This Blog will be about applying my mathematical background to Cricket. Statistics, data and modelling are my day job, while my hobby and passion is Cricket.
Starting from my Masters degree in Physics from Oxford (4th year was focused on simulations of Earth’s atmosphere), I then qualified as an accountant, spent seven years in Banking (where I cut my teeth on excel modelling), and am now working for a FTSE-100 retailer, doing modelling and strategy.
In 2011 I built a test match simulator – which could predict the outcome of an innings from a given starting point, based game on ball by ball probabilities, and running the simulated innings enough times to get a reasonable sample (>1,000). This was mainly for gambling, and it works.
Let’s see if I can come up with some original thoughts, and some predictions which stand the test of time.