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#1082980 - Sun Feb 01 2015 11:02 PM Results & Standings .. ICC World Cup
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ICC World Cup 2015
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The ICC Cricket World Cup begins in Australia and New Zealand in less than two weeks (February 14 to March 29). 14 of the cricket world's best teams will be seen in action in the 6-week tournament. India are the defending champions, but the two hosts and South Africa are the red-hot favorites going into the tournament.

Tournament Format:
Group A: Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, England, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Scotland
Group B: South Africa, India, Pakistan, West Indies, Ireland, UAE, Zimbabwe

7 Teams in each group with each team playing all other teams within the same group. Means each team will play 6 matches (42 league matches in all). After the end of first round, the top 4 teams in each group will go through to the knock-out quarterfinals.

We will have our own sweet little comp here to decide who's the best guesser of us all smile The 2011 edition had 20 people lining up and George95 won it, with N-Bomb and sward351 joining him on the podium. 2007 had 13 runners and Howie72 won it (followed by Copago and gtho4). The 2003 World Cup saw 23 tipsters enter the comp with ASA clinching the title (followed by gtho4 and silverginger).

Scoring is simple. We just pick the result of each match and win a point for every correct tip. Bonus points if you tip an upset win and if you pick a result solo (or 1 of 2 or 3 depending on participation). No bankers, no players names...plain and simple...use a dart board, use a crystal ball or simply toss a coin...it's all up to you

Sign up here if you'd like to take part in this short competition that starts February 14.

Tie-breaker rules for placings:

If 2 or more people finish equal on scores, they would be placed according to the following tie-break rules:

1. The differential between HoF and wooden spoons (whoever has higher difference places higher)
2. If still equal, person with more number of HoF awards places higher
3. If still equal, person who makes more right tips in matches played (48 in this tournament)...bonus points scored will not come into picture for this
4. IF STILL EQUAL, person who gets more number of underdog picks points


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List of tipping threads:


Edited by gtho4 (Fri Feb 27 2015 07:28 PM)
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#1082985 - Sun Feb 01 2015 11:41 PM Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 ... Sign Up Sheet
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#1083909 - Tue Feb 10 2015 08:57 AM Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 ... Sign Up Sheet
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#1083947 - Tue Feb 10 2015 05:51 PM Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 ... Sign Up Sheet
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#1083950 - Tue Feb 10 2015 07:49 PM Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 ... Sign Up Sheet
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#1084018 - Wed Feb 11 2015 11:38 AM Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 ... Sign Up Sheet
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#1084255 - Fri Feb 13 2015 03:52 AM Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 ... Sign Up Sheet
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#1084849 - Thu Feb 19 2015 12:20 AM Re: Results & Standings .. ICC World Cup
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ICC World Cup 2015
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Round 1: February 14-18
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New Zealand 331/6 Beat Sri Lanka 233 .. BxB, Dizart, illiniman14
Australia 342/9 Beat England 231 .. . . . . Sypher
South Africa 339/4 Beat Zimbabwe 277 .. ozzz2002
India 300/7 Beat Pakistan 224 . . . . . . . . . BxB, ozzz2002
West Indies 304/7 Lost to Ireland 307/6 .. wwe84, Howie72 smilee
Scotland 142 Lost to New Zealand 146/7 .. Everybody!
Bangladesh 267 Beat Afghanistan 162 . .. . ozzz2002


Tipping Comp Standings

position points
----- ----- ---------------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW pts BP
----- ----- --------------- hf ws
1 x 1-1 Howie72 su 00 7 9 2 1
1 x 1-1 wwe84 su 00 7 9 2 1
3 x 3-3 George95 00 6 6
3 x 3-3 gtho4 00 6 6
3 x 3-3 N-Bomb 00 6 6
3 x 3-3 paper_aero 00 6 6
3 x 3-3 srini701 00 6 6
8 x 8-8 Dizart 00 5 5
8 x 8-8 illiniman14 00 5 5
8 x 8-8 Sypher 00 5 5
11 x 11-11 BxBarracuda 00 4 4
12 x 12-12 ozzz2002 00 3 3 1
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weekly winner 7/7
wooden spoon 3/7

s = sole picks bonus (or 2 of 12)
u = underdog bonus
default = wooden spoon score



Weekly Leader

1. +3 Howie72, wwe84
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.





week   Hall of Fame                           Wooden Spoon

1. 7/7 Howie72, wwe84 3/7 ozzz2002
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3.
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5.
6.
7.
8.

