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Week 11 Match Reports

‘A’ Section

TEAM

P

W

D

L

FOR

AGT

PTS

AVE

1

Ab. Utd. ‘B’

11

9

1

1

480

367

55

14.54

2

Spread Eagle

11

8

0

3

470

380

45

14.24

3

The Fox

11

7

0

4

439

375

45

13.30

4

Old Masters

11

7

0

4

442

374

44

13.39

5

College Oak

11

7

2

2

451

387

43

13.66

‘B’ Section

TEAM

P

W

D

L

FOR

AGT

PTS

AVE

1

Ab. Con. Club

11

5

1

5

414

404

31

12.54

2

Ab.Legion

11

5

1

5

399

402

31

12.09

3

Ab. Utd. ‘C’

11

2

2

7

332

418

20

10.06

4

Ab. Utd. ‘A’

11

1

1

9

257

418

9

7.78

5

Penlon

11

0

0

11

266

415

7

8.06

Game reports.

Ab. Con. Club beat The Fox 4-2 with leg scores of 14-13, 12-17, 11-10. For Con. Club T.Barrett 12 & J.Castle 7. J.Sims & R.North each hit a ‘Ted Rogers’. I’m sure you can work that one out. For The Fox N.Weston 12, B.Parker 10, N.Nuttall 8 & M.Sheridan.

College Oak beat Ab. Utd. ‘A’ 6-0 with leg scores of 15-9, 17-5, 18-10. For The Oak F.Tracey ‘delivered’ 12 dolls, S.Enock & D.Cross 10 each, P.Soden & L.Clapton 9 each. Their 50 dolls was their highest total of the season. In reply for Utd. ‘A’ Jim & Dave Warrell 7 each. M.Ashmall scored just 2 dolls. He actually hit the ceiling more times than he hit the doll.

Old Masters beat Ab. Utd. ‘C’ 6-0 with leg scores of 13-12, 16-7, 16-9. For OM J.Barguss 12, A.Woolloff 10, T.Downes & M.Hall 8 each & G.Barguss 7. For Utd. ‘C’ S.Martin top scored with 10.

Spread Eagle beat Ab.Legion 6-0 with leg scores of 17-10, 17-8, 13-12. For The Spread J.Simmons 13, J.Bowler & G.Brown 11 each. For The Legion C.Brind 10 & N.Hazell 8. The Spreads 47 dolls was their highest total of the season while The Legions 30 was their lowest.

In the ‘A’ section it looks as if it’s all about the runners up spot as Ab. Utd. ‘B’ extended their lead to 10 points after a 6-0 win over The Penlon. For Utd. ‘B’ D.Bowler & I.Morrison 10 each, T.Ward & D.Davies 8 each. For Penlon T.Lach & the one armed M.Jeffries 7 each.

Regards

Tosh

p.s. I will try to get through the singles tonight as quickly as possible, but some of you will not get a game but that can’t be avoided. Good luck to all.

p.p.s. Anyone want a second hand set of sticks with bag for free, come and see me.

p.p.p.s. Matt ‘The Quizzer’ Ashmall will be holding a Quiz Night on Friday 10th Feb in the Club at 8.00 p.m.. There are cash prizes up for grabs. The club would appreciate your support. For more info speak to Matt.

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League Averages

League Averages

I spoke a while back about how the committee decide which teams go up or down a section. It got me thinking, particularly after I overheard someone say that they believed the standard of Aunt Sally to have been better in years before.

It’s always difficult to quantify when or if a certain era was better or for scores in any competitive game. Sure some teams can dominate for long periods and anecdotal evidence always proves the point. Everyone looks back on their careers as perhaps being the best for scores and the breaking of records.

These days because the reporting and results are widely published it’s easy to see what the state of the leagues is.

This post is going to be broken down into two because post 2006 all the results, teams and top dolls are in the digital domain for anyone to look at. After that it becomes more difficult. I’ve got hold of quite a few results sheets from way back when, but it will take me a while to sift through and collate.

For the purposes of this post I’m referring to years 2007 to 2011 summer season only.

What does a team’s leg average need to be consistently to be in the premier or A section?

P

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

2007

21.33

18.35

14.41

12.95

12.28

9.83

6.24

8.62

5.33

2008

21.85

17.26

12.64

12.71

10.67

10.78

7.69

8.16

6.63

2009

21.98

16.71

14.40

12.91

12.42

9.93

9.40

8.64

6.41

2010

21.76

17.33

14.98

13.03

11.26

10.31

8.53

8.56

8.17

2011

21.69

17.86

14.84

13.17

12.12

11.52

9.99

8.63

7.17

I took the total number of dolls for every team in each league. And divided by 18 games and then divided it by 3 for the legs.

