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FAKE 2020 CC1 The Finale - Essex at home
Posted by: Grockles.com (IP Logged)
Date: 14 July, 2020 13:57

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FAKE 2020 The Finale v Essex @Taunton
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 11 July, 2020 13:36

So we have actually got to the last fantasy CC1 game and it is at home.

It's a bit of an anticlimax in the sense that there is nothing for us to play for other than a 12/1/1 record and as many points as possible. Essex are fighting Notts for the third place so they are keen to win.

We did say we were resting people for the last game and a couple of very Somerset based sides have already been suggested.

It's more a case of who does not play in this one I think

1. Byrom
2. Banton
3. Bartlett
4 Hildreth
5. Abell
6. Davies
7. Gregory
8.
9. An Overton
10. Leach
11.

I think is basically the side with a decision about the second spinner or the third seamer being the only real decisions for this game?

Or have I missed something

If we have the chance I might try a start of the 2020 CC1 season with the actual squad using only Babar and playing the young CC1 side to see how the engine suggests it might do. The only player not available at the start as I think I've said is Banton (IPL I assume) and Babar Azam is the full contract player with Cory as the T20 second one. No mention of Wade - probably not in the frame when the database was updated.

The problem with the programme is that it won't let you simulate - you have to be involved or the lack of guidance goes against the side. I tried a couple of just run the match simulations and we got hammered.

It might be interesting - ish but end of Fantasy land first.



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Re: FAKE 2020 The Finale v Essex @Taunton
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 11 July, 2020 15:00

I'm going with this: Eddie Abell George Hildy Davies Green Lammonby RVDM Jamie Davey Brooks

Re: FAKE 2020 The Finale v Essex @Taunton
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 11 July, 2020 15:15

Why SLLL?



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Re: FAKE 2020 The Finale v Essex @Taunton
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 11 July, 2020 19:31

This was the team mooted for our forthcoming actual restart. I'm really interested to see how some of these players will fare against the mighty Essex. Everyone we have picked so far has come good, the young Byrom and Bartlett have certainly earned their places in this showdown and surely we have enough bowling firepower without Gregory, Bess, Cove and Leach. Time for a bit of fun in this competition and to go back to reality confident in our lads

Re: FAKE 2020 The Finale v Essex @Taunton
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 11 July, 2020 21:16

I'm happy to go with whatever people want but as I posted, I thought about running some CC1 games with the 2020 squad now I have the 2020 version of the game.

The problem with the present versions of the players is that they have the 2019 stats.

If you want to see how this team will do in 2020 I can run a series with them using up to date stuff after next week.

Just info. Happy to play whatever team the selectors pick for next week.



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Re: FAKE 2020 The Finale v Essex @Taunton
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 13 July, 2020 10:49

Thanks to everyone who have made this little experiment interesting and a bit of fun during the drought.

I now understand that we have international stuff (and its good international stuff) and moves going on for some live county stuff. That will obviously move attention away from this fantasy stuff.

BUT we have gone this far so I plan to finish this tomorrow. Thanks for comments on the Essex game so far. I intend to go for it as we have so far but if you want to suggest anything related to that then please post today.

I'm presently planning to run it with a side of characters who have been involved in the campaign but with a 'Somerset' emphasis for the 2021 season. That means people playing where they have and using the bowling options we have used.

So
Byrom, Banton, Bartlett, Hildreth, Abell (c), Davies (wk), Gregory, Bess, Overton C, Overton J, Leach

Is my present side for the game supposedly starting in the third week of September at Taunton



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Re: FAKE 2020 The Finale v Essex @Taunton
Posted by: Farmer White (IP Logged)
Date: 13 July, 2020 12:07

I would be happy with that team. A balance between what has got the fantasy team to where it is and what the real team might look like next year. Hard on Davey and Brooks to be left out, but it would be harder on any of the five bowlers you have included. If the youngsters are good enough they will force their way through when they are the best option for a slot. Better that and them knowing they have earned promotion, I think, or it would be in the real world, than risking one of them getting a drubbing with a winter to dwell on it.

