2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Durhamfootman » Mon May 07, 2018 7:29 pm

and before Kevin Shine began his stress fracture of the back avoidance techniques that just sucked all the pace out of pace bowlers without even remotely preventing stress fractures of the back

and he gets paid for that, too.

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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Durhamfootman » Mon May 07, 2018 9:20 pm

417 points for Jeets for next week..... woo hoo!
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Mon May 07, 2018 9:48 pm

I think the big bats and short boundaries were another reason that spinners were written off. England had a dozen reasons for leaving out a spinner.

Short boundaries were a classic Peter Moores reason for leaving out a spinner.
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby andy » Tue May 08, 2018 2:42 pm

more runs for willamson :)
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby GG - Amir Sohail » Tue May 08, 2018 2:45 pm

Here's hoping Root makes up for his weeks of doing f all when the England games start. Hundreds not pretty fifties please, Joe!
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby The Professor » Sat May 12, 2018 11:00 am

His performances are metronomic as ever. Jeetan Patel will deliver every other match. Coming off the back of his disappointing yield of just 40 points from his first game for Warwickshire against Sussex, he has now picked up over 600 points from his next two games with a week off in between. His score of 417 was a serious total that set a high bar for his IPL compatriots after he set it on Bank Holiday Monday with a match yield of 10 wickets against Derbyshire. His table topping score has seen his overall position take a massive jump, overlapping IPL Stars Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson and moving him into 4th place.

He set a high bar but Jos Buttler seemed determined to challenge him all the way down to the wire. The Rajasthan player has put in a shift for his ailing team this week with three scores over 50 - culminating in his hugely impressing 95* against Chennai that keeps his team in the playoff hunt. His weekly total of 378 would have been enough for him to come out on top in any of the last seven weeks but instead he's pipped into second by a 38 year old playing in Birmingham. His three impressive knocks puts him very much in the mix from the players chasing the top 4. He currently sits 7th - a mere 76 points off Kohli.

229 points from a week is a hugely impressive total of points for any player and Kane Williamson will be disappointed that it only puts him fourth this week but he can take some solace in the fact it is practically stratospheric compared to the two Bangalore players that he has been competing with most closely throughout this competition . The New Zealander was the victim of Kohli playing one more game than him last week but the reverse situation has yielded a much more dramatic disparity in points this week. Kohli's 89 points from his game against Williamson's Bangalore pails in comparison to the massive haul from his opposing captain. In turn, AB De Villiers would be looking on envious at Kohli's 89, scoring, as he did, a mere 5 point. That is now just 6 points from the last two weeks since the Soutn African's table topping performance in Week 17. Williamson now overtakes a number of players including Kohli to sit fifth - the leader of the chasing pack.

Often hindsight can be a wonderful thing. Joe Root entered the County Championship fray saying that he wanted to ignite his run scoring and inspire his Yorkshire and England team mates to follow suit. Cue a duck and a score of 35 runs with no further contributions with the ball or in the field and Root ends on his lowest ever score in a week where he has played. He sits bottom of the overall top ten alongside the equally flagging AB De Villiers - one good performance from the South African could push the England captain out for the first time.

Among the joys of collating these points are the fact that it throws up statistical anomalies that I would never have unmasked otherwise. First is out of form Mumbai player JP Duminy who, whilst not prolific, is certainly consistent with two successive scores of 33 points from the last four games over the last two weeks. Another is Jofra Archer's penchant for a zero. Although not known for his batting, four consecutive scores of 0 including two scores of 0* must be some kind of record.

Although the top of the table is closer than ever with just one point separating out of form Rashid Khan from rain affected Simon Harmer, the bottom of the table may have reached a familiar normality. It has taken awhile for the dust to settle on the ball tampering scandal but the foot of the table now consists of David Warner, Steve Smith and George Bailey. A situation that may remain forever thus.

