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Telegraph - Fantasy County Cricket 2016‏


Internal Super League Rules

(Internal Entry Fee - £25 per team)

These are my additional internal rules for this years Telegraph fantasy County Cricket game.

The Telegraph has now released it’s rules for their new Fantasy Cricket - County Challenge game of which full details can be found via this link:-

(TFC) County Challenge 2016

If after reading the Telegraphs game information / rules and my additional internal Super League rules you wish to play in my ‘BLM COUNTY CHALLENGE’ Super League then please feel free to sign up and join my Super League on line.

MY SUPER LEAGUES ARE OPEN TO ANYONE WHO WISHES TO PLAY - so if you have any friends or family you think would be interested in playing please show them a copy of this information.

The rules and everything are as the Telegraph print’s them… they run everything… the only difference with this Super League is I am charging an extra £25 per team to join my Super League on top of the *entry fee you pay the Telegraph to play their game (*which is currently £8 per team but the Telegraph have deals at present called ‘Season Tickets’ where you get cricket team credits for you to use as you choose in either this game or their forthcoming T20 game later in the season - which I will also be running a Super League for money on).

The Telegraphs cricket season ticket offers this season are as follows:

  • 3 teams for £12 (£4 per team - saving £12)
  • 5 teams for £15 (£3 per team - saving £25)
  • 10 teams for £20 (£2 per team - saving £60)

Naturally if you buy more teams there are loads of peoples private leagues you can join out there that won’t cost you to put your extra teams in (unlike my money league) but multiple teams are welcome in my league - just each one will cost you £25.

The £25 internal fee may sound like a lot but it works out at approximately £1 per week for the duration of the County Cricket Season (April 10, 2016 - September 23, 2016). I do this to promote competition and create a keen interest in my Fantasy Super Leagues. This allows me to offer cash prizes within our own small Super League to the eventual winners / best performers plus if enough teams enter (20+) a weekly prize to.

Please pay your internal entry fee(s) to me by Pay Pal or in cash (if you see me in person). If neither of those are good for you then contact me for my address to send a cheque to.

This is my link to receive money into my Pay Pal account - paypal.me/bluelionman

So what exactly do you get for your money… well the £25 (per team) internal Super League entry fee goes to make up our own prize fund and will be paid back out in full as follows:

If I can get enough teams in my league (20+) then there will be a weekly prize of £10 to the highest scorer every week of the season in my league. The rest of the money left after paying out the weekly prizes will be paid out as listed below at the end of the game to the eventual winners. Likewise should we not manage to get 20 or more teams in my Super League then all the money will be paid out to the eventual winners as listed below.

Overall Super League table finishers

1st - 40%
2nd - 20%
3rd - 10%

Starting XI League table winner - 10%
Leading Run Scorers table winner - 10%
Leading Wicket Takers table winner 10%

Big leagues, big benefits

If I manage to put a league together of 10 or more members, I’ll receive three high quality, specially designed medals in presentation cases at the end of the season to present to:

• the overall champion of this league
• the highest run scorer in this league
• the highest wicket taker in this league

Now the prize positions are given as percentages above because the final prize amounts will be affected by the number of entrants I get, if weekly prizes are being paid out or if anyone defaults - i.e. someone’s cheque bounces or they simply don’t pay up after joining etc. However I will confirm on the leagues message board when all the money has been collected in or if any one has welched. If we have enough entrants for weekly prizes you are only eligible to win these after you have paid the internal league entry fee(s) so if your late doing this then you only have your self to blame if you miss out on a weekly chart win.

Any tie for prize positions at the end of the season will result in an adding together of the prize’s due for those tied positions and then them being split equally between the tying managers.

If we have enough teams for the weekly prizes then should there be any ties for the highest weeks score the prize will be split between the tying teams.

The League of Leagues

Every valid Private League (five teams or more) will automatically qualify for the League of Private Leagues which has a first prize of £200. This league is compiled by taking an average score of the top five teams in every Private League - so the bigger your league, the better your chances of topping the table. Should we by some miracle win this then it will be split between the top 5 teams in this league - £40 each team.

Also please be aware I really hate chasing people up for payment - it is each managers responsibility to pay up so any one who has not taken care of this by May 1st will simply be deleted from the league.

Finally any teams joining my league late (after the game has started - 11am on April 10, 2016) must appear in the league on zero points. No adding in a team that got off to a good start later on, by all means enter late if you wish but you must be starting a brand new team and accept the handicap of being behind other teams in the Super League on points and from experience late starting teams will also not be entered in to the Starting XI league either (so you lose the chance at winning that internal super league prize). Any team which appears in this league after the start of the game with points showing will be deleted. This is to make sure it is fair and an even playing field for all, no waiting to see which team (if you bought multiple teams) gets off to the best start and adding it into the league later on. Multiple team entries are welcomed from all managers but all must be entered into the Super League before the start of the game or with no points showing after the start of the game and each one will cost an internal entry fee of £25.


Super League Pin:- 8031005

Good luck for the new season and I look forward to seeing your team in my league soon.

Noel Symonds (aka bluelionman)

Hi Noel - suspect I won’t join this one - I joined a cricket game last year (I suspect it was one of yours) and I really didn’t do it justice - didn’t follow the real-world cricket closely enough to make sensible transfers etc.
If you have any low maintenance competitions going on (e.g. a sweepstake for the English T20 tournament) then I would be in for that.

PS - please don’t bet on England to win the World T20 - we have actually got a slim chance at this one !!!

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