OVAL WORLD FANTASY CRICKET LEAGUE 2017
Yet again, the Oval World Fantasy Cricket League (OWFCL) is back
by popular demand. County cricket's crème de la crème have been
given monetary values expressed in terms of fictitious weekly
earnings (based, predominantly, on how each player fared in the
County Championship in 2015 and 2016). Your job is to pick a
squad of 14 by deploying a maximum weekly wage bill of £31,000.
Player points will be based on ALL of the runs, wickets and
catches each player registers in domestic FIRST-CLASS
cricket this summer. In other words, performances in Test
matches, England Lions' matches, other tour matches (deemed to
be first-class) and games against the MCCUs regarded as
first-class will count. However, performances in the Champion
County Match in Abu Dhabi will NOT be included. Every player
will be awarded points on the following bases:
1 point for every 27 runs scored in first-class cricket.
1 point for each first-class wicket taken.
0.2 points for every catch or stumping made in first-class cricket.
Each entrant will need to select a 14-man squad. The squad must consist of:
- 5 batsmen
- 1 wicketkeeper
- 2 batting all-rounders
- 2 bowling all-rounders, and
- 4 bowlers.
Players can only be selected from the 300+
batsmen, bowlers, all-rounders and keepers listed and valued on
selection grid, which will continue evolving as and when
new signings and last-minute player retirements are announced.
At the end of the competition, your team's total score will be
calculated on the basis of your 4 best batsmen, your 3 highest
points-scoring bowlers, your wicketkeeper and your 3 most
successful all-rounders - the aim being to arrive at your best
11 players. To see the most up to date
selection grid go to:
here to see the selection grid - pdf
here to see the selection grid - excel
Click here for an
application form - pdf
Click here for an
application form - excel
You have a weekly budget of £31,000 with which to pay a squad of fourteen. As
was the case in the last five years, performances by overseas cricketers will be
disregarded. Every effort has been made to ensure that the selection grid
takes account of recent Kolpak signings, player moves, retirements and long-term
WHAT COULD I WIN?
The winner will receive a free Surrey CCC county membership or the cash
equivalent. In the event of tied scores, the final placings will be decided by a
tie-break: How many matches will Surrey win in total in all three of the major
domestic competitions this summer?
AND FINALLY… THE SMALLPRINT
Each entrant is only allowed to submit one entry. You do not
need to be a member of the Surrey CCC Supporters' Club to enter the competition.
The entry fee is £5.00 (make cheques payable to the SCCCSC, or make an online
transfer to Account Number: 15788860 Sort Code: 30-65-38). Selectors can choose
a name for their team, provided it does not exceed 25 letters and will not be
considered offensive. All entries must be received before the first ball of the
Specsavers County Championship season is bowled on 7th April 2017. Even though
12 first-class fixtures involving the six MCCUs will have concluded prior to
April 7, points scored in these matches will still count. If necessary,
selections can be amended before the deadline either in writing or by e-mail.
All correspondence relating to the competition should be sent to Marcus Hook,
Flat 1, 67 Birdhurst Rise, South Croydon, Surrey CR2 7EJ or to
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