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Wednesday, 29 December 1999

Well my contract in the Isle of Man finished just before Christmas so I hope to be able to dedicate a bit more time to this site and the continued development of Internet Test Cricket. I hope to get a shareware version released as soon as possible but practically this is not likely to be for at least a month.

Whilst I was away I received a lot of Hints, Wish Lists, Cheats, etc. for the various games on this site. One thing I notice is that nearly all of them are the same or very similar to existing ones. With Wish Lists and Hints I will only add things that are new. Please check carefully existing entries before posting. Hopefully in next few days can sift through them all and add anything that is new.

Updated Trade page - updated lists of games or DVD's I will trade International Test Cricket, Internet Test Cricket or the CricketGames.com CD-ROM for. Added Championship Manager Season 99/00, Formula One 99, Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine, Quake Arena, Rally Championship 2000, Tomb Raider The Last Revelation & Unreal Tournament and removed Anno 1602, Birth of the Federation, Championship Manager 3 & Prince of Persia 3D. Also removed several DVD's from list.

Updated PBeM - news of 'Tortyfoo Cup' for all ITC PBeM leagues.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1480 South Africa vs England.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1479 Australia vs India.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1478 New Zealand vs West Indies.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1477 New Zealand vs West Indies.

Updated Simulated Tests - added news report written by Thomas Rose for Test #1476 Australia vs India.

Updated Simulated Tests - added news report written by Paul Cox for Test #1475 South Africa vs England.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated official ITC Test Squads database and individual Test Squad files.

Order Creased Up 2 The Follow On by Rory Bremner Video (PAL) ideal Christmas present.

Sunday, 12 December 1999

Winner of the CricketGames.com CD-ROM for submissions during November was William Colvin. To be considered for December see Help Wanted.

Updated PBeM - news of 2 new leagues.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1476 Australia vs India. Amazing performance by Australia.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1475 South Africa vs England.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1474 Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka.

Updated Simulated Tests - added news report written by Paul Cox for Test #1471 South Africa vs England.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated official ITC Test Squads database and individual Test Squad files.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Links page.

Updated CIcricket One Day Game - online play link seems to have disappeared.

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Links page.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - updated Links page.

Updated WinCricket - added local copy of latest version.

Sunday, 28 November 1999

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1473 Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1472 Australia vs Pakistan.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1471 South Africa vs England.

Updated PBeM - news of 2 new leagues.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated official ITC Test Squads database.

Updated International Test Cricket - added 1970s & All Time County Championship database by William Colvin.

Sunday, 21 November 1999

Updated Trade page - updated lists of games or DVD's I will trade International Test Cricket, Internet Test Cricket or the CricketGames.com CD-ROM for. Added Fifa FA League Football Manager 2000, Flight Simulator 2000, Monopoly (new release), Pharaoh & Phoenix and removed Flight Unlimited 3, Force 21, Grand Theft Auto: London 1969, Total Annihilation Kingdoms. Also removed several DVD's from list. As a note Imperialism II which is on the list is currently 9.99 in Electronics Boutique.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1470 Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1469 Australia vs Pakistan.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1468 Zimbabwe vs South Africa.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Downloads (new Editor) page.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - news (more details of I2Ed editor).

Sunday, 14 November 1999

Updated Trade page - updated lists of games or DVD's I will trade International Test Cricket, Internet Test Cricket or the CricketGames.com CD-ROM for. Added Links LS 2000 and removed Jack Nicklaus 6.

Updated International Test Cricket - fixed link to Test Cricket database by William Colvin.

Sunday, 7 November 1999

Updated Trade page - updated lists of games or DVD's I will trade International Test Cricket, Internet Test Cricket or the CricketGames.com CD-ROM for. Added Age of Empires II plus removed Alpha Centuari and International Cricket Captain.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1467 Australia vs Pakistan.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1466 South Africa vs Zimbabwe.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1465 India vs New Zealand.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated official ITC Test Squads database.

Updated International Test Cricket - added Test Cricket database by William Colvin.

Updated PBeM - added turn generator program for ITC leagues by Thomas Rose.

Updated PBeM - news of 1 new league.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - updated Cheats (Hex editing) page.

Buy the GamesParadise Game of the Week Grand Theft Auto 2 for PC

Sunday, 24 October 1999

Well the first week of my contract is over. I can actually receive and send email during the week so feel free to email me any time as I will be able to reply if necessary.