A big welcome to the 12 faithfuls who lined up for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 smile We had 20 people taking part in the 2011 World Cup, and 10 of us have returned... The missing ones from 2011 are Nightmare, MrFox, DanielPoulsen, LeoDaVinci, sward351, sambansal, Eraserhead, trev1, KrivoyRog, Rossian...we added 2 newcomers this time in wwe84 and Dizart.

The tournament itself got off to a sedate start with all the favorites winning their opening matches. New Zealand, South Africa, Australia all won, as did India (sorry ozzz wink )... Ireland beating the West Indies was the most predictable unpredictable result from the first five days, even though only 2 of us saw it coming here crazy

Howie72 and wwe84 had a perfect round (sorry, no "perfect picks" bonus in this comp) and with two extra bonus points, skip away to a 3 point lead. ozzz2002 tried a couple of daring picks which unfortunately did not come off, and he starts with a spoon!

The next few rounds should mostly be predictable in terms of matches, so lets all hope we do get to see some interesting matches and some even more crazier picks here from all to keep this comp interesting wink

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#1085193 - Mon Feb 23 2015 02:37 AM Re: Results & Standings .. ICC World Cup
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ICC World Cup 2015
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Round 2: February 19-23
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8th Match: United Arab Emirates 285/7 Lost to Zimbabwe 286/6 ... Everybody
9th Match: England 123 Lost to New Zealand 125/2 ... BxBarracuda frown
10th Match: West Indies 310/6 Beat Pakistan 160 ... Nobody! confused
11th Match: Australia v Bangladesh- Match abandoned without a ball bowled
12th Match: Afghanistan 232 Lost to Sri Lanka 236/6 ... Everybody
13th Match: India 307/7 Beat South Africa 177 ...wwe, paper, gtho, George95, Dizart, Sypher
14th Match: England 303/8 Beat Scotland 184 ... paper_aero shocked


Tipping Comp Standings

position points
----- ----- ---------------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW pts BP
----- ----- --------------- hf ws
1 1 1-1 ww8e4 9 6 15 2 2
2 1 1-2 Howie72 9 5 14 2 1
3 3 3-3 George95 6 6 12 1
3 3 3-3 gtho4 6 6 12 1
5 8 5-8 Dizart 5 6 11 1
5 8 8-8 Sypher 5 6 11 1
5 3 3-5 N-Bomb 6 5 11
5 3 3-5 paper_aero 6 5 11
5 3 3-5 srini701 6 5 11
10 8 8-10 illiniman14 5 5 10
11 11 11-11 BxBarracuda 4 4 8 1
11 12 11-12 ozzz2002 3 5 8 1
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weekly winner 7/7 6/7 13/14
wooden spoon 3/7 4/7 7/14

s = sole picks bonus (or 2 of 12)
u = underdog bonus
default = wooden spoon score



Weekly Leader

1. +3 Howie72, wwe84
2. +1 wwe84
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.





week   Hall of Fame                           Wooden Spoon

1. 7/7 Howie72, wwe84 3/7 ozzz2002
2. 6/7 wwe84, gtho4, George95, 4/7 BxBarracuda
Dizart, Sypher
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4.
5.
6.
7.
8.


India and New Zealand seem to have set the early pace in the World Cup...Both teams scored a second emphatic win each over major opponents (South Africa and England respectively) to send clear signals of intent to the other teams....Australia could have made it 2/2 too, but for the cyclone which hit Queensland over the weekend (1 point given to everybody for this match).

West Indies recovered from that Ireland upset, Sri Lanka just about managed to shake off Afghanistan, but Pakistan is imploding fast confused

Everybody here picked 2 of the 7 matches correct, none of us got the Pakistan-WI match right, but Scotland to upset England? Really?? paper_aero is stumped for once blush

wwe84 takes sole lead at the top while BxBarracuda finished a bad weekend of tipping for himself in events hosted by srini, taking home another spoon (if you are wondering, he got one in Super XV too this week grin )



Edited by srini701 (Mon Feb 23 2015 02:39 AM)
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#1085199 - Mon Feb 23 2015 04:03 AM Re: Results & Standings .. ICC World Cup
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It looked really good for Scotland to begin with....they won the toss smile

By the way, I only got 4 correct - missed the Australia vs Bangladesh, West Indies vs Pakistan, and India vs South Africa matches.


