England League and Cup Discussion

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spark
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by spark » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:12 pm

N. Clemons (rfm) 10-0-104-1, J. Bass 33 (14b), L. Avila 57 (28b)
End of over 50 (14 runs) - Ruff Royals(471-2) RR 9.42

We didn't make it to 500 but I'm still happy. I think we might be top of the league by the end of the day.
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by aarong » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:20 pm

spark wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:11 pm
aarong wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:04 pm
spark wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:29 am

The Dross have picked a team where the oldest player is 19 so we'll get our return to div 1 off to a great start. I'm not expecting to stay up this season and will generally leave my two 30+ aged batters out of the team so this is going to be as good as it gets.
Not sure if he's just going for the cup or what. I don't play him for a few weeks but they did the double over me last season so hopefully he's still playing the kids by then!
They've got 11 high waged players and that's it so I guess they're concentrating on the cup. I don't know if they're going to be buying some more players at some point; only 11 players for the cup would be a stretch considering you might need different bowlers for different conditions. I've no idea if they're going to play their better players in the league later on or if they're just accepting relegation and having a real go at the cup.

It might give me an unexpected chance to survive but who knows?
Its the kind of bonus you like. A bit like playing someone with a few internationals on a national week!
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by spark » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:30 pm

The Dross Ruff Royals
Batting - Top Order 1,105 12,449
Batting - Middle Order 1,122 10,368
Batting - Tail 1,109 4,228
Bowling - Seam 1,031 (30) 11,916 (30)
Bowling - Spin 1,128 (20) 11,988 (20)
Fielding/Keeping 1,360 15,980
Overall 21,668 211,623

Ruff Royals won by 452 runs.

Just sneaked the win. We bowled them out for 19 but dropped some chances. Diaz took 6 wickets for 8 runs and Perry took 4 wickets for 9 runs. Net run rate of +9.04!
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by aarong » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:46 pm

spark wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:30 pm
The Dross Ruff Royals
Batting - Top Order 1,105 12,449
Batting - Middle Order 1,122 10,368
Batting - Tail 1,109 4,228
Bowling - Seam 1,031 (30) 11,916 (30)
Bowling - Spin 1,128 (20) 11,988 (20)
Fielding/Keeping 1,360 15,980
Overall 21,668 211,623

Ruff Royals won by 452 runs.

Just sneaked the win. We bowled them out for 19 but dropped some chances. Diaz took 6 wickets for 8 runs and Perry took 4 wickets for 9 runs. Net run rate of +9.04!
I'd like to say I hope you get better opposition next Friday, although given that I'm getting smashed, you might not :lol:
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by spark » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:05 pm

aarong wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:46 pm
spark wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:30 pm
The Dross Ruff Royals
Batting - Top Order 1,105 12,449
Batting - Middle Order 1,122 10,368
Batting - Tail 1,109 4,228
Bowling - Seam 1,031 (30) 11,916 (30)
Bowling - Spin 1,128 (20) 11,988 (20)
Fielding/Keeping 1,360 15,980
Overall 21,668 211,623

Ruff Royals won by 452 runs.

Just sneaked the win. We bowled them out for 19 but dropped some chances. Diaz took 6 wickets for 8 runs and Perry took 4 wickets for 9 runs. Net run rate of +9.04!
I'd like to say I hope you get better opposition next Friday, although given that I'm getting smashed, you might not :lol:
I think Topmen might be a fair amount better than my side so you're bound to do a lot better. I suspect it'll be you who are doing the smashing next week.

Also I was hoping to have a little mini run in the cup (although I don't think I can rate much higher than 220k) but if I make it to round 3 I might struggle against my opponent!
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by aarong » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:19 pm

spark wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:05 pm
aarong wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:46 pm
spark wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:30 pm
The Dross Ruff Royals
Batting - Top Order 1,105 12,449
Batting - Middle Order 1,122 10,368
Batting - Tail 1,109 4,228
Bowling - Seam 1,031 (30) 11,916 (30)
Bowling - Spin 1,128 (20) 11,988 (20)
Fielding/Keeping 1,360 15,980
Overall 21,668 211,623

Ruff Royals won by 452 runs.

Just sneaked the win. We bowled them out for 19 but dropped some chances. Diaz took 6 wickets for 8 runs and Perry took 4 wickets for 9 runs. Net run rate of +9.04!
I'd like to say I hope you get better opposition next Friday, although given that I'm getting smashed, you might not :lol:
I think Topmen might be a fair amount better than my side so you're bound to do a lot better. I suspect it'll be you who are doing the smashing next week.

Also I was hoping to have a little mini run in the cup (although I don't think I can rate much higher than 220k) but if I make it to round 3 I might struggle against my opponent!
258k rating, simply can't get close to that, especially bowling first on a sticky!
I'm still debating what to do for the cup, I need to try and get T20 back into D1 but with an old squad the cup may just get in the way.
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by wolfberries » Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:37 pm

marks marvels wolfberries
Batting - Top Order 13,021 12,435
Batting - Middle Order 9,544 11,658
Batting - Tail 4,839 5,000
Bowling - Seam 12,582 (30) 11,774 (20)
Bowling - Spin 12,000 (20) 12,249 (30)
Fielding/Keeping 13,983 15,186
Overall 208,474 217,232

Result: wolfberries won by 1 run

Went for a swim at the gum so didn't get to watch the whole game, so it was a nice surprise to see we had sneaked a victory by just one run.

