Badgers Cricket Club
Affiliated to the CCC
What’s New Archive 2018
This page provides a repository of all the old What’s New entries for 2018,
in reverse chronological order. If you really have a desire for
entries, then the links below will get you access to all those that I’ve
saved. They are unlikely to be of any great interest, but do provide a picture
of how the site has developed over the just over eighteen years it has been here.
19 May 2018
The new season finally got underway at a new opponent in Old Wimbledonians
who were welcoming but perhaps a little too giving on the field of play.
The usual summarised details of the game can be found on the
results page along with
a statistical notes only
the traditional pertinent elements from the
and the new-fangled
full fat scorecard.
I would be astonished but surprisingly grateful to receive any comments on
the latter, or indeed on the new layout and navigation that it and the
dynamic averages page display.
Rolling the site over to the new season involves regenerating every page
and tweaking some of the background plumbing, although nearly all of it is
automated in some way, so if you find any errors do please let me know.
12 May 2018
PLEASE NOTE that our scheduled opposition for this coming Sunday were
unable to put out a team and thus we have our first fixture change of the
season, with an inaugural visit to
PLEASE ALSO NOTE the slightly earlier start time of one thirty and that
there are two sports grounds on Coombe Lane so use the house number to
identify exactly where the ground is since the postcode falls between the
two. Both the Google Map with the
locations of our opponents and the fixtures page have
Sadly the 2018 season has not yet got underway, with the weather
causing the cancellation of the Beechwood game and a scheduling cock-up
resulting in no game in the glorious sunshine last weekend. Darrell
convinced me at the barbecue that I should spend the time freed up by the
loss of the first game to complete the missing statistical notes only
rather than spending it on a couple of technical pieces of work that I
would much rather have concentrated on.
A couple of errors in the last update to report in that I forgot to update
the list of trophy winners to add the
2017 recipients (although at this remove neither Mark nor I can remember
who received the Frank Butt Cup, so if you have it in your possession then
please shout) and at some point over the winter I introduced an error in
the season averages that meant that anyone who scored a fifty or hundred,
or took a five wicket haul, prior to 1984 got triple credit for it. The
latter issue will only have surfaced when displaying the Batting table in
the dynamic averages page since that information is not (yet) included
in any of the static tables on the site and I have not tried to squeeze
the five wicket details onto the already busy display of the
lifetime Bowling statistics.
27 Apr 2018
With the new season just around the corner I have finally managed to get
the fixtures page up to date, replete
with map links, and I’ve created the now usual Google map with the
locations of our 2018 opposition. Hopefully see most of you either
at the BBQ tomorrow or the match on Sunday (weather permitting).
22 Apr 2018
Bursts of activity around the awards dinner, the AGM and the Easter break
were insufficient for me to get things back in order, but the looming 2018
season has provided just enough impetus for me to get some sort of update
out of the door. The guilt I felt over the fact that the site lay dormant
for the last three months of the 2017 season because I couldn’t find
the time to get caught up after a variety of issues put me behind the
curve wasn’t quite enough to get the site to a point where I felt
happy to publish what I had achieved in the interim.
The major fruit of the recent efforts is the
season report for 2017
and there are also statistical notes only
match reports up to and
including the Ham & Petersham game at the end of August. Whether the
September games will end up with their details completed before the new
season starts has to be in serious doubt now.
The whole of the site has been updated with the 2017 figures, including
all decade by decade averages pages, the
personal pages and the
individual records page.
In addition those efforts mean that you can now find
historical results for 2017 along with the
Because of the way I process the scorebook data these days there were no
changes made as a result of the collation of the data for the season, but
you can find all of the week-by-week queries that I have documented (which
like the Statistical Notes are missing or incomplete for the last month or
so of the season) in the Statistical Sett.
In the early part of last summer I had been hammering away in the
background working on one or two new elements for the site, and the first
fruit of one element of those labours can be seen in a new
full scorecards page. This is still very
much a work in progress, so all comments welcome, but once the new format
has been ironed out I am in a position to produce the same information for
all seasons from 2014 onwards.