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Fantasy Cricket - Season 2015

 

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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 ‘Rules of Combat’….

 

 

 

 

 

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Latest News

 

 

Punters,

 

As we near the end of the Season – one game to update you with... and there was significant movement from the Astons game despite it being low scoring:

 

Player

Points

Lee Ainsworth

63

James Pearson

46

Mike Reeves

40

Chris Roberts

15

Dave Emerson

14

Geoff Carter

13

Martin Westmoreland

11

Russell Turner

11

Gareth Timms

5

Matt Bullock

5

 

 

Jokers were played by the following Managers:

 

Ainsworth (Jive Turkeys)

Pearson (Captains)

Nick (Swing and a Miss)

Timms (Folwer's tubes)

Roberts (I'll be bat)

Psycho (Fear and oh dear....11 points)

 

 

So, points scored from the Astons game (what’s happened Eve?):

 

Manager

Team Name

Points

Pearson

Cap Tain Black Udder

375

Bob

I’ll be bat

375

Lee Ainsworth

The Jive Turkeys

354

Nick Hill

A Swing and A Miss

324

Timms

Pauline Fowler’s Fallopian Tubes

204

Bob

Cheese and Pineapple

164

Paddy

Immune’s Fuggers

156

Thorn

Thorn In My Wide

149

Moo

Who’s Got The Kitbag?

143

Timms

Turner and Gooch

140

Russ

Homer’s Run

140

George

Oldman Athletic

138

Giant Duck

Batty Bats with Duck Tape

131

James Hoskins

Mental Attitude

129

Lee Ainsworth

There are good One Day Players

125

Salad

Executive Cat Ironing Services: Putting the Ow into Mee

125

Thorn

Top Shelf Tantrum

122

L'il Dennis

Brokebat Mountain

120

Stevie D

4 Eggs 1 Basket

120

Pearson

He’s my Star Player

120

James Hoskins

League Leaders

120

Matthew Reading

Corridor of Uncertainty

114

Russ

Bat Out Of Hell

114

Lord Lucan

Lukan’s Gherkins

109

Polly

Winter’s Coming

103

Emerson

The Billion Dollar Chicken Shop

93

Psycho

KP: Ego the size of a Planet

90

Giant Duck

Duck the Beamer

85

Jake

Post Match Drinks Time

79

Anja Glannan-Macrae

Lords Of The Rings

79

Matt Bullock

Statistically Insignificant

72

Joy Shorten

Six Beef Stroganoffs

68

Timms

Thorn in my Side

67

Reevesie

The Fountain Courts

62

Moo

Crickets the Winner

61

Darley

The Rusty Bulletholes

60

Reevesie

Least Rapid Decline

57

Matt Bullock

Bottom of the Barrel

56

David Shorten

Six Cream Tarts

51

Lord Lucan

Lucan’s Merkins

51

Darley

The Hat That Reverses Time

46

Darley

Conquistador Pedro Perkins, Esq.

42

Darley

Jesus Was A Jedi

37

Psycho

Fear and Loathing in F….. T…..

33

Eve Shorten

Pick and Mix

31

 

 

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 (50%)

Cheese and Pineapple

£112.50

2nd (30%)

The Jive Turkeys

£67.50

3rd (15%)

Cap Tain Black Udder

£33.75

4th (5%)

I’ll be bat

£11.25

Total Prize Money

£225.00

 

 

Cheers,

 

Stan.

 

 

 

 

 

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League Table

 

Pos

 

Team

Manager

Points

Move

Sunday Joker

T20

Joker

 

