2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby meninblue » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:08 pm

Excellent work Professor with timely updates. :thumb
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:06 pm

Ditto, though my calculations won't slow the process down...
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Durhamfootman » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:17 pm

Durhamfootman wrote:my boys are both in the wickets nice and early

and then nothing

Jeets frozen out by the seamers, and Harms being hampered by Somerset giving Essex a damned good thrashing
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby The Professor » Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:08 pm

Buttler and Root will end their competition this year turning out for Sydney Thunder.
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby The Professor » Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:08 pm

Buttler and Root will end their competition this year turning out for Sydney Thunder.
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Durhamfootman » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:00 pm

I have no idea why they are interested in Root
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby andy » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:20 pm

yeah defo a very odd signing
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby The Professor » Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:55 pm

The rise and rise of Jofra Archer continued this week with the young West Indian Englishman continuing to develop his acumen as an all rounder. Last week I compared the young man to David Warner and said that what the former brought to the party was the ability to change a game with bat, ball and in the field - this continued this week. Strangely enough, for a player that is widely considered a bowler, he is not at the top of the tree this week for his wickets alone. Despite the fact he got only two wickets in the County Championship Divison 2 game against Derbyshire and a further one in the T20 blast game vs Durham, he also picked up 65 points in maidens and a further 60 for some stranglingly low economies. He has also been the ambassador for a trend that we have started to see in the longer form cricket for posting heady strike rates, the likes of which were never seen in years gone by. Archer's 31 off 19 balls was not the only exhibition of hard hitting this week. Aaron Finch's 32 off 34 balls for Surrey against Lancashire and Jos Buttler's 39 off 32 balls for England against India all stand out in the strike rate column. It is perhaps no surprise that the trio of Archer, Finch and Buttler - whilst all very much impressing in the longer form of the game - are forged as batsmen in the pyrotechnical fires of T20 and are able to bring this across to the Test or County Championship arena. This is all well and good in certain scenarios as long as it is controlled and a mode that you can switch in and out of as you please; if it is a sign of a one track mind you better hope that that track is flat.

There have been times when Joe Root and Virat Kohli's performances have been so similar it has been almost unbelievable. This was put to bed emphatically this week with Virat Kohli pulling away from his counterpart in a dramatic fashion. The 260 points scored by the Indian captain by far outstrips the paltry 59 scored by Root. This has been underlined by Kohli's sudden lurch up the overall table. Kohli has jumped over Sunil Narine into 6th place. In contrast Joe Root has dropped two places down the table to tenth, having been overtaken by Jofra Archer and Kane Williamson. For the pair, who have been so long inseparable in 7th and 8th place it really is a strong upper hand for the touring captain. Root's position in the top ten is unchallenged for now due to the fact there is a gap of 688 between him and the next highest scoring active player in Ravi Ashwin - but for the Yorkshireman to be looking down rather than up the table must be dispiriting for him.

That old adage of there being nothing either good or bad but thinking making it so could be put to the Test depending on which one of our representatives you ask about the quality of the CPL. Two players who would err on the thinking bad side would be Sunil Narine and Hashim Amla. Sunil Narine, for the third time in 2018, registered a 0-point game in Trinidad and Tobago's outing against Jamaica - getting a duck and figures of 0-42. It again makes you wonder how a player so devastating in the IPL falls short so often in other T20 franchises. Another player trying his hand in the CPL is Hashim Amla who continues a rather unimpressive run of form with a score of just 15 from Barbados' game against Jamaica. On the other side of this coin is two players who have been rather used to turning over coins and seeing huge piles of steaming excrement rather than any kind of luck. Whilst David Warner's form with the bat is still not electric, he scored two consecutive scores over ten for the first time since July this week and got 95 points. Steve Smith was rather more impressive and posted 143 which included 40 points for bowling - an unusually high yield for him. Whilst 95 and 143 are not hugely impressive scores they are enough for both men to leapfrog Ravi Jadeja and make their first upward movement in the game since their banishment from mainstream cricket. Their next target is fellow Australian Mitchell Marsh in 19th place. The bowler, who has not played since March, is 168 points ahead of Warner and 168 for Smith.

Week

Jofra Archer- 271
Virat Kohli- 260
Simon Harmer - 253
Jos Buttler - 235
Rashid Khan - 200
Kane Williamson- 188
Steve Smith- 143
Jeetan Patel- 107
Ravi Ashwin - 105
David Warner - 97
Aaron Finch-95
Joe Root - 59
Hashim Amla - 15
Sunil Narine - 0
Shakib Al Hasan - dnp
George Bailey - dnp
Quinton De Kock- dnp
AB De Villiers- dnp
JP Duminy - dnp
Dean Elgar - dnp
Ravi Jadeja - dnp
Nathan Lyon - dnp
Mitchell Marsh- dnp
Shaun Marsh - dnp

Overall

Simon Harmer - 4699
Jeetan Patel - 4233
Rashid Khan - 4019
Jos Buttler - 3713
Aaron Finch - 3343
Virat Kohli- 3309
Jofra Archer - 3181
Sunil Narine- 3131
Kane Williamson - 3094
Joe Root - 3073
Shakib Al Hasan - 2582
Ravi Ashwin - 2385
JP Duminy - 2336
Quinton de Kock - 2020
AB De Villiers- 2010
Hashim Amla - 2008
Nathan Lyon - 1833
Dean Elgar- 1686
Shaun Marsh- 1498
Mitchell Marsh - 1425
David Warner - 1257
Steve Smith - 1227
Ravi Jadeja - 1226
George Bailey - 631

