Introducing our Legends…..via our new communications platform, LMS Media, we will be celebrating and shining a well deserved spotlight on the the LMS careers of all these legendary players who are true team mates and important members of our LMS community. South African Clint de Bruyn is first up…the LMS Stats Scholar reviews and summarises those remarkable stats below….
I am pleased to write my first statistical article about Clint De Bruyn, Player ID #2348.
A proud South African, Clint has played a dizzying 1,219 matches in his career so far!
CAREER STATS – 1,219 MATCHES
As you can expect, there is a lot of data to review here, so I shall break it into segments.
*Inn: 1,142 (bats in 93.7% of matches)
*Not outs: 304 (26.6% of all inn)
*Balls faced: 19,081 (that is 3,816.1 overs or 190.8 full innings!)
*Avg: 32.0 runs per dismissal
*Strike rate: 140.5 runs per 100 balls (7.03 runs an over, 5 ball overs)
*50s: 182 (1 every 6.3 inn)
*Inn: 1,091 (bowls in 89.5% of matches)
*Overs: 3,452.0 (that is 17,260 deliveries!)
*Runs conceded: 21,989
*Avg: 20.5 runs per wicket
*Econ: 6.37 runs per over
*Strike rate: 16.1 balls per wicket
KEEPING (Because, why not?!)
CONDENSE THAT INTO SOMETHING MORE LEGIBLE PLEASE..
Certainly, dear friend….
Clint De Bruyn – 1,219 career games
Bat: 26,803 runs @ 32.0 – SR 140.5 [7.03], 182 x 50s, Best 95* (43)
Ball: 1,071 wkts @ 20.5 – Econ 6.34, SR 16.1, 4 x 5wi, 87 x 3wi, Best 5/1 off 2.1 (!!)
Comment: Any cricketer whose batting average is higher than their bowling average is a decent cricketer. In Clint’s case, his batting average is a whopping +56.1% higher than his (excellent) bowling average.
*Clint debuted for a team called “Gunners” on 10 Feb 2008.
*He played 2 x games on 07 November 2020.
*Therefore, at the time of penning this, he has played LMS for 4,654 days.
*As above, in that time he has played 1,219 games.
*Therefore, in the 12 years, 8 months, and 28 days he has been part of LMS thus far he has averaged 1 game every 3.8 days!
In the rather recently introduced “Legends Points”, Clint De Bruyn received his own special category just for him due to the massive lead he has on everyone else (points are accrued for participation, performance, and several other factors).
It was excellently decided that his category be simply named: Clint De Bruyn.
By all reports (and I have heard many over my 7 years as an LMS administrator and utter stat nerd), Clint is a fine man who plays for the team and simply loves his cricket.
Clint – when we do meet the first beer is on me mate!
What an absolute, deadest legend!
LMS Stats Scholar.