Admit it, you know your average.
Some players know it to the 3rd decimal place, some have a more vague idea, but we all love to know what our average is. It's such an easy way to compare players. Average over 40 with that bat and you are doing well, average under 20 with the ball and you are a star player.
But stats are increasingly having a place in helping teams win more games, and most teams can take advantage easily, even at club and school level.