Updated Trade page - updated lists of games or DVD's I will trade International Test Cricket, Internet Test Cricket or the CricketGames.com CD-ROM for. Added Descent Freescape 2, Grand Theft Auto 2 and Pong.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1464 India vs New Zealand.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated USA Squad by Brien Aronov.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated Scorecards page.

Updated PBeM - news of 2 new leagues.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Hints 'n' Tips page.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - updated Downloads and Feedback pages.

Buy the GamesParadise Game of the Week LMA Manager (25% off) for Playstation (PAL)

Monday, 18 October 1999

Sorry about the recent lack of updates but if you read below or saw the news item on UK Sports Network you will see why I have been very busy. As a result today is a large update with some interesting items :-)

Later today I start a 3 month programming contract based in the Isle of Man. This unfortunately means I will be without email access during the week. It also means that I will only be able to update this site at the weekends. Sorry about this but I need the money to live :-)

Updated Trade page - updated lists of games or DVD's I will trade International Test Cricket, Internet Test Cricket or the CricketGames.com CD-ROM for. Added Sinistar Unleashed, Starfleet Command and X Beyond the Frontier. With regards the trade page it is worth looking out for bargins. I got Magic & Mayhem a game on the list for just 1.99 on Monday 2nd hand in Gamestation. Electronics Boutique currently have Anno 1602 another game on the list for 9.99 which is much cheaper than the cost of ITC Enhanced (20) I will swap it for.

Updated Cricket Manager - news plus updated Wish List page.

International Test Cricket Enhanced Online price reduced from $30 to $25.
International Test Cricket Registered Online price reduced from $20 to $18.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1463 Zimbabwe vs Australia.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1462 India vs New Zealand.

Pre-order Internet Test Cricket for US$ 30 online via a secure server or fill in an order form.
Pre-order InetTC upgrade from ITC for US$ 18 online via a secure server or fill in an order form.

Added new Shareware game - Internet Test Cricket by Tortyfoo Software Limited. This is the reason I have been so busy recently and not had time to update these pages.

Updated International Test Cricket - released v1.32 Shareware.

Updated International Test Cricket - released v1.32 upgrades for registered users.

Updated International Test Cricket - added databases used to simulate #1462 India vs New Zealand and #1463 Zimbabwe vs Australia.

Updated International Test Cricket - added 1977 database by William Colvin.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated ICC Associates database.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated New Zealand 1999/2000 domestic database.

Updated PBeM - news of 1 new league.

Added new Under Development game - Cricket 2000 by EA Sports.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Wish List page.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - updated Downloads, Feedback and Reviews pages.

Updated International Cricket Captain updated Hints 'n' Tips and Links pages.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - updated Downloads (new 1.30 patch), Feedback, Reviews and Wish List pages.

Updated One Day International Cricket - added Feedback from Rohan.

Buy the GamesParadise Game of the Week Cuthroats (25% off) for PC

Saturday, 2 October 1999

Updated Affiliate program. The method of setting up the Affiliate program has changed. ShareIt the company I use for on-line ordering now allow the use of an Identifier to be used for reseller sites. This now means all that is needed to set up the page for you is assign an Identifier and provide you with the necessary links. For this reason any site that applies that agrees to the Affiliate rules will be accepted. If you previously applied and were not accepted please re-apply. If you were accepted please get in contact so I can assign you an Identifier and provide you with updated ordering links.

Updated Trade page - updated lists of games or DVD's I will trade International Test Cricket or the CricketGames.com CD-ROM for. Added Cutthroats, Driver, Homeworld, Prince of Persia 3D and System Shock 2.

Updated Cricket Manager - updated Wish List page.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1461 Sri Lanka vs Australia.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1460 Sri Lanka vs Australia. Sorry for delay in adding this test.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated databases used to simulate #1460 Sri Lanka vs Australia and #1461 Sri Lanka vs Australia.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated ICC Associates database.

Updated International Test Cricket - added New Zealand 1999/2000 domestic database by Daniel Cumming.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Hints 'n' Tips page.

Updated Cricket 97 Ashes Tour Edition - added Feedback from Rajiv Mehta.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - updated Feedback page.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - updated Feedback and Wish List pages.

Updated One Day International Cricket - added Feedback from Gautham Ramesh.

Updated Super Cricket Simulator - added new details from Timothy Glover.

Pre-order Benson & Hedges Cricket Year Book with 20% off (published 10 November 1999)

Sunday, 26 September 1999

The arranged Chat has now finished. It was better than yesterday. If there is interest I will suggest another one for next weekend. As we had two Americans in the chat today might be worth changing the time to a bit later. Is there a convenient time for people in both America and New Zealand?

