In the spirit of scientific enquiry, the RCC Cavaliers took to the field against Wandsworth Cowboys on a pleasant Sunday to challenge the old adage: 'catches win matches'. Cold, hard reality or old wives' tale?
METHOD: Create lots of chances. This part of the experiment was achieved admirably, with a total of 11 catching chances created; most easy, some difficult. Of these chances, 3 were taken (27% success).
RESULTS: RCC lost emphatically however a post-match 'big data' analysis notes that an ability to occupy the crease, protect one's wicket and score runs are also strong contributing factors to winning matches.
CONCLUSION: more data required; and also that the teas were delightful, the weather was great and it was a fab day out the only a closer result could have made better :)
(Special mention to Fahad for the most optimistic shout of 'catch!' ever heard on the Heath - as I stood on the ropes and watched the ball sail a good 50 metres over my head into the treetops!! - Ed)