Week

Jeetan Patel - 417
Jos Buttler - 378
Hashim Amla- 241
Kane Williamson - 229
Shakib Al Hasan - 135
Simon Harmer - 106
Shaun Marsh - 101
Virat Kohli- 89
Jofra Archer - 80
Sunil Narine - 69
Ravi Ashwin - 40
Joe Root- 35
JP Duminy - 33
Rashid Khan - 21
Ravi Jadeja - 20
AB De Villiers - 9
George Bailey - dnp
Quinton de Kock- dnp
Dean Elgar - dnp
Aaron Finch - dnp
Nathan Lyon - dnp
Mitchell Marsh- dnp
Steve Smith - dnp
David Warner - dnp

Overall

Rashid Khan - 2528
Simon Harmer - 2527
Sunil Narine- 2172
Jeetan Patel - 2126
Kane Williamson -1963
Virat Kohli- 1927
Jos Buttler - 1851
Nathan Lyon - 1789
JP Duminy - 1737
Joe Root - 1650
AB De Villiers- 1636
Mitchell Marsh - 1425
Quinton de Kock - 1292
Hashim Amla - 1224
Ravi Ashwin - 1185
Shakib Al Hasan - 1140
Dean Elgar- 1054
Aaron Finch - 1053
Jofra Archer - 839
Shaun Marsh- 821
Ravi Jadeja - 761
David Warner - 752
Steve Smith - 706
George Bailey - 631

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A barn storming week for DFM and a less than impressive week for GG-AS stretches the gap at the top.

Rich is the biggest mover - up 2 from last week.

Week

DFM - 523
Rich - 418
Adi - 320
Andy - 234
Ian - 155
The Professor- 102
RD - 101
DC - 80
GG-AS - 56
Arthur - 0
FTS - 0
RDJ - 0

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DFM - 4653
GG-AS - 4178
The Professor - 3909
Andy - 3599
Adi - 3151
Rich - 3036
FTS - 2843
Red Devil Jr - 2717
Ian - 2001
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Durhamfootman » Sat May 12, 2018 9:19 pm

nicely done, Prof :salute

my decision to avoid international's does seem to be paying off..... at least for now. I did think it would, but my very early season form was a tad worrying.
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Durhamfootman » Sun May 13, 2018 10:03 pm

Harmer's turn to bag me some very handy points

with the possibility of some more later in the week when the RL50 starts
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby The Professor » Wed May 16, 2018 4:54 pm

"It has been said of the unseen army of the dead, on their everlasting march, that when they are passing a rural cricket ground the Englishman falls out of the ranks for a moment to look over the gate and smile."
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Dr Cricket » Wed May 16, 2018 6:23 pm

not really since it would be impossible for you to collect the result.
Cricinfo won't have the data and not sure results or scores would be available on the net.
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Dr Cricket » Wed May 16, 2018 6:27 pm

The Professor wrote:I have every intention of including every ball hit or delivered by that player in any competition that is featured on Cricinfo's batabase.

That, gentlemen, is my vow.


Don't think Australia club cricket is included but Counties 2nd eleven is.
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Durhamfootman » Thu May 17, 2018 2:11 pm

Durhamfootman wrote:Harmer's turn to bag me some very handy points

with the possibility of some more later in the week when the RL50 starts

another 75 half way through his first RL50 match. With a bit of luck he'll bag a few runs as well
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby The Professor » Sat May 19, 2018 3:07 pm

Simon Harmer has had a good week. Not only did he get his sixth fivefer in his last ten games; not only did he finish top of the weekly points league with almost double the points of such luminaries as AB De Villiers, Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli; not only did he get his fourth Best cricketer of the Week title and first since March but most importantly he finally managed to reel in Rashid Khan to become statistically the best cricketer of 2018 so far. He has topped this league before. Rashid Khan displaced the South African bowler half way through March and has been at the top of the table ever since - but his poor performances for Hyderabad coupled with Harmer bringing his Sunfoil Series form back to Essex has seen Harmer claim a 309 run lead on the Afghanistan spinner. With Harmer playing almost as many games as Rashid Khan over the next week we could see him further extend his lead this week.

At this point of the IPL we start to see strike rates rise as net run rate starts to play a bigger part on the overall table. We have certainly seen this play a key feature with the triumvirate of batsmen we have been paying close attention to throughout the tournament. At the start of the tournament Kohli, De Villiers and Williamson (in that order) were sat 9th, 10th and 11th. They have matched each other stroke for stroke this year and have now reversed their order and now sit in 5th, 6th and 8th. Two other players that have joined this big hitting party are Jos Buttler (7th) and Sunil Narine (3rd). These 5, plus three rather unexpected intruders, have all given at least one big hitting performance this week. Below is a table to exemplify this quick hitting trend over the last week.

