Frank Duckworth delivers lecture at local school

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RSS fellow and statistician behind the famous Duckworth–Lewis method used in cricket matches gave a talk to local secondary school students, their parents and teachers at the Wellington School in Somerset.

Frank, who was awarded an MBE in 2010, gave an entertaining and fascinating insight into his life and work at the school's annual Passmore lecture, now in its 29th year and held in memory of Tom Passmore, a former student who had a passion for mathematics.

The Duckworth–Lewis method is a mathematical formulation designed to calculate the target score for the team batting second in a limited overs cricket match interrupted by weather or other circumstances. It is generally accepted to be the most accurate method of setting a target score and was adopted by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

The photograph above shows Frank Duckworth MBE with Peter Buckingham, head of mathematics at Wellington School.

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