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GPS: Gabba Partnership Skyline 2

The first innings of Australia and England concluded before the end of play on Day 2 at the Gabba in the 2013-2014 Ashes Series. Australia's...

GPS: Gabba Partnership Skyline 1

The 2013-2014 Ashes Series started yesterday in Brisbane. I have become particularly interested in batting partnerships as indicators of a team's progress. This is the...

Innovation: impact or distraction in high performance sport?

Introduction I have been invited to present a guest lecture to students in the High Performance Sports Management unit at the University of Canberra. The topic...

The Visual Analytic Turn

Seventeen years ago, Usama Fayyad, Gregory Piatesky-Shapiro and Padhraic Smyth wrote: Across a wide variety of fields, data are being collected and accumulated at a...

Tom and Chris

Introduction I read Peter Berger's Invitation to Sociology a decade after its publication. I was fascinated by his discussion of the sociological imagination and his characterisation...

Togetherness

One of my morning digital feeds brings me the Cowbird story of the day. Today, I read Sam Graham-Felsen's The Boat Kids of Jambiani. In...

Roger and Decision Review Systems

Introduction The 2013 Ashes Series in England has provided abundant opportunities to consider the role of a decision review system (DRS) in cricket specifically and...

Decisions and Curves

Introduction Yesterday I wrote two cricket posts. The first was about the Decision Review System (DRS). The second was about Australia's batting partnerships. Decisions and Partnerships...

Shifting the Curve?

The Third Ashes Test starts at Old Trafford today. In the first two Tests, half of all the partnerships in the Australian innings have been...

Decision Review

Introduction A new Decision Review System (DRS) is being trialled by the International Cricket Council (ICC) at the Third Ashes Test at Old Trafford. The...