2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby The Professor » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:45 pm

I'm off work so might as well do something from my death bed
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:45 pm

Yes, good work Prof.
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby The Professor » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:29 pm

If you have a plan that works then you should stick to it. The Marsh brothers have a plan that works and they've stuck to it. The plan takes place in a mere three weeks. Firstly you disappoint for your national team to the point where people question your position. You then return to your domestic club and play an absolute blinder, winning the Cricketer of the Week in the process. Lastly you return to the national team triumphant and lead them to glory. The elder Marsh brothercompleted the three step Marsh plan this morning, whilst his younger brother is lagging behind on Stage 2. After a torrid time in the UAE, Mitchell returned to Western Australia and was instrumental in his team racking up 540 on a Brisbane pitch that seemed tailor made for runs. It remains to be seen whether Stage Three will come quite as quickly for Mitchell as it did for Shaun, who top scored with 106 runs in this morning's ODI with South Africa. Instead he may have to resign himself to racking up points with carefree abandon in the Sheffield Shield until the India series. Overall he has jumped Dean Elgar to move into 16th place - more domestic triumph could see him overhaul the injured JP Duminy.

Another week of dominance for Simon Harmer and the resurgence of Nathan Lyon has yet again proved how a high economy is key to scoring big week in and week out. The South African spinner got 14 maidens in his game for the Warriors vs the Knights, whilst his Australian counterpart got 13 for New South Wales versus Tasmania. This has seen the pair finish second and third in the weekly table and has also seen Harmer extend his lead over Rashid Khan to 1275 with eight weeks left in the year. It may be the time to call Simon Harmer as the undefeated champion of cricket in 2019. As I said two weeks ago, the double award of points for maidens and economies will come to an end when the list is deselected for 2019. In the new formula for 2019, Harmer would have been awarded 173 points and finished two places lower with Lyon getting 180 and leapfrogging him into third. However this is a conversation for next year, this year we need to revel in the bowling heroics of Simon Ross Harmer.

These posts are not a place for self-aggrandisement but.....I was right. I was bloody right. Last week I christened Dean Elgar as Mr Inconsistent whilst dubbing his national colleague Quinton de Kock as his antithesis. What happened this week? He followed his 128 runs for the Titans against the Lions with a duck in the fixture against the Dolphins. This saw the batsman pick up just ten points for a catch. Subsequently we have seen him go from his third highest score of 2018 last week to his second lowest this. This has seen him lose two places in the overall table as Mitchell Marsh and...well would you believe it...Quinton De Kock overtake him. Elgar is now 18th in the overall league. But this is not the only prophesying that I did last week. I pointed out that George Bailey was the antithesis to Shaun Marsh in as much as he performed well in a quasi national team but flops domestically. Bailey then returns to his domestic side and scores the heady total of 7 runs across his two innings. In an Elgar-like move this saw him score 10% of his total last time out to scoring his lowest ever total this week. After a year of wayward predictions I seem to have saved up all my accuracy for one week.

Week

Mitchell Marsh- 276
Simon Harmer - 243
Nathan Lyon - 225
Shaun Marsh - 198
Jos Buttler - 103
Quinton De Kock - 73
Aaron Finch- 62
Joe Root - 48
Kane Williamson - 38
Dean Elgar - 10
George Bailey - 7
Shakib Al Hasan - dnp
Hashim Amla- dnp
Jofra Archer- dnp
Ravi Ashwin- dnp
AB De Villiers- dnp
JP Duminy- dnp
Ravi Jadeja- dnp
Rashid Khan - dnp
Virat Kohli- dnp
Sunil Narine- dnp
Jeetan Patel - dnp
Steve Smith- dnp
David Warner - dnp

Overall

Simon Harmer - 6830
Rashid Khan - 5555
Jeetan Patel - 5311
Virat Kohli- 4369
Jos Buttler - 4297
Sunil Narine- 3938
Joe Root - 3889
Aaron Finch - 3780
Jofra Archer - 3578
Kane Williamson - 3544
Ravi Ashwin - 3370
Nathan Lyon - 2976
Shakib Al Hasan - 2886
Ravi Jadeja - 2717
JP Duminy - 2496
Mitchell Marsh - 2493
Quinton de Kock - 2281
Dean Elgar- 2232
Shaun Marsh- 2102
Hashim Amla - 2091
AB De Villiers- 2010
David Warner - 1401
Steve Smith - 1350
George Bailey - 1087

Headlines

DFM breaks 12k

Week

RDJ - 349
DFM - 243
FTS - 235
RD - 198
Rich - 103
DC - 62
GG-AS - 48
Andy - 38
Arthur - 7
Adi - 0
Ian - 0
The Professor- 0

Overall

DFM - 12141
GG-AS - 9444
Dr Cricket - 7993
Rich - 7667
Adi - 6461
The Professor - 6434
Ian - 5803
Andy - 5554
FTS - 5208
Red Devil Jr - 4864
Red Devil - 3503
Arthur - 2437
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Re: 2018 All Year Fantasy Competition

Postby Durhamfootman » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:51 pm

cheers Prof

I did harbour hopes of finishing the year with the top two players, but with Jeets having a lie down and Rashid with both the Mzansi and the T10 coming up, I guess I'll have to settle for 2 of the top 3
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