AFL 2014: Qualifying Final 2 Sydney v Fremantle

Sydney plays Fremantle today in the second preliminary final of the 2014 AFL season.

The spectroscope of Sydney’s season is:

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For Fremantle:

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The teams met once this year in Round 5 in Sydney.

The scoring pattern by quarter was:

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The data suggest a Sydney win notwithstanding the team’s defeat by Richmond in last week’s final game of the regular season.

Postscript

Sydney won this game 93 v 69.

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A Twelve Year Journey: Medal Winning at the Olympic Games

Just before the start of the London Olympics I wrote about medal predictions.

The predictions came from The Herald Sun‘s Virtual Medal Predictor.

Twenty-six days before the Games performance data suggested the following outcomes:

Te final medal table published on the London 2012 web site after the final event on Day 16 of the Games was:

It is interesting to note the trends leading up to London that underscore Great Britain’s achievements in London (data from the London 2012 web site):

Sydney 2000

Athens 2004

Beijing 2008

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 November 2010



Partnership Data Day 1

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Partnerships Day Two

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Partnerships Day 3

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Partnerships Day 4

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Partnerships Day 5

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Notes:

First Test, Australia First Innings

  • The 307-run stand between Hussey and Haddin is the fifth 300-plus partnership for the sixth wicket and the third for Australia. It is also the highest partnership at the Gabba going past the 276-run stand between Don Bradman and Lindsay Hassett in 1946. (Source)

First Test, England Second Innings

  • The 188-run stand between Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook is the seventh-highest partnership by an England opening pair in Australia. It is also the second-highest after the 203-run stand between Michael Atherton and Graham Gooch at Adelaide in 1991. (Source)
  • The 329-run stand between Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott is the highest by an England pair in Australia, and only the third instance of a 300-plus partnership for them in this country. (Source)

Photo Credits

Bradman and Stan McCabe take the field 18 November 1932

Bill O’Reilly demonstrates his famous grip, circa 1932