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  • #11973
    Nathan Hughes
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    Everyone is welcome to take part, even the Aussie forum members.

    Rules

    Entries must be made before the first ball of each Test match.
    No editing of post’s after first ball.

    There will be a separate thread for each Test match.

    Scoring

    You have 200 points in each match to spread out in anyway you chose to put into an England win, Australia win plus the draw. example as followed.

    England 99
    Australia 66
    Draw 35

    If Australia win you will score 66

    Selections made that are over 200 points will have the amount over taken off their highest prediction.

    Selections made that are under 200 points will have the amount under put onto their lowest prediction.

    You also score points with a power player. You chose one player per match that will score you points as followed.

    batting – for every 1 run = 1 point
    bowling – for every 1 wicket = 20 points
    fielding – 1 catch = 10 points, 1 stumping = 10 points. (run outs don’t score.)

    You can pick as many reserve power players as you like. If none of your chosen players are involved in the match or you forget to chose a player then the first batsman of the team batting first will become the selection.

    The winner will be the person who scores the most points added together from each Test match.

    I think that covers all the rules and scoring, if anything comes up within the five matches my decision will be final. :twisted:

    Start Dates of Test matches.

    1st – Wednesday 8th July (Cardiff)
    2nd – Thursday 16th July (Lords)
    3rd – Thursday 30th July (Edgbaston)
    4th – Friday 7th August (Headingley)
    5th – Thursday 20th August (The Oval)

    Member since March 2008
    #239348
    Nathan Hughes
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    Results of the 1st test, Cardiff.

    Match result – Draw

    It could of gone the way of the Aussie’s but the well done’s in the end went to the weather man Drone, Blunkett who predicted runs for everyone (he was half right.) Supreme novice David Brady and BennyB all four scoring the draw a maximum 200.

    Match Result Table

    200 – Drone
    200 – DavidBrady
    200 – Blunkett
    200 – BennyB
    150 – SwallowCottage
    75 – Aaronizneez
    74 – Zamorston
    70 – Nathan Hughes
    66 – GraysonsColumn
    50 – RobNorth
    50 – Scottf
    50 – Pat123
    0 – Pompete
    0 – Andrew Hughes
    0 – CliveX
    0 – Grasshopper
    0 – Roland
    0 – The Young Fella
    0 – Equitrack
    0 – TB Racing

    Player Power Scores

    David Brady topped this section aswell with his pick of Aussie captain Ricky Ponting who scored 150 runs along with 2 catches.

    170 – R Ponting (DAVIDBRADY)
    141 – B Haddin (BENNYB)
    132 – S Katich (EQUITRACK)
    125 – M North (ANDREW HUGHES, SWALLOWCOTTAGE)
    103 – M Clarke (THE YOUNG FELLA)
    100 – M Prior (SCOTTF, AARONIZNEEZ)
    100 – M Johnson (NATHAN HUGHES)
    83 – A Flintoff (ROBNORTH, ZAMORSTON)
    78 – G Swann (CLIVEX, GRAYSONCOLUM, ROLAND)
    77 – K Pieterson (PAT123, TBRACING, BLUNKETT)
    46 – P Hughes (POMPETE)
    46 – R Bopara (DRONE)
    33 – M Hussey (GRASSHOPPER)

    Overall Leaderboard after 1st Test.

    The main one and taking the 1st test with a fine 371 points David Brady who topped scored in both sections. plenty to play for with four tests still to play. Well done David.

    [b:1acwo1ix]370[/color:1acwo1ix] – David Brady[/b:1acwo1ix]
    341 – BennyB
    277 – Blunkett
    275 – SwallowCottage
    246 – Drone
    175 – Aaronizneez
    170 – Nathan Hughes
    157 – Zamorston
    150 – Scottf
    144 – Graysonscolum
    133 – RobNorth
    132 – Equitrack
    127 – Pat123
    125 – Andrew Hughes
    103 – The Young Fella
    78 – CliveX
    78 – Roland
    77 – TB Racing
    46 – Pompete
    33 – Grasshopper

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    #239349
    Andrew Hughes
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    Nice going David

    #239397
    Drone
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    the weather man

    Drone

    Cocked it up infact. Expected rain all day Saturday and showers on Sunday. As it was the rain didn’t arrive until after tea on Saturday and had it not Australia would almost certainly have won

    A winner by a nose. What a fine match it was and really enjoyed listening to TMS, something I haven’t done much in recent times

    The microclimate of London will provide a stern test of the seaweed and pinecone

    Well done ‘rookie’ DB and nice write-up Nathan

    #239412
    tbracing
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    Ouuucch!!

