Showing posts with label cricket. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cricket. Show all posts

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Battrick - Season 33 Week 8

Season 33 [start]
Membership - 2541
Money - £6,287,119

Update - 12thSep
Members - 2556
Money - £8,478,198

Income: Expenditure:
Gate Receipts:181,649  Ground Maintenance:58,200
Sponsors:60,220  Salaries:99,998
Interest:79,188  Interest:0
Miscellaneous:33,500  Miscellaneous:0
    Staff Costs:53,750
    Youth Academy:0
 
Total Income:354,557  Total Expenditure:211,948

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Battrick - Season 33 Week 7

Season 33 [start]
Membership - 2541
Money - £6,287,119

Update - 12thSep
Members - 2560
Money - £8,335,589

Income: Expenditure:
Gate Receipts:39,682  Ground Maintenance:58,200
Sponsors:60,259  Salaries:99,998
Interest:80,000  Interest:0
Miscellaneous:33,500  Miscellaneous:1,500
    Staff Costs:55,250
    Youth Academy:0
 
Total Income:213,441  Total Expenditure:214,948

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Battrick - Season 33 Week 7

Season 33 [start]
Membership - 2541
Money - £6,287,119

Update - 29th Aug
Members - 2562
Money - £8,337,096

Income: Expenditure:
Gate Receipts:284,784  Ground Maintenance:58,200
Sponsors:60,299  Salaries:99,998
Interest:80,000  Interest:0
Miscellaneous:33,500  Miscellaneous:0
    Staff Costs:55,250
    Youth Academy:0
 
Total Income:458,583  Total Expenditure:213,448

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Battrick -Season 33 Week 6

Season 33 [start]
Membership - 2541
Money - £6,287,119

Update - 29th Aug
Members - 2564
Money - £8,091,961

Income:Expenditure:
Gate Receipts:44,244 Ground Maintenance:58,200
Sponsors:60,299 Salaries:99,998
Interest:80,000 Interest:0
Miscellaneous:33,500 Miscellaneous:0
Staff Costs:55,250
Youth Academy:0

Total Income:218,043 Total Expenditure:213,448

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Battrick - Season 33 Week 5

Season 33 [start]
Membership - 2541
Money - £6,287,119

Update - 22nd Aug
Members - 2564
Money - £8,092,366
[Bought player for £912,000 sold another for £2,983,400]

Income:Expenditure:
Gate Receipts:231,066 Ground Maintenance:58,200
Sponsors:60,259 Salaries:163,335
Interest:80,000 Interest:0
Miscellaneous:2,983,400 Miscellaneous:993,000
Staff Costs:55,250
Youth Academy:0
Total Income:3,354,725 Total Expenditure:1,269,785

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Battrick - Season 33 Week 4

Season 33 [start]
Membership - 2541
Money - £6,287,119

Update - 15th Aug
Members - 2562
Money - £6,007,426

Income:Expenditure:
Gate Receipts:266,007 Ground Maintenance:58,200
Sponsors:60,181 Salaries:163,335
Interest:80,000 Interest:0
Miscellaneous:33,500 Miscellaneous:0
Staff Costs:55,250
Youth Academy:0
Total Income:439,688 Total Expenditure:276,785

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Battrick - Season 33 Week 3

Season 33 [start]
Membership - 2541
Money - £6,287,119

Update - 8th Aug
Members - 2558
Money - £5,844,523

Income:Expenditure:
Gate Receipts:427,791 Ground Maintenance:58,200
Sponsors:59,945 Salaries:163,335
Interest:80,000 Interest:0
Miscellaneous:33,500 Miscellaneous:0
Staff Costs:55,250
Youth Academy:0
Total Income:601,236 Total Expenditure:276,785

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Battrick - Season 33 Week 2

Season 33 [start]
Membership - 2541
Money - £6,287,119

Update - 1st Aug
Money - £5,426,732
Members - 2546

Income: Expenditure:
Gate Receipts:131,123  Ground Maintenance:58,200
Sponsors:59,831  Salaries:163,335
Interest:80,000  Interest:0
Miscellaneous:33,500  Miscellaneous:0
    Staff Costs:55,250
    Youth Academy:0
 
Total Income:304,454  Total Expenditure:276,785

Friday, 31 July 2015

Battrick - Season 33 Week 1

I play a cricket management game online, Battrick, from now on I am going to keep some statistics about the club here.

Season 33 [start]
Membership - 2541
Money - £6,287,119

Update - 25th Jul
Money - £5,388,949
Members - 2542
[NB - bought player £917,000]

Income: Expenditure:
Gate Receipts:33,019  Ground Maintenance:58,200
Sponsors:55,674  Salaries:161,940
Interest:80,000  Interest:0
Miscellaneous:362,500  Miscellaneous:917,000
    Staff Costs:55,250
    Youth Academy:0
 
Total Income:531,193  Total Expenditure:1,192,390


I will flesh this out in future.
This won't mean much to anybody, but nobody reads this anyway.

Monday, 8 June 2015

Why so Cynical?

