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    Bedfordshire Join The League

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    In a new ruling introduced by the governing body teams that come bottom in both the County Chapionship and the National League in the same year are to be relegated

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    2002 saw the demise of Middlesex (Sorry Middlesex fans) and promotion came to Bedfordshire under their newly appointed coach David Hall

    Unfortunately the rules stated that new counties must not have players who have played first class or one day games.

    How could such an inexperienced group of players compete with the great counties...

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    A snap shot of the team ready to start on the their first campaign. Please see the attachment
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    how did you edit all the stuff??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    how did you edit all the stuff??
    I used Magpie to change Middlesex for Bedfordshire which involved changing all the stats over

    I then 'played' a the 2002 season by skipping all the matches.

    When it came to the contracts page I terminated all players who had played a game (Harsh I know) and finished bidding

    As i only had 3 players in the team the computer made up the rest by giving me a load of youth players

    Easy huh! :biggrin:


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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveyHall777
    I used Magpie to change Middlesex for Bedfordshire which involved changing all the stats over

    I then 'played' a the 2002 season by skipping all the matches.

    When it came to the contracts page I terminated all players who had played a game (Harsh I know) and finished bidding

    As i only had 3 players in the team the computer made up the rest by giving me a load of youth players

    Easy huh! :biggrin:
    Lol nice... very nice. Awesome looking team you've got there...keep us posted as to how they go. Will you allow yourself to get normal players next cotracts? But I'm really intersted to see the quality of teh youth players you got!
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    First Game - County Championship - Somerset v Bedfordshire

    Bedfordshire win the toss and elect to bat

    The Team and their first innings

    A Underwood 1
    D Holt 30
    B Duncan 19
    P Sherbourne 5
    T Deakin 1
    F Raffety 43
    A Fry 24
    R Sprake 19
    C Rendell 36
    A Ready 4
    I Richards 1

    The nervous start was evident and possibility of a complete disaster when Bedfordshire were 58 for 5 with 45 minutes still to go before lunch.

    A useful 40 runs were added either side of lunch for the 6th wicket and this was followed with 38 for the 7th and 64 for the 8th.

    The score was 200 and the last two men needed to produce something special to make the score respectable. Unfortunately they were both dismissed with only 7 extra runs on the board.

    So bowled out for 207 in 85 overs could it get worse....

    For the rest of day 1 and day 2 the home side batted superbly notching up 494 runs a lead of 287. 120 runs were put on for the last wicket!!

    Bedfordshire's Bowling card

    I Richards 5 for 150
    A Ready 4 for 173
    C Rendell 1 for 88
    A Fry 0 for 77

    Bedfordshire had a huge task to avoid an innings defeat. Their second innings was better

    A Underwood 14
    D Holt 91
    B Duncan 71
    P Sherbourne 62
    T Deakin 6
    F Raffety 31
    A Fry 14
    R Sprake 0
    C Rendell 0
    A Ready 8
    I Richards 2

    A solid start by the openers and Bedfordshire's first 50 by D Holt was followed by two more from Duncan and Sherbourne. Sadly neither were able to reach 100. Bowled out this time for 319 mid way through the first session on the 4th day.

    Somerset needed just 34 to win and they cruised to victory with 10 wickets to spare.

    Bedfordshire take just 4 points putting them 5th in the league.

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    Second Game - County Championship - Glamorgan v Bedfordshire

    J Perham replaces T Deakin
    G Foyle replaces C Rendell

    Glamorgan win the toss and elect to bat

    Day 1

    1st session Glamorgan 111 - 1
    2nd Session 281 -3
    3rd Session 414 - 8

    Another day where my bowlers were pasted all around the ground!

    Day 2

    1st session

    Glamorgan 425 all out

    Bowling figures

    I Richards 3 - 141
    A Ready 5 - 69
    G Foyle 0 - 98
    A Fry 1 - 47
    P Sherbourne 1 - 41
    B Duncan 0 -28

    A bright start sees Bedfordshire reach 84 - 0

    Holt 51no
    Underwood 27no

    2nd Session

    The wickets start to tumble

    D Holt 59 109 - 1
    A Underwood 53 128 - 2
    B Duncan 14 149 - 3
    J Perham 4 162 - 4

    3rd Session

    F Raffety 18 210 - 5
    A Fry 13 235 - 6
    R Sprake 4 250 - 7
    P Sherbourne 67 253 - 8

    22 are needed to avoid the follow on. Sherbourne now dismissed, can the last two wickets get the runs?

