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Fantasy Cricket - Season 2013

 

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Details on Mad Fantasy Cricket….

 

 

James Hoskins has been running the Far from the MCC’s Fantasy Cricket since it was realised back in 2006. Nobody is quite sure of the exact formula he uses to generate player values, but it is based over several previous seasons. That is unless the individual is new to the team, in which case JMO will invent a costing factoring in head size, drinking ability, self-importance and a modicum of mathematical interaction based on the person’s potential cricketing ability.

 

The competition is based on the principal of you having 100 points to spend on 6 (six) Far from the MCC cricketers. They can consist of any mixture of batsmen, bowlers, wicket keepers or clowns. Points are awarded to each Fantasy Team based on certain criteria after a match is completed (James normally emails the latest updates on a week to week basis – unless he’s got no coverage in Iraq, Turkey, Thailand, etc etc). The winning team (highest point scorer) at the end of the year will receive a percentage of the prize money based on the number of entrants who joined the competition. James assures everyone it is not rigged….

 

For more details on the teams, scoring system, Joker system, and everything else – scroll down this page.

 

 

 

 

 

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Latest News

 

 

Punters,

 

It's been a MAD Mad season for Fantasy Cricket and the last game was no exception.

 

The delay in updating was due to the fact that I wanted to get all the Joker Information correct as it makes a huge difference to the positions in the table this year.

 

In the final game two teams played their Jokers - these were for Russell in his 'Keep Calm and Bat On' team, and for Moo's 'Sprocket and Hooch' team by default as his team was the only team not to play their allotted joker throughout the Season.

 

The final game Player Points were thus (well done for beating the Isis at last by the way... surely this sets us up for a winning season next year   :)

 

Player

Points

Ian Howarth

100

Dave Emerson

73

Chris Roberts

41

Geoff Carter

28

Andy Darley

22

Russell Turner

17

Jake Hotson

9

Martin Westmoreland

8

Mark Rundle

5

Gareth Timms

0

Thornton Smith

-10

 

 

Manager points therefore thus – with the Joker teams topping the table:

 

Manager

Team Name

Points

Moo

Sprocket And Hooch

324

Russell Turner

Keep Calm & Bat On

300

JMo

JMo's Pie

228

Giant Duck

The Platinum Howlers

219

Chris Roberts

The Mad Landlords VI

206

Paddy

Paddy's Floaters

200

Dave Shorten

Magnificent Summer Strawberrys

190

Dave Emerson

Dolly P CC

181

Mike Reeves

Cloughie's Clowns

173

James Pearson

In It To Winnit

173

Ian Leggate

The Rising Star Palavers

173

Psycho

Mick Philpotts Child-Minding Services

163

Giant Duck

The Titanium Shockers

153

Andy Darley

The Edward Nearly's

146

Jan Webster

The Specimen Jars

141

Giant Duck

The Golden Disasters

139

Gary Timms

Big Hitlers

131

Matt Bulllock

Five Quid Wasted

126

Stevie D

Perennial Underachievers

125

Dave Emerson Too

Fire Truck Redux

120

Polly Moon

MoMo Magic

117

Antony Mann

Administrative Cock-ups

105

Gary Timms

Anatidaephobes Anonymous

100

Russell Turner

The Turner-Minators

95

Andy Darley

Del's Erie Arse

90

Salad

Team Anatidaephobia

81

Nick Hill

100 Right On The Nose

73

Russell Turner

Bat Out Of Hell

71

Chris Roberts

The Mad Street Hawks

30

Moo Too

Weirdy Beardies

17

James Pearson

That's Just Not Cricket

17

Jake Hotson

Last Minute

17

 

 

Which bring us nicely on to the final status of the League Table - incredibly close in the top ten with an amazing leap by Shorten's team! But of course – it is not over yet!! Don't forget the Average points – 50 points for a batting average over 25, and 50 points for a Bowling Average of less than 15!

 

Which means (drum roll)… the winner is… Russ Turner’s  ‘The Turner-Minators!!!

 

 

 

 

NB: both the Perennial Underachievers’ and the ‘Administrative Cock-ups’ (ironically titled) were disqualified for Joker use having failed to sponsor a match.

 

 

Cheers,

 

Stan.

