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    So I really would've been better off not playing my players with 1, 4 and 5 fitness!
    Amendments have been made for my next game!

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    Hi, I posted this last week on the main thread, but, owing to the amount of other discussion, and the fact that it was on a page turn, there were no takers. So I thought this might find a more receptive audience

    Congrats to HDS for pretty much sewing up our league. Even if by some miracle I manage to win my remaining four matches including our rematch - Your run-rate
    advantage is virtually worth another point.

    Still have two trophies to go for, FC which I should still win, and BT20 which I might, though my evaporating morale means that, after casting aside all
    before me during the first half of the season, ATM I'm having trouble beating an egg!

    So now is probably a good time to start thinking about a major re-vamp of The Gurs. I've got a few aging players, my Qual middle order is looking flimsy
    for an aspirational Div.III side, and I'm not at all convinced about the mix of my bowling attack. Despite pulling Esq Seam, I struggle to bowl out rem
    and Wond batting line-ups, which I figure may be down to having too many cautious and/or medium pace bowlers. Would seriously appreciate any thoughts on where I could improve - ATM thinking of flogging Jeffery and one of Katleho or Wilde, and trying to buy a solid all-rounder. I'll post my only 13 players
    with any sort of saleable value, and bear in mind that I've only got 2M in the bank, and am struggling to make a fortnightly profit.

    I'm currently playing Jeffery as an all-rounder, because even though I've got a much better bowler in the form of Katleho Warming his arse on the bench, my lack of batting quality means that I've got to extend my batting depth.

    Nets are currently:
    Akhtar 2x Bat
    Syiabonga 2X Bat
    Benamar 2X Bowl
    Katleho 2X Bowl
    Wilde 1x Bowl
    1X floating fielding net (currently with Katleho)

    At the end of each season I have a fat camp, where I take the five players with the worst stamina, (who I plan on keeping for more than a couple of seasons), and give them two Stam nets each until they pop a level.

    1. MatthewAkhtar - 22 yo, BT Rating=58,614
    LH Batsman, LH Spin Bowler. Destructive player with worthless leadership skills and strong experience.
    Proficient batting form, superb bowling form energetic fitness.

    Stamina: proficient Wicket Keeping: abysmal
    Batting: sensational (Now Exq) Concentration: remarkable
    Bowling: worthless Consistency:abysmal
    Fielding: feeble

    2. DougGreening - 27 yo, BT Rating=97,592
    RH Batsman, RF Bowler. Steady player with feeble leadership skills and sensational experience.
    Strong batting form, superb bowling form and sublime fitness

    Stamina: proficient Wicket Keeping: feeble
    Batting: masterful Concentration: sensational
    Bowling: abysmal Consistency: competent
    Fielding: strong

    3. AltonStaveley - 28 yo, BT Rating=42,084
    LH Batsman, LM Bowler. Cautious player with mediocre leadership skills and sensational experience.
    Superb batting form, superb bowling form and sublime fitness.

    Stamina: proficient Wicket Keeping: abysmal
    Batting: wonderful Concentration: quality
    Bowling: abysmal Consistency: mediocre
    Fielding: feeble

    4.+. JoeNoon - 27 yo, BT Rating=129,718
    RH Batsman, RM Bowler. Steady player with respectable leadership skills and wonderful experience.
    Strong batting form, respectable bowling form and sublime fitness.

    Stamina: proficient Wicket Keeping: wonderful
    Batting: remarkable Concentration: elite(+2)
    Bowling: worthless Consistency: quality
    Fielding: worthless

    5.B5. BillJeffery - 29 yo, BT Rating=37,012
    LH Batsman, LH Spin Bowler. Steady player with worthless leadership skills and exceptional experience.
    Superb batting form, superb bowling form and energetic fitness.

