Post by waughandpeace on May 18, 2021 19:11:54 GMT
I don't know how accurate Cricket Captain 2020 is with the hundred rules (usually pretty good), but I just lost the final of the tournament on run-rate, because I (Southampton) scored 148-7 from 100 balls in response to Birmingham scoring 148-7 from 100 balls.
If you're trying to attract new fans, at least decide ties in ways which make some sense like a super over, group stage position or even number of 4s?!
** I imagine it probably is a super over in reality, but this might be what they use after a tie there... bizarre
The in theory neutral BBC acting as cheerleaders for this really feels off.
Eh, they're not neutral on sporting events they cover, and nor is there really any expectation for them to do so.
It does add to the general feeling that absolutely everyone who is keen on the 100 is benefiting financially, directly or indirectly.
Still, it's here now. I hope it does... somewhat well. Enough to not bankrupt the game, and that it proves a successful gateway drug. I'll definitely watch the TV games, going to try to make a point of supporting the women's comp more (I rather liked the KSL, too, mind).
Post by waughandpeace on Jul 21, 2021 17:25:11 GMT
Here we go then - not a huge crowd for the first game but unsure what to expect as it's presumably above par for women's fixtures, and we've only just escaped covid restrictions.
One thing I'll be looking out for: "Overs"/"Runs per over" I've played a fair few seasons of the Hundred on Cricket Captain, and am always seeing "50 required to win off 35 balls" and trying to convert it to a six ball over run rate - it's second nature. The commentators will have been told not to, so we'll see if they slip into it
I'm hyped though. Admittedly, I'd rather we just had an EPL or whatever than some weird manipulation of the rules we all know, but I do like the concept of having 8 top level cricket sides while giving opportunities to young/fringe players in the county game. A lot of players will benefit from this imo
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