Batting average

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Batting average is a statistic that is used in cricket and baseball measuring the batting of cricket batsmen or baseball hitters. [1]

Cricket[change | change source]

In cricket, a batsman's average is the total number of runs he has scored divided by the number of times he has been got out. The statistic can be classified by the level of the cricket. Top batsment will have separate averages for test cricket, first class cricket, one-day cricket and so on.

Baseball[change | change source]

In baseball, the batting average (BA) is defined as the number of hits divided by at bats. For example, if a player had 50 hits over 175 at bats, their batting average would be .286.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Baseball Statistics". Cosmic Baseball Association. http://www.cosmicbaseball.com/bstats17.html. Retrieved 2007-10-29.