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Marshfield Fantasy Cricket League 2019

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“If you really want the key to success, start by doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing.”  ― Brad Szollose

With three Saturday teams and more than 50 senior playing members, the club is bigger and better than ever before. So is our fantasy league and its back for 2019.

The theory behind it is threefold: firstly, it's just a good bit of intra-club competitive fun. Secondly, it's a great way of meeting other members of the club, continuing the great atmosphere around the place and keeping everyone involved in others' successes, with the 1s and 3s as interested in each other's results as their own. Thirdly, with a number of club legends having recently moved on to different parts of the globe, this is as good a way as any of keeping them involved with how teams and individuals are getting on. So wherever you are, please get involved!

We have a new administrator this year, as Sandra Rouse has kindly offered to run the league, so please direct all enquiries to Sandra.

This season it is FREE to Sign-up!!!

Thanks to some generous donations at the moment the is prize pot stands at £50 plus 4 managers of the month prizes of British Food Goods kindly donated by Ben White!

The link to the website is below - all very self-explanatory once you're there. Just press 'sign-up', enter an email address and a password, and you'll be free to create your team. Captain scores double points and can be changed weekly. All rules and point-scoring info can be found on the site and below.

marshfield.fantasyclubcricket.co.uk

You get one free transfer per week once the season starts but unlimited transfers between now and 12:00 4th May. So please feel free to start having a play around with your options sooner rather than later. You'll realise it's harder than it seems...

Naturally, there will always be a bit of debate over valuations. Rest assured, we have not just plucked figures out of the sky - tempting though it was! A select panel of experts, well Sandra,  have spent ages coming up with values, first, to place players into the batter, bowler, all-rounder and keeper categories; and then to rank them value-wise on last season's statistics and expected availability.  For what it's worth returning Aussie Lachlan Tyler is the most expensive buy whilst Sandra rates partner Charles at just £1.0m, a bargain in anyone's book.

I've tried to push this as close to football's highly successful Fantasy Premier League game - in look, selection, rules and point-scoring. For those that aren't familiar with the concept, treat it as a poor man's IPL auction! The rules, particularly point scoring is slightly different from last season. Also, you can pick a different formation.

Rules

General

  • There can be only one team entered per registered user account.
  • Each team shall have a value of no more than £55 million.
  • Managers may enter a team at any point during the season, although in order to score points for the first game week, teams must be submitted before the Season Start date. Thereafter, entries will start scoring points from the game week after they were entered and points will not be backdated.

Gameweeks

  • The gameweek will advance every Saturday at midday; the same time as transfers and captain changes are processed.
  • For the purpose of viewing league standings by month, gameweeks that span two months will count for the month that they started in.

Transfers and Captain Changes

  • Managers may alter their teams at any point during the Season. A total of 1 free transfer is available each week and additional transfers are permitted, but will incur a cost of -20 points per transfer. When a captain is transferred out of a team, the team will be without a captain and a new one should be selected.
  • Transfers and captain changes may be submitted at any time but will not take effect until midday the following Saturday, so they are active for the upcoming gameweek.
  • Please note that transfers are free and unlimited up until midday on the date of the first match.
  • Team managers will be able to play one transfer wildcard per season, which will allow them to make free, unlimited transfers for one week only.
  • Should a players value increase at any point during the season, then teams who have selected that player shall recieve the difference as additional budget when making transfers. Players will be transferred out at the same value they were bought for, regardless of any price change.
  • Should a players value decrease, teams will lose that amount from their transfer budget (as long as the budget remains above the original limit).

Team Selection

  • The players included on the selection list and their values will be determined by the League Administrator.
  • Each team can select a captain who will earn double points each week. You may change your captain each week if you wish.
  • Team managers will be able to boost their captain to receive triple points for one week only at any point during the season.
  • Each team must contain 11 players and the make-up of each team is flexible in terms of how many players can be selected from each position. Other than a compulsory batter, team managers may select any number players up to a maximim of 5 bowlers, 3 all rounders, and 1 keepers. Teams must select at least one player in each position.

Points

  • All players are eligible to earn points of any type.
  • Players will score points as detailed below:
All Positions

10 points per catches
15 points per run outs
15 points per stumpings

Batters

1 point per runs
10 points per not out
20 points per wickets
5 points per maidens

Bowlers

1 point per runs
10 points per not out
20 points per wickets
5 points per maidens

All Rounders

1 point per runs
10 points per not out
20 points per wickets
5 points per maidens

Keepers

1 points per runs
10 points per not out
20 points per wickets
5 points per maidens

Bonus Points

Batters

40 Points for scoring 100 runs
20 Points for scoring 50 runs
40 Points for taking 5 wickets
-20 Points for conceding 40 runs (for 0 wickets)
-20 Points for scoring a duck

Bowlers

40 Points for scoring 100 runs
20 Points for scoring 50 runs
40 Points for taking 5 wickets
-20 Points for conceding 40 runs (for 0 wickets)
-20 Points for scoring a duck

All Rounders

40 Points for scoring 100 runs
20 Points for scoring 50 runs
40 Points for taking 5 wickets
-20 Points for conceding 40 runs (for 0 wickets)
-20 Points for scoring a duck

Keepers

40 Points for scoring 100 runs
20 Points for scoring 50 runs
40 Points for taking 5 wickets
-20 Points for conceding 40 runs (for 0 wickets)
-20 Points for scoring a duck

 If you're new to the club or didn't play last season and want to get involved, let me know and we'll get you uploaded with an appropriate valuation.

In the meantime, sign-up, think of an amusing team name and put a side together. It's not easy, and it's not meant to be!

 

 

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