Fantasy Cricket 2017 – Week Eighteen (by Ian Hewson)

And the season has ended! A win for the 2s and losses for the 1s and 3s ends the season, though all three teams scored relatively well in terms of fantasy team points.

It has been a battle of the Sparks for the last month or so and in the end, Lewis comes out victorious by just 5 points. He also claims Manager of the Month for August/September.

The battle at the bottom was even closer. Luke Desave dragged himself off the bottom last week for the first time in two months – however, Mark Salter rallied and snuck back in to second bottom, leaving Desave as this year’s worst Manager.

Team name Manager Overall Score Monthly score
1 Nynehead United Lewis Sparks 1980 599
2 Bright Sparks CC Alex Sparks 1975 536
3 No Name Yet CC Arron Campbell 1885 579
4 Six Offenders Aks Latifi 1787 373
5 Steau Needarest Macaulay Campbell 1631 481
6 King of the Swingers Ian Hewson 1609 328
7 Top Shelf Tornados Amanda Moysey 1586 431
8 Spin to Win Rob Moysey 1578 453
9 Wickets Violet Bowden 1539 477
10 6 or Gay Lee Nichol 1525 479
11 All Sparks Lewis Sparks 1493 282
12 Haircut 100 Mark Bray 1478 313
13 Walking on Sunshine David Derrick 1461 467
14 Heinz Tinned Spaghetti Kayden Hine 1448 369
15 Hose XI Luke Vernon 1420 444
16 Victorious Secrets Robyn Hollick 1400 252
17 The Scorer’s Choice Shellie Jarman 1330 303
18 Oldest Swinger in Town Dave Luxton 1248 179
19 I Don’t Know What I’m Doing Bernie Burnett 1215 217
20 Evett’s XI Ben Evett 1196 194
21 I Need a Name XI Jack Beal 1191 214
22 Fingers Richard Henwood 1147 154
23 Crout for a Duck Kev Crout 1134 152
24 Fine Legs Oliver Beale 1125 229
25 President’s XI Duncan Short 1118 210
26 Ball Breakers Tyler Fyfe 1104 203
27 Hard Aren’t They Trevor Brooks 1020 196
28 I Just Followed Through Mark Salter 907 203
29 Brokebat Mountain Luke Desave 899 253

Players

As the season has ended, after the weekly section I will list every player who was listed this season (50 in total) so you can see where you finished as a player. I will also list the top 5 scorers in batting, bowling and fielding.

Weekly

Just to rub it in, Rob Moysey takes top scorer for yet another week, scoring 90 and taking 3 wickets to assert his dominance. Kayden’s first and last league 50 sees him take second while Trev Brooks comes in 2 points behind with his own half century.

Player Name Score
1 R Moysey 80
2 K Hine 26
3 Tr Brooks 24
4 S Whitefield 23
5 Ri Henwood 21
6 L Nichol 19
7 J Nichol 15
8 Ry Henwood 11
9 R Adams 10
10 K Crout 9

Overall

Ending almost 200 points clear of second, Rob Moysey cruises his way to top player with a sterling finish to the season. The rest of the top 10 stays fairly similar; with Alex Sparks sneaking past Neil Hendy to secure a 10th placed finish.

Player Name Score
1 R Moysey 485
2 L Desave 288
3 Ri Henwood 228
4 M Bray 213
5 Ar Campbell 212
6 T Trott 208
7 O Beale 193
8 I Hewson 182
9 J Nichol 177
10 A Sparks 148
11 N Hendy 147
12 R Adams 146
13 K Crout 144
14 D Luxton 139
15 M Salter 128
16 J Beal 123
17 B Evett 121
18 M Campbell 111
19 M Saunders 110
20 K Hine 107
21 A Latifi 93
22 D Campbell 83
23 S Burrough 77
24 Tr Brooks 74
25 T Fyfe 71
26 W Derrick 68
27 C Burrough 67
28 D Drew 66
29 M Cave 60
30 T Perry 47
31 R Davies 38
32 N Crossing 36
33 L Sparks 35
34 Ry Henwood 32
35 L Nichol 31
36 S Whitefield 27
37 O Wilkins 26
38 A Hutchings 22
39 D Derrick 14
40 L Vernon 12
41 C Hendy 6
42 To Brooks 4
43 An Campbell 1
44 J Hurry 1
45 A Rimell 0
46 D Davis 0
47 K Symons 0
48 M Holloway 0
49 C Shapland -3
50 T Hawkings -4

 Top 5 Batsmen

1 M Bray 190
2 A Sparks 125
3 D Luxton 120
4 K Crout 111
5 R Moysey 107

One bloke who really enjoyed playing in the seconds is Mark Bray, who averaged over 260 in the side (I won’t mention his first team average) to win the Top Batsman by some distance. Luxton and Sparks are in there after some consistent scoring and Crout comes in fourth thanks to be one of only two players to hit a ton (the other being Bray) while Moysey excellent efforts with the bat in the last couple of games sees him sneak into 5th.

Top 5 Bowlers

1 R Moysey 348
2 L Desave 195
3 Ri Henwood 168
4 I Hewson 159
5 J Nichol 153

Rob Moysey cruises to top spot by over 150 points thanks to his numerous 5+ wickets in the last few wickets, including wrapping up 5 playing for the 3s against some players who didn’t know what cricket was. The rest of the top 4 are rewarded for consistency across the season by regularly accruing 10-15 points per game with the odd big scorer.

Top 5 Fielders

1 K Hine 53
2 Ar Campbell 41
3 B Evett 40
4 M Campbell 37
5 Ri Henwood 36

Obviously this includes appearance points as well, but unsurprisingly Kayden Hine takes the top fielder, with his work behind the stumps being rewarded with consistent points scoring. The rest of the 4 are rewarded for their catching and run outs, while Ben Evett’s early season keeping in the 2s helps his scores be bulked up a bit.