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    11 players who made their test debuts in 11 different decades DRAFT thread

    Yes another draft.


    Simple enough idea really, you have to choose 11 players who made their test debuts across 11 different decades. Which decades you choose and ignore are up to you and you can miss out on 4, as there have been 15 separate decades of test match cricket(including the 1870s and 2010s) though some were obviously dud decades for new talent compared to others.

    So there is an element of strategy needed in knowing which decades to attack early and which you don't have to worry til later as they produced ATG a-plenty.


    Thinking maybe 12 people sounds good. No Bradman.
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    In. It's draft mania at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy101 View Post
    In. It's draft mania at the moment.
    This always happens when only 2 teams are playing any cricket

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    Ah true. Guess us cricket nerds have gotta be self sufficient during such times.

    I like this draft concept Mr, the only thing is it sounds like it's gonna be really easy, would you consider making a slight change to the format? What if instead of 15 decades you nominate a 15 year window (eg: 1990 - 2004) where players are allowed to select only one debutant player per year.

    Feel free to dismiss this idea, I don't wanna hi-jack the draft or anything.

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    If you want fewer windows it would be easier to have decades for most, but make 1877-1899 and 1900-1919 big ones.

    There were fewer players back then anyway, and 1910s in particular would be a bit of a throwaway due to war and stuff

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    nah it's fine I was toying with all kinds of things, like having 2000-now and 1877-1899 as one era each, limiting it to 13 eras. So I'm def open to changing it a bit.


    However it's not as easy as it looks, a lot of the decades up until the 1920s don't really have a huge pool of debuting talent to choose from IMO, especially the 1910s and 1870s. Hell there's even a huge gap in quality from the best 2-3 players of the 1880s, 1890s and 1900s to the 10th and 11th best, don't ya think?
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    ****ing kaiser, not considering the impact of his actions on draft threads
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    What if we make it like that Mixed Exp draft that had themed picking rounds(so Round 1 is 1877-1899, Round 2 is 1900-1919, with the picking order being reversed of course) and then we just do decades right up until the 2010s.... and this would make it 12 rounds allowing for a 12th man, which might nullify any unfairness that might arise from some decades being better than others

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    8 so far, 4 spots left.

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