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    Cricketer Of The Year ripper868's Avatar
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    Avatar Bets

    Avatar Bets

    Everyone loves em and all Aussies love stealing em from the English. (yep we are still thieves before any of you poms jump on that)

    Calling out GIMH to accept the challenge. 2 months (will consider an alternative amount if you wish)

    In the spirit of the 5 test series, it'll be 5 legged with 1 point awarded for each leg, in the event of a tie, both will select each others Avatar.
    I win if:
    1. Australia win the Ashes
    2. An Australian Bowler takes most wickets in series
    3. An Australian Batsman scores most runs in series
    4. Australia Wins more coin tosses
    5. Australia concede the least amount of sundries (including wides, no balls, leg byes, byes)

    Gimh wins if:
    I win if:
    1. England win/retain the Ashes
    2. An English Bowler takes most wickets in series
    3. An English Batsman scores most runs in series (tempted to make it english born and bred tbh)
    4. England win more coin tosses
    5. England concede the least amount of sundries (including wides, no balls, leg byes, byes)

    Let the fun begin!
    Last edited by ripper868; 27-10-2010 at 06:13 AM.
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    Eternal Optimist / Cricket Web Staff Member GIMH's Avatar
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    I already have a bet with Ikki...will take yours as well and in the unlikely event of an England defeat, my forefeit from you can start just after it does with Ikki, if that makes sense.
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    Cricketer Of The Year ripper868's Avatar
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    Makes sense to me mate. Looking forward to some banter just like last ashes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    I already have a bet with Ikki...will take yours as well and in the unlikely event of an England defeat, my forefeit from you can start just after it does with Ikki, if that makes sense.
    Are you backing out of our two year bet?

    Typical
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    I'll bet that Jono's still a **** at the end of the series.
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    Eternal Optimist / Cricket Web Staff Member GIMH's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Got_Spin View Post
    Are you backing out of our two year bet?

    Typical
    Oh bloody hell, I did bet that as well.

    Well I tell you what - I had forgotten all about it.

    In the unlikely even of an England defeat, I'll take all three bets - I'll do the forefeit for your last if that's okay, as it will come after only a couple of months?

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    Happy to open mine up to all comers of english variety...looking at Brumbers in particular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Oh bloody hell, I did bet that as well.

    Well I tell you what - I had forgotten all about it.

    In the unlikely even of an England defeat, I'll take all three bets - I'll do the forefeit for your last if that's okay, as it will come after only a couple of months?
    Yeah no problem. Just to clarify

    One year avatar for the series loser
    Two years if the loser doesn't win a test match.

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    I'd consider taking ripper's bet if it's modified slightly. Not enough importance on the series winner for my liking.
    Last edited by Furball; 27-10-2010 at 08:47 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    I'd consider taking ripper's bet if it's modified slightly. Not enough importance on the series winner for my liking.
    I'm all ears...and do agree. What do you propose?

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    If England win the series then someone can have my avatar for a month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ripper868 View Post
    I'm all ears...and do agree. What do you propose?
    I like the idea of sidebets deciding the winner of the bet, my issue is that you'd be in the lead if Haddin/Paine keeps better and Ponting wins more tosses, even if England are 3-0 up after Perth. Maybe 1 point for each Test won, with 0.5 each for a draw, bonus point for a series win?

    Mine was going to be a simple England will still hold the urn come January 6th. Winner picks the loser's avatar until the loser's team either a) overtakes the other in the ICC rankings or b) regains the Ashes, whichever is sooner.
    Last edited by Furball; 28-10-2010 at 02:47 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    I like the idea of sidebets deciding the winner of the bet, my issue is that you'd be in the lead if Haddin/Paine keeps better and Ponting wins more tosses, even if England are 3-0 up after Perth. Maybe 1 point for each Test won, with 0.5 each for a draw, bonus point for a series win?

    Mine was going to be a simple England will still hold the urn come January 6th. Winner picks the loser's avatar until the loser's team either a) overtakes the other in the ICC rankings or b) regains the Ashes, whichever is sooner.
    How about:
    2 points per test win
    1 point for whichever country has the most centurions (over the series)
    1 point for whichever country has the highest wicket taker (over the series)
    1 point for series win
    .5 for Highest scorer each match
    .5 highest wicket taker each match

    More skill related instead of byes etc. Do like the duration stipulation.

    EDIT or alternatively, just a straight up Whoever wins/retains bet.
    Last edited by ripper868; 28-10-2010 at 04:15 AM.

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    Johnson will end up with a better bowling average (or more wickets - either or...) than Swann - 2 months - English only (if either player is injured - and cannot take part in at least 3 games - deals off)
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    Ponting's ability to ton up in the first innings of a series should not be understated. So much pressure, so important. What a great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripper868 View Post
    How about:
    2 points per test win
    1 point for whichever country has the most centurions (over the series)
    1 point for whichever country has the highest wicket taker (over the series)
    1 point for series win
    .5 for Highest scorer each match
    .5 highest wicket taker each match

    More skill related instead of byes etc. Do like the duration stipulation.

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    I'll take that bet.

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