An investigation into whether counties with test match venues obtain an unfair advantage which enhance their performance

Galliers, Andrew (2007) An investigation into whether counties with test match venues obtain an unfair advantage which enhance their performance. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Performance in sport is an interesting topic. How is this performance, and hopefully, success achieved? Recently, big money takeovers in the boardrooms of English Premier League clubs has led to a state where the competition has been narrowed to those clubs with the biggest backing and the ability to fund the best paid players. On the smaller stage of cricket, rumblings have been made about the competitive advantage achieved by those counties with test match venues. This study analyses playing and financial data to test how far that theory is correct, and to what extent it affects the domestic game within England. The conclusions drawn were that, to some extent, the theory that financial success drives sporting success holds true and the composition of the English Premier League may soon be a template for the various cricketing competitions.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Portsmouth Business School > Accounting and Financial Management
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:14
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/501

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