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    I'd look at offloading your 28yo while you'll still get a good price for him. You might want to consider getting his stamina up to feeble before you sell him, will get you an extra 200k or something like that. I'm sure you can get a more solid respectable or proficient in his place, depending on want someone of a young age or not.

    Otherwise you could do with keeping one or two stamina nets all for a season and rotating them throughout your team. You can get away with bit part players like Nevin as they're too crap to bother with relatively speaking, but your fast bowlers could do with mediocre stamina, likewise for your openers or gun players.
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    Shalin Abdul kadir - 20 yo, BT Rating=32,854
    RH Batsman, RF Bowler, superb batting form, strong bowling form, sublime
    A destructive player with abysmal leadership skills and feeble experience.
    Stamina: 	proficient 	Wicket Keeping: 	abysmal
    Batting: 	feeble 	Concentration: 	strong
    Bowling: 	superb 	Consistency: 	respectable
    Fielding: 	superb 	  	 
    
    Willy Barton - 17 yo, BT Rating=4,878
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, strong batting form, strong bowling form, sublime
    An attacking player with superb leadership skills and worthless experience.
    Stamina: 	feeble 	Wicket Keeping: 	worthless
    Batting: 	worthless 	Concentration: 	abysmal
    Bowling: 	respectable 	Consistency: 	feeble
    Fielding: 	woeful 	  	 
    
    Dattatreya Bhutia - 21 yo, BT Rating=4,379
    RH Batsman, RF Bowler, strong batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    A defensive player with respectable leadership skills and woeful experience.
    Stamina: 	abysmal 	Wicket Keeping: 	abysmal
    Batting: 	proficient 	Concentration: 	woeful
    Bowling: 	worthless 	Consistency: 	worthless
    Fielding: 	abysmal 	  	 
    
    Sunil Chanderpaul - 17 yo, BT Rating=11,065
    RH Batsman, RFM Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, energetic
    A steady player with worthless leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: 	mediocre 	Wicket Keeping: 	woeful
    Batting: 	strong 	Concentration: 	feeble
    Bowling: 	mediocre 	Consistency: 	woeful
    Fielding: 	worthless 	  	 
    
    Lee Gerhard - 25 yo, BT Rating=6,884
    RH Batsman, RM Bowler, respectable batting form, proficient bowling form, invigorated
    A cautious player with competent leadership skills and feeble experience.
    Stamina: 	mediocre 	Wicket Keeping: 	worthless
    Batting: 	abysmal 	Concentration: 	abysmal
    Bowling: 	strong 	Consistency: 	feeble
    Fielding: 	abysmal 	  	 
    
    Issa Hamed - 17 yo, BT Rating=3,466
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, respectable batting form, respectable bowling form, fresh
    A destructive player with superb leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: 	woeful 	Wicket Keeping: 	worthless
    Batting: 	respectable 	Concentration: 	woeful
    Bowling: 	mediocre 	Consistency: 	woeful
    Fielding: 	worthless 	  	 
    
    Paritosh Islam - 17 yo, BT Rating=9,608
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, respectable batting form, worthless bowling form, sublime
    A steady player with superb leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: 	feeble 	Wicket Keeping: 	worthless
    Batting: 	competent 	Concentration: 	respectable
    Bowling: 	mediocre 	Consistency: 	respectable
    Fielding: 	mediocre 	  	 
    
    Taran Islam - 22 yo, BT Rating=17,955
    RH Batsman, RM Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    A destructive player with mediocre leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: 	competent 	Wicket Keeping: 	abysmal
    Batting: 	competent 	Concentration: 	proficient
    Bowling: 	proficient 	Consistency: 	respectable
    Fielding: 	mediocre 	  	 
    
    Girilal Karthikeyan - 23 yo, BT Rating=8,725
    RH Batsman, RF Bowler, strong batting form, strong bowling form, sublime
    A cautious player with feeble leadership skills and feeble experience.
    Stamina: 	respectable 	Wicket Keeping: 	feeble
    Batting: 	respectable 	Concentration: 	feeble
    Bowling: 	abysmal 	Consistency: 	abysmal
    Fielding: 	mediocre 	  	 
    