    #239421
    davidbrady
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    Cheers guys and thanks to Nathan for running the comp

    Must start using my "cricket" pin for other sports as well! :lol:

    #240248
    Nathan Hughes
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    Results of the 2nd Test, Lords.

    Match Result – England

    The English support disappeared in this comp for the second test with only Rob North and Graysonscolumn scoring anything for the match result. I wont write in the zero’s to save time, but we all know who we our. :(

    Match Result Table

    65 – Rob North
    25 – GraysonsColumn
    0 – The rest :oops:

    Power Player scores

    Roland topped this section after a great first days batting from his pick Strauss who scored 161 in the 1st innings, 32 in the second and also had three catches in the match.

    223 – A Strauss (ROLAND)
    167 – M Clarke (TB RACING, THE YOUNG FELLA)
    154 – A Flintoff (ROBNORTH)
    138 – B Haddin (BENNYB)
    127 – M Johnson (BLUNKETT, DRONE, GRAYSONSCOLUMN, NATHAN HUGHES)
    90 – B Hilfenhaus (AARONIZNEEZ)
    86 – K Pieterson (PAT123, ANDREW HUGHES, SWALLOWCOTTAGE)
    60 – R Ponting (CRIZZY, DAVIDBRADY)
    21 – P Hughes (POMPETE)

    Overall result of 2nd Test.

    Roland wins the second Test thanks to his power player selection.

    [b:3fzp8axk]223[/color:3fzp8axk] – Roland[/b:3fzp8axk]
    219 – Rob North
    167 – TB Racing
    167 – The Young Fella
    152 – Graysonscolumn
    138 – BennyB
    127 – Blunkett
    127 – Drone
    127 – Nathan Hughes
    90 – Aaronizneez
    86 – Andrew Hughes
    86 – Pat123
    86 – SwallowCottage
    60 – Crizzy
    60 – David Brady
    21 – Pompete

    The Main Event, combined leaderboard after 2nd test.

    BennyB overtakes David Brady at the top, Blunkett also passing 400 points is in close contention.

    [b:3fzp8axk]479[/color:3fzp8axk] – BennyB[/b:3fzp8axk]
    430 – David Brady
    404 – Blunkett
    373 – Drone
    361 – SwallowCottage
    352 – Rob North
    301 – Roland
    297 – Nathan Hughes
    296 – GraysonsColumn
    270 – The Young Fella
    265 – Aaronizneez
    244 – TB Racing
    213 – Pat123
    211 – Andrew Hughes
    157 – Zamorston
    150 – Scottf
    132 – Equitrack
    78 – Clivex
    67 – Pompete
    60 – Crizzy
    33 – Grasshopper

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    #240280
    davidbrady
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    Well done Roland

    #242430
    Nathan Hughes
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    Results of the 3rd Test, Edgbaston.

    Match Result – Draw

    Well done to the eight competitors who correctly predicted the draw with a maximum 200 points, obviously the rest of us should watch the weather reports a bit better.

    Match Result Table

    200 – Drone
    200 – BennyB
    200 – David Brady
    200 – Roland
    200 – Andrew Hughes
    200 – Aaronizneez
    200 – Pat123
    200 – Scottf
    198 – The Young Fella
    140 – Nathan Hughes
    130 – SwallowCottage
    100 – GraysonsColumn
    50 – Rob North
    0 – Blunkett
    0 – Pompete

    Player Power Scores

    SwallowCottage and The Young Fella topped this section with 142 points thanks to M Clarke who scored 103 not out on the last day to go with his 29 in the first innings and he also took one catch. Aaronizneez was not far behind with his pick J Anderson.

    142 M Clarke (SWALLOWCOTTAGE, THE YOUNG FELLA)
    131 J Anderson (AARONIZNEEZ)
    115 S Watson (BENNYB)
    102 G Onions (DAVID BRADY)
    100 B Hilfenhaus (GRAYSONSCOLUMN)
    74 A Flintoff (ROB NORTH)
    69 A Strauss (ANDREW HUGHES)
    64 M Hussey (PAT123, NATHAN HUGHES)
    53 R Ponting (POMPETE, DRONE)
    53 I Bell (SCOTTF, ROLAND)
    40 M Johnson (BLUNKETT)

    The Young Fella takes the 3rd Test with a total score of 340. nine points behind was Aaronizneez with BennyB and David Brady also scored over 300 points for the match. well done TYF.

