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    Draft suggestion: AusWI Xis

    As a sequel to the "counties by initial" draft from earlier this year...

    There are 6 states in the Australian Sheffield Shield, and 6 (regular, regional) teams in the West Indies FC competition, giving a total of 12 teams: New South Wales, Queensland, South Austraia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia; Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Leeward Islands, Trinidad & Tobago, Windward Islands.

    Each of the 11 players you pick must represent (i.e. have played FC cricket for) a different one of these 12 teams, with no restriction on which one state/region you choose not to represent.

    Open to people's opinions as to whether:
    a) Non-Australians should be eligible to represent the Australian states (and similarly for the WI, although I'm not aware of any non-West Indians playing domestic cricket there)
    b) Players who have played for multiple states/regions should be allowed to represent any of them, or just the one they played for first. I'm inclined to go for "the one they played for first".

    (And I guess the usual "no Bradman" rule will apply).

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    Sounds like a good 'un - with you on point b)

    Inclined to say yes for a), so I can pick Simmo for Tasmania - much better than that Ponting bloke

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    Would like in.

    a) Yes
    b) the one they played for first/most - either is fine for me.
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    I'm in.

    I think just make it that they represented the state/region at some time. Makes it simpler.
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    And I think the state/region they first represented

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    And yeah just let it be the state they played for first imo

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    Should be any state they played for IMO. Lindwall had a better career with QLD than he did with NSW. Harris only came good when he moved to QLD.

    It also makes it easier to figure out eligible players.

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    The main reason I'm reluctant to allow "any state they played for" is you then end up with picks like "Dennis Lillee - Tasmania" and "Gary Sobers - South Australia" which kind of defeats the point of the draft. There are some instances as you say where a player isn't really associated with the first state they played for, but it's less common that way round.

    I preferred the "eligible for side they played most games for" criterion in the "county initial" draft, but then it's even more effort to find out eligible players, especially now CricketArchive isn't freely accessible. Or we could have "eligible for and side they played for for 5+ seasons".

    On a side note, is that really true about Lindwall? He was 33 when he moved to QLD, and although still a fine bowler his Test average in that part of his career was nearly 30, whereas before that it'd been just over 20.

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    We can get the FC games for teams from cricinfo too right?

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    First state only

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    Overseas allowed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by honestbharani View Post
    We can get the FC games for teams from cricinfo too right?
    It certainly gives the overall FC average and lists the teams played for. If we can get the numbers played for each team, please tell me how!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camo999 View Post
    Overseas allowed?
    So far I think it's 2 votes yes, 0 votes no.

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