Tony Lewis (mathematician)

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Anthony John Lewis
Born (1942-02-25) February 25, 1942 (age 75)
Bolton, Lancashire
Occupation Mathematician
Known for Duckworth–Lewis method

Anthony John Lewis MBE (born 25 February 1942 in Bolton, Lancashire)[1] is a mathematician who, along with Frank Duckworth, developed the Duckworth–Lewis method of resetting targets in interrupted cricket matches.[2][3]

Lewis received degrees in mathematics and statistics from Sheffield University in the 1960s.[4] In January 2008, he retired as a lecturer in Quantitative Research Methods from Oxford Brookes University. He was formerly a lecturer at the University of the West of England where the Duckworth–Lewis method originated from an undergraduate final-year project. He is also a former chairman of the Western Operational Research Discussion Society[citation needed] and was a keynote speaker at the Second IMA International Conference on Mathematics in Sport in 2009.[4]

Lewis was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2010 Birthday Honours.[5]


  1. ^ "Tony Lewis - England". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Longmore, Andrew (16 May 1999), "First Night: Duckworth–Lewis: The odd couple getting even with the weather", The Independent, London, retrieved 25 May 2010 
  3. ^ Richards, Huw (18 February 2003), "How two statisticians became stars", New York Times, retrieved 25 May 2010 
  4. ^ a b IMA Mathematics in Sport conference web site.
  5. ^ "No. 59446". The London Gazette (Supplement). 12 June 2010. p. 19. 

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