Saturday, 25 September 1999

The arranged Chat has now finished. It was actually very disappointing. Only a few people turned up and some of them are people I normally see on line. Am I wasting my time? There is another one arranged for tomorrow at 11 am GMT so please drop in if you can. One thing to note is that sometimes the chat applet shows no people present when in fact there are so it is always best to enter the chat room to check.

Tuesday, 21 September 1999

With regrards the Chat Room it has been been mentioned in the Forum that no one has yet to meet anyone else. This is the case with me - someone did once come in but left before I had finished typing in Hello. When I am online I tend to leave it open. My handle is TortyFoo which those who know me from ICQ/IRC will recognise. I have changed the Chat link so it opens in a separate window so you can click on it when you first enter the site but continue surfing whilst waiting for people to join.

It is probably best to try and arrange a time for a chat. For me it is best at the weekend. I therefore suggest 11 a.m. (GMT) on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th. This should mean it is early evening in Aus and later evening in NZ so hopefully suitable to most people. I will try and contact a few other cricket site webmasters to see if they can also be available for this time. Hope to see you there.

The Test Cricket Tens now has a listing of all One Day Internationals as a result in increased hits since I first mentioned the page :-) Send any comment to the webmaster Paul.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated the stand alone ITC Database Editor.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - news plus updated Hints 'n' Tips page.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - updated Cheats, Feedback and Wish List pages.

Updated Super Cricket Simulator - added Title screenshot. Tim also hopes to send me some in game screenshots soon.

Monday, 20 September 1999

Made some changes to the CricketGames.com web site.

I have changed the forum to an external one powered by Bravenet. The standard FrontPage one I currently use is rather boring. It also made publishing the pages slower. I hope this new forum will prove successful. One disadvantage of changing the forum is all the current messages are lost. To enter the forum in future click on the button.

I have added a Chat room again powered by Bravenet. You can use this to chat to other people currently viewing CricketGames.com. I will also publish time I will be in the chat room and also try to arrange chats. A couple of points to note. To use the Chat applet you must have a Java compatible browser and also once in the Chat room if you browse off the Chat page it disconnects you from the chat so to continue browsing you need to open up a second window. To enter the Chat room in future click on the button.

I have added an ICQ Status indicator. This will show whether I am currently on-line and connected to ICQ. Note that to add me to your contact lists I need to authorise you so please tell me who you are, whether you are a registered user of ITC, etc. If I get no reason I will not authorise you.

Updated International Test Cricket - added a stand alone ITC Database Editor.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated English county database by Matthew Harbour.

Updated Cricket Player - added feedback.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - news (latest faq now available) plus updated Downloads page.

Updated Super Cricket Simulator - updated link to new home page. Tim also hopes to send me some screenshots soon.

There are some files I wanted to add this update but I need to test them first. I am currently running NT so can not run Brian Lara Cricket and Cricket World Cup 99. I will add them next update.

Wednesday, 15 September 1999

Updated International Test Cricket - added ICC Associates database by Aditya Mandavilli.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated official individual ITC Test Squad file.

Updated PBeM - news of league cancellation.

Updated Arcade Cricket - added screenshot.

Updated Australian Cricket Captain - added link to online reviews by GameBlitz! and PlayNow.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Wish List page.

Updated Cricket 97 - added link to online review by The G-Files.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - updated Hints 'n' Tips and Reviews pages.

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Reviews page.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - updated Wish List page.

Updated Shane Warne Cricket '99 - added link to online review of PSX version by PlayNow.

Monday, 13 September 1999

Updated International Test Cricket - fixed link to updated English county database by Matthew Harbour.

Sunday, 12 September 1999

Updated PBeM - news of 1 new league.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1459 Sri Lanka vs Australia.

Updated International Test Cricket - added database used to simulate Test #1459 Sri Lanka vs Australia.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated English county database by Matthew Harbour.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - news (Total Conversion plus Challenge) plus updated Downloads, Hints 'n' Tips and Wish List pages.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - updated Wish List page.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - updated Links and Wish List pages.

Saturday, 4 September 1999

Updated Trade page - updated lists of games or DVD's I will trade International Test Cricket or the CricketGames.com CD-ROM for. Added Force 21, Links LS Extreme, Revolt and Mayday.

Updated Articles - added Feeback from Paul Robson.

