So, the season is drawing to a blustery close, and in my 38th innings (I know, I have truly gorged myself on cricket this year) I hit the heady heights of 400 runs. I ought to be pleased, really, considering I started by batting left-handed (and with only the right-hand available for use), a total switch of styles. Of these 38 innings, four involved me actively switching from left to right-handed after 18 runs or so. The idea was that I got my eye in left-handed, then went on the attack right-handed. I had observed that I was more difficult to get out left-handed, but scored more freely right-handed.
Imagine my surprise when I did a few calculations. The following numbers take a bit of digesting, but I think you’ll cope.
Lefty incl switch: 175-16-4-14.6
Righty incl switch: 225-27-2-9
Now, plainly the switch innings are a little skewed, with only four innings counting, and there were perhaps four other innings where I intended to switch, but got out before I had the chance.
Now, do the numbers need qualification or do they simply shout ‘lefty’ at me?
There’s still time to show your support by sponsoring my season’s runs …