    340[/color:21o8mygz] – The Young Fella
    331 – Aaronizneez
    315 – BennyB
    302 – DavidBrady
    272 – SwallowCottage
    269 – Andrew Hughes
    264 – Pat123
    253 – Drone
    253 – Scottf
    253 – Roland
    204 – Nathan Hughes
    200 – GraysonsColumn
    124 – Rob North
    53 – Pompete
    40 – Blunkett

    Overall scores for the combined leaderboard for the three tests will follow later.

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    #242433
    Nathan Hughes
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    The Main Event,

    Combined leaderboard after 3rd test.

    BennyB

    remains at the top and has a 62 point lead over

    David Brady

    who is 99 points ahead of

    SwallowCottage

    in 3rd position.

    794[/color:17vaxz0n] – BennyB

    732 – DavidBrady
    633 – SwallowCottage
    626 – Drone
    610 – The Young Fella
    596 – Aaronizneez
    554 – Roland
    501 – Nathan Hughes
    496 – GraysonsColumn
    480 – Andrew Hughes
    477 – Pat123
    476 – RobNorth
    444 – Blunkett
    403 – Scottf
    244 – TB Racing
    157 – Zamorston
    132 – Equitrack
    120 – Pompete
    78 – Clivex
    60 – Crizzy
    33 – Grasshopper

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    #242595
    BennyB
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    Nathan – you’ve given me a few too many points there! I selected the ill-fated Brad Haddin as my power player, not Shane Watson as above, and foolishly failed to include a reserve.

    My total should therefore be 115 fewer points – 679, putting me 53 points behind David in second place.

    Well done David.

    #242619
    Nathan Hughes
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    I’m going to let your points stand Benny as rightly or wrongly when i put the rules together one of them was –

    You can pick as many reserve power players as you like. If none of your chosen players are involved in the match or you forget to chose a player then the first batsman of the team batting first will become the selection.

    [/color:2isesdx8]

    Australia batted first with Watson facing the opening ball so he became your selection.

    With two tests to go i think we should keep the rules as they are and to be fair not many people had included reserves anyway so it could of happened to anyone else.

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    #242654
    BennyB
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    Thanks for clarifying Nathan – obviously didn’t read that bit!

    #243207
    Nathan Hughes
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    Results of the 4th Test, Headingley.

    Match Result – Australia

    Six competitors selected the Aussie’s with a maximum 200 points with Pompete getting his first match result points. Only Nathan Hughes failed to score a point in the match result section. :evil:

    Match Result Table.

    200 – Pat123
    200 – DavidBrady
    200 – The Young Fella
    200 – Andrew Hughes
    200 – Drone
    200 – Pompete
    150 – Aaronizneez
    150 – BennyB
    130 – SwallowCottage
    125 – Scottf
    80 – Rob North
    80 – Graysonscolumn
    75 – Roland
    0 – Nathan Hughes

    Power Player Scores

    Drone with his local knowledge of the Yorkshire pitch took this section with his selection of Mitchell Johnson taking a liking to conditions getting him 147 points with 6 match wickets and 27 runs with the bat.

    Will you get a refund for the 5th day Drone?

    147 – M Johnson (DRONE)
    113 – M Clarke (THE YOUNG FELLA, GRAYSONSCOLUMN, AARONIZNEEZ)
    108 – R Ponting (DAVIDBRADY, NATHAN HUGHES, POMPETE, BENNYB)
    74 – B Haddin (PAT123, ANDREW HUGHES)
    59 – M Prior (SCOTTF)
    21 – R Bopara (ROLAND)
    20 – S Katich (SWALLOWCOTTAGE)
    17 – J Anderson (ROBNORTH)

    Overall result of 4th Test.

    Drone with the home advantage takes the 4th Test with a total of 347. Good going.

    [b:2e0uouw7]347[/color:2e0uouw7] – Drone[/b:2e0uouw7]
    313 – The Young Fella
    308 – DavidBrady
    308 – Pompete
    274 – Pat123
    274 – Andrew Hughes
    263 – Aaronizneez
    258 – BennyB
    193 – GraysonsColumn
    184 – Scottf
    150 – SwallowCottage
    108 – Nathan Hughes
    97 – Rob North
    96 – Roland

    Got to get my boy ready for bed so the Overall scoreboard for the 4 tests combined will follow later.

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    #243217
    Nathan Hughes
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    The Main Event,

    combined leaderboard after 4th Test.

    BennyB

    holds a 12 point lead over

    David Brady

    going into the final match, with both passing 1,000 points for the comp.

    Drone

    is under 100 points behind and

    The Young Fella

    50 points behind Drone in 4th place.

