Telegraph Fantasy Cricket County Challenge 2017: How you can win up to £16,000 worth of prizes

Calum Ward
The Telegraph
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Telegraph Fantasy Cricket County Challenge 2017 is now live. Scoring starts this Friday so there's still time for you to assemble your winning XI and compete for £16,000 worth of prizes.

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How to play

As a Fantasy Cricket selector, your first task is to choose 11 players to score points for you based on their batting, bowling and fielding performances during all County Championship and Royal London One Day matches from Friday, April 7, 2017 onwards.

The aim of the game is to score the highest number of points you can. You can make changes to your team throughout the competition, replacing under-performing players with those who are hitting form and who you think will score more points for your team.

You can play on your own or, better still, create a bit of friendly competition by setting up your own private league with a group of friends and colleagues.

It costs £8 to register a single Telegraph Fantasy Cricket County Challenge team – we think that’s pretty good value for money for a full summer of entertainment and a shot at up to £16,000 in prize money.

But, for even better value, choose one of our 2017 season tickets which gets you teams from as little as £2.50 each:

  • 3 teams for £15 (£5 per team - saving £9)

  • 5 teams for £20 (£4 per team - saving £20)

  • 10 teams for £25 (£2.50 per team - saving £55)

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Scoring points

In each match, your players will score points for your team as follows:


  • +1 for each run scored

  • -20 for each duck (excluding bowlers)


  • +25 for each wicket taken

  • -1 for every five runs conceded


  • +10 for each catch taken

  • +15 for each stumping


  • Double points in all matches

There are also bonus points your team can accumulate. Find out about them here >>


There's up to £16,000 in prize money to be won in Telegraph Fantasy Cricket County Challenge.

  • First place £3,000

  • Second place £500

  • Third place £250

  • Fourth place £150

  • Fifth place £100

  • Up to £8,650 to be won in Elite Leagues. Find out more here >>

There's also more than £1,000 to be won for a whole host of extra leagues, including the manager who picks the best Starting XI and the Super 8s champion. 

Pick your team now and compete for £16,000 worth of prizes >>

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