Tuesday, 25th April - Possible calls of "fix" already, with two Surrey CCC Supporters' Club committee members in the top three. Club secretary, Simon Hemsley has seen his side exit the traps the quickest, thanks mainly to the only two Surrey players in his squad - Tom Curran and Mark Stoneman. Brian Cowley's key performers are Jordan Clark and Stephen Parry, both of Lancashire. Should Clark and Parry have big seasons in the championship, Brian could take some catching since both are only in two squads.

Tuesday, 30th May - It's now a case of Mark Percival's Magicians and Paul Trumble's Cream Of The Crease breathing down the necks of Simon Hemsley's Visigoths. The former's team have racked up 73 points in the last month - ten more than the next best during the same period - Richard Budden's Surrey Stars, who swap 20th spot for 7th. Another significant mover is Thomas Earl's XI who have risen from 15th to sixth.

Tuesday, 13th June - Now that Brian Cowley's Ruislip Ramblers have really started to pick up their feet, this year's fantasy is looking as if it will be a two-horse race between Brian and Simon Hemsley, the man he knocked off the top spot. Mark Percival drops from 2nd to 3rd - eight points or so off contention. But that's the same amount as separates the next four, which includes Jamie Dowling's Cherry Pie Chuckers who scored the second highest number of points (70.9) in the first two weeks of June to Brian Cowley's team, who notched up an impressive 80.9.

Thursday, 13th July (includes England v South Africa, 1st Test) - Andy Woodhouse becomes the third league leader in as many updates. 11th at the first, 9th at the second and 6th at the third, our man from the Isle Of Wight has risen, like cream, to the top. For consistency, look no further than Brian Cowley, who has been ever present in the top five. That said, after a slow start, Mark Percival can boast top three billing for each of the last three updates. What seems incredibly odd is that, by dividing the Champo season into seven, the next one won't be until the start of September!

Friday, 1st September (includes England v West Indies, 2nd Test) - Sir Keith Park remain top and break through the 400 barrier, but a ranking of 15th in the mid-July to late August sector has seen Sorrento Sunshine XI (74 points in the sector), Last Minute (74 points) and Surreyleslie (80) draw closer by moving up to 2nd, 3rd and 6th respectively. Completing the top six picture are Thomas Earl and Brian Cowley.

Saturday, 16th September (includes England v West Indies, 3rd Test) - Andy Woodhouse is still the man to catch, but his team Sir Keith Park have a 28-point advantage over its nearest challengers. Nick Blyth, Thomas Earl and Brian Cowley have all leapfrogged yours truly; otherwise it remains the same top five. Since the scores were last calculated, the form teams belong to Luke Robison (64 points), Albert Ratcliff (61) and Neil Holmes (60). For all three, however, it looks like a case of coming too late in the day to make a difference.

Final Standings - Andy Woodhouse is our winner - not, it should be added, for the first time. But a special mention to Nick Blyth, who got to within two of our new champion after scoring more points than everyone but Jamie Dowling in the final sector (Nick grabbing 70 points to Jamie's 79). Brian Cowley, followed by yours truly and Thomas Earl complete the top five picture; and with just 18 points separating 1st and 5th, this year's fantasy probably has to go down as one of the closest ever. The optimal XI would have scored 754.1, so only 247.9 points more than Mr Woodhouse's Sir Keith Park! Here it is: BATSMEN JL Denly (Ken), MD Stoneman (Sur), SJ Mullaney (Not), IJL Trott (War). WICKETKEEPER AL Davies (Lan). BATTING ALL-ROUNDER DI Stevens (Ken). BOWLING ALL-ROUNDERS SR Harmer (Ess), JC Archer (Sus). BOWLERS JA Porter (Ess), KJ Abbott (Ham), JM Anderson (Lan). Many thanks to everyone who took part. For those who didn't win, there's always next year!


1 Andy Woodhouse Sir Keith Park XI 506.2
2 Nick Blyth Last Minute XI 504.2
3 Brian Cowley Ruislip Ramblers 495.1
4 Marcus Hook Sorrento Sunshine XI 489.3
5 Thomas Earl Thomas XI 488.4
6 Leslie Young Surreyleslie 471.5
7 Simon Hemsley South London Visigoths CC 469.6
8 Jamie Dowling Cherry Pie Chuckers 466.9
9 Mark Percival Marc's Magicians 460.7
10 Nick Robinson Comeontheree 460.4
11 Graham Klaka Ewell Hussars 460.3
12 Albert Ratcliff Bertie's Bash Hits 453.4
13 Chris Keene Keene As Mustard 451.0
14 Luke Robison Robison Royals 450.8
15 Rob Lewis Surrey-by-Sea 450.1
16 Paul Jeater No Quick Singles 438.6
17 Hanna Frostman Don't Mention The Waugh 436.6
18 Victoria Earl IC XI 427.9
19 Adam Munro Beddingtonshire 423.0
20 Keith Buley Royal Berks 422.9
21 Paul Trumble Cream Of The Crease 2 420.4
22 Alistair Gordon Cricketman's Squad 419.4
23 Richard Budden Surrey Stars 418.7
24 Mark Smith Mountain Madness CC 416.6
25 Tim Redman Redders Rangers 409.7
26 Anthony Earl ACE XI 408.6
27 Paul Blake Blakey's Eleven 405.5
28 Tracey Field Over Cow Corner 405.0
29 Chris Munro FFCSCCC 403.4
30 Anthony Vidler Tony's On Fire 397.1
31 Roger Hudson The Wild Rovers 2017 386.7
32 James Rolles Skeletor Select XI 381.6
33 Don Rosendale Glad All Over 373.9
34 Neil Holmes Surrey Posh 351.6
35 Jean Galsworthy Rosebery Ramblers 347.3
36 Mike Jackson Jacko's Bunch 330.7
37 Chris Eades Avalco 329.6
38 Colin Bayly They Think It's All Over 326.8
39 Chris Stoneman Albezanaan 2017 272.4

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