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Cricket and the Ashes

Date - Match - Location
Match1 - 21 Nov 13 - The Gabba, Brisbane
Match2 - 05 Dec 13 - Adelaide Oval
Match3 - 13 Dec 13 - WACA, Perth
Match4 - 26 Dec 13 - Melbourne Cricket Ground
Match5 - 03 Jan 14 - Sydney Cricket Ground


England had a good start to this test match in an attempt to avoid the likely 5-0 whitewash. But after the Aussies battled back to end their first innings on 325, the England batting collapsed - AGAIN. So already on the backfoot, the team buckled again. Day three and it was all over - a 5-0 whitewash.

Roll on 2015!


WACA, Perth

Well deja vu has been heard quite a bit on Day One, with the hosts being reduced to 143-5 at one point but ending the day well in command of the Third Ashes Test.

Adelaide Oval

Trott has gone home sick, so The England team's batting line-up will need a revamp, already putting them on a back foot....although maybe having recognised the weakness in the team, his departure might spark some grit into the line-up.

After five days the visitors were well and truly beaten with less spirit being shown than in the First lost test. Will it soon become a whitewash?

The Gabba, Brisbane
Great start to teh Ashes series really with the hosts being reduced to less than 150 for 6 wickets - but bouncing back with some ferocity to recuce England to a mere county side. A lost Test- well beaten.

The Table Summary link takes you to an overall table of all the participating Fantasy teams, sorted highest scores to lowest. The table also shows (by yellow shaded names) which teams have batters who are that crease at the time the table was prepared.

Teams with a yellow shade and a red border have the two batsmen in their team, and so are likely to score in the next session.

Each Team can select SIX players from the two squads playing the Ashes Series this year. At least two players have to be from England and Australia, so you cannot choose all England or all Australian players.
Each player will score points in the test matches they play in according to the following list:

Ref Item Points
1 Runs 1
2 Wickets 20
3 Catches 15
4 WicketKeeper Catches/Stumps 15
5 Ducks' -25
6 5 wkts in match 20
7 100 runs scored 30
8 Man of the match 10
9 Wides/NB -1
10 Run Out (fielder) 20
Your six players can be changed after each Test Match, to bring in new players, up to a maximum of ten across the series. You have to select which games they score in by sending in your selection for each game by the close of day the day before each match.

Late selections can be made to the teams up to the start time of the game, but will incur a 40 point deduction for that game.

The Team table will show you what the score sheets will show and also which games you want the players playing in.

It all starts 21 November 2013, so the closing date for entries is 1700 20 November 2013. Just send in the reference numbers for the players selected - with a funky team name by then via the email option listed.

Hope that you enjoy the game.

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