19 February 2009

How to excite a cricket statistician

'The result of a premier two club cricket match played at Palmerston North Boys' High School recently was nothing short of amazing. The Boys' High 2nd XI batted first and scored 155, United batted second and scored 155. When Boys' High came out for its second innings, they scored 169 all out and, wait for it, United did the same, 169. Ties in cricket are rare but identical scores must be akin to winning Lotto. International statisticians have heard about it and have gone all hormonal'

- Manawatu Standard, 19 February 2009

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