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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    Disappointment in Sussex's 2030 season, pipped to the Championship title by a single point. First time we've failed to win since the early 2020s. Halfway through 2031 now, normal service being resumed
    Wow thats dedication to play 20+ county seasons! I always start a game with Somerset on each ICC version I buy and end up playing 7-8 seasons by which time my side starts to dominate and I tend to give up and start again with a new side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Somerset View Post
    Haha. I wonder if thats ever happened in a real ODI before? I know its happened in at least one T20 International (India vs South Africa just before the IPL).
    Does Sunny Gavaskar's infamous 36* count?. Though this 20-run loss would probably be a lot more aggravating, since it was a chaseable total.

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    Do people tend to set their own fields when they play?

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    Don't tend to bother with any of that. I have average attacking-ness for the bowling/fielding; bowling straight and to a good length; and I never amend the field manually.


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    Quote Originally Posted by weeman27bob View Post
    Do people tend to set their own fields when they play?
    Never seen the visible reward in changing the field. I'm sure it helps, however I'd prefer to burn through 4-5 games rather than tinker with field settings.

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    I just can't see the logic in having a short-leg in a T20 game. I can never be bothered to change it though.

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    The default field settings are outrageous, however I see so many wickets at silly point from well hit cuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Somerset View Post
    Haha. I wonder if thats ever happened in a real ODI before? I know its happened in at least one T20 International (India vs South Africa just before the IPL).
    It's never happened before. That T20I is the only time a team have won an international game without taking a wicket.

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    This English top three are cornflakes. They're not the most exciting thing out but they're pretty effective. Then the middle order are the sugar. Would be too much on their own but added to the cornflakes they add some much needed interest

    When KP returns he will be the banana..

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    Don't tend to bother with any of that. I have average attacking-ness for the bowling/fielding; bowling straight and to a good length; and I never amend the field manually.
    I'm usually like this but I tend to up the field aggression for bowlers taking wickets. Still not sure if it actually helps, could be confirmation bias that makes me do it. One thing I find works is to always have a couple of slips in during ODIs, or you get a ton of singles off edges to third man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weeman27bob View Post
    Do people tend to set their own fields when they play?
    I generally look at the weaknesses of a batsman and bowl to that. Only really change the aggression though, 1 less than max for most of an FC game (dropping if they get on top), and full defensive in List A/T20.

    Did have some success getting Chris Woakes to bowl with full aggression to an ultra-defensive field one day though.
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    Random happening in my Warwickshire game:

    Boyd Rankin, in a Pro40 game: 8-40 from his 8 overs. Held out hopes of him getting all 10, but Woakes took two.

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    Nicely done! Never had a bowler take more than 7 wickets in an OD/ODI match on ICC.

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    What's the best line-up you can put together with a county team (within the first few years - not exclusively regens)?

    I think mine would be hard to top:

    1. Michael Carberry
    2. Phil Mustard
    3. Jonathan Trott
    4. Ian Bell
    5. Nick Compton
    6. Dawid Malan
    7. Tim Ambrose
    8. Shakib al-Hasan
    9. Chris Woakes
    10. Tim Murtagh
    11. Boyd Rankin


    Considering Mustard, Malan and Ambrose have turned gun in my game, it's one hell of an XI. James Ord (who averages 50 in FC cricket), Joe Root, Gary Ballance, Jos Buttler, Rikki Clarke and Matt Coles make up some of my bench strength. Touch light on bowling depth, but that batting line-up is far-and-away the best in the CC, IMO.

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    Thats pretty crazy! If anything I'm the opposite, I'm struggling to make big scores once batsmen are set on the new version.

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