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Cricket 97

Moby ID: 382
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Official Description (Ad Blurb)

EA SPORTS™ bring you the fierce confrontations that make International Cricket. Dig in and defend with the bat while the bowler releases bouncers like guided missiles, whipping past your head at 90mph. Then go on the offensive, hit the ball for six or pick up a single on a nail-biting run chase. Every facet of first class cricket - batting, bowling and field placement - is realistically simulated in EA Sports Cricket 97.


  • TV-style presentation, including ball-by-ball commentaryfrom Richie Benaud (the voice of cricket) supported by detailed pitch reports from Ian Botham.
  • 4 different play modes: Test Match, One-Day Internationals, The World Challenge, and the innovative Fast Match.
  • Play a One-Day game or Test Match over a network (DOS and Win 95) or modem (Win 95 only) link.


  • Team Management option lets you create your own team from opening bat to leg-spin bowler.
  • Accurate player intelligence.
  • Adjustable player skill levels: Batting, bowling, fielding and many other player characteristics can be altered at will.
  • Players and umpires Motion Captured to move like real cricketers.
  • Play at one of the world's great cricketing venues.

Source: UK release back cover

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Average score: 63% (based on 3 ratings)


Average score: 3.4 out of 5 (based on 9 ratings with 1 reviews)

Cricket 97 is a detailed simulation of cricket.

The Good
Cricket 97 has a whole stack load of options. Everything you could possibly imagine can be changed. You can even opt for Ozy rules for scoring as opposed to English ones. Once you?ve chosen your options, you can go for a quick match, a one day match, a full test match or a network game. You can of course have a 2 player game with one machine.

Richie Benaud! Commentary is good.

The Bad
The graphics are OK but not as good as FIFA 97. I never seem to get any sixes, only 1 six in about 50 matches. Will only find favour with cricket fans. Others will find it insanely boring

The Bottom Line
If you like cricket you could play this until the end of the world.

Windows · by MajorDad (515) · 1999



After selecting the set-up program you are confronted by a video sequence of a middle aged man instead of Install Wizard. However, It turned out to be Richie Benaud to help through the install program. Benaud is an Australian cricket journalist. According to the manual he played 63 tests for Australia. That probably just about qualifies him to guide you through the install.


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Game added by MajorDad.

Additional contributors: Andrew Hartnett, Patrick Bregger.

Game added November 5, 1999. Last modified June 13, 2024.