 

 

 

 

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League Table

 

Pos

 

Manager

Team

Points

Movement

Joker

1

The Turner-Minators

Russell Turner

3689

0

Y

2

The Mad Landlords VI

Chris Roberts

3671.5

0

Y

3

JMo's Pie

JMo

3604.5

0

Y

4

Perennial Underachievers

Stevie D

3349

0

Y

5

Administrative Cock-ups

Antony Mann

3253

0

Y

6

Keep Calm & Bat On

Russell Turner

3251

0

Y

7

Paddy's Floaters

Paddy

3236.5

1

Y

8

Anatidaephobes Anonymous

Gary Timms

3228

-1

Y

9

The Rising Star Palavers

Ian Leggate

3226

0

Y

10

Magnificent Summer Strawberrys

Dave Shorten

3179.5

0

Y

11

Five Quid Wasted

Matt Bulllock

3173

0

Y

12

The Titanium Shockers

Giant Duck

3114.5

0

Y

13

The Edward Nearly's

Andy Darley

3085

0

Y

14

The Mad Street Hawks

Chris Roberts

3084

3

Y

15

That's Just Not Cricket

James Pearson

3011.5

-1

Y

16

The Platinum Howlers

Giant Duck

3011

2

Y

17

Mick Philpotts Child-Minding Services

Psycho

3006.5

-2

Y

18

Big Hitlers

Gary Timms

2981

2

Y

19

The Specimen Jars

Jan Webster

2912.5

0

Y

20

Del's Erie Arse

Andy Darley

2869

-4

Y

21

Last Minute

Jake Hotson

2863.5

0

Y

22

Sprocket And Hooch

Moo

2820

0

Y

23

Fire Truck Redux

Dave Emerson Too

2781

0

Y

24

MoMo Magic

Polly Moon

2764

2

Y

25

100 Right On The Nose

Nick Hill

2700.5

0

N

26

Dolly P CC

Dave Emerson

2484.5

-2

Y

27

Cloughie's Clowns

Mike Reeves

2484

2

Y

28

Bat Out Of Hell

Russell Turner

2479.5

-1

Y

29

The Golden Disasters

Giant Duck

2466

-1

Y

30

In It To Winnit

James Pearson

2351.5

0

Y

31

Team Anatidaephobia

Salad

2245

0

N

32

Weirdy Beardies

Moo Too

2077.5

0

Y

 

 

 

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Final Player Points / Accrued Valuation (2013)

 

Player

 

Points

Value

Cost

Gareth Timms

658

61.50

10.7

Mark Rundle

348

49.71

7.0

Mike Reeves

834

41.91

19.9

David Shorten

367

32.77

11.2

Geoff Carter

157

30.78

5.1

Jon Newman

474

30.58

15.5

Dave Emerson

888

30.20

29.4

James Hoskins

435.5

29.83

14.6

Ian Howarth

719.5

23.82

30.2

Matt Bullock

203

20.93

9.7

James Pearson

498

20.49

24.3

Richard Hadfield

161

20.38

7.9

Chris Roberts

309.5

19.82

15.6

Russel Turner

368

19.68

18.7

Martin Westmoreland

479

18.30

26.2

Steve Dobner

294

17.72

16.6

Thornton Smith

245

14.77

16.6

Andy Darley

116

14.68

7.9

Patrick Mellor

106

13.25

8.0

Adam Ward

184

13.24

13.9

Lee Ainsworth

94

9.22

10.2

Ian Leggate

20

2.99

6.7

Nick Hill

21

2.53

8.3

Jake Hotson

17

1.73

9.8

Jan Webster

19.5

1.68

11.6

Rob Eaglestone

2

0.41

4.9

Andrew Morley

0

0.00

4.1

Ben Mander

0

0.00

6.1

Dan Edwards

0

0.00

27.3

Gary Littlechild

0

0.00

5.5

James Shaw

0

0.00

8.6

Jenner

0

0.00

12.8

Nick Hebbes

0

0.00

13.2

The Ant

0

0.00

4.3

Tony Mander

0

0.00

5.0

Stephen Parkinson

-3

-0.59

5.1

 

 

 

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List of Team Entries

 

 

Team:  Mick Philpotts Child-Minding Services

Manager:  Psycho

 

Cost

Ian Howarth

30.2

Russell Turner

18.7

Chris Roberts

15.6

James Hoskins

14.6

Gareth Timms

10.7

Mark Rundle

7.0

 

96.8

 

 

Team:  The Platinum Howlers

Manager:  Giant Duck

 

Cost

Ian Howarth

30.2

Dave Emerson

29.4

Chris Roberts

15.6

Mark Rundle

7.0

Patrick Mellor

8.0

Matt Bullock

9.7

 

