Sportsbet has launched a new Ashes Fantasy Game. Pick your best eleven and try to win your share of $10,000 in cash & prizes. Prizes are awarded after each test and at the end of the series. You have to join Sportsbet to take part, but no deposit is necessary.
To participate, simply pick eleven players for each test. You have to choose exactly 5 Batsmen, 1 All-Rounder, 1 Wicketkeeper and 4 Bowlers. As a further restriction, you cannot have more than six players from the same team.
I’ve had a play around, and it’s a very simple game to participate in. Those who are unfamiliar with cricket will have no problem.
You can create private leagues to track your performance against your mates and play for pride.
Just be sure to get your first tips in before 11:00 am AEDT, Thu 25 November.
For those who are interested, below are the points scoring details and prize list.
|Stat Description||Points Awarded/Deducted|
|Runs (Per run scored)
(Duck – Exc. Bowlers)
Player score of 100+ in an innings
Player score of 50+ in an innings
|Wickets (Per wicket)||20 Points|
|Economy Rate Bonus**
2.5 or less r.p.o.
|Runout (All players involved)||15 Points|
|Stumping (W’keeper only)||15 Points|
Unless otherwise specified, all points are awarded as a total score from each innings that a player may play in each single test match.
* Scoring Bonus points awarded on a ‘per innings’ basis
** Economy Rate Bonus points awarded on a ‘per innings’ basis on the total runs conceded/overs bowled, when 10 or more total overs are bowled per innings.
Your selected Captain earns double points.
|4th||$500 Free Bet|
|5th||$400 Free Bet|
|6th||$300 Free Bet|
|7th||$250 Free Bet|
|8th||$200 Free Bet|
|9th||$150 Free Bet|
|10th||$100 Free Bet|
|11th-20th||$50 Free Bet|
|21st-30th||$25 Free Bet|
Best of Test Prizes:
|1st||$250 Free Bet|
|2nd||$150 Free Bet|
|3rd||$100 Free Bet|
|4th||$50 Free Bet|