From the archive (2013): @MacRob85 with insight on scouting & data analysis within a club environment. bit.ly/1elSB98. Professional. 25 Jul

. @barnsleybeast uses @tableau to investigate whether T20 cricket has affected run rates in Test cricket. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Increase? 22 Jul

An assistant performance analyst position (first team) is available at @SouthamptonFC. bit.ly/1fhAJgt. Saint. 20 Jul

From the archive: @devinpleuler analyses the efficiency of half-time substitutions. bit.ly/1My6EUO. Replacement. 18 Jul

One week left to apply for the technical scout position at @SunderlandAFC. Deadline. twitter.com/OptaPro/status… 16 Jul

Writing for @ESPNcricinfo, @rajeshstats analyses run-scoring in the final innings of Test matches. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Chase. 16 Jul

An excellent source for in-depth analysis. Anniversary. twitter.com/StatsBomb/stat… 15 Jul

. @SunderlandAFC are recruiting a full-time technical scout. bit.ly/tecscout. Opportunity. 11 Jul

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How has T20 cricket affected run rates in Test cricket?

Luke Stoughton uses Tableau to investigate whether T20 cricket has affected run rates in Test cricket.

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Has fourth-innings batting become easier?

Writing for ESPN Cricket, S Rajesh analyses run-scoring and chasing big targets in the final innings of Test matches.

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Converting dangerous passes into shots

Writing for StatsBomb, Dustin Ward analyses how frequently teams generate shots from passes into dangerous areas.

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Expected goals and evaluating performance

The New York Times speaks with OptaPro advanced analyst Johannes Harkins about expected goals and their application in the Women’s World Cup.

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Better to be direct or retain possession in the Championship?

Dave Willoughby statistically compares passing styles in the Premier League and Championship.

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