1

Cheese and Pineapple

Bob

5128

0

Y

Y

2

The Jive Turkeys

Lee Ainsworth

4934

0

Y

Y

3

Cap Tain Black Udder

Pearson

4841

0

Y

Y

4

I’ll be bat

Bob

4807

0

Y

Y

5

Turner and Gooch

Timms

4659

0

Y

Y

6

Mental Attitude

James Hoskins

4577

0

Y

Y

7

A Swing and A Miss

Nick Hill

4546

0

Y

Y

8

Homer’s Run

Russ

4523

0

N

Y

9

Batty Bats with Duck Tape

Giant Duck

4417

0

N

Y

10

Thorn In My Wide

Thorn

4334

0

N

Y

11

There are good One Day Players

Lee Ainsworth

4323

0

Y

Y

12

Bat Out Of Hell

Russ

4236

0

Y

N

13

Pick and Mix

Eve Shorten

4233

0

N

Y

14

The Billion Dollar Chicken Shop

Emerson

4155

0

N

N

15

Pauline Fowler’s Fallopian Tubes

Timms

4138

0

Y

Y

16

Brokebat Mountain

L'il Dennis

4088

0

N

Y

17

League Leaders

James Hoskins

3975

0

N

Y

18

Winter's Coming

Polly

3964

0

N

Y

19

Who’s Got The Kitbag?

Moo

3960

0

N

N

20

Duck the Beamer

Giant Duck

3923

0

Y

N

21

Six Beef Stroganoffs

Joy Shorten

3878

0

N

Y

22

Lucan’s Merkins

Lord Lucan

3818

0

N

N

23

Oldman Athletic

George

3804

0

Y

N

24

Six Cream Tarts

David Shorten

3769

0

N

Y

25

Post Match Drinks Time

Jake

3747

0

Y

N

26

KP: Ego the size of a Planet

Psycho

3599

0

N

N

27

Lukan's Gherkins

Lord Lucan

3596

0

N

N

28

Immune's Fuggers

Paddy

3563

0

N

N

29

Top Shelf Tantrum

Thorn

3544

0

N

N

30

4 Eggs 1 Basket

Stevie D

3543

0

N

N

31

Corridor of Uncertainty

Matthew Reading

3511

0

Y

N

32

He’s my Star Player

Pearson

3467

0

N

N

33

Lords Of The Rings

Anja Glannan-Macrae

3434

0

Y

N

34

Executive Cat Ironing Services….

Salad

3427

0

N

N

35

Crickets the Winner

Moo

3403

0

Y

N

36

The Fountain Courts

Reevesie

3374

0

Y

N

37

The Rusty Bulletholes

Darley

3372

0

N

N

38

Thorn in my Side

Timms

3337

0

N

N

39

Bottom of the Barrel

Matt Bullock

3319

0

N

N

40

Conquistador Pedro Perkins, Esq.

Darley

3151

0

N

N

41

Jesus Was A Jedi

Darley

3120

0

Y

N

42

Least Rapid Decline

Reevesie

3001

0

N

N

43

Statistically Insignificant

Matt Bullock

2868

0

N

N

44

Fear and Loathing in F….. T…..

Psycho

2597

0

N

N

45

The Hat That Reverses Time

Darley

2592

0

Y

Y

 

 

 

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Final Player Points / Accrued Valuation (2015)

 

Player

 

Points

Value

Cost

Lee Ainsworth

590

85.5

6.9

Chris Roberts

704

53.7

13.1

David Shorten

1006

50.0

20.1

James Hoskins

703

44.5

15.8

Mike Reeves

1228

42.5

28.9

James Pearson

655

29.9

21.9

Mark Rundle

350

28.2

12.4

Thornton Smith

335

26.4

12.7

Ian Howarth

701

26.2

26.8

Russell Turner

458

25.9

17.7

Nick Hill

197

24.3

8.1

Martin Westmoreland

373

23.8

15.7

Gareth Timms

440

22.7

19.4

Richard Hadfield

278

22.6

12.3

Dave Emerson

520

21.1

24.7

Steve Dobner

221

17.1

12.9

Patrick Mellor

128

15.4

8.3

Jake Hotson

99

11.8

8.4

Matt Bullock

133

10.5

12.7

Geoff Carter

93

9.5

9.8

Jon Newman

165

9.3

17.8

Matthew Reading

11

1.3

8.3

Andy Darley

1

0.1

8.1

Dan Emerson

0

0.0

11.4

Jan Webster

0

0.0

8.2

Mark Shelley

0

0.0

7.9

Nick Hebbes

0

0.0

7.9

Quintin Sanders

0

0.0

13.7

Stephen Parkinson

0

0.0

8.1

The Ant

0

0.0

6.8

Ian Leggate

-15

-1.9

7.9

 