    Jim Kiely - 29 yo, BT Rating=6,075
    RH Batsman, RF Bowler, superb batting form, proficient bowling form, sublime
    An attacking player with feeble leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: 	feeble 	Wicket Keeping: 	worthless
    Batting: 	worthless 	Concentration: 	feeble
    Bowling: 	proficient 	Consistency: 	woeful
    Fielding: 	woeful 	  	 
    
    Shulabh Malik - 19 yo, BT Rating=17,347
    LH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    A steady player with worthless leadership skills and feeble experience.
    Stamina: 	competent 	Wicket Keeping: 	woeful
    Batting: 	woeful 	Concentration: 	abysmal
    Bowling: 	superb 	Consistency: 	respectable
    Fielding: 	competent 	  	 
    
    Bhupendra Mohammed - 18 yo, BT Rating=20,200
    LH Batsman, LFM Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    A steady player with strong leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: 	mediocre 	Wicket Keeping: 	worthless
    Batting: 	superb 	Concentration: 	strong
    Bowling: 	abysmal 	Consistency: 	woeful
    Fielding: 	mediocre 	  	 
    
    Douglas Nobel - 22 yo, BT Rating=4,336
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    A destructive player with competent leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: 	mediocre 	Wicket Keeping: 	worthless
    Batting: 	respectable 	Concentration: 	woeful
    Bowling: 	abysmal 	Consistency: 	abysmal
    Fielding: 	abysmal 	  	 
    
    Giriraj Padayachie - 18 yo, BT Rating=15,704
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    A destructive player with respectable leadership skills and woeful experience.
    Stamina: 	woeful 	Wicket Keeping: 	quality
    Batting: 	feeble 	Concentration: 	feeble
    Bowling: 	mediocre 	Consistency: 	feeble
    Fielding: 	worthless 	  	 
    
    Grady Woodward - 19 yo, BT Rating=23,331
    RH Batsman, RM Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, low
    A defensive player with mediocre leadership skills and woeful experience.
    Stamina: 	feeble 	Wicket Keeping: 	worthless
    Batting: 	proficient 	Concentration: 	woeful
    Bowling: 	superb 	Consistency: 	superb
    Fielding: 	feeble
    Nets:

    Mohammed - 2x batting
    Chanderpaul - 2x batting, 1x fitness
    Barton - 2x Bowling
    Gerhard - 1x bowling, 1 Fielding (Just bought him, trying to get him up to superb with some decent secondaries)
    Woodward - 1x fitness.

    Was wondering whether the current training plan is good enough, and what the starting line-up should be.
    orz

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    I'd go with:

    1 I Hamed
    2 B Mohammed
    3 S Chanderpaul
    4 G Woodward (2)
    5 D Bhutia
    6 G Karthikeyan
    7 T Islam (4)
    8 G Padayachie+
    9 S Abdul Kadir (1)
    10 S Malik (5)
    11 L Gerhard (3)
    Last edited by Jamee999; 25-12-2006 at 01:08 PM.
    Or something.

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    No keeper?


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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10 View Post
    Was just talking to Rodgie on MSN and he told me about this corner of CW.

    Anyway, I've had a team for quite a while now but never took it very seriously. Had a gun team last season but got whupped this time around. Might need some help bettering my team, so I'll be back with details

    Cheers
    Here's my starting XI as of last match of the season:

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    Hashmat Mohmand - 26 yo, BT Rating=17,971
    RH Batsman, RFM Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    A destructive player with proficient leadership skills and mediocre experience.
    Stamina: 	superb 	Wicket Keeping: 	worthless
    Batting: 	respectable 	Concentration: 	feeble
    Bowling: 	abysmal 	Consistency: 	mediocre
    Fielding: 	feeble
    
