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Fantasy Cricket - Season 2014

 

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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 to the ‘Rules of Combat’.

 

 

 

 

 

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Latest News

 

 

Punters,

 

Last update before Tour so we all know where we are. One correction to last week was Homer's three catches instead of the recorded two – updated and catered for.

 

Right, the Middleton game Player Points relatively low:

 

Player

Points

Russell Turner

40

David Shorten

35

Gareth Timms

25

Matt Bullock

24

Jake Hotson

23

Ian Howarth

16

Patrick Mellor

16

Chris Roberts

14

Geoff Carter

2

Mike Reeves

2

 


Which meant correspondingly low Manager Points that aren't going to change much – no Jokers played:

 

Managers

Team Names

Match Points

Twinks

Steve's Argumentative Team Selection (SATs)

116

Kim

A New Hope

115

Russ

Bat Out Of Hell

114

Moo

Moo Who

107

Giant Duck

Billy's Bullshit Collective

105

Psycho

C an't U nderstand N owt T horn  S ays

104

Russ

Turner-Minators II

104

Sir Gonzo

Moose Jaw Muppets

100

Lego

The Invisible Bat

91

Thorn

Spina's XI

91

Stan

The Spinner

88

Stan

Mongoose

77

Russ

Mystic20 Blast

77

George

Tergus on Salix

77

Paddy

The C U Next Tuesdays

77

Ralph

The Ralphamales

75

Giant Duck

Hadfield Killed His Nanny

75

Timms

With Aplomb

74

Cloughie

Batting at 5 (B)

72

BeerMatt

DCUK

67

Lego

The Invincible Bat

65

Salvador

Lack Toes Intolerant

65

Bob

Bob's All Stars

65

Baseball Nick

Three Slips and a Gully

64

Geoff

George's Outsiders

64

Timms

Rainbows of Gasoline

62

Jan

Webster's Marmite Battery Egg

62

Twinks

4 Eggs 1 Basket

60

Fats

Fats 'Domino'

56

Salvador

You Can Lead A Horse

54

Lucan

Lucan's Merkins

53

Psycho

Dude, Where's my Plane?

42

Salvador

Correct Horse Battery Staple

41

Ant

Older and Madder

41

Jakester

Crunch of Bunts

40

Lucan

The Shinanigan's

40

Reading

The Unknowns

39

Fats

Fats 'Waller'

37

Polly

The Fluffy Kittens

37

Emerson

Stinkfinger Investigation Unit

37

Salad

The Waldorf Six

37

Cloughie

Batting at 5 (A)

35

Jan

Webster Anchovy Paste Weapon

32

Moo

Boycott's Mum Could Do Better

27

Thorn

Backward Facing Chamfer

18

Bob

Bob's All Rounders

16

Diamond

The Arsehole Jamboree

2

BeerMatt

Nul Points

0

 

 

But the next game at Brasenose against Islip produced some interesting figures. Player points somewhat one sided with Shorten's amazingly brilliant knock batting at six:

 

Player

Points

David Shorten

183

Gareth Timms

21

Chris Roberts

18

James Hoskins

17

Martin Westmoreland

6

Thornton Smith

6

Geoff Carter

4

Russell Turner

0

Patrick Mellor

-2

Mike Reeves

-20

 

 

Which meant anyone with Shorten in their team has done some leap frogging but none more than Hislop's Featured Manager of The Week – Baseball Nick having selected to play his Joker netting a big score which was only dented by not many wickets being taken and Reevsie having a 'mare:

 

Managers

Team Names

Match Points

Baseball Nick

Three Slips and a Gully

615

Timms

With Aplomb

239

Sir Gonzo

Moose Jaw Muppets

221

Lego

The Invincible Bat

218

Twinks

4 Eggs 1 Basket

210

Ralph

The Ralphamales

206

Twinks

Steve's Argumentative Team Selection (SATs)

204

Fats

Fats 'Waller'

204

Giant Duck

Billy's Bullshit Collective

201

Kim

A New Hope

200

Russ

Bat Out Of Hell

200

Thorn

Spina's XI

200

Giant Duck

Hadfield Killed His Nanny

200

Lego

The Invisible Bat

198

Emerson

Stinkfinger Investigation Unit

193

Timms

Rainbows of Gasoline

190

Jan

Webster's Marmite Battery Egg

184

Reading

The Unknowns

184

Cloughie

Batting at 5 (A)

183

Stan

Mongoose

180

Polly

The Fluffy Kittens

180

George

Tergus on Salix

180

Salad

The Waldorf Six

163

Russ

Mystic20 Blast

161

Lucan

Lucan's Merkins

161

Salvador

Correct Horse Battery Staple

44

Stan

The Spinner

27

Bob

Bob's All Stars

27

Jan

Webster Anchovy Paste Weapon

26

Moo

Moo Who

25

BeerMatt

DCUK

25

Salvador

You Can Lead A Horse

24

Paddy

The C U Next Tuesdays

22

Psycho

C an't U nderstand N owt T horn  S ays

21

Thorn

Backward Facing Chamfer

21

Diamond

The Arsehole Jamboree

21

Psycho

Dude, Where's my Plane?

