Competition Organisers : dg_dave, gtho4, Howie72, illiniman14, spanishliz, srini701
FunTrivia.com Hall of Fame
FunTrivia.com Hall of Fame
PGA
NFL
o o
FT time is fixed at GMT -6 hrs
The above table lists all competitions run during the last year or so (they're clickable links); the ones highlighted with a purple background are running at the moment. This week's threads are at the top with a red pin.
World Clock

Page 3 of 3 < 1 2 3
Topic Options
#1035086 - Tue Feb 18 2014 10:45 PM Re: Results & Standings .. World Cricket
srini701 Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 9774
Loc: Hyderabad India
Originally Posted By: N-Bomb
Looks like I'm going to need two big weeks to get back on the podium,trumps are proving so important here!


Yes...sometimes they don't matter to much, but this time around, some of those trumps are really making a difference! I was the only one who didn't pick Mitchell Johnson last round, and Bx had him as a trump...his team otherwise had a average round, but Johnson's score alone was half of what my entire team scored smile

Podium still open if you have a good 2 rounds, Bomb smile
_________________________
"Don't use a lot where a little will do" -- Proverb

Top
#1035692 - Mon Feb 24 2014 04:08 AM Re: Results & Standings .. World Cricket
srini701 Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 9774
Loc: Hyderabad India
World Cricket 2013-14


World Cricket 2013-14


Round 15

South Africa - Australia 2nd Test

Feb 20 - Feb 23, 2014



Match Scorecards (in brief):


South Africa 423 (D Elgar 83, du Plessis 55, de Villiers 116, JP Duminy 123 NM Lyon 5/130) and 270/5 decl (HM Amla 127*) BEAT Australia 246 (DA Warner 70, SPD Smith 49 VD Philander 3/68, M Morkel 3/63) and 216 (CJL Rogers 107, DA Warner 66, DW Steyn 4/55)









Tipping Comp Standings

  
position points
----- ----- --------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW Total
----- ----- -------- hf ws
1 1 1-9 srini701 14475 580 15055 4 2
2 3 2-7 Howie72 14130 727 14857 1 1
3 2 3-6 Sypher 14230 467 14697 1 1
4 4 1-8 N-Bomb 13627 627 14254 1 0
5 5 1-2 wwe84 13619 550 14169 2 3
6 6 2-7 paper_aero 13074 577 13651 2 1
7 8 1-9 ozzz2002 12763 603 13366 2 5
8 9 6-9 BxBarracuda 12386 609 12995 1 1
9 7 3-9 gtho4 12203 507 12710 1 1

. .



week   Hall of Fame               Wooden Spoon


1. 959 wwe84 421 srini701
2. 958 paper_aero 617 Howie72
3. 1806 N-Bomb 865 srini701
4. 1193 paper_aero 633 ozzz2002
5. 1334 srini701 853 ozzz2002
6. 1127 srini701 703 wwe84
7. 1224 BxBarracuda 730 paper_aero
8. 630 gtho4 257 ozzz2002
9. 669 wwe84 212 BxBarracuda
10. 1730 srini701 796 ozzz2002
11. 1925 srini701 935 ozzz2002
12. 615 ozzz2002 361 wwe84
13. 1980 Sypher 733 wwe84
14. 1622 ozzz2002 829 gtho4
15. 727 Howie72 467 Sypher
16.




  • Cricket has a funny and nasty way of coming back to bite you for things you say and do frown Last week, I had felt and written it would be tough for South Africa to forget the scars inflicted on them by Mitchell Johnson in the first Test. I had also written we had just the 2 spoonless streaks going in in our comp here!

  • South Africa bounced right back into the series by thrashing Australia in 4 days, with the Aussies collapsing spectacularly on Day 4. Dale Steyn was on fire, with the ball reversing a lot (now Dave, that's a topic for a different discussion wink ) and he just ripped through the Australians after Rogers and Warner put on more than a 125 for the first wicket. The last 9 Australian batsmen scored 22 runs between them, the least that the Australian line up managed in any TEST since 1902!!!!

  • Howie72 had said he needed to have a different trump from srini and Sypher, and his trump pick paid off, with De Villiers coming good again. Howie picks his FIRST HoF for the season, to complete that column for us this season. More importantly, he leapfrogged Sypher to second place, and is less than 200 points off srini with a round to go!

