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A number of Big Footy members may be familiar with the Football Statistics section within the Australian Football area of Big Footy at the top of the forums page. Within Football Statistics there is a thread titled Stats observations, which initially started out with the title "Post 5 random (obscure) stats". I thought I would try launching a similar thread in the cricket section. People no longer post 5 stats in the Football related thread each time they post and I am not going to stipulate that people should post 5 cricket stats each time, but here are 5 obscure cricket stats to get started.

1) For all first class matches he played throughout the 1930s, Don Bradman had a batting average of 100.07. This is made up of 218 innings, 27 not out, 19114 runs and 77 centuries.
2) George Giffen and Mike Procter are the only players who have achieved over 5000 runs and 500 first class wickets in two separate countries. Giffen has 5769 runs and 511 wickets in Australia and 5621 runs and 502 wickets in England. Procter has 7203 runs and 569 wickets in South Africa and 14733 runs and 848 wickets in England.
3) Dennis Lillee has a lifetime batting average of 141 at Lord's. He played 5 first class innings there with 4 not outs and made 120 runs, an aggregate boosted by his Test innings of 73 not out in 1975 and 40 not out in 1981. Lillee also played two undefeated innings of 16 not out and 5 not out at Lord's in one day games.
4) The highest score in the world at any level by a woman is 427 not out by Lizelle Lee, a South African playing for Kei Under 19s vs Mpumalanga Under 19s in 2010-11. Lee played one Test for South Africa in 2014.
5) All told there have been 140,348 pages of Wisden Cricketer's Almanack (Up to and including the most recent edition, Wisden 2018).
 

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2) George Giffen and Mike Procter are the only players who have achieved over 5000 runs and 500 first class wickets in two separate countries. Giffen has 5769 runs and 511 wickets in Australia and 5621 runs and 502 wickets in England. Procter has 7203 runs and 569 wickets in South Africa and 14733 runs and 848 wickets in England.
For those who may not know, Giffen also kicked Norwood's first ever goal in SA League Football :)
 

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George Giffen could play a bit. He loved playing against the Vics. In one 10-year stretch against Victoria, he averaged 138 with the bat and 11 wickets per match.

In consecutive matches against them his figures read:

235, 5/89 & 7/103

271, 9/96 & 7/70

Pretty good, huh?
 

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Between 2009-10 and 2015-16, the highest score in all grades of cricket for Box Hill Cricket Club was achieved by current Women's ODI and T20 player Meg Lanning.

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Score

Opponent

Grade

2009-10

148* Meg Lanning

Brighton District

Women's Premier 1st XI

next highest

116 Jake Creber

Coburg

South/West 2nd XI

2010-11

179 Meg Lanning

Brighton District

Women's Premier 1st XI

next highest

137* Meg Lanning

Essendon Maribyrnong Park

Women's Premier 1st XI

2011-12

116* Meg Lanning

Dandenong

Women's Premier 1st XI

next highest

105* Sophie Taylor

Burnley CYMS

One Day Central

2012-13

241* Meg Lanning

Melbourne

Women's Premier 1st XI

next highest

129* Chloe Ip

Upper Ferntree Gully

One Day South East

2013-14

179* Meg Lanning

Plenty Valley

Women's Premier 1st XI

next highest

131 Amandeep Singh Cheema

Bayswater

South/East 4th XI

2014-15

177* Meg Lanning

Prahran

Women's Premier 1st XI

next highest

172 Gaurav Parikh

Elsternwick

South/East 3rd XI

2015-16

170* Meg Lanning

Melbourne

Women's Premier 1st XI

next highest

130* Casey Filips

Brunswick

North/East 2nd XI

 

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It was mentioned in another thread but I thought a great stat was that no side outside Australia and England had ever won a series in SA before last week. Even allowing for their purgatory, that’s still a ridiculous record
 

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It was mentioned in another thread but I thought a great stat was that no side outside Australia and England had ever won a series in SA before last week. Even allowing for their purgatory, that’s still a ridiculous record
Effectively it's only since 1992/93, Asians side never toured prior to that for obvious reasons.
 

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In a club match in England between Indian Wanderers and Highway Third XI in 1999, Chris Hayman caught his brother Courtney off the bowling of their father Carlton. The scorebook entry read:

C. Hayman c C. Hayman b C. Hayman........3
 

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In his opening four innings on tours of England, Don Bradman scored 236 in 1930, 206 in 1934, 258 in 1938 and 107 in 1948, all against Worcestershire. This gives him 807 runs at an average of 201.75. However, Keith Miller in his first innings of tours of England has a better average. Including the 1945 tour with an Australian Services team, Miller scored 105 versus England, then 50 not out versus Worcestershire in 1948, 220 not out versus Worcestershire in 1953 and 281 not out versus Leicestershire in 1956, giving him 656 runs at an average of 656.
 

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Greg Chappell once made five Test match golden ducks over four consecutive summers.

1979-80: 1st innings, third Test vs West Indies at Adelaide
1980-81: 2nd innings, third Test vs India at Melbourne
1981-82: 1st innings, first Test vs West Indies at Melbourne
1981-82: 2nd innings, second Test vs West Indies at Sydney
1982-83: 1st innings, fourth Test vs England at Melbourne
 

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In 1891-92 in a minor match in New South Wales, Sotala and Wattle Flat played in a double tie, with both teams scoring 49 in their first innings and then both being bowled out for 37 in their second innings.
 

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In 1891-92 in a minor match in New South Wales, Sotala and Wattle Flat played in a double tie, with both teams scoring 49 in their first innings and then both being bowled out for 37 in their second innings.
I drive through both villages once a week. It’s unsurprising the bowling was so strong - everyone out there has 6 fingers on each hand
 

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This obviously gives you an intimate knowledge of the village people.
Not sure if this is a joke about the camp disco band, or a crack at my yokel assumptions.
(If it’s the latter, I live 20 minutes from Wattle Flat and got married nearby, there are some strange genetics there beyond all doubt)
 

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Not sure if this is a joke about the camp disco band, or a crack at my yokel assumptions.
(If it’s the latter, I live 20 minutes from Wattle Flat and got married nearby, there are some strange genetics there beyond all doubt)
More family stumps than trees? To crib from Bill Hicks.
 
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