Updated International Test Cricket - added English county database by Matthew Harbour.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - updated Links page.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - news (Brian Walker interview) plus updated Reviews page.

Wednesday, 1 September 1999

Winner of the CricketGames.com CD-ROM for submissions during August was Matthew Partridge. To be considered for September see Help Wanted.

Updated Articles - added Feeback from Arijit Sen.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated official ITC Test Squads database and official individual ITC Test Squad files.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Wish List page.

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Downloads (2 new scenarios) page.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - updated Downloads (3 new World Cup scenarios) and Wish List pages.

Removed page for Cricket Scorer by Thomas Rose as it is a cricket utility not game.

Sunday, 29 August 1999

Updated Trade page - updated lists of games or DVD's I will trade International Test Cricket or the CricketGames.com CD-ROM for. Added Command & Conquer Tiberian Sun, FA Premier League Stars, Fly, Jagged Alliance 2 and Kingpin.

Updated Simulated Tests - added simulation of Test #1458 England vs New Zealand by Timothy Glover.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated official individual ITC Test Squad files plus added frustrating series archive.

Updated Cricket Manager - news plus updated Features and Wish List pages.

Updated PBeM - news of several new leagues.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Feedback, Hints 'n' Tips, Reviews and Wish List pages.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - updated Downloads and Wish List pages.

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Downloads (2 new scenarios and 2 new databases) page.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - updated Downloads (Patch v1.25 now available and links to 2 scenarios), Hints 'n' Tips and Wish List pages.

Added new Under Development game - Arcade Cricket by Mat Clark.

Added new Under Development game - Cricket Scorer by Thomas Rose.

Added new Articles section. This will feature any general articles about computer cricket games. Moved my General Comments article here plus added What I think would make a great cricket game by Troy Vigors.

Saturday, 21 August 1999

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1458 England vs New Zealand.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated database used to simulate Test #1458 England vs New Zealand.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated Downloads (updated England squad) page.

Updated Allan Border Cricket - added Hints by Aroosh Sohi.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - updated Hints 'n' Tips page.

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Links page.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - updated Downloads (added England scenario), Feedback, Links and Wish List pages.

Wednesday, 18 August 1999

I have finished judging the entries for the Empire ICC 2 Competition.

Updated Links - Added link to Test Cricket Tens. This is an excellent site which has lots of top 10 records for Test Matches. Also has a page listing all Test matches with links to on-line scorecards which to me is invaluable. Updated regularly and a ZIP file available to download whole site for off line viewing. Please send the webmaster Paul comments if you like the site so he continues it. Also maybe if he gets enough support he might consider doing an equivalent page for One Day Internationals. I don't normally promote sites but I am biased as I would like Paul to do a One Day version :-)

Updated Links - updated links to ICCI International and PC Cricket World (under new management) both now hosted by UK Sports Network.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated Downloads (added Test Squads database) and Scorecards pages.

Updated PBeM - news of 1 new league.

Updated Simulated Tests - added simulation of Test #1457 England vs New Zealand by Timothy Glover.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - updated Reviews page.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - news plus updated Downloads (added Aussie Aussie Aussie scenario and names update), Feedback and Hints 'n' Tips pages.

Saturday, 14 August 1999

Updated Cricket Manager - updated Wish List page.

International Test Cricket Enhanced Online price reduced from $32 to $30.
International Test Cricket Enhanced price reduced from 25 to 20.

Updated International Test Cricket - released v1.31 Shareware.

Updated International Test Cricket - released v1.31 upgrades for registered users.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated official ITC Test Squads database plus added interesting scorecard.

Updated Cricket 97 - added Hints by David Johnston.

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Downloads (added ICCI scenario) page.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - updated Cheats and Downloads (added Essex scenario) pages.

Thursday, 12 August 1999

Empire Competition has now been closed. I will judge entries and announce winners in next few days. I have only received one team from Chris Child - other webmasters who I asked have not sent in teams. Chris sent in a County Championship side so all entries will be judged against that.

Updated Links - added link to ICC International.

Updated PBeM - news of 1 new league.

Updated Allan Borders Ciricket - added hint by Yaju Arya.

Updated Australian Cricket Captain - updated Downloads (saved game scenario and fielding positions from ICC International) and Links.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Downloads (new Teaked file), Hints 'n' Tips, Reviews and Wish List pages.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - updated Reviews and Wish List pages.

Howzat! One Day International has been updated to v1.241. New Shareware and patch for registered users available.

