After a summer of gripping County Championship and One-Day Cup action, Kevin Holmes has emerged victorious - and £3,000 richer, thanks to a late surge of points from Joe Leach and Toby Roland-Jones in his team, Meister Men 2.
Kevin, a devoted cricket fan from Cheltenham, also won the Runs League, Wickets League, Facebook League and Twitter League, cementing his status as the undisputed king of Telegraph Fantasy Cricket 2016.
We spoke with Kevin earlier in the week to uncover his tactical genius, how he won the crown and what he plans to spend his winnings on.
Kevin, how did you do it? What tactics did you use throughout the season?
"I have been fortunate enough to play for Broadway Cricket Club for the past 30 years or so and have a real passion for the sport. I follow both international and county matches, in particular Worcestershire (which is the county I grew up in) and Gloucestershire (the county I now live in). Having played against Daryl Mitchell, the current Worcestershire captain, in the Cotswold Hills Cricket League, I am always keen to check how he is performing."
"In terms of tactics, this year I wanted to be more disciplined with my transfers (in previous seasons I have been guilty of using my transfers too quickly). I think that was key as I was able to bring in Joe Leach and Toby Roland-Jones who scored heavily for my team in the last few matches of the season. I also like to pick batsmen who bowl a bit (such as Ravi Bopara) and bowlers who can score runs (such as Keith Barker and Matt Coles)."
How long have you played Telegraph Fantasy Cricket for?
"I have played Telegraph Fantasy Cricket pretty much every year since it started (although can't remember when that was!). I have had a couple of minor successes over the years, including runner up in the Super 8s last year, but this year was just unbelievable."
What do you plan to spend the money on?
"I am hoping to use the money towards a family skiing holiday, and maybe a new cricket bat for next season as my current one seems to have run out of runs!"
How Kevin Holmes became champion
Team name: Meister Men 2
Total points: 26432