Regrettably, our speaker for this event is unavoidably called away: we’ll therefore have to cancel the event. Ticket holders should have received notification from ourselves and via Eventbrite. We’re sorry for any inconvenience.
All being well, next week’s lecture will proceed as planned.
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.’