Quarter Cup - Beyond the Boundary

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Re: Quarter Cup - Beyond the Boundary

Postby SM-xmarra » Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:27 pm

Spot on mate.

Good read that :thumbup:
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Re: Quarter Cup - Beyond the Boundary

Postby ltraynor » Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:32 am

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Edition 4 *In progress*

Edition 3 has been completed and Edition 4 is being rolled out in this Round 2 of what has been a pretty intersting contest so far. Lots of close results and some pretty nasty results in others with a few upsets thrown in for good measure. This week sees the following Spotlight matches of which writeups will appear sometime during the week after the matches are complete.

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Group A Spotlight Match

https://www.stumpedgame.com/Scorecard.php?Match=1359577

Rajpoot Gladiators vs Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings Innings

Der Westhuizen wins the toss for the Gladiators and puts the Super Kings into bat on a really nasty high wear pitch on a gusty day. Runs are going to be a struggle on this pitch it seems. Davy (4) made short work of the Super Kings top order and had them scrounging to resurrect the innings.The Middle order did scrounge a minor resurrection and they made their way to 154 Not out. Still possible to defend given the pitch.

Rajpoot Gladiators Innings

Set 155 to win the Gladiators top order particularly Owais (58) who played a mature composed innings and the fast scoring Wordsworth (39 from 34) which was quite the scoring rate given the pitch. It looked like the top order had done the work but then a monumental collapse with the middle to lower order really falling into a heap mostly due to the excellent spin bowling of Gibson (2) the game was back in the balance but the tail with great support from Lath (24) got them home to win by 2 wickets

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Group B Spotlight Match

https://www.stumpedgame.com/Scorecard.php?Match=1359633

West Row Wyverns vs Gaukrodger

Gaukrodger Innings

Sent into bat after some rain over night leaving the pitch a little wet with a moderate breeze and cloud cover it looked like the pace bowlers would have the ideal conditions to do some damage. Sicklebough sent the Gaukrodger boys in and took advantage of the conditions with early wickets falling and continuing throughout the innings. There was no relief as the pressure was applied the entire innings and other than some tail wagging at the end really a poor effort with the bat. It was a captains day though finishing with (4) and Pompolnius snatching (3) Set a low score of 135 to win the WRW boys were favourites going into the 2nd innings

West Row Wyverns Innings

With a small total to defend the WRW boys were struggling at first with wickets falling even faster than their opponent. With 4 down it looked like we may have a game on our hands however it was the composed innings from veteran Bowden (56*) and Verginix (49*) that guided the WRW boys home with plenty of time to spare with a fairly comfortable 6 wicket win.

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Group C Spotlight Match

https://www.stumpedgame.com/Scorecard.php?Match=1359691

The Wolf Men vs Zorax CC

Zorax CC Innings

Lots of wind about for this game on an absolute dust bowl so the spinners should find something here. Zorax captain Ahmad elected to bat first and put runs on the board. This proved at first to be a really good decision with both openers contributing 50's. Rima (64) Zahid (63) however the middle order made starts but couldn't build the same sort of innings even with The Wolf Men not picking a dedicated Finger spinner for these conditions. A relatively competitive 261/7 was set by Zorax and the boys to defend.

The Wolf Men Innings

The chase was on and opener Walton (85) lead the way with great support from Parris (52) , Murphy 48 and Gutala (43*) who contributes the majority of the runs and cruised to a victory with 6 overs to spare. The spinners from both sides didn't really captalise on the conditions and take advantage of it which was probably costly for both sides. Particularly Zorax who picked 2 which most managers would agree was the right call.

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Group D Spotlight Match

https://www.stumpedgame.com/Scorecard.php?Match=1359747

Kalinga Knights vs Real Madrid

Kalinga Knights Innings

Moisture, wind and some wear on the pitch looked like a tough day for the batsman coming up Noor sending the opponent into bat which seemed like the right call with a 0 to Shradhdha in a mix up without even facing a ball. However the top order composed itself nicely with a big innings from Murad (67) and Wright (85) and also no 4 (Shradhdha 54*) it looked to be going all Kalinga Knights way until the cards started falling down the middle order and the lower order really not putting up much of a fight. Credit to Hattingh (4) who really cleaned up the tail and gave Real Madrid a more reasonable chase than what was anticipated after that top order master class. Finally all out for 246

