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    Round 1
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    trundler - Parveez Maharoof
    a massive zebra - Andy Whittall
    SillyCowCorner1 - Brian Murphy
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    MrPrez - Alok Kapali
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    Round 2
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    fredfertang - David O'Sullivan
    Michaelf7777777 - John Sparling
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    Round 3
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    Round 4
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    Flem274 x2 > MrPrez > fredfertang

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    I am considering lowering the minimum criteria required to qualify as a frontline bowler, which is currently set at an average of at least 150 balls per match. This criteria was implemented to ensure the teams adopt a similar structure to sides that are selected with their best interests in mind. Simply selecting 11 rubbish batsmen or 11 bowlers who were rabbit batsmen would indeed create a terrible side, but goes against the spirit of what we are trying to do here. However, on reflection I have noticed that a few bowlers who were clearly selected as frontline bowlers did not actually bowl 150 balls per match (Shahadat Hossain for instance). I have no intention of excluding genuine frontline bowlers purely due to a statistical anomaly or because I set the minimum threshold too high.

    Do you think the 150 balls per match criteria is OK as it is? Would 120 balls per match be a fairer minimum criteria to identify frontline bowlers? Or is balls per match not the best indicator of whether someone is a frontline bowler? Any feedback appreciated.
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    Keep it as is IMO.
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    I too thought it was a tad high. Only a tad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a massive zebra View Post
    I am considering lowering the minimum criteria required to qualify as a frontline bowler, which is currently set at an average of at least 150 balls per match. This criteria was implemented to ensure the teams adopt a similar structure to sides that are selected with their best interests in mind. Simply selecting 11 rubbish batsmen or 11 bowlers who were rabbit batsmen would indeed create a terrible side, but goes against the spirit of what we are trying to do here. However, on reflection I have noticed that a few bowlers who were clearly selected as frontline bowlers did not actually bowl 150 balls per match (Shahadat Hossain for instance). I have no intention of excluding genuine frontline bowlers purely due to a statistical anomaly or because I set the minimum threshold too high.

    Do you think the 150 balls per match criteria is OK as it is? Would 120 balls per match be a fairer minimum criteria to identify frontline bowlers? Or is balls per match not the best indicator of whether someone is a frontline bowler? Any feedback appreciated.
    I think it should be down to you to make a totally arbitrary decision in each individual case - if it helped you could ask James to change your username to Sajid Javid
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    Alex Moir will be my first selection please

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178 View Post
    Keep it as is IMO.
    If this is the general consensus, I would be happy to keep it as it is. My only concern is this criteria was set up to identify frontline bowlers, but a few players that clearly were selected as frontline bowlers (such as Shahadat Hossain) are excluded by it, which would suggest the criteria is not fit for purpose.

    Quote Originally Posted by mr_mister View Post
    I too thought it was a tad high. Only a tad.
    So what would you have gone with?

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    I think it should be down to you to make a totally arbitrary decision in each individual case - if it helped you could ask James to change your username to Sajid Javid
    Ha!

    In all seriousness, I'm inclined to think this is probably the winning way. Anyone who bowled over 150 balls per match is definitely fine. If and when someone selects a frontline bowler who does not meet this criteria, I will decide if the said bowler is eligible or not.

    Sound fair?
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    Quote Originally Posted by a massive zebra View Post
    If this is the general consensus, I would be happy to keep it as it is. My only concern is this criteria was set up to identify frontline bowlers, but a few players that clearly were selected as frontline bowlers (such as Shahadat Hossain) are excluded by it, which would suggest the criteria is not fit for purpose.



    So what would you have gone with?



    Ha!

    In all seriousness, I'm inclined to think this is probably the winning way. Anyone who bowled over 150 balls per match is definitely fine. If and when someone selects a frontline bowler who does not meet this criteria, I will decide if the said bowler is eligible or not.

    Sound fair?
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    John Sparling will be my next selection please

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    Ian Craig. Not only slated to be the next Bradman(like many early 50s Aussie bats who had a tiny bit of FC success) he was given the Australian test captaincy at 22 bloody years old.

    However he averaged 19 from his 11 tests batting mainly at 4. I guess an early, mini version of Brearley(complete with winning captaincy record) except the Bradman comparisons really make his failure to score runs extra embarrassing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michaelf7777777 View Post
    John Sparling will be my next selection please

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