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    ICC Challenge

    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.
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    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.

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    County, I assume?

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    Tough challenge. I'll consider using ICC2005.

    What about players who start with zero games or the rookies you recruit prior to season one?


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    Quote Originally Posted by rvd619323 View Post
    County, I assume?
    Yeah.

    Noble, up to you I guess. They generally aren't much good so meh.

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    Awesome. I'll simulate a season tonight and make a start.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Good point!

    I'm locked for another season; however all existing players will come out of contract at the end of the third season.

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    Up for this. Will start in a few days.

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    I won my first game!


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    Good stuff morgieb. Who are the prospects within your kids? D Hunter must be special.

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