As April approaches and the cold blows away, it’s not just the Cricket season that graces your doorstep. Jez has finally been released and has wasted no time in writing this guest blog entry.
A separate market known as ‘Middlesex CCC’ has been created within ExtZy, where each Middlesex squad member has been given a rating. Over the course of the season, the squad members will be awarded points based on their performances in all LV County Championship matches for Middlesex, with one point available for each run scored and 25 for each wicket taken. These will be combined at the end of the season in order to give an overall score for each player.
In order to give everyone a fair chance of purchasing shares in the Middlesex players they want, your spending in the Middlesex CCC area will be limited to 500 of these Zoints. There are 1,000 shares available to be bought in each squad member, but never fear if you’ve been beaten to the player you desperately want – you can always put in an offer to purchase them from another competitor. Similarly (and as with any form of trading), you are also able to put players up for sale once bought, should you suddenly feel that they are not going to reach the value you had hoped.
At the end of the season, all coupons will be redeemed and you will receive the original coupon price back (i.e. the player’s starting price) for each share you own in that squad member. You will also receive your share of the profit on that particular squad member, should there be any. Don't forget that trading on the CCC also counts towards those fabulous prizes!
All that’s left to say is good luck – and may the best competitor triumph!