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Fantasy Cricket - Season 2016

 

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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,

 

Yet again there was fantastic support for MAD Fantasy Cricket. A record 49 Entries making the Prizepool a total of £245 – so, thanks to all of you entering your teams and joining in the fun.

 

This year was the closest Fantasy Cricket competition since the inception of Fantasy Cricket, proven by the fact that no less than 35 teams were at one point or another in the top ten. The lead changed thirteen times and with three games to go there was actually a tie at the top!

 

All to play for in the very last game with four teams that potentially could have taken the title. In fact, the top three positions were altered even after the points were applied for batting and bowling averages.

 

 

So without further ado….

 

In 4th place with 4,727 Points, 102 points clear of 5th place:

 

Team ‘Moo’s Magical Menagerie’, Managed by Moo wins just about enough for a triple Sambuca…. £12.25

 

In 3rd Place with 4,787 Points

 

Team ‘Hungerford Bees’, Managed by JMo wins smile money of £36.75

 

In 2nd place with just 12 points more on 4,799 points:

 

Team ‘Slap and Tickle’, Managed by Ainsworth wins new boot money of £73.50

 

In 1st place, 53 points clear of the field on 4,852 points:

 

Team ‘Ummmmmmm’, Managed by Pearson wins enough money to follow in tradition and buy everyone a Sambuca with his grand winnings of £122.50

 

 

 

 

Next year there will be a minor addition to the Scoring points, by popular demand 10 points will be awarded the Wicket Keeper for a Stumping.

 

Prices for players for the 2017 season will be available after three weeks of nets….

 

Have a good night!

 

 

Cheers,

 

Stan.

 

 

 

 

 

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League Table

 

Pos

 

Team

Manager

Points

Move

Sunday Joker

T20

Joker

 

1

Ummmmmmm

Pearson

4852

0

Y

Y

2

Slap and Tickle

Ainsworth

4799

8

Y

Y

3

Hungerford Bees

Jmo

4787

4

Y

Y

4

Moo’s Magical Menagerie

Moo

4727

-2

Y

Y

5

Golden Delicious

Captain Morgan

4625

-2

Y

Y

6

The Jolly Batters

Pearson

4507

-2

Y

Y

7

Batty As Duck

Vicki

4506

-1

Y

Y

8

Game Of Throws

Anja Turner

4453

-3

Y

Y

9

The Jack Hammers

Shorten

4348

-1

Y

Y

10

Windy Sixers

Ben Stokes

4293

13

Y

Y

11

The Flying Rafters

Shorten

4258

7

N

Y

12

Hungerford Bantams

Jmo

4190

12

Y

Y

13

The Hills Have Four Eyes

Hill

4188

0

Y

Y

14

Six Halves of Lager

Jake

4176

17

Y

Y

15

Googlywhack

Timms

4122

5

Y

Y

16

Team That May or May Not do OK

Timms

4097

-7

Y

Y

17

The Offshore Mad Slush Fund….

Webster

3993

2

N

Y

18

Oh We Do Like To Be Beside The BGB Side

Ainsworth

3962

-7

N

Y

19

Other Half Dozen

Thorn

3958

11

Y

Y

20

The Jive Turkey

Ainsworth

3951

-8

N

Y

21

Curry Wurst

Darley

3873

0

Y

Y

22

Yeah, But Will He Actually Play?