Real Madrid Innings

Back in the game after some great death bowling the Madrid Boys set out to chase this relatively big total on this pitch with the top order stumbling along but no one really putting together an innings. The Middle order came to the rescue with Hook(49) and Hattingh (55) after taking 4 so was having a superb day. Unfortunately even these innings were not quite enough with the top scorer Wright coming back with ball this time to clean up the tail ending with (3) the result being a close 11 run win to Kalinga Knights

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Group E spotlight Match

https://www.stumpedgame.com/Scorecard.php?Match=1359805

Pro Crastinators vs Hyderabad Badshas


Pro Crastinators innings

High moisture and wear dominated the pitch on this cool day which saw Mannan win the toss and sending in the Pro Crastinators to bat first. Du Bois de Lossosay was the player that dominated the first period of the innings taking (4) with the top order not really contributing as much as Pro Crastinators would have liked. Stokes fighting (51) brought some hope but a plethora of runouts (4) in total wrecked the lower order and resulted in an all out score at 168

Hyderabad Innings

Once again the runouts continued for the Badhas with both openers also recieving the treatment... The umpire checked the bails to make sure they were on properly after 6 runouts in one game. The Badshas middle order composed themselves with a steady and defiant knock from De Silva (70*) being the main contibutor of runs. The Badhas ended up with a relatively comfortable 6 wicket win after this innings.

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Group F spotlight Match

https://www.stumpedgame.com/Scorecard.php?Match=1359861

surepuro11 vs Wickers Warriors


Surepuro11 Innings

Gavarasana winning the toss on another high wear windy day and electing to bat. The innings was dominated by a few good scores but the main hero was probably the keeping of Foster finishing with 5 catches. Wickers captain Peggy also had a good day with (3) From a batting perspetive the openers failed however the rest of the top order contributed runs with Gavarasana (46) and Motiwala (53) before a middle order collapse and then a noble salvage job by the lower order of Thurston and Khodabhai with a 50 run partnership. Set 204 for victory it looks like a great 2nd innings to this game with it being fairly open to whoever made the most of the conditions in the 2nd innings.

Wickers Warriors

This time it was the top order who made starts but no big scores. Humphrey (46) Kirkham (47*) both unlucky to not get their 50's however the fight back was on with wickets falling through the middle order with Glenisters fast scoring (37) being the only other decent score. The collapse was starting to form but it happened maybe a little late for Surepuro11 to salvage the game with the warriors winning by 3 wickets.

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Group G Spotlight match

https://www.stumpedgame.com/Scorecard.php?Match=1359915

Stueys team vs Fartland


Stueys Team Innings

Alexander wins the toss for Stueys team and elects for his team to bat with conditions looking to favour spin bowlers. Wickets seemed to fall throughout the innings with fast bowler Zander really dominating Stueys team finishing with (4) The Stueys team batting did have one strong innings between Musa (48)and Nduli (56) that kept them competitive but the other decent score Barrow (49) was scored at a slow 50 strike rate which possibly cost stueys team the momentum to hit a big enough score.

Fartland Innings

This innings was dominated by one man only. Hoshigaki (120*) pretty much won the game for Fartland on the back of one of the finest knocks of the competition to date. He lacked support from his partners but really anniliated Stueys teams attack with no one being able to get him out in the end. The result ended with 2 wicket win to Fartland but without this innings it would have been a result that went the other way.

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Group H Spotlight match


https://www.stumpedgame.com/Scorecard.php?Match=1359975

Pest CCC v Malvern Pickersleigh Thursday

Pest CCC Innings

Subbanna winning the toss on this super cloudy and wet day. Certainly expect the pace bowlers to get something out of this pitch. Pest CCC got off to a decent start with the top order making starts Bradfield (75) was the pick of the batsman. The openers both unlucky to get out to runouts. Going into the 2nd half of the innings it was looking good for a big score but Wardle came back to take (3) to take out the middle order with only Malone (65) scoring at a massive Strike rate of 166 made a real effort in the middle order. The lower order crumbled and the innings ended at 8/271

Malvern Pickersleigh Innings

Set 272 for victory the Pickerleigh boys shared the load with most batsman making starts but the wickets kept falling all the way throughout with only Sheppard (59) posting a half century. The shared effort and a great cameo by the captain keeper (48*) lead to a very narrow win to the Pickersleigh boys by 2 wickets. Very close game that could have gone any way at nearly every point. Well fought, looking forward to the rematch.

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This weeks topic:

Tips on managing finances

brought to you by conradij who manages Pro Crastinators

My experience is that in the beginning, money is a challenge but increasing squad value is not. Later, when fighting to reach the top, squad value is more of a challenge than money.

