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    Need advice on who should be my 5th bowler in OD matches. My current attack is wonderful-remarkable-sensational-strong-competent.

    Steven Brayley - 25 yo, BT Rating=4,086
    LH Batsman, LH Spin Bowler, strong batting form, superb bowling form, sublime fitness.
    A destructive player with abysmal leadership skills and feeble experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: abysmal Concentration: feeble
    Bowling: competent Consistency: feeble
    Fielding: feeble

    Brayley has performed okay in the past but it's obvious that he's the weak link. I plan on buying a better 5th bowler in the future (a strong or better) but until then, would any of these be better?

    Robert Bennie - 23 yo, BT Rating=3,222
    RH Batsman, RF Bowler, superb batting form, proficient bowling form, sublime fitness.
    A cautious player with mediocre leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: abysmal Concentration: woeful
    Bowling: competent Consistency: feeble
    Fielding: abysmal

    Matt Connell - 32 yo, BT Rating=2,443
    RH Batsman, RM Bowler, abysmal batting form, strong bowling form, sublime fitness.
    A destructive player with competent leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: woeful Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: abysmal Concentration: feeble
    Bowling: competent Consistency: feeble
    Fielding: woeful

    Carl Fletcher - 29 yo, BT Rating=4,252
    RH Batsman, RF Bowler, strong batting form, competent bowling form, sublime fitness.
    A defensive player with feeble leadership skills and worthless experience.
    Stamina: abysmal Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: abysmal Concentration: mediocre
    Bowling: competent Consistency: feeble
    Fielding: feeble

    Darren Holmes - 29 yo, BT Rating=4,253
    LH Batsman, LF Bowler, respectable batting form, mediocre bowling form, sublime fitness.
    A cautious player with strong leadership skills and mediocre experience.
    Stamina: woeful Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: abysmal Concentration: feeble
    Bowling: respectable Consistency: abysmal
    Fielding: mediocre

    Tom Murphy - 33 yo, BT Rating=4,030
    LH Batsman, LFM Bowler, mediocre batting form, respectable bowling form, sublime fitness.
    A steady player with strong leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: woeful Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: woeful Concentration: feeble
    Bowling: respectable Consistency: abysmal
    Fielding: feeble
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    How long would that take though? I also need to ensure that Ireland's wages don't become prohibitively expensive.
    You would need to train them till they're 22-23yo. Wages don't really become a serious concern until you have players with at least sensational primaries. If you're stopping training before then because of wage concerns you're doing your team a disservice. As a rule of thumb you can sustain a weekly wage bill at least as high as your weekly gate receipts, so if you're making 200k+ I wouldn't worry about wages.

    Anyway, if you cap your players' skills at remarkable/wonderful you'll find it very difficult to survive in a higher league (assuming you intend to promote eventually). You'll frequently get taken apart by teams with a couple of higher skilled bowlers or batsmen.
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    Anthony Barry - 26 yo, BT Rating=3,008
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, superb batting form, respectable bowling form, sublime fitness.
    A cautious player with proficient leadership skills and mediocre experience.
    Stamina: abysmal Wicket Keeping: abysmal
    Batting: abysmal Concentration: abysmal
    Bowling: competent Consistency: feeble
    Fielding: abysmal

    Marvin Bertos - 24 yo, BT Rating=122,373
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime fitness.
    A cautious player with superb leadership skills and proficient experience.
    Stamina: strong Wicket Keeping: abysmal
    Batting: sensational Concentration: miraculous
    Bowling: abysmal Consistency: superb
    Fielding: superb

    Bernie Briers - 17 yo, BT Rating=357
    RH Batsman, RF Bowler, mediocre batting form, respectable bowling form, sublime fitness.
    A destructive player with strong leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: worthless Wicket Keeping: abysmal
    Batting: worthless Concentration: worthless
    Bowling: feeble Consistency: worthless
    Fielding: worthless

