New Ranking Features Explained

New LMS Rankings Release - April 2016

* Global team rankings are calculated over the previous 156 weeks, however for National rankings teams drop off after 52 weeks without a game.

  1. Batting Rankings
  2. Bowling Rankings
  3. Keeping Rankings
  4. Team Rankings
  5. Weighting Tables
  6. Man of Match

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  1. Batting Rankings

Batting Game Points = ((Runs Scored x Strike Rate) + 15 for Not out )

Note: The maximum points per game is capped at 300

Adjusted Batting Points = Batting Game Points  x League Weighting (LW) x Pitch Weighting (PW) x Time Weighting (TW)

Note: In weeks where a player bats in two or more games the weekly average (WA) column will show the average batting Game Points in that week, after LW and PW weightings are applied. This is to ensure that the function of the Time Weighting is  fair for players that play once a week and players that play multiple games per week. 

The figure in the WA column is then multiplied by the TW figure.

BATTING RANKING Points = Average of The Adjusted Batting Points obtained in the last 3 years.

  • However there is a Minimum Divisor of 25. This means if a player has played in less than 25 games instead of dividing by the number of games he has played to calculate the average, we have used  25. (If a player has played 30 games in 20 Game weeks he will only actually have 20 game week scores so his divisor will be 25.)
  • This ensures that players that have been playing for a longer period are rewarded.
  • If a player does not bat in a game, then no batting points are allocated and nor will the divisor increase.

 

  1. Bowling Rankings

Bowling Game Points =25 for every wicket + Points obtained as per Economy rate Table

Adjusted Bowling Points = Bowling Game Points  x (LW) x (PW) x (TW)

Note: In weeks where a player bowls in 2 or more games the WA (weekly average) column will show the average of  bowling Game Points in week (after LW and PW weightings applied).

The figure in the WA column is then multiplied by the TW figure.


Note: The maximum points per game is capped at 300

 

Bowling Ranking Points = Average of The Adjusted bowling Points obtained in the last 3 years.

  • However there is a Minimum Divisor of 25. This means if a player has played in less than 25 games instead of dividing by the number of games he has played to calculate the average, we have used  25. (If a player has played 30 games in 20 Game weeks he will only actually have 20 game week scores so his divisor will be 25.)
  • This ensures that players that have been playing for a longer period are rewarded.
  • If a player does not bowl in a game, then no bowling points are allocated and nor will the divisor increase.

 

2.1 Economy Rate Table

 

Runs per over

1 Over

2 Overs

3 Overs

4 Overs

 Under 2

34

68

102

136

2 to 2.99

30

60

90

120

3 to 3.99

26

52

78

104

4 to 4.99

22

44

66

88

5 to 5.99

18

36

54

72

6 to 6.99

14

28

42

56

7 to 7.99

10

20

30

40

8 to 8.99

6

12

18

24

9 to 9.99

2

4

6

8

 

  1. Keeping Rankings
  • Actual score = 15 per catch + 50 per stumping + Batting Points
  • Average points to worked out under same rules as Bowling and Batting as outlined above 

Note: The player's batting points only get added in games where the player has also been wicket keeper.

Keeping Ranking Points = Average of The Adjusted keeping Points obtained in the last 3 years.

 

  1. Team Rankings

Game Points Per Match 

  1. Teams are awarded a points score for every game played as per the Team Points Table 4.1
  2. In finals Points Table 4.2 is used instead of Table 4.1.
  3. When a team BEATS a team in the top 500 of the world rankings they gain extra points as per TABLE 4.3

 

Adjusted Team Points = Game Points x TW

Team Ranking Points = Average of The Adjusted Team Points obtained in the last 3 years.

  • Min Divisor of 25.  If a team has played less than 25 times in the last 3 years the divisor is 25.

 

4.1 TEAM POINTS TABLE

 

League Difficulty

Points for win

80% win

Loss - 20%

Loss + 20%

World Champs

40

42

8

0

National Champs & Majors

30

32

6

0

World Champs Qualifier (Tours Only)

26

28

5

0

Premier League

25

27

5

0

A Grade

21

23

2

0

Cow Corner Cup (Tours Only)

18

20

1

0

B Grade (default)

16

17

1

0

C Grade

11

12

0

0

 

4.2 TEAM FINAL POINTS TABLE

 

FINALS POINTS TABLE

Winners

Runners-up

World Champs Final

150

75

National Champs Final & Majors

80

40

World Champs Qualifier

60

20

Premier League

50

15

A Grade

35

12

Cow Corner Cup (Tours Only)

28

10

B Grade (default)

25

8

C Grade

20

4

 

4.3 TOP 500: Points obtained for beating teams in top 500 as per below

 