To elaborate a little…

Until you get settled into the game and get to Div 2 or higher, bankruptcy is a real risk. There are many costs that can be easy to miss: large squads; quality coaches; high skill players; large grounds. Any of these are traps in the early days. A large part of managing finances in the beginning is avoiding these mistakes and staying patient.

On the other hand, you can increase squad value easily… Small squads of young players develop fast… You can take 42-43 potential players and turn them into 37-38 skill players easily. Or rescue underdeveloped players. With a bit of luck these generate a nice profit, whilst being useful to you in the process.

Relatively quickly you can then reach a decent level and suddenly find money isn't a real problem… sponsorship and ticket sales can cover high skill wages and quality coaches without too much thought.

But then increasing squad value becomes a real challenge. Here I think there are a few useful strategies:

-> Try to be good at being just good enough… bringing in weaker but younger players whenever you think you can get away with it

-> Aim to step up leagues at different times so you can play your younger players. It's OK to relegate if you know it will make you stronger in a season or two.

-> Follow the transfer market so you can get a sense of player value. Judging when a player is worth more to others than you is more important (but more difficult) than selling at a profit

-> Follow your rivals and see who they buy and sell. Watch players who know the game, rtj45 and james018 for example

-> Be clear what you enjoy about the game, don't worry about trying to be great at everything. This makes it easier to decide what you want to spend money on.


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Once again thank you everyone for your participation and good luck in the coming rounds.

Leading run scorer so far is L. Thorndyke 340 runs - Legend Killers GROUP D
Leading wicket taker is O. Durwin 11 wickets - LMD CC GROUP B

See you next edition.

Luke
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Re: Quarter Cup - Beyond the Boundary

Postby Zorax » Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:33 am

Great work.
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Re: Quarter Cup - Beyond the Boundary

Postby rtj45 » Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:36 am

ltraynor wrote:-> Follow your rivals and see who they buy and sell. Watch players who know the game, rtj45 and james018 for example



Naww, :oops: Make me blush.

Great work again btw Luke, loving this competition!
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Re: Quarter Cup - Beyond the Boundary

Postby Stomalomalus » Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:42 am

I agree, really high standard. Keep up the good work
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Re: Quarter Cup - Beyond the Boundary

Postby ltraynor » Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:01 am

Thanks guys, I appreciate the feedback, makes it worth giving it all for a good competition. Had to do something for the 25th! Doesn't take long to get back into it even though I haven't done a comp in 3 years! - Beyond the boundary updated for Saturdays games! Looks like some surprises sitting in the top seat in some groups.
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Re: Quarter Cup - Beyond the Boundary

Postby stellar99 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:30 am

Hi Luke,

I read all the editions. Apart from organizing a Comp, your writing of such reports is really top notch. We win some, we lose some, but that's both Cricket and Life. Try writing for a Cric magazine, you'll be welcomed with both hands.

Seriously splendid effort! Its a pleasure to be a part of this big Comp as well. Kudos mate!

Warm Regards,
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Re: Quarter Cup - Beyond the Boundary

Postby ltraynor » Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:06 pm

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Edition 5

Edition 4 is now complete with Edition 5 underway. Some great matches in the last round and looking at the fixtures ahead some great matchups to come in this round. Given this is game 5 & 6 most teams will have played each other by the end so we'll get a decent look at how everyone is doing on the way to the knockout round.

Also if you missed it. Signups for next seasons comp is now out. Plenty of spaces left at time of writing:

https://www.stumpedgame.com/forum/viewt ... =19&t=5160

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Group A Spotlight Match

https://www.stumpedgame.com/Scorecard.php?Match=1359595

The Reds vs Nelson

Nelson Innings

Niazi wins the toss on this batsmans paradise where the ball should come on nicely with no wind and very little moisture. I guess the plan is to get the runs on the board and bat the opposition out of the game. Unfortunately for Nelson there was only really 2 batsman who stood up to make a decent amount of runs Abelard (53) and Wijeratne (94) with the wickets being shared by all the bowlers. Keeper Ellery taking 5 catches just made sure the opposition paid everytime an edge was made. The end score being all out for 264/ Possibly 40-50 runs short of where they would have liked. But good bowling by Nelson could bring them back.

The Reds

Unfortunately the predicted close match wasn't to be with the Reds opening batsman pretty much cruising along Ascott (139) is the highest score of the tournament so far (but passed later in the round) with Shorten getting 94* giving a massive 9 wicket win to the Reds. The Nelson boys bowling just wasn't at their usual standard and a win here to the Reds really opens up this group and makes a real contest for the 2 places for the knockout from this group. No teams in this group are now undefeated so it just shows how close the contest is.