Pearson

3865

3

Y

Y

23

Homer’s Runs

Russ

3828

-9

N

Y

24

Hosker Nominated

Timms

3806

-9

Y

Y

25

Born To Run

Homer

3784

-3

Y

Y

26

No Roast Dinners Till September

Emerson

3783

-10

Y

Y

27

The Corbels

Shorten

3773

-10

Y

Y

28

Thorn’s Half Dozen

Thorn

3768

0

Y

Y

29

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Matt Bullock

3612

0

N

Y

30

Sandford 20/20

Emerson

3597

-4

Y

Y

31

MAD Daredevils

Bob

3553

-4

N

Y

32

Moneyball

Reevesie

3493

0

N

N

33

Cat in Hell's

Moo

3465

3

N

N

34

Winter’s Still Coming

Polly

3455

1

Y

Y

35

Trump to Trump

Russ

3428

7

Y

Y

36

Some Heroes In Training

Psycho

3005

2

Y

Y

37

Gilbert’s Filberts

Geoff

2935

-4

N

Y

38

Nyarlathotep’s Gentry Relish

Salad

2899

1

Y

N

39

Teamy McTeamface

Reevesie

2856

-5

N

N

40

Ashmolean Ashes

Aimee

2809

-3

N

Y

41

Xavier Tras

Matt Reading

2755

-1

Y

Y

42

Bier Wurst

Darley

2741

1

N

Y

43

Rising MAD Supergiants

Bob

2662

1

N

N

44

Koch Wurst

Darley

2619

-3

Y

Y

45

Lucan's Merkins

Lucan

2599

0

N

N

46

The Flashing Bails

Hebbes

2278

0

N

N

47

Cricket Underpins Negative Team Spirit

Psycho

2225

0

N

Y

48

Don’t Bowl Stokes The Last Over

Lucan

1951

0

N

N

49

Bring On The Blumpkin

Paddy

1723

0

N

N

 

 

 

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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:  Winter’s Still Coming

Manager:  Polly

 

Cost

Steven Dobner

13.1

Richard Hadfield

13.9

James Hoskins

18.9

Ian Howarth

25.8

Lee Ainsworth

16.4

Matt Bullock

11.9

 

100.0

 

 

Team:  Hungerford Bantams

Manager:  JMO

 

Cost

Mike Reeves

30.1

Ian Howarth

25.8

Lee Ainsworth

16.4

Andy Darley

9.9

Jake Hotson

8.5

Geoff Carter

8.4

 

99.1

 

 

Team:  Hungerford Bees

Manager:  JMO

 

Cost

Ian Howarth

25.8

James Hoskins

18.9

Russell Turner

15.8

Jon Newman

14.9

Lee Ainsworth

16.4

Patrick Mellor

8.2

 

100.0

 

 

Team:  Some Heroes in Training

Manager:  Psycho

 

Cost

David Shorten

26.7

James Hoskins

18.9

Chris Roberts

17.9

Russell Turner

15.8

Matt Bullock

11.9

Geoff Carter

8.4

 

99.6

 

 

Team:  Cricket Underpins Negative Team Spirit

Manager:  Psycho

 

Cost

Mike Reeves

30.1

Dave Emerson

20.3

Jon Newman

14.9

Thornton Smith

14.1

Matt Bullock

11.9

Jake Hotson

8.5

 

99.8

 

 

Team:  Googlywhack

Manager:  Timms

 

Cost

Lee Ainsworth

16.4

David Shorten

26.7

Chris Roberts

17.9

Russell Turner

15.8

Geoff Carter

8.4

Martin Westmoreland

14.5

 

99.7

 

 

Team:  Hosker Nominated

Manager:  Timms

 

Cost

Gareth Timms

18.7

Dave Emerson

20.3

Lee Ainsworth

16.4

Chris Roberts

17.9

James Hoskins

18.9

Ian Leggate

6.8

 

99.0

 

 

Team:  Team That May or May Not do OK

Manager:  Timms

 

Cost

James Pearson

20.2

Gareth Timms

18.7

Lee Ainsworth

16.4

Chris Roberts

17.9

Jon Newman

14.9

Matt Bullock

11.9

 

100.0

 

 

Team:  No Roast Dinners Till September

Manager:  Emerson

 

Cost

Dave Emerson

20.3

James Pearson

20.2

James Hoskins

18.9

Lee Ainsworth

16.4

Mark Rundle

14.1

Andy Darley

9.9

 

99.8

 

 

Team:  Sandford 20/20

Manager:  Emerson

 

Cost

Dave Emerson

20.3

David Shorten

26.7

Russell Turner

15.8

Richard Hadfield

13.9

Lee Ainsworth

16.4

The Ant

6.8

 

99.9

 

 

Team:  Oh We Do Like To Be Beside The BGB Side

Manager:  Ainsworth

 

Cost

James Pearson

20.2

Dave Emerson

20.3

Gareth Timms

18.7

Lee Ainsworth

16.4

Nick Hill

12.2

Jan Webster

9.7

 

97.5

 

 

Team:  The Jive Turkey

Manager:  Ainsworth

 

Cost

Dave Shorten

20.3

James Hoskins

18.9

Lee Ainsworth

16.4

Jon Newman

14.9

Mark Rundle

14.1

Geoff Carter

8.4

 

93.0

 

 

Team:  Slap and Tickle

Manager:  Ainsworth

 

Cost

Ian Howarth

25.8

Chris Roberts

17.9

Lee Ainsworth

16.4

Russell Turner

15.8

Martin Westmoreland

14.5

Patrick Mellor

8.2

 

