I have been following a number of competitions this weekend.
Each of them has got me thinking about the phenomenology of moments as well as the flow of games and seasons.
In the deciding Rose Bowl game between Australia and New Zealand women’s cricket, I noticed this over:
Alyssa Healey had come to the wicket in the 45th over. She batted down the order in this game. I thought her innings was a great example of tempo and temperament. It was an over that transformed the game.
Super Netball is developing into a fascinating competition. My data so far are:
The WNBL semi final games were completed at the weekend. I have been interested in seeing any differences between winners in regular season and winners in the finals.
It was the first weekend of the NRL season.
Round 2 of Super Rugby was completed:
In Europe, the Aviva Premiership rugby union completed round 17 and Top 14 round 19. I use a colour code to note outcome of games: green is an expected win based on previous year’s ranking; blue an expected defeat; gold an unexpected win; and red an unexpected loss.
The Aviva games followed last year’s ranking:
Top 14 … was typically Top 14!