ONE DAY/T20 NO RESULTS 2013+


The CMM (Completed Match Market) in Cricket is a very volatile market with frequent big swings.  If you search for it on Twitter you'll see comments regarding it such as 'for addicts only', but this isn't actually the case.

Of course, if you happen to be lucky enough to be in the vicinity of the ground, you are likely to be in a good position, but in the absence of this, some data can be applied to trading this market.

The table below shows the no result percentages for the main county ground for each of the 18 domestic UK teams from the start of the 2013 season until 29/7/16:-

Venue

Overall

Overall

Overall

1/5/13 to 29/7/16

Matches

No Result

No Result %





Birmingham

65

10

15.38

Bristol

39

6

15.38

Canterbury

38

0

0.00

Cardiff

48

4

8.33

Chelmsford

46

3

6.52

Chester le Street

46

4

8.70

Derby

35

6

17.14

Hove

38

2

5.26

Leeds

43

5

11.63

Leicester

45

8

17.78

Lords

34

4

11.76

Manchester

48

2

4.17

Northampton

44

4

9.09

Nottingham

51

5

9.80

Oval

54

2

3.70

Southampton

50

4

8.00

Taunton

45

3

6.67

Worcester

46

7

15.22

Overall

815

79

9.69

England Regular Venues

295

28

9.49


We can see that just under 10% of overall matches ended in a no result (9.69%), and this dropped very marginally when filtering for regular England venues (9.49%).  Given variance, this 0.20% drop is very unlikely to be significant and it would be an unreasonable assumption to make that England venues (with presumably better investment in ground drainage and equipment) would have a propensity to produce more results.

Five venues had over 15% of their matches end in no-results, and it's interesting to see that four were in the Midlands - Birmingham, Derby, Leicester and Worcester.  Meteorology and drainage certainly isn't my forte but it is unlikely that this is a mere coincidence.

Southern venues (Canterbury, Chelmsford, Hove, Southampton and The Oval) all produced 8% or below no results and Canterbury, incredibly, has a track record of having all matches completed in the four-year period of the sample.

Surprisingly, Manchester, noted for having frequent rain, managed to only lose 2 of 48 matches to rain (4.17%), despite having seven matches affected by the weather.

When there was rain at Grace Road, matches were likely to result in being abandoned...

It is likely that Leicester's ability to cope with rain at Grace Road needs improvement.  Of 11 rain affected matches, only 3 were completed (27.27%) and this was significantly below the 'completed match when rain affected' overall percentage.  

In the creation of this data, I also recorded data on that 'completed match when rain affected' metric but felt this was a little too sensitive to mention currently.  

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