In 2003 a book called Moneyball argued that baseball was using outdated stats to decide how valuable the multi-million dollar players were. But how is that relevant to a club team on a Saturday afternoon?
What went wrong at Wirral CC? First game of the season and bowled out for three: eight men bowled or LBW tells you a story. It was all in their heads. Teams rarely get bowled out; they bowl themselves out.
Can you really use a bouncer if you are a medium pace club bowler? As long as you can get a ball up to chest height you are in the game, even if you are not Brett Lee. This is because the batsman can't get over the ball.
This year is going to be different. You are not going to waste your valuable net time by "having a hit" and "rolling your arm over". You are intent on practising with purpose because even at club level, the better you practice, the better you play.