GW 6 Cricket Draft County Championship Review

The Cricket Draft
4 min readMay 14


The good news was that the weather was actually pretty nice. The bad news was, there was only one game of any real excitement and 4 of the 9 games were very one-sided with a lot of players either not getting the chance to contribute fully, or even worse, were part of the drubbings and failed to accumulate any meaningful points! That, as they say, is a cricket supporters’ lot. You have to take the rough with the smooth and we have plenty of cricket coming up, with the Blast and County Championship over lapping this week, providing plenty of opportunity to mend any broken dreams from GW 6!

Team of the week:

Player of the Week:

James Rew: Somerset (WKT, £77k, 26%, 8.3)

Rew was a DOC’s favourite from the moment we launched the game. There were a few questions as to why he was quite so popular, with such a fledgling first-class career under his belt. He is certainly showing why now though, as he scored twin centuries (the first player to do so against Lancashire for Somerset) to take his points total to 933, and the 6th highest scorer overall.

Best Low Value Pick:

Harry Came: Derbyshire (BAT, £49K, 4%, 6.95)

172 points is not an amount that would usually get you in the GW Dream Team, but it was enough for Harry Came in GW6. It was his maiden FC century and coming in at just £49k makes him a very attractive potential pick in future GW’s if he was to carry on with this kind of form. He is also a headline writers writer’s dream — I wonder how many times ‘He Came, he saw, he conquered’ will be used during his career…

Suprise Package:

Wiann Mulder, Leics (ALR, £139k, 1%, 8.0)

We all know Wiann Mulder is a class act, so no surprise that he put in another excellent performance. The bigger surprise is that he is only owned by 1% of DOCs. He is priced on the high side, but he is a proven performer with 12 Test Caps under his belt, 9 FC hundreds and 150 FC wickets. With Leciestershire looking a much improved outfit this year, Wiann is going to take centre stage more and more as the season goes on. He could be a great signing as a differential.

Cricket Draft Moments of the Week:

‘Rew the Man’

James Rew has had quite a start to the season and there has been a follower on Twitter who has taken great pleasure in taunting a ‘non-beliver’, who questioned the clammer to fit him in to so many Cricket Draft Squads. Love it!

Best Cricket Joke Ever!

James Harris dismissing Adam Hose is a pretty normal happening within a County Championship environment, but it triggered an exceptional tweet from Mark Puttick that led me explaining a joke for about 10 minutes to my wife. I just thought it was great! It’s still making me chuckle.

Somerset Fall Out

It feels as if there is going to be more drama to come from the Somerset v Lancashire game, as accusations of Lancashire turning down a proposal of a chase from Somerset, resulted in Somerset batting out the whole of Day 4. It is going to make for interesting reading over the next few days to find out exactly what transpired and why it ended up in a rather damp squib of a finish.