    Ron Cattermole - 17 yo, BT Rating=1,224
    RH Batsman, RFM Bowler, woeful batting form, respectable bowling form, sublime fitness.
    A defensive player with abysmal leadership skills and worthless experience.
    Stamina: worthless Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: worthless Concentration: abysmal
    Bowling: abysmal Consistency: mediocre
    Fielding: worthless

    Gordon Churms - 21 yo, BT Rating=76,034
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, strong batting form, strong bowling form, invigorated fitness.
    A defensive player with superb leadership skills and mediocre experience.
    Stamina: superb Wicket Keeping: woeful
    Batting: wonderful Concentration: quality
    Bowling: remarkable Consistency: quality
    Fielding: proficient

    Tristan Cleaver - 17 yo, BT Rating=4,122
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, superb batting form, strong bowling form, sublime fitness.
    An attacking player with superb leadership skills and worthless experience.
    Stamina: respectable Wicket Keeping: woeful
    Batting: worthless Concentration: worthless
    Bowling: mediocre Consistency: worthless
    Fielding: worthless

    Matthew Eyre - 19 yo, BT Rating=58,030 [Part of the England U19 squad]
    RH Batsman, RFM Bowler, proficient batting form, strong bowling form, sublime fitness.
    A cautious player with strong leadership skills and woeful experience.
    Stamina: superb Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: wonderful Concentration: remarkable
    Bowling: competent Consistency: feeble
    Fielding: superb

    Duncan Farrell - 17 yo, BT Rating=576
    RH Batsman, RM Bowler, competent batting form, strong bowling form, sublime fitness.
    A cautious player with worthless leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: worthless Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: feeble Concentration: worthless
    Bowling: woeful Consistency: worthless
    Fielding: worthless

    Leighton Forde - 17 yo, BT Rating=48
    RH Batsman, RF Bowler, respectable batting form, feeble bowling form, lively fitness.
    A destructive player with abysmal leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: worthless Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: abysmal Concentration: worthless
    Bowling: worthless Consistency: worthless
    Fielding: worthless

    Danny Forster - 17 yo, BT Rating=149
    LH Batsman, LF Bowler, strong batting form, feeble bowling form, sublime fitness.
    A defensive player with superb leadership skills and worthless experience.
    Stamina: worthless Wicket Keeping: abysmal
    Batting: worthless Concentration: worthless
    Bowling: abysmal Consistency: woeful
    Fielding: worthless

    Mayur Ghandi - 21 yo, BT Rating=23,123
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, superb batting form, strong bowling form, energetic fitness.
    A defensive player with competent leadership skills and competent experience.
    Stamina: respectable Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: superb Concentration: superb
    Bowling: worthless Consistency: abysmal
    Fielding: worthless

    Ian Gibb - 17 yo, BT Rating=11
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, respectable batting form, respectable bowling form, fresh fitness.
    An attacking player with abysmal leadership skills and worthless experience.
    Stamina: worthless Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: worthless Concentration: worthless
    Bowling: worthless Consistency: worthless
    Fielding: worthless

    Nicky Hurren - 18 yo, BT Rating=9,590
    RH Batsman, RFM Bowler, superb batting form, respectable bowling form, invigorated fitness.
    A cautious player with respectable leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: competent Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: worthless Concentration: abysmal
    Bowling: proficient Consistency: respectable
    Fielding: woeful

    Tom Hutchinson - 20 yo, BT Rating=22,422
    RH Batsman, RF Bowler, woeful batting form, strong bowling form, energetic fitness.
    An attacking player with respectable leadership skills and woeful experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: worthless Concentration: worthless
    Bowling: quality Consistency: strong
    Fielding: competent

    James Khanya - 19 yo, BT Rating=7,231
    RH Batsman, RFM Bowler, superb batting form, strong bowling form, invigorated fitness.
    A defensive player with strong leadership skills and woeful experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: mediocre
    Batting: worthless Concentration: woeful
    Bowling: competent Consistency: respectable
    Fielding: worthless

