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|
|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|
|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|
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.
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.
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.
Top 5 Batsmen
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
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
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.