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Re: Fielding Statistics
Posted by: chunkyinargyll
Date: 21/02/2017 07:51
Whilst there may not be any official fielding stats to hand (in terms of runs saved or conceded) I think coaches and fans have a pretty good idea of a players worth.

They always used to say you could add six to Derek Randall's batting average, because near certain boundaries to anyone else would be intercepted by him, and a four would only be two- or a miraculous dive at cover would prevent any runs at all- or maybe just a single.

At the other end of the scale non Middlesex fans might think Scott Newman's career batting average of 38.18 was more than respectable (plenty of batsmen have career averages around 31-33) but you should really knock six off that average, because he was such a donkey in the field. Thus his batting average suggests he was more use to his team tan he really was.

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