19

Russ

Turner-Minators II

19

Jakester

Crunch of Bunts

17

Geoff

George's Outsiders

17

Lucan

The Shinanigan's

17

Cloughie

Batting at 5 (B)

15

Bob

Bob's All Rounders

15

Moo

Boycott's Mum Could Do Better

7

Fats

Fats 'Domino'

0

BeerMatt

Nul Points

0

Ant

Older and Madder

-3

Salvador

Lack Toes Intolerant

-22

 

 

So the League Table (with sorting Gremlins from last week removed) looks like this – Nick the biggest mover by far moves into contention for prize money.... With a few tactical Transfers and Jokers yet to be played anything could happen!

 

And Finally the 'Have A Look At What You Coulda Won' League for those who have played Transfers:

 

Manager

Team Name

Points after transfer

Points before transfer

Where you would have been

Where you are now

Salad

The Waldorf Six

3343

3330

2

2

George

Tergus on Salix

3255

3150

3

3

Reading

The Unknowns

3095

3102

4

4

Stan

Mongoose

2846

2772

8

7

Sir Gonzo

Moose Jaw Muppets

2527

2694

9

19

Twinks

Steve's Argumentative Team Selection (SATs)

2999

2649

11

5

Timms

With Aplomb

2524

2138

20

21

Timms

Rainbows of Gasoline

2569

2131

22

15

Polly

The Fluffy Kittens

2595

2127

23

13

Russ

Bat Out Of Hell

2567

1913

27

16

Giant Duck

Billy's Bullshit Collective

2701

1898

28

10

Giant Duck

Hadfield Killed His Nanny

2152

1651

36

25

Psycho

Dude, Where's my Plane?

1954

1597

38

30

Stan

The Spinner

1653

1494

41

40

Russ

Turner-Minators II

1860

1183

44

33

Twinks

4 Eggs 1 Basket

2103

1145

46

27

 

 

So with Tour to go make sure you get your Tour Jokers in because they could make all the difference....

 

See some of you tomorrow in Sunny Ironbridge  :)

 

 

 

Wonderland – ‘proper’ fantasy….

 

 

And then ladies and gentlemen (drum roll)… a few weeks later… it was all over!!!

The Final League Table is listed below this section… and here are some other bits and bobs [below] that were revealed at the end of season AGM….

 

 

Cash Positions

 

 

 

 

1st (55%)

The Invisible Bat

£132.00

2nd (30%)

The Waldorf Six

£72.00

3rd (10%)

Mongoose

£24.00

4th (5%)

Tergus on Salix

£12.00

Total Prize Money

£240.00

 

 

 

Mad Fantasy Lottery Winner

Jake

£32.50

Most Improved Joker Play

Dobner and Russell

Plus 17

Worst Improved Joker Play

Gonzo

Minus six

 

 

 

Cheers and see you next year,

 

Stan.

 

 

 

 

 

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League Table

 

Pos

 

Team

Manager

Points

Movement

Joker

Transfer

1

The Invisible Bat

Lego

4077

0

Y

N

2

The Waldorf Six

Salad

3958

0

Y

Y

3

Mongoose

Stan

3900

0

Y

Y

4

Tergus on Salix

George

3897

0

Y

Y

5

The Unknowns

Reading

3713

0

Y

Y

6

Lucan's Merkins

Lucan

3689

10

Y

N

7

Mystic20 Blast

Russ

3547

1

Y

N

8

Three Slips and a Gully

Baseball Nick

3485

-2

Y

N

9

Steve's Argumentative Team Selection (SATs)

Twinks

3353

0

Y

Y

10

Crunch of Bunts

Jakester

3334

0

Y

N

11

With Aplomb

Timms

3332

-4

Y

Y

12

A New Hope

Kim

3274

0

Y

N

13

The Fluffy Kittens

Polly

3267

-2

Y

Y

14

Hadfield Killed His Nanny

Giant Duck

3134

0

Y

Y

15

The Ralphamales

Ralph

3124

0

N

N

16

Rainbows of Gasoline

Timms

3103

2

N

Y

17

Moose Jaw Muppets

Sir Gonzo

3095

-4

Y

Y

18

Billy's Bullshit Collective

Giant Duck

3087

-1

Y

Y

19

The Invincible Bat

Lego

3038

3

Y

N

20

Webster's Marmite Battery Egg

Jan

3020

0

N

N

21

Bat Out Of Hell

Russ

3012

0

Y

Y

22

Fats 'Waller'

