I take it there are no major objections.
So the plan is this:
5 groups of four teams.
Group winners qualify automatically for the quarter finals.
The four best second-place sides play a knock-out repechage week against Smith, Nooga, Adam or Nibbs for a place in the quarter finals.
All knock-out rounds to be organised via ramdom draw.
I've realised I've got to tweek my bonus point rule slightly too:
1 bonus point if you score 280 batting first, or average an equivalent run rate batting second, (i.e 5.60)
1 bonus point for bowling out your opponents for less than two hundred, or restricting them to less than two hundred in a completed innings. (i.e, you don't get a bonus point if your opponents were chasing less than 200 in the first place)
1 losing bonus point if the margin of defeat is less than or equal to fifty runs or five wickets.
Back shortly with the group draw...Trev
Oh Cock! I've realised that my plan gives me nine quarter finalists! So only three second-places get in the repechage, against Smith, Nooga, and whoever gets in faster out of Adam and Nibbs
Last edited by trevor_vayro; 08-12-2008 at 07:50 AM.