NATION

PASSWORD

The Star Trophy - Martune vs Sylestone ODI-T20 series

A battle ground for the sportsmen and women of nations worldwide. [In character]
User avatar
Sylestone
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 396
Founded: Jun 05, 2018
Left-Leaning College State

The Star Trophy - Martune vs Sylestone ODI-T20 series

Postby Sylestone » Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:46 pm

Sylestone and Martune have agreed to play a series against each other in the island nation of Sylestone, starting on the 20th of June (AEST). The two sides are anxiously waiting on the final to be played and so the rankings can come out. Martune will almost certainly hold a better ranking than Sylestone, but Sylestone did beat Martune in Group J, and they have a strong home advantage. It will certainly be an interesting series.

Whenever a side wins a game, they get a point, and whoever has the most points after all of the games are played wins the enviable Star Trophy until the next series.

Sylestone is an island nation with a population of 25 million, mainly clustered in Betham, Chamberley, Avondale and Cleorough. It is located on the equator, which will be quite alien for the Martunians. Sylestone is expected to get an early lead in the series, but Martune will come back in the ODI's. Many questions will be answered about these two sides, the most prominent being whether Martune were really as good as they were in the WC, and just how important is Sylestone's top order to their success.

First T20:
When: 20 June
Where: Halpenley City Oval, Halpenley
Ground Style: -2
Halpenley is a city located near the exact centre of Sylestone, with a population of 1.5 million. The pitch is quite good for fast bowling and a winning score of under 120 is not unheard of. It will be a good test for both side's batsman and spinners. The ground has a capacity of 35,000 and it will provide good support for the Sylestoneans, although Martune is planning on sending a large number of fans.

Second T20:
When: 24 June
Where: Cleorough Stadium, Cleorough
Ground Style: 0
Cleorough Stadium is the smallest cricketing stadium in the entirety of Sylestone, so lots of runs are expected to be scored. However, the pitch heavily favours spin bowlers and has something in it for the quicks, too. This pitch will also test both Martune's and Sylestone's batting lineups.

First ODI:
When: 1 July
Where: Betham Cricket Ground (BCG), Betham
Ground Style: 1
The BCG is Sylestone's third most famous cricket ground, after the CCG and Capital Stadium. It is an even track, with support for both batsman and bowlers, however, has relatively short boundaries. It should be a nice, reasonably high scoring game.

Second ODI:
When: 4 July
Where: Capital Stadium, Avondale
Ground Style: 1
Another decent batting track in Sylestone, Capital Stadium can hold up to 100,000 cricket-mad Sylestoneans. Although it slightly favours the batters, there is something in it for the bowlers, and good, disciplined bowling will win you 90% of matches here.

Third ODI:
When: 8 July
Where: Chamberley Cricket Ground, Chamberley
Ground Style: 4
This game will almost certainly be an entertaining batting blitz on the lifeless Chamberley pitch. Scores of 400-plus are common here. There is a tiny skerrick of life in this pitch and you need to be a top bowler if you can find it. A batting blast is always a good end to the series and , you never know, it could decide the outcome of it, too.

Image
Last edited by Sylestone on Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:01 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Football: MSMT runners up, IAC10 Round of 16
Aussie Rules: ARWC I Semifinalists


CoH 78, IFC I


President of Aussie Rules (WC)
Aussie Rules Rankings

User avatar
Martune
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1221
Founded: Apr 22, 2016
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Martune » Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:06 pm

The Martune Royal Eagles (ODI #5) T20 and ODI Rosters for The Star Trophy series



Starting XI

1. Terry Daniels
Batsmen, Right Handed
2. Ben Dalton
Batsmen, Left Handed
3. Raymond Antonino
All-Rounder, Left Handed Bat, Left Arm Orthodox
4. Eduard Gardener (C) (WK)
Batsmen, Right Handed
5. Yusuff Daniell (VC)
All-Rounder, Left Handed, Left Arm Unorthodox
6. Bill Garrett
Batsmen, Left Handed
7. Willy Friedman
Batsman, Left Handed
8. Curtis Jennings
Batsman, Right Handed
9. Leon Holland
Bowler, Right Handed Bat, Right Arm Off Break
10. Aqil Qadir
Bowler, Right Handed Bat, Right Arm Leg Break
11. Damian Yote
Bowler, Right Handed Bat, Right Arm Fast

