Hi, I am the LMS Stats Scholar, but you can call me LMS_Stat if you like!
Each Friday I will supply you with the best and brightest LMS performers in this most beauteous brand of cricket.
These stats are for week 26th Nov-3rd Dec. Let us roll!
TOP 6 BOWLING ECONOMY (Min 3.0 overs):
Definition: Economy rate is the average runs per over for a bowler (so if you bowl 3 overs and concede 15 runs your economy rate is 5.00).
Note: Sorted first by econ rate, then overs bowled, then wickets taken. Example: 1/6 off 4 (Econ 1.50) would be listed ahead of 3/5 off 3.0 (Econ 1.67) as this section is about Economy!
1. KARAN SAMRA (KSS Club, Cairns, Aus): 0/3 off 3.0 – Econ 1.00
2. DHARMESH MAISURIYA (Indian Masters, Johannesburg, Saf): 2/4 off 3.2 – Econ 1.18
3. DEAN HARRIS (Steiny Classics, Auckland Nth Sh, NZ): 0/4 off 3.0 – Econ 1.33
4. RORY GIRDLER BROWN (TC Slammers, Auckland, NZ): 4/6 off 4.0 – Econ 1.50
5. ZAK JENKINSON (Steiny Classics, Auckland Nth Sh, NZ): 2/6 off 4.0 – Econ 1.50
6. CRISPIN ROBENSON (The Big Ooosh, Sandton, Saf): 1/6 off 4.0 – Econ 1.50
Comment: Some real mean old cusses here, give the batsmen a break lads!
LMS_Stat pick of the week: RORY GIRDLER BROWN’S frankly ridiculous 4/6 off 4.0 is simply irresistible, top stuff mate!
TOP 5 WICKET-TAKERS:
Note: Sorted by wickets taken, runs conceded and then overs bowled. Example: A 5/19 off 3.0 will come ahead of a 5/24 off 4.0.
Note 2: SR (strike rate) is “balls per wicket”, and some of the below such numbers are utterly terrifying!
1. LINCOLN BENNETS (HB’s, Perth, Aus): 5/5 off 3.1 – SR 3.2, Econ 1.56
2. JASON LAMBERT (The Urban 8s, Newcastle, Aus): 5/6 off 2.0 – SR 2.0, Econ 3.00
3. HASEEB QUAZI (Pakistan Express, Sydney, Aus): 5/8 off 3.3 – SR 3.6, Econ 2.22
4. JOHNATHON NADER (BBTC, Sydney, Aus): 5/17 off 3.3 – SR 3.6, Econ 4.72
5. IMRAN AHMAD KHAN (Malangs, Lahore, Pak): 4/5 off 3.0 – SR 3.8, Econ 1.67
Comment: Far out gents, did you all step on Lego before going out to bowl or something? Why are you all so angry?!
LMS_Stat pick of the week: I love the fact that JASON LAMBERT took a wicket every 2 balls, his entire spell is basically a highlights reel!
TOP 5 BATTING STRIKE RATES:
Definition: Bat strike rate is the number of runs divided by the number of balls faced (so if you hit 20 off 10 balls your strike rate is 200.0).
Note 1: Minimum 25 runs scored.
Note 2: My one exception to Note 1 is to look for lads with that most cherished of strike-rates: 1,200.0 (meaning they faced 1 ball and hit a homer!)
1. MICHAEL JUKES (12th Man Republic, Melbourne, Aus): SR 1,200.0, scored 12* off 1 (home run!)
2. CHARLES GREY (Mantonio’s All Stars, Christchurch, NZ): SR 416.7, scored 50 off 12
3. GEORGE HITCHCOCK (Salad Tossers, Auckland, NZ): SR 415.4, scored 54 off 13
4. JAMES WILDERSTROM (Pulled A Four, Sydney, Aus): SR 400.0, scored 76 off 19
5. JEREMY KEMPSTON (Sunday sloggers, Ipswich, Aus): SR 392.9, scored 55 off 14
Comment: This is just whirlwind stuff, to maintain such rates of scoring across so many runs is amazing.
LMS_Stat pick of the week: My man MICHAEL JUKES for that homer!
TOP 6 RUN-SCORERS:
Note: Sorted by runs scored and then, in the event of a tie, least balls faced.
1. KYLE LOVI (Broadwalk Empire, Brisbane, Aus): 119 off 63 – SR 188.9
2. JOHN AARON (The Honey Badgers, Sydney, Aus): 112 off 41 – SR 273.2
3. ANDREW CROCKFORD (Hillsborough Hornets, Newcastle, Aus): 109 off 54 – SR 201.9
4. LeBron Mann (Moas, Wellington, NZ): 94 off 46 – SR 204.3
5. HARRY BIRD (Bowled Middle Trump, Brisbane, Aus): 93 off 33 – SR 281.8
6. BEN CALVIN (Bangers & Smash, Christchurch, NZ): 93 off 40 – SR 232.5
Comment: 100s in LMS are a rare jewel, and all of these scores are absolutely fantastic not only for their size but also for the speed by which they were attained.
LMS_Stat pick of the week: Cannot go past JOHN AARON’S ludicrous 112 off just 41!
KEEPERS OF THE WEEK:
– SKYELER VAN DEN BERG (The Mighty Ooosh, Sandton, Saf): 4 catches & 0/21 off 4
– JESSE BAKEWELL (Blood Sweat n Beers, Sydney, Aus): 4 catches
-. COLIN RANWELL (Rhubarbarians, Auckland, NZ): 3 stumpings (almost half a team!)
– USAMA JAVED (Askari Strikers, Lahore, Pak): 3 catches + 1 stumping (and 46 off 24!)
Comments: Top efforts these, a mint glover is such a strongly impactful asset.
FIELDER OF THE WEEK:
* MANAN SHERWANI (Loaded 8, Auckland, NZ): 4 catches in the field (also smacked 37 off 17!)
Comment: Given the amount of sodas I’ve seen dropped (and indeed dropped myself!), having a player like Manan, who dismissed half a team in the field with his bare hands, is of incredible importance (can also clearly bat!)
THE BANTER CORNER:
We have celebrated the best, now let us look at some lads who did not quite light it up this week!
* Time for a spell champ:
– WILLIAM TYSON (Notorious P.I.Geons, Sydney, Aus): 0/29 off 1.0 over
– ALI KHAN (Paki warriors, Sydney, Aus): 0/28 off 1.0 over
– SHAYNE NORTON (Sloggers, Ipswich, Aus): 0/27 off 1.0 over
– DAMON VIELLARIS (47ers, Ipswich, Aus): 0/25 off 1.0 over
* Geoff Boycott awards:
– RONAN BEZIUDENHOUT (Pumas, Bedfordview, Saf): 0 off 12 balls
– QUINTON FOGARTY (The Rising Challengers, Bedfordview, Saf): 0 off 9 balls
– MARK SATRICK (Gone Walkabout, Cairns, Aus): 1 off 16 balls
– There were also 5 x lads who got 0 off 7, you survive the shout out by strength in numbers!
Thanks for tuning in.
This is a new segment, and I will be looking to refine and expand all the time. Next week I will focus on “the best from each country!”