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Visualising Sport Performance Data

I find the quality and quantity of website data about sport performance staggering. I wrote about the possibilities of secondary data analysis at the Asian Football Cup 2011. Recently I have been looking at data from the ICC Cricket World Cup and noticed this Cricinfo game summary: There is a dropped catch iconĀ  and a wicket icon that provide links to text summaries of the event. I have been looking at some rugby union sites too. Foxtel have a record of game events in Super Rugby that I have found particularly useful in tracing sequence of scores: The RSB Six Nations' website provides a data...

Partnerships, Performance and Probability

Two Test Matches have been completed in the 2010-2011 Ashes Series. The Series is offering some excellent examples of the importance of batting partnerships as foundations for winning performance. I have been collecting information about batting partnerships from Cricinfo's excellent coverage of the matches. At present there is a very clear pattern of performance. Twenty-two of Australia's partnerships to date have produced less than thirty runs for each partnership. Five partnerships have produced no runs. Five of England's partnerships have produced more than a hundred runs each. Performance in the First Test in Brisbane has developed into a trend in the Second Test...

Batting Partnerships in the Ashes' Series in Australia 2010-2011

This post was updated throughout the 2010-2011 Ashes' Series in Australia. I used data provided by Cricinfo to record partnerships in the five Test Matches played. The partnership scores in the 2010-2011 Ashes were: Fifth Test, Sydney, 3-7 January 2011 Partnerships Day 5 Partnerships Day 4 Partnerships Day 3 Partnerships Day 2 Partnerships Day 1 Fourth Test, Melbourne, 26-29 December 2010 Partnerships Day 4 Partnerships Day 3 Partnerships Day 2 Partnerships Day 1 Third Test, Perth, 16-19 December 2010 Partnerships Day 4 Partnerships Day 3 Partnerships Day 2 Partnerships Day 1 Second Test, Adelaide, 3-7 December 2010 Partnerships Day 5 Second Test Summary Partnerships Day 4 Partnership Data Day 1 Partnerships Day 4 Partnerships Day 3 Partnerships Data Day 2 First Test, Brisbane, 25-29...