The sporting week in numbers

Valerie Adams notched up her 37th consecutive win at an event in Lucerne this week. Photo / Getty Images.
Valerie Adams notched up her 37th consecutive win at an event in Lucerne this week. Photo / Getty Images.

The sporting week in numbers compiled by APNZ

44.15 - The speed in knots Team New Zealand achieved in their latest `race' in the America's Cup. That's close to 82 km/h achieved in 18-20 knots of wind. It was just a shame they weren't competing against anyone at the time.

4 - The number of associations Jesse Ryder negotiated with before settling on playing for Otago in next year's domestic cricket season. Ryder has decided the time is right to push for a recall to the New Zealand side.

48.35 - The time it took British rider Chris Froome to scale Mt Ventoux in the Tour de France this week. It was the second-fastest ride in history (behind disgraced rider Lance Armstrong) casting doubt over whether he achieved it legally.

3 - Four newcomers, including three teenagers, have been named in the Tall Blacks squad to tour China. Mauriohooho Le'afa was handed a singlet and, at 16, might be the youngest player ever selected for the national men's team.

37 - Valerie Adams notched up her 37th consecutive win at an event in Lucerne this week. The two-time Olympic champion is hoping to add a fourth consecutive world title at next month's world championships in Moscow.

13,717 - Mathew Sinclair, who retired this week, scored 13,717 runs at first-class level at an average of 48.64. He plundered 36 hundreds and 68 half-centuries, but struggled to translate this to the international level.

1999 - This weekend the Reds will not only have to overcome a Crusaders side which welcomes back Richie McCaw after his sabbatical, but also history considering they haven't won in Christchurch since 1999.

8 - Queensland won their eighth straight State of Origin series on Wednesday night to re-confirm their place as the best side in Origin history. Fortunately they showed a little more form than a rotund, tanned and greased streaker.

85 - Waikato opened their rugby season with an 85-0 win over Horowhenua-Kapiti in their Ranfurly Shield game on Wednesday. It was also the last game in Waikato colours before former All Black Brendon Leonard play takes up a contract playing in Italy.

2 - Benji Marshall sought a release from the final two years of his Wests Tigers contract so he can switch to rugby union at the end of the NRL season. The Blues, Waratahs and Rebels are among the suitors and he's also been linked with a move into sevens.

- APNZ

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