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Activated Draw, one year on

 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:12 pm    Post subject: Activated Draw, one year on Reply with quote

I thought some stats after the first year using the "activated draw" system might be of interest.

In summary;

* There were three games where the activated draw rules came into play.
* On average, the teams that batted second still scored the most points.
* The advantage to batting second was higher than average.
* The proportion of drawn games was higher than average.




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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:01 am    Post subject: Activated draw Reply with quote

As skipper the new rules didn't seem to make anyone change their mind from previous years i.e. win the toss you field?! Couple of teams early in the season didn't follow that it only kicked in for 42 over declarations either.

Still on the draw- why is it that if you bat 46 you still get the same point as team batting second? Shouldn't the 2nd batting side get 4 as they have been disadvantaged by an over?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:17 am    Post subject: activated draw Reply with quote

That's a lot of years where teams batting second gained a significant advantage. A lucky captain may win 2/3 of the calls and against the right team this becomes even more important. Just how many teams batted first when their team was on time?
The fair way is to give the call to the visiting captain when it is a home and away season. Yes weather may interfere but if it is the first game then we go back to the coin.
Still the two captains in the middle creates a moment of suspense? if we don't want to lose this tradition then give the team batting first the balancing factor of two more free overs

The activated draw is the first step. Do we continue? Or does our team bean counter look for Captain lucky and tell him to field first?
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