Cricket full review

Cricket doesn’t travel well. Very few nations play the game worldwide and the Americans have stayed well away from it, preferring its rather more aggressive distant cousin, baseball. So it was with some satisfaction that I recently saw the demo of Graham Randall’s Cricket appear on the US-based macgamefiles.com, the essential repository for Mac games.

Regularly updated since first appearing in 1996, Cricket has developed into a very playable, fun game. It isn't is a graphically-intensive simulator – in fact, the graphics are quite blocky above a 640-x-480 screen size even though the game now runs natively under Mac OS X.

What it is, though, is a highly enjoyable, almost arcade approach to the game. Select two of the nine sides available, toss the proverbial coin and bat or bowl accordingly. As a batsman, you have one option: hit the ball using the mouse to control the bat. Miss it, and you’re likely to be bowled.

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