A warm and friendly welcome from Badgers Cricket Club – a wandering
cricket side who play only friendly cricket matches, mostly in the villages of
Surrey – and who also enjoy a yearly three day tour (for many years to the
Cotswolds, briefly to Dorset and more recently to Cheshire).
For more information about the club and this web site, take a peek at the
The site has continued to grow since it first appeared in March 2000, and in
addition to up-to-the-minute
results, scorecards, match reports,
news and fixtures, you will also
find more statistical information than you could
shake a stick at, the Badgers ‘hall of fame’, a list of
the current club officers, a sadly rather stagnant
photo gallery and links to general cricket sites and
many of the clubs that we play, or have played, against.
2 Jan 2017
As promised immediately after the dinner I have completed manual entry of
the best performances information for seasons prior to 1984,
so the only information missing now is for 1981, due to the
missing scorebook and for 1984, since I
am in the throes of entering that data into Play-Cricket and it seemed
daft to do some of it twice. In doing so I have also split the lists
across decade by decade pages, in the same way as all of the other season
by season averages, in order to keep the overall page sizes reasonable.
The Statistical Sett records details of a handful of
changes arising from
the process of building and entering the additional data. I also feel that
I should point out that all of the data involved has been collected and
entered manually, so there is every chance that it contains the odd error
The addition of this data has had a couple of side effects, in that the
decade bowling pages now include more best bowling figures on both the
official bowling tables and the
complete bowling tables, with more than
60 new entries added for the period concerned. The other area to benefit
has been the personal pages, with
those same best bowling figures showing up where appropriate and
anyone that took four or more wickets in an innings, recorded 50 or more
runs in an innings or simply recorded their best batting and/or bowling
during the first twenty-five years of the club’s existence now
showing that information in their personal best performances section.
The most obvious single beneficiary of this is the legend that is
Brian Moore, who gains
more than 150 such performances (29 batting & 122 bowling),
but the following have all seen at least a dozen new entries added –
(8 & 11),
(2 & 16),
(17 & 31),
(28 & 5),
(14 & 17),
Pete Legge and
(3 & 14),
Once I have entered the 1984 data then I also intend to add an overall
‘best performances ever’ page into the
hall of fame and thus finally replicate every table that was
included in the fortieth anniversary document.
In addition to (almost) finishing off the best performances, a process
that I only started on 27th October and had completed in almost exactly a
month, there are two other related background projects that I have also
brought to some sort of fruition for this update. These manifest
themselves on a new dynamic multi-season averages page, something that I started work
on just over five years ago and which Darrell has had access to ever since
on my local version of the site but has never found its way into the
public eye. One of the primary reasons for that, along with some
significant changes off the back of comments made by Andy Iwanozcko when
given a sneak peek all of those years ago, was that the new page
originally had no way to link back into the rest of the site and
didn’t really sit well with the standard navigation layout. For the
past year or so I have been fiddling away at trying to create a new page
modern and hopefully better able to adapt to the needs of mobile devices.
The end result is visible on that new
dynamic averages page
and I would welcome any feedback before I consider rolling it out across
the whole site.
13 Nov 2016
The annual presentation dinner took place last night (yes, I really am
posting an update the day after the event)!?
Details of who won what can be found on the
news page, along with a brief
report of proceedings, and the Hall Of Fame Trophy winners page has been updated accordingly.
Things will go quiet for a little while now but I am well on the way to
being able to provide full best performances information for
all seasons prior to 1984, having already entered the first dozen or so
seasons, the first fruits of which are already visible on some
personal pages, most notably, for
now, our esteemed chairman
and the legendary Brian Moore.
Once the process is complete then you can expect to see both individual
pages for each season, as we already have for seasons from 1985 on, and an
overall best performances ever page in the hall of fame.
Whilst on the subject of personal pages I omitted to mention with the last update that both
Alec Cochrane and
Pete Snook played often enough in 2016
(and over the previous four seasons) to end up so endowed but Daniel Ward
has lost his since he no longer meets the qualification criteria.
Whilst on the subject of omissions I should also mention that I failed to
pick up on an unusual element of the second Tadworth game, which I have rectified in the
revised match report.
Not sure exactly when the next update will be – I am currently
managing to add best performance details at a rate of one per day, but the
number of games played increases somewhat from the mid-1970s onwards
– but hopefully something useful will appear before Christmas. More
likely, given my track record, is an apologetic update just before (or
just after) the AGM, but let’s hope that for once I can offer a
little more than my existing reputation suggests.
7 Nov 2016
Cross-checking of the data is now complete – Darrell and I have even
taken the time to check against the paper scorebook entries, and correct
some of them, so my thanks to him for sharing that chore – so for
the first time ever I am now in the position to bring you the full
season report in advance of the dinner and
the distribution of awards off the back of the averages contained therein.
All of the other pages have been updated with the 2016 figures, including
all decade by decade averages pages, the
personal pages and the
individual records page.
In addition those efforts mean that you can now find
historical results for 2016 along with the
For the record the changes made as a result of the checking can be found on the
Statistical Sett page.
Not sure what the next updates will be, although there will almost
certainly be one at some time after the dinner documenting the awards made
on the night and I have started work on both entering 1984 into
Play-Cricket and building up a database of historical best performances,
so either (or both) of those might come to friution before the AGM
The older What’s New entries are
now held on separate pages, to keep this main page cleaner and smaller, and you
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