    Rahim Qadeer - 26 yo, BT Rating=13,166
    LH Batsman, LH Spin Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    An attacking player with worthless leadership skills and competent experience.
    Stamina: 	competent 	Wicket Keeping: 	feeble
    Batting: 	proficient 	Concentration: 	proficient
    Bowling: 	abysmal 	Consistency: 	woeful
    Fielding: 	woeful
    
    Imran-khan Gauhar - 23 yo, BT Rating=15,257
    LH Batsman, LM Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    An attacking player with woeful leadership skills and woeful experience.
    Stamina: 	abysmal 	Wicket Keeping: 	worthless
    Batting: 	feeble 	Concentration: 	respectable
    Bowling: 	woeful 	Consistency: 	competent
    Fielding: 	superb
    
    Abu Alshaun - 19 yo, BT Rating=16,003
    LH Batsman, LM Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    A cautious player with strong leadership skills and worthless experience.
    Stamina: 	worthless 	Wicket Keeping: 	worthless
    Batting: 	superb 	Concentration: 	woeful
    Bowling: 	respectable 	Consistency: 	worthless
    Fielding: 	mediocre
    
    Khizer Yousuf - 24 yo, BT Rating=32,572
    RH Batsman, RM Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    A destructive player with woeful leadership skills and worthless experience.
    Stamina: 	mediocre 	Wicket Keeping: 	worthless
    Batting: 	woeful 	Concentration: 	remarkable
    Bowling: 	abysmal 	Consistency: 	strong
    Fielding: 	proficient
    
    Wasaf Suleman - 21 yo, BT Rating=19,278
    RH Batsman, RFM Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    An attacking player with woeful leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: 	feeble 	Wicket Keeping: 	quality
    Batting: 	woeful 	Concentration: 	competent
    Bowling: 	abysmal 	Consistency: 	competent
    Fielding: 	worthless
    
    Shezan Rizwanullah - 22 yo, BT Rating=3,889
    RH Batsman, RF Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    A defensive player with feeble leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: 	feeble 	Wicket Keeping: 	worthless
    Batting: 	abysmal 	Concentration: 	feeble
    Bowling: 	competent 	Consistency: 	mediocre
    Fielding: 	abysmal
    
    Dara Anjum - 25 yo, BT Rating=3,547
    RH Batsman, RFM Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    A defensive player with woeful leadership skills and woeful experience.
    Stamina: 	feeble 	Wicket Keeping: 	worthless
    Batting: 	abysmal 	Concentration: 	mediocre
    Bowling: 	mediocre 	Consistency: 	feeble
    Fielding: 	feeble
    
    Eshanullah Akhtar - 28 yo, BT Rating=12,816
    RH Batsman, RF Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    A defensive player with abysmal leadership skills and mediocre experience.
    Stamina: 	mediocre 	Wicket Keeping: 	worthless
    Batting: 	feeble 	Concentration: 	mediocre
    Bowling: 	respectable 	Consistency: 	proficient
    Fielding: 	competent 	
    
    Sarwar Inamullah - 27 yo, BT Rating=4,249
    LH Batsman, LH Spin Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    An attacking player with respectable leadership skills and woeful experience.
    Stamina: 	mediocre 	Wicket Keeping: 	worthless
    Batting: 	abysmal 	Concentration: 	feeble
    Bowling: 	mediocre 	Consistency: 	feeble
    Fielding: 	mediocre
    
    Mubinuddin Wali - 24 yo, BT Rating=11,966
    RH Batsman, RF Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    A cautious player with abysmal leadership skills and feeble experience.
    Stamina: 	woeful 	Wicket Keeping: 	worthless
    Batting: 	abysmal 	Concentration: 	woeful
    Bowling: 	strong 	Consistency: 	respectable
    Fielding: 	abysmal
    I'm already planning on using Yousuf at one down. Don't wanna mess with the openers due to their Bradman-esque averages. Any thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent TBY View Post
    No keeper?
    + means Wicketkeeper. (w) or (wk) are also used
    * means Captain. (c) is also acceptable
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    Quote Originally Posted by 33/3from3.3 View Post
    + means Wicketkeeper. (w) or (wk) are also used
    * means Captain. (c) is also acceptable
    Pretty sure Jamee edited his post after TBY's.