99.9

 

 

Team:  The Titanium Shockers

Manager:  Giant Duck

 

Cost

Dave Emerson

29.4

Mike Reeves

19.9

Russell Turner

18.7

Chris Roberts

15.6

Andy Darley

7.9

Patrick Mellor

8.0

 

99.5

 

 

Team:  Sprocket and Hooch

Manager:  Moo

 

Cost

Ian Howarth

30.2

Martin Westmoreland

26.2

Mike Reeves

19.9

James Hoskins

14.6

Andrew Morley

4.1

THE Ant

4.3

 

99.3

 

 

Team:  Weirdy Beardies

Manager:  Moo Too

 

Cost

Martin Westmoreland

26.2

James Pearson

24.3

Gareth Timms

10.7

Jan Webster

11.6

Jake Hotson

9.8

Ian Leggate

6.7

 

89.3

 

 

Team:  The Golden Disasters

Manager:  Giant Duck

 

Cost

James Hoskins

14.6

Ian Howarth

30.2

Jon Newman

15.5

Russell Turner

18.7

Matt Bullock

9.7

Andy Darley

7.9

 

96.6

 

 

Team:  Perennial Underachievers

Manager:  Stevie D

 

Cost

Dave Emerson

29.4

Martin Westmoreland

26.2

Russell Turner

18.7

Gareth Timms

10.7

Andy Darley

7.9

Mark Rundle

7.0

 

99.9

 

 

Team:  JMO’s Pie

Manager:  JMO

 

Cost

Ian Howarth

30.2

Dave Emerson

29.4

Mike Reeves

19.9

Mark Rundle

7.0

Andy Darley

7.9

Geoff Carter

5.1

 

99.5

 

 

Team:  Del’s Erie Arse

Manager:  Andy Darley

 

Cost

Dave Emerson

29.4

Russell Turner

18.7

Jon Newman

15.5

James Hoskins

14.6

Jan Webster

11.6

Lee Ainsworth

10.2

 

100.0

 

 

Team:  Cloughie’s Clowns

Manager:  Mike Reeves

 

Cost

Ian Howarth

30.2

Dave Emerson

29.4

Jon Newman

15.5

Jan Webster

11.6

Patrick Mellor

8.0

Stephen Parkinson

5.1

 

99.8

 

 

Team:  Paddy’s Floaters

Manager:  Paddy

 

Cost

Ian Howarth

30.2

Dave Emerson

29.4

Jon Newman

15.5

Patrick Mellor

8.0

Andy Darley

7.9

Mark Rundle

7.0

 

98.0

 

 

Team:  In It To Win It

Manager:  James Pearson

 

Cost

James Pearson

24.3

Ian Howarth

30.2

Dave Emerson

29.4

Gary Littlechild

5.5

Stephen Parkinson

5.1

The Ant

4.3

 

98.8

 

 

Team:  That’s Just Not Cricket

Manager:  James Pearson

 

Cost

Gareth Timms

10.7

James Pearson

24.3

Adam Ward

13.9

Jan webster

11.6

Russell Turner

18.7

Mike Reeves

19.9

 

99.1

 

 

Team:  100 Right On The Nose

Manager:  Nick Hill

 

Cost

James Pearson

24.3

Dave Emerson

29.4

Gareth Timms

10.7

Jan Webster

11.6

Jenner

12.8

David Shorten

11.2

 

100.0

 

 

Team:  Big Hitlers

Manager:  Gary Timms

 

Cost

Dave Emerson

29.4

Russell Turner

18.7

Chris Roberts

15.6

Adam Ward

13.9

Jan Webster

11.6

Gareth Timms

10.7

 

99.9

 

 

Team:  Anatidaephobes Anonymous

Manager:  Gary Timms

 

Cost

Ian Howarth

30.2

James Pearson

24.3

James Hoskins

14.6

David Shorten

11.2

Gareth Timms

10.7

Nick Hill

8.3

 

99.3

 

 

Team:  Anatidaephobia

Manager:  Salad

 

Cost

Martin Westmoreland

26.2

Dave Emerson

29.4

Steve Dobner

16.6

Jon Newman

15.5

Patrick Mellor

8.0

The Ant

4.3

 

100.0

 

 

Team:  Keep Calm & Bat On

Manager:  Russell Turner

 

