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Discussion in 'Academy Creations' started by wasteyouryouth, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. wasteyouryouth Staff Member

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    1980s Franchise Shared here

    https://www.planetcricket.org/forum...chise-teams-shared.113868/page-8#post-3405630

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    Inspired by The Hundred I'm taking a time machine back to the 1980s to make a franchise league of my own.

    Featuring all the best players from the 1980s (and earlier or a little later) taking part in an English franchise system devised before SKY came along and got their grubby mits on cricket.

    The BBC and all the best and most healthy brands have teamed up with teams from around the country to bring you a Super Series of cricket. A short form game of 46 overs per side to give the fans what they want a nicely easy, short day out at the cricket for all the family.

    Welcome to the BBC Silk Cut Series.

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    Please bring forward player suggestions for who would be included. Both England internationals, global superstars and lesser known legends like mystery spinners Eddie Hemmings and John Emburey.

    Current teams are:

    Oval Imperials - Star Wars is the biggest franchise of the 1980s so what better way to celebrate the biggest sport in the world by teaming up with the biggest brand. May the fours be with you!

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    Birmingham A-Team - It's not just movies that the young people go to, they also watch the tube and that's why Brimingham have teamed up with the biggest brand in TV 'The A-Team'. I pity fools who don't coming along to Edgbaston, especially when each new batsman is driven out to the crease in the iconic van.

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    Yorkshire Yazoo - captained by 49-year-old Geoffrey Boycott, coming out of for retirement to show thee youngsters how it's done, the Yazoo will feature only players born in the county lines. As an exclusive part of the tie-in with the BBC, each innings break during Yorkshire Yazoo matches will feature a brand new episode of Last of the Summer Wine.

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    More to follow...
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2020
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  2. AsadRM Associate Cricketer

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    Great work btw I and @pinku also thought of starting such a series but it couldnt materialise
     
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  3. Dutch Staff Member

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    Ha ha ha! Brilliant! Hopefully a franchise sponsored by John Player Special will make it: perhaps the “London Fags: we come out when we get out!”
     
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  4. DalePlaysCricket Panel of Selectors

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    I've got a few teams with various 80s players in if you want me to budge them together and share them for you btw
     
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  5. Dutch Staff Member

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    If this is offensive to anyone then I will remove it: is absolutely not meant to be homophobic of which I can assure you I am not!
     
  6. DalePlaysCricket Panel of Selectors

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    Oh me me me I'm offended! What do I win? That's how it works on the 2019 internet right 1st one to get offended wins a prize? Is it attention? I hope its attention.
     
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  7. Dutch Staff Member

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    *ignores him*
    --- Double Post Merged, Oct 22, 2019 ---
    Ha ha! I have started my own #metoo campaign: please, me too, oh go one, please please please me too!
     
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  8. DalePlaysCricket Panel of Selectors

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    See if I dont get some attention RIGHT NOW.... I'm telling my Mam.
     
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  9. AsadRM Associate Cricketer

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    Go do it mate
     
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  10. DalePlaysCricket Panel of Selectors

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    Looking at it not on my phone, That Graham Gooch is extremely good
     
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  11. GorgeousGeorge59 County Cricketer

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    Gotta be a Cardiff Coal team?

    Hilarious idea. Love it!
     
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  12. blockerdave ICC Chairman

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    @wasteyouryouth this is amazing. Did you ever finish it? what about the logos?

    How about Manchester Mentals sponsored by Radio Rentals?
     
  13. wasteyouryouth Staff Member

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    I'd like to get back to it at some point.

    I had some big ideas for it, but doing The Hundred has made me reconsider such bold plans. Still would like to do it though. What I might well do is reduce it to teams based at test grounds in the 80s at first.
     
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  14. blockerdave ICC Chairman

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    did you upload the logos you had done?
     
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  15. wasteyouryouth Staff Member

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    I don't believe so
     
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