Farmer

Re: FAKE 2020 The Finale v Essex @Taunton
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 13 July, 2020 12:50

In a real world I would expect Brooks and Davey to have more part in the championship in the early games than they were in our fantasy version. I'd expect it to be more of a competition between Jack and Dom to be the one spinner. Of course they did have international demands - maybe more of that? Who knows

I also have to admit I've personally become more of a Davey fan than a Brooks one but we also had no real injury aspects from the Overtons - Jamie in particular was fit for most of the season. All those things would have been factors in a reality year I would assume.

I like the look of this team and if the people in it developed this kind of way (especially George taking that third wicket spot) then the county game is in good hands - especially as Babar Azam would have been the batsman for the 2020 season start. Eddie would have a job on

I am expecting Lammonby and a bunch of others to step up - Goldsworthy, Smeed, Green, Aldridge are all coming to the group looking for places to name some.



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 The Finale - Essex at home
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 14 July, 2020 14:03

Essex waive the toss and choose to bowl first - Probably exactly what Tom Abell wanted.

It does not go well. The promise of the 3 'B's Byrom, Banton and Bartlett are all swept away by Porter and Siddle and the straight ball on the stumps and on a length.

19 for 3 after 7 overs.

James and Tom put the batting back together and take us to lunch at 106 with a Hildreth 50 and Abell supporting with 33. 106 for 3 at lunch.



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 The Finale - Essex at home
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 14 July, 2020 15:28

What is the weather? Any reason Essex wanted to bowl?

Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 The Finale - Essex at home
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 14 July, 2020 16:12

Weather has interfered in this one. We lost 40 odd minutes before an early tea just after Siddle got rid of James. Then another hour and 20 minutes after Tea before Tom Abell went past 50 to 75 and Steve Davies added 29. Somerset will finish the day on 183 for 4 which is a hell of a lot better than 15 for 3 one has to say.



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 The Finale - Essex at home
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 15 July, 2020 10:33

Rain affecting fantasy like it did the 2019 game. Day 2 will start 47 minutes late.



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 The Finale - Essex at home
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 15 July, 2020 12:57

Play starts just before 12 and Tom finally falls for 88 to Siddle. Steve Davies passes 50 and has reached 73 before the lunch break 253 for 5 and the new ball just been taken.

More rain after lunch. No play expected until at least 2:45pm



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 The Finale - Essex at home
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 15 July, 2020 20:37

A rain affected Day 2 with nearly 3 hours lost to weather.

Steve Davies goes just after lunch for 73. No one else really pushes the game forward so Abell declares just before Tea giving Craig just enough time to send Cook back.

Lewis gets Browne when they get back on just before 5 and Essex end at 40 for 2



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 The Finale - Essex at home
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 16 July, 2020 10:28

Bit of a surprise but Essex may not reach follow on target. They'll be close but may be out before lunch Day 3.

Do Somerset enforce in a weather affected game with about 5 sessions left?

May not happen... working ahead.



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 The Finale - Essex at home
Posted by: Farmer White (IP Logged)
Date: 16 July, 2020 11:02

Follow-on decision depends on the forecast to my mind. If significant rain expected, then enforce. If not, bat again. It should still give us a day, or the best part of it, to bowl them out again and avoids the possibility of having to bat out against Harmer under pressure on a fourth day pitch.

Farmer

Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 The Finale - Essex at home
Posted by: mikeindex (IP Logged)
Date: 16 July, 2020 12:31

Abell's well-timed declaration is very much in character , computer showing excellent psychological skills.
The follow-on option is extremely hypothetical given the small target and only two wickets down so far, but (to no-one's surprise, especially Bagpuss) I would certainly enforce should it arise.
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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 The Finale - Essex at home
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 16 July, 2020 12:55

We enforced according to majority of advice!!



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 The Finale - Essex at home
Posted by: mikeindex (IP Logged)
Date: 16 July, 2020 13:16

We bowled them out under 132?? Wow.
We need this computer to play the 2021 Championship (supposing there is one).
The ECB could then deduct 256 points for a substandard computer.

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