    Frank Marples - 17 yo, BT Rating=255
    RH Batsman, RFM Bowler, respectable batting form, worthless bowling form, sublime fitness.
    A cautious player with competent leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: worthless Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: worthless Concentration: worthless
    Bowling: worthless Consistency: worthless
    Fielding: feeble

    Brad Noon - 18 yo, BT Rating=41,492
    RH Batsman, RFM Bowler, proficient batting form, strong bowling form, fair fitness.
    A cautious player with competent leadership skills and worthless experience.
    Stamina: strong Wicket Keeping: feeble
    Batting: worthless Concentration: competent
    Bowling: remarkable Consistency: quality
    Fielding: proficient

    Stuart Sambrook - 18 yo, BT Rating=2,395
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, superb batting form, proficient bowling form, sublime fitness.
    A defensive player with feeble leadership skills and woeful experience.
    Stamina: competent Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: worthless Concentration: worthless
    Bowling: abysmal Consistency: worthless
    Fielding: worthless

    Jon Terry - 17 yo, BT Rating=7,348
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, competent batting form, competent bowling form, sublime fitness.
    A destructive player with superb leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: respectable
    Batting: mediocre Concentration: respectable
    Bowling: worthless Consistency: worthless
    Fielding: worthless

    Teddy Wiese - 24 yo, BT Rating=3,130
    LH Batsman, LH Spin Bowler, superb batting form, proficient bowling form, sublime fitness.
    A destructive player with respectable leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: feeble Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: abysmal Concentration: feeble
    Bowling: competent Consistency: woeful
    Fielding: abysmal

    Lee Wight - 28 yo, BT Rating=3,272
    LH Batsman, LFM Bowler, mediocre batting form, respectable bowling form, lively fitness.
    A defensive player with abysmal leadership skills and mediocre experience.
    Stamina: woeful Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: competent Concentration: feeble
    Bowling: abysmal Consistency: mediocre
    Fielding: abysmal

    Wayne Worsnop - 18 yo, BT Rating=4,545
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, worthless batting form, worthless bowling form, invigorated fitness.
    A defensive player with woeful leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: feeble Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: worthless Concentration: worthless
    Bowling: respectable Consistency: proficient
    Fielding: worthless

    Anyone got advice on where and how i can improve my side... bowling is the major concern at the moment.

    Nets are as follows:

    Noon: 3 bowling, 1 stamina, 1 field, 1 keep
    Eyre: 2 batting
    Hurren 2 bowling
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    I put a bid on Beattie. Make sure you post when you put those other guys on the market.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamc View Post
    Anyway, if you cap your players' skills at remarkable/wonderful you'll find it very difficult to survive in a higher league (assuming you intend to promote eventually). You'll frequently get taken apart by teams with a couple of higher skilled bowlers or batsmen.

    While that is true, I did cap 3 of my players at around Remarkable/Wonderful, in the knowledge that my next batch of players would be 3 or 4 levels higher.

    But in his case, i would probably train Ireland to Remarkable batting, and maybe Sensational or Exquisite for bowling. Sure the wages might bite, but you need one or two of those types of players to be a competitive squad. As for Middleton, i would only train him to Wonderful or Exceptional, all depending on if you need the nets elsewhere or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    10. Shane Acton - 21 yo, BT Rating=26,024
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime fitness.
    An attacking player with strong leadership skills and feeble experience.
    Stamina: respectable Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: abysmal Concentration: respectable
    Bowling: quality Consistency: strong
    Fielding: competent
    Should I still be training Acton too? I've stopped training him, but I'm thinking it may be worth training Acton rather than Tulley??
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    4. Rob Wright - 26 yo, BT Rating=18,108
    LH Batsman, LFM Bowler, strong batting form, superb bowling form, fresh fitness.
    A cautious player with strong leadership skills and mediocre experience.
    Stamina: competent Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: superb Concentration: feeble
    Bowling: proficient Consistency: competent
    Fielding: woeful
    Rob Wright is up for grabs! Starting price $zero!

