Search

The Gold Standard

12:30 01 July 2015

Upminster's Nick Ison has drawn up a special graph to check player performance

Upminster's Nick Ison has drawn up a special graph to check player performance

Archant

Upminster blogger Nick Ison looks at statistics

A tough night at selection for Upminster's Nick IsonA tough night at selection for Upminster's Nick Ison

If you don’t like cricket stats or anything that’s really nerdy, this week’s blog may not be for you.

Inspired by an article I read on the cricket blog site 51 all out in which they compared England’s all-rounders of the past 20 years to Botham by pure averages and stats, I decided to try and do one myself.

Instead of Botham, I used Upminster’s statistically best all-rounder Jimmy Neesham.

After carefully choosing the players to use in the data range, I chucked them into a chart.

We’ve split the chart into four quadrants, which we can broadly call ‘Bowlers who bat’ (top left), ‘Genuine all-rounders’ (top right), ‘Batsman who bowl’ (bottom right) and ‘Rubbish all-rounders’ (bottom left).

Going through the stats, I could have filled the top left quadrant with 80 per cent of the club. So what does this chart prove?

Our ex-3rd XI skipper and wicket-keeper is one of the best all-rounders the club has ever produced.

Maybe with a bit of extra training Middlemiss could have been the next Neesham.

The Neesham Deficit

We can actually use a bit of maths to determine exactly how far behind they are, taking into account both the batting and bowling averages.

To do this, we simply draw a line from their point in the chart to Neesham’s and work out how long that line is, by using a spot of good old-fashioned Pythagoras.

Basically the bigger this number, the further behind a player is.

Player/Neesham Deficit

Lorne Sprigg - 6

Brian Peters - 12.4

Alan Ison - 19.7

Douglas Hondo - 21.1

James Evans - 24.5

Billy Gordon - 26.4

Paul Middlemiss - 29.6

Nicky Ison - 32.5

Terry Wyatt - 33.5

John Curtis - 42.2

Chris Cully - 42.3

Billy Wright - 42.4

S Butt - 43

Alex Mitchell - 43.2

Kevin Roome - 47.2

Jeff Mack - 51.7

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Romford Sports News

Yesterday, 17:09
Shomari Barnwell tries to poke home for Dagenham & Redbridge against Heybridge Swifts

Daggers coach says Leo Donellan, Shomari Barnwell and Scott Heard must do better if they want to break into starting XI

Yesterday, 13:30
Sam Mott of Hornchurch (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Latest news from the Supporters’ Association

Yesterday, 11:00
Tyrique Hyde in action for Dagenham & Redbridge against Heybridge Swifts (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers teenager disappointed team could not capitalise on good start against Ryman North outfit

Yesterday, 10:47
Romford manager Paul Martin issues instructions from the touchline (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Tonbridge Angels 2 Romford 2 (4-2 pens)

West Ham legend Tony Cottee

Hammers legend Tony Cottee wants to see a battling performance at Liverpool on Sunday

Yesterday, 10:10
New Zealand's Neil Wagner hits out (pic Julian Herbert/Empics)

Left-arm seamer will play for county in Royal London One Day Cup and County Championship

Yesterday, 10:00
Ross Wall of Hornchurch (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Hornchurch 1 Sudbury 0

Arsenal's Francis Coquelin clears from West Ham United's Angelo Ogbonna

Hammers defender Angelo Ogbonna puts the case for the defence

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

£3,000 goes a long way at Boots

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more. Boots is the number one choice when it comes to purchasing daily essentials.

Kit yourself out and go Apple mad!

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now