Reserves

12. Ronni Garry
Bowler, Left Handed Bat, Left Arm Medium
13. Bill Aldridge
Batsman, Left Handed
14. Dylan Williamsworth
Batsman, Right Handed
15. Sebastian Dane
Bowler, Left Handed Bat, Left Arm Slow
16. Mose McCoy
Batsman, Left Handed


Starting XI

1. Terry Daniels
Batsmen, Right Handed
2. Ben Dalton
Batsmen, Left Handed
3. Raymond Antonino
All-Rounder, Left Handed Bat, Left Arm Orthodox
4. Eduard Gardener (C) (WK)
Batsmen, Right Handed
5. Yusuff Daniell (VC)
All-Rounder, Left Handed, Left Arm Unorthodox
6. Bill Garrett
Batsmen, Left Handed
7. Leon Holland
Bowler, Right Handed Bat, Right Arm Off Break
8. Ronni Garry
Bowler, Left Handed Bat, Left Arm Medium
9. Dee McFay
Bowler, Left Handed Bat, Right Arm Fast
10. Aqil Qadir
Bowler, Right Handed Bat, Right Arm Leg Break
11. Adam Alfarsi
Bowler, Left Handed Bat, Left Arm Fast-Medium

Reserves

12. Curtis Jennings
Wicketkeeper, Right Handed
13. Bill Aldridge
Batsman, Left Handed
14. Dylan Williamsworth
Batsman, Right Handed
15. Sebastian Dane
Bowler, Left Handed Bat, Left Arm Slow
16. Mose McCoy
Batsman, Left Handed
Last edited by Martune on Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Admin of NS Parliament
Join: NS Parliament, a government RP where the possibilities are endless!

Who even knows what I am politically anymore

User avatar
Sylestone
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 396
Founded: Jun 05, 2018
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Sylestone » Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:04 pm

Sylestone ODI rank: #12

XI for first T20:
Luke Tiati
The young, 24-year-old from Pesfield in Northeast Sylestone, has a bright future ahead of him after a good showing in the ODI World Cup. He scored two centuries and forged some good partnerships with fellow opener Lachlan Edwards. He is also the side's first-choice wicketkeeper.

ODI Career:
Matches: 12
Innings: 12
Runs: 589
BF: 679
Not Outs: 1
Average: 53.55
Strike Rate: 86.75
High Score: 167*
100s: 2
50s: 3


Lachlan Edwards
Do you think Luke Tiati is young? Think again. At just the age of sixteen, Lachlan Edwards hit four centuries in the World Cup and is in the form of his short life so far. And he can only get better. He also bowls decent leg-spin, too.

ODI Career:
Matches: 12
Innings: 12
Runs: 834
BF: 858
Not Outs: 2
Average: 83.4
Strike Rate: 97.2
High Score: 154*
100s: 4
50s: 3

Wickets: 3
Overs: 77
Runs: 362
Average: 120.67
Economy: 4.7
Strike Rate: 154
Best Bowling: 1/20
5-fors: 0


Daniel Fomleya (c)
At thirty years of age, Daniel Fomleya is the oldest player in the home squad and the captain too. A lot relies on him and he played an important role in Sylestone's World Cup. Without him, they would not have made it past Group C.

ODI Career:
Matches: 12
innings: 12
Runs: 429
BF: 571
Not Outs: 1
Average: 39
Strike Rate: 75.13
High Score: 110
100s: 2
50s: 1


Zachary Charlton
Zachary Charlton is another top-order dynamo in this Sylestonean side and also played a crucial role in several games during the WC. He is an asset to the team and will have a big role to play if Sylestone is to beat Martune.

