Top 5 would be my preference too, but I'm slightly worried about the response. Like while you, I and a few others would have no problem naming off the best 5 performances on the whole, I'm worried people might just wanna name their team's best performances.
Then again I'm really only expecting about 10-15 guys anyway. So yeah let's do 5 best on the whole. Might post my best 3 by state in my OP just as a reminder though. Thinking I might just leave it for the shield, cause I don't really remember much of the FRC and BigBash
2011-12 Shield Awards: Phone starts thread, asks people to nominate the three best batting performances and three best bowling performances from each state (a WA fan can just nominate the best WA performances, or he can nominate the best performances from each state, which is obviously the ideal situation) and maybe post a best XI for the season. After a few days I create a poll to pick the winning performances. All during this you're in the background making sure this is all working out fine.
What's wrong with this. I've put little to no thought into it