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    May as well post my first XI in batting order (as it stands) to check what I most urgently need to improve. Form and fitness discounted.

    George Littlefair - 26 yo, BT Rating=4,391
    RH Batsman, RFM Bowler, respectable batting form, competent bowling form, lively
    A steady player with respectable leadership skills and feeble experience.
    Stamina: competent Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: competent Concentration: woeful
    Bowling: abysmal Consistency: abysmal
    Fielding: mediocre

    Brad Parr - 27 yo, BT Rating=3,281
    LH Batsman, LH Spin Bowler, respectable batting form, competent bowling form, lively
    A cautious player with worthless leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: competent Concentration: woeful
    Bowling: abysmal Consistency: woeful
    Fielding: woeful

    Lloyd Chukwu - 19 yo, BT Rating=3,108
    RH Batsman, RFM Bowler, respectable batting form, respectable bowling form, sublime
    A destructive player with abysmal leadership skills and worthless experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: woeful
    Batting: mediocre Concentration: mediocre
    Bowling: worthless Consistency: worthless
    Fielding: worthless

    Rocky Zuma - 18 yo, BT Rating=5,058
    LH Batsman, LF Bowler, respectable batting form, respectable bowling form, lively
    A cautious player with worthless leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: feeble Wicket Keeping: mediocre
    Batting: mediocre Concentration: competent
    Bowling: worthless Consistency: worthless
    Fielding: mediocre

    Robert Ricketts - 25 yo, BT Rating=3,268
    RH Batsman, RF Bowler, competent batting form, mediocre bowling form, lively
    A steady player with strong leadership skills and woeful experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: mediocre Concentration: feeble
    Bowling: abysmal Consistency: feeble
    Fielding: woeful

    Simon Bruce - 23 yo, BT Rating=6,910
    RH Batsman, RFM Bowler, proficient batting form, competent bowling form, lively
    A defensive player with strong leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: competent Wicket Keeping: proficient
    Batting: abysmal Concentration: feeble
    Bowling: abysmal Consistency: feeble
    Fielding: abysmal

    Gregory Shackell - 19 yo, BT Rating=6,091
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    An attacking player with worthless leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: feeble Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: woeful Concentration: worthless
    Bowling: mediocre Consistency: competent
    Fielding: competent

    Pete Laws - 25 yo, BT Rating=4,163
    RH Batsman, RF Bowler, competent batting form, mediocre bowling form, lively
    A destructive player with proficient leadership skills and worthless experience.
    Stamina: feeble Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: mediocre Concentration: woeful
    Bowling: competent Consistency: mediocre
    Fielding: abysmal

    Maqsood Mcgowan - 24 yo, BT Rating=4,599
    LH Batsman, LM Bowler, competent batting form, competent bowling form, lively
    A destructive player with mediocre leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: respectable Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: worthless Concentration: feeble
    Bowling: feeble Consistency: feeble
    Fielding: woeful

    Dougie Woodgate - 29 yo, BT Rating=3,101
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, mediocre batting form, worthless bowling form, sublime
    A steady player with competent leadership skills and woeful experience.
    Stamina: feeble Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: worthless Concentration: woeful
    Bowling: mediocre Consistency: competent
    Fielding: woeful

    Matty Estabrook - 19 yo, BT Rating=2,026
    RH Batsman, RFM Bowler, feeble batting form, worthless bowling form, sublime
    A defensive player with mediocre leadership skills and worthless experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: abysmal
    Batting: worthless Concentration: worthless
    Bowling: mediocre Consistency: mediocre
    Fielding: worthless

    Bruce keeps.

    Still not quite sure how to select the team - what ratio of importance do you people attribute to primaries, secondaries, stamina? Because I'm basing batting Bruce at six due to the fact that all my other bats with a reasonable primary have awful secondaries/stamina/both which means they won't score runs.