 

 

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List of Team Entries

 

 

Team:  The Rusty Bulletholes

Manager:  Darley

 

Cost

Mike Reeves

28.9

Gareth Timms

19.4

Jon Newman

17.8

Chris Roberts

13.1

Mark Rundle

12.4

Jake Hotson

8.4

 

100.0

 

 

Team:  The Hat That Reverses Time

Manager:  Darley

 

Cost

Ian Howarth

26.8

James Pearson

21.9

James Hoskins

15.8

Quintin Sanders

13.7

Richard Hadfield

12.3

Matthew Reading

8.3

 

98.8

 

 

Team:  Jesus Was A Jedi

Manager:  Darley

 

Cost

Dave Emerson

24.7

David Shorten

20.1

Gareth Timms

19.4

Matt Bullock

12.7

Mark Rundle

12.4

Geoff Carter

9.8

 

99.1

 

 

Team:  Conquistador Pedro Perkins, Esq.

Manager:  Darley

 

Cost

Gareth Timms

19.4

Jon Newman

17.8

Russell Turner

17.7

James Hoskins

15.8

Martin Westmoreland

15.7

Chris Roberts

13.1

 

99.5

 

 

Team:  Immune’s Fuggers

Manager:  Paddy

 

Cost

Mike Reeves

28.9

Dave Emerson

24.7

Martin Westmoreland

15.7

Geoff Carter

9.8

Chris Roberts

13.1

Lee Ainsworth

6.9

 

99.1

 

 

Team:  Brokebat Mountain

Manager:  L’il Dennis

 

Cost

James Pearson

21.9

Martin Westmoreland

15.7

Ian Howarth

26.8

David Shorten

20.1

Andy Darley

8.1

Lee Ainsworth

6.9

 

99.5

 

 

Team:  The Fountain Courts

Manager:  Reevsie

 

Cost

James Pearson

21.9

David Shorten

20.1

Gareth Timms

19.4

Russell Turner

17.7

Richard Hadfield

12.3

Andy Darley

8.1

 

99.5

 

 

Team:  Least Rapid Decline

Manager:  Reevsie

 

Cost

James Pearson

21.9

David Shorten

20.1

Jon Newman

17.8

James Hoskins

15.8

Martin Westmoreland

15.7

Andy Darley

8.1

 

99.4

 

 

Team:  Thorn In My Wide

Manager:  Thorn

 

Cost

Mike Reeves

28.9

Steve Dobner

12.9

James Hoskins

15.8

Thornton Smith

12.7

Lee Ainsworth

6.9

James Pearson

21.9

 

99.1

 

 

Team:  Top Shelf Tantrum

Manager:  Thorn

 

Cost

Thornton Smith

12.7

Ian Howarth

26.8

James Pearson

21.9

David Shorten

20.1

Lee Ainsworth

6.9

Geoff Carter

9.8

 

98.2

 

 

Team:  Bottom of the Barrel

Manager:  Matt Bullock

 

Cost

Mike Reeves

28.9

Matt Bullock

12.7

Andy Darley

8.1

Richard Hadfield

12.3

David Shorten

20.1

Martin Westmoreland

15.7

 

97.8

 

 

Team:  Statistically Insignificant

Manager:  Matt Bullock

 

Cost

Ian Howarth

26.8

James Pearson

21.9

Chris Roberts

13.1

Russell Turner

17.7

Matthew Reading

8.3

Nick Hill

8.1

 

95.9

 

 

Team:  KP: Ego the size of a Planet

Manager:  Psycho

 

Cost

James Pearson

21.9

David Shorten

20.1

Gareth Timms

19.4

Martin Westmoreland

15.7

Chris Roberts

13.1

Geoff Carter

9.8

 

100.0

 

 

Team:  Fear and Loathing in F….. T…..

