Draft: No Cricketers Allowed

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  1. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

    Aislabie
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    So most of my drafts (all of them in fact) have involved trying to pick cricketers to fill up a team. Whether that be an effort to construct the best Test or ODI team, or the worst Test or ODI team, or a Twenty20 team made only of players who never played it, the main constant has been that you've always been picking cricketers for your cricket teams.

    Obviously. It makes sense.

    But what if we were to try something different. What if we were to say that there are no cricketers allowed?

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    These guys aren't real cricketers, so they're okay.

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    This guy was, so cannot play.

    This is a pretty simple concept, and much lower-stress than most of the drafts that crop up on here. There'll be no rigid order, just rounds where you can all climb in and pick your players. But because I'm awfully British, I'm afraid there will still be rules.

    Rule One: No cricketers allowed.
    Now, there needs to be some way of defining "cricketer". Hector Bellerin tried to play cricket in a YouTube video one time - does that mean he's a cricketer? Obviously not - he was dreadful. What about James Milner? Well, to avoid this sort of whataboutery, there is a hard and fast rule: ANYONE WHO HAS A CRICINFO PROFILE IS INELIGIBLE.

    Rule Two: This is a low-effort draft.

    There'll be no requirement to labour over a several-hundred word profile of a historical Prime Minister - that's not what this draft is about. This draft is a pisstake. You will only be required to post a one-sentence explanation of why your chosen player would be an asset to your team.
    Cy Young is widely considered to be the greatest baseball pitcher of all time, so can probably strengthen my bowling attack.
    Who better to have as captain of my side than Mr Cricket? Not Michael Hussey, but a literal Mr Cricket: Jiminy. My pick is Jiminy Cricket.
    Thanos is a big unit with long levers. His superhuman strength should allow him to snap opposition bowlers clean out of existence.

    Rule Three: You cannot win.
    This is a strictly non-competitive draft. So if one person chooses Thanos and the other chooses Mother Theresa, it's fine. This is just a bit of fun and we don't need to really worry about whether or not Mother Theresa would get clumped for eighteen an over.

    Rule Four: Have a bit of decorum.
    Even though this is a silly draft, just be a little bit sensible. Like not very sensible - there are literally billions of people out there, but try to steer clear of anyone who is infamous for reasons that might offend vast swathes of this forum. As a rule of thumb, Thanos - fine. Jack the Ripper - borderline. Adolf Hitler - out of line.

    Rule Five: Sign up below.

    Even if you don't have a huge amount of time on your hands, that's fine - you can always catch up on past rounds a little later on. The only goal of this thread is to be silly and have a bit of a laugh, so if you feel you can do either of those things, please do sign up.

    Guaranteed PlanetCricket's most illogical thread, 2019.

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    Round One - Commences Wednesday 4th December, 00:00 GMT
    @Aislabie
    @AliB
    @CerealKiller
    @DalePlaysSports
    @Dutch
    @El Loco
    @Master Bates
    @Na Maloom Afraad

    Round Two - Commences Thursday 5th December, 00:00 GMT
    @Aislabie
    @AliB
    @CerealKiller
    @DalePlaysSports
    @Dutch
    @El Loco
    @Master Bates
    @Na Maloom Afraad

    Round Three - Commences Friday 6th December, 00:00 GMT
    @Aislabie
    @AliB
    @CerealKiller
    @DalePlaysSports
    @Dutch
    @El Loco
    @Master Bates
    @Na Maloom Afraad

    Round Four - Commences Saturday 7th December, 00:00 GMT
    @Aislabie
    @AliB
    @CerealKiller
    @DalePlaysSports
    @Dutch
    @El Loco
    @Master Bates
    @Na Maloom Afraad

    Round Five - Commences Sunday 8th December, 00:00 GMT
    @Aislabie
    @AliB
    @CerealKiller
    @DalePlaysSports
    @Dutch
    @El Loco
    @Master Bates
    @Na Maloom Afraad

    Round Six - Commences Monday 9th December, 00:00 GMT
    @Aislabie
    @AliB
    @CerealKiller
    @DalePlaysSports
    @Dutch
    @El Loco
    @Master Bates
    @Na Maloom Afraad

    Round Seven - Commences Tuesday 10th December, 00:00 GMT
    @Aislabie
    @AliB
    @CerealKiller
    @DalePlaysSports
    @Dutch
    @El Loco
    @Master Bates
    @Na Maloom Afraad

    Round Eight - Commences Wednesday 11th December, 00:00 GMT
    @Aislabie
    @AliB
    @CerealKiller
    @DalePlaysSports
    @Dutch
    @El Loco
    @Master Bates
    @Na Maloom Afraad