Wins against Teams Ranked TOP 500

Points

200 - 500

1

100 - 199

2

50 - 99

3

21 - 49

4

10 - 20

6

4 - 10

10

2 - 3

15

1

30

 

 

  1. League Weighting (LW), Pitch Weighting (PW) and Time Weighting (TW) Tables

 

5.1 LEAGUE WEIGHTING TABLE

LEAGUE GRADING TYPE

 WEIGHTING

World Champs

2

National Champs

1.25

World Champs Qualifier

1.20

Premier Leagues

1

A Grade

0.90

Cow Corner Cup Events

0.80

B Grade

0.80

C Grade

0.70

 

5.2 PITCH WEIGHTING TABLE

Pitch Rating

Batting Weighting

Bowling Weighting

Less than 5.25

1.25

0.75

5.25 to 5.74

1.2

0.8

5.75 to 6.24

1.15

0.85

6.25 to 6.74

1.1

0.9

6.75 to 7.24

1.05

0.95

7.25 to 7.74

1

1

7.75 to 8.24

0.95

1.05

8.25 to 8.74

0.9

1.1

8.75 to 9.24

0.85

1.15

9.25 to 9.74

0.8

1.2

Above 9.74

0.75

1.25

 

 

Every LMS pitch around the world now has a Pitch Rating that is used when applying Pitch Weighting score to each match.

Pitch Rating Formula - Total runs scored on pitch (from the last 100 games) divided by number of overs bowled.

The average Pitch Rating Globally from all games since LMS started is 7.45 (as of 1 March 2016). We have used this stat when applying a Pitch Weighting (PW) table to all Games prior to ranking upgrade.

When less than 12 games are played on a pitch the table above is ignored and the weighting defaults to  0.92 for batting and bowling. Over time the pitch weighting may change, however when this happens it will only affect the games in the future.

 

5.3 TIME WEIGHTING TABLE

 The purpose of the time weighting column is to reward current form over past form.

You  will also notice that if a player plays in  more than one game per week, the points are combined in a weekly average (WA). This is to ensure that the function of the Time Weighting is  fair for players that play once a week and players that play multiple games per week.

The first 25 game weeks of player have a fixed time weighting of 0.5 but not any of a players first 25 games weeks that fall after "103 weeks back".

Average

Weeks back

0.633

Time Weighting

1

1

2

1

3

1

4

1

5

1

6

1

7

1

8

1

9

1

10

1

11

1

12

1

13

1

14

1

15

1

16

1

17

0.9

18

0.9

19

0.9

20

0.9

21

0.9

22

0.9

23

0.9

24

0.9

25

0.9

26

0.9

27

0.9

28

0.9

29

0.85

30

0.85

31

0.85

32

0.85

33

0.85

34

0.85

35

0.85

36

0.85

37

0.85

38

0.85

39

0.85

40

0.85

41

0.8

42

0.8

43

0.8

44

0.8

45

0.8

46

0.8

47

0.8

48

0.8

49

0.8

50

0.8

51

0.8

52

0.8

53

0.794

54

0.788

55

0.782

56

0.776

57

0.77

58

0.764

59

0.758

60

0.752

61

0.746

62

0.74

63

0.734

64

0.728

65

0.722

66

0.716

67

0.71

68

0.704

69

0.698

70

0.692

71

0.686

72

0.68

73

0.674

74

0.668

75

0.662

76

0.656

77

0.65

78

0.644

79

0.638

80

0.632

81

0.626

82

0.62

83

0.614

84

0.608

85

0.602

86

0.596

87

0.59

88

0.584

89

0.578

90

0.572

91

0.566

92

0.56

93

0.554

94

0.548

95

0.542

96

0.536

97

0.53

98

0.524

99

0.518

100

0.512

101

0.506

102

0.5

103

0.494

104

0.488

105

0.482

106

0.476

107

0.47

108

0.464

109

0.458

110

0.452

111

0.446

112

0.44

113

0.434

114

0.428

115

0.422

116

0.416

117

0.41

118

0.404

119

0.398

120

0.392

121

0.386

122

0.38

123

0.374

124

0.368

125

0.362

126

0.356

127

0.35

128

0.344

129

0.338

130

0.332

131

0.326

132

0.32

133

0.314

134

0.308

135

0.302

136

0.296

137

0.29

138

0.284

139

0.278

140

0.272

141

0.266

142

0.26

143

0.25

144

0.25

145

0.25

146

0.25

147

0.25

151

0.25

152

0.25

153

0.25

154

0.25

155

0.25

156

0.25

 

6. Man of the Match Award

The MOM is the player who scored the most points the match when combing batting and bowling points. If a player did not bowl  but kept in a game then his keeping points must be used instead of his bowling points. If a player kept and bowled his keeping points get disregarded for purposes of calculating the MOM.


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