As you can see the totals remain pretty static for the 5 years that we have data for. If as a team you can average 22 dolls a leg then you will easily make the Premier section. It’s also interesting to note the difference between team averages roughly 2 or 3 dolls per league.

What about the hallowed end of year top ten dolls. How many would you think you would need to get to get into the top 10 of your section?

Top Dolls

P

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

2007

154

131

117

118

115

88

63

76

52

2008

161

131

113

111

88

98

65

72

62

2009

161

129

122

106

109

84

82

72

52

2010

162

126

144

110

97

88

75

86

72

2011

161

137

129

110

110

94

93

77

66

I got the above table by taking the top 10 dolls from the last 5 years. Again the numbers appear fairly static. 110 dolls would see you at the top of the C and D section this year.

Perhaps a more accurate comparison of team dolls can be shown below

Team Average

P

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

2007

1152

991

778.4

699.4

663.3

530.7

336.7

465.7

287.9

2008

1180

932.2

682.6

686.6

576.1

582.2

415.4

440.9

358

2009

1187

902.2

777.6

696.9

670.9

536.2

507.6

466.4

346.3

2010

1175

935.8

809

703.5

608.2

556.8

460.4

462.4

441.3

2011

1171

964.4

801.2

711

654.7

622.3

539.7

466.2

387.3

These numbers are the total number of dolls for the section divided by the number of teams. It gives a better indication as to whether or not the standard of play is better or worse. I think you’ll agree there isn’t much movement here, apart from section H where the standard has got better.

Finally to give some perspective, its all very well averaging out all the scores to give a nice linear pattern. But what are the differences between the top and the bottom.

TAM-League_Dolls_2007_2011.jpg

It’s quite obvious that there is a marked difference between those in the top half and those in the bottom.

As I’ve said before this only really goes back as far as 2007. It’s going to take me some time to go thru the paper copies of years gone by, but it’s something I will do.

What do you think?

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Week 10 Match Reports

‘A’ Section

TEAM

P

W

D

L

FOR

AGT

PTS

AVE

1

Ab. Utd. ‘B’

10

8

1

1

440

343

49

14.66

2

The Fox

10

7

0

3

399

338

43

13.30

3

Spread Eagle

10

7

0

3

423

350

39

14.10

4

Old Masters

10

6

0

4

397

346

38

13.23

5

College Oak

10

6

2

2

401

363

37

13.36

‘B’ Section

TEAM

P

W

D

L

FOR

AGT

PTS

AVE

1

Ab. Legion

10

5

1

4

369

355

31

12.30

2

Ab. Con. Club

10

4

1

5

377

364

27

12.56

3

Ab. Utd. ‘C’

10

2

2

6

304

373

20

10.13

4

Ab. Utd. ‘A’

10

1

1

8

233

368

9

7.76

5

Penlon

10

0

0

10

242

375

7

8.06

Game reports.

Ab. Utd. ‘B’ beat Ab. Legion 6-0 ( their first 6-0 defeat of the season). The leg scores were 14-12, 12-9, 17-12. For Utd. ‘B’ D.Bowler & D.Davies 12 each, D.Holmes & I.Morrison 8 each. The Legions 33 dolls was their lowest total of the season. For The Legion C.Brind 9, N.Hazell & D.Sapey 8 each.

The Fox beat Ab. Utd. ‘C’ 4-2 with leg scores of 7-8, 15-13, 14-11. For The Fox B.Parker 12 & N.Nuttall included a blob in his 7. For Utd. ‘C’ A.Gregory & S.Martin 8 each.

College Oaks lowest total of the season (34) was enough to overcome Ab. Con. Club 4-2. The leg scores were 13-8, 9-16, 12-11. For The Oak A.Pocock 9, S.Enock & L.Clapton 7 each. For Con. Club T.Barrett 10, J.Castle & P.Wiblin 7 each.

An embarrassingly poor performance by Old Masters was just enough to beat Penlon 4-2. The leg scores were (you won’t believe this) 7-6, 9-6, 7-10. For OM J.Barguss top scored with 8 dolls. OM’s 23 dolls was their lowest in the last 5 seasons ( I have the records to prove it ). For Penlon T.Lach top scored with 7.