Edited by Howie72 (Mon Feb 23 2015 04:06 AM)

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#1085201 - Mon Feb 23 2015 04:17 AM Re: Results & Standings .. ICC World Cup
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Originally Posted By: Howie72
By the way, I only got 4 correct - missed the Australia vs Bangladesh, West Indies vs Pakistan, and India vs South Africa matches.


Everybody gets a point for the washed out game....we all picked Australia anyway!
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#1085831 - Sun Mar 01 2015 11:27 PM Re: Results & Standings .. ICC World Cup
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Round 3: February 24-28
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15th Match: West Indies 372/2 Beat Zimbabwe 289 ... paper, Howie, ozzz
16th Match: United Arab Emirates 278/9 Lost to Ireland 279/8 ... Sypher
17th Match: Scotland 210 Lost to Afghanistan 211/9
18th Match: Sri Lanka 332/1 Beat Bangladesh 240 ... Everybody 1
19th Match: South Africa 408/5 Beat West Indies 151 ... Everybody 2
20th Match: Australia 151 Lost to New Zealand 152/9 ... wwe, srini, Dizart
21st Match: United Arab Emirates 102 Lost to India 104/1 ... Everybody 3


Tipping Comp Standings

position points
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TW LW hi-lo LW TW pts BP
----- ----- --------------- hf ws
1 1 1-1 wwe84 15 6 21 2 2
2 2 1-2 Howie72 14 5 19 2 1 1
3 5 3-8 Dizart 11 7 18 2
3 5 3-5 srini701 11 7 18 1
5 3 3-5 George95 12 5 17 1 1
5 3 3-5 gtho4 12 5 17 1 1
7 5 8-8 Sypher 11 5 16 1 1
7 10 7-10 illiniman14 10 6 16
7 5 3-7 N-Bomb 11 5 16 1
7 5 3-7 paper_aero 11 5 16 1
11 11 11-11 BxBarracuda 8 5 13 2
11 11 11-12 ozzz2002 8 5 13 2
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weekly winner 13/14 7/7 20/21
wooden spoon 7/14 5/7 12/21

s = sole picks bonus (or 2 of 12)
u = underdog bonus
default = wooden spoon score



Weekly Leader

1. +3 Howie72, wwe84
2. +1 wwe84
3. +2 wwe84
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5.
6.
7.
8.





week   Hall of Fame                           Wooden Spoon

1. 7/7 Howie72, wwe84 3/7 ozzz2002
2. 6/7 wwe84, gtho4, George95, 4/7 BxBarracuda
Dizart, Sypher
3. 7/7 Dizart, srini701 5/7 BxBarracuda, Howie72, George95, N-Bomb
ozzz2002, gtho4, Sypher, paper_aero
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

The 4 Associate teams played two of the finest cricket matches between themselves. Afghanistan scored a historic first-ever win, coming from behind to beat Scotland. This was the Afghans' 3rd match in their World Cup history. After 13 matches, Scotland are still looking for their first. Then United Arab Emirates almost had Ireland on the mat before the Irish pulled together to notch their second win of this campaign. New Zealand and Australia played out a thriller before the Kiwis eked out a 1-wicket win over the co-hosts to stay top of their pool. Who knows, these two might yet meet again in the business end of the tournament! Two teams who might have a say in that last sentence of mine, South Africa and India also had big wins this week.

srini701 and Dizart had a perfect round there to move up the ladder. wwe84 and illiniman14 missed a match each, while the rest of the field take a spoon despite scoring a high 5/7!

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#1085834 - Mon Mar 02 2015 01:33 AM Re: Results & Standings .. ICC World Cup
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New Zealand and Australia played out a thriller...


You are being very generous, Srini. We got smashed by those pesky Kiwis. frown
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#1085835 - Mon Mar 02 2015 02:22 AM Re: Results & Standings .. ICC World Cup
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Originally Posted By: ozzz2002
Quote:
New Zealand and Australia played out a thriller...


