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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 (when he can be arsed) – unless he’s got no coverage in Iraq, Turkey, Thailand or wherever he is holidaying. 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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2018 News on MAD Fantasy Cricket (by James Hoskins)

 

 

Hello Punters!

 

OK – time to get those spreadsheets and Choosing Hats out to select this year’s MAD Fantasy Cricket Teams!

 

Before the costs, a few crucial points to make including a critical rule change:

 

1. Please note – Player costings are mainly based on past performance of players over their Fantasy Careers. The figures are manipulated slightly based on net performance, net rumours and news and finally a bit of mathematical jiggery pokery to ensure team selection for a maximum of 100 points isn’t too simple. 

 

2. In order to balance the batting and bowling bonuses there will be a change to the T20 economy bonus. Bowlers now have to achieve an economy rate of LESS than 4 in a T20 to obtain a bonus 25 points.

 

3. This Season there will be a side competition to the main league (details of which to be announced after the first game) There will be an additional £1.00 fee to enter, so total fee per team will be £6.00. Trust me, you want to be in this exciting new side game entitled ‘The MAD Chase’ so get selecting!

 

Right, for those who have not been involved in Fantasy Cricket before, the aim of the game is to select your team of SIX MAD Players from the list below. Total cost of all six players must not exceed 100 points (it can equal 100 points) Players will be awarded points based on their performance during each match (points awarded as per table below) You will have two Jokers available to play throughout the Season – one for Sunday games and one for T20 games. When the Jokers are played, your team points earned will be trebled. You will also get to select a Tour Joker whose points earned during tour will be trebled.

 

Entries cost £6.00 per team entered, monies payable to Mike. There is no limit to the number of teams entered per person. All monies collected will go towards paying out the top four places at the end of the season, plus the winner of ‘The MAD Chase’.

 

You can find all the player costings and information regarding the point scoring system at the footer of this page.

 

Cheers,

 

Stan.

 

 

 

 

 

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League Table

 

Pos

 

Team

Manager

Points

Move

Sunday Joker

T20

Joker

 

In The Chase?

1

Team 2

Pearson

5313

-

-

-

 

2

Shagging Warner's Wife

Sonny Bill

4976

-

-

-

 

3

Aaaaaargh Bristow

Psycho

4905

-

-

-

 

4

Middle of the Road

Timms

4854

-

-

-

 

5

Jeff's Super Six

Moo

4802

-

-

-

 

6

Sick Squid

Reevesie

4790

-

-

-

 

7

This Lot 'R MAGIC'

Timms

4698

-

-

-

 

8

More Green Ink

Russ

4598

-

-

-

 

9

Ashers to Ashes

Russ

4553

-

-

-

 

10

Giant Duck's Safe Word Is…

Darley

4533

-

-

-

 

11

Looks Good on Sandpaper

Timms

4426

-

-

-

 

12

One from the Top and Any Other Five

Jake Whitely

4303

-

-

-

 

13

Theresa May is Ray's Sis

Emerson

4252

-

-

-

 

14

In Absence of Howarth we are Shit

Buckethands

4223

-

-

-

 

15

Good on Paper

Stevie D

4201

-

-

-

 

16

In No Particular Order

Shorten

4095

-

-

-

 

17

Top Heavy

Timms

4086

-

-

-

 

18

Team 1

Pearson

4057

-

-

-

 

19

Scoring Runs and Getting Wickets is What we do Best

Shorten

4038

-

-

-

 

20

ubi latebras caesar

Salad

3800

-

-

-

 

21

Sloppy Seconds

Cornelius

3707

-

-

-

 

22

Ian and Mike Are Great

Overinflated Opinion

3706

-

-

-

 

23

What-s is-a Cricket-a?

Nick Hill

3699

-

-

-

 

24

Hawkings Rusty Wheelchair

Psycho

3683

-

-

-

 

25

Team Trumpton

Lord Lucan

3675

-

-

-

 

26

MAD Dynamites

Bob

3607

-

-

-

 

27

Sunrisers HyderaMAD

Bob

3510

-

-

-

 

28

Perchunckula Crevens

Emerson

3480

-

-

-

 

29

The Aussie Ball Tampering Experience

Russ

3459

-

-

-

 

30

Pizza Duff

JMo

3406

-

-

-

 

31

If 6 was 9

Pops

3401

-

-

-

 

32

One For The Road Ant?