Fats

2880

-3

Y

N

23

Spina's XI

Thorn

2854

2

N

N

24

You Can Lead A Horse

Salvador

2804

0

Y

N

25

Bob's All Rounders

Bob

2695

3

N

N

26

Moo Who

Moo

2640

-3

Y

N

27

4 Eggs 1 Basket

Twinks

2614

5

N

Y

28

Turner-Minators II

Russ

2586

-2

Y

Y

29

Fats 'Domino'

Fats

2518

2

Y

N

30

The Spinner

Stan

2489

-3

Y

Y

31

Dude, Where's my Plane?

Psycho

2488

-2

N

Y

32

Correct Horse Battery Staple

Salvador

2408

-2

Y

N

33

C an't U nderstand N owt T horn  S ays

Psycho

2364

1

Y

N

34

Boycott's Mum Could Do Better

Moo

2267

-1

Y

N

35

Older and Madder

Ant

2220

0

N

N

36

The Shinanigan's

Lucan

2193

0

N

N

37

DCUK

BeerMatt

2111

3

N

N

38

Batting at 5 (A)

Cloughie

2086

4

N

N

39

Batting at 5 (B)

Cloughie

2086

-2

N

N

40

George's Outsiders

Geoff

1898

-1

N

N

41

Lack Toes Intolerant

Salvador

1888

-3

Y

N

42

Stinkfinger Investigation Unit

Emerson

1867

-1

Y

N

43

Backward Facing Chamfer

Thorn

1799

0

N

N

44

Webster Anchovy Paste Weapon

Jan

1785

0

N

N

45

Bob's All Stars

Bob

1763

0

N

N

46

The C U Next Tuesdays

Paddy

1425

0

Y

N

47

The Arsehole Jamboree

Diamond

1341

0

Y

N

48

Nul Points

BeerMatt

0

0

N

N

 

 

 

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Final Player Points / Accrued Valuation (2014)

 

Player

 

Points

Value

Cost

David Shorten

935

13.1

71.4

Mike Reeves

893

29.2

30.6

James Pearson

818

19.8

41.3

Russell Turner

674

17.5

38.5

Ian Howarth

617

28.6

21.6

Gareth Timms

554

19.9

27.8

Jon Newman

474

16.8

28.2

James Hoskins

410

14.2

28.9

Chris Roberts

375

15.3

24.5

Dave Emerson

288

30.3

9.5

Thornton Smith

272

12.7

21.4

Matt Bullock

261

10.1

25.8

Martin Westmoreland

247

24.2

10.2

Mark Rundle

199

15.7

12.7

Richard Hadfield

164

9.3

17.6

Jake Hotson

127

8.1

15.7

Geoff Carter

125

12.9

9.7

Andy Darley

117

11.9

9.8

Lee Ainsworth

115

9.9

11.6

Steve Dobner

113

15.7

7.2

Patrick Mellor

107

11.7

9.1

Jan Webster

105

10.2

10.3

Matthew Reading

68

14.7

4.6

Nick Hill

36

10.4

3.5

Adam Ward

0

11.1

0.0

Andrew Morley

0

4

0.0

Ben Mander

0

4.1

0.0

Dan Emerson

0

12.8

0.0

Gary Littlechild

0

5.7

0.0

Hugo

0

7.9

0.0

Ian Leggate

0

4.1

0.0

James Shaw

0

7.1

0.0

Jenner

0

8.7

0.0

Mike Clarke

0

4.1

0.0

Nick Hebbes

0

9.1

0.0

Rob Eaglestone

0

4.9

0.0

Stephen Parkinson

0

4.1

0.0

The Ant

0

4.1

0.0

Tony Mander

0

5

0.0

 

 

 

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List of Team Entries (48)

 

 

Team:  Moo Who

Manager:  Moo

 

Cost

Ian Howarth

28.6

Gareth Timms

19.9

Russell Turner

17.5

Geoff Carter

12.9

Jan Webster

10.2

Matt Bullock

10.1

 

99.2

 

 

Team:  Boycott’s Mum Could Do Better

Manager:  Moo

 

Cost

Mike Reeves

29.2

Martin Westmoreland

24.2

Gareth Timms

19.9

Steve Dobner

15.7

Gary Littlechild

5.7

Andrew Morley

4.0

 

98.7

 