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Cheats and Links pages.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - news plus updated Downloads (1.20e Patch and scenario), Feedback, Hints 'n' Tips (loads from Chris Child), Links and Wish List pages.

Sunday, 8 August 1999

I have been incredibly busy this week and will be next week as well. Will try and update properly as soon as possible but please be patient.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1457 England vs New Zealand.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated database used to simulate Test #1457 England vs New Zealand.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated official ITC Test Squads database.

Updated International Test Cricket - news about impending v1.31 release.

Sunday, 1 August 1999

International Cricket Captain 2 and International Cricket Captain Ashes Edition are now available to order from GamesParadise.

Updated the CricketGames.com Affiliate program. Changed the rules slightly, for those site with less than 1,000 visitors a month you will initially only get an order form that allow mailed orders only (credit card payment is still valid but not online) due to factors involved in setting up a secure order page.

Closing date for Empire Competition to win International Cricket Captain 2 has been extended to Saturday, 7 August as not yet received all selected teams. I have only received a few entries for this competition which is very disappointing.

Closed CricketGames.com Graphics Competition. The overall winner was Ken Daniels for his excellent CricketGames.com banner (see top of page). As Ken is already own Enhanced ITC I am assuming he will elect to receive the CricketGames.com CD-ROM as his prize. A notable mention should definitely go to Amin Azoor who as I have a spare CricketGames.com CD-ROM Release 010 lying around will be sent it for his efforts.

Winner of the CricketGames.com CD-ROM for submissions during July will be announced soon July was a poor month for submissions from new people. To be considered for August see Help Wanted.

Updated Cricket Manager - updated Wish List page.

Updated International Test Cricket - added World Club Championship database by Dave Austin.

Updated PBeM - news of 1 new league.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Feedback, Reviews and Wish List pages.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - news (latest faq now available) plus updated Cheats, Downloads (stable Patch 2 finally released), Links and Wish List pages.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - news plus updated Cheats, Hints 'n' Tips and Reviews (added review by Indigo webmaster) pages.

Sunday, 25 July 1999

Updated Simulated Tests - added simulation of Test #1456 England vs New Zealand by Timothy Glover.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - updated Downloads (updated patch) and Reviews page.

Updated Virtual Cricket - updated Current Test (+8 additional) Squads by Arijit Sen.

Saturday, 24 July 1999

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - updated Downloads (fixed reversed Patch 2 links) page.

Friday, 23 July 1999

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - news plus updated Downloads (new Patch 2 released) page.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - news (game released) plus updated Downloads (first scenario released) and Links pages.

Thursday, 22 July 1999

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1456 England vs New Zealand.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated database used to simulate Test #1456 England vs New Zealand.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - news plus updated Downloads (Patch 2 released) page.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - news (game released tomorrow) plus updated Downloads (added v1.1 patch) page.

Wednesday, 21 July 1999

Added the CricketGames.com Affiliate program. Promote the CricketGames.com CD-ROM on your site and for every sale you generate you get a minimum of 10%.

Added new Competition - win 1 of 10 copies of International Cricket Captain 2.

Updated Links - added links to PC Cricket World the new name for PC Cricket Zone and UK Sports Network.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - updated Reviews (added CricketGames.com review) page.

Tuesday, 20 July 1999

Updated Trade page - updated lists of games or DVD's I will trade International Test Cricket or the CricketGames.com CD-ROM for.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated official ITC Test Squads database by Dave Austin.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Hints 'n' Tips and Wish List pages.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - updated Reviews page.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - news (review copy has arrived) plus added Cheats, Hints 'n' Tips, Reviews and Wish List pages. Updated Features (minimum/recommended requirements) page.

Wednesday, 14 July 1999

Winner of the CricketGames.com CD-ROM for submissions during June was Andrew Drinkwater. To be considered for July see Help Wanted.

Updated Competition - added 6 more entries plus removed 4 more entries.

Updated General Comments - added detailed feedback from Hugh Bradley.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated Downloads (added USA team) and Scorecards pages.

Updated PBeM - news of 1 new league.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Downloads (4 updated squads), Feedback pages, Hints 'n' Tips and Wish List pages.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - updated Hints 'n' Tips, Links and Wish List pages.

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Downloads (links to 3 new databases + TC patch) and Hints 'n' Tips pages.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - news (release date slipped a week).

Updated Jonty Rhodes II: World Class Cricket - added toss cheat by Colin Bense. Same cheat also works with Allan Border Cricket, Battle for the Ashes, Brian Lara Cricket and Graham Gooch World Class Cricket.

