2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby The Professor » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:53 am

Much like Cricket Australia, Arthur very quiet on the Steve Smith scandal.

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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:11 pm

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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Durhamfootman » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:23 pm

Durhamfootman wrote:Harmer's final sunfoil match finally got underway. He should be bowling at some stage tomorrow (day 4) and so I guess this is now all about trying to rescue some sort of score.

not bowling much at all, which is annoying.....that seems to be falling to the opening batsmen, so it looks as though they are trying to contrive something. Not much time to do it, there's only just over a session left

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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby The Professor » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:28 pm

RD - Looking like Warner is out of next test.

FTS - Could Lyon be next?
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby The Professor » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:24 pm

Australian media are reporting that Smith and David Warner could face one-year bans
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Durhamfootman » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:40 pm

Smith has given up the RR captaincy for the IPL. Will he play, I wonder?
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Durhamfootman » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:46 pm

5fer for Jeets in an innings defeat for Wellington, which is some consolation. Meanwhile Warriors ended up bowling the top 4 batters, instead of the bowlers, and then decided to settle for the draw, anyway..... which is a bit idiotic anyway, and very unhelpful to me.

only about 270 points for me this week, which is a lot less than I was hoping for.
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby The Professor » Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:15 pm

The more fatalist amongst us may believe that, in times of crisis, a hero emerges, Batman-like to save the day. The day after new Australian captain Tim Paine pledged to create an “environment where guys can come in and play cricket and just be themselves” it is perhaps fitting that the cricketer of the week goes to an Australian player who has been doing that for as long as he has been in the team. If you are looking for the sort of player to model the new Australian team on, Nathan Lyon might just be the guy for you. A guy who began at (very literally) grassroots level and has gone on to be one of the best spinners in Australian cricket history might find himself part of a leadership group that he appeared to not be part of in recent weeks. In the most turbulent of times he is a dependable figure. As all was falling around him during the third day of the third Test, Lyon did what he does best – and more. As well as claiming a five wicket haul he also bagged 47 late order runs from 58 balls in the first innings. He got out for a duck in the second innings – one of the toughest and most exposing team innings I can remember in Test cricket – however we are likely to see him continue as an ever more important part of this Australian cricket set up. His yield of 287 points sees him soar up the overall table and into fourth place – the highest Australian in the rankings.

To say that Jeetan Patel has also shot up the table is something of an understatement. For the longest period of time the veteran New Zealand bowler remained stagnant on 108 points . From there he has jumped into a four figure total quicker than any other player on our list. This is best shown when you look at how his points have progressed over the competition: 32, 58, 108, 108, 108, 108, 108, 108, 108, 108, 340, 884, 1101.


A similar trend can be seen in his position in our 24 man league. He debuted in week 2 with a 17th place position, then dropped to bottom place with two players yet to play, He remained in this bottom position until Week 11 when he finished top of the pile and jumped up to 22nd. Last week he jumped up to 12th and now he sits in 9th position – one place above his ex-international team mate Kane Williamson. This burst up the table has come off the back of three matches where he has got at least a fivefer in every match.

Patel sits one place below a player whose fate has worked in an exact opposite trajectory. Indian superstar Virat Kohli sits in a very pretty 8th position in our overall chart – despite the fact that he has not played a game for the last week. So impressive was his January and February form that he had such a lead on the pack that over a month off has not had too much of an effect on his position. A similar points based summary of his points tells this tale: 0, 43, 261, 376, 538, 939, 1184, 1231, 1231, 1231, 1231, 1231, 1231.

