Far from the MCC

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MAD Fantasy Cricket - Season 2018

 

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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, wicketkeepers or clowns. Points are awarded to each Fantasy Team based on certain criteria after a match is completed (see footer).

 

James normally emails the latest updates on a week to week basis – unless he’s got no coverage in Iraq, Turkey, Thailand or wherever he is holidaying now he is retired doing fuck all. 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!

 

I am back from sailing the ocean blue – well done for a final game victory against Isis! Although this is the final update of the season remember things could change after player averages are taken into account.....

 

So, just the one game to account for. Player Points accumulated thus:

 

Player

Points

Ian Howarth

39

Jan Webster

30

Mike Reeves

30

Thornton Smith

27

Russell Turner

25

Chris Williams

16

Jake Hotson

10

Mark Rundle

10

Richard Hadfield

1

Chris Roberts

0

David Shorten

0

 

Now, Jokers played could feasibly be missing some, especially if you told me verbally at Astons! Anyway, ones I have recorded are: Lucan (all three teams), Me (Lemmings are Going Down) hmmmm not that many then – maybe I am thinking about all the ones that piled in at Astons.....anyway... Manager Points scored at the Isis game:

 

Manager

Team Name

Points

Lucan

Jesus Fuckin Christ

168

Lucan

You're Shitting Me

120

Jmo

Lemmings Are Going Down

105

George

George's Guessing Game

94

Emerson

Y'all Rue The Fucking Day!

91

Vicki

Got The Trotts

79

Reevesie

My Other Team

79

Lucan

Whoops

78

Nick

The Hills Have Four Eyes

74

Vladimir Putin

Bomb North Korea

74

Moo

The Batty Bowlers

67

Thorn

2017 Fantasy Cricket Winner

66

Thorn

How Did I Get Up Here

66

Russ

MAD Life Crisis

65

Jake

Cryptographically Secure Random Selection #2

65

Shorten

Hum Dum Ha Land

62

Reevesie

My Team

60

Psycho

KMDS

59

Jake

Cryptographically Secure Random Selection #1

57

Darley

The Knights Who Say Ekki-Ekki-Ekki-Ekki-Ptang-Zoom-Boing

55

Bob

PickIV

55

Gonzo

Snailbails

52

Timms

Richard Had…Lee Stumped Off a Wide

50

JMo

Isis Are Toast

49

Timms

Gareth Fields Sober

49

Shorten

Snakes Can Swim

49

Moo

Skippers Galore - Sorry Lego

49

Russ

Six in the City

49

Pearson

FatsAndy, SpamBob & WonkyMoo

39

Emerson

Thirteen Point Five??!!

39

Emerson

You Cheeky Bastard!!

39

Ainsworth

Slapperty Tickle

39

Polly

MAD Fantasy Cricket 2017 Winners

38

Pearson

Basket of Eggs

31

Timms

David's Wily

30

Moo

All The POTs – Maybe!

30

Jan

J. Rahman’s Baffled Army

30

Dobner

My Fantasy Team

30

Timms

Graham Tourpe, Arty

25

Shorten

Noot Noot!

25

Salad

Salad-Friendly PHATTN-R

25

Pearson

I Can't Believe it's not Cricket

25

Ainsworth

Blake's Blockers

25

Russ

Homer Wood Boundary

25

Bob

Pick6

25

Moo

Moooving On Up

10

Warnie

Lego Built My Kitchen

10

Melania Trump

Show Trump Some Love

10

Gonzo

Snowballs

10

Darley

The Knights Who Say Ni

1

Psycho

We Survived Balti Towers

0

Geoff

That's Got To Be a Wide!

0

Ainsworth

The Jive Turkeys

0

Bob

PickSix

0

 

 

So… in the final reckoning: Ainsworth and Reeves were both 25.4, and 24 people chose Ainsworth, 8 people chose Reeves, yet Reeves scored 42 more points than Ainsworth. Emerson and Hill were both 13.5, and 26 chose Emerson and 1 chose Hill, yet Hill scored 40 points more than Emerson.