ODI Career:
Matches: 12
Innings: 12
Runs: 490
BF: 504
Not Outs: 0
Average: 40.83
Strike Rate: 97.22
High Score: 136
100s: 2
50s: 2


Lachlan Cocrine
Lachlan Cocrine didn't have a brilliant World Cup, but his explosive batting style expects him to be batting at #3 in the T20's. He will be crucial, as Edwards, Tiati, Charlton and Fomleya are all fluent and non-aggressive scorers.

ODI Career:
Matches: 7
Innings: 7
Runs: 169
BF: 193
Not Outs: 2
Average: 33.8
Strike Rate: 87.56
High Score: 45
100s: 0
50s: 0

Liam Afosha
Dubbed the "finisher", he is known for his prowess and "never say die" attitude towards the game and in particular his batting. He nearly stole their final game from Elejamie in the World Cup with a brilliant 119. He will need to make more scores like this if Sylestone is to defeat Martune.

ODI Career:
Matches: 12
Innings: 12
Runs: 377
BF: 339
Not Outs: 2
Average: 37.7
Strike Rate: 111.21
High Score: 119
100s: 1
50s: 1

Wickets: 1
Overs: 65
Runs: 417
Average: 417
Economy: 6.42
Strike Rate: 390
Best Bowling: 1/43
5-fors: 0


Jonah Appleby
To be honest, the number seven position is a bit of a nothing spot in the Sylestonean lineup. it is well and truly after their world-class top-order and there is still more batting to come after it. Jonah Appleby fills this spot and his main contribution is just a second-choice wicketkeeper.

ODI Career:
Matches: 7
Innings: 7
Runs: 111
BF: 153
Not Outs: 5
Average: 55.5
Strike Rate: 72.55
High Score: 32*
100s: 0
50s: 0


Norbert Pistecial
Another teen in Sylestone's lineup, Norbert Pistecial is a quick left-arm swing bowler. He proved himself in the World Cup and in the test series in Ethane and he is looking to cement his spot in the lineup with some good performances against Martune. Certainly, a player to watch.

ODI Career:
Matches: 12
Innings: 5
Runs: 54
BF: 50
Not Outs: 3
Average: 27
Strike Rate: 108
High Score: 21*
100s: 0
50s: 0

Wickets: 14
Overs: 109
Runs: 564
Average: 40.29
Economy: 5.17
Strike Rate: 46.71
Best Bowling: 3/47
5-fors: 0


Sean Polen
He came into the side in the WC in place of Zangj Jonjaakh and set himself up a case there, with a three-for and a 49 against Elejamie. He will be playing in the first match, but whether he can hold that spot, only time will tell.

ODI Career:
Matches: 7
Innings: 1
Runs: 49
BF: 34
Not Outs: 1
Average: N/A
Strike Rate: 144.12
High Score: 49*
100s: 0
50s: 0

Wickets: 5
Overs: 53
Runs: 277
Average: 55.4
Economy: 522.64
Strike Rate: 53.6
Best Bowling: 3/33
5-fors: 0


Broughton Hall
At only 19, Broughton Hall is arguably Sylestone's best bowler and undoubtedly their best spinner. He took a six-for against The Sarian in the World Cup and will be looking for even more against Martune. Definitely one to watch in the coming years.

ODI Career:
Matches: 12
Innings: 2
Runs: 0
BF: 2
Not Outs: 2
Average: N/A
Strike Rate: 0
High Score: 0*
100s: 0
50s: 0

Wickets: 24
Overs: 117
Runs: 578
Average: 24.08
Economy: 4.94
Strike Rate: 29.25
Best Bowling: 6/28
5-fors: 2


Joshua Vilesti
Joshua Vilesti bowls fast, accurate little seamers but occasionally has off days. He is just going into his prime and will be vital over the next few years to Sylestone's success.

