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    Make up of a cricket team

    I am most probably captaining my schoolís under 14ís team this year. Last year, I was in year 7, captaining a team with only a couple of regular weekend cricketers, and lots of first timers or players who havenít played for a while. This year, I move up to year 8, have gained experience by playing senior cricket, and have a few better players to play in the team. Here I will run through the players I know are available and most likely going to sign up, and you can help me make a batting order and all. Take note that everyone is pretty much an all-rounder, thatís just the way it is in juniors. However I will write some preferred positions and stuff next to them.

    NOTE: This is all assuming I am captain. The games will be between 20 and 50 overís per innings, most probably 40.

    I have written up 7 or so peoples profile thingies, will post up more as I write them. I would like your opinions on how I should order them, how I should bowl them, etc.

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    Jake (myself) (c) – Top/middle order defensive to moderate batsmen and opening/first/second change bowler.

    Likes to bat top 5 and gets the ball to swing a bit, opened the bowling last year and took 2/2 (both clean bowled) in a losing cause. Will be batting 3-5 in almost any case.

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    Ben B (vc) – opening/middle order defensive batsmen and wicket-keeper/off spin bowler.

    Ben will probably be opening. If he doesn’t open, he will probably slot down to 5 or 6. He will be wicket-keeping for either the whole innings or coming out to get through a few overs through the middle period of the innings. He is a fairly slow batsman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakester1288 View Post
    I am most probably captaining my schoolís under 14ís team this year. Last year, I was in year 7, captaining a team with only a couple of regular weekend cricketers, and lots of first timers or players who havenít played for a while. This year, I move up to year 8, have gained experience by playing senior cricket, and have a few better players to play in the team. Here I will run through the players I know are available and most likely going to sign up, and you can help me make a batting order and all. Take note that everyone is pretty much an all-rounder, thatís just the way it is in juniors. However I will write some preferred positions and stuff next to them.

    NOTE: This is all assuming I am captain. The games will be between 20 and 50 overís per innings, most probably 40.

    I have written up 7 or so peoples profile thingies, will post up more as I write them. I would like your opinions on how I should order them, how I should bowl them, etc.
    Hey,Im in Jake's school cricket team im will most probably be the opener assuming Jake is captain.


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    Ben P – opening/top order batsmen with moderate to aggressive style who bowls some mediums and off spin.

    Will either be used as an opening batsmen or number 4, who will bowl first change with his seam up, and either come on and bowl a few offies later on and maybe keep wicket while Ben B is bowling.

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    Tom G – opening/top order batsmen and opening bowler.

    Tom will be batting at 3 if both of the Bens open, otherwise he will be opening. Opens the bowling as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakester1288 View Post
    Tom G Ė opening/top order batsmen and opening bowler.

    Tom will be batting at 3 if both of the Bens open, otherwise he will be opening. Opens the bowling as well.
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    Kalani – Middle order batsmen and seam up bowler.

    Kalani will bat batting from 4-7, and probably bowling second or third change. He bowls spin, but I don’t really think he has enough consistency bowling his spinners, so he will be bowling his mediums. He will be getting through a fair few overs, due to our lack of bowling options. Can also keep as well, maybe a better alternative then Ben P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
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    Tait Express would know this better than me. He plays in his Saturday side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    Style?
    I play in his weekend team he is Fast out =swing bowler can bowl the occasinal inswinger and mod to aggresive batsmen he has a really unorthadox windmill action.

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    Kyle – Very aggressive batsmen and decent bowler.

    Kyle is a huge hacker, I would love him to open and get our innings off to a flyer, but he isn’t keen on that at all. He will be at number 6 or 7, I can’t decide where. I am leaning towards 7, because if he comes in late in the innings, he will be our best option to hit the ball to the boundary.

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    Jayden – Lower order batsmen and decent bowler.

    Will be batting at 6 (would be 7 but in the shorter form he doesn’t have the hitting ability that Kyle does). Can bat, and will be bowling a bit as well.

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    Ben B
    Tom G
    Ben P
    Jakester
    Kalani
    Jayden
    Kyle

    If you get to a good start move Kyle up the order

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    So far that's all I've got. I reckon this will be the top order:

    1. Ben P
    2. Ben B +
    3. Tom
    4. Jake *
    5. Kalani
    6. Jayden
    7. Kyle

    That's a pretty good line up. I would prefer to be batting 3, but I am not a selfish captain, and would be willing to bat down the order if it's the best thing for the team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    Ben B
    Tom G
    Ben P
    Jakester
    Kalani
    Jayden
    Kyle

    If you get to a good start move Kyle up the order
    That's a pretty good top order. I could definitely live with it. Top usually opens in his Saturday cricket, but his top score has come at 3. I would probably go to 3 ahead of Ben P, because I feel more comfortable there, and he likes batting at 4 - he has his equal top score opening and batting at 4.

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