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SELECTION 2013   (End of Season)

          Total Performance Availability Loyalty  
          Selection Points Points Points Games
     Playing Squad     Points Bat Bowl Avail Unavail No Reply AGM Oxford Tour Golf Tour 50+ Games  
  1  Carl Hoar (Eng) Bat  336 5 2 21     1 1   1 21
  2  Steve Werren (Aus) Bat/Wk  315 2 3 21     1 1 1 1 21
  3  Brett Schwim (Zim) Bat/Bowl  282 4 4 15 6   1       21
  4  James Culley (NZ) Bowl  273 2 5 13 6 2 1 1     21
  5  Shahna Khan (Ind) Bat/Bowl  271 4 2 20 1     1     21
  6  Nilesh Naidu (NZ) Bat/Bowl  270 2 4 15 5 1   1 1   21
  7  Damian Tambling (Zim) Bat/Bowl  265 5 5 9 10 2   1     21
  8  Mick Stout (Eng) Bat/Bowl  257 3 4 13 8           21
  9  Ashish Nagre (Ind) Bat/Bowl  250 4 4 11 8 2   1     21
  10  Nilesh Thacker (Ind) Bat  248 3 2 19 2     1     21
  11  Tim Hardy (Eng) Bat  247 1 - 8 13   1 1 1 1 21
  12  Chris Ellegard (NZ) Bat/Bowl  246 5 3 6 12 3   1     21
  13  Paul McCubbin (Aus) Bat  242 4 - 11 9 1   1     21
  14  Lukey Sparrow (Aus) Bat/Bowl  218 2 4 9 11 1         21
  15  Sandip Sharma (Ind) Bat  152 3 - 4 12 5         21
  16  Damien Waterman (Aus) Bat  132 2 2 6 9 6         21
                               
  This weeks Availability replies (includes non 'Playing Squad' replies)          
                               
     Available               (16) Playing Squad (10)
                                    Everyone Else (6)
     Unavailable (4)                        
     No Reply (2)                        

Performance Points highlighted in red on the table above are the skippers evaluation of batting and bowling rankings for players who have not yet qualified (ie) 5 completed innings with the bat, or 30 overs bowled. The evaluation is the lowest ranking the player is likely to achieve, and hopefully will go up as 'form' kicks in.
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SHORT VERSION

Points are awarded weekly as follows:

Availability Points
8 pts    Reply to weekly email as  'Available'              (Before 12pm Wed)
8 pts    Reply to weekly email as  'Available if short'   (Before 12pm Wed)
6 pts    Reply to weekly email as  'Unavailable'           (Before 12pm Wed)
0 pts    No reply to weekly email

Performance Points
(Note: These points are awarded based on your career averages with Nepotists CC. You are only awarded the full selection points for either your batting or bowling (whichever is highest), plus 1 extra selection point if both your batting and bowling are each 3 pts or higher (All Rounder).

Batting
5 pts    Batting average is 40 runs or more
4 pts    Batting average  is between 30 and 40 runs
3 pts    Batting average is between 20 and 30 runs
2 pts    Batting average is between 10 and 20 runs
1 pt     Batting average is less than 10 runs

Bowling
Bowling points are based equally on your bowling ave (runs per wicket) and economy rate (runs per over), then divided by 2 to give a final ranking out of 5 (Rounded up).

Average
5 pts    Bowling average is less than 15 runs per wicket
4 pts    Bowling average is between 15 and 20 runs per wicket
3 pts    Bowling average is between 20 and 25 runs per wicket
2 pts    Bowling average is between 25 and 30 runs per wicket
1 pt     Bowling average is more than 30 runs per wicket

Economy
5 pts    Economy rate is less than 4.5 runs per over
4 pts    Economy rate is between 4.5 and 5.0 runs per over
3 pts    Economy rate is between 5.0 and 5.5 runs per over
2 pts    Economy rate is between 5.5 and 6.0 runs per over
1 pt     Economy rate is more than 6 runs per over