You are being very generous, Srini. We got smashed by those pesky Kiwis. frown


I would like to see the Kiwis play outside New Zealand the same way...something tells me they can't smile
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#1085841 - Mon Mar 02 2015 03:50 AM Re: Results & Standings .. ICC World Cup
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The Aussies did not help their own cause much. Their batting was very ordinary; all sorts of excuses were offered but they were just simply not good enough. Hopefully that is the only hiccup in our tournament!
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#1086580 - Mon Mar 09 2015 01:16 AM Re: Results & Standings .. ICC World Cup
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Round 4: March 1-6
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22nd Match: England 309/6 Lost to Sri Lanka 312/1 ... gth04, ozzz, Sypher
23rd Match: Pakistan 235/7 Beat Zimbabwe 215 ... paper, gtho4, srini701
24th Match: South Africa 411/4 Beat Ireland 210 ... Everybody 1
25th Match: Pakistan 339/6 Beat United Arab Emirates 210/8 ... paper_aero
26th Match: Australia 417/6 Beat Afghanistan 142 ... Everybody 2
27th Match: Scotland 318/8 Lost to Bangladesh 322/4 ... wwe84, Sypher
28th Match: West Indies 182 Lost to India 185/6 ... Everybody 3


Tipping Comp Standings

position points
----- ----- ---------------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW pts BP
----- ----- --------------- hf ws
1 1 1-1 wwe84 21 6 27 2 2
2 2 1-2 Howie72 19 7 26 2 2 1
3 3 3-8 Dizart 18 7 25 3
4 5 3-5 George95 17 7 24 2 1
4 3 3-5 srini701 18 6 24 1
6 7 6-10 illiniman14 16 7 23 1
6 7 3-7 N-Bomb 16 7 23 1 1
8 5 3-8 gtho4 17 5 22 1 2
9 7 8-9 Sypher 16 5 21 1 2
9 7 3-9 paper_aero 16 5 21 2
11 11 11-12 ozzz2002 13 6 19 2
12 11 11-12 BxBarracuda 13 d 18 2
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weekly winner 20/21 7/7 27/28
wooden spoon 12/21 5/7 17/28

s = sole picks bonus (or 2 of 12)
u = underdog bonus
default = wooden spoon score



Weekly Leader

1. +3 Howie72, wwe84
2. +1 wwe84
3. +2 wwe84
4. +1 wwe84
5.
6.
7.
8.





week   Hall of Fame                           Wooden Spoon

1. 7/7 Howie72, wwe84 3/7 ozzz2002
2. 6/7 wwe84, gtho4, George95, 4/7 BxBarracuda
Dizart, Sypher
3. 7/7 Dizart, srini701 5/7 BxBarracuda, Howie72, George95, N-Bomb
ozzz2002, gtho4, Sypher, paper_aero
4. 7/7 Dizart, N-Bomb, Howie72, 5/7 gtho4, Sypher, paper_aero
George95, illiniman14
5.
6.
7.
8.


No upsets the last week in the World Cup...England continued to lose, Pakistan won (twice!), India, Australia and South Africa all won, and we will only see "action" again towards the closing stages of the league phase and in the knock-outs.

Dizart made it a hat-trick of HoFs to move into podium position. He had another perfect round (along with 4 others). gtho4, Sypher and paper_aero all made it back-to-back spoons to slip a little.

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#1086682 - Tue Mar 10 2015 04:02 AM Re: Results & Standings .. ICC World Cup
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12 players lodged advance picks:


Advance tips lodged in Round 5
Pick the four semi-finalists
one point a pick, added into Round 7 (the 2nd last round)

BxBarracuda Australia India Pakistan South Africa
Dizart # Australia India New Zealand South Africa
George95 India New Zealand South Africa Sri Lanka
gtho4 # Australia India New Zealand South Africa
Howie72 # Australia India New Zealand South Africa
illiniman14 # Australia India New Zealand South Africa
N-Bomb # Australia India New Zealand South Africa
ozzz2002 Australia New Zealand South Africa England
paper_aero # Australia India New Zealand South Africa
srini701 # Australia India New Zealand South Africa
Sypher # Australia India New Zealand South Africa
wwe84 # Australia India New Zealand South Africa

48 11 11 11 1 12 1+1

South Africa 12
Australia 11
India 11
New Zealand 11
Pakistan 1
Sri Lanka 1
England 1


