Telegraph Fantasy Cricket 2019

Telegraph Fantasy Cricket is nearly here folks…

https://fantasycricket.telegraph.co.uk/county/

Checkout the player list below…

https://fantasycricket.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/county/pdf/TFC2019-county-player-list.pdf

Some debatable categorising of players as usual. Such things could be crucial.

I’ll be drafting my teams as soon as I get home! Looking forward to the as promised World Cup edition too.

Take care folks

Malan Madness!

Don’t worry Dawid. If I get my hands on Cricket Captain 2019 for the Mac or dig out my PS4 and buy Cricket 19, I’ll provide you with another England cap!

It’s safe to say that England’s T20I series in the West Indies hasn’t quite been what DM was hoping for…

http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/26136404/dawid-malan-itching-restate-credentials-season-wilderness

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/sport/2019/mar/04/dawid-malan-t20-chance-england-west-indies

On another positive Dawid, with first team England appearances err, appearing unlikely, I might find a place for you in my Telegraph Fantasy Cricket Team. Clouds and silver linings and all that!

How to Select a Telegraph Fantasy Cricket Team

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Hi all

Please have a listen to my latest audiocast on how to select your Telegraph Fantasy Cricket Team…

Good luck in 2019 folks!

Disclaimer: I forget to mention, I’m not a fan of gambling in sport but believe that a bit of fantasy cricket, football or whatever can be healthy when played in moderation!

Cricket Captain 2018: Suggestions for 2019 – Revisited

Hi readers

As promised in Upcoming Articles, here’s my audio cast detailing my suggestions for alterations and enhancements to the extremely addictive Cricket Captain series…

Here’s my previous written work too…

https://sillypointcricket.com/2018/09/12/cricket-captain-2018-suggestions-for-2019/

What would you like to see in the game?

Many thanks for reading and following and I look forward to reading your feedback.

Upcoming Articles

Cricket Captain 2019: What I’d like to See

I posted a ‘Suggestions for 2019’ article last year…

https://sillypointcricket.com/2018/09/12/cricket-captain-2018-suggestions-for-2019/

…but now that we’re in 2019, it seems like an appropriate time to revisit this.

Telegraph Fantasy Cricket CC/ODC 2019: How to Select a Team

As with Cricket Captain, 2019 is upon us, so if we want to succeed at TFC, then we already need to get our thinking caps on! Again, as with Cricket Captain, I’ve put forward my tactics before but feel that I can now expand on those in greater depth.

I’ll likely do both the above articles as audiocasts. My short-lived YouTube experiment is probably on hiatus. I just don’t have the space to be able to keep it clean and make it look sleek. I’ve got some really good ideas but with a second child having just arrived in a very small house, the audiocasts are a bit more feasible than recording videos.

Shehan Karunatilaka: Chinaman Book Review

I’m about fifty pages into this and am enjoying it so far. There’s such a lack of quality cricket fiction out there but hopefully this has bucked the trend.

Please take at look at my previous book reviews here…

https://sillypointcricket.com/category/book-reviews/

Many thanks for following and please keep doing so as we approach a magical year for cricket… 2020!

Charlie and Billy go Glamping!

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Glamorgan have added batsman Charlie Hemphrey to their batting ranks for the 2019 campaign. The Doncaster born bat has done okay on the Australian domestic scene and a stint in county cricket should serve him well. The Welsh county have already acquired fellow Yorkshireman Billy Root and as a result they should be more of a force this term.

Nottinghamshire didn’t really seem to know what to do with Root. You could check three scorecards in a week and find him batting at three, then at nine playing primarily as a spin bowler then batting at five. The opportunity to play week in week out should help bring out the best of a player who has demonstrated that he’s good enough to carve out a career at county level.

As a batsman who bowls a bit and likely to get regular first team opportunities, Root is a player to consider come the 2019 edition of Telegraph Fantasy Cricket. Look out for my YouTube video of how to go about selecting your team soon!