    Stamina: proficient Wicket Keeping: feeble
    Batting: strong Concentration: proficient
    Bowling: strong Consistency: strong
    Fielding: respectable

    6.*. NealePatel - 28 yo, BT Rating=14,256
    RH Batsman, RM Bowler. Steady player with superb leadership skills and exceptional experience.
    Proficient batting form, superb bowling form and sublime fitness.

    Stamina: respectable Wicket Keeping: woeful
    Batting: strong Concentration: respectable
    Bowling: abysmal Consistency: mediocre
    Fielding: competent

    7. CraigSiyabonga - 18 yo, BT Rating=13,430
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler. Destructive player with proficient leadership skills and woeful experience.
    Strong batting form, feeble bowling form and energetic fitness.

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

    8.B4. ColinLombard - 28 yo, BT Rating=43,485
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler. Cautious player with proficient leadership skills and remarkable experience.
    Competent batting form, competent bowling form and sublime fitness.

    Stamina: superb Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: proficient Concentration: superb
    Bowling: quality Consistency: quality
    Fielding: feeble

    9.B2. JonWilde - 24 yo, BT Rating=56,333
    RH Batsman, RM Bowler. Cautious player with proficient leadership skills and proficient experience.
    Respectable batting form, superb bowling form and invigorated fitness.

    Stamina: strong Wicket Keeping: abysmal
    Batting: feeble Concentration: mediocre
    Bowling: exceptional Consistency: wonderful
    Fielding: woeful

    10.B1. GeneBewers - 27 yo, BT Rating=45,571
    LH Batsman, LM Bowler. Cautious player with strong leadership skills and wonderful experience.
    Woeful batting form, superb bowling form and invigorated fitness.

    Stamina: proficient Wicket Keeping: abysmal
    Batting: feeble Concentration: feeble
    Bowling: exceptional Consistency: wonderful
    Fielding: mediocre

    11.B3. KeithBenamar - 20 yo, BT Rating=36,050
    RH Batsman, RFM Bowler. Destructive player with strong leadership skills and mediocre experience.
    Superb batting form, superb bowling form and invigorated fitness.

    Stamina: respectable Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: abysmal Concentration: abysmal
    Bowling: exceptional Consistency: strong
    Fielding: woeful

    12. DirkKatleho - 21 yo, BT Rating=33,573
    RH Batsman, RF Bowler. Cautious player with strong leadership skills and respectable experience.
    Superb batting form, mediocre bowling form and energetic fitness.

    Stamina: proficient Wicket Keeping: abysmal
    Batting: woeful Concentration: abysmal
    Bowling: exceptional Consistency: strong
    Fielding: woeful

    FrankMohammed - 25 yo, BT Rating=6,884
    LH Batsman, LFM Bowler. Steady player with strong leadership skills and strong experience.
    Abysmal batting form, proficient bowling form and sublime fitness.

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

    Tar, Trev

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    You need a new Number five batsmen/all rounder and improve the spread of your bowlers. Would sell Bewes, Lombard and Jeffery. Would also sell Siyabonga to free up nets and have some extra, as you won't get a lot for others guys as they are old. You also shouldn't be training some that average at the level you at unless you have free nets. As seem to have.

    Not sure what that would give you but hopefully enough to buy an remarkable/remarkable trainee. I don't follow the transfer market. Then try and pull a bowling trainee for your No 5 spot. Need to look at your nets as most of guys are finishing except Benamar and Katleho.

    Would be also tempted to buy in sell on the cautious bowlers for another steady/attacking. If you want to bowl sides out you need atleast one more attacking bowler and maybe a steady bowler as well.
    The man, the mountain, the Mathews. The greatest all rounder since Keith Miller. (Y)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaminda_00 View Post
    Would be also tempted to buy in sell on the cautious bowlers for another steady/attacking. If you want to bowl sides out you need atleast one more attacking bowler and maybe a steady bowler as well.
    TBH I don't have any bowler more agressive than steady (and two def M's.) and I seem to bowl sides out alright. Sometimes I get done in when I shouldn't but that's the game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes View Post
    TBH I don't have any bowler more agressive than steady (and two def M's.) and I seem to bowl sides out alright. Sometimes I get done in when I shouldn't but that's the game.
    Yeah but with his bowling attack they are all around exceptional. Don't you have masterful plus bowlers?

