Cricket Between Counties

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A full house at Wanthede Road

The County Championship has gone into spring hibernation but there is still cricket being played between counties, so here’s a new page for the One-Day Cup.

TV cameras are going to be at TMN’s match against Warwickshire today, so you might be able to find a little corner of the interweb where you can see it.

There are six matches today, two tomorrow, one on Saturday, six on Sunday, two on Monday, and at least one game a day until next Saturday. (I’m not sure I like the way it’s scheduled.) Monday’s Roses match is also on the telly.

Game of the Season

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Glamorgan visit Leicestershire to see who is the most liberated team in the County Championship.

There are other games, most of which will last into the fourth day probably, but this one could be all over by tea on day one. Or it might be a great game and go all the way to the final ball of the last over on Monday. Who knows, in the wonderful world of county cricket?

I do hope Charlie Shreck is playing.

Fantasy Cricket League

 

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The new league, which mes has set up, is at https://cricketxi.com/league?league_id=87.

The joining code is WKBWQLSX.

For queries, post here or email me at the address at the top left.

The rules/laws are:

You have to have 15 players (unless you’re Pettsvaldo).

Otherwise (and this is verbatim unless specified):

League Rules

Trades

In between rounds, team owners are allowed to completed a limited number of trades.

You will only be able to complete your trades if you have enough money.

You have 30 trades to use over the whole season, with a limit of 4 trades in a single round.

You do not earn additional trades through the season, so once they are gone, they are gone!

Note that you can make an unlimited number of changes up until the start of the competition

Captains

You are able to select a Captain who will earn you double points. You can do this by clicking the ‘C’ button on a player in your starting XI

If you don’t select a Captain, nothing bad will happen, you just miss out on the opportunity for extra points.

If your captain scores a negative points, that will still be doubled.

Emergencies

You have an extra player per playing position, who will act as an emergency if a player in your starting XI for that position doesn’t play.

The emergency players points will only count to your score after a player in that position has not played in all their teams matches for that round.

Players that are listed in the team when the game starts will count, even if they score 0 points or they never get the chance to take to the field due to rain, so long as a ball has been bowled in that match.

If a game is abandoned before the toss or before a ball has been bowled, those players are not considered to have played a game.

Price Changes

Players will have their price adjusted after they have played 3 games.

A player can have more than one price adjustment if they play more than one game in a round.

League Structure

Each round you will play head-to-head against another team in your League, with teams ranked on a ladder based off those results.

League Owners have control over the structure of the league, the number of teams allowed, what round it starts and if it has finals or not.

Ladder

You get 4 points for a win, 2 for a draw, and no points for a loss. Teams are then ordered by most points, then by percentage (points scored in matches as a percentage of points conceeded)

Points Scoring

Batting Points
Runs:
1 point per run.

Runs Bonus:
5 points for 25, 10 more points for reaching 50, 15 more points for reaching 75, and so on. (Pussy adds: 20 more for 100, 25 more for 125, 30 more for 150, 35 more for 175, 40 more for 200. So a double century scores 200 + 180 bonus = 380)

Strike Rate:
5 points for a strike rate of 45, plus another 5 points for every additional 5 above that rate,
-5 points for a strike rate of 35, minus another 5 points for every additional 5 below that rate.
A minimum of 25 runs or 25 balls faced for points to take effect.

Boundaries:
One point per four. Three points per six.

Duck:
Minus twenty for getting out for a duck.

Bowling Points
Wickets:
30 points per wicket.

Economy Rate:
5 points every 0.5 run per over below 4.00, -5 points for every 0.5 run per over above 4.00. (min of 10 overs)

Strike Rate:
10 points for a strike rate of 60.00 (1 wicker per 10 overs) and an extra 10 points for every 6.00 (1 over) below 60.00 – (min of 2 wickets)

Maidens:
1 point for a maiden over.

Fielding Points
Catches:
15 points

Run Outs:
15 points

Stumpings:
20 point

[More to come]

New season, new look

 

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Well, here we are. Back to sanity. Or perhaps it’s insanity but a different and better insanity.

With the new season, the White Cat has had the more than invaluable help (much more than help, in fact) of Pettsvaldo in sprucing up the site as we meet a new season in which Glamorgan can now end up being tenth rather than just ninth in the table.

I hope you can easily find your way around the new layout. If you have any difficulties with it, or suggestions, just email Pussy. The latest page appears on the Homepage, there are links to recent pages to the right, and an ‘Old Posts’ button at the top right where all previous pages and comments are.

Will Macpherson, FRCJ, has reiterated to me how important it is to get activity and clicks on the Guardian blog for them to keep it going.

(More to come.)

 

IPL

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Less than two days before the premier domestic competition in the world begins, the IPL does.

It starts at 15.30 UK time, Sunrisers Hyderabad against Royal Challengers Bangalore, and is available on the wonderful internet thing.

My team is Sunrisers, purely because of Rashid Khan (and Mohamed Nabi).

Who’s your team?