T20 STATS – Wyatt and Gunn Top 2015 Numbers; Adams and Colvin Close Behind

An exciting county T20 season culminated in a 3-way tie at the top of Division 1, with Sussex claiming the title on Net Run Rate ahead of Yorkshire and Kent.

We take a look at some of the numbers behind the season.

Centuries

Tammy Beaumont – 104*: The season’s highest score in was posted by Tammy Beaumont – carrying her bat for 104 not out, as Kent posted a massive 146/0 against sorry Surrey, who were already relegated having clocked-up the lowest ever total in County T20 history in the previous round – bowled out by Middlesex for 25.

Danni Wyatt – 102: June 14th 2015 is a date Danni Wyatt will want to remember. Having hit 89 from 54 balls in Nottinghamshire’s first match against Middlesex; she then went on to smash her way to 102 against a Somerset attack which included England’s Anya Shrubsole. It wasn’t a faultless innings (she was dropped a couple of times) but it showed just what she is capable of; although amazingly, Notts actually lost both games.

Runs

Danni Wyatt – 287: Despite playing only 6 of 8 games due to England commitments, Wyatt managed to outscore all-comers with 2 fifties (against Middlesex and Surrey) in addition to her century against Somerset. Scoring 287 runs in the season, she also topped the averages list with 57.

Georgia Adams – 243: Sussex’s stylish opener hit 3 fifties (against Somerset, Surrey and Notts) on her way to a total of 243 – over a quarter of Sussex’s season runs – at an average of 35.

5-Fors

Jenny Gunn 5/3: Nottinghamshire’s Jenny Gunn, who wouldn’t have even been playing had she not been ruled out of the Women’s Ashes Test earlier that week by a trapped nerve in her neck, single-handedly denied Kent the title as she hit 51* and then took 5/3 as Notts handed Kent their second defeat of the season in their penultimate match.

Wickets

Jenny Gunn – 15: Thanks to her 5-for v Kent, Gunn topped the wickets table with 15 at an average of just 7.

Holly Colvin – 13: The retired England spinner is making a point of enjoying her cricket these days, which has been good news for Sussex and good news for the fans… but not quite such good news for the opposition batsmen! With best figures of 4/10 v Somerset, Colvin twirled her way to 13 wickets at an average of 11 – not bad for a player whose extensive work and charitable commitments mean she is barely able to train.

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3 thoughts on “T20 STATS – Wyatt and Gunn Top 2015 Numbers; Adams and Colvin Close Behind

  1. It’s telling how few games any of these top players have played for England.

    Wow I didn’t know that about Holly Colvin but what a player she still is!

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  2. I believe in the 15/20 rule for T20 – that’s an innings of 20 runs off 15 or fewer balls is a good innings. Have 8 batsmen do that and you’ve knocked up 160. More precisely this translates into scoring at least 20 runs and achieving a scoring rate of at least 133.33.
    England players have managed this feat 50 times, meaning England have achieved it at least once in 38 of their 86 T20s (3 T20s produced no result so we’ll ignore them). They once managed it 3 times in the same T20 (against Pakistan with Rowe (29 off 15), Wyatt (41 off 29) and SJ Taylor (35 off 17)).
    Taking as a qualification having played at least 10 T20 innings and ignoring innings where a batsmen has been left not out having received less than 15 balls, the leaders in achieving “15/20” are:-
    SC Taylor 6 from 26 = 23.08%
    SJ Taylor 11 from 68 = 16.18%
    B Morgan 3 from 22 = 13.64%
    D Wyatt 4 from 31 = 12.90%
    L Greenway 7 from 60 = 11.67%
    No others achieve this in greater than 10% of their innings. Edwards is on 6 from 81 which is only 7.41%. Knight (1 from 16) is 6.25%, Winfield (1 from 12) is 8.33% and Sciver (19 innings) and Beaumont (18 innings) have never achieved it. Frankly I was staggered Greenway is in the top 5 but that just shows how perceptions and fact can often be at odds.
    England first achieved a 15/20 in their 4th T20. From this match forth, the greatest number of T20s that went by without anyone achieving it was 4 (28th, 29th, 30th and 31st, first 2 against NZ, next 2 against SL and 67th, 68th, 69th and 70th, first 3 against Aus, the other against NZ) ……….. that was until recently. It has been achieved only once in England’s last 14 T20s which includes a sequence of 12 consecutive (76th to 87th) T20s in which it did not happen. England have played 89 T20s.
    So what ? This demonstrates the curse of the slow starter, something one simply cannot afford in T20. Too many England batsmen have, of late, scored too slowly at the start of their innings, consumed numerous balls and then got out. In T20 you are either quick or dead.
    Not only has Wyatt topped scored (from only 6 innings) in the county T20 competition this season but she also appears at No4 in the above list. The list suggests that SJ Taylor, Greenway and Wyatt should in the team for Wednesday. It also suggests certain other batsmen need to buck up their approach.
    PS: England not only need to beat Australia but also the weather. Any no result and the Ashes sail on the next ship. Wednesday forecast looking dodgy !

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