What is Batting Average?

Batting average is a fundamental statistic in cricket and baseball, gauging a player’s performance in hitting a ball with a bat. It serves as a reliable measure to evaluate a batsman’s skills.

Calculating Batting Average

Cricket Batting Average:

  1. Select cricket in the calculator.
  2. Total runs scored.
  3. Total times the batsman was out.
  4. Divide runs by times out:Cricket Batting Average = Scored Runs / Times Out

Baseball Batting Average:

  1. Choose baseball in the calculator.
  2. Total hits achieved.
  3. Total times at bat.
  4. Divide hits by times at bats:Baseball Batting Average = Hits / Times at Bats

Interpreting Results

Cricket Batting Average:

  • Below 10: Poor batting skills
  • 10 – 20: Average
  • 20 – 30: Above average
  • 30 – 40: Good
  • 40 – 50: Very good
  • Above 50: Extraordinary

Baseball Batting Average:

  • Below .250: Poor to average
  • .250 – .275: Good to very good
  • .275 – .300: Very good
  • Above .300: Exceptional
  • Above .400: Historical achievement

Notable Figures


  • Sir Donald George Bradman: Highest average – 99.94


  • Ted Williams: Last player to hit above .400 – .406 in 1941

Useful Statistics and Tools

  • Earned Run Average (ERA) Calculator
  • Slugging Percentage (SLG) Calculator
  • On Base Percentage (OBP) Calculator
  • Walks plus Hits per Inning Pitched (WHIP) Calculator
  • Net Run Rate (NRR) Calculator
  • Magic Number Calculator

Why are Batting Statistics Useful?

Batting averages and related statistics provide a straightforward assessment of individual and team skills. These metrics, along with tools like the winning percentage calculator and odds calculator, aid in predicting team performance and refining training strategies for players.

Whether you’re a fan, a coach, or a player, understanding batting averages enhances your appreciation and analysis of the game. Use these tools to delve into the world of cricket and baseball statistics and elevate your game to the next level!