    Day 2

    1st Session

    A Ready 1
    I Richards 0

    No is the answer. Just 1 run and two wickets in the first 2 overs of the day see Bedfordshire following on...


    A Underwood 19 50 - 1
    B Duncan 1 68 - 2

    At lunch Bedfordshire are 107 - 2

    2nd Session

    Another difficult afternoon session sees the collapse of the middle order

    P Sherbourne 32 121 - 3
    D Holt 61 121 - 4
    F Raffety 1 128 - 5
    A Fry 13 141 - 6
    R Sprake 13 155 - 7
    G Foyle 7 165 - 8
    A Ready 0 168 - 9
    J Perham 20 189 - 10

    Bedfordshire lead by 20 runs with 30 minutes until tea

    Glamorgan reach tea 18 - 2 and soon after tea reach 20 -3.
    G Foyle bowling 3 - 9

    Another defeat and only 5 more points

    Bedfordshire are now 7th in the league

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    Your doing quite well for a team with no experience


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    Bedfordshire crash out of the cup in spectacular fashion

    Summary of Super Cup First Round Matches

    Bedfordshire crash out of the cup without a win!!

    Drawn against Surrey, last years semi finalists, Kent, last year quarter finalists and Durham,Sussex and Glamorgan

    1st Match
    Bedfordshire 119 -7
    Kent 120 - 1 in 28 overs

    2nd Match
    Bedfordshire 166 - 7 (Fry 47no)
    Durham167 - 5 in 41 Overs

    3rd Match
    Bedfordshire 198 - 4 (Sherbourne 65no)
    Sussex 199 - 2 in 47 overs

    4th Match
    Bedfordshire 142 - 6 (Perham 42no)
    Surrey 143 - 2 in 25.5 overs

    5th Match
    Bedfordshire 163 - 7
    Glamorgan 167 - 7

    Bedfordshire now have 7 straight defeats and a win is not looking too likely. The bowlers are having great difficulty in breaking through the opposition!!

    We battle on.

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    Bedfordshire fail to shine in the National League

    The first two matches in the national league bring continual gloom.

    1st Match - Derbyshire v Bedfordshire

    Bedfordshire 148 all out
    Derbys 150 - 6

    2nd Match - Gloucestershire v Bedfordshire

    Gloucestershire 264 - 4
    Bedfordshire 167 all out

    With nothing significent to report from the teams performance the players have a lot to learn about one day matches.
    As for the coach, with 9 straight defeats, he needs to go back to the drawing board and plan for the up and coming County Championship matches against Leicestershire and Hampshire.

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    where and how do u get this magpie thing, i would luv to edit side and go from scratch
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    Read the editing thread, Bugs, I've only spent a couple of hundred hours writing it.. :P

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    Third Game - County Championship - Leicestershire v Bedfordshire

    We win the toss and elect to bat

    Day 1

    1st session
    D Holt 14 23 - 1
    Duncan 11 45 - 2

    Lunch 73 - 2

    2nd Session

    Sherbourne 44 148 - 3
    J Perham 1 149 - 4

    Tea 168 - 4

    3rd Session

    F Raffety 22 180 - 5
    Peterson 4 192 - 6
    R Sprake 0 192 - 7
    Foyle 15 212 - 8
    Underwood 89 215 - 9
    Ready 10 226 - 10


    Day 2

    1st session Leceistershire 131 - 3
    2nd Session 294 - 9
    3rd Session 294 - 10

    We bat again 68 behind

    A Underwood 5 22 - 1
    B Duncan 0 22 - 2
    P Sherbourne 0 28 - 3

    What a disaster!!

    End of the day 67 - 3

    Day 3

    1st Session

    D Holt 55 86 - 4
    F Raffety 0 87 - 5
    J Perham 40 115 - 6
    H Peterson 13 126 - 6 Hurt

    Lunch 140 - 6

    2nd Session

    G Foyle 16 148 - 7
    A Ready 0 149 - 8
    J Perham 20 161 - 9

    And so at the end of the second innings 4 batsmen got a score of 0.
    Bedfordshire lead by 94 runs and still over a day to play

    Leciestershire race to a 9 wicket win before the day is over

    Another defeat and only 4 more points

    Bedfordshire are now 8th in the league

    Will they ever win?

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    Hey mate this has been a great tail so far let's hope you get a win soon maybe a C&G victory against the Minor Counties or something.

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