98.6

 

 

Team:  The Flashing Bails

Manager:  Hebbes

 

Cost

Mike Reeves

30.1

David Shorten

26.7

Chris Roberts

17.9

Jan Webster

9.7

Jake Hotson

8.5

Ben Mander

6.8

 

99.7

 

 

Team:  The Offshore MAD Slush Fund

Manager:  Webster

 

Cost

Chris Roberts

17.9

David Shorten

26.7

Gareth Timms

18.7

Geoff Carter

8.4

Lee Ainsworth

16.4

Jan Webster

9.7

 

97.8

 

 

Team:  Rising MAD Supergiants

Manager:  Bob

 

Cost

Mike Reeves

30.1

David Shorten

26.7

Russell Turner

15.8

Jan Webster

9.7

Jake Hotson

8.5

Patrick Mellor

8.2

 

99.0

 

 

Team:  MAD Daredevils

Manager:  Bob

 

Cost

Ian Howarth

25.8

Chris Roberts

17.9

Martin Westmoreland

14.5

Gareth Timms

18.7

Thornton Smith

14.1

Geoff Carter

8.4

 

99.4

 

 

Team:  Six Halves of Lager

Manager:  Jake

 

Cost

Jan Webster

9.7

Jon Newman

14.9

Gareth Timms

18.7

David Shorten

26.7

Lee Ainsworth

16.4

Steven Dobner

13.1

 

99.5

 

 

Team:  The Jolly Batters

Manager:  Pearson

 

Cost

James Pearson

20.2

Gareth Timms

18.7

Chris Roberts

17.9

Russell Turner

15.8

Lee Ainsworth

16.4

Jan Webster

9.7

 

98.7

 

 

Team:  Yeah, But Will He Actually Play

Manager:  Pearson

 

Cost

James Pearson

20.2

Lee Ainsworth

16.4

Dave Emerson

20.3

Richard Hadfield

13.9

Thornton Smith

14.1

Martin Westmorland

14.5

 

99.4

 

 

Team:  Ummmmmmm

Manager:  Pearson

 

Cost

Geoff Carter

8.4

Jan Webster

9.7

James Hoskins

18.9

Ian Howarth

25.8

Lee Ainsworth

16.4

James pearson

20.2

 

99.4

 

 

Team:  The Hills Have Four Eyes

Manager:  Hill

 

Cost

Nick Hill

12.2

Lee Ainsworth

16.4

Jake Hotson

8.5

Mike Reeves

30.1

Gareth Timms

18.7

Thornton Smith

14.1

 

100.0

 

 

Team:  Nyarlathotep’s Gentry relish

Manager:  Salad

 

Cost

Mike Reeves

30.1

Jon Newman

14.9

Matt Bullock

11.9

Jake Hotson

8.5

Chris Roberts

17.9

Lee Ainsworth

16.4

 

99.7

 

 

Team:  Moneyball

Manager:  Reevsie

 

Cost

Chris Roberts

17.9

David Shorten

26.7

James Hoskins

18.9

Lee Ainsworth

16.4

Jan Webster

9.7

Andy Darley

9.9

 

99.5

 

 

Team:  Teamy McTeamface

Manager:  Reevsie

 

Cost

Mike Reeves

30.1

Chris Roberts

17.9

Lee Ainsworth

16.4

Dave Emerson

20.3

Geoff Carter

8.4

The Ant

6.8

 

99.9

 

 

Team:  Bier Wurst

Manager:  Darley

 

Cost

Mike Reeves

30.1

Gareth Timms

18.7

Chris Roberts

17.9

Matt Bullock

11.9

Jan Webster

9.7

Geoff Carter

8.4

 

96.7

 

 

Team:  Curry Wurst

Manager:  Darley

 

Cost

Ian Howarth

25.8

James Pearson

20.2

Russell Turner

15.8

Martin Westmoreland

14.5

Nick Hebbes

13.8

Andy Darley

9.9

 

99.9

 

 

Team:  Koch Wurst

Manager:  Darley

 

Cost

David Emerson

20.3

James Hoskins

18.9

Jon Newman

14.9

Jake Hotson

8.5

Matthew Reading

8.7

David Shorten

26.7

 

98.0

 

 

Team:  Gilbert’s Filberts

Manager:  Geoff

 

Cost

Mike Reeves

30.1

Russell Turner

15.8

Richard Hadfield

13.9