Idea I just had - a youngster one.
Rules of the Challenge:
- Take a side to glory, but.....
- ...you cannot use players with any experience. This means that you'll have to rely on rookies for your wins!
- Any ICC version is acceptable, but it must be played with normal.
- Any side is acceptable.
- Winner is who takes a side the quickest to a title.
- Game starts after the first season (as for the first you still have the original squad there).
Good luck. You're probably gonna need it.
On a toughness scale, this is off the charts, IMO. Probably the toughest challenge ever set, although the time period is indefinite. It will take effort.
Tough challenge. I'll consider using ICC2005.
What about players who start with zero games or the rookies you recruit prior to season one?
Originally Posted by rvd619323
Noble, up to you I guess. They generally aren't much good so meh.
Awesome. I'll simulate a season tonight and make a start.
Regens or uncapped players only IMO. Guys with 5-6 FC matches at the start always suck.
I spent 3 years pouring technique training into Jos Buttler in ICC 2010, but because he came in with a FC average of 19 from 5 games, he only ever made one ton for me. And sucked big time in limited overs games.
Simmed the entire 1st season with Somerset.
Only five regens available. This could take multiple seasons before my side is even in a position to compete.
Simmed the 2nd season. Laptop ran out of battery; however still not enough regens available to even form a side.
Initial crop of five look solid. Stats are pretty good for simmed matches:
N Bowen: 1,099 runs @ 40.70 - 23 wickets @ 52.61
J Westwood: 1,033 runs @ 34.43 - 28 wickets @ 56.04
S Wodehouse: 1,288 runs @ 37.88 - 4 wickets @ 17.25
G Kroll: 1,013 runs @ 31.66
G Pettifer: 608 runs @ 28.95
Wodehouse also played 4 Tests. 282 runs @ 35.25
Leaving this challenge to others for the time being. It's going to take at a minimum an additional two seasons to even come close to a squad.
Just kick all the existing players out. If you don't have enough players the computer will give you (crappy) regens to fill the gaps.
I'm locked for another season; however all existing players will come out of contract at the end of the third season.
Up for this. Will start in a few days.
Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.
Post 44 relates how Lincolnshire won the CC in Season #3 with ten rookies and one Samaraweera.
Good stuff morgieb. Who are the prospects within your kids? D Hunter must be special.