Manager:  Psycho

 

Cost

Ian Howarth

26.8

Jon Newman

17.8

Russell Turner

17.7

James Hoskins

15.8

Steve Dobner

12.9

Matthew Reading

8.3

 

99.3

 

 

Team:  4 Eggs 1 Basket

Manager:  Stevie D

 

Cost

Ian Howarth

26.8

David Shorten

20.1

James Pearson

21.9

Martin Westmoreland

15.7

Lee Ainsworth

6.9

Mark Shelley

7.9

 

99.3

 

 

Team:  Corridor of Uncertainty

Manager:  Matt Reading

 

Cost

Mike Reeves

28.9

James Pearson

21.9

James Hoskins

15.8

Geoff Carter

9.8

Chris Roberts

13.1

Paddy Mellor

8.1

 

97.6

 

 

Team:  Six Cream Tarts

Manager:  David Shorten

 

Cost

David Shorten

20.1

Richard Hadfield

12.3

James Pearson

21.9

Gareth Timms

19.4

James Hoskins

15.8

Jake Hotson

8.4

 

97.9

 

 

Team:  Six Beef Stroganoffs

Manager:  Joy Shorten

 

Cost

Gareth Timms

19.4

Ian Howarth

26.8

David Shorten

20.1

Lee Ainsworth

6.9

Richard Hadfield

12.3

Thornton Smith

12.7

 

98.2

 

 

Team:  Pick and Mix

Manager:  Eve Shorten

 

Cost

David Shorten

20.1

Richard Hadfield

12.3

Chris Roberts

13.1

Gareth Timms

19.4

James Hoskins

15.8

Russell Turner

17.7

 

98.4

 

 

Team:  Lucan’s Merkins

Manager:  Lord Lucan

 

Cost

Mike Reeves

28.9

David Shorten

20.1

Russell Turner

17.7

Thornton Smith

12.7

Andy Darley

8.1

Richard Hadfield

12.3

 

99.8

 

 

Team:  Lukan’s Gherkins

Manager:  Lord Lucan

 

Cost

Ian Howarth

26.8

David Shorten

20.1

James Pearson

21.9

Richard Hadfield

12.3

Lee Ainsworth

6.9

Jan Webster

8.2

 

96.2

 

 

Team:  Thorn in my Side

Manager:  Timms

 

Cost

Mike Reeves

28.9

Russell Turner

17.7

Martin Westmoreland

15.7

Richard Hadfield

12.3

Matt Bullock

12.7

Thornton Smith

12.7

 

100.0

 

 

Team:  Turner and Gooch

Manager:  Timms

 

Cost

James Pearson

21.9

David Shorten

20.1

Gareth Timms

19.4

Russell Turner

17.7

Chris Roberts

13.1

Lee Ainsworth

6.9

 

99.1

 

 

Team:  He’s my Star Player

Manager:  Pearson

 

Cost

James Pearson

21.9

Ian Howarth

26.8

Russell Turner

17.7

Thornton Smith

12.7

Richard Hadfield

12.3

Lee Ainsworth

6.9

 

98.3

 

 

Team:  Cap Tain Black Udder

Manager:  Pearson

 

Cost

James Pearson

21.9

David Shorten

20.1

Gareth Timms

19.4

James Hoskins

15.8

Martin Westmoreland

15.7

Lee Ainsworth

6.9

 

99.8

 

 

Team:  Who’s Got The Kitbag?

Manager:  Moo

 

Cost

Mike Reeves

28.9

Gareth Timms

19.4

Russell Turner

17.7

Martin Westmoreland

15.7

Geoff Carter

9.8

Lee Ainsworth

6.9

 

98.4

 

 

Team:  Cricket’s the Winner

Manager:  Moo

 

Cost

James Pearson

21.9

David Shorten

20.1

Steve Dobner

12.9

Chris Roberts

13.1

Richard Hadfield

12.3

Jon Newman

17.8