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Week

DC - 366
DFM - 360
Rich - 340
Adi - 275
GG-AS - 259
Andy - 188
Arthur - 143
RD - 97
FTS - 0
Ian - 0
The Professor- 0
RDJ - 0

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DFM - 8932
GG-AS - 7092
Dr Cricket - 6524
Rich - 6092
The Professor - 5467
Adi - 5317
Andy - 5104
Ian - 4008
FTS - 3519
Red Devil Jr - 3515
Red Devil - 2755
Arthur - 1858
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:15 pm

Steve Smith. You beaut!
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Durhamfootman » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:01 pm

Arthur Crabtree wrote:Steve Smith. You beaut!

scored more than Jeets :o

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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby The Professor » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:17 pm

Last time he did that was week 2
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Durhamfootman » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:25 pm

Oh Lordy!

Jeetan Patel :bow:

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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby The Professor » Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:09 pm

Whereas the last few weeks have seen a great deal of point scoring going on for our 24 best Cricketers in the world, this week has seen three Cricketers do very well indeed, a few post a score and the rest inactive or in incomplete games. The top accolade this week goes to Jeetan Patel who has returned from the T20 wilderness to impress for Warwickshire in a victory against Middlesex in which he claimed ten wickets - including equalling his best ever yield of wickets in an innings. He also claimed his 800th first class wicket in the game. This performance has seen the New Zealand captain move up the table and slide ever closer towards Simon Harmer in top spot. There is now just 108 points between first and second place as Harmer finishes his game against Hampshire this afternoon. Joining Patel up the top both this week and overall is Rashid Khan who also impressed in his three ODIs against Ireland. His eight wickets in the week sees him fall just short of top spot this week but sees the top three of Harmer, Patel and Khan move further away from the chasing pack. There is now 617 points between Khan and Jos Buttler in fourth place. With the County Championship season drawing to a close the big question is whether Harmer and Patel can put enough space between themselves and others to finish in a competitive position as they are inactive through the autumn?

The CPL must be a tantalising payday for the stars of world cricket, however for those out of form it must be a desperate place to be. With games spread out geographically and temporally more than you would normally see in a franchise tournament, if you are out of touch then it must be a uniquely difficult place to pick up any momentum. We have previously seen this with David Warner but this week Hashim Amla and Steve Smith have brought this into especially sharp focus. Amla joined up with Barbados late off the back of some pretty dire form for South Africa and has seen an even sharper decline at the franchise. His average in the CPL this year is now a pathetic 8.5 - even more shockingly his August average is not much better at 19.5. One wonders if a spell in the nets would have improved Amla's game if not his bank account. Steve Smith, on the other hand, does not have the luxury to step away from the game for respite due to an enforced period of rest handed down by Cricket Australia. This week Smith picked up 123, which doesn't sound too bad until you learn that he played 4 games in that time. Off the back of his 63 and 2-19 against Jamaica many thought he could pick up a bit of touch and push on in this tournament. This thought has been very much put to bed by the three scores that preceded that game being 4, 0 and 9. Yesterday's score of 40 puts him back on our radar again but is likely to lead to disappointment if his recent sporadic performances are anything to go by. The only respite that the former Australian captain can gain is that he has overtaken David Warner in the overall table - the last time this was the case was back in March.

Week

Jeetan Patel - 358
Jofra Archer- 332
Rashid Khan - 311
Steve Smith - 123
David Warner - 92
Sunil Narine- 13
Dean Elgar- 8
Hashim Amla - 5

Shakib Al Hasan - dnp
Ravi Ashwin- dnp
George Bailey - dnp
Jos Buttler - dnp
Quinton De Kock- dnp
AB De Villiers- dnp
JP Duminy- dnp
Aaron Finch - dnp
Simon Harmer - dnp
Ravi Jadeja- dnp
Virat Kohli- dnp
Nathan Lyon - dnp
Mitchell Marsh - dnp
Shaun Marsh - dnp
Joe Root- dnp
Kane Williamson - dnp

Overall

Simon Harmer - 4699
Jeetan Patel - 4591
Rashid Khan - 4330
Jos Buttler - 3713
Jofra Archer - 3513
Aaron Finch - 3343
Virat Kohli- 3309
Sunil Narine- 3144
Kane Williamson - 3094
Joe Root - 3073
Shakib Al Hasan - 2582
Ravi Ashwin - 2385
JP Duminy - 2336
Quinton de Kock - 2020
Hashim Amla - 2013
AB De Villiers- 2010
Nathan Lyon - 1833
Dean Elgar- 1694
Shaun Marsh- 1498
Mitchell Marsh - 1425
Steve Smith - 1350
David Warner - 1349
Ravi Jadeja - 1226
George Bailey - 631

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DFM breaks the 9k threshold.

Week

DFM - 358
DC - 332
GG-AS - 311
Arthur - 123
RD - 92
The Professor- 13
FTS - 8
Adi - 5
Andy 0
Ian 0
Rich 0
RDJ 0

Overall

DFM - 9290
GG-AS - 7403
Dr Cricket - 6856
Rich - 6092
The Professor - 5480
Adi - 5322
Andy - 5104
Ian - 4008
FTS - 3527
Red Devil Jr - 3515
Red Devil - 2857
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Durhamfootman » Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:08 pm

chance of 3 good scores for next week, with Harmer having 250ish in the bank and still 2 wickets to be taken in this game

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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Durhamfootman » Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:11 pm

let's hope that Barker doesn't take all the Durham wickets next week. Needs to leave plenty for Jeets to pick up
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