The CRICKETish Cup is a “virtual” women’s county cricket cup, played in cyber-space by the top 9 county teams! It will take place over the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of this month, with a play-off, quarter finals, semi-finals and a final.
With no women’s county cricket happening this month, thanks to You Know What, the CRICKETish Cup is a bit of fun to keep women’s county cricket in the spotlight.
The CRICKETish Cup will simulate matches, using real stats from last year’s County Championship, combined with a big random element to keep things interesting. Syd wrote the software, in a programming language called C# (pronounced “C Sharp” – like the musical note), and we’ve entered all the stats from Play Cricket into a database.
Alongside @WomensCricDay, @WomensCricBlog and womenscricket.net, we will be bringing you all the action “live” on Twitter, with score updates and match reports.
All 9 Division 1 T20 teams have agreed to take part and have submitted their teams: Wales, Hampshire, Kent, Lancashire, North East Warriors, Somerset, Surrey, Sussex and Warwickshire.
The SMALL PRINT
Although the CRICKETish Cup uses real stats, the outcome is very much down to luck, so don’t sweat it if your favourite player gets out for a duck or gets whacked for 30 off an over – it is just a bit of fun!
PLAY-OFF (Fri 22 May at 6pm) – Wales v Somerset
QUARTER-FINAL 1 (Sat 23 May at 11am) – Durham v Play-Off Winner
QUARTER-FINAL 2 (Sat 23 May at 11am) – Sussex v Lancashire
QUARTER-FINAL 3 (Sat 23 May at 3pm) – Kent v Surrey
QUARTER-FINAL 4 (Sat 23 May at 3pm) – Hampshire v Warwickshire
SEMI-FINAL 1 (Sun 24 May at 11am) – Winner of QF 1 v Winner of QF 2
SEMI-FINAL 2 (Sun 24 May at 3pm) – Winner of QF 3 v Winner of QF 4
GRAND FINAL (Mon 25 May at 6pm) – Winner of SF 1 v Winner of SF 2
This should be interesting! Will you be using the same team for all games?
In a word, yes. The quick turnaround between matches means there wouldn’t be time to input data for new players before each game.