Non-Football Stats Questions and Observations

Discussion in 'Football Statistics' started by red+black, May 28, 2012.

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  1. stmookeyj

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    Except for the first State of Origin in 1995.
     

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    Australian Test cricket captain Steve Smith has a current batting average of 60.63 (the highest ever by anyone after exactly 90 innings). Ricky Ponting holds the record for having a 60 average after the most innings played (178 innings).

    Steve's average is the 6th highest all-time for batsmen that have played at least 20 innings. But what I found interesting is how poor the final Test was for those batsmen on the list. Those below all averaged >59 over their entire careers:

    1. Don Bradman, 0 and DNB in his last Test
    2. Adam Voges, 0 and 2
    3. Graeme Pollock, 1 and 4
    4. George Headley, 16 and 1
    5. Herbert Sutcliffe, 3 and 38
    7. Eddie Paynter, 9 and 0
     
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    Shane Warne scoring a fifty and taking five wickets in an innings in the same match. Using cricket archive website and Ken Piesse's 1994 biography.

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    90 & 6-57Mentone Grammar vs. Yarra Valley Grammar1985-86school cricket
    58 & 5-86Victoria Under 19 Schools XI vs. NSW Under 19 Schools XI1986-87school cricket
    53 & 5-35Glenelg vs. Prospect1990-91Adelaide grade cricket
    51 & 5-50Accrington vs. Haslingden1991Lancashire League
    69 & 5-49Victoria vs. Western Australia1992-93Sheffield Shield
    53 & 6-48Australia vs. England1997TEST MATCH
    50 & 5-31Hampshire vs. Surrey2000county cricket
    65 & 5-92Hampshire vs. Yorkshire2000county cricket
    63 & 6-161Australia vs. South Africa2001-02TEST MATCH
    53 & 6-136Hampshire vs. Sussex2006county cricket
     
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    The highest losing scores from various leagues around the world:

    Australian Football League
    Hawthorn 25.15 (171) – GEELONG 25.13 (163) – May 6 1989

    National Basketball Association
    Detroit Pistons 186 – DENVER NUGGETS 184 – December 13 1989

    American Football League
    Oakland Raiders 52 – HOUSTON OILERS 49 – December 22 1963

    National Football League
    Seattle Seahawks 51 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 48 – November 27 1983
    Denver Broncos 51 DALLAS COWBOYS 48 – October 7 2013

    National Hockey League
    Edmonton Oilers 12 CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS 9 December 11 1985
    Toronto Maple Leafs 11 EDMONTON OILERS 9 8 January 1986
    Montreal Wanderers 10 TORONTO ARENAS 9 19 December 1917
    Boston Bruins 10 NY RANGERS 9 4 March 1944
    Boston Bruins 10 DETROIT RED WINGS 9 16 March 1944.
    Vancouver Canucks 10 MINNESOTA NORTH STARS 9 October 7 1983

    Major League Baseball
    Chicago Cubs 26 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES 23 – August 25 1922

    English Football League
    Charlton Athletic 7 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 6 – December 21 1957

    Australian Rugby League (including Super League)
    Hunter Mariners 48 CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS 36 12 May 1997
    Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 37 WESTS TIGERS 36 27 March 2005
    Newcastle Knights 38 GOLD COAST TITANS 36 9 May 2010
     
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    Cheteshwar Pujara has finished the 2016-17 first class season with more than 2000 runs, only the sixth time somebody has scored over 2000 runs outside an English season. Unlike the previous five batsmen, Pujara scored all his runs in the one country. These are all six players in chronological order:


    playernationalityseasoncountires played ininningsnot outhighestRunsavge100s
    John ReidNew Zealander1961-62Sth Af/Aust/NZ402203218857.577
    Bob SimpsonAustralian1964-65Ind/Pak/Aust/WI344201206368.768
    Sunil GavaskarIndian1978-79Pak/Ind306205212188.3710
    Mohinder AmarnathIndian1982-83Pak/Ind/WI346207223479.789
    Mark RichardsonNew Zealander2000-01Zim/Sth Af/NZ343306203065.484
    Cheteshwar PujaraIndian2016-17Ind294256*206482.567
     