Updated One Day International Cricket - added feedback from Sagun Pyakuryal.

Updated World Cricket 99 - added feedback from Sagun Pyakuryal.

Monday, 5 July 1999 - 2nd update

Fixed links to buying individual games online via GamesParadise. If they were not working before please try them again now. The cricket games available from GamesParadise are Brian Lara Cricket (PC and PSX), Battle for the Ashes 99, Cricket 96, Cricket 97 Ashes Tour Edition, Cricket Ashes Tour, Cricket World Cup 99 and Shane Warne Cricket (older version not 99).

Added rating forms allowing you to quicky rate games to Brian Lara Cricket/Shane Warne Cricket '99, Cricket World Cup 99 and International Cricket Captain. If these rating forms are popular I might extend them to other older games plus the shareware and freeware games.

Updated Competition - added 3 more entries.

Updated Links - fixed link to PC Cricket Zone.

Updated International Test Cricket - fixed link to English county database by Ashley Moore.

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Downloads (1999 Total Conversion updated) page.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - updated Screenshots (15 new screenshots) page.

Monday, 5 July 1999

As a result of a few people abusing the mailing list with irrelevant message that has resulted in 80+ messages in 2 days which has meant a few justified complaints I have made the list announce only. Sorry that a few, as always, spoil it for the many but with people unsubscribing they are missing out the updates for this site. If you did unsubscribe please consider re-subscribing.

Updated CricketGames.com CD-ROM - final details of Release 011.

Updated Competition - added 1 more entry and removed all entries not in running for the prize. Any entries left are ones I have considered suitable. Not yet closed the competition so if you still want to submit an entry please send it in.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1455 England vs New Zealand.

Updated Simulated Tests - added simulation of Test #1455 England vs New Zealand by Timothy Glover.

Updated International Test Cricket - added database used to simulate Test #1455 England vs New Zealand.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated official ITC Test Squads database by Dave Austin.

Updated International Test Cricket - added English county database by Ashley Moore.

Updated Links - PC Cricket Zone has now re-opened with a new Webmaster Adam Takla.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Editors (new Australian World Cup squads) and Feedback pages.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - updated Feedback, Reviews and Wish List pages.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - news (competition suggestions).

Updated Virtual Cricket - updated Current Test (+7 additional) Squads by Arijit Sen.

Wednesday, 30 June 1999

Updated International Test Cricket - updated official ITC Test Squads database by Dave Austin.

Updated International Test Cricket - added South African domestic database by Dave Austin.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - news (latest faq now available) plus updated Downloads (more on patch) page.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - news (quick ICC 2 competion) plus updated Previews page.

Tuesday, 29 June 1999

Added new Trade page that details the games or DVD's I will trade International Test Cricket or the CricketGames.com CD-ROM for. Added lots of new games and DVD's to the lists.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Feedback page.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - updated Reviews page.

Monday, 28 June 1999

Only a few days left to enter the Competition. Still looking for a good banner/logo for Cricket Manager.

Updated CricketGames.com CD-ROM - more details of next release.

Updated International Test Cricket - re-released v1.30 Shareware [fixed drawn tests bug].

Updated International Test Cricket - re-released v1.30 upgrades for registered users [fixed drawn tests bug].

Updated International Test Cricket - news (help wanted to get accurate settings for official ITC Test Squads database).

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Downloads (New Zealand touring squad) and Wish List pages.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - news plus updated Downloads (demo and patch), Feedback, Hints 'n' Tips, Reviews and Wish List pages.

Updated Howzat! One Day International (HODI) - has been updated to v1.24 for registered users.

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Hints 'n' Tips page.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - news (release date put back) plus updated Feedback page.

Updated Virtual Cricket - added Australian Sheffied Shield Squads by Brendon G.

Sunday, 27 June 1999

Updated International Test Cricket - released v1.30 Shareware.

Updated International Test Cricket - released v1.30 upgrades for registered users.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated official ITC Test Squads database by Dave Austin.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - updated Reviews page.

Wednesday, 23 June 1999

Updated CricketGames.com CD-ROM - details of next release.

Updated PBeM - news of new season for existing league.

Added new Freeware game - Howzthat by Kev Drury.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Cheats page.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - updated Feedback page.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - news (more on Demo CD-ROM) plus updated Previews page.