48



# these are the most popular picks

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#1086956 - Wed Mar 11 2015 11:33 PM Re: Results & Standings .. ICC World Cup
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Round 5: March 6-11
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29th Match: Pakistan 222 Beat South Africa 202 ... BxBarracuda, George95 smile
30th Match: Ireland 331/8 Beat Zimbabwe 326 ... BxBarracuda, George95
31st Match: Afghanistan 186 Lost to New Zealand 188/4 ... Everybody
32nd Match: Australia 376/9 Beat Sri Lanka 312 ... BxBarracuda, George95
33rd Match: Bangladesh 275/7 Beat England 260 ... George95 smile
34th Match: Ireland 259 Lost to India 260/2 ... Everybody
35th Match: Sri Lanka 363/9 Beat Scotland 215 ... gtho4


Tipping Comp Standings

position points
----- ----- ---------------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW pts BP
----- ----- --------------- hf ws
1 1 1-1 wwe84 27 5 32 2 3
2 2 1-2 Howie72 26 5 31 2 3 1
2 4 2-5 George95 ss 24 5 31 2 3 1
4 3 3-8 Dizart 25 5 30 4
5 4 3-5 srini701 24 5 29 2
6 6 6-10 illiniman14 23 5 28 2
6 6 3-7 N-Bomb 23 5 28 2 1
8 9 8-9 Sypher 21 5 26 2 2
8 9 3-9 paper_aero 21 5 26 1 2
8 8 3-8 gtho4 22 4 26 1 3
11 11 11-12 ozzz2002 19 5 24 1 2
12 11 11-12 BxBarracuda s 18 4 23 1 3
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weekly winner 27/28 5/7 32/35
wooden spoon 17/28 4/7 21/35

s = sole picks bonus (or 2 of 12)
u = underdog bonus
default = wooden spoon score



Weekly Leader

1. +3 Howie72, wwe84
2. +1 wwe84
3. +2 wwe84
4. +1 wwe84
5. +1 wwe84
6.
7.
8.





week   Hall of Fame                           Wooden Spoon

1. 7/7 Howie72, wwe84 3/7 ozzz2002
2. 6/7 wwe84, gtho4, George95, 4/7 BxBarracuda
Dizart, Sypher
3. 7/7 Dizart, srini701 5/7 BxBarracuda, Howie72, George95, N-Bomb
ozzz2002, gtho4, Sypher, paper_aero
4. 7/7 Dizart, N-Bomb, Howie72, 5/7 gtho4, Sypher, paper_aero
George95, illiniman14
5. 5/7 Dizart, N-Bomb, Howie72, 4/7 gtho4, BxBarracuda
George95, illiniman14, Sypher, paper, srini, ozzz, wwe
6.
7.
8.

Some really good matches in that round, with Sri Lanka giving Australia a run for their money, Pakistan shocking South Africa to continue their own resurgence in the World cup and Ireland beating Zimbabwe in a close match to keep their quarter final hopes alive. But the best (or worst) news came from the Bangladesh-England match and yes, England failed to beat a single Test playing nation this World Cup! They were battered by Australia, humiliated by New Zealand, thrashed around by Sri Lanka and finally, of all the teams, Bangladesh hammered the final nail.....and to think the English moved the Ashes around, so they could get 6 months of "white-ball cricket" just to prepare and fine tune themselves for this World Cup!!!!

Everybody here got a HoF except for gtho4 (really? Scotland to win against Sri lanka?) and BxBarracuda. George95 managed 2 sole pick bonus points this round (BxB got one too) to jump into podium position now.

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#1086962 - Thu Mar 12 2015 01:28 AM Re: Results & Standings .. ICC World Cup
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Everybody here got a HoF except for gtho4 (really? Scotland to win against Sri Lanka?)