Cost

Ian Howarth

30.2

Mike Reeves

19.9

Jon Newman

15.5

James Hoskins

14.6

David Shorten

11.2

Patrick Mellor

8.0

 

99.4

 

 

Team:  Bat Out Of Hell

Manager:  Russell Turner

 

Cost

Martin Westmoreland

26.2

Russell Turner

18.7

Steve Dobner

16.6

Chris Roberts

15.6

Jon Newman

15.5

Mark Rundle

7.0

 

99.6

 

 

Team:  The Turner-Minators

Manager:  Russell Turner

 

Cost

Dave Emerson

29.4

James Pearson

24.3

Russell Turner

18.7

Gareth Timms

10.7

Matt Bullock

9.7

Mark Rundle

7.0

 

99.8

 

 

Team:  The Edward Nearly’s

Manager:  Andy Darley

 

Cost

Ian Howarth

30.2

Mike Reeves

19.9

Steven Dobner

16.6

Chris Roberts

15.6

Patrick Mellor

8.0

Mark Rundle

7.0

 

97.3

 

 

Team:  The Specimen Jars

Manager:  Jan Webster

 

Cost

Ian Howarth

30.2

Mike Reeves

19.9

Gareth Timms

10.7

Chris Roberts

15.6

David Shorten

11.2

Jan Webster

11.6

 

99.2

 

 

Team:  Momo Magic

Manager:  Polly Moon

 

Cost

James Hoskins

14.6

Jake Hotson

9.8

Martin Westmoreland

26.2

Gareth Timms

10.7

Ian Howarth

30.2

Patrick Mellor

8.0

 

99.5

 

 

Team:  The Mad Street Hawks

Manager:  Chris Roberts

 

Cost

Martin Westmoreland

26.2

James Pearson

24.3

Jon Newman

15.5

David Shorten

11.2

Gareth Timms

10.7

Andy Darley

7.9

 

95.8

 

 

Team:  The Mad Landlords VI

Manager:  Chris Roberts

 

Cost

Ian Howarth

30.2

Dave Emerson

29.4

Mike Reeves

19.9

Patrick Mellor

8.0

Mark Rundle

7.0

Geoff Carter

5.1

 

99.6

 

 

Team:  Last Minute

Manager:  Jake Hotson

 

Cost

Mike Reeves

19.9

Russell Turner

18.7

Steven Dobner

16.6

James Hoskins

14.6

Adam Ward

13.9

David Shorten

11.2

 

94.9

 

 

Team:  The Rising Star Players

Manager:  Ian Leggate

 

Cost

Ian Howarth

30.2

Dave Emerson

29.4

James Hoskins

14.6

Gareth Timms

10.7

Patrick Mellor

8.0

Ian Leggate

6.7

 

99.6

 

 

Team:  Magnificent Summer Strawberrys

Manager:  Dave Shorten

 

Cost

Ian Howarth

30.2

Dave Emerson

29.4

Russell Turner

18.7

Stephen Parkinson

5.1

Gareth Timms

10.7

Gary Littlechild

5.5

 

99.6

 

 

Team:  Administrative Cock-ups

Manager:  Antony Mann

 

Cost

Ian Howarth

30.2

Steven Dobner

16.6

James Hoskins

14.6

Mike Reeves

19.9

David Shorten

11.2

Mark Rundle

7.0

 

99.5

 

 

Team:  Five Quid Wasted

Manager:  Matt Bullock

 

Cost

Martin Westmoreland

26.2

Russell Turner

18.7

Dave Emerson

29.4

Gareth Timms

10.7

Matt Bullock

9.7

Geoff Carter

5.1

 

99.8

 

 

Team:  Dolly P CC

Manager:  Dave Emerson

 

Cost

Ian Howarth

30.2

Dave Emerson

29.4

Martin Westmoreland

26.2

Gary Littlechild

5.5

The ANT

4.3

Andrew Morley

4.1

 

99.7

 

 

Team:  Fire Truck Redux

Manager:  Dave Emerson Too

 

Cost

Martin Westmoreland

26.2

Russell Turner

18.7

Dave Emerson

29.4

Gareth Timms

10.7

Andy Darley

7.9

Gary Littlechild

5.5

 

98.4

 

 

 

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List of Available Players

 

Player

 

Cost

Ian Howarth

30.2

Dave Emerson

29.4

Dan Edwards

27.3

Martin Westmoreland

26.2

James Pearson

24.3

Mike Reeves

19.9

Russel Turner

18.7