    Yes, I am fully aware that this team is **** compared to the rest of them posted here.
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    Could do with some advice on training etc

    my current first xi is

    John Magloire - 23 yo, BT Rating=10,952
    LH Batsman, LF Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    A steady player with worthless leadership skills and woeful experience.
    Stamina: feeble Wicket Keeping: woeful
    Batting: proficient Concentration: mediocre
    Bowling: woeful Consistency: abysmal
    Fielding: respectable

    Ken Challinor - 20 yo, BT Rating=16,616
    RH Batsman, RM Bowler, superb batting form, strong bowling form, sublime
    A destructive player with proficient leadership skills and feeble experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: quality Concentration: respectable
    Bowling: worthless Consistency: woeful
    Fielding: mediocre

    Satish Abdul kadir - 21 yo, BT Rating=39,044
    LH Batsman, LFM Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    A defensive player with feeble leadership skills and mediocre experience.
    Stamina: competent Wicket Keeping: feeble
    Batting: quality Concentration: quality
    Bowling: respectable Consistency: proficient
    Fielding: competent

    Zesh Mcewen - 18 yo, BT Rating=15,739
    RH Batsman, LM Bowler, superb batting form, strong bowling form, energetic
    A defensive player with woeful leadership skills and woeful experience.
    Stamina: respectable Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: superb Concentration: competent
    Bowling: abysmal Consistency: abysmal
    Fielding: mediocre

    Bob Webster - 22 yo, BT Rating=13,168
    RH Batsman, RFM Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    A steady player with competent leadership skills and feeble experience.
    Stamina: competent Wicket Keeping: abysmal
    Batting: respectable Concentration: proficient
    Bowling: woeful Consistency: respectable
    Fielding: mediocre

    Michael Howell - 18 yo, BT Rating=12,709
    LH Batsman, LF Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, energetic
    An attacking player with proficient leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: feeble Wicket Keeping: proficient
    Batting: respectable Concentration: mediocre
    Bowling: worthless Consistency: woeful
    Fielding: respectable

    Kieran Lawrence - 24 yo, BT Rating=9,009
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    A cautious player with competent leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: competent Wicket Keeping: woeful
    Batting: respectable Concentration: abysmal
    Bowling: woeful Consistency: feeble
    Fielding: respectable

    William Keane - 24 yo, BT Rating=8,970
    RH Batsman, RM Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    A cautious player with worthless leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: feeble
    Batting: mediocre Concentration: mediocre
    Bowling: respectable Consistency: mediocre
    Fielding: woeful

    Santosh Islam - 21 yo, BT Rating=64,162
    LH Batsman, LFM Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    A destructive player with mediocre leadership skills and feeble experience.
    Stamina: competent Wicket Keeping: abysmal
    Batting: abysmal Concentration: respectable
    Bowling: remarkable Consistency: exquisite
    Fielding: mediocre

    Stefan Norris - 19 yo, BT Rating=16,887
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    An attacking player with woeful leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: worthless Concentration: abysmal
    Bowling: quality Consistency: competent
    Fielding: feeble

    Mark Pearce - 19 yo, BT Rating=13,248
    RH Batsman, RM Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    A defensive player with proficient leadership skills and worthless experience.
    Stamina: competent Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: worthless Concentration: woeful
    Bowling: strong Consistency: respectable
    Fielding: woeful

    Priority for this year is to get a bowler to replace Keane (if he can bat its a bonus). I'll have my yp's to see what i can get. I also have 1.5M in the bank.

    Nets are:

    McEwan: 2 Batting, 1 Fielding
    Norris: 2 Bowling
    Pearce: 1 Bowling
    Howell: 1 batting, 1 keeping, 1 stamina
    Abdul Kadir: 1 bowling.

    I've just given Abdul Kadir the bowling net, he usually performs much better than people with similar or higher bowling skills and is nearly Proficient, so i intend to get him up to strong to have him as the 5th bowler, with my new guy added to Pearce, Norris and Islam.

