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    Quote Originally Posted by StephSte View Post
    It depends on the latitude and the morphology of the local sea floor and shoreline. In the Arctic Ocean the tidal range is less than 0.8 meters in some areas. Here is a map of tidal range for the Arctic Ocean:
    Very interesting. How do you think glacial periods and the resulting sea level decline affects it?
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    Well yeah Tendy is probably better than Bradman, but Bradman was 70 years ago, if he grew up in the modern era he'd still easily be the best. Though he wasn't, can understand the argument for Tendy even though I don't agree.
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    So who was saying that Ravi Jadeja's no good?
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    Jadeja's my overseas for Glamorgan in my save

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    Hes averaging 55 with the bat in FC and just over 20 with the ball after 4 FC matches for me this season; hes almost the most expensive overseas player in the game but been worth the price so far.


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    This game can be so demoralising.

    I've never won a Test series in India, but I thought the team I was taking there in my NZ game had the best chance of doing it.

    I so nearly won the first Test. I had the upper hand throughout the match, set them 425 to win, and had them nine down for 310 at stumps on the fifth day. Dravid ended up 55* from 222 balls.

    That was hugely disappointing, but I thought that since I went so close in the first match, surely I had a good chance of getting the job done in the second and final Test.

    The match was even through the first three days, with India taking a small first innings lead. But then Tendulkar slammed 170*, and suddenly I was chasing over 300 to win. Their spinners tore me to shreds, and I was all out for 149.

    I've had some heartbreakingly narrow defeats, but this thrashing hurts just as much. To go so close to taking an unassailable 1-0 series lead in the first Test, and then to lose the series...ugh. Might take a break from ICC for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    This game can be so demoralising.

    I've never won a Test series in India, but I thought the team I was taking there in my NZ game had the best chance of doing it.

    I so nearly won the first Test. I had the upper hand throughout the match, set them 425 to win, and had them nine down for 310 at stumps on the fifth day. Dravid ended up 55* from 222 balls.

    That was hugely disappointing, but I thought that since I went so close in the first match, surely I had a good chance of getting the job done in the second and final Test.

    The match was even through the first three days, with India taking a small first innings lead. But then Tendulkar slammed 170*, and suddenly I was chasing over 300 to win. Their spinners tore me to shreds, and I was all out for 149.

    I've had some heartbreakingly narrow defeats, but this thrashing hurts just as much. To go so close to taking an unassailable 1-0 series lead in the first Test, and then to lose the series...ugh. Might take a break from ICC for a while.
    Beating any of the international sides with quality spinners and insanely good batsmen in ICC with a comparably weaker side in NZ is always such a challenge - SL and India in particular have always proven so difficult to beat in my games. I'll go one better with disappointing defeats though - I once set Australia 500 to win in a home test and they chased it down with a couple of wickets to spare (think I might once have posted the screenshot on the forum from memory).

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    That sounds awful!

    I had another tough loss in the first ODI - I was chasing 281, and I collapsed to 62-5. But then Oram blasted a 90-ball 138*. In the end, I lost my last wicket to the last ball of the 50th over - all out for 277.

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    I'll post a few of the screenshots I've been saving with my Somerset team over the next few days.

    1 - The most expensive English player (i.e. non-contracted) I can remember seeing on any version, though Leicestershire were happy enough to pay $134,500 for him.

    2 - 6 sixes in a FC innings for Kieswetter, a massive change from older versions of the game where you'd really struggle for sixes.

    3 - 671 runs for James Taylor for one dismissal to begin a season, not exactly a bad way to begin the year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Somerset View Post
    1 - The most expensive English player (i.e. non-contracted) I can remember seeing on any version, though Leicestershire were happy enough to pay $134,500 for him.
    His stats don't look that impressive.

    A bizarre choice of international player by them, IMO - that team is struggling for bowling. Must have been some cheaper internationals with FC bowling averages >25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    His stats don't look that impressive.

    A bizarre choice of international player by them, IMO - that team is struggling for bowling. Must have been some cheaper internationals with FC bowling averages >25.
    If you think the contracts for Leicestershire were bizarre, Northamptonshire have just 2 allrounders (one of whom is England contracted) and 3 bowlers in their squad...I think in general the AI on ICC makes relatively good selections but theres the odd case like those which are so strange and would never take place in real life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Somerset View Post
    If you think the contracts for Leicestershire were bizarre, Northamptonshire have just 2 allrounders (one of whom is England contracted) and 3 bowlers in their squad...I think in general the AI on ICC makes relatively good selections but theres the odd case like those which are so strange and would never take place in real life.
    ICC 2010 never really produces good bowlers though - you have to patch it to 10.16 for it to happen.
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    NZ are ridiculous in my Bangladesh game, have a 8-10 of Oram, Franklin, Vettori.
    Had my best chance of winning a Test against them though, bowled them out for ~220, made 250 myself. NZ then made ~260 so I needed 230 with just over a day left to play.
    20/0 at Stumps on day 4. Lost an hour and a half on the morning of Day 5, so had a little over two sessions to make ~200.... I managed to collapse in typical Bangladeshi fashion and lose by 40 runs with half hour left of play.

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