Just as it seems he might drop out of our top ten, the Indian captain will soon be soon be back in the red of Royal Challengers Bangalore and working his way back up the table.
This post will have to prove something of an obituary for at least two players. It is unclear as to whether Steve Smith and David Warner will get another point this calendar year so their totals this week may remain for the rest of the competition. Rather fittingly, both players remain side by side in the league, even if they do not stand united after the dust has settled on Sandpaper Gate. In terms of points scored, both players had one of their better totals in recent weeks. Steve Smith’s 72 was his best total for three weeks – despite the fact that 60 of his points came from fielding points. David Warner, in perhaps his last ever display in a baggy green, finished his first innings with a combative 28 ball 30. Aggressive to the last. Their respective totals of 706 and 752 puts them in 17th and 18th – but will probably be the two lowest scores by the end of the year.

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Nathan Lyon - 287
Dean Elgar - 225
AB De Villiers - 217
Jeetan Patel - 217
Kane Williamson - 152
Joe Root - 121
Quinton de Kock - 118
David Warner - 102
Mitchell Marsh - 101
Hashim Amla - 72
Steve Smith- 72
George Bailey - 71
Simon Harmer - 63
Rashid Khan - 40
Shaun Marsh - 26
JP Duminy - 12
Shakib Al Hasan - dnp
Ravi Ashwin - dnp
Jofra Archer - dnp
Jos Buttler - dnp
Aaron Finch- dnp
Ravi Jadeja - dnp
Virat Kohli - dnp
Sunil Narine - dnp

Overall

Rashid Khan - 2078
Simon Harmer - 2011
JP Duminy - 1671
Nathan Lyon - 1512
Sunil Narine- 1450
Joe Root - 1429
Mitchell Marsh - 1346
Virat Kohli- 1231
Jeetan Patel - 1101
Kane Williamson -1058
Jos Buttler - 1026
Aaron Finch - 999
AB De Villiers- 995
Ravi Ashwin - 878
Quinton de Kock - 788
Dean Elgar- 782
David Warner - 752
Steve Smith - 706
Hashim Amla - 670
Shakib Al Hasan - 662
George Bailey - 631
Jofra Archer - 550
Shaun Marsh- 532
Ravi Jadeja - 412

Headlines
GG-AS opens a gap at the top.
A gap forms between Rich and the bottom 4.
FTS has a successful week and jumps from 7th to 4th.

Week


FTS - 512
Andy - 369
DFM - 280
RDJ - 219
GG-AS - 161
Arthur - 144
Red Devil- 128
Adi - 72
The Professor- 12
DC - 0
Ian - 0
Rich - 0


Overall

GG-AS - 3507
The Professor - 3121
DFM - 3113
FTS - 2294
Red Devil Jr - 2134
Andy - 2053
Adi - 1911
Rich - 1904
Dr Cricket - 1549
Arthur - 1337
Red Devil - 1284
Ian - 1074
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Durhamfootman » Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:21 pm

cheers Prof

I was a thousand points behind the leader a couple of weeks ago, so to be four hundred behind now feels like good progress. Hopefully Jeets will play tonight for Wellington, and hopefully the weather won't do what it did to Harmer's last match.

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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby GG - Amir Sohail » Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:06 pm

Good stuff Prof. Hoping Root will play the early CC games and rediscover how to get to three figures.
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:22 pm

Steve Smith might find himself a county and wreck whichever division he is in. Good idea for a player with time on his hands and a slight question over his ability against swing.
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby andy » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:01 pm

Somerset have pulled out of their Bancroft deal, so i highly doubt anyone will go near Smith until his intenrational ban is over.
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Durhamfootman » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:47 pm

andy wrote:Somerset have pulled out of their Bancroft deal, so i highly doubt anyone will go near Smith until his intenrational ban is over.

I agree with that, but there is probably no reason why another team wouldn't come in for him once the dust has settled, after all, sports teams rarely show any scruples (unless it's likely to cost them some dosh)...... so AC might not be completely out of things yet.
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Durhamfootman » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:19 am

Jeets signs off in the Plunket Shield with another nice little 5fer. Gawd bless him. Not sure if JPD, Rashid or Narine have played, or will play this week. Root didn't do anything startling either, so I'm rather hoping to further close the gap with the top

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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby The Professor » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:46 am

Indeed they do.
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