the lights went out at Waverley in Round 10, 1996? The lights went out...with 4 minutes and 47 seconds left in the third quarter.

Somebody get the boys who do Numerology onto this one.
 

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Just doing some cleaning up and have created this new thread.

This thread will be for anything that doesn't have a home:
- Non-Football Stats Questions and Observations
- Non-Sports Stats Questions and Observations
- etc

Random posts that are just clogging up space as lonely threads.

Off-topic + miscellaneous posts, maybe you want to get something off your chest, or you want to boast or whinge about something.
 

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Tennis players to win 3 of the Grand Slams 5 or more times in the Open Era:
Steffi Graf (FR 6, WI 7, US 5)
Serena Williams (AU 7, WI 7, US 6)
Roger Federer (AU 6, WI 8, US 5)

Serena aiming to be the first person to win 3 of the Grand Slams 7 or more times, and the first person to win the US 7 times.

Roger aiming to be the first man to win the US 6 times.
 

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yep, top 4 all on 16 wins, 5th to 8th on 15 wins, incredible.

Not convinced about the method for separating teams on equal points and equal points difference though.

Panthers and Broncos both finished on 15W and +56 PD. Tiebreaker is the better defence aka P%.

Panthers = 517 / 461 = 112.15%
Broncos = 556 / 500 = 111.20%

Soccer used to separate teams the same way until they decided that a good offence is more attractive than a good defence. What is better for the game of soccer, a 4-3 win or a 1-0 win? I know which game I'd pay to see.
 

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Agreed, I'd prefer most tries scored as second tiebreaker. Having said that though, it's a rugby league adage - defence wins premierships.
 

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Most Open Era tennis grand slams won by men to age 31.5:

16 - Federer (of 20), Nadal (of 17)
14 - Djokovic (of 14)
13 - Sampras (of 14)
11 - Borg (of 11)
 

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The Cleveland Browns are arguably the worst professional sports team in the world. Coming into the new season, they has lost their last 17 games and had only won twice in their last 35 starts. But the tide is turning. This has been the best start to a season for the Browns since 2007 when they beat the Chiefs 16-12 at home.

It's been 11 long years since the hapless Browns have not lost on the opening weekend, and this year, they must be feeling pretty good about their prospects because they did not lose on the weekend. They did not win but more importantly they did not lose. They tied 21-all at home to the Steelers.

2016: Steelers 11-5; Browns 1-15
2017: Steelers 13-3; Browns 0-16
2018: Steelers 0-1-0; Browns 0-1-0 :thumbsu:

I'm sure the fans are thinking this just might be the year that they win a game!
 

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Consistent stretches of scoring by Don Bradman in first class and second class games

8 centuries in 8 successive innings in 1938-39
146 Kensington vs Adelaide University, University Oval (Adelaide grade cricket)
131 South Australian Cricket Association vs Southern Districts, Strathalbyn
118 DG Bradman's XI vs KE Rigg's XI, Melbourne (first class)
143 South Australia vs New South Wales, Adelaide (Sheffield Shield)
225 South Australia vs Queensland, Adelaide (Sheffield Shield)
107 South Australia vs Victoria, Melbourne (Sheffield Shield)
186 South Australia vs Queensland, Brisbane (Sheffield Shield)
135* South Australia vs New South Wales, Sydney (Sheffield Shield)

5 centuries in 5 successive innings in 1929-30
103 Sydney Sports vs Narooma and District XII, Narooma
127 Sydney Sports vs Bega District, Bega Sports Field
187 St. George vs Randwick, Sydney (Sydney grade cricket)
228* Gladesville Hospital vs Sydney Morning Herald, Gladesville
126 St. George and Marrickville vs Riverina, Hurstville

5 centuries in 6 successive innings in 1935-36 and 1936-37
112 Kensington vs Stanley Cricket Association, Soldiers' Memorial Park
106 Kensington vs Stanley and Martindale, Martindale
212 DG Bradman's XI vs VY Richardson's XI, Sydney (first class: he scored 13 in the second innings)
143 Kensington vs Glenelg, Glenelg (Adelaide grade cricket)
192 South Australia vs Victoria, Melbourne (Sheffield Shield)