I don't believe I did that. It's gotta be some sort of mistake!
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#1086966 - Thu Mar 12 2015 03:37 AM Re: Results & Standings .. ICC World Cup
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Yeah, sorta like picking England to make the finals.
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#1087391 - Mon Mar 16 2015 02:48 AM Re: Results & Standings .. ICC World Cup
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Round 6: March 11-15
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36th Match: South Africa 341/6 Beat United Arab Emirates 195 ... Everybody
37th Match: Bangladesh 288/7 Lost to New Zealand 290/7... George95
38th Match: Afghanistan 111/7 Lost to England 101/1 ... srini701
39th Match: Zimbabwe 287 Lost to India 288/4... Everybody 2
40th Match: Scotland 130 Lost to Australia 133/3... Everybody 3
41st Match: United Arab Emirates 175 Lost to West Indies 176/4 ... Everybody 4
42nd Match: Ireland 237 Lost to Pakistan 241/3 ... wwe84, paper, gtho4


Tipping Comp Standings

position points
----- ----- ---------------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW pts BP
----- ----- --------------- hf ws
1 2 1-2 Howie72 31 7 38 2 4 1
1 1 1-1 wwe84 32 6 38 2 3 1
3 4 3-8 Dizart 30 7 37 5
3 2 2-5 George95 31 6 37 2 3 2
5 6 3-7 N-Bomb 28 7 35 3 1
5 5 3-5 srini701 29 6 35 2 1
6 6 6-10 illiniman14 28 d 34 2
8 8 8-9 Sypher 26 d 32 2 2
8 8 3-9 paper_aero 26 6 32 1 3
8 8 3-8 gtho4 26 6 32 1 4
11 11 11-12 ozzz2002 24 7 31 2 2
12 11 11-12 BxBarracuda 23 7 30 1 1 3
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weekly winner 32/35 7/7 39/42
wooden spoon 21/35 6/7 27/42

s = sole picks bonus (or 2 of 12)
u = underdog bonus
default = wooden spoon score



Weekly Leader

1. +3 Howie72, wwe84
2. +1 wwe84
3. +2 wwe84
4. +1 wwe84
5. +1 wwe84
6. +1 Howie72, wwwe84
7.
8.





week   Hall of Fame                           Wooden Spoon

1. 7/7 Howie72, wwe84 3/7 ozzz2002
2. 6/7 wwe84, gtho4, George95, 4/7 BxBarracuda
Dizart, Sypher
3. 7/7 Dizart, srini701 5/7 BxBarracuda, Howie72, George95, N-Bomb
ozzz2002, gtho4, Sypher, paper_aero
4. 7/7 Dizart, N-Bomb, Howie72, 5/7 gtho4, Sypher, paper_aero
George95, illiniman14
5. 5/7 Dizart, N-Bomb, Howie72, 4/7 gtho4, BxBarracuda
George95, illiniman14, Sypher, paper, srini, ozzz, wwe
6. 7/7 Dizart, N-Bomb, Howie72, 6/7 gtho4, srini701, paper_aero, George95, wwe84
ozzz2002, BxBarracuda
7.
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And we move to the business end of the World Cup with a couple of exciting matches over the final stretch. As expected the Associates are all out (Ireland REALLY deserved to be the quarters frown ) and so is England blush The quarterfinals start from Wednesday, 18 March and are the match-ups all pretty straight-forward as they seem? Think again smilee

As a group we picked 65/70 matches that last round for a success rate of 92.85% ... Is it among the highest success rates in any comp here? Hopefully yes wink The 5 who picked a match each wrong took the spoon, while the five others added another HoF...Sypher and illiniman14 defaulted that last round.

Make sure you put your quarterfinals picks in before the matches start (and remember to pick your 2 finalists too)

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#1088166 - Mon Mar 23 2015 01:08 AM Re: Results & Standings .. ICC World Cup
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ICC World Cup 2015
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Round 7: Quarterfinals
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1st Quarter-Final: Sri Lanka 133 Lost to South Africa 134/1 ... srini701, Dizart
2nd Quarter-Final: India 302/6 Beat Bangladesh 193 ... Everybody
3rd Quarter-Final: Pakistan 213 Lost to Australia 216/4 ... Everybody
4th Quarter-Final: New Zealand 393/6 Beat West Indies 250 ... Everybody
Semifinalists
South Africa ... Everybody
India ... ozzz2002
Australia ... George95
New Zealand ... BxBarracuda