Darley

3367

-

-

-

 

33

Lord Tedwin of Hollyhock

Russ

3342

-

-

-

 

34

Pizza Toppings

Jmo

3299

-

-

-

 

35

Last Minute Dot Com

Geoff

3281

-

-

-

 

36

Phoenix Rising

Polly

3155

-

-

-

 

37

Thorn's First Team

Thorn

3077

-

-

-

 

38

Team 3

Pearson

3070

-

-

-

 

39

Team Hartley Hare

Lord Lucan

3034

-

-

-

 

40

MAD Tallawahs

Bob

2999

-

-

-

 

41

Two from the Top and Four Small Numbers

Jake Vorderman

2876

-

-

-

 

42

Lastminute.com

Moo

2867

-

-

-

 

43

The Dim Reapers

Jan

2851

-

-

-

 

44

Sicks Aside

Reevesie

2798

-

-

-

 

45

The Atlantic-Wide Motorway of Uncertainty

Jan

2578

-

-

-

 

46

584

Warnie

2459

-

-

-

 

47

Thorn's Other Team

Thorn

2362

-

-

-

 

48

Team Bagpuss

Lord Lucan

2175

-

-

-

 

49

I am not Retired Just Resting

Shorten

2141

-

-

-

 

50

The Tamperers

The ANT

2112

-

-

-

 

51

A Fiver Wasted?

Moo

1789

-

-

-

Y

 

 

 

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List of Team Entries

 

 

 

Team:  Two from the Top and Four Small Numbers

 

Team:  One from the Top and Any Other Five

 

Team:  Good on Paper

Manager:  Jake Vorderman

 

Manager:  Jake Whitely

 

Manager:  Stevie D

 

Cost

 

 

Cost

 

 

Cost

Mike Reeves

29.8

 

Ian Howarth

26.7

 

Ian Howarth

26.7

David Shorten

28.1

 

Gareth Timms

20.8

 

James Pearson

20.8

Richard Hadfield

13.5

 

Chris Williams

16.8

 

Chris Williams

16.8

Andy Darley

9.9

 

Jon Newman

14.4

 

Martin Westmoreland

13.6

Jan Webster

9.6

 

Mark Rundle

12.2

 

Jon Newman

14.4

Cornelius Vermaak

8.7

 

Patrick Mellor

7.9

 

The ANT

7.7

Total

99.6

 

Total

98.8

 

Total

100.0

 

 

Team:  This Lot ‘R MAGIC’

 

Team:  Last Minute Dot Com

 

Team:  Lastminute.com

Manager:  Timms

 

Manager:  Geoff

 

Manager:  Moo

 

Cost

 

 

Cost

 

 

Cost

Richard Hadfield

13.5

 

James Hoskins

25.5

 

Mike Reeves

29.8

Mark Rundle

12.2

 

Chris Williams

16.8

 

Gareth Timms

20.8

Andy Darley

9.9

 

Russell Turner

15.1

 

Russell Turner

15.1

Gareth Timms

20.8

 

Richard Hadfield

13.5

 

Matt Bullock

13.3

Ian Howarth

26.7

 

James Pearson

20.8

 

Geoff Carter

10.1

Chris Williams

16.8

 

Patrick Mellor

7.9

 

Andy Darley

9.9

Total

99.9

 

Total

99.6

 

Total

99.0

 

 

Team:  Jeff’s Super Six

 

Team:  A Fiver Wasted?

 

Team:  If 6 was 9

Manager:  Moo

 

Manager:  Moo

 

Manager:  Pops

 

Cost

 

 

Cost

 

 

Cost

Ian Howarth

26.7

 

David Shorten

28.1

 

David Shorten

28.1

Gareth Timms

20.8

 

James Hoskins

25.5

 

James Pearson

20.8

Chris Williams

16.8

 

Chris Roberts

13.9

 

Chris Roberts

13.9

Richard Hadfield

13.5

 

Jake Hotson

12.3

 

Cornelius Vermaak

8.7

Mark Rundle

12.2

 

Geoff Carter

10.1

 

Russell Turner

15.1

Andy Darley

9.9

 

Patrick Mellor

7.9

 

Mark Rundle

12.2

Total

99.9

 

Total

97.8

 

Total

98.8

 

 

Team:  Giant Duck’s Safe Word is…

 

Team:  One For the Road, Ant?

