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  1. Aislabie

    AMA Aislabie, Part Two

    Much like @CerealKiller I have binned off my old AMA thread because it contains a lot of content that doesn't accurately represent me anymore. But I do have a lot of free time on my hands, so I'm still happy to answer questions
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    Draft: The All-Time One-Day Draft

    Greetings all and welcome to the All-Time One-Day Draft! My first draft in a long time not to have some sort of gimmick where we all get stuck with terrible players. The rules for this draft are simple: You will be picking a team of eleven players, plus a 12th man who will be chosen...
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    2030 World XI

    So I watched the Cricinfo video where they attempted to pick their Test XI for ten years' time and it got me thinking, so I thought I'd make an XI of my own. Their rules specified no players over 25, but I wanted to pick three 26-year-olds and therefore compromised by making my team one for...
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    Draft: The Mashrafe Mortaza Simulation Draft

    Greetings all and welcome to the Mashrafe Mortaza Simulation Draft, my first draft for a long time and one that will hopefully have a similar vibe to the classic Panesar Draft. It is so named because your eventual teams will be similar in structure to the Bangladesh teams captained by Mashrafe...
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    2021 T10 League

    Okay so I'm not going to make a big post talking about fixtures and formats and stuff - nobody cares. We're just tuning in to watch batsmen biff it against helpless(ish) bowlers. And my, what a start to the tournament we've had. Choke met counter-choke, but in the end the team with normal hair...
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    Dark days for Worcestershire (experiment)

    That new game mechanic that allows you to swap teams whenever you feel like it has opened up the chance for me to absolutely tank Worcestershire. How? First, I cleaned out their squad of players with any quality whatsoever by terminating their contracts. I then replaced them all with players...
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    Draft: Test Cricket Scrubs XI Draft

    Test cricket is synonymous with some truly great names. Hobbs. Faulkner. Bradman. Sobers. Imran. Tendulkar. Sangakkara. Flynn. But so many more come and go from Test cricket without making any impact at all. Those players weren't all bad, but for whatever reason they just never made an impact...
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    West Indies tour of Bangladesh, 2020-21

    (yes that was a very lazy alternative to typing out the fixtures; no I have no shame)
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    Playthrough - England in the 1990s

    Inspired by @blockerdave's thread I thought I'd do the same thing with England's Test tours of the 90s. I'll be using the "All-Time Greats Series" mode on Cricket Captain, which is quite ironic given that I'm playing through as 1990s England. My plan to play a series a fortnight or so. A few...
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    Draft: 90s England Draft - It's Richard Blakey time

    You've got no idea who that player is have you? Well he, along with 93 other players, represented the England Cricket Team in the 1990s. And your job will be to pick an entire, incredibly mediocre cricket team out of this pile of cricketing odd socks. It's the draft @blockerdave was made for...
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    Sri Lanka Tour of South Africa, 2020-21

    Tour Match 20-22 Dec 2020 :saf: Invitational XI vs Sri Lankans :sri: at Benoni First Test 26-30 Dec 2020 :saf: South Africa vs Sri Lanka :sri: at Centurion Third Test 3-7 Jan 2021 :saf: South Africa vs Sri Lanka :sri: at Johannesburg
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    Draft: The Quotea Draft

    South African cricket has an uncomfortable relationship with racial inequality going all the way back to the inception of the country, through the Apartheid era, and into the present day. Now, in an effort to create vaguely more balanced ethnic representation, the quota system specifies a...
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    Story The Backyard Bash League

    --- OOC: So I've not missed a Major League Wiffle video in a couple of years, and while I can't get people together to make this kind of content for cricket (WCG Backyard Cricket is a good place to go for that) I thought I'd put together a little story on here that I'll update from time to...
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    Draft: All-Time IPL Draft

    As the IPL is going on, and as I go back into lockdown starting from tomorrow, I thought it might be time to get some draft action going again. Welcome to the All-Time IPL Draft! The rules are pretty simple; it will be a standard ordered draft, where the goal will be to select the best eleven...
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    Draft: The 40/30 Draft

    There are plenty of drafts going on with complicated ways of selecting your teams, so I thought I'd go with a more "pure" kind of draft. Just an old-fashioned ordered draft where you're picking your own team. There are only two rules: Nobody in your team can have played more than one Test...
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    Draft: Budget Draft: ODI Nations

    BUDGET DRAFT: ODI NATIONS Greetings all, and welcome to another Budget Draft. Following on from the previous Budget Drafts (Project 200 and 10 Test Centuries), I'd like to introduce something slightly different. Today's Budget Draft is a one-day international draft, designed to make you all...
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    Draft: All-Time Cricket Sixes

    Morning all, and it's time for another draft. More specifically for something a bit different. In this draft, you will be picking an all-time team for a fictional sixes tournament. Like the Hong Kong Sixes, but with better players and more time travel. For the sake of clarity, the imaginary...
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    Draft: Budget Draft: 10 Test Centuries

    Okay so we all have a lot of time at home at present, and the Panesar Draft has been moving rather slowly because there are so many of us. The last Budget Draft was based on Test averages, and this one is similar, but different. You will have to select the best team you can, but they may have...
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    Draft: The Panesar Draft

    This is not a draft named after a man. This is a draft named after a thing named after a man. - - - The process of pulling "a Panesar" has a history going back exactly a month to the Lucky Dip round of the Layer Cake Draft, in which I took advantage of a rule set I wrote to be deliberately...
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    Post Line-ups Nearly Real County League - Paused because of some home-life stuff that's taking up a lot of my time

    Welcome to the... NEARLY REAL COUNTY LEAGUE So the general idea of this league is that you take a county team, mangle it beyond recognition, and try to do as well as you can in the somewhat alternative county season I've dreamed up in my head. Please don't feel constrained by reality: you...
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