    Just wondering what people would do with the nets, whether you'd keep Challinor and Abdul Kadir in batting nets or give Islam his bowling net back? just conscious of his wages getting to high. Was thinking of taking a bowling net off Norris, but that would probably go to the new guy when he comes (as would Mcewan's fielding net)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Halsey View Post
    May as well post my first XI in batting order (as it stands) to check what I most urgently need to improve. Form and fitness discounted.

    George Littlefair - 26 yo, BT Rating=4,391
    RH Batsman, RFM Bowler, respectable batting form, competent bowling form, lively
    A steady player with respectable leadership skills and feeble experience.
    Stamina: competent Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: competent Concentration: woeful
    Bowling: abysmal Consistency: abysmal
    Fielding: mediocre

    Brad Parr - 27 yo, BT Rating=3,281
    LH Batsman, LH Spin Bowler, respectable batting form, competent bowling form, lively
    A cautious player with worthless leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: competent Concentration: woeful
    Bowling: abysmal Consistency: woeful
    Fielding: woeful

    Lloyd Chukwu - 19 yo, BT Rating=3,108
    RH Batsman, RFM Bowler, respectable batting form, respectable bowling form, sublime
    A destructive player with abysmal leadership skills and worthless experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: woeful
    Batting: mediocre Concentration: mediocre
    Bowling: worthless Consistency: worthless
    Fielding: worthless

    Rocky Zuma - 18 yo, BT Rating=5,058
    LH Batsman, LF Bowler, respectable batting form, respectable bowling form, lively
    A cautious player with worthless leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: feeble Wicket Keeping: mediocre
    Batting: mediocre Concentration: competent
    Bowling: worthless Consistency: worthless
    Fielding: mediocre

    Robert Ricketts - 25 yo, BT Rating=3,268
    RH Batsman, RF Bowler, competent batting form, mediocre bowling form, lively
    A steady player with strong leadership skills and woeful experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: mediocre Concentration: feeble
    Bowling: abysmal Consistency: feeble
    Fielding: woeful

    Simon Bruce - 23 yo, BT Rating=6,910
    RH Batsman, RFM Bowler, proficient batting form, competent bowling form, lively
    A defensive player with strong leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: competent Wicket Keeping: proficient
    Batting: abysmal Concentration: feeble
    Bowling: abysmal Consistency: feeble
    Fielding: abysmal

    Gregory Shackell - 19 yo, BT Rating=6,091
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    An attacking player with worthless leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: feeble Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: woeful Concentration: worthless
    Bowling: mediocre Consistency: competent
    Fielding: competent

    Pete Laws - 25 yo, BT Rating=4,163
    RH Batsman, RF Bowler, competent batting form, mediocre bowling form, lively
    A destructive player with proficient leadership skills and worthless experience.
    Stamina: feeble Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: mediocre Concentration: woeful
    Bowling: competent Consistency: mediocre
    Fielding: abysmal

    Maqsood Mcgowan - 24 yo, BT Rating=4,599
    LH Batsman, LM Bowler, competent batting form, competent bowling form, lively
    A destructive player with mediocre leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: respectable Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: worthless Concentration: feeble
    Bowling: feeble Consistency: feeble
    Fielding: woeful

    Dougie Woodgate - 29 yo, BT Rating=3,101
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, mediocre batting form, worthless bowling form, sublime
    A steady player with competent leadership skills and woeful experience.
    Stamina: feeble Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: worthless Concentration: woeful
    Bowling: mediocre Consistency: competent
    Fielding: woeful

    Matty Estabrook - 19 yo, BT Rating=2,026
    RH Batsman, RFM Bowler, feeble batting form, worthless bowling form, sublime
    A defensive player with mediocre leadership skills and worthless experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: abysmal
    Batting: worthless Concentration: worthless
    Bowling: mediocre Consistency: mediocre
    Fielding: worthless

    Bruce keeps.

    Still not quite sure how to select the team - what ratio of importance do you people attribute to primaries, secondaries, stamina? Because I'm basing batting Bruce at six due to the fact that all my other bats with a reasonable primary have awful secondaries/stamina/both which means they won't score runs.