 

Team:  Shagging Warner’s Wife

Manager:  Darley

 

Manager:  Darley

 

Manager:  Sonny Bill

 

Cost

 

 

Cost

 

 

Cost

Ian Howarth

26.7

 

Mike Reeves

29.8

 

Ian Howarth

26.7

James Pearson

20.8

 

David Shorten

28.1

 

Gareth Timms

20.8

Gareth Timms

20.8

 

Chris Williams

16.8

 

Chris Williams

16.8

Russell Turner

15.1

 

Andy Darley

9.9

 

Russell Turner

15.1

Nick Hebbes

8.7

 

The Ant

7.7

 

Andy Darley

9.9

Patrick Mellor

7.9

 

Stephen Parkinson

7.7

 

Geoff Carter

10.1

Total

100.0

 

Total

100.0

 

Total

99.4

 

 

Team:  Hawking’s Rusty Wheelchair

 

Team:  Aaaaaargh Bristow

 

Team:  Sicks Aside

Manager:  Psycho

 

Manager:  Psycho

 

Manager:  Reevsie

 

Cost

 

 

Cost

 

 

Cost

Mike Reeves

29.8

 

Ian Howarth

26.7

 

David Shorten

28.1

Chris Williams

16.8

 

Chris Williams

16.8

 

James Hoskins

25.5

Russell Turner

15.1

 

Russell Turner

15.1

 

Chris Williams

16.8

Chris Roberts

13.9

 

Jon Newman

14.4

 

Andy Darley

9.9

Jake Hotson

12.3

 

Chris Roberts

13.9

 

Jan Webster

9.6

Geoff Carter

10.1

 

Mark Rundle

12.2

 

Cornelius Vermaak

8.7

Total

98

 

Total

99.1

 

Total

98.6

 

 

Team:  Sick Squid

 

Team:  Pizza Duff

 

Team:  Ian and Mike are Great

Manager:  Reevsie

 

Manager:  JMO

 

Manager:  Overinflated Opinion

 

Cost

 

 

Cost

 

 

Cost

Ian Howarth

26.7

 

James Hoskins

25.5

 

Mike Reeves

29.8

Gareth Timms

20.8

 

Ian Howarth

26.7

 

Ian Howarth

26.7

Chris Williams

16.8

 

Jon Newman

14.4

 

Russell Turner

15.1

Richard Hadfield

13.5

 

Russell Turner

15.1

 

Andy Darley

9.9

Mark Rundle

12.2

 

Andy Darley

9.9

 

Jan Webster

9.6

Andy Darley

9.9

 

Stephen Parkinson

7.7

 

Cornelius Vermaak

8.7

Total

99.9

 

Total

99.3

 

Total

99.8

 

 

Team:  Team Hartley Hare

 

Team:  Team Trumpton

 

Team:  Team Bagpuss

Manager:  Lord Lucan

 

Manager:  Lord Lucan

 

Manager:  Lord Lucan

 

Cost

 

 

Cost

 

 

Cost

Mike Reeves

29.8

 

Mike Reeves

29.8

 

David Shorten

28.1

Gareth Timms

20.8

 

Chris Williams

16.8

 

James Hoskins

25.5

Martin Westmoreland

13.6

 

Russell Turner

15.1

 

Richard Hadfield

13.5

David Emerson

13.5

 

Martin Westmoreland

13.6

 

Jake Hotson

12.3

Jake Hotson

12.3

 

Richard Hadfield

13.5

 

Andy Darley

9.9

Andy Darley

9.9

 

Andy Darley

9.9

 

Jan Webster

9.6

Total

99.9

 

Total

98.7

 

Total

98.9

 

 

Team:  Sloppy Seconds

 

Team:  In No Particular Order

 

Team:  I am not Retired Just Resting

Manager:  Cornelius

 

Manager:  Shorten

 

Manager:  Shorten

 

Cost

 

 

Cost

 

 

Cost

David Shorten

28.1

 

Mark Rundle

12.2

 

Mike Reeves

29.8

Gareth Timms

20.8

 

Ian Howarth

26.7

 

James Hoskins

25.5

Chris Williams

16.8

 

Chris Williams

16.8

 

Cornelius Vermaak

8.7

Jon Newman

14.4

 

James Hoskins

25.5

 

Mark Rundle

12.2

Andy Darley

9.9

 

Andy Darley

9.9

 

Andy Darley

9.9

Cornelius Vermaak

8.7

 

Cornelius Vermaak

8.7

 

Chris Roberts

13.9

Total

98.7

 

Total

99.8

 

Total

100.0

 

 

Team:  Scoring Runs and Getting Wickets is What we do Best

 

Team:  In Absence of Howarth we are Shit

 

Team:  584

Manager:  Shorten

 

Manager:  Buckethands

 

Manager:  Warnie

 

Cost

 

 

Cost

 

 

Cost

Gareth Timms

20.8

 

Chris Roberts

13.9

 

Mike Reeves

29.8

Richard Hadfield

13.5

 

David Shorten

28.1

 

Matthew Bullock

13.3

David Shorten

28.1

 

Chris Williams

16.8

 

Russell Turner

15.1

Chris Williams

16.8

 

Jan Webster

9.6

 

Gareth Timms

20.8

Andy Darley

9.9

 

Andy Darley

9.9

 

Cornelius Vermaak

8.7

Cornelius Vermaak

8.7

 