  • Sypher's spoonless streak touched 50 last round and there it stays shocked ... Shaun Marsh had a big fat zero to show in this Test and Michael Clarke didn't have too great a Test either. Meaning Sypher picked up his first spoon in 50 rounds in this comp, stretching over 4 seasons (see below) and now leaves N-Bomb with the sole spoonless streak going....does Sypher's streak merit a place in the FT record books? gtho4 or Dg_Dave to answer and take action if required, please grin

    That leaves us with just 1 round to go....srini701 had a cushion of over 500 points just 2 rounds back, but that is down to less than 200 now. N-Bomb is over 400 points behind 3rd placed Sypher, and would need a massive implosion from Sypher to get on to the podium. But Sypher himself would still fancy his chances of toppling Howie72 again, while Howie is realistically still with a chance to claim even the top slot!!! The podium for the season may have been decided, but in what order? We will know after the 3rd and final Test between Australia and South Africa, the last round for the season smile smile

    *************************************************
    spoonless streaks running:
    N-Bomb - 52 and counting:14 (2013-14)+ 18 (2012-13)+ 17 (2011) +3 (last spoon in round 24 of 2010-11)
    Sypher - 50:14 (2013-14)+ 18 (2012-13)+ 17 (2011) +1 (last spoon in round 26 of 2010-11)



***********************
Round 15 scoring
     
    Player Runs (x1) Wkt (x20) Cat (x5) Pts   BxB gtho how N-Bom ozz paper srini syph wwe
                                 
    GC Smith 23 0 2 33                   33
    D Elgar 99 1 1 124                    
    HM Amla 127 0 0 127   127     127 127 127   127  
    F du Plessis 79 0 2 89                    
    AB de Villiers 145 0 3 160   160 160 320 160   160 160   320
    Q de Kock 41 0 0 41                    
    JP Duminy 141 2 0 181                    
    VD Philander 6 5 0 106               106    
    WD Parnell 10 2 0 50                    
    DW Steyn 4 5 0 104       104 104   104   104 104
    M Morkel 1 4 0 81           81        
    RJ Peterson DNP DNP DNP 0   0 0              
                                 
    CJL Rogers 112 0 0 112     224              
    DA Warner 136 0 0 136   136   136   272        
    AJ Doolan 13 0 0 13                    
    SE Marsh 0 0 0 0             0   0 0
    MJ Clarke 20 1 2 50         50       50  
    NM Lyon 15 6 1 140                    
    SPD Smith 49 1 1 74       74       74    
    BJ Haddin 10 0 4 30     30     30        
    MG Johnson 33 3 0 93   186 93 93 186 93 186 186 186 93
    RJ Harris 32 1 1 57                    
    PM Siddle 14 2 0 54               54    
                                 
    Trump Score (x2)           93 112 160 93
    136
    93 93 93 160
    Total Score           609 507 727 627 603 577 580 467 550


_________________________
"Don't use a lot where a little will do" -- Proverb

Top
#1035697 - Mon Feb 24 2014 06:08 AM Re: Results & Standings .. World Cricket
dg_dave Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23599
Loc: near Stafford, VirginiaUSA
Yes, Sypher's streak will go into the FT Hall of Fame...you only need 40+ to get there. Well done sir!
_________________________
The way to get things done is NOT to mind who gets the credit for doing them. --Benjamin Jowett
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt
The day we lose our will to fight is the day we lose our freedom.

Top
#1035701 - Mon Feb 24 2014 06:48 AM Re: Results & Standings .. World Cricket
ozzz2002 Offline
Moderator

Registered: Mon Dec 03 2001
Posts: 19933
Loc: Sydney NSW Australia
Congrats to Sypher on a half-ton, and even bigger plaudits to N-Bomb- 52 and still counting is bloody amazing!
_________________________
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not smashing it.

Ex-Editor, Hobbies and Sports, and Forum Moderator

Top
#1037370 - Mon Mar 10 2014 04:46 AM Re: Results & Standings .. World Cricket
srini701 Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 9774
Loc: Hyderabad India
World Cricket 2013-14


World Cricket 2013-14


**FINAL** Round

South Africa - Australia 3rd Test

March 1 - March 5, 2014



Match Scorecards (in brief):


Australia 494/7 decl (DA Warner 135, MJ Clarke 161*, SPD Smith 84, JP Duminy 4/73) and 303/5 decl (DA Warner 145, KJ Abbott 3/61) BEAT South Africa 287 (AN Petersen 53, du Plessis 67, RJ Harris 3/63, MG Johnson 4/42) and 265 (HM Amla 41, de Villiers 43, du Plessis 47, JP Duminy 43, Philander 51*, RJ Harris 4/32, MG Johnson 3/92)









