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Scorer’s Notes Archive

Devereux: Ranking All Over The World

51allout explores where Devereux ranks in the pantheon of all time greats. Mainly by using someone else’s work.

The Cook Retort

We throw down a gauntlet. Will Alastair Cook pick it up?

No Comments | June 4, 2015 | | Opinion, Scorer's Notes, Tests | Tags: , , ,

Botham’s Eleven

No, that title’s not a reference to the number of close fielders Sir Ian wants at any one time, but instead a rubbish pun on a film from a few years back. The actual article is about looking at English all-rounders. And weeping softly.

Stepping Up To Open Up

Batting at number three is basically the same as opening, right? Especially if the walking wicket of Alastair Cook is above you in the order.

4 Comments | April 29, 2015 | | Opinion, Scorer's Notes, Tests | Tags: , , , , ,

The Hundred Club

51allout acknowledges a spectacular achievement as Alastair Cook reaches 700 days without a Test hundred.

3 Comments | April 26, 2015 | | Scorer's Notes, Tests | Tags: , ,

The 51allout Botham/Anderson Chart Spectacular!

Jimmy Anderson’s overtaking of Sir Ian Botham’s record led some to party in the streets. Not us. We weren’t invited to the party so stayed home and did charts instead.

4 Comments | April 18, 2015 | | Scorer's Notes | Tags: , ,

Good Old Watson! You Are The One Fixed Point In A Changing Age!

51allout investigates the mystery of the Hound of the Baskervilles. If Shane Watson is the hound and Baskervilles is a place where no-one ever scores any bloody Test hundreds.

No Comments | January 13, 2015 | | Opinion, Scorer's Notes | Tags: , ,

Making A Contribution

We’ve come up to with a methodology to assess which England players are pulling their weight. And yet we managed to avoid making a single joke about Samit Patel. 51allout is growing up.

The Three Halves Of Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell Johnson: exactly how good has he been? And how did it happen?

1 Comment | April 10, 2014 | | Scorer's Notes | Tags: , ,

Balls? Balls!

A dull day in the office is invariably improved by messing around.

No Comments | March 7, 2014 | | Scorer's Notes | Tags: , ,