It was a rollercoaster round of SuperCoach BBL action with plenty of highs and lows, most notably Hobart Hurricanes opener Ben McDermott pumping out two centuries.
The round really was divided into those who captained McDermott, owned McDermott, and didn’t own McDermott, as he produced one of the highest SuperCoach rounds of all-time with an absurd 347 points!
For reference, Marcus Stoinis has the record with 376 points across a double game week.
Weather again proved chaotic with fairly substantial rain and storms predicted for the Brisbane Heat’s opener not eventuating.
Once again the Cooma Stallions played accordingly to the rain, and it didn’t pay off, having an underwhelming week of just 840 points to drop to 1,800th overall, a fall from grace from around 300th a few weeks back!
Not to worry, what it shows is that SuperCoach BBL is a fickle game and significant overall ranking changes can occur on any given week.
I did sell Josh Philippe who dropped $50k in one round and now sits with a breakeven of 176, so that cash is looking very handy at the moment.
With no teams on the bye or double in Round 7, it’ll make for an interesting round of trades.
Two quick notes, plenty of Melbourne Stars (Round 8 double) players have very high breakevens this week, so it may be worth waiting till next round to chase certain guys like Glenn Maxwell and Adam Zampa.
Further, as spoken about on the Round 7/8 podcast, I like the idea of recruiting either Seb Gotch or Baxter Holt as non-playing auto-emergency loophole opportunities at WKP/BAT.
This round in particular would open up a plethora of opportunities for enhanced scoring, with most people’s auto-emergency option in Cooper Connelly playing in the first game.
Do note Gotch also plays the first game this round so he’s more a play going forward.