ODI Career:
Matches: 12

Wickets: 13
Overs: 105
Runs: 553
Average: 42.54
Economy: 5.27
Strike Rate: 48.46
Best Bowling: 3/56
5-fors: 0


Reserves:
Oliver Edwards
A cousin of Lachlan Edwards, Oliver Edwards made 72 runs on debut against The Booter in the WC but failed in every other innings. If he gets a chance it will be interesting to see whether he will pull out some good performances or just fall right through.

ODI Career:
Matches: 5
Innings: 5
Runs: 116
BF: 97
Not Outs: 0
Average: 23.2
Strike Rate: 119.59
High Score: 72
100s: 0
50s: 1

Wickets: 0
Overs: 2
Runs: 22
Average: N/A
Economy: 11
Strike Rate: N/A
Best Bowling: 0/22
5-fors: 0


Peter Lenton
Peter Lenton made a few runs in the ODI WC, but he didn't really get much of a chance to shine. If he gets the chance, is this his time?

ODI Career:
Matches: 5
Innings: 5
Runs: 65
BF: 46
Not Outs: 2
Average: 22.67
Strike Rate: 141.3
High Score: 17*
100s: 0
50s: 0



Zangj Jonjaakh
Rounding out the 14-man squad, Zangj Jonjaakh had both good games and bad games in the World Cup, but he ultimately got an injury which basically ended his tournament. He can hit a very long ball, so if he gets a bat, it should be interesting to see how he goes.

ODI Career:
Matches: 4
Innings: 1
Runs: 4
BF: 4
Not Outs: 0
Average: 4
Strike Rate: 100
High Score: 4
100s: 0
50s: 0

Wickets: 7
Overs: 49
Runs: 311
Average: 44.43
Economy: 6.35
Strike Rate: 42
Best Bowling: 4/56
5-fors: 0
Last edited by Sylestone on Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:49 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Football: MSMT runners up, IAC10 Round of 16
Aussie Rules: ARWC I Semifinalists


CoH 78, IFC I


President of Aussie Rules (WC)
Aussie Rules Rankings

User avatar
Martune
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1221
Founded: Apr 22, 2016
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Martune » Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:32 pm

The Martune national team has landed in Sylestone.
Admin of NS Parliament
Join: NS Parliament, a government RP where the possibilities are endless!

Who even knows what I am politically anymore

User avatar
Sylestone
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 396
Founded: Jun 05, 2018
Left-Leaning College State

Sylestonean side land in Halpenley for First T20

Postby Sylestone » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:24 am

Sylestone has landed in Halpenley for the first T20 of a two-T20, three-ODI series against Martune. Halpenley is a city of 1.5 million people, located in almost the exact centre of the island nation. The side will be as follows (in predicted batting order):
Luke Tiati
Lachlan Edwards
Lachlan Cocrine
Daniel Fomleya
Liam Afosha
Oliver Edwards
Norbert Pistecial
Sean Polen
Zangj Jonjaakh
Broughton Hall
Joshua Vilesti

The Halpenley pitch is certainly one of the worst batting pitches in Sylestone, and fast bowling will almost certainly excel. Can Polen, Jonjaakh, Vilesti and Pistecial pull it off? Only time will tell.
Football: MSMT runners up, IAC10 Round of 16
Aussie Rules: ARWC I Semifinalists


CoH 78, IFC I


President of Aussie Rules (WC)
Aussie Rules Rankings

User avatar
Sylestone
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 396
Founded: Jun 05, 2018
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Sylestone » Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:48 pm

Martune 153/6 (20 overs)
Sylestone 171/6 (20 overs)
Sylestone wins by 18 runs

Series:
Sylestone 1
Martune 0
Football: MSMT runners up, IAC10 Round of 16
Aussie Rules: ARWC I Semifinalists


CoH 78, IFC I


President of Aussie Rules (WC)
Aussie Rules Rankings

User avatar
Sylestone
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 396
Founded: Jun 05, 2018
Left-Leaning College State

Sylestone beats Martune in first T20

Postby Sylestone » Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:16 am

OOC: Due to Martune having real-life issues, we have decided that I will RP for both teams during the Star Trophy.