5 centuries in 6 successive innings in 1948 and 1948-49
150 Australians vs Gentlemen of England, Lord's (first class)
143 Australians vs South of England, Hastings(first class)
153 Australians vs HDG Leveson-Gower's XI, Scarborough (first class)
(he scores 27 in his next innings)
123* Australians vs Scotland, Mannofield Park
123 DG Bradman's XI vs AL Hassett's XI, Melbourne (first class)

4 centuries in 4 successive innings in 1932 in Canada
116* Australia vs Regina XVII, Saskatchewan Cooperative Ground
110 Australia vs Moose Jaw XVII, Moose Jaw Exhibition Ground
100 Australia vs Moose Jaw XVIII, Moose Jaw Exhibition Ground
112 Australia vs Yorkton XVIII, Yorkton
(Bradman made 88 in his next innings)

4 centuries in 5 successive innings in 1939-40
303 Kensington vs Glenelg, Kensington (Adelaide grade cricket)
251* South Australia vs New South Wales, Adelaide (Sheffield Shield: Bradman made 90* in the second innings)
138 South Australia vs Queensland, Adelaide (Sheffield Shield)
267 South Australia vs Victoria, Adelaide (Sheffield Shield)

3 double centuries in 4 successive innings in 1930-31
202 Gladesville Mental Hospital vs Victorian School Teachers, Gladesville
223 AUSTRALIA vs WEST INDIES, Brisbane (TEST)
220 New South Wales vs Victoria, Sydney (Sheffield Shield: he scored 33 in the first innings)
 
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I doubt too many other sides have lost a GF, let alone two GF's from a 5-0 goal head start.
If anyone is going to do it the Colliwobbles are. The whole day had that feel about it from moment banner broke. I thought, oh ****, the ghosts of the Colliwobble era are returning. This is a real omen. Even when they kicked first 5 goals I thought of 79 grand final and knew this has a funny feeling about it. For the record, as someone that watched the 79 grand final live on tv, just like I watched this one, I never for a moment thought the ball was over the line when Harmes whacked it back to Sheldon before it rolled over the line. No streamers blocked any view. Our tv screen is a two dimensional projection of a three dimensional football moment. Easy to work out when aware of at time. A lot of people do not think of how it really is three dimensions. But it always amused me since that Pies fans imagine it did, and why ruin the fun of them tormenting themselves. That just adds to the fun of that grand final. Even Harmesy plays it up to let them think it was over but knows it was still in. I love that about him. Almost annoyed he revealed truth in his driving with Sam Pang video but most Pies fans will not see it so still fun they will believe otherwise.
 

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Norm Smith Medallist for winning side was a priority pick for Eagles.
Priority picks now look gone. Might be slowly seeing the end of the priority pick era lifting so many teams into grand finals in last couple of decades.
 

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I tipped West Coast because I thought they were the better team, and because Buckley will never win a flag.
I tipped Eagles thinking the marking duo up forward of Darling and Kennedy would be too much for Pies unless they got really brave and finally took Darcy Moore out of cotton wool and find out if he could play the full four quarters. Or even Ben Reid. I thought if he sticks with Goldsack, Goldsack will try but be ultimately too small or not mobile enough to contain Kennedy enough. From early in week my gut feel was Buckley would not have the kahunas to change the line-up and it could well cost him. Robert Walls went against grain to play David Rhys-Jones on Dermy in 87 grand final. Was brave and paid off. I thought this was a similar moment for Buckley to get brave and finally play Darcy Moore and back him to do much better job on Kennedy than smaller Goldsack. I would have admired Buckley if he took the gamble but he did not. Played it safe with same team.
It was beautiful to see the fear of taking the risk on Darcy Moore got it's just desserts imo. That extra tall when Eagles were always going to have 2 or 3 of Kennedy, Darling, Vardy or Lycett in front half was needed. Guys like Howe and Langdon did all they could but needed more talls to assist. Just poor team selection with all those things in mind. I said on Carlton board I felt they lost it at team selection over a day ago.

Also poetic justice as ex-North player coached the opposition. North players used to give it to Buckley for years he would never play in a premiership. This Buckley would never win a flag feel was there for those of us following all these underlying stories within the overall grand final stories. So many times, close but no cigar. He could have been a three time Lion premiership player or 1990's North premiership player. Sliding doors moments in his football career in the league.
 
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