Spread Eagle beat Ab. Utd. ‘A’ 6-0 with leg scores of 12-7, 10-8, 16-10. For The Spread G.Brown 10, J.Simmons 9 & J.Bowler 7. For Utd. ‘A’ Jon Warrell top scored with 10 dolls. J.Bussey managed just 1 doll. You need to get yourself down to Specsavers Joe. If you want a lift, us Old Masters are running a mini-bus.

What a strange night of Aunt Sally. A night that saw J.Simmons failing to hit double figures for the first time this season. Unlikely blobs for the likes of G.Barguss, N.Nuttall, N.Weston & B.Clapton ( well maybe not so unlikely for Brian ), and an absolutely appalling performance from Old Masters. ‘ It’s a funny old game’, that’s why we will all be up for it again this week.

Regards

Tosh

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Week 8 Match Reports

ABINGDON & DISTRICT W.A.S.L.

‘A’ Section

TEAM

P

W

D

L

FOR

AGT

PTS

AVE

1

Ab. Utd. ‘B’

9

7

1

1

397

310

43

14.70

2

The Fox

9

6

0

3

363

306

39

13.44

3

Old Masters

9

5

0

4

374

324

34

13.85

4

Spread Eagle

9

6

0

3

385

325

33

14.25

5

College Oak

9

5

2

2

367

328

33

13.59

‘B’ Section

TEAM

P

W

D

L

FOR

AGT

PTS

AVE

1

Ab.Legion

9

5

1

3

336

312

31

12.44

2

Ab. Con. Club

9

4

1

4

342

330

25

12.66

3

Ab. Utd. ‘C’

9

2

2

5

272

337

18

10.07

4

Ab. Utd. ‘A’

9

1

1

7

208

330

9

7.70

5

Penlon

9

0

0

9

220

352

5

8.14

Game reports.

Uummm. Who can I can take the rise out of this week.

Ab. Utd. ‘C’s first 6-0 win of the season came against Penlon with leg scores of 12-7, 8-7, 11-7. For Utd. ‘C’ A.Gregory 9 & S.Martin 8. In reply for Penlon T.Lach top scored with 7.

Old Masters beat Ab. Utd. ‘A’ 6-0 with leg scores of 14-9, 15-8, 14-8. For OM T.Downes 11, G.Barguss & A.Woolloff 10 each & J.Barguss 8. For Utd. ‘A’ Dave ‘The Fox’ Warrell hit 9 dolls.

Spread Eagle beat College Oak 5-1 with leg scores of 14-14, 15-14, 15-9. This was The Oaks’ heaviest defeat of the season. For The Spread J.Simmons 12, G.Brown 11, S.Kinnaird, J.Bowler & J.Driver 7 each. For The Oak L.Clapton 9, S.Enock & D.Cross 8 each & P.Soden 7.

A very close game saw Ab. Con. Club beat Abingdon Legion 4-2 with leg scores of 10-10, 14-14, 15-13. For Con. Club T.Barrett 10, P.Wiblin 9, J.Castle & M.Haynes 7 each. For The Legion C.Brind 11, D.Sapey 8 & N.Tait 7.

Another close game saw Ab. Utd. ‘B’ come from behind to beat The Fox 4-2 and so extend their lead at the top. The leg scores were 15-16, 14-13, 14-11. For Utd. ‘B’ D.Holmes & D.Bowler 10 each, I.Morrison 9 & D.Davies 8. For The Fox D.Butler & N.Weston 11 each, B.Parker 9 & N.Nuttall 8. R.Nicholls throwing like an arthritic Norwegian down hill skier managed just 1 doll. Thought I’d forgotten hadn’t you.

Regards

Tosh

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TOP DOLLS (Match 8)

TOP DOLLS

‘A’ Section

Player

M

Dolls

Ave.

1

J.Simmons

8

98

4.08

2

B.Parker

8

91

3.79

3

T.Downes

8

87

3.62

4

L.Clapton

7

81

3.85

5

D.Davies

8

74

3.08

6

D.Bowler

8

70

2.91

7

D.Butler

7

67

3.19

8=

P.Soden

8

65

2.70

8=

G.Barguss

7

65

3.09

10

D.Holmes

7

63

3.00

‘B’ Section

Player

M

Dolls

Ave

1

T.Barrett

8

79

3.29

2

C.Brind

7

70

3.33

3

N.Tait

8

63

2.62

4

S.Martin

8

62

2.58

5=

P.Ealey

8

61

2.54

5=

P.Wiblin

8

61

2.54

7

D.Sapey

8

59

2.45

8

J.Castle

8

58

2.41

9

D.Harris

8

54

2.25

10

T.Lach

7

50

2.38

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