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    How the AFL compares in terms of longest running major sporting competitions which did not temporarily cease during World War I or II.
    Not necessarily a complete list.

    competitionsportcommencedstatus
    Epsom Derbyhorse racing1780238 years in June
    Melbourne Cuphorse racing1861155 years this November
    Kentucky Derbyhorse racing1875143 years achieved this May
    U.S. Opentennis1881137 years in September
    WAFLAustralian football1885currently in its 133rd year
    VFL/AFLAustralian football1897currently in its 121st year


    The US Open began with men's' singles in 1881. Women's singles began in 1887.
     
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    9+ wins of a specific tennis grand slam tournament (inc. pre-Open era and EOY finals):
    13 - Martina Navratilova (WTA D 1977-91), Margaret Osborne duPont (US D 1941-57)
    12 - Louise Brough (US D 1942-57), Elizabeth Ryan (UK D 1914-34)
    11 - Margaret Court (AU S 1960-73)
    10 - Rafael Nadal (FR S 2005-17*), Pam Shriver (WTA D 1981-91), Billie Jean King (UK D 1961-79), Adrian Quist (AU D 1936-50)
    9 - Todd Woodbridge (UK D 1993-2004), Martina Navratilova (UK S 1978-90, US D 1977-90), Margaret Osborne duPont (US M 1943-60)

    Singles only (Men/Women):
    11 - Margaret Court (AU S 1960-73)
    10 - Rafael Nadal (FR S 2005-17*)
    9 - Martina Navratilova (UK S 1978-90)

    Men only (Singles/Doubles/Mixed):
    10 - Rafael Nadal (FR S 2005-17*), Adrian Quist (AU D 1936-50)
    9 - Todd Woodbridge (UK D 1993-2004)
     
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    Least slams losses for Roger Federer in a 12 month period (ie. 4 slams):

    0 - 2016 US Open to 2017 Wimbledon
     
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    Some facts and numbers about the 2015 Irish constitutional referendum on marriage equality. Voters were asked whether to add to the Constitution that "marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex". The proposal was supported by the Government as well as all major political parties.

    Registered voters 3,221,681
    Voter turnout 1,949,725 (60.52%)
    Yes 1,201,607 (62.07%)
    No 734,300 (37.93%)
    43/43 constituencies had a 50-70% turnout
    9/43 constituencies voted over 70.00% YES
    14/43 voted over 66.67% YES
    28/43 voted between 50.00-66.67% YES
    42/43 voted over 50.00% YES
    1/43 voted under 50.00% YES

    Will 60% of Australian voters vote? Will 62% of them vote YES?
     
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    Which country has the highest centenarians and which have never reached 100?
     

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    For reference, here is the recognised best website for Track and Field performances. Always kept up to date.

    http://www.alltime-athletics.com/

    Example - there have been 766 occurrences of (legal-wind) sub-10 secs for the Man's 100m - plus another 499 wind-assisted. And 41 officially wiped away because of doping.
     
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    Great place here, all the things I love,
    just one question about which tools you used to aggregate, store your data and display some beautiful donuts.

    long time ago (when I was young) I used to play with postresql, then tried mysql then about 10 years ago I discover elasticsearch and for those who don't know about here what we can do with some stats about Federer (sombody talked about in previous thread).
    https://www.elastic.co/blog/buildin...ta-from-the-federer-&-djokovic-tennis-rivalry
     
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    Since returning to the tennis circuit as a 34yo, in the last 3 years Martina Hingis has won 10 grand slam titles including the US Women's and Mixed Doubles over the weekend.
     
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    HIGHEST FIRST CLASS BATTING AVERAGE AT ANY POINT OF A BATSMAN'S CAREER
    Qualification: average over 60 with 10,000 runs.