    Yes, I am fully aware that this team is **** compared to the rest of them posted here.
    Personally I have 3 relevant secondaries equal to one primary level. So strong-competent would be equal to proficient-strong, which is equal to respectable-remarkable etc. There's no definitive rule to this, it's just my estimates based on what I've seen in reporter's summaries and such. There are obviously different characteristics even between these equivalent skills and a seriously deficiency changes this (a quality-worthless would be worse than any of the above). Stamina deficiencies have different 'walls', a guy with abysmal stamina might grind to a halt when they've got to 30-40, woeful might be around 50-60, feeble bats usually slow down towards a hundred, get a hundred then get out. Obviously these walls don't matter much if someone isn't going to bat long because they're down the order and if a player hits a wall during the last 10 they usually keep scoring til they get out quickly. Bruce's stamina doesn't really matter because he won't last long enough to use it.

    Oh and you'll have noticed players have now aged, so help yourself to whatever 17yos you can find on Battrick - usual 'solid' rules apply.

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    Could do with some advice on training etc

    my current first xi is

    John Magloire - 23 yo, BT Rating=10,952
    LH Batsman, LF Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    A steady player with worthless leadership skills and woeful experience.
    Stamina: feeble Wicket Keeping: woeful
    Batting: proficient Concentration: mediocre
    Bowling: woeful Consistency: abysmal
    Fielding: respectable

    Ken Challinor - 20 yo, BT Rating=16,616
    RH Batsman, RM Bowler, superb batting form, strong bowling form, sublime
    A destructive player with proficient leadership skills and feeble experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: quality Concentration: respectable
    Bowling: worthless Consistency: woeful
    Fielding: mediocre

    Satish Abdul kadir - 21 yo, BT Rating=39,044
    LH Batsman, LFM Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    A defensive player with feeble leadership skills and mediocre experience.
    Stamina: competent Wicket Keeping: feeble
    Batting: quality Concentration: quality
    Bowling: respectable Consistency: proficient
    Fielding: competent

    Zesh Mcewen - 18 yo, BT Rating=15,739
    RH Batsman, LM Bowler, superb batting form, strong bowling form, energetic
    A defensive player with woeful leadership skills and woeful experience.
    Stamina: respectable Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: superb Concentration: competent
    Bowling: abysmal Consistency: abysmal
    Fielding: mediocre

    Bob Webster - 22 yo, BT Rating=13,168
    RH Batsman, RFM Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    A steady player with competent leadership skills and feeble experience.
    Stamina: competent Wicket Keeping: abysmal
    Batting: respectable Concentration: proficient
    Bowling: woeful Consistency: respectable
    Fielding: mediocre

    Michael Howell - 18 yo, BT Rating=12,709
    LH Batsman, LF Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, energetic
    An attacking player with proficient leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: feeble Wicket Keeping: proficient
    Batting: respectable Concentration: mediocre
    Bowling: worthless Consistency: woeful
    Fielding: respectable

    Kieran Lawrence - 24 yo, BT Rating=9,009
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    A cautious player with competent leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: competent Wicket Keeping: woeful
    Batting: respectable Concentration: abysmal
    Bowling: woeful Consistency: feeble
    Fielding: respectable

    William Keane - 24 yo, BT Rating=8,970
    RH Batsman, RM Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    A cautious player with worthless leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: feeble
    Batting: mediocre Concentration: mediocre
    Bowling: respectable Consistency: mediocre
    Fielding: woeful

    Santosh Islam - 21 yo, BT Rating=64,162
    LH Batsman, LFM Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    A destructive player with mediocre leadership skills and feeble experience.
    Stamina: competent Wicket Keeping: abysmal
    Batting: abysmal Concentration: respectable
    Bowling: remarkable Consistency: exquisite
    Fielding: mediocre

    Stefan Norris - 19 yo, BT Rating=16,887
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    An attacking player with woeful leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: worthless Concentration: abysmal
    Bowling: quality Consistency: competent
    Fielding: feeble

    Mark Pearce - 19 yo, BT Rating=13,248
    RH Batsman, RM Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime
    A defensive player with proficient leadership skills and worthless experience.
    Stamina: competent Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: worthless Concentration: woeful
    Bowling: strong Consistency: respectable
    Fielding: woeful

    Priority for this year is to get a bowler to replace Keane (if he can bat its a bonus). I'll have my yp's to see what i can get. I also have 1.5M in the bank.