    If he keeps with the exceptional standard bowling attack and doesn't bring in a big gun, masterful odd. Then he could do with a more attack balanced attack.

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    phenom - def LM
    masterful - steady RF
    sens - def LM
    + trainee

    Are my seamers. Suppose you have a point.

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    I do find that my attacking FM (Brooker) is never far behind my defensive one (Gibb), despite being two levels behind on both primary and secondary (Remarkable vs Exceptional).

    Interestingly, while Gibb's OD stats are slightly better (I've had both players since pretty much the start, and trained them up from similar levels), Brooker's better In FC. I'm fast coming round to the concept that attacking bowlers are more valuable in the longer form of the game.

    I'm coming to the point where my first XI needs some serious rebuilding -- my plan is to skill trade for cash, selling senior players at 29/30 years old and augmenting whatever I get with the skill trade proceeds, to hopefully get the same players back, only a bit younger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahindinho View Post
    It's Friday afternoon though, and I'm bored at work. Here are my notes...

    Hendrik
    Very nice. Should be at the core of your team for years.
    WK, bat, fld, (stm)
    .
    Now looks like this ..

    Plays For: Torpoint CC
    Nationality: England
    Age: 19 Years Old
    Battrick Rating: 35,183
    Wages: 3,388 p/w
    Stamina: respectable Wicket Keeping: proficient
    Batting: strong Concentration: superb
    Bowling: abysmal Consistency: superb
    Fielding: competent

    Decent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcussjd9 View Post
    Now looks like this ..

    Plays For: Torpoint CC
    Nationality: England
    Age: 19 Years Old
    Battrick Rating: 35,183
    Wages: 3,388 p/w
    Stamina: respectable Wicket Keeping: proficient
    Batting: strong Concentration: superb
    Bowling: abysmal Consistency: superb
    Fielding: competent

    Decent?
    Yeah, not bad

    I'd drop the fielding net now though, and concentrate on either his batting or WK. English Div IIIish teams at the moment regard something like Remarkable batting as their "decent" minimum, and most have the same level of WK. Now, with almost three seasons left of training, this lad would end up roughly there for his batting, and not far off with his 'keeping. His secondaries will take care of themselves.

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    For Hendrik :
    2 Batting
    1 Keeping
    1 Stam

    Martin Ocarroll - 19 yo, BT Rating=21,968
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler. He is an attacking player with abysmal leadership skills and feeble experience.
    He currently has superb batting form, strong bowling form and fatigued fitness.
    Stamina: competent Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: superb Concentration: mediocre
    Bowling: proficient Consistency: competent
    Fielding: respectable

    Currently on :
    1 Bat
    1 Bowl
    1 Stam
    1 Fielding

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcussjd9 View Post
    For Hendrik :
    2 Batting
    1 Keeping
    1 Stam

    Martin Ocarroll - 19 yo, BT Rating=21,968
    RH Batsman, RH Spin Bowler. He is an attacking player with abysmal leadership skills and feeble experience.
    He currently has superb batting form, strong bowling form and fatigued fitness.
    Stamina: competent Wicket Keeping: worthless
    Batting: superb Concentration: mediocre
    Bowling: proficient Consistency: competent
    Fielding: respectable

    Currently on :
    1 Bat
    1 Bowl
    1 Stam
    1 Fielding
    Sugget an additional keeper net to sort out the gaps between primaries and secondary skills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andruid View Post
    Sugget an additional keeper net to sort out the gaps between primaries and secondary skills.
    A keeping net for O'Carroll?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcussjd9 View Post
    A keeping net for O'Carroll?
    They do alot of good for Consistency and Concentration.

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    Ah right. Cheers for the advice. I have done as you recommended.

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