Martune won the toss and bowled on a good fast bowling surface, expecting to be chasing something less than 150. They weren't expecting a Lachlan Cocrine and Lachlan Edwards blitz on a pitch favouring their quickies.

Sylestone started off in the worst possible fashion, losing Luke Tiati for 1 on the fifth ball of the first over. Edwards and Cocrine steadied the ship for the next three overs before Cocrine smacked 29 off the final two overs of the powerplay, all by himself. Both batsman then made a good partnership that was only broken after Cocrine made his way to 69 in the 11th over and the score was 2/105. Fomleya, Afosha and Oliver Edwards all failed to perform and a lot relied on Edwards, who was on 57 not out with 5 overs to go. Pistecial and Jonjaakh each made bright little cameos and they took the score to 6/171 after the 20 overs, Lachlan Edwards not out on 80.
For Martune, their four spinners were all punished and quickie Damian Yote finished with the exemplary figures of 4/22 off his four overs. Yusuff Daniell and Aqil Qadir both exceeded ten an over in their bowling statistics and Leon Holland almost did, albeit getting a wicket. Left-arm orthodox spinner Raymond Antonino was the only bowler with decent figures, capturing 1/29 off his four overs.

Luke Tiati 1(3) Bowled Yote
Lachlan Edwards 80(63) Not Out
Lachlan Cocrine 69(36) Caught Holland Bowled Antonino
Daniel Fomleya 0(3) Bowled Yote
Liam Afosha 0(1) Bowled Yote
Oliver Edwards 4(6) Caught Daniels Bowled Yote
Norbert Pistecial 10(5) LBW Holland
Zangj Jonjaakh 5(3) Not Out
Sean Polen DNB
Broughton Hall DNB
Joshua Vilesti DNB

Extras: 2 (2WD)
Total: 6/171 (20)

Damian Yote 4-0-22-4
Leon Holland 4-0-36-1
Yusuff Daniell 4-0-41-0
Aqil Qadir 4-0-43-0
Leon Holland 4-0-29-1


Sylestone went out into the field full of confidence, knowing that they had posted a brilliant score on the board. Martune got off to a slow start via Terry Daniels and Ben Dalton, but Dalton was dismissed when a Zonjaakh half-volley reared up, hit his glove and fell straight into keeper Tiati's hands. Daniels and Antonino fell soon after and a lot was left on the captain and vice-captain of the Martune team. They put on a 73-run partnership over nine overs and took the score from 3/50 after seven overs to 3/123 after 16. All of a sudden, it seemed Martune had a fighting chance at a victory. Those hopes were brushed away when Polen dismissed Gardener and Vilesti dismissed Daniell in the over after. Garrett fell soon after to a Jonjaakh yorker and Vilesti rounded up the innings with a near-no-ball which was dispatched by Friedman for six. Martune finished with 6/153 after their 20 overs, eighteen runs short of their target.

Terry Daniels 25(21) Bowled Hall
Ben Dalton 17(20) Caught and Bowled Jonjaakh
Raymond Antonino 0(1) Caught O.Edwards Bowled Hall
Eduard Gardener 49(34) Bowled Polen
Yusuff Daniell 36(29) LBW Vilesti
Bill Garrett 5(4) LBW Jonjaakh
Will Friedman 11(6) Not Out
Curtis Jennings 10(5) Not Out
Extras: 0
Football: MSMT runners up, IAC10 Round of 16
Aussie Rules: ARWC I Semifinalists


CoH 78, IFC I


President of Aussie Rules (WC)
Aussie Rules Rankings

User avatar
Sylestone
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 396
Founded: Jun 05, 2018
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Sylestone » Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:24 pm

