Fantasy League 2019
Saturday, 20th April 2019
Woodhouse Grange Cricket Club are once again running a Fantasy League for the 2019 season.
Open to all club members/followers, teams of 11 WGCC cricketers accrue points from individual contributions made in each YPLN / Y&DSCL league match. Points are earned from runs scored, wickets, catches and stumpings taken, plus run outs (those contributed to in the field - not for running out your partner!). Bonus points are also available for 50s, hundreds, five-fors maiden overs (bowling, not blocking out); whilst points will be deducted for any ducks scored or wicketless 50+ run spells with the ball. Your team captain's points count double - for better or worse!
Players are assigned different roles and values to encourage a wide range of players throughout the club to be selected. These are of course all theoretical and arbitrary - a batter who happens to turn his or her arm over would gain the same number of points for a wicket taken as a specialist bowler or all rounder.
Different selection permutations are available as follows:
- Keeper - One only mandatory
- All Rounder(s) - Minimum 1, Maximum 3
- Batter(s) - Minimum 1, Maximum 5
- Bowler(s) - Minimum 1, Maximum 5
We've taken these stipulations into account when assigning player roles, totalling six keepers, ten all rounders, 24 batters and 23 bowlers. No doubt there will be some contention with the values and roles defined - a number of factors have been taken into consideration, including likely availability and contribution. Please remember that this has been done to give everyone the best chance of being selected; and if it has the added benefit of fuelling a match-turning performance or two, then even better!
Entry cost is £6 for the full season - payment is now by CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD only. This online payment is submitted securely when registering your team on the Fantasy League website. Please sign up by Friday 26th April to ensure that you gain points from the first round of league matches.
A variety of prizes up for grabs:
- Winning team at the end of the season £30
- Runners up £20
- Third place £10
- Manager of the Month £5 for each of May, June, July and August
The Woodhouse Grange Fantasy Cricket League has been great fun in recent seasons, creating plenty of talking points for club supporters and a good following of cricketers at all levels of the club.
We look forward to an extremely successful season on the field, and hope that the fantasy league can continue to add a little extra something off it. To sign up, click on the link below. Anyone who played last year should still have a valid user account - a password reset option is available if required. Should anyone encounter any difficulty with signing up or submitting your team, then please contact us at email@example.com.
Gilly's Wanderers will be looking to retain their title in 2019