Tipping Comp Standings

position points
----- ----- ---------------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW pts BP
----- ----- --------------- hf ws
1 2 1-2 Howie72 38 8+4 50 2 5 1
1 1 1-1 wwe84 38 8+4 50 2 4 1
3 2 2-5 George95 37 8+3 48 2 3 2
3 4 3-8 Dizart 37 6+4 47 5 1
5 6 3-7 N-Bomb 35 8+4 47 4 1
6 6 6-10 illiniman14 34 8+4 46 3
5 5 3-5 srini701 35 6+4 45 2 2
8 8 3-9 paper_aero 32 8+4 44 2 3
8 8 3-8 gtho4 32 8+4 44 2 4
8 8 8-9 Sypher 32 d6+4 42 2 2
11 11 11-12 ozzz2002 31 8+3 42 2 2
12 11 11-12 BxBarracuda 30 d6+3 39 1 1 3
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weekly winner 39/42 12/12 51/54
wooden spoon 27/42 10/12 37/54

s = sole picks bonus (or 2 of 12)
u = underdog bonus
default = wooden spoon score



Weekly Leader

1. +3 Howie72, wwe84
2. +1 wwe84
3. +2 wwe84
4. +1 wwe84
5. +1 wwe84
6. +1 Howie72, wwwe84
7. +2 Howie72, wwe84
8.





week   Hall of Fame                           Wooden Spoon

1. 7/7 Howie72, wwe84 3/7 ozzz2002
2. 6/7 wwe84, gtho4, George95, 4/7 BxBarracuda
Dizart, Sypher
3. 7/7 Dizart, srini701 5/7 BxBarracuda, Howie72, George95, N-Bomb
ozzz2002, gtho4, Sypher, paper_aero
4. 7/7 Dizart, N-Bomb, Howie72, 5/7 gtho4, Sypher, paper_aero
George95, illiniman14
5. 5/7 Dizart, N-Bomb, Howie72, 4/7 gtho4, BxBarracuda
George95, illiniman14, Sypher, paper, srini, ozzz, wwe
6. 7/7 Dizart, N-Bomb, Howie72, 6/7 gtho4, srini701, paper_aero, George95, wwe84
ozzz2002, BxBarracuda
7. 12/12 N-Bomb, Howie72, 6/7 srini701, Dizart
wwe84, gtho4, paper_aero, illiniman14
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srini701 and Dizart thought South Africa would continue their tradition of "choking" in the knock-out stages of big tournaments, or maybe Sri Lanka would continue their impressive shows in the knock-out stages of major tourneys. Turns out the Lankans choked, and left srini and dizart with spoons here. All the rest who lodged tips picked the lot and earned HoFs for themselves.

Points for the 4 advance picks for semifinals have also been added and we only missed 3 points (George95, BxB and ozzz) there too....very impressive indeed (or most predictable showing ever by teams in a World Cup?)

The semifinals is the last round here, so make sure you pick your winner too (this could well decide our podium and comp here, as we have 4 very finely balanced teams in the fray).
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#1089473 - Wed Apr 01 2015 01:03 AM Re: Results & Standings .. ICC World Cup
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ICC World Cup 2015
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Round 8: Semifinals and Finals
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1st Semi-Final: South Africa 281/5 Lost to New Zealand 299/6 ... N-Bomb
2nd Semi-Final: Australia 328/7 Beat India 233 ... wwe84, gtho4, George95, illiniman14

Final: New Zealand 183 Lost to Australia 186/3

finalists
Australia ... wwe84, gtho4, illiniman14
New Zealand ... gtho4, George95, illiniman14, N-Bomb



Tipping Comp Standings

position points
----- ----- ---------------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW pts BP
----- ----- --------------- hf ws
1 1 1-2 Howie72 50 4+2+3 59 2 5 1
2 3 3-8 Dizart 47 4+2+5 58 6 1
3 1 1-3 wwe84 50 2+1+3 56 2 4 1
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3 5 3-5 srini701 45 4+2+5 56 3 2
5 5 3-7 N-Bomb 47 2+1+5 55 4 1
5 8 3-9 paper_aero 44 4+2+5 55 3 3
7 11 7-12 ozzz2002 42 4+2+5 53 3 2
8 6 6-10 illiniman14 46 2+0+3 51 3
8 3 2-8 George95 48 2+1+0 51 2 3 2
10 8 3-10 gtho4 44 2+0+0 46 2 4
11 8 8-11 Sypher 42 d2+0+0 44 2 2
12 12 11-12 BxBarracuda 39 d2+0+0 41 1 1 3
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weekly winner 51/54 11/11 62/65
wooden spoon 37/54 2/11 39/65

s = sole picks bonus (or 2 of 12)
u = underdog bonus
default = wooden spoon score