Sunil Narine - 21 off 7 against Rajasthan
Sunil Narine - 75 off 36 against Punjab
Ravi Ashwin - 45 off 22 against Kolkata
AB De Villiers- 72 off 37 against Delhi
Kane Williamson - 81 off 42 against Bangalore
Jos Buttler - 94 off 53 against Mumbai
Jos Buttler - 39 off 22 against Kolkata
AB De Villiers- 69 off 39 against Hyderabad
Virat Kohli - 70 off 40 against Delhi
Virat Kohli - 48 off 28 against Punjab
Aaron Finch - 34 off 20 against Kolkata
Ravi Jadeja - 27 off 18 against Delhi

The first thing that stands out here is the fact that so many of these clattering performances are from the same games. To see one score over 20 with a strike rate 150+ in a game is rare but when times are hard these performers can grab them seemingly with ease. At the top of this table sits a double performance from Sunil Narine who has sealed his position as a devastating if not always long lasting opening batsman that can give the rest of the batting line up the chance to build off of his exploits. After two torrid weeks of poor performances and illness, AB De Villiers is back to his best with two performances way over 50 and coupled with a great strike rate. Another player back from the brink is Aaron Finch who has got three decent scores now he is back in the Punjab team one with a strike rate just over the 150 mark. Two anomalies come from Ravi Jadeja and Ravi Ashwin, two bowlers who are really struggling with wickets in this tournament but both showing they have some surprises up their sleeve with the bat.

Yorkshire and England batsman Joe Root wanted his spell in domestic cricket to set him up for his national performances - and many will fear it has done just that. Last time out for England, Root's performances with the bat were underwhelming and he would oftentimes yield more points with the ball than he would with the bat - and this is just how he has ended his spell with the White Rose. As he turns his attention to Pakistan and a return to his more familiar spot batting at three, one hopes he will reignite his year and keep his rightful place in the overall top ten.

Week

Simon Harmer - 400
AB De Villiers- 271
Kane Williamson - 242
Virat Kohli - 240
Sunil Narine- 236
Jos Buttler - 213
Aaron Finch - 186
Jeetan Patel - 157
Ravi Ashwin - 145
Hashim Amla- 141
Dean Elgar - 102
Joe Root- 102
Ravi Jadeja - 97
Shaun Marsh - 94
Rashid Khan - 90
Jofra Archer - 76
Shakib Al Hasan - 8
JP Duminy- 0
George Bailey - dnp
Quinton de Kock- dnp
Nathan Lyon - dnp
Mitchell Marsh - dnp
Steve Smith - dnp
David Warner - dnp

Overall

Simon Harmer - 2927
Rashid Khan - 2618
Sunil Narine- 2408
Jeetan Patel - 2283
Kane Williamson -2205
Virat Kohli- 2167
Jos Buttler - 2064
AB De Villiers- 1907
Nathan Lyon - 1789
Joe Root - 1752
JP Duminy - 1737
Mitchell Marsh - 1425
Hashim Amla - 1365
Ravi Ashwin - 1330
Quinton de Kock - 1292
Aaron Finch - 1239
Dean Elgar- 1156
Shakib Al Hasan - 1148
Jofra Archer - 915
Shaun Marsh- 915
Ravi Jadeja - 858
David Warner - 752
Steve Smith - 706
George Bailey - 631

Headlines

Dr Cricket the only mover - o'er-leaping Ian.
DFM gets his second consecutive score of 500+
Andy reels in third position.

Week

DFM - 557
Andy - 513
Adi - 381
Rich - 358
DC - 262
The Professor- 236
GG-AS - 192
Ian - 105
FTS - 102
RD - 94
Arthur - 0
RDJ - 0

Overall

DFM - 5210
GG-AS - 4370
The Professor - 4145
Andy - 4112
Adi - 3532
Rich - 3394
FTS - 2945
Red Devil Jr - 2717
Dr Cricket - 2154
Ian - 2106
Red Devil - 1667
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Durhamfootman » Sat May 19, 2018 4:02 pm

oooh..... big lead

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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Sat May 19, 2018 6:07 pm

Durham has won this one.
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