A Strange Cricketing Happening

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A Strange Cricketing Happening

Post by simon redshaw » Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:50 am

Here's a a strange one!

On Thursday, two matches were started in the County Championship. One was in Division 1. The other in Division 2.

The matches were Sussex vs Kent and Essex vs Gloucestershire.

At the end of the day's play in both matches, the scores were identical after the same amount of overs. What are the odds on that happening again! Spooky!

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Post by Jess » Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:37 am

BelperJon wrote:G'day Simon,

I'd say the odds are about the same as a Pakistani fielder kicking the ball up a drainage pipe. :wink:
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Post by simon redshaw » Sat Jul 15, 2006 2:38 pm

I didn't see that but sounds funny all the same!! :lol: :lol: I bet the ball smelt a bit afterwards! :lol:

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Post by Sim » Sat Jul 15, 2006 7:38 pm

Really, thats odd, that really is strange i mean what are the odds, really, is there anyone here who culd work that out please? I can't :D :(
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Post by Jess » Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:06 pm

Sim wrote:Really, thats odd, that really is strange i mean what are the odds, really, is there anyone here who culd work that out please? I can't :D :(
i probably could, but i could never be bothered
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Post by DCat » Sun Jul 16, 2006 10:47 am

Could well be in the realms of infinite improbability. Or possibly not.
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Post by Kinoulton » Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:50 am

Without going too deeply into it, I would guess something like:

(150 * 150) / 2

Which means 1 chance in 11,250.

But that's just to get the identical number of runs. If the wickets fallen were the same too, it would be much higher.
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