Weekly Leader

1. +3 Howie72, wwe84
2. +1 wwe84
3. +2 wwe84
4. +1 wwe84
5. +1 wwe84
6. +1 Howie72, wwwe84
7. +2 Howie72, wwe84
8. +1 Howie72





week   Hall of Fame                           Wooden Spoon

1. 7/7 Howie72, wwe84 3/7 ozzz2002
2. 6/7 wwe84, gtho4, George95, 4/7 BxBarracuda
Dizart, Sypher
3. 7/7 Dizart, srini701 5/7 BxBarracuda, Howie72, George95, N-Bomb
ozzz2002, gtho4, Sypher, paper_aero
4. 7/7 Dizart, N-Bomb, Howie72, 5/7 gtho4, Sypher, paper_aero
George95, illiniman14
5. 5/7 Dizart, N-Bomb, Howie72, 4/7 gtho4, BxBarracuda
George95, illiniman14, Sypher, paper, srini, ozzz, wwe
6. 7/7 Dizart, N-Bomb, Howie72, 6/7 gtho4, srini701, paper_aero, George95, wwe84
ozzz2002, BxBarracuda
7. 12/12 N-Bomb, Howie72, 6/7 srini701, Dizart
wwe84, gtho4, paper_aero, illiniman14
8.


I forgot I was doing this comp smile ...my apologies over the delayed publication of these results!

Australia were far better than the rest of the competition. The finals was decided in the first 3 balls of the match when Mitchell Starc bamboozled Brendon McCullum, and after that there was always only one team that was going to win it. The Kiwis fought, but it was always clear it was going to be a bridge too far for them....The Aussies deserve to be the world champions for the 5th time....they have won every World Cup this century except the aberration in 2011, and heck, with the team they've currently got, they look good for the 2019 and the 2023 world cups too smile crazy

New Zealand was ALWAYS going to lose the first match they played outside their country! They did bring a refreshing difference to the way the game is played, and the attacking game they played all the way through was pleasing to watch, but you couldn't help feel that had both the semis been played in Australia, maybe we would have had a different finalist and a different final too confused But well done to the Kiwis, they broke their jinx of 6 semifinal defeats and who knows, as the perennial "over achievers" of world cricket, maybe their time will come soon!

South Africa were the most poignant story of the World Cup (for me grin ) They had the team that could go all the way, but came short once again...Morne Morkel crying on the pitch after the loss in the semifinals (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/gallery/855221.html) remains the most poignant moment of this year's World Cup (and a distraught Steyn being hugged and helped off by Elliott makes a fine epitome for sportsmanship) ... Another generation of the South African cricketers will vanish without a World Cup winner's medal and who knows when they will finally win it? Hopefully within the next 1 or 2 World Cups...they deserve to win it!

India had a lucky run to the semifinals. They were lucky to run early into the Pakistanis and lucky to have won the toss against the South Africans, and they made the most of it. They were finally found wanting against Steve Smith and Australia, but Dhoni and Co. exceeded expectations. No regrets smilee

Howie72 retains the he won here in 2007 with a fine all-round run. He was consistent throughout and never dared any dramatics and it paid off handsomely. At least one Kiwi who has won it all in a "World Cup" wink

Dizart could well have won this comp if not for his pick of Sri Lanka in the quarterfinals frown He had more HoFs than Howie, but that one pick (in 48 matches we picked here) cost him in the end....Dizart at least made it to the podium. srini701 could have been on the podium too, but for...yes, that very same Sri Lanka pick in the quarters frown .... pipping srini to the final spot on a better tie-break was wwe84.

So our final podium for the ICC World Cup 2015 is Howie72, Dizart, wwe84. Congratulations to the 3 medallists and a BIG "Thank You" to everybody for playing the comp and keeping it going...

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#1089478 - Wed Apr 01 2015 01:10 AM Re: Results & Standings .. ICC World Cup
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Well done to the medallists, and thank you to srini701 for putting this together.

Another picture of the Morkel moment. It's my favourite, because of the Kiwi sportsmanship:
http://p.imgci.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/209400/209437.jpg

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#1089507 - Wed Apr 01 2015 07:33 AM Re: Results & Standings .. ICC World Cup
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Congrats to the winners and a nice job by srini!

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