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    Dude.

    That was insane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dead Badger View Post
    Dude.

    That was insane.
    Wicket!

    14 runs in an over!

    214/3. Chasing 223. Really is all over now...

    Four singles. *sigh*

    Wicket! That's the guy who's held the innings together.

    Hang on...hang on...

    End of over 45: 218/4

    single...W...dot...W...dot...W

    End of over 46: 219/7

    W...dot...W...dot...W

    End of over 47: 219/10

    WITHINGTON WONDERERS WIN BY FOUR RUNS.

    FOUR RUNS!

    I feel really very sorry for my opponent -- that's exactly the sort of thing that hacked Scaly off with BT.

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    Yeah, I'd be spitting nails if I were him. Seven wickets down for one run? Ouch. You can't say it was an unfair result ratings-wise, I suppose, but still.

    Anyway, all's well that ends well, congrats for saving the day. Now to hope the crazy luck carries over to the job app I'm supposed to be writing. And then beer o'clock. Adios!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dead Badger View Post
    Yeah, I'd be spitting nails if I were him. Seven wickets down for one run? Ouch. You can't say it was an unfair result ratings-wise, I suppose, but still.
    I've sent my condolences by BT-mail. Seemed the decent thing.

    Anyway, all's well that ends well, congrats for saving the day. Now to hope the crazy luck carries over to the job app I'm supposed to be writing. And then beer o'clock. Adios!
    Beer!

    But first, I'm heading over to Manchester Velodrome to try my hand (or rather, my legs) at track cycling. Arranged a taster session for some workmates and friends. Lycra is optional, thankfully.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dead Badger View Post
    Oleary destroys the top order, and Gill cleans up the tail for a famous victory. What a season this has been; promoted to III in OD, IV in FC and reaching the final of the CW cup. Madness.
    Congrats. Wonder if we'll be in the same III division...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dead Badger View Post
    Seven wickets down for one run?


    Congrats Mahindinho and Badger.

    Stayed up myself, not sure I will next year though. Probably need to invest a bit, got 6 million + some players to sell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    Congrats. Wonder if we'll be in the same III division...
    I'll be in III.11, and according to the guy on sledging who worked out the promotions for IV to III, you're going to be in III.7:

    23 Connells Estates CC IV.8 replace 7 Monkeyboys CC iii.7
    He may have got it wrong, but no-one's corrected him yet. No CW rivalry next year then, probably.

    Entirely chuffed to have made it to Div III; thought I may have had the newest team in England at that level, but I just found a team three months younger that autopromoted. Grr.

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    Trevor Vayro's Cymru Gurgitators are in Div III.7, so there will be some kind of CricketWeb rivalry if that's the division I'm in...

    Interesting!

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    Fairly ordinary bowling effort against CD so far. Need a better 5th bowler too. Garrick as threatening as a flower.

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    Keane's a well noted Hawks supporter, only got to the ground 3 minutes before walking out. Fairly sure he's coming down from tha pingazzzz.
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    Grady Hussein - 17 yo, BT Rating=24,961
    LH Batsman, LFM Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, low fitness.
    An attacking player with abysmal leadership skills and worthless experience.
    Stamina: strong Wicket Keeping: woeful
    Batting: worthless Concentration: competent
    Bowling: superb Consistency: proficient
    Fielding: feeble

    Gavin Rich - 17 yo, BT Rating=9,955
    LH Batsman, LH Spin Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, sublime fitness.
    A defensive player with superb leadership skills and worthless experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: strong Concentration: respectable
    Bowling: worthless Consistency: worthless
    Fielding: abysmal

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    12. Jim Keane - 21 yo, BT Rating=54,223
    RH Batsman, LM Bowler, mediocre batting form, proficient bowling form, energetic fitness.
    A steady player with respectable leadership skills and mediocre experience.
    Stamina: respectable Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: exquisite Concentration: wonderful
    Bowling: worthless Consistency: woeful
    Fielding: feeble

    That's him done (bar stamina)

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    Charlie Terry - 22 yo, BT Rating=123,633
    RH Batsman, LH Spin Bowler, strong batting form, superb bowling form, sublime fitness.
    A defensive player with feeble leadership skills and competent experience.
    Stamina: superb Wicket Keeping: exceptional
    Batting: exceptional Concentration: masterful
    Bowling: woeful Consistency: proficient
    Fielding: woeful

    One more pop for his batting and he's finally done.
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    No pops here, but the dilemma in regards to my trainees continue. Not sure whether or not to stop training on Mills. Actually, it'll probably be decided by whether or not I pull a decent YP in the first 4 weeks of next season. But that creates it's own dilemma - try for a bowler, since my 5th one sucks, or an all-rounder since my batting is that great either? Sigh.