    Round Nine - Commences Thursday 12th December, 00:00 GMT
    @Aislabie
    @AliB
    @CerealKiller
    @DalePlaysSports
    @Dutch
    @El Loco
    @Master Bates
    @Na Maloom Afraad

    Round Ten - Commences Friday 13th December, 00:00 GMT
    @Aislabie
    @AliB
    @CerealKiller
    @DalePlaysSports
    @Dutch
    @El Loco
    @Master Bates
    @Na Maloom Afraad

    Round Eleven - Commences Saturday 14th December, 00:00 GMT
    @Aislabie
    @AliB
    @CerealKiller
    @DalePlaysSports
    @Dutch
    @El Loco
    @Master Bates
    @Na Maloom Afraad
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2019
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  3. Master Bates User Title Purchaser

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  4. DalePlaysSports Associate Captain

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    Aye go on then
     
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    So, when do we start this?
     
  7. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

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    Probably next Monday. Had been hoping for one or two more sign-ups, but there's nothing to stop people coming in late to this one
     
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    Count me in :thumbs
     
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    In! Just need to check whether Caitlyn Jenner has got her no ball problem sorted.
     
  10. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

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    This is exactly the sort of quality content the thread was made for
     
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  11. AliB ICC President

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    Seems fun. I'm in too.

    What if I pick myself? :D
     
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  12. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

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    That depends. Do you have a Cricinfo profile?
     
  13. AliB ICC President

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    Nah - Haven't been so far ahead...

    All good.
     
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  15. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

    Aislabie
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    The Draft Begins

    You will get to pick one player per round. There's no order, it's just a first-come first serve this one. You can move the round on at midnight every day: if you fall behind, just make your picks to catch up. It's absolutely fine. Let's have a very silly couple of weeks!

    Round One - Commences Wednesday 4th December, 00:00 GMT
    @Aislabie
    @AliB
    @CerealKiller
    @DalePlaysSports
    @Dutch
    @El Loco
    @Master Bates
    @Na Maloom Afraad

    Round Two - Commences Thursday 5th December, 00:00 GMT
    @Aislabie
    @AliB
    @CerealKiller
    @DalePlaysSports
    @Dutch
    @El Loco
    @Master Bates
    @Na Maloom Afraad

    Round Three - Commences Friday 6th December, 00:00 GMT
    @Aislabie
    @AliB
    @CerealKiller
    @DalePlaysSports
    @Dutch
    @El Loco
    @Master Bates
    @Na Maloom Afraad

    Round Four - Commences Saturday 7th December, 00:00 GMT
    @Aislabie
    @AliB
    @CerealKiller
    @DalePlaysSports
    @Dutch
    @El Loco
    @Master Bates
    @Na Maloom Afraad

    Round Five - Commences Sunday 8th December, 00:00 GMT
    @Aislabie
    @AliB
    @CerealKiller
    @DalePlaysSports
    @Dutch
    @El Loco
    @Master Bates
    @Na Maloom Afraad

    Round Six - Commences Monday 9th December, 00:00 GMT
    @Aislabie
    @AliB
    @CerealKiller
    @DalePlaysSports
    @Dutch
    @El Loco
    @Master Bates
    @Na Maloom Afraad

    Round Seven - Commences Tuesday 10th December, 00:00 GMT
    @Aislabie
    @AliB
    @CerealKiller
    @DalePlaysSports
    @Dutch
    @El Loco
    @Master Bates
    @Na Maloom Afraad

    Round Eight - Commences Wednesday 11th December, 00:00 GMT
    @Aislabie
    @AliB
    @CerealKiller
    @DalePlaysSports
    @Dutch
    @El Loco
    @Master Bates
    @Na Maloom Afraad

    Round Nine - Commences Thursday 12th December, 00:00 GMT
    @Aislabie
    @AliB
    @CerealKiller
    @DalePlaysSports
    @Dutch
    @El Loco
    @Master Bates
    @Na Maloom Afraad

    Round Ten - Commences Friday 13th December, 00:00 GMT
    @Aislabie
    @AliB
    @CerealKiller
    @DalePlaysSports
    @Dutch
    @El Loco
    @Master Bates
    @Na Maloom Afraad

    Round Eleven - Commences Saturday 14th December, 00:00 GMT
    @Aislabie
    @AliB
    @CerealKiller
    @DalePlaysSports
    @Dutch
    @El Loco
    @Master Bates
    @Na Maloom Afraad

    May I add that if anyone else wishes to sign up late, then they're more than welcome to. It'd be no problem!
     
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