 

Final money handouts were as follows – with 1st getting £135 going to ‘Blake’s Blockers’, Managed by Lee Ainsworth! 2nd place got £81.00, 3rd place got £40.50 and 4th place got £13.50.

 

 

 

 

 

See you next year – cheers,

 

Stan.

 

 

 

 

 

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League Table

 

Pos

 

Team

Manager

Points

Move

Sunday Joker

T20

Joker

 

In The Chase

1

Middle of the Road

Timms

981

0

N

N

N

2

Theresa May is Ray's Sis

Emerson

975

27

N

N

Y

3

Team 2

Pearson

947

0

N

N

N

4

Shagging Warner's Wife

Sonny Bill

902

0

N

N

N

5

Pizza Duff

JMo

865

15

N

N

Y

6

Team 1

Pearson

825

2

N

N

Y

7

Aaaaaargh Bristow

Psycho

824

3

N

N

Y

8

The Aussie Ball Tampering Experience

Russ

816

11

N

N

Y

9

Sick Squid

Reevesie

797

3

N

N

Y

10

More Green Ink

Russ

797

3

N

N

Y

11

This Lot 'R MAGIC'

Timms

797

3

N

N

Y

12

Jeff's Super Six

Moo

797

3

N

N

Y

13

Last Minute Dot Com

Geoff

796

11

N

N

Y

14

Giant Duck's Safe Word Is…

Darley

795

-12

N

N

Y

15

Good on Paper

Stevie D

789

12

N

N

Y

16

Ashers to Ashes

Russ

781

2

N

N

Y

17

ubi latebras caesar

Salad

780

5

N

N

Y

18

Looks Good on Sandpaper

Timms

780

5

N

N

Y

19

Team 3

Pearson

773

-12

N

N

N

20

One For The Road Ant?

Darley

755

-4

N

Y

Y

21

One from the Top and Any Other Five

Jake Whitely

744

10

N

N

Y

22

In Absence of Howarth we are Shit

Buckethands

735

15

N

N

N

23

Phoenix Rising

Polly

735

2

N

N

N

24

Sloppy Seconds

Cornelius

727

14

N

N

N

25

Hawkings Rusty Wheelchair

Psycho

722

1

N

N

Y

26

The Dim Reapers

Jan

710

-20

N

N

Y

27

Top Heavy

Timms

702

1

N

N

Y

28

In No Particular Order

Shorten

697

12

N

N

Y

29

MAD Tallawahs

Bob

689

-24

N

N

Y

30

Scoring Runs and Getting Wickets is What we do Best

Shorten

680

9

N

N

Y

31

Team Trumpton

Lord Lucan

679

1

N

N

Y

32

The Atlantic-Wide Motorway of Uncertainty

Jan

658

3

N

N

Y

33

If 6 was 9

Pops

638

-3

N

N

Y

34

Ian and Mike Are Great

Overinflated Opinion

638

-25

N

N

Y

35

Lord Tedwin of Hollyhock

Russ

636

-24

N

N

Y

36

584

Warnie

628

-19

N

N

Y

37

Lastminute.com

Moo

626

-16

N

N

Y

38

What-s is-a Cricket-a?

Nick Hill

620

6

N

N

Y

39

Sunrisers HyderaMAD

Bob

610

7

N

N

Y

40

Pizza Toppings

Jmo

583

-6

N

N

Y

41

MAD Dynamites

Bob

575

-8

N

N

Y

42

The Tamperers

The ANT

569

-1

N

N

Y

43

Sicks Aside

Reevesie

553

5

N

N

N

44

Thorn's Other Team

Thorn

536

-8

N

N

Y

45

Perchunckula Crevens

Emerson

532

4

N

N

N

46

I am not Retired Just Resting

Shorten

509

-4

N

N

Y

47

Team Hartley Hare

Lord Lucan

496

-4

N

N

Y

48

Team Bagpuss

Lord Lucan

423

2

N

N

Y

49

Two from the Top and Four Small Numbers

Jake Vorderman

414

-4

N

N

Y

50

Thorn's First Team

Thorn

404

-3

N

N

Y

51

A Fiver Wasted?

