The sporting week in numbers

The New Zealand cricketers are in a dark place at the moment after slumping to their fifth-straight defeat. Photo / AP
The New Zealand cricketers are in a dark place at the moment after slumping to their fifth-straight defeat. Photo / AP

APNZ compiles The Sporting Week in Numbers

400,000 - Shane Cameron's boxing future might be a little cloudy after his defeat to Danny Green this week but his bank account is looking healthy. The fight was budgeted to sell around 25,000 pay per views in New Zealand and, assuming it went close to that, the Cameron camp will have banked about $400,000.

0.05 - Players and fans are outraged after league bosses outlined plans to ban shoulder charges from the game. Studies show, however, they made up only 0.05 per cent of the 142,355 tackles in this year's competition.

393 - In cricket, the only currency is runs and Peter Fulton has scored plenty this season. The 31-year-old is making a case for an international recall after scoring 393 at an average of 98.25 in his last four innings with knocks of 102, 108, 79 and 104.

2623 - He's getting closer after a recent form revival but it is still 2623 days since Michael Campbell last won a trophy.

Campbell finished eighth at the Hong Kong Open after leading heading into the final round and came on the back of his third place at last month's Portugal Masters.

21 - There are plenty of cases of players in all sports whose lights extinguish before their time. It's hoped Sam Harrison is not one of them, even though the 21-year-old has been left out of next year's 25-strong national women's hockey squad after a disappointing Olympics.

989,318 - Marina Erakovic needs a little more loose change to become the first New Zealand tennis player since Brett Steven in the mid-1990s to bank US$1 million in career earnings. The 24-year-old has won US$989,318 since turning professional in 2006.

62 - The New Zealand cricketers are in a dark place at the moment after slumping to their fifth-straight defeat. One area is hurting them badly - over the course of the five defeats in the West Indies, India and now Sri Lanka, 62 of the 100 New Zealand wickets have been taken by spinners.

8 - Since owner Roman Abramovich took over Chelsea in 2003, he has burned through eight managers. Rafa Benitez is the latest to take the poisoned chalice but at least Abramovich is learning and signed the Spaniard until the end of the season only.

138 - Grinnell College basketball side's game plan? Get the ball to Jack Taylor. The 22-year-old this week scored 138 points in his side's 179-104 victory over the Faith Baptist Bible College, sinking 52 shots from 108 attempts.

482 - The Black Caps need to trawl through a few scoreboards to find the last time they posted 482 runs in an innings, let alone a day, as the Aussie cricketers did against South Africa on the first day of the second test in Adelaide on Thursday - New Zealand made 495-7 declared against Zimbabwe in January. Michael Clarke (224), David Warner (119) and Michael Hussey (103) were all in the runs.

- APNZ

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