Sunday, 4 March 2018

Adjust points for first and second innings wins

WHAT'S THE IDEA?

Even out points received for first innings and outright wins

  • i.e. instead of 4 points for a first innings win and 6 for a outright how about 5 and 5?

DISCUSSION

Right now teams get 4 points for a first innings win and 6 points for an outright.

Presumably this is staggered so that there is some reward for pushing for a second innings result when time gets short on the last day.

Late in the season teams often complain about their limited opportunity to gain points for all sorts of reasons.

One I heard recently was that if a team is drawn against good sides in the last few rounds they may score 2 or 3 first innings wins and get 8 or 12 points (ignoring bonus points for the time being).

But rival teams drawn against weaker sides may get 2 or 3 outright wins and score 20 or 30 points.

Under the proposed change the points scored would be 10 or 15 for 2 or 3 first innings wins as opposed to 20 or 30 points for 2 or 3 outright wins.

There are some wider implications of this change.

This change would also affect all first innings wins. In all grades the first innings result is by far the most common. These would all score 5 points plus bonus points.

First innings wins that convert to outrights are about 10% of results. Teams would continue to score 10 points plus bonus points for this result.

Overturn second innings wins (team loses first innings and goes on to win second innings) are quite rare (less than 1% of results). In such cases each team would get equal points  (5 each plus bonuses) That seems slightly weird to me because the game is not a draw.

A PROPOSAL

 POINTS FOR TWO DAY MATCHES10.29 Teams in all grades will be allocated the following points for two day matches.
10.29.1 Outright win after leading on the first innings......... 10 points
10.29.2 Outright win after tie on the first innings................ 8 points
10.29.3 Outright win after trailing on the first innings.......... 5 points
10.29.4 Tie after winning on the first innings...................... 7 points
10.29.5 Tie after trailing on the first innings........................ 3 points
10.29.6 Win on the first innings......................................... 5 points
10.29.7 Outright loss after leading on the first innings......... 5 points
10.29.8 Draw or tie on the first innings............................... 2 points
10.29.9 Outright loss after tie on first innings...................... 2 points
10.29.10 Loss on first innings............................................. 0 points
10.29.11 Outright loss after trailing on the first innings......... 0 points
10.29.12 Match abandoned before any result....................... 2 points

ABM 4-Mar-2018



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