Tuesday, 22 June 1999

I have succeeded in my search for a affiliate program with a company selling games online that includes cricket games. The WHSmiths online sites sell computer games, books (it is The Internet Bookshop), music CD's and videos. To order anything please click on the links at the top of the page. Note I only get commission if you order via these links so for any repeat orders please click from my pages as well :-)

The cricket games available from GamesParadise are Brian Lara Cricket (PC and PSX), Battle for the Ashes 99, Cricket 96, Cricket 97 Ashes Tour Edition, Cricket Ashes Tour, Cricket World Cup 99 and Shane Warne Cricket (older version not 99). I am hoping they will get International Cricket Captain 2 when it is available. They will export to the US and other countries. Prices are listed in sterling but an approximate amount in other currencies is always shown further down the product page.

I have removed the old links to Amazon and Beyond as no one had ordered anything from them :-(

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - updated Downloads (hints on downloading patch) page.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - news (features poll) plus updated Feedback page.

Monday, 21 June 1999

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Downloads (updated tweaked Game Settings) page.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - news (Patch v1.0 has been released).

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - News (likely release date and hopefully a competition).

Sunday, 20 June 1999

Updated International Test Cricket - released v1.30 beta 2.

Updated International Test Cricket - added details of new trades offered for ITC.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated Current Test Squads database by Leigh Stiemens.

England win PBeM World Cup as Gough takes hat trick.

Updated Cricket Manager - news (created mailing list dedicated to Cricket Manager).

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Downloads (tweaked Game Settings) and Feedback pages.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - news (latest faq now available) plus updated Feedback and Hints 'n' Tips pages.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - updated Links page.

Friday, 18 June 1999

Sorry about the lack of updates this week. As always it seems this week has been hectic.

A quick word about submitting feedback to the site. Feedback saying game x is c**p will just be ignored. When sending feedback, which I do want, please try and say something that people may want to know AND has not been mentioned before. If you want to discuss a topic already mentioned better to leave a message in the Forum. Likewise when submitting hints please check first to see if a similar tip doesn't already appear on the pages. For a review it is of course perfectly acceptable to mention good or bad points that have been mentioned before.

Updated Competition - added 1 new entry and 1 updated entry. Also removed 6 entries that were not what I was looking for so that page will load a bit quicker.

Updated Cricket Manager - added Feedback and Wish List pages.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated Current Test Squads database by Leigh Stiemens.

Updated PBeM - news of new season for existing league.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Cheats, Feedback, Hints 'n' Tips and Wish List pages.

Updated Cricket 97 - added Kent, Glamorgan and Lancashire squads by Peter Richardson.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - updated Feedback, Hints 'n' Tips and Wish List pages.

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Cheats, Hints 'n' Tips and Wish List pages.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - updated Feedback (about demo) and Links pages.

Updated Virtual Cricket - added Current Test (+6 additional) Squads by Brendon G.

Saturday, 12 June 1999

Updated Competition - added 8 more entries received.

Updated Australian Cricket Captain - added feedback from Simon O'Donnell.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - updated Reviews and Wish List pages.

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Hints 'n' Tips and Wish List pages.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - news (release date) plus created Downloads (Demo has been released) page.

Tuesday, 8 June 1999

Updated International Test Cricket - released v1.30 beta 1.

Updated Competition - added 2 more entries received plus 2 updated entries.

Updated PBeM - news of 1 new league.

Updated Simulated Tests - fixed some broken links.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Feedback page.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - updated Hints 'n' Tips, Feedback, Reviews and Wish List pages.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - News (demo available very soon).

Updated Virtual Cricket - added Current Test Squads by Arijit Sen.

Sunday, 6 June 1999

Updated Competition - added 2 more entries received.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated Current Test Squads database by Leigh Stiemens.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Cheats and Downloads pages.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - updated Reviews (PC Zone's review) and Wish List pages.

Updated International Cricket Captain - news (Indigo is back up) plus updated Downloads (Indigo 1999 Patch available plus 2 TCs and 4 scenarios available again) page.

Friday, 4 June 1999

Quite a big update as I finally got round to sorting out all the emails I have been sent in the last few weeks.

Caught Behind is currently running a poll between Brian Lara Cricket and Cricket World Cup 99. Despite the high amount of feedback I have had which is anti Cricket World Cup 99 the results are very close. Current totals are 324 votes cast, CWC 99 161 votes and BLC/SWC 99 163 votes.

Cricket Zone is also running a poll on the contact page for the best game out of Australian Cricket Captain, Brian Lara Cricket/Shane Warne Cricket 99, Cricket 97, Cricket 97 Ashes Tour Edition, Cricket World Cup 99, International Cricket Captain and World Cup Cricket (which game is this?). Only 23 votes to date but currently CWC 99 and BLC/SWC 99 are tied for 1st place.