Moo

385

0

N

N

Y

 

 

 

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Final Player Points / Accrued Valuation (2016)

 

Player

 

Points

Value

Cost

Lee Ainsworth

1087

66.3

16.4

Gareth Timms

899

48.1

18.7

Ian Howarth

1131

43.8

25.8

James Pearson

769

38.1

20.2

David Shorten

932

34.9

26.7

Russell Turner

498

31.5

15.8

Thornton Smith

376

26.7

14.1

James Hoskins

495

26.2

18.9

Mike Reeves

735

24.4

30.1

Martin Westmoreland

299

20.6

14.5

Chris Roberts

341

19.1

17.9

Jon Newman

231

15.5

14.9

Geoff Carter

121

14.4

8.4

Dave Emerson

292

14.4

20.3

Andy Darley

135

13.6

9.9

Jake Hotson

111

13.1

8.5

Jan Webster

109

11.2

9.7

Mark Rundle

157

11.1

14.1

Richard Hadfield

114

8.2

13.9

Nick Hill

88

7.2

12.2

Patrick Mellor

21

2.6

8.2

Matt Bullock

28

2.4

11.9

Nick Hebbes

21

1.5

13.8

Ben Mander

0

0.0

6.8

Dan Emerson

0

0.0

8

Ian Leggate

0

0.0

6.8

Mark Shelley

0

0.0

7.9

Matthew Reading

0

0.0

8.7

Quintin Sanders

0

0.0

12.5

Stephen Parkinson

0

0.0

8.1

Steve Dobner

0

0.0

13.1

The Ant

0

0.0

6.8

Tony Mander

0

0.0

6.8

 

 

 

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List of Team Entries

 

 

Team:  The Knights Who Say Ni

Manager:  Darley

 

Cost

Chris Roberts

15.1

Dave Emerson

13.5

David Shorten

29.9

Geoff Carter

9.7

James Hoskins

17.2

Richard Hadfield

13.6

 

99.0

 

 

Team:  The Knights Who Say Ekki-Ptang-Zoom-Boing

Manager:  Darley

 

Cost

Gary Timms

19.8

Jan Webster

9.8

Lee Ainsworth

25.4

Martin Westmoreland

12.7

Matt Bullock

12.1

Russell Turner

15.2

 

95.0

 

 

Team:  Isis Are Toast

Manager:  JMO

 

Cost

Andy Darley

9.7

Ian Howarth

27.8

Jake Hotson

9.9

James Hoskins

17.2

Lee Ainsworth

25.4

Patrick Mellor

8.2

 

98.2

 

 

Team:  Lemmings Are Going Down

Manager:  JMO

 

Cost

Chris Roberts

15.1

David Shorten

29.9

Jake Hotson

9.9

James Hoskins

17.2

Martin Westmoreland

12.7

Russell Turner

15.2

 

100.0

 

 

Team:  David’s Wily

Manager:  Timms

 

Cost

Andy Darley

9.7

Dave Emerson

13.5

David Shorten

29.9

Gareth Timms

19.8

James Hoskins

17.2

Jan Webster

9.8

 

99.9

 

 

Team:  Richard Had…Lee Stumped Off a Wide

Manager:  Timms

 

Cost

Andy Darley

9.7

Dave Emerson

13.5

Ian Howarth

27.8

Jake Hotson

9.9

Lee Ainsworth

25.4

Richard Hadfield

13.6

 

99.9

 

 

Team:  Gareth Fields Sober

Manager:  Timms

 

Cost

Gareth Timms

19.8

Ian Howarth

27.8

Ian Leggate

6.9

James Pearson

21.2

Mark Rundle

11.6

Martin Westmoreland

12.7

 

100.0

 

 

Team:  Graham Tourpe, Arty

Manager:  Timms

 

Cost

Gareth Timms

19.8

Geoff Carter

9.7

James Hoskins

17.2

Lee Ainsworth

25.4

Martin Westmoreland

12.7

Russell Turner

15.2

 

100.0

 

 

Team:  Hum Dum Ha Land

Manager:  Shorten

 

Cost

Gareth Timms

19.8

James Hoskins

17.2

James Pearson

21.2

Mark Rundle

11.6

Russell Turner

15.2

Thornton Smith

14.9

 

99.9

 

 

Team:  Noot Noot!

