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    I have a steady-eddy opener and a destructive with a cautious at 3 and I do fine. It helps that my destructive is generally better than the bowlers so he doesn't perish early too often but it does happen sometimes.
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    Put another guy on the market:

    Steven Obrien (545637)
    RH Batsman, RFM Bowler, superb batting form, strong bowling form, sublime
    A steady player with woeful leadership skills and woeful experience.

    Plays For: Scaly Piscine CC
    Nationality: England
    Age: 18 Years Old
    Battrick Rating: 10,157
    Wages: £1,090 p/w

    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: woeful
    Batting: strong Concentration: respectable
    Bowling: worthless Consistency: worthless
    Fielding: feeble

    Starting price of 1.3m, should go for something above 1.5m, but I want bids now the transfer market has gotten interesting again.
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    Anyone up for a friendly this week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Baconator
    Anyone up for a friendly this week?
    Yeah I'm in need of one.
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    Mcfadden listed for 2million if anyones interested...

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    Mcfadden listed for 2million if anyones interested...
    Hmm, might be a backup buy for me if I can't get some other guys I'm looking at.

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    Seems that I didn't actually list Curtis and Danvers at all, which explains the distinct lack of bids. I've decided to train Danvers up to Prof WK first, but Curtis will be re-listed for nowt in an hour or two:

    Tristan Curtis - 27yo - cautious
    BTR 9,258
    Wages £1,342pw
    RH bat - Prof/Feeb
    RH spin - Med/Resp
    Feeble stamina

    Clancy's also up for sale - he's a 23yo destructive bat, but only Resp/Feeb with Abysmal stamina and fielding. I doubt anyone in here would want him.

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    Bugger - that's why I couldn't sell him - it'd leave me with 13 players.

    *pulls yoof with 0 ITS*

    Horace Challis. Worthless all over the shop, despite his public school background. Nice hat though.

    *lists Curtis for £0*

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    Jamie, you've got the exact opposite problem to me, with your tidy bowling attack and comparatively weak batting, which should make our friendly even more interesting.

    I'd drop Kealey down to No.7/8 for the time being, as currently he's not that much better than the bats immediately behind him, and he's already down to Invigorated with his training. So if you want to get the best out of his bowling, you really want him to bat as infrequently as possible.

    I don't know what your financial situation's like, but I'd really think about getting a No.3 rock in. around whom to base the rest of the batting. How about that O'Brien guy Scaly's got on the market - 1.3M sound's like a bargain to me, I'd bid myself if I had the money.

    With regards to the opening situation, I'd persist with Kerwin for the time being, although he's not a long-term answer. You could partner him with Gowshall with his Prof Conc, but if you were worried about the defensive temperament, (which I don't necessarily think is a problem), you could recall Sugden, and take the bowling duties away from Aldred, allowing him to open. I'd certainly do this on more benign pitches, as you want Attacking Aldred to fill his boots at the top of the order, and because the pitch is more batter-friendly, you're not really going to get the most out of his two levels of Cons over Sugden in any case. Plus I think that Mccammon is pretty much just making up the numbers at No.8. He's not really good enough to bat any higher, and he's not really going to do all that much more than Sugden with the bat from No.8.

    So In brief, I'd try and do something like the following:

    1. Dom Kerwin
    2. Maurice Aldred
    3. Steven O'Brien (Or Similar)
    4. Hamid Gowshall
    5. Andrew Lea *
    6. Dirk Wanless+
    7. Dwight Kealey (b3)
    8. Kevin Sugden (B4)
    9. Anthony Fitzpatrick (b2)
    10. Gareth Bardle (b1)
    11. Daniel Laws (b5)[b]

    Obviously Kealey will move up the order in time, and on tougher batting strips I'd bowl Aldred, drop Sugden, and recall either Jlloyd Ndah* or Dom Mccammon (Though I'd be inclined to flog Mccammon while he's still young enough to fetch some cash for you to put towards your O'Brien-style No.3.

    Hope this helps, Trev

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    Right! I have a dilemma of my own now. My last two matches are against the top two in the league, (I'm third), and I lost to both last time out. Neither match particularly matters, I'm already safe, but I do still have a theoretical chance of winning the league, and obviously I'd like to finish as high up as possible.

    The thing is, I'm not sure I can win tomorrow against league leaders Potatoheads, whatever I do. Their PAN ratings are, from what I can make out: Qual/Comp/Abs - Resp/Prof/Med. They appear to have GFId against 2nd place last week, giving them ratings of Rem/Resp/Abs - Prof/Prof/Med, but by their Sunday friendly they were back to normal.

    So, assuming that they PAN against me, and I were to GFI, would I stand the slightest chance of winning? My PAN ratings are Prof/Comp/Abs - Resp/Prof/Feeb, and we're playing on a cracked pitch.

    Or would it be more sensible to TIE, curl up in the foetal position, take the kicking off Potatoheads, and conserve fitness for a GFI assault on 2nd place Rehtakul Veets CC&FC next week? One would assume that I'd have a much better chance of beating them, as their ratings last week were Strong/Med/Abs - Comp/Strong/Feeb.

    But the only thing is that if I lose tomorrow I'll hand Potatoheads the title, and effectively surrender 2nd as well, as my NRR is about ten points worse than Rehtakul Veets CC&FC. But then again, I could go down in a blaze of glory tomorrow, and end up winning neither game.

    So, distilled into a meaningful question - Pragmatism Vs Death or Glory?

    Later, Trev

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    No guts, no glory. Go for it, IMO.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes
    No guts, no glory. Go for it, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trevor_vayro
    So, distilled into a meaningful question - Pragmatism Vs Death or Glory?
    Release Brian! Oh, wrong one.

    If you win both matches, will you definitely win the league? Actually, that doesn't matter.

    Ratings, schmatings. They don't matter.

    Do Potatoheads have one or two star batsmen, or a number of reasonably-skilled ones? If the former, the cracked pitch could really help you. Does he try to batter his opponents with his good bowlers dominating the start of the innings, or does he go for the "keep one good bowler at an end all the time" approach?

    Why don't you PAN tomorrow? TIEing would be rubbish and meek, while GFIing means that you'd be unlikely to win next week.

    I'd PAN and try my hardest to come up with a (probably high-risk) strategy that plays to my strengths and attacks my opponent's weaknesses.

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    Yp Pull:

    Vimesh Dangasela (1025936)
    RH Batsman, RF Bowler, respectable batting form, respectable bowling form, fresh
    A cautious player with woeful leadership skills and abysmal experience.

    Plays For: Sad Decadent XI
    Nationality: India
    Age: 17 Years Old
    Battrick Rating: 5,786
    Wages: £571 p/w
    Stamina: feeble Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: competent Concentration: mediocre
    Bowling: worthless Consistency: respectable
    Fielding: abysmal

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