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Group B Spotlight Match

https://www.stumpedgame.com/Scorecard.php?Match=1359651

Greenfielders vs Canada Airstrikers

Canada Airstrikers Innings

wet pitch, wind, dark clouds, lots of wear.... Not a great day for playing cricket, but the game must go on. Attlee decided that the Airstrikers would attempt to put runs on the board. Any scores above 30 on this pitch were going to be well recieved and it was Sharmistha (40) who made it happen with a composed innings. It looked like a great start by the airstrikes however there was a counter attack by Ranatunga who finished with (5) to take the airstrikers all out for just 145. Opening up the chance for victory although on this pitch any chance will be difficult.

Greenfielders Innings

Unfortunately for the Greenfielders it was a shocking chase under the conditions with just Veera (40) really standing up to be counted. The rest of the batsman fell like ducks literally. Lattimer was the source of the damage finishing with 5 and only having 10 runs scored against him! Hopefully once this contest comes around more favourable playing conditions will mean a close contest like what was expected. That said a great win for Airstrikers who have taken their 2 which is not a bad feat given their low ranking.

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Group C Spotlight Match

https://www.stumpedgame.com/Scorecard.php?Match=1359707

Liverpool Vikings vs The Tonkers

The Tonkers Innings

Billings winning the toss in the clash of the undefeated teams in this group. Sending the opposition into bad on conditions that may challenge some players with cloud, wind and moisture and a reasonable amount of wear. It looked like a good decision however as the Tonkers top order didn't put the runs on the board that they'd have liked. However Boardman came back with an absolutely blistering century (105) bateman also gave great support (62) giving The Tonkers a competitive total to defend of 7/291 Ponnekanti was the man to end the innings of these two players however not before going for a fair few runs so the damage had already been done unfortunately for the Vikings.

Liverpool Vikings Innings

Set a pretty tough challenge the chase was done with gallantry with the middle order contributing most of the runs and looking dangerous enough to take the game at one point. Vermaaks run a ball 72 was definately keeping the Vikings in the game until Cowdrey struck and damaged the middle order with a great effort by The Tonkers fielders who were able to run out 3 players in total. The Tail definately wagged a bit with Rooyen and Jarvis having a crack at the chase before being victim to the above mentioned runouts. The Tonkers also struggled to take the last wicket needed for the win with the last stand only adding to the defiance of the Vikings. The Result went the Tonkers way in the end but a great close match!

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Group D Spotlight Match

https://www.stumpedgame.com/Scorecard.php?Match=1359769

Fictionally Inclined vs Real Madrid Thursday


Fictionally Inclined Innings

Heaybeard winning the toss and electing to bat first on this cloudy day which proved to be difficult for the batsman. Going cheaply himself and no one really taking charge of the innings for F.I -runouts became a factor with 2 but the difference was some great bowling by Real Madrid. Pasha getting the most with (3) but two were tail enders so can't really take the reward for best bowler. It was a shared and some what dominating day with the ball. All out for 188

Real Madrid Innings

Elton doing the damage with the very first ball of the innings would have given some hope in the chase and gave F.I a sniff at getting back in this match but the next partnership proved to be costly Qadir, Asim and Inman all occupying the pitch and contributing reasonable runs for a small chase made it a relatively easy chase in the end getting the win by 5 wickets with 7 overs to spare.

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Group E spotlight Match

https://www.stumpedgame.com/Scorecard.php?Match=1359815

Omkar Cricket Club vs Braves

Omkar Cricket Club Innings

Senapati wins the toss and elects for his team to bat on conditions that certainly look favourable for pace bowlers with the cloud cover and batting in general. The innings was pretty much 2 batsman really taking it to the Braves attack. De Wolff (88) and Wijeratne (91) both unlucky to miss their centuries were the dominate pair and the difference between the two sides in this innings. The bowling attack shared the load with all bowlers taking wickets however weren't able to get their opposition out finishing with 8/272

Braves Innings


Probably a slightly above par score for the pitch but not an unreasonable chase. The Braves fell into all sorts of trouble with early wickets which really restricted their ability to get a good start on the chase. After a poor start the middle order contributed well Chheda (65) being the biggest contributor but the early top order wickets came back to bite the Braves in the end as it just left to much for the lower order to finish and they just couldn't get the job done. Going down by 36 runs. Great contest though and both teams should be proud of their efforts. Another situation where the wickets were shared with no one bowler really dominating but all the bowlers coming together as a team.