James Pearson

20.8

 

Andy Darley

9.9

Total

97.8

 

Total

99.1

 

Total

97.6

 

 

Team:  Phoenix Rising

 

Team:  Sunrisers HyderaMAD

 

Team:  MAD Dynamites

Manager:  Polly

 

Manager:  Bob

 

Manager:  Bob

 

Cost

 

 

Cost

 

 

Cost

James Hoskins

25.5

 

David Shorten

28.1

 

David Shorten

28.1

James Pearson

20.8

 

Gareth Timms

20.8

 

Ian Howarth

26.7

Gareth Timms

20.8

 

Chris Williams

16.8

 

Russell Turner

15.1

Geoff Carter

10.1

 

Matt Bullock

13.3

 

Andy Darley

9.9

Andy Darley

9.9

 

Jake Hotson

12.3

 

Jan Webster

9.6

Jake Hotson

12.3

 

Cornelius Vermaak

8.7

 

Cornelius Vermaak

8.7

Total

99.4

 

Total

100

 

Total

98.1

 

 

Team:  MAD Tallawahs

 

Team:  ubi latebras Caesar

 

Team:  Looks Good on Sandpaper

Manager:  Bob

 

Manager:  Salad

 

Manager:  Timms

 

Cost

 

 

Cost

 

 

Cost

Mike Reeves

29.8

 

David Shorten

28.1

 

David Shorten

28.1

Gareth Timms

20.8

 

Gareth Timms

20.8

 

Chris Williams

16.8

Russell Turner

15.1

 

Chris Williams

16.8

 

Russell Turner

15.1

Chris Roberts

13.9

 

Russell Turner

15.1

 

Cornelius Vermaak

8.7

Andy Darley

9.9

 

Andy Darley

9.9

 

Andy Darley

9.9

Jan Webster

9.6

 

Cornelius Vermaak

8.7

 

Gareth TImms

20.8

Total

99.1

 

Total

99.4

 

Total

99.4

 

 

Team:  Middle of the Road

 

Team:  Top Heavy

 

Team:  The Dim Reapers

Manager:  Timms

 

Manager:  Timms

 

Manager:  Jan

 

Cost

 

 

Cost

 

 

Cost

Russell Turner

15.1

 

Ian Howarth

26.7

 

James Hoskins

25.5

James Pearson

20.8

 

Mike Reeves

29.8

 

Ian Howarth

26.7

Gareth Timms

20.8

 

Chris Williams

16.8

 

Russell Turner

15.1

Chris Williams

16.8

 

Cornelius Vermaak

8.7

 

Cornelius Vermaak

8.7

Jake Hotson

12.3

 

Andy Darley

9.9

 

Andy Darley

9.9

Chris Roberts

13.9

 

Stephen Parkinson

7.7

 

Chris Roberts

13.9

Total

99.7

 

Total

99.6

 

Total

99.8

 

 

Team:  The Atlantic-Wide Motorway of Uncertainty

 

Team:  Team 1

 

Team:  Team 2

Manager:  Jan

 

Manager:  Pearson

 

Manager:  Pearson

 

Cost

 

 

Cost

 

 

Cost

James Hoskins

25.5

 

Mike Reeves

29.8

 

Ian Howarth

26.7

James Pearson

20.8

 

James Pearson

20.8

 

James Pearson

20.8

Gareth Timms

20.8

 

Chris Williams

16.8

 

Chris Williams

16.8

Matt Bullock

13.3

 

Chris Roberts

13.9

 

Russell Turner

15.1

Jan Webster

9.6

 

Andy Darley

9.9

 

Geoff Carter

10.1

Andy Darley

9.9

 

Cornelius Vermaak

8.7

 

Andy Darley

9.9

Total

99.9

 

Total

99.9

 

Total

99.4

 

 

Team:  Team 3

 

Team:  What-s is-a Cricket-a?

 

Team:  Theresa May is Ray’s Sis

Manager:  Pearson

 

Manager:  Nick Hill

 

Manager:  Emerson

 

Cost

 

 

Cost

 

 

Cost

James Hoskins

25.5

 

David Shorten

28.1

 

Chris Williams

16.8

James Pearson

20.8

 

Chris Williams

16.8

 

Jon Newman

14.4

Gareth Timms

20.8

 

Andy Darley

9.9

 

Stephen Parkinson

7.7

Chris Roberts

13.9

 

Thornton Smith

13.6

 

Dave Emerson

13.5

Cornelius Vermaak

8.7

 

Gary Timms

20.8

 

Ian Howarth

26.7

Andy Darley

9.9

 

Cornelius Vermaak

8.7

 

Gareth Timms

20.8

Total

99.6

 

Total

97.9

 

Total