    The last of my original players is available. Not only does he come with decent batting and bowling, he's a decent captain to boot!

    How great is that??

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    Bobby Krause - 17 yo, BT Rating=10,375
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, strong batting form, superb bowling form, sublime fitness.
    A destructive player with competent leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: competent Concentration: competent
    Bowling: competent Consistency: respectable
    Fielding: worthless
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeW View Post
    Gordon Churms - 21 yo, BT Rating=76,034
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, strong batting form, strong bowling form, invigorated fitness.
    A defensive player with superb leadership skills and mediocre experience.
    Stamina: superb Wicket Keeping: woeful
    Batting: wonderful Concentration: quality
    Bowling: remarkable Consistency: quality
    Fielding: proficient

    Mayur Ghandi - 21 yo, BT Rating=23,123
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, superb batting form, strong bowling form, energetic fitness.
    A defensive player with competent leadership skills and competent experience.
    Stamina: respectable Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: superb Concentration: superb
    Bowling: worthless Consistency: abysmal
    Fielding: worthless

    Tom Hutchinson - 20 yo, BT Rating=22,422
    RH Batsman, RF Bowler, woeful batting form, strong bowling form, energetic fitness.
    An attacking player with respectable leadership skills and woeful experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: worthless Concentration: worthless
    Bowling: quality Consistency: strong
    Fielding: competent
    Would still be training Hutchinson and Churms and maybe Ghandi a level or two higher once you finish flooding Noon. Your side never going to get anywhere if you keep stop training your decent players at fairly low levels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaminda_00 View Post
    Would still be training Hutchinson and Churms and maybe Ghandi a level or two higher once you finish flooding Noon. Your side never going to get anywhere if you keep stop training your decent players at fairly low levels.
    What do you suggest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeW View Post
    What do you suggest?
    Noon: 2 bowling, 1 stamina, 1 field, 0 keep
    Eyre: 2 batting
    Hurren 1 bowling
    Churms: 1 batting, 1 bowling
    Hutchinson: 1 bowling

    Hutchinson I guess can wait till Noon is superb stamina. If you really want to keep Noon on 3 bowling nets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaminda_00 View Post
    Noon: 2 bowling, 1 stamina, 1 field, 0 keep
    Eyre: 2 batting
    Hurren 1 bowling
    Churms: 1 batting, 1 bowling
    Hutchinson: 1 bowling

    Hutchinson I guess can wait till Noon is superb stamina. If you really want to keep Noon on 3 bowling nets.
    Cheers mate, willl take it on board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender View Post
    Need advice on who should be my 5th bowler in OD matches. My current attack is wonderful-remarkable-sensational-strong-competent.

    Steven Brayley - 25 yo, BT Rating=4,086
    LH Batsman, LH Spin Bowler, strong batting form, superb bowling form, sublime fitness.
    A destructive player with abysmal leadership skills and feeble experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: abysmal Concentration: feeble
    Bowling: competent Consistency: feeble
    Fielding: feeble

    Brayley has performed okay in the past but it's obvious that he's the weak link. I plan on buying a better 5th bowler in the future (a strong or better) but until then, would any of these be better?

    Robert Bennie - 23 yo, BT Rating=3,222
    RH Batsman, RF Bowler, superb batting form, proficient bowling form, sublime fitness.
    A cautious player with mediocre leadership skills and abysmal experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: abysmal Concentration: woeful
    Bowling: competent Consistency: feeble
    Fielding: abysmal
    Would go for Bennie. Crap destrutive bowlers generally go for 5 or so runs more then a crap defensive/cautious minded bowler. But if they are only bowling at the tail then go Brayley. Really depends who they bowl at and how effective your main four are in your OD league.

    Bennie I think might also give you gunner spin bowling ratings.

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    Bowl him on normal or defensive? Will try it tomorrow.

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