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Group F spotlight Match

https://www.stumpedgame.com/Scorecard.php?Match=1359877

Indolent Devils vs shahzaday clubs



shahzaday club Innings

There really is only one thing that can be said about this innings and that is that we have witnessed one of the best batting performances you're likely to see with Baig looking unstoppable scoring the first 150 of the tournament ending with a mammoth (167) he had great support from his opening partner (83) and this opening stance pretty much sealed the game with the score at 224 before the first wicket well. Wickets fell after this with 5 falling in total but the damage is done. The bowlers just couldn't handle the onslaught of the openers.

Indolent Devils

Set a massive 360 needed for victory it was a massive uphill battle of which the devils were not up for. The top order had a go but they just couldn't get the same sort of partnership going. Tunstall (57) and Powers (41) had a go but this innings was dominated by a 5 wicket haul from Mian who cleaned up the tail very quickly once it was exposed. Certainly not a great day for the devils but definately a quality side that just couldn't get those wickets. Possibly a case on it was a toss that needed to be won.

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Group G Spotlight match

https://www.stumpedgame.com/Scorecard.php?Match=1359929

Waldron Wanderers vs Team Seven

Team Seven Innings

It's another case of you just can't seperate the teams. Literally equally matched. The Expert preview would show that these 2 are really even. The batting was dominated by a really aggressive run a ball from Dlabane (89) who got some support from Henry and Shiek who narrowly missed a half century. Bedfords cleaning up of the tail taking (3) did provide some relief for the Wanderers who were able to score the all out giving them a chance to chase it down.

Waldron Wanderers Innings

The Chase was on and starts were made but no one really going on to get the same sort of score that Dlabane did for Team Seven and that was probably the differeence between the sides because everything else was pretty even with wickets falling throughout both innings with contributions being made by both bowlers. The 51 run loss to the wanderers was definately case of needing one strong partnership to anchor the innings and it just didn't happen on this occasion.

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Group H Spotlight match

https://www.stumpedgame.com/Scorecard.php?Match=1359989

BuckminsterFullerTeam vs maliyekkal heros

BuckminsterFullerTeam Innings


Arshad winning the toss and electing to bat on this relatively favourable batting surface with enough in it for bowlers who bowled well. The innings was dominated by Fuller (148) narrowly missing his 150 and some great support from the middle order of Canagasabey (59) Gervais (56) Finger spinner Shan did do some damage to the middle order taking (3) but was also not that economical so his wickets came at a big cost in runs. The total 336/7 looked like a solid enough total to defend so it will put the pressure back on the Heros to see what they can do.

Maliyekkal Heros Innings

It was a big chase and only one batsman looked up to the challenge a really hard fought and well earnt century by opener Mahapatra (118) was the main redeeming factor in what otherwise was a fairly poor chase with the rest of the batsman not coming up to support their player. Wickets shared with only staples missing out on a scalp and the heroes were all out trailing by 73 runs in the chase. Giving the Buckminster boys their first win of the tournament.

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This weeks topic:

Tips on Setting up batting order

This weeks edition is bought to you by Stomalomalus of Pest CCC. He's gone all out so enjoy the read!

England have muddied the waters in limited overs cricket. By completely changing the way 50 over cricket is played, and setting world records in the process, new managers coming into Stumped might expect their batting order to look something like England’s…

Bosh, Bosh, someone to knock a few singles in between the boundaries, Bosh, Bosh, Bosh…

But in reality, Stumped does not work like that.

Stumped works like old school ODIs.

So how does that work with your batting lineup.

Let’s start by breaking it down into 3 distinct parts:

The foundation

The attack

The rearguard


The foundation

Your top 3 are there to build a foundation to allow you to win the match. This means your top order should be made up of more defensive players with high SS so they know when to attack and when to defend.

Sometimes, this can reach down to no4, too, with the whole top 4 working as a unit to score the bulk of runs for your team.

Aggression should generally be lower here, either sticking with 5 to play into a players natural steadiness, or dropping lower to deal with aggressive or gung-ho bats.

Be warned, though, that asking players to bat way out of their comfort zone can have negative effects. Asking a gung-ho bat to drop his aggression too far can lead to him making poor decisions, and the same for a defiant bat.

The attack

Here are your most attacking bats. The idea here is to take the game away from your opposition after your top 3/4 have set a solid foundation. In an ideal world, your no5 will be coming in at around over 35 when you’ve already got more than 200 on the board.