    AvgePlayernationalitycareer spanseason of highest avgeinningsnot outhighestRuns100sfinal avge
    98.04Don BradmanAustralian1927-28 to 1948-491939-4026134452*222569095.14
    74.68Vijay MerchantIndian1929-30 to 1951-52194620042359*118004071.64
    71.06Bill WoodfullAustralian1921-22 to 1934-351931-3218334284105894164.99
    70.24Bill PonsfordAustralian1920-21 to 1934-351930-3116316437103263965.18
    68.78Ajay SharmaIndian1984-85 to 2000-011999-200016014259*100423867.46
    66.16Vijay HazareIndian1934-35 to 1966-671951-5225532316*147545058.04
    65.12Everton WeekesWest Indian1944-45 to 1963-64195717319304*100303355.34
    64.24Graeme HickEnglish1983-84 to 2008199025733405*143915152.23
    62.71Sachin TendulkarIndian1988-89 to 2013-142000-0125527233*142994757.84
    62.69Frank WorrellWest Indian1941-42 to 19641953-5418928308*100943154.24
    61.74Lindsay HassettAustralian1932-33 to 1953-541949-5022325220*122254358.24
    61.19Denis ComptonEnglish1936 to 19641948-4938050300201937251.85
    60.87Alan KippaxAustralian1918-19 to 1935-361931-3219125315*101063657.22
    60.59Ricky PontingAustralian1992-93 to 20132006-0734050257175726655.90
    60.42Hanif MohammadPakistani1951-52 to 1975-761961-6219224499101523452.32
    60.41W. G. GraceEnglish1865 to 1908187321127268111163939.55
    60.40Bert SutcliffeNew Zealander1941-42 to 1965-661954-5517610385100273047.41
    60.31Bob SimpsonAustralian1952-53 to 1977-781963-6424041359120033256.22
     
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    Output looks quite similar to Tableau & QlikView.
     
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    Is it much of a hassle to add career span and the year of highest average to that?

    Had never heard of Vijay Merchant before. Good trivia question that!

    "Let us paint him white and take him with us to Australia as an opener."

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    Yes, I will work on that and post it later today. How would you like the career spans to read? For example, Bradman's career span could read 1927 to 1949 or 1927-28 to 1948-49.
     
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    Either is fine. Thanks.
     
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    I have now added in each player's career span and the season in which their batting average was at its highest.
     
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    Thanks very much. I was just curious to see at what point these players reached their (statistical) peak. About two-thirds of the way through a career seems to be a rough rule of thumb. Graeme Hick much earlier, but he hadn't yet played a Test by 1990. Grace, Compton & Hanif Mohammad too, with their abnormally long careers.
     
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    ADELAIDE OVAL ATTENDANCES

    62,543 - Port Adelaide v Sturt, SANFL 1965
    55,317 - Australia v England, The Ashes, 2017-18
    53,817 - Adelaide v Geelong, AFL 2017
    52,633 - Strikers v Sixers, BBL 2014-15
     
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    Well done to Adelaide, especially for Day 1 and over the 5 days where they surpassed Sydney records. Shame the Test did not start on a Friday.

    HIGHEST TEST ATTENDANCES


    Melbourne (Day 1) - 91,112 (2013-14)
    Adelaide (Day 1) - 55,317 (2017-18)
    Sydney (Day 1) - 54,476 (1962-63)

    Melbourne (Day 2) - 90,800 (1960-61)
    Sydney (Day (2) - 58,446 (1928-29)
    Sydney (Day 2) - 58,058 (1932-33)
    Adelaide (Day 2) - 52,201 (2017-18)

    Sydney (Day 3) - 51.459 (1946-47)
    Sydney (Day 3) - 50,416 (1958-59)
    Sydney (Day 3) - 49,318 (1950-51)
    Adelaide (Day 3) - 43,088 (2017-18)

    Sydney (Day 4) - 43,380 (1932-33)
    at least 9 other Sydney crowds
    Adelaide (Day 4) - 28,443 (2017-18)

    Sydney (Day 5) - 25,766 (1994-95)
    4 other Sydney crowds
    Adelaide (Day 5) - 20,098 (2017-18)

    Melbourne (Days 1-6) - 350,534 (1936-37)
    Adelaide (Days 1-5) - 199,147 (2017-18)
    Sydney (Days 1-5) - 195,253 (1946-47)