Probably best for my blood pressure that I hadn't seen it live...

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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by spark » Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:28 am

Home Ruff Royals
Away Relegation reprobates
Ground Ruff Royals CG
League Youth Twenty20 2.1
Date 03 Aug 20 10:00
Crowd 10,260
Weather Cloudy
Pitch Sticky

Monsieurflibble's men got a great result this time last week so it's should be a tough match.

We've been made to bat first in difficult batting conditions.

S. Hawks (lfs) 2-0-7-0, R. Norris 22 (23b), A. Evans 19 (25b)
End of over 8 (6 runs) - Ruff Royals(42-0) RR 5.25

After about 3 seasons of rubbish batting it looks like I've found Evans' ideal batting position.
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by Monsieurflibble » Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:37 am

spark wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:28 am
Home Ruff Royals
Away Relegation reprobates
Ground Ruff Royals CG
League Youth Twenty20 2.1
Date 03 Aug 20 10:00
Crowd 10,260
Weather Cloudy
Pitch Sticky

Monsieurflibble's men got a great result this time last week so it's should be a tough match.

We've been made to bat first in difficult batting conditions.

S. Hawks (lfs) 2-0-7-0, R. Norris 22 (23b), A. Evans 19 (25b)
End of over 8 (6 runs) - Ruff Royals(42-0) RR 5.25

After about 3 seasons of rubbish batting it looks like I've found Evans' ideal batting position.
Like the new youth age system but we are about to drop off a cliff with promotions, our top order batting will resemble jelly and certainly YOD 1.1 will be a struggle. Sticky is a toss of a coin today, depends if you get Whiteside and McLarty early.
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by wolfberries » Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:44 am

Home The Middle Stump Lubricators
Away wolfberries
Ground The Middle Stump Lubricators CG
League Youth Twenty20 2.1
Date 03 Aug 20 10:00
Crowd 6,332
Weather Cloudy
Pitch Slow

Toss: The Middle Stump Lubricators won the toss and elected to bowl.

B. Browne (rfs) 2-0-24-0, S. Holland 26 (19b), D. Reeler 29 (22b)
End of over 7 (15 runs) - wolfberries(64-1) RR 9.14

To

B. Browne (rfs) 3-0-25-0, D. Katich 11 (10b), B. Hayne 1 (4b)
End of over 14 (1 run) - wolfberries(104-4) RR 7.43

Unfortunately after a fantastic start their bowlers have put the breaks on, still a decent score so far in the conditions.

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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by spark » Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:49 am

Monsieurflibble wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:37 am
spark wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:28 am
Home Ruff Royals
Away Relegation reprobates
Ground Ruff Royals CG
League Youth Twenty20 2.1
Date 03 Aug 20 10:00
Crowd 10,260
Weather Cloudy
Pitch Sticky

Monsieurflibble's men got a great result this time last week so it's should be a tough match.

We've been made to bat first in difficult batting conditions.

S. Hawks (lfs) 2-0-7-0, R. Norris 22 (23b), A. Evans 19 (25b)
End of over 8 (6 runs) - Ruff Royals(42-0) RR 5.25

After about 3 seasons of rubbish batting it looks like I've found Evans' ideal batting position.
Like the new youth age system but we are about to drop off a cliff with promotions, our top order batting will resemble jelly and certainly YOD 1.1 will be a struggle. Sticky is a toss of a coin today, depends if you get Whiteside and McLarty early.
I've lost my best bat this week and will lose arguably my best spinner next but after that it's a few weeks where we'll be pretty stable.

As can be the case on a sticky pitch, things have gone very badly very quickly. Clarke is still in so anything is possible.

R. McPetrie (rws) 4-0-16-2, A. Clarke 6 (10b), S. Clouston 1 (3b)
End of over 15 (2 runs) - Ruff Royals(74-5) RR 4.93
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by Monsieurflibble » Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:00 am

R. Haynes (rf) 4-0-28-1, A. Clarke 31 (23b), T. Ball 0 (0b)
End of over 19 (7 runs) - Ruff Royals(111-6) RR 5.84

A decent bash at the end and then its runs on the board though. 120 will be tricky and the fat lady can start singing if we are 2 for 2 after 1.
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by wolfberries » Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:02 am

N. Lewis (lfs) 4-0-22-1, L. Lawrence 19 (14b), T. Hopper 7 (6b)
End of over 20 (5 runs) - wolfberries(152-7) RR 7.60

Will take this score, very happy but not sure whether we can defend it.

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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by spark » Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:03 pm

P. Massey (lfs) 3-0-15-0, K. Bullock 3 (3b), Q. Burriss 9 (13b)
End of over 17 (6 runs) - Relegation reprobates(98-3). 23 runs required from 3 overs. RR 5.76 RRR 7.67

It's looking like it could be an interesting end. The RRR isn't impossible but it's also defendable on a sticky pitch.
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by spark » Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:13 pm

Ruff Royals won by 4 runs.

Ruff Royals Relegation reprobates
Batting - Top Order 6,721 7,837
Batting - Middle Order 5,900 5,849
Batting - Tail 2,808 3,854
Bowling - Seam 6,049 (12) 6,279 (12)
Bowling - Spin 9,901 (8) 8,165 (8)
Fielding/Keeping 8,877 7,797
Overall 123,493 124,867

Close overall ratings and a close game. I think 3 wickets from the penultimate over got me the win there.
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