My no5 is a gung-ho bat, and he usually scores quickly to try and take games away form the opposition, while the no6 and 7 are slightly less aggressive but have the ability to do the same.

Just like the top 4, this unit should work together. If your top 4 consistently performs, this group of players may have a lower average than you’d like to see, as they’re going to be very attacking with a high total already on the scoreboard. Don’t worry about that if you are performing well in general.

The rearguard

I learned a few seasons ago that your no11 can stick around and probably should. So my no11 comes in with aggression set to 3. If he has to bat, it’s probably better if he sticks around a bit. The players above him are likely to have much better skill with the bat in hand, so his job is to simply block out the opposition and let the guy at the other end do his job.

Think Jack Leach.

All rounders tend to be better than pure bowlers in general, so batting down to 9 is a good idea.

MAS

Minimum Acceptable Score is a bit misleading. Set it to what I would actually consider a minimum acceptable score, and I fail to reach it. Set it 20 runs lower, and I pass it with ease.

Instead, think of it as another aggression modifier. Too many of those and you’re going to confuse your batsmen. So set it sensibly at 4.5rpo or something similar (6.5 for T20), and let their batting orders dictate their true aggression.

It’s easiest to break the ODI game down into over segments:

1-10 - set a sensible foundation
11-20 - build on that foundation
21-30 - turn the screw
31-40 - take the game away from the opposition
41-50 - finish them off.

In other words, a gradual turning up of aggression.

A quick note on T20s. In direct contrast with real life, it seems you need to be more defensive in Stumped. Keep your aggression neutral and let the players go out and play their own game. I also tend to shift one of my top 4 out for T20 and lift the power hitters up one spot, so they come in earlier in the innings and have more time to make an impact.

And lastly, changing up your order can make a huge difference to your ability to score big. I went from collapse after collapse to setting foundations based upon 1 change in my batting order and lowering my MAS. It all comes down to 1 simple thing: don’t ask players to perform roles they’re not suited for.



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Once again thank you everyone for your participation and good luck in the coming rounds.


See you next edition.

Luke
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Re: Quarter Cup - Beyond the Boundary

Postby rtj45 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:09 pm

You ought to ask Stomalomalus about setting us batting order, hes tried every combination recently :mrgreen:
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Re: Quarter Cup - Beyond the Boundary

Postby Jamie1984 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:18 am

[quote="ltraynor"]
Tips on managing finances

brought to you by conradij who manages Pro Crastinators

My experience is that in the beginning, money is a challenge but increasing squad value is not. Later, when fighting to reach the top, squad value is more of a challenge than money.

To elaborate a little…

Until you get settled into the game and get to Div 2 or higher, bankruptcy is a real risk. There are many costs that can be easy to miss: large squads; quality coaches; high skill players; large grounds. Any of these are traps in the early days. A large part of managing finances in the beginning is avoiding these mistakes and staying patient.

On the other hand, you can increase squad value easily… Small squads of young players develop fast… You can take 42-43 potential players and turn them into 37-38 skill players easily. Or rescue underdeveloped players. With a bit of luck these generate a nice profit, whilst being useful to you in the process.

Relatively quickly you can then reach a decent level and suddenly find money isn't a real problem… sponsorship and ticket sales can cover high skill wages and quality coaches without too much thought.

But then increasing squad value becomes a real challenge. Here I think there are a few useful strategies:

-> Try to be good at being just good enough… bringing in weaker but younger players whenever you think you can get away with it

-> Aim to step up leagues at different times so you can play your younger players. It's OK to relegate if you know it will make you stronger in a season or two.

-> Follow the transfer market so you can get a sense of player value. Judging when a player is worth more to others than you is more important (but more difficult) than selling at a profit

-> Follow your rivals and see who they buy and sell. Watch players who know the game, rtj45 and james018 for example

-> Be clear what you enjoy about the game, don't worry about trying to be great at everything. This makes it easier to decide what you want to spend money on.


I found this incredibly helpful as a new team :thumbup: , particularly following the market to get a sense of player value. From what I've seen on my short time here, batsmen seem far more valuable than bowlers - I managed to get one 43 pot and one 44 pot bowler (both with good fielding and stamina) for 1k each while any batsmen of 41 pot and above are heavily bid on, frequently going for about 70 times the price, which has led me to try and target higher potential bowlers as they'll probably go a bit cheaper, and then saving my money for 42-46 pot batsmen. I have a 15 man squad at the moment and it seems to be working pretty well as I'm targeting high stamina players so that they don't get fatigued that easily.


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