Martune 148/7 (20 overs)
Sylestone 151/8 (18.2 overs)
Sylestone wins by 2 wickets

Sylestone 2-0 Martune
Football: MSMT runners up, IAC10 Round of 16
Aussie Rules: ARWC I Semifinalists


CoH 78, IFC I


President of Aussie Rules (WC)
Aussie Rules Rankings

User avatar
Sylestone
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 396
Founded: Jun 05, 2018
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Sylestone » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:15 am

Sylestone and Martune's second game took place in the Sylestonean city of Cleorough. Both sides are keeping their same sides from the first T20, with Martune knowing that their spinners would be a lot more of a threat on this pitch rather than the fast-bowling centric Halpenley one. Unfortunately for them, it wasn't enough as their batsman just couldn't get going.

Terry Daniels and Raymond Antonino once again fell early, but Dalton kept the Martune side in the game with a fifty. Gardener and Daniell both made starts but they both ultimately struggled. Jonjaakh and Vilesti bowled very well on the pitch and Edwards and Hall each picked up two more, Hall getting the important scalp of Ben Dalton in the 17th over. Unfortunately for the Sylestoneans, Pistecial and Polen didn't bowl to their full potentials today and they were the only two bowlers who gave the Martune batters something to have a go at. Both bowlers conceded more than eight an over and without them, Martune would have been kept to less than 130. But every day someone has a bad day and Martune's no.8 Curtis Jennings exposed this with a quickfire 30 off 16 balls to help Martune to 7/148.

Edwards was dismissed early, for ten runs, but Tiati kept going on strong until he was dismissed for 49 in the twelfth over. Cocrine was dismissed soon after Edwards, but Fomleya held the innings together and it was him that brought Sylestone home with only two wickets in hand in the nineteenth over. Qadir and Holland each took three each and Yote took the other two. With Sylestone 7/110 in the fifteenth over, it seemed as if Sylestone was out of the game, but Polen took it to himself to fetch Sylestone a win, hitting 26 off 14 balls to put Sylestone right into contention for a second win. Unfortunately, Polen was dismissed, but Fomleya hit a Yote full toss back over his head for six to confirm the win. There were celebrations all around Sylestone as they went 2-0 up in the series.


OOC: Please note that unless Martune comes back, no more scorecards will be in use.
Football: MSMT runners up, IAC10 Round of 16
Aussie Rules: ARWC I Semifinalists


CoH 78, IFC I


President of Aussie Rules (WC)
Aussie Rules Rankings

User avatar
Sylestone
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 396
Founded: Jun 05, 2018
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Sylestone » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:58 pm

Martune 281/5 (48.5 overs)
Sylestone 280/7 (50 overs)
Martune win by 5 wickets

Sylestone 2-1 Martune
Football: MSMT runners up, IAC10 Round of 16
Aussie Rules: ARWC I Semifinalists


CoH 78, IFC I


President of Aussie Rules (WC)
Aussie Rules Rankings

User avatar
Sylestone
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 396
Founded: Jun 05, 2018
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Sylestone » Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:09 pm

Martune 241/7 (50 overs)
Sylestone 243/8 (45.2 overs)
Sylestone win by 2 wickets

Sylestone 3-1 Martune
Football: MSMT runners up, IAC10 Round of 16
Aussie Rules: ARWC I Semifinalists


CoH 78, IFC I


President of Aussie Rules (WC)
Aussie Rules Rankings

User avatar
Sylestone
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 396
Founded: Jun 05, 2018
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Sylestone » Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:45 pm

Martune 278/8 (50 overs)
Sylestone 281/5 (46.3 overs)

Sylestone 4-1 Martune
Football: MSMT runners up, IAC10 Round of 16
Aussie Rules: ARWC I Semifinalists


CoH 78, IFC I


President of Aussie Rules (WC)
Aussie Rules Rankings


Advertisement

Remove ads

Return to NS Sports

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: South Newlandia, Squidroidia

Advertisement

Remove ads