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This version of Cricket Captain lacks the ability to play the matches that is featured in the others. Instead, the C64 displays a running scorecard, while on the Spectrum the whole screen is used for a top-down view of the field, with lines illustrating where each shot was played, and flash announcements of dismissals. Only balls from which a player is dismissed or a run is scored are shown.

Scouts, coaches and physios are not hired, you simply have a standard one throughout. CPU v CPU matches produce a simple result instead of a full scoreline. Minor counties are not featured; cup tournaments start from the last 16 stage

A few other changes have been made. Player abilities in each field are now rated out of 10 instead of 100, but a player's bowling style and preferred bowling style to bat against are now featured. The scout now brings information about a team's players, and then gives you the chance to buy one of them, instead of searching for players of a particular ability.

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Cricket Captain ZX Spectrum Main menu
Cricket Captain ZX Spectrum Running mishaps like this won't help
Cricket Captain ZX Spectrum All out for a mediocre score
Cricket Captain ZX Spectrum We won the tosss for this match

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Apr, 1990 63 out of 100 63

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