Now, if you know me, you will know I'm a Scottish bloke who really loves cricket, and supports the Scottish team, but .... you know, sometimes I think Cricket Scotland does not have the same vision for my national team as I do [and for the record I want them to win a lot more matches than they currently do]

The most recent questionable decision was that taken today [Mon 8th Jun 2015] to drop Kyle Coetzer for the T20 Qualifyers this summer. Now, I don't know the ins & outs, but I do know the player himself is not sure, so it must be with the board.

Thi comes in the aftermath of former Cricket Scotland Chairman Keith Oliver supporting the deal to give more money to India, England & Australia at the expense of every other member of the ICC, ie his own country! But then again I suppose a gong is just reward for treachery.

Cricket Scotland has kowtowed to the ECB for too long, but only to the ECB's benefit, if you want to learn a lesson about getting into bed with English.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

The England World Cup Top 2015 [Cricket]

I have been following the ICC World Cup from the start, but although I understand why England have been even poorer than Scotland from the start, I was yet to understand why the England team were wearing synchronised sweat stains on their shirts.

Do we look N'Sync?

But I think I have it, after England's three disastrous defeats to their alleged peers, they are clearly the sign of the team vomiting upon themselves in disgust at how poor they actually are.

I just 'lurve' your vomit stains

It is cool, England, stop practicing at how bad you can look in defeat, and practice playing cricket, then you might get less bog awful!

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Cricket on 5Live

I am getting a bit tired of the cricket coverage on "the UK's News & Sport Network", as it only seems to include one part of the UK: England. Now I am not asking for full coverage of all of Scotland & Ireland's matches, I know that they do not have the broadcast rights for Scotland's matches. But on a day [well night] when 5Live Sports Extra broadcast the entirety of an England practice match against an Australian Capital Territory XI, which will never count in the statistics since it was thirteen a side, the Sports News never once mentioned that Scotland and Ireland were playing a full One Day International [albeit in Dubai].

I know it is not as popular up here, but you could at least mention that it happened, otherwise some might take it that England does not appreciate the international game, and instead just care about playing Australia & India [and India only for the huge sums of money they get for selling the TV rights there], then again, if you had read up on the stitch up job "the big three" did on everyone else, especially the small teams, you would have the same opprobrium for English Cricket as I do.

Now, I will have to check up on how Scotland is doing out in the Middle East.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Phillip Hughes 63*

Now, if you know me then you will know that I love cricket, but you will also know that am a grumpy cunt, so this brings me on to my current gripe.

The main thing that has annoyed me about all that bullshit surrounding the death of an average batsman from the other side of the world is the tacit acceptance of one of the most flagrant flaunting of the laws of criket ever.

When Phillip Hughes was hit on the head by a cricket ball and rendered incapacitated the umpires rightly marked him as 'retired hurt' and the scorecard reflected this: but a couple of days later Cricket Australia saw a marketing opportunity and changed the scorecard to say he was 63 not out.

Now I know this seems petty when a man is dead, but we cannot do this just when we feel like it. There are Laws of Cricket and either Cricket Australia obeys these laws or they have no credibility, there are ways and means of explaining unusual circumstances so when Bert Vance conceded 77 runs in one over it is explained through footnotes, but the New Zealand board never disregarded the laws of the game to make it nice.

So, Cricket Australia, please change it back, for the integrity of the game.

Note
Otherwise we might as well change N.F.Callaway's only first class score of 207 not out to 207 retired dead due to a serious outbreak of WWI

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Anglo-Indians/Stuart Binny

I am absolutely fascinated by the concept of anglo-indians: those people of [ahem] english origin who, to use the horrible term 'went native', and chose India as their home. Very little is made of it in comparison to those who chose the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia & South Africa. But they exist, even though they are somewhat smothered within the entire population of India.

This was drawn to my attention by the fact that the current India all-rounder in the Test series against England is one Stuart Binny (okay, I let the surname spelling go). But if ever a cricketer should be playing for Scotland, it is he - and I would also like redress on the term "anglo-indian".


Monday, 7 July 2014

Englandshire

When it comes to the English National Cricket team, I will admit I am firmly in the KP camp.

If it is a choice between the two, England can select any opener to get out for twelve after choosing to bat, KP [okay not always, sometimes he gets out stupidly for not many runs] can knock the other team into next week.

Cook can not.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Blackwash


Ah, it is a great word: Blackwash. It refers to the West Indies team of 1984 who beat England 5-0 in five tests and none of them were close. To understand it all you have to go back to the Windies tour of Australia 1975/76, when Lillee & Thomson right royally screwed a Windies team still playing by the MCC Handbook [two fast bowlers, a medium pacer & a spinner, with a bits & peices player if needed]; after that debacle, according to legend Clive Lloyd [the Captain] said something akin to "F**k this for giggles" from now on we are going to have four very fast, generally tall, bowlers, they are going to intimidate the batsmen [when Viv Richards is not intimidating their bowlers].

The establishment did that 'not cricket' thing, but the Windies steamrollered them on the field of play. If I am reborn, I hope it is in the 1970s in the Windies ......

Graeme 'Foxy' Fowler said upon questions of whether he was good enough to open for England v the Windies - "I'm not sure I am". He was one of the best England had, he just knew how good they were.

Saturday, 21 June 2014

cricket

am listening to Richard Bird on batting, he says most important is yer feet, no Dickie, I disagree is yer off-stump.