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2018/19 New Zealand First-Class Season Draft


Cricketer Of The Year
Test matches Pakistan away (3), Sri Lanka (2), Bangladesh (3)
Plunket Shield Reduced to eight rounds. Oct (2), Dec (2), Feb-Mar (4)
NZA: Pakistan A (2), India A (3)

Note: The players chosen for November's four-dayers against India A have a slight advantage from a scheduling point of view. For these NZA players, only their highest eight points hauls of the season will count towards their total.

Prop bets I've included in the contest:

Absolute Spud Worst ratio of points to games played (out of all drafted players): -100 points

King of the Openers Drafted player to score the most runs as an opener: 200 bonus points

King of the Colts Highest points tally for a drafted player born 1997 or later 200 bonus points
Eligible would be Allen (but not G Phillips), Parikh, Gibson, Fisher, Clarkson, Leopard, Murray, Ravindra, Sears, Sheat, Smith, etc.

General scoring system:

Each Run Scored: 1 point
Duck: -10 points

Each wicket taken: 23 Points
Innings bowling average 20 or under: 10 points (min. 5 overs)
Bowling economy rate 4 or above: -10 points (min. 5 overs, bowling average must be above 30)

Bowler A = 0/100 (24) = -10 points
Bowler B 5/27 (5) = 125 points
Bowler C 5/120 (26) = 115 points
Bowler D 1/118 (50) = 23 points
Bowler E 3/55 (11) = 79 points

Per catch 10 points
Per WK catch 8 points
Per run out 10 points
Per stumping 10 points

NZC Contracted Players - 2018/19

Anderson, Corey | Northern Districts
Astle, Todd | Canterbury
Boult, Trent | Northern Districts
de Grandhomme, Colin | Northern Districts
Ferguson, Lockie | Auckland
Guptill, Martin | Auckland
Henry, Matt | Canterbury
Latham, Tom | Canterbury
Milne, Adam | Central Districts
Munro, Colin | Auckland
Nicholls, Henry | Canterbury
Raval, Jeet | Auckland
Santner, Mitchell | Northern Districts
Sodhi, Ish | Northern Districts
Southee, Tim | Northern Districts
Taylor, Ross | Central Districts
Wagner, Neil | Northern Districts
Watling, BJ | Northern Districts
Williamson, Kane | Northern Districts
Worker, George | Central Districts

Domestic Contracted Players - 2018/19


Allen, Finn
Barry, Michael
Beghin, Graeme
Brown, Jamie
Cachopa, Craig
Chapman, Mark
Ferns, Danru
Guptill-Bunce, Michael
Horne, Ben
Lister, Ben
McClenaghan, Mitchell
McEwan, Matt
O’Donnell, Robert
Phillips, Glenn
Solia, Sean
Somerville, Will


Bowes, Chad
Boyle, Jack
Carter, Leo
Coburn, Blake
Ellis, Andrew
Fletcher, Cameron
Hazeldine, Andrew
Jamieson, Kyle
McClure, Ken
McConchie, Cole
Murdoch, Stephen
Nuttall, Ed
Sheat, Fraser
Shipley, Henry
Williams, Will
van Woerkom, Theo


Bracewell, Doug
Bruce, Tom
Clarkson, Josh
Cleaver, Dane
Hay, Greg
Leopard, Christian
Ludick, Willem
McCone, Ryan
Patel, Ajaz
Patel, Navin
Rance, Seth
Small, Bevan
Smith, Ben
Tickner, Blair
Wheeler, Ben
Young, Will


Baker, James
Bocock, Peter
Brownlie, Dean
Cooper Henry
Davey, Sean
Fisher, Matthew
Flynn, Daniel
Gibson, Zak
Hampton, Brett
Kelly, Nick
Kuggeleijn, Scott
Mitchell, Daryl
Popli, Bharat
Randell, Brett
Seifert, Tim
Walker, Joe


Bacon, Matt
Barnes, Warren
Broom, Neil
Craig, Mark
Duffy, Jacob
Finnie, Josh
Hicks, Shawn
Tasman-Jones, Josh
Kitchen, Anaru
Rae, Michael
Renwick, Mitch
Rippon, Michael
Rutherford, Hamish
Smith, Nathan
Viljeon, Christi
Wilson, Brad


Bennett, Hamish
Blundell, Tom
Bracewell, Michael
Conway, Devon
Fletcher, Andrew
Johns, Lauchie
McPeake, Iain
Neesham, James
Newton, Ollie
Nofal, Malcolm
Patel, Jeetan
Ravindra, Rachin
Sears, Ben
van Beek, Logan
Woodcock, Luke
Younghusband, Peter
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Cricketer Of The Year
Last call for a sixth drafter today, otherwise drafting starts Tuesday.

In the style of American sports, the spud of the previous season (2016/17) will get thrown some charity with the first draft pick. That'd be Phlegm first, me last, iirc. We'll then randomise it once everyone has two players drafted.



Cricketer Of The Year
Why 23 points?
Yeah I don't really like players of the Ellis/Tastle/Ajaz type tending to be the most valuable commodities in drafts I run, or other guys who seemingly get undue rewards for the fact they happen to be doing a lot of bowling when crasser players arbitrarily throw their wickets away.

This would be more work for me, but maybe we'll go with:

Wicket of a top-5 bat: 30 points
Wicket of a 6-7: 25
Wicket of an 8-11: 15


Cricketer Of The Year
We'll settle the bowling points thing, then run with:




Not Terrible
Geg to take someones place if they miss two/three picks in a row.

How many hours per pick? 8/12/24?


Cricketer Of The Year
There's three weeks until any games start, so the first six draft rounds will be 12 hours. We'll then see how we're doing for time and maybe go down to 8.


Not Terrible
You're putting a lot of pressure on Phlegm by making him pick first. His head should say "Kane Williamson" but his heart will say "Ross Taylor", particularly with me as the pick after him, ready to swoop in either way.