    Neale Gleeson - 21 yo, BT Rating=79,387 1 bowl 1 field
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, strong batting form, superb bowling form, energetic fitness.
    A destructive player with respectable leadership skills and mediocre experience.
    Stamina: respectable Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: worthless Concentration: feeble
    Bowling: exquisite Consistency: exceptional
    Fielding: feeble

    Ed Mills - 21 yo, BT Rating=55,715 1 bowl 1 field
    LH Batsman, LFM Bowler, superb batting form, superb bowling form, energetic fitness.
    A destructive player with feeble leadership skills and woeful experience.
    Stamina: proficient Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: worthless Concentration: woeful
    Bowling: exceptional Consistency: wonderful
    Fielding: feeble

    Jimmy Knowles - 20 yo, BT Rating=41,935 2 bowl
    RH Batsman, RFM Bowler, abysmal batting form, superb bowling form, energetic fitness.
    An attacking player with mediocre leadership skills and woeful experience.
    Stamina: respectable Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: worthless Concentration: abysmal
    Bowling: sensational Consistency: quality
    Fielding: woeful

    Nicolas Dhindsa - 20 yo, BT Rating=40,513 1 bat 1 field
    LH Batsman, LH Spin Bowler, superb batting form, competent bowling form, sublime fitness.
    An attacking player with woeful leadership skills and woeful experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: exceptional Concentration: quality
    Bowling: worthless Consistency: woeful
    Fielding: woeful

    Matthew Wilberforce - 19 yo, BT Rating=27,948 2 batting
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler, respectable batting form, superb bowling form, energetic fitness.
    A steady player with worthless leadership skills and woeful experience.
    Stamina: mediocre Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: wonderful Concentration: strong
    Bowling: woeful Consistency: worthless
    Fielding: feeble



    Have been toying with the idea to give pullers some nets again, to strengthen his secondaries, and possibly his bowling to superb. He'll be 24 next season though, not sure if it's worth it.

    Wahid Weerappuli - 23 yo, BT Rating=22,836
    RH Batsman, RM Bowler, strong batting form, proficient bowling form, sublime fitness.
    A defensive player with woeful leadership skills and feeble experience.
    Stamina: competent Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: strong Concentration: competent
    Bowling: strong Consistency: respectable

    Fielding: competent


    Any help appreciated.

    And I know, all my trainees need better stamina. Will be looking to rectify that later in the coming season or the season after.

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    Wouldn't bother with Weerappulli's primaries unless you're planning to sell him and he's close to a pop; might be worth a fielding net but only if there's no better use for it. Certainly don't stop training Mills - keep him on one bowling for at least another season or two.

    I'd honestly get stamina up as soon as possible if I were you. It's made an absolutely massive difference to my team; I reckon it's the main factor in my improvement over the last two seasons. F'rinstance I'd switch Gleeson's fielding to a stam right away, same for Mills and maybe stick Knowles's second primary nets to stam when he ages (unless you're planning on keeping his double primary net for another season). Dhindsa's field could probably stand moving to stam for a bit, too. Players with the primaries yours have ought to be absolutely smashing up div IV, and I'd bet on stamina making the difference. You'll see a far more immediate effect than you will from a new trainee, that's for sure.

    Hard to know with trainees - it's such a crap-shoot anyway it's almost impossible to plan. I tend to just try for bowlers, because you're more likely to get a half-decent one than you are an all-rounder, and because they fetch more than batsmen on the TM. That said, I've only ever managed to pull one trainee worth the effort, so my strategies may not be worth listening to. :-)



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