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Doing the maths
Leprechaun (IP Logged)
15 September, 2017 16:46
To make things easy for us all here is the calculation for what we need for the next two games. We could be relegated. We could be second. Just saying

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Re: Doing the maths
Jonathan Winsky (IP Logged)
15 September, 2017 18:47
The tie-breakers for sides level on points are (in order of importance): most wins, fewest defeats, most points from head-to-head results, most wickets taken, and most runs scored.

Therefore, it is costly that Middlesex have only won twice, whereas Yorkshire and Somerset have won three times. However, we have the advantage when it comes to fewest defeats, meaning that if we beat Lancashire at Lord’s while Yorkshire and Somerset fail to win next week, then not only would that be very helpful to our points tally going into our final match, but it would it would also give us an advantage in the tie-breakers.

It won’t be possible for us to finish level on points, wins and defeats with Somerset, although it could happen between ourselves and Yorkshire. We would have the advantage in that scenario, as our two meetings this season saw us take an aggregate of 33 points to Yorkshire’s 14.

Re: Doing the maths
BarmierKev (IP Logged)
15 September, 2017 19:37
And those two points deducted. Don't get me started!

Barmy Kev
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Re: Doing the maths
BeefyRoberts (IP Logged)
15 September, 2017 20:27
2 poison arrow points can cost us by no fault of our own.

Re: Doing the maths
Leprechaun (IP Logged)
22 September, 2017 17:31

Re: Doing the maths
Fozzie (IP Logged)
22 September, 2017 18:09 reckoning is that if Somerset beat us that will make up the 16 point gap between us, and they would then also have the advantage of having one more victory than us. So it would all come down to bonus points gained in the match - and although Essex managed it today, it is unlikely that a winning team would gain less bonus points thanthe their defeated opponents. So it's definitely a must not lose scenario for us.

It's good to see Hampshire in the mix as well, though, and Warwickshire's performance against Yorkshire suggests that they may not be the pushover that Hampshire would hope for.

Re: Doing the maths
22 September, 2017 18:18
We could still finish 2nd (I think!)

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