Manager:  Shorten

 

Cost

Andy Darley

9.7

David Shorten

29.9

Gareth Timms

19.8

James Hoskins

17.2

Matthew Reading

7.8

Russell Turner

15.2

 

99.6

 

 

Team:  Snakes Can Swim

Manager:  Shorten

 

Cost

Gareth Timms

19.8

Ian Howarth

27.8

Ian Leggate

6.9

Lee Ainsworth

25.4

Mark Rundle

11.6

Matthew Reading

7.8

 

99.3

 

 

Team:  Salad-Friendly PHATTN-R

Manager:  Salad

 

Cost

Gareth Timms

19.8

James Hoskins

17.2

Jon Newman

13.8

Lee Ainsworth

25.4

Russell Turner

15.2

Stephen Parkinson

7.9

 

99.3

 

 

Team:  MAD Fantasy Cricket 2017 Winners

Manager:  Polly

 

Cost

Dave Emerson

13.5

David Shorten

29.9

Jake Hotson

9.9

James Hoskins

17.2

Richard Hadfield

13.6

Thornton Smith

14.9

 

99.0

 

 

Team:  Basket of Eggs

Manager:  Pearson

 

Cost

Ian Leggate

6.9

James Pearson

21.2

Lee Ainsworth

25.4

Mike Reeves

25.4

Richard Hadfield

13.6

Tony Mander

6.8

 

99.3

 

 

Team:  FatsAndy, SpamBob & WonkyMoo

Manager:  Pearson

 

Cost

Andy Darley

9.7

Chris Roberts

15.1

Dave Emerson

13.5

Ian Howarth

27.8

James Pearson

21.2

Martin Westmoreland

12.7

 

100.0

 

 

Team:  I Can’t Believe it’s not Cricket

Manager:  Pearson

 

Cost

Dave Emerson

13.5

Gareth Timms

19.8

James Hoskins

17.2

James Pearson

21.2

Martin Westmoreland

12.7

Russell Turner

15.2

 

99.6

 

 

Team:  Got The Trotts

Manager:  Vicki

 

Cost

Dave Emerson

13.5

Gareth Timms

19.8

Ian Howarth

27.8

Jake Hotson

9.9

James Hoskins

17.2

Jan Webster

9.8

 

98.0

 

 

Team:  The Hills Have Four Eyes

Manager:  Nick

 

Cost

Dave Emerson

13.5

Gareth Timms

19.8

Ian Howarth

27.8

Jake Hotson

9.9

Jon Newman

13.8

Russell Turner

15.2

 

100.0

 

 

Team:  Moooving On Up

Manager:  Moo

 

Cost

Chris Roberts

15.1

David Shorten

29.9

Gareth Timms

19.8

Jake Hotson

9.9

Martin Westmoreland

12.7

Matt Bullock

12.1

 

99.5

 

 

Team:  The Batty Bowlers

Manager:  Moo

 

Cost

Chris Roberts

15.1

Ian Howarth

27.8

James Pearson

21.2

Richard Hadfield

13.6

Thornton Smith

14.9

Tony Mander

6.8

 

99.4

 

 

Team:  All the POTs – Maybe!

Manager:  Moo

 

Cost

Dave Emerson

13.5

Gareth Timms

19.8

James Hoskins

17.2

Martin Westmoreland

12.7

Mike Reeves

25.4

The Ant

6.8

 

95.4

 

 

Team:  Skippers Galore – Sorry Lego

Manager:  Moo

 

Cost

Gareth Timms

19.8

Ian Howarth

27.8

Jake Hotson

9.9

James Hoskins

17.2

Martin Westmoreland

12.7

Matt Bullock

12.1

 

99.5

 

 

Team:  Thirteen point Five??!!

Manager:  Emerson