Michael Vaughan's Cricket Manager (previously Michael Vaughan's Championship Cricket Manager) by Midas Interactive is the commercial release for Stumped! World of Cricket by Oli Norwell.
It was released in the UK on 21 September 2001 priced at £19.99. It should be released in Australia at some point.
SportingGifts.com Ltd have informed me that they have sold out of Michael's Vaughan's Cricket Manager and do not expect any more stock in.
The sequel to Michael Vaughan's Cricket Manager, Cricket Coach has been in development for some time by Rockingham Games. A release is expected some time during the 2005 season. More details can be found on the official Cricket Coach web pages.
Patch 1.11 has been released. This is a list of the fixes
Updated Downloads page - added 1.11 Patch.
Oli Norwell posted in the Forum
A patch will be released for the game later on today. It
fixes all known problems with the game and updates the player database.
I've been having major problems connecting to the internet
over the last couple of days and so haven't been able to upload it yet.
Updated Links page - updated link for official OB Games site.
Heard from Oli Norwell
The game has been officially renamed to 'Michael Vaughan's Cricket Manager', this is due to ongoing problems with the use of the words 'Championship' and 'Manager' in the same sentence.
Secondly the game is set to be released in Australia in March, this isn't 100% certain but came from a reliable source at Midas. No news on what it will be called but 'Cricket Manager' is a likely title. I'll let you know when I get more information, i.e. a definite release date.
Note I am not happy with this potential choice of title from Midas as it conflicts with my game Cricket Manager.
The patch for Michael Vaughan's Championship Cricket Manager has been released. Updated in the patch
An unofficial Editor MVCCM Team Editor v1.0.0 by Sriram K. has been released.
Updated Downloads page - added 1.02 Patch and Unofficial Editor.
I have received the beta version of an editor for Michael Vaughan's Championship Cricket Manager. It allows to to add/edit/delete all players in the game plus adjust the team parameters.
Oli Norwell posted in the Forum that the patch has been sent to Midas for final testing and for them to upload. Hopefully should be available next week sometime.
Added Cheats page - added cheats to allow you to manage any of the 14 International sides not listed initially.
Added Hints 'n' Tips page - added General Hint which should win you more matches.
The official Michael Vaughan's Championship Cricket Manager web site at http://www.obgames.com/cricket has been updated.
Added Downloads page - added official demo of Michael Vaughan's Championship Cricket Manager.
Oli Norwell has posted in the Michael Vaughan's Championship Cricket Manager ForumHi all,
Just to let you know the official Michael Vaughan's Championship Cricket Manager web site will be available soon.
It will contain information about the game, reviews, screenshots and several docs to help with editing of the game.
I also have a couple of extra downloads that I haven't mentioned on this forum that will be available shortly, so keep an eye on it!.
It should be online at http://www.obgames.com/cricket sometime on Sunday night.
Thanks again for the suggestions/comments etc,
Creator of Michael Vaughan's Championship Cricket Manager
Updated Links page - added links to the OB Games (developers of Michael Vaughan's Championship Cricket Manager) and Michael Vaughan's Championship Cricket Manager Zone (fan site).
Updated Editing page - made some changes after hearing from Oli Norwell.
Michael Vaughan's Championship Cricket Manager has now been released for just over a week. The forum is already proving popular. If anyone else wants to write a review of the game please send it in.
Has anyone got some Hints 'n' Tips for winning the game? Please send in tips articles.
Added Editing page - initial analysis of data files.
Heard today that Michael Vaughan's Championship Cricket Manager should be released in Australia at the end of November. It will have a Australian player endorsement and some changes for the Australian market. More details when I know them.
The game is definitely being released in the UK tomorrow and should be available from all normal computer game stores. Alternatively you canand get it shipped to you.
Added Reviews page - added CricketGames.com review of Michael Vaughan's Championship Cricket Manager.
Managed to get a quick play of Michael Vaughan's Championship Cricket Manager at the ECTS show. Also spoke to the producer and marketing people who both seem surprised at my genuine enthusiasm for the game.
Some general points:
Some points about the game in the few minutes I was able to play it:
I was not able to complete a match (only literally a few overs) so can not comment on the accuracy yet. A full review will appear as soon as possible.
Michael Vaughan's Championship Cricket Manager (that really is quite a mouthful - need to come up with a suitable short version) will be shown off at the ECTS trade show next week. I have arranged to meet up with the marketing bods at Midas to spend some time actually playing the game.
Added Features page - listed features and requirements of Michael Vaughan's Championship Cricket Manager.
Added Links page - added various links for Michael Vaughan's Championship Cricket Manager.
Added Screenshots page - added 6 screen shots of Michael Vaughan's Championship Cricket Manager.
Saturday, 16 March 2013.