Wicketkeeper
3 pts

Loyalty Points
1 pt    If you attend the Nepotists CC 'Annual General Meeting' (AGM) in April
1 pt    If you attend the Oxford Cricket Tour in Aug for a least 1 day, even if you don't play
1 pt    If you attend the Devon Golf Tour in July for at least 1 day, even if you don't play
1 pt    If you have played 50 or more career games for Nepotists CC
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DETAILED VERSION

Selection Criteria
Selection each week is based on several factors, the main one being how often you reply to the 'Availability' emails each week, and to a lesser extent your cricketing ability and loyalty to the club. This selection process will only be enacted on occasions throughout the season when more than 11 regular players are available for selection. It is mainly designed to reward people for making the skipper's life a lot easier. So basically the team will pick itself each week, (ie) the players will decide their own fate. If you are not going to be available for a period of up to 3 weeks, simply let the skipper know, who will note it down on your behalf. This will save you replying each week while you're temporarily unavailable.

Preference for selection will be given to those players who are part of the 'Playing Squad', (ie) those players who wish to participate in games throughout the season on a regular or semi regular basis, and also reply to the weekly 'Availability' emails. (See current 'Playing Squad' above).

Only the 'Playing Squad' members need to reply each week, but anyone else can declare their availability for selection, but will only be selected if the team is short of regular players. There are exceptions however - see 'Nepotism Rule' below. Also, if you fail to reply to the availability email in 4 consecutive weeks, you will automatically be removed from the 'Playing Squad', but can rejoin the squad (alas with a lot less selection points), simply by letting the skipper know and buying him a couple of beers after your first game back!

A table is produced at midday every Wed with a running count of each players points, and selection will be based on how high you are on the list and the requirements of a 'balanced team' of batsmen and bowlers, (ie) there must be at least 5 quality bowlers selected. But the higher up the list, the more likely you will be selected. Remember, if you don't reply you don't get any points!

This selection criteria is presently a work in motion, and will be continually changed and adapted till the fairest system is found. Therefore these are not hard and fast rules, and other factors such as opposition strength etc, will be looked at before any decision is made.

Availability Points
Players are rewarded for replying to the weekly 'Availability' email by midday Wed each week, and bonus points for being available to play. If you reply (or are contacted) after the deadline, even if declaring your availability, you gain no points. You also gain no points if you pull out of the match after the team is announced. If you declare 'Available' and are not selected to play, you will still get the full points.

Points are awarded as follows:

8 pts    Reply to weekly email as  'Available'              (Before 12pm Wed)
8 pts    Reply to weekly email as  'Available if short'   (Before 12pm Wed)
6 pts    Reply to weekly email as  'Unavailable'           (Before 12pm Wed)
0 pts    No reply to weekly email

Performance Points
These are based on your cricketing ability. Just a quick note here. Nepotists Cricket Club never has (or ever will be) purely about cricketing ability, and rightly so, as the ethos of the club has always been about having a run around on top class cricket fields with mates on a Sunday afternoon, without any 'League' mentality, or the result of the match being everything, but of course competitive; followed by a few beers and a bit of banter in the bar after the game. But this cricketing ability section is a necessary addition designed to balance out the team, as opposed to selecting a team based purely on email replies. Otherwise for example, the team could end up with11 batsmen one week or 11 bowlers another week. This will also help any temporary or future skippers to be able to fall straight into the job if so required with minimal effort, and hopefully take away from the Nepotists skipper the long term frustrating part of continually chasing up players for availability.

Batting and bowling rankings are based on you're career record with the club. If it is your first year or you haven't played enough games to qualify, below is what you need to do to qualify:

Batting Qualification: Been dismissed 5 times, or have scored 200 runs and been to the crease 5 times.
Bowling Qualification: Bowled 30 overs and bowled in at least 5 matches.

For those who haven't qualified, a subjective evaluation will be made at 'nets' by the skipper, or over the first few games you play. The skipper will select the lowest Levels of batting and bowling which he thinks you may achieve once you have qualified, and hopefully this will go up as you play more games and the season wears on.