 

Team:  Steve's Argumentative Team Selection (SATs)

Manager:  Twinks

 

Cost

Ian Howarth

28.6

Gareth Timms  (P)

19.9

Steve Dobner

15.7

Russell Turner

17.5

David Shorten

13.1

Stephen Parkinson  (P)

4.1

 

 

Richard Hadfield  (R)

9.3

Chris Roberts  (R)

15.3

 

 

 

98.9

 

 

Team:  The Invisible Bat

Manager:  Lego

 

Cost

Mike Reeves

29.2

James Hoskins

14.2

David Shorten

13.1

Chris Roberts

15.3

Richard Hadfield

9.3

Russell Turner

17.5

 

98.6

 

 

Team:  The Invincible Bat

Manager:  Lego

 

Cost

Richard Hadfiled

9.3

David Shorten

13.1

Ian Howarth

28.6

James Hoskins

14.2

Chris Roberts

15.3

Steve Dobner

15.7

 

96.2

 

 

Team:  Dude, Where’s My Plane?

Manager:  Psycho

 

Cost

Mike Reeves  (P)

29.2

Jon Newman

16.8

Chris Roberts

15.3

James Hoskins

14.2

Matt Bullock

10.1

Geoff Carter

12.9

 

 

Dave Emerson  (R)

30.3

 

 

 

 

 

98.5

 

 

Team:  C an’t U nderstand N owt T horn S ays

Manager:  Psycho

 

Cost

Ian Howarth

28.6

Gareth Timms

19.9

Russell Turner

17.5

Mark Rundle

15.7

Jan Webster

10.2

Jake Hotson

8.1

 

100.0

 

 

Team:  Batting at 5 (A)

Manager:  Cloughie

 

Cost

Dave Emerson

30.3

Jon Newman

16.8

Steve Dobner

15.7

Matthew Reading

14.7

David Shorten

13.1

Richard Hadfield

9.3

 

99.9

 

 

Team:  Batting at 5 (B)

Manager:  Cloughie

 

Cost

Ian Howarth

28.6

Russell Turner

17.5

Steve Dobner

15.7

James Hoskins

14.2

Patrick Mellor

11.7

Jan Webster

10.2

 

97.9

 

 

Team:  Fat’s ‘Domino’

Manager:  Fats

 

Cost

James Pearson

19.8

Ian Howarth

28.6

Matthew Reading

14.7

Richard Hadfield

9.3

Lee Ainsworth

9.9

Russell Turner

17.5

 

99.8

 

 

Team:  Fats ‘Waller’

Manager:  Fats

 

Cost

James Pearson

19.8

James Hoskins

14.2

David Shorten

13.1

Geoff Carter

12.9

Dave Emerson

30.3

Richard Hadfield

9.3

 

99.6

 

 

Team:  Mongoose

Manager:  Stan

 

Cost

James Pearson

19.8

James Hoskins

14.2

Russell Turner  (P)

17.5

Stephen Parkinson  (P)

4.1

Mike Reeves

29.2

David Shorten

13.1

 

 

Geoff Carter  (R)

12.9

Richard Hadfield  (R)

9.3

 

 

 

97.9

 

 

Team:  The Spinner

Manager:  Stan

 

Cost

James Pearson

19.8

Gareth Timms  (P)

19.9

Matt Bullock  (P)

10.1

Thornton Smith  (P)

12.7

Ian Howarth

28.6

Jake Hotson

8.1

 

 

Steve Dobner  (R)

15.7

Matthew Reading  (R)

14.7

Geoff Carter  (R)

12.9

 

 

 

 

 

99.2

 

 

Team:  A New Hope

Manager:  Kim

 

Cost

Steve Dobner

15.7

Ian Howarth

28.6

David Shorten

13.1

Russell Turner

17.5

Matt Bullock

10.1

James Hoskins

14.2

 

99.2

 

 

Team:  Rainbows of Gasoline

Manager:  Gary Timms

 

Cost

Mike Reeves  (P)

29.2

Martin Westmoreland  (P)

24.2

Gareth Timms  (P)

19.9

Andrew Morley  (P)

4.0

David Shorten

13.1

Richard Hadfield

9.3

 

 

Dave Emerson  (R)

30.3

Jon Newman  (R)

16.8

Mark Rundle  (R)

15.7

James Hoskins  (R)

14.2

 

 

 

99.7

 

 

Team:  With Aplomb

Manager:  Gary Timms

 

Cost

Gareth Timms  (P)

19.9

James Pearson

19.8

James Hoskins

14.2

Mark Rundle  (P)

15.7

David Shorten

13.1

Chris Roberts  (P)

15.3