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Cricket 97

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Cricket. It's not a world wide sport and I have to say it can be pretty boring at times. However, it's one of those sports that's a bit more relaxing to watch. It's not like watching a football match (soccer American sports fans) where you're constantly in danger of a cardiac arrest because your team need one goal to stay in the Premier League. Cricket is a different kettle of fish all together. Cricket matches don't take hours, they take days. Cricket is all about sitting back and having a rest.

As is the nature of cricket, you'll either be batting or bowling. Batting is handled by the use of the directional keys and two fire button. Pressing various directions performs different shots.

To be honest, there seems to be a lot of luck involved. However, if you know your cricket then you'll love the attention to detail and will spend hours refining your batting skills.

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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 (522) · 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 5th, 1999. Last modified August 14th, 2023.