Tipping Comp Standings

  
position points
----- ----- --------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW Total
----- ----- -------- hf ws
1 1 1-9 srini701 15055 712 15767 4 2
2 2 2-7 Howie72 14857 796 15653 1 1
3 3 3-6 Sypher 14697 712 15409 1 1
4 5 1-5 wwe84 14169 733 14902 2 3
5 4 1-8 N-Bomb 14254 634 14888 1 0
6 6 2-7 paper_aero 13651 661 14312 2 1
7 7 1-9 ozzz2002 13366 732 14098 2 5
8 8 6-9 BxBarracuda 12995 996 13991 2 1
9 9 3-9 gtho4 12710 577 13287 1 2

. .



week   Hall of Fame               Wooden Spoon


1. 959 wwe84 421 srini701
2. 958 paper_aero 617 Howie72
3. 1806 N-Bomb 865 srini701
4. 1193 paper_aero 633 ozzz2002
5. 1334 srini701 853 ozzz2002
6. 1127 srini701 703 wwe84
7. 1224 BxBarracuda 730 paper_aero
8. 630 gtho4 257 ozzz2002
9. 669 wwe84 212 BxBarracuda
10. 1730 srini701 796 ozzz2002
11. 1925 srini701 935 ozzz2002
12. 615 ozzz2002 361 wwe84
13. 1980 Sypher 733 wwe84
14. 1622 ozzz2002 829 gtho4
15. 727 Howie72 467 Sypher
16. 996 BxBarracuda 577 gtho4




  • It turned out to be a fantastic Test and series to end this season's comp of World Cricket in FT! Less than 5 overs to be bowled on the final day of the series and with South Africa playing for pride and an improbable draw, even as an injured Ryan Harris kept running in to try and bowl the Australians to another famous win...it couldn't get any better than this smile Australia won the 3rd Test to take the series 2-1, and since the beginning of the Ashes in November when we started our comp, have now "forced" Graeme Swann, Kevin Pietersen and now Graeme Smith into retirements!

  • We saw all Test teams except Zimbabwe in action this season, and it was a roller coaster ride for almost every one of us. We all had our ups and downs during the season, but our "Mr. Consistent" has to be N-Bomb. He stretches an incredible spoonless streak into another year (53 rounds and counting). Sypher gave him company for 50 of those rounds, before picking up one in the penultimate round of this season frown ... N-Bomb failed to make it to the podium, and Sypher has the consolation of finishing on the podium this season smile

  • gtho4 lodged teams at the beginning of each series and generally let them play, a strategy that didn't quite work out this year. He had some great rounds, but had mostly average scored because of this, ended up with 2 of the last 3 spoons and the cellar spot for the season!

  • Defending champion from last season paper_aero was almost absent the whole season. He seemed content to be in the middle rungs right through this season and knowing the man, here's one guy who will be looking to bounce right back in the next comp smile

  • BxBarracuda was never higher than 6 the entire season and seemed to get the nuances right only towards the end. He and Ozzz2002 probably had more DNPs this season than any one of us, and this cost them both dear. Ozzz in fact was in the running for most part of the season before falling away.

  • wwe84 had an up and down season. He was either 1 or 2 for 11 rounds of the season, before suddenly coming apart with 2 back-to-back spoons. He never recovered from that shock and finally finished 4th this year.

  • Howie72 was happy lurking around for most of the time before making his move. He had a great last 3-4 rounds and this propelled him right on to the top. If not for one bad pick in Nathan Lyon in the final round, Howie may well have finished first on the ladder!

  • srini701 was also in the middle and bottom rungs for most of the season before 2 back-to-back HoFs pushed him to the top. He managed to stay there after that and finally takes home this season's top spot, thanks to Howie's "wild" pick in that final round smile

    Our 3 medallists this season then are: srini701, Howie72 and Sypher.

    A biggggg "thank you" to all for taking part and for continuing to encourage this comp smilee . The next edition of World Cricket begins in October-November again, while the next cricket competition here will be the hit and giggle IPL in April. Hoping to see a good number turn up for that one....

