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Sixth Form Lecture – Cricket as Life and Death

November 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

- Free

Dr Pete Philipson – Department of Mathematics, Physics and electrical Engineering, Northumbria University

Ahead of the 2015 Ashes series against Australia, England’s Director of Cricket stated, “It’s not about life and death, it’s a game of cricket.”

From the perspective of the batsman, however, cricket absolutely can be thought of as a battle for survival. Going out to bat is akin to ‘birth’, and the batsman then ‘lives’ until they’re dismissed and ‘die.’ In this talk, Pete will demonstrate that, following this analogy, run scoring can be analysed using techniques from survival analysis, offering richer information than the standard metric of ‘number of runs scored.’

Venue

Northumbria University
E302, Ellison Place
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 8ST GB

Organiser

NUSTEM
Email:
nustem@northumbria.ac.uk
Website:
https://nustem.uk

Venue

Northumbria University
E302, Ellison Place
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 8ST GB

Organiser

NUSTEM
Email:
nustem@northumbria.ac.uk
Website:
https://nustem.uk