    Nets are:

    McEwan: 2 Batting, 1 Fielding
    Norris: 2 Bowling
    Pearce: 1 Bowling
    Howell: 1 batting, 1 keeping, 1 stamina
    Abdul Kadir: 1 bowling.

    I've just given Abdul Kadir the bowling net, he usually performs much better than people with similar or higher bowling skills and is nearly Proficient, so i intend to get him up to strong to have him as the 5th bowler, with my new guy added to Pearce, Norris and Islam.

    Just wondering what people would do with the nets, whether you'd keep Challinor and Abdul Kadir in batting nets or give Islam his bowling net back? just conscious of his wages getting to high. Was thinking of taking a bowling net off Norris, but that would probably go to the new guy when he comes (as would Mcewan's fielding net)
    I'd definitely take the second net off Norris and give it to Islam. Islam's wages won't go up that much. If he was trained to exceptional bowling he'd be about 35k a week, but that's a long way off and well worth it in my opinion. He'd probably be up around 25k a week at the end of this season. There won't be much of an increase from the consistency actually (compared to the primary at least) until you're beyond elite. I'd also give one of McEwen's nets to Challinor. With the level of your squad I'd be trying to avoid training up 17yos, should be looking at 18/19yos that are already good enough to improve your side and that only need the one net - freeing up nets for your 20-22yo quality+ players to push them up to wonderful+ so they're a long term player in your side (or worth 6+ million if you're that way inclined).
    Last edited by Scaly piscine; 08-01-2007 at 03:08 PM.

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    cheers, will probably give Norris' second bowling net to Islam and McEwans to AKD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
    Personally I have 3 relevant secondaries equal to one primary level. So strong-competent would be equal to proficient-strong, which is equal to respectable-remarkable etc. There's no definitive rule to this, it's just my estimates based on what I've seen in reporter's summaries and such. There are obviously different characteristics even between these equivalent skills and a seriously deficiency changes this (a quality-worthless would be worse than any of the above). Stamina deficiencies have different 'walls', a guy with abysmal stamina might grind to a halt when they've got to 30-40, woeful might be around 50-60, feeble bats usually slow down towards a hundred, get a hundred then get out. Obviously these walls don't matter much if someone isn't going to bat long because they're down the order and if a player hits a wall during the last 10 they usually keep scoring til they get out quickly. Bruce's stamina doesn't really matter because he won't last long enough to use it.

    Oh and you'll have noticed players have now aged, so help yourself to whatever 17yos you can find on Battrick - usual 'solid' rules apply.
    Ok thanks for that Scaly, that's a big help, will probably drop Bruce then and get a better batter in. Had a brief check of the market today, didn't see too many going for what I'd define as cheap though, will continue searching though.

    EDIT: Also, do you think it's worthwhile picking a better 'keeper at the sacrifie of his batting, or is having a 'keeper who can bat essential?
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    Ok thanks for that Scaly, that's a big help, will probably drop Bruce then and get a better batter in. Had a brief check of the market today, didn't see too many going for what I'd define as cheap though, will continue searching though.

    EDIT: Also, do you think it's worthwhile picking a better 'keeper at the sacrifie of his batting, or is having a 'keeper who can bat essential?
    Yea you'll have to wait til later in the week before the first wave of new YPs are out (assuming YPs will still actually work...) also there'll be lots of players who appear 17 on the market but are actually 18 when you see their player page ie the page when you click on their name (changes to a skills, age that happen after a player is listed don't take place on the main transfer market lists - there's probably a disclaimer at the top that says that)

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    Yeah I did notice that, assumed it was probably a big or something. Anyway, ta for the help.

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