    *************************************************
    spoonless streaks running:
    N-Bomb - 53 and counting:15 (2013-14)+ 18 (2012-13)+ 17 (2011) +3 (last spoon in round 24 of 2010-11)



***********************
Round 16 scoring
     
    Player Runs (x1) Wkt (x20) Cat (x5) Pts   BxB gtho how N-Bom ozz paper srini syph wwe
                                 
    CJL Rogers 64 0 0 64   64                
    DA Warner 280 0 1 285   570 285 570   570   285 285 285
    AJ Doolan 57 0 1 62                    
    MJ Clarke 161 0 1 166         166   166      
    SPD Smith 120 1 0 140                    
    SR Watson 65 1 2 95       95            
    BJ Haddin 16 0 5 41           41        
    MG Johnson 0 7 0 140   140     280   280 140 140  
    RJ Harris 4 7 0 144                   144
    JL Pattinson 0 4 0 80                    
    NM Lyon 0 0 1 5     5 5   5        
                                 
    GC Smith 8 0 1 13                    
    AN Petersen 62 0 0 62                    
    D Elgar 11 1 0 31                    
    HM Amla 79 0 2 89     89   89 89 89 89 89 178
    AB de Villiers 57 0 3 72     144 72 72   72 144 144 72
    F du Plessis 114 0 0 114   114                
    JP Duminy 47 4 1 132                    
    VD Philander 88 1 0 108   108                
    KJ Abbott 10 3 1 75                    
    DW Steyn 29 1 1 54     54 54     54 54 54 54
    M Morkel 7 1 0 27         27 27        
                                 
    Trump Score (x2)           285 72 285 140
    285
    140 72 72 89
    Total Score           996 577 796 634 732 661 712 712 733


_________________________
"Don't use a lot where a little will do" -- Proverb

Top
#1037371 - Mon Mar 10 2014 05:36 AM Re: Results & Standings .. World Cricket
Sypher Offline
Moderator

Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
Posts: 15744
Loc: East London
EnglandUK
Nice Write up and a well constructed and managed comp !!
_________________________
I'll get enough sleep when I'm dead !!

Top
#1037400 - Mon Mar 10 2014 12:57 PM Re: Results & Standings .. World Cricket
Howie72 Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Thu Oct 27 2005
Posts: 9175
Loc: Timaru NZ
I only picked Nathan Lyon to be different to Srini otherwise I would have had Mitchell Johnson like usual....that 135 points between them was the difference smile

Top
#1037406 - Mon Mar 10 2014 02:17 PM Re: Results & Standings .. World Cricket
dg_dave Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23599
Loc: near Stafford, VirginiaUSA
Did Australia lose 11 or 12 wickets? I thought 494/7 and 303/5 would mean 12 lost, but the wickets in the wicket column only equal 11 (1 + 4 + 1 + 3 + 1 + 1). The other half of the table adds to 20.


Edited by dg_dave (Mon Mar 10 2014 02:18 PM)
_________________________
The way to get things done is NOT to mind who gets the credit for doing them. --Benjamin Jowett
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt
The day we lose our will to fight is the day we lose our freedom.

Top
#1037412 - Mon Mar 10 2014 02:47 PM Re: Results & Standings .. World Cricket
paper_aero Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Fri Jan 06 2006
Posts: 5600
Loc: Crawley SussexEngland
Dave,

Looking at the match scorecard, Australia lost 12 wickets but the bowlers only claimed 11 of them - the 12th was a run out which isn't credited to the bowler.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/scorecard/88542
_________________________
"News is what somebody somewhere wants to suppress, everything else is advertising"

Top
#1037415 - Mon Mar 10 2014 03:23 PM Re: Results & Standings .. World Cricket
dg_dave Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23599
Loc: near Stafford, VirginiaUSA
I see. He's still out and a wicket is still lost, but no score for it.
_________________________
The way to get things done is NOT to mind who gets the credit for doing them. --Benjamin Jowett
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt
The day we lose our will to fight is the day we lose our freedom.

Top
#1037424 - Mon Mar 10 2014 05:26 PM Re: Results & Standings .. World Cricket
BxBarracuda Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Wed Sep 05 2007
Posts: 5117
Loc: Bronx
New�York�USA�...
Congrats to Srini, Howie & Sypher

Thanks for running it srini.

This competition has nuances? lol

Top
#1037449 - Tue Mar 11 2014 12:26 AM Re: Results & Standings .. World Cricket
N-Bomb Offline
Multiloquent

Registered: Thu Sep 09 2010
Posts: 4294
Loc: New Zealand
Thought I may have ended the spoonless streak in the last week there by not picking Warner but thankfully not!

Congrats to all the place-getters, another fun comp srini

Top
Page 3 of 3 < 1 2 3

Moderator:  illiniman14, LeoDaVinci, Sypher