These rankings can fluctuate throughout the season for newer players until 'form' has been established, but is unlikely to change too much for longer term players during the current season.

Points are awarded as follows:

Batting
5 pts    Batting average is 40 runs or more
4 pts    Batting average  is between 30 and 40 runs
3 pts    Batting average is between 20 and 30 runs
2 pt      Batting average is between 10 and 20 runs
1 pt      Batting average is less than 10 runs

Bowling
Bowling points are based equally on your bowling average (runs per wicket) and economy rate (runs per over), then divided by 2 to give a final ranking out of 5 (Rounded up).

Average
5 pts    Bowling average is less than 15 runs per wicket
4 pts    Bowling average is between 15 and 20 runs per wicket
3 pts    Bowling average is between 20 and 25 runs per wicket
2 pts    Bowling average is between 25 and 30 runs per wicket
1 pt      Bowling average is more than 30 runs per wicket

Economy
5 pts    Economy rate is less than 4.5 runs per over
4 pts    Economy rate is between 4.5 and 5.0 runs per over
3 pts    Economy rate is between 5.0 and 5.5 runs per over
2 pts    Economy rate is between 5.5 and 6.0 runs per over
1 pt      Economy rate is more than 6 runs per over

Your final selection points are based on the following. You are only awarded the full selection points for either your batting or bowling (whichever is highest), plus 1 extra selection point if both your batting and bowling are each 3 pts or higher. (All Rounder)

Example 1:  If you are a Level 4 batsman and a Level 3 bowler, your combined batting & bowling points is 5 (ie) 4 points for batting and 1 extra point for being an Allrounder.

Example 2:  If you are a Level 4 batsman and a Level 2 bowler, your combined batting & bowling points is 4 (ie) 4 points for batting and 0 points for bowling.

Example 2: If you are a Level 4 batsman and a Level 5 bowler, your combined batting & bowling points is 6 (ie) 5 points for bowling and 1 extra point for being an Allrounder.

Wicket Keeper
The wicket keeper will be regarded as a Level 3 bowler for the sake of completeness.

3 pts    Wicketkeeper

Loyalty Points
You are awarded 1 extra point each week if you have attended any of the Nepotists CC events below in the previous 12 months before the current game, or played 50+ career games for the Nepotists.

Points are awarded as follows:

1 pt    If you attend the Nepotists CC 'Annual General Meeting' (AGM) in April
1 pt    If you attend the Oxford Cricket Tour in Aug for a least 1 day, even if you don't play
1 pt    If you attend the Devon Golf Tour in July for at least 1 day, even if you don't play
1 pt    If you have played 50 or more career games for Nepotists CC

More Examples

Example 1
If you are a Level 3 batsman and a Level 1 bowler, and you reply to the weekly email as 'Available' before midday Wed, you will receive 11 points. (ie) 3 + 0 + 8 = 11pts

Example 2
If you are a Level 3 batsman and a Level 4 bowler, and you reply to the weekly email as 'Unavailable' before 12pm Wed, and you have also been on the Oxford Cricket Tour, and been to the AGM, you will receive 13 points.
(ie) 1 + 4 + 6 + 1 +1 = 13 pts

Example 3
You are any Level batsman or bowler, and you don't  reply to the weekly email, you receive no points.

Example 4
You are any Level batsman or bowler, and you  reply to the weekly email after midday Wed (or are contacted for your availability), and you are still selected to play, you receive no points.

Example 5
You are a Level 2 batsman and a Level 1 bowler, and you reply to the weekly email as 'Unavailable if short' before 12pm Wed, you will receive 10 points. (ie) 2 + 0 + 8 = 9 pts

Nepotism Rule
Exceptions will be made for:

1) Players who have been with the club for more than 15 years, and only play very infrequently, sometimes years apart.

2) Players who may have been part of the 'Playing Squad' in recent years, but have returned home overseas or are working abroad, and are back in the UK for a short period of time.

Under most circumstances a place in the team would be made available for these players.
 

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