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One of the few computer games recreating cricket, the traditional summer pastime in many English-speaking countries. The game had different licenses with well-known cricketers in different countries. It was Audiogenic's second cricket game, 8 years after Graham Gooch's Test Match.

All the international sides are present, with the chance to change the player data and choose the team yourself. Test match and limited-overs matches are available, with 1 or 2 innings per team, and you can turn the Leg-before-wicket dismissal off, which makes the game easier to understand.

There are 3 skill levels - Amateur, Professional and World Class. The bowling involves positioning a cursor to place the bowl, then controlling the speed/spin (depending on the type of bowler selected). Batting involves timing one of the many available shots, and fielding is largely automated.


Allan Border's Cricket Genesis The arrow points to where the ball is
Allan Border's Cricket Genesis Options for the Test Series
Allan Border's Cricket Genesis The bowler bowling
Allan Border's Cricket Commodore 64 Bowling card

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

  • "Jonty Rhodes Cricket" -- South African title
  • "Graham Gooch World Class Cricket" -- UK title
  • "Brian Lara Cricket: World Test Record Holder" -- Genesis tag-lined title
  • "Brian Lara Cricket" -- European title

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Mean Machines Genesis Jun, 1995 88 out of 100 88
ST Format Atari ST Jun, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Jun, 1995 77 out of 100 77
Atari ST User Atari ST Jun, 1993 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Games Amiga Dec, 1995 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Games Amiga Oct, 1993 63 out of 100 63
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jan, 1994 60 out of 100 60
Retro Game Reviews Amiga Dec 13, 2015 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 50
Computer and Video Games (CVG) DOS Dec, 1994 47 out of 100 47
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Sep, 1991 41 out of 100 41


Topic # Posts Last Post
C64 port - split? 2 Terok Nor (32352)
Oct 31, 2012


Player graphics

All the players in the game are depicted as Caucasians with dark hair - even in the versions licensed by West Indian star Brian Lara. It's as if the D'Olivera affair never happened.
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