    1,052[/color:1glykosx] – BennyB

    1,040 – David Brady
    973 – Drone
    923 – The Young Fella
    859 – Aaronizneez
    783 – SwallowCottage
    754 – Andrew Hughes
    751 – Pat123
    689 – GraysonsColumn
    650 – Roland
    609 – Nathan Hughes
    587 – Scottf
    573 – RobNorth
    444 – Blunkett
    428 – Pompete
    244 – TB Racing
    157 – Zamorston
    132 – Equitrack
    78 – Clivex
    60 – Crizzy
    33 – Grasshopper

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    #243269
    Drone
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    Will you get a refund for the 5th day Drone?

    Quite understandably there was no refund for 5th day advance ticket sales, which presumably is usually the case.

    Good to see Mitchell Johnson back. Long had a soft spot for the small band of left-arm quickies: Wasim Akram and the oft-overlooked Gary Sobers the best I can recall, and I see no reason why Johnson shouldn’t emulate them now.

    His dismissal of last man out Onions was, to quote FS Trueman "wasted on thee lad"

    edit:

    According to BBC ‘Look North’ there’s an offer of a free day at a Headingley county match for those with 5th day tickets so I may enquire about that

    #245458
    Nathan Hughes
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    Results of the 5th Test, The Oval.

    Match Result – England

    Five competitors correctly predicted England with the maximum 200 points well done guys, Graysonscolumn and RobNorth also scored points for Englands famous victory.

    Match Result Table

    200 – Blunkett
    200 – Pompete
    200 – Pat123
    200 – Andrew Hughes
    200 – Aaronizneez
    100 – Graysonscolumn
    70 – RobNorth
    0 – The rest

    Player Power Scores

    Pat123 and Aaronizneez hit the jackpot with their selection of G Swann who took 8 match wickets and hit 18 runs 1st innings and 63 runs 2nd innings to get 261 points.

    261 – G Swann (PAT123, AARONIZNEEZ)
    140 – A Strauss (NATHAN HUGHES, SWALLOWCOTTAGE)
    131 – M Hussey (SCOTTF)
    113 – S Katich (ANDREW HUGHES)
    104 – R Ponting (DAVIDBRADY, BENNYB)
    91 – M Johnson (DRONE)
    59 – A Flintoff (POMPETE, ROBNORTH)
    59 – A Cook (BLUNKETT)
    26 – S Clark (GRAYSONSCOLUMN)
    23 – M Clarke (THE YOUNG FELLA)

    Overall result of the 5th test The Oval.

    461 points for both Pat123 and Aaronizneez takes the 5th test and is the highest individual test points score beating David Brady’s 370 in the first test so well done you two.

    [b:24wcj6ae]461[/color:24wcj6ae] – Pat123 and Aaronizneez[/b:24wcj6ae]
    313 – Andrew Hughes
    259 – Pompete
    259 – Blunkett
    140 – SwallowCottage
    140 – Nathan Hughes
    131 – Scottf
    129 – Rob North
    126 – Graysonscolumn
    104 – DavidBrady
    104 – BennyB
    91 – Drone
    23 – The Young Fella

    The Main Event, combined results of the 5 tests.

    Aaronizneez wins the Ashes, 5th going into the final match his mammoth 461 points was more than enough to see him over the line in first place by over 100 points, ahead of Pat123 in second who finish strongly aswell. long time leaders DavidBrady and BennyB’s hopes diminished when Ponting was run out. Ante post favourite Andrew Hughes and Drone also finished with over 1,000 points.

    The Final Table

    [b:24wcj6ae]1,320[/color:24wcj6ae] – Aaronizneez[/b:24wcj6ae]
    1,212 – Pat123
    1,156 – BennyB
    1,144 – David Brady
    1,067 – Andrew Hughes
    1,064 – Drone
    946 – The Young Fella
    923 – SwallowCottage
    815 – Graysonscolumn
    749 – Nathan Hughes
    718 – Scottf
    703 – Blunkett
    702 – Rob North
    687 – Pompete
    650 – Roland
    244 – TB Racing
    157 – Zamorston
    132 – Equitrack
    78 – Clivex
    60 – Crizzy
    33 – Grasshopper

    Winners

    Cardiff 370 – DavidBrady
    Lords 223 – Roland
    Edgbaston 340 – The Young Fella
    Headingley 347 – Drone
    The Oval 461 – Pat123 + Aaronizneez
    Series 1,320 – Aaronizneez

    Thanks to everyone for taking part, it certainly added to the enjoyment of watching the Ashes for me and well done again to Aaronizneez.

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