Winner of the CricketGames.com CD-ROM for submissions during May was Marc Robbins. To be considered for June see Help Wanted.

Updated Competition - added entries received so far. Please keep sending in entries. Note if the winner selects International Test Cricket as their prize it would be the Enhanced version you would receive. Also added a download of what little cricket clip art I have for those interested.

There may be a problem with the Forum as it does not seem to be updating the table of contents page with new messages. The messages themselves are getting created. I hope this is only as a result of the problems I had publishing this site on Monday when I had a lot of timeout errors whilst updating. Hopefully as a result of a successful publication today the forum will be back to normal. Note only 1 person told me there was a potential problem and only then via ICQ.

Updated International Test Cricket - news (trade CM3 for ITC).

Updated Links page - added link to Cricket Zone.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Cheats, Downloads (World Cup XI and World XI squads), Feedback, Hints 'n' Tips, Reviews and Wish List pages.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - news plus updated Feedback, Hints 'n' Tips pages and Wish List pages.

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Downloads (2 databases and 1 scenario available again) and Hints 'n' Tips pages.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - updated Previews page.

Updated Super Cricket Simulator - added latest details of development.

Updated World Cricket 99 - added new Feedback.

Monday, 31 May 1999

Added another Affiliate program, Beyond specialise in computer software - no cricket games though :-( If ordering outside the US the postage is quite high. Still looking for an affiliation program with a company that sells cricket games.

I am away for the next few days at an interview with Creative Assembly and visiting friends.

Updated International Test Cricket - news (some details on v1.30 plus source code).

Updated PBeM - news of 1 new league.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Editors (new Bangladesh and updated England World Cup Squads) page.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - updated Feedback and Reviews pages.

Thursday, 27 May 1999

The observant among you may have noticed a slight change at the top of every page. There are now links to Amazon.co.uk. I have joined their associate program which means if you follow the link above and order a book I get 5% from the sale. So if you want to order any books I recommend Amazon. Please always use the links on my page rather than going direct to Amazon. I only get the 5% if you select the link every time you place an order. The prices are exactly the same. Occasionally I may add specific cricket related titles which I feel may be of interest. The joining of the associate program is obviously some a way of trying to gain some income from the site to pay for its upkeep. If anyone knows any other associate programs run by other sites please let me know. I am especially keen to get a software related one so I can include order details for cricket games and ideally make a small percentage off the sales.

James Smith has claimed his prize of Brian Lara Cricket. Hopefully he will write a review of the game once he has played it for a while - a small price to pay for winning it :-)

Due to lack of space and problems with server timeouts when publishing I have had to wipe out a lot of the messages in the Forum. Should not effect anyone as all recent message remain.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Reviews page.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - news (planned updates) plus updated Reviews page.

Added new Online game - CIcricket One Day Game by CricInfo. Thanks to Denny Mathew for the details.

Tuesday, 25 May 1999

The winner of Brian Lara Cricket for Questionnaire entries was James Smith. Thanks to all those who submitted the Questionnaire. If James has not contacted me by the end of May or already owns Brian Lara Cricket I will pick another winner.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Editors (new Australian and South African World Cup squads), Feedback and Hints 'n' Tips pages.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - news plus updated Feedback, Hints 'n' Tips, Reviews (including CricketGames.com review) and Wish List pages.

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Links page.

Updated PBeM - news of 1 new league and 2 leagues unfortunately having to stop.

Thursday, 20 May 1999

Only had 1 entry for the new Competition so far.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Downloads (first classic match scenario), Hints 'n' Tips and Wish List pages.

Updated Cricket 97 Ashes Tour Edition - added bowling tip.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - news plus updated Feedback, Hints 'n' Tips, Reviews and Wish List pages.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - updated Feedback page.

Updated PBeM - added details of new non ITC PBeM league.

Sunday, 16 May 1999

Well my modem now seems to be working again so the problem must have been with BT and despite their denials was apparently 'fixed' whilst I was away.

Updated Questionnaire - entries for prize draw now closed. In all 333 responses were submitted, updated Analysis and Reponses pages. Will announce winner of Brian Lara Cricket at a later date.

Announced new Competition. As I know I am useless at designing graphics I want you to submit your own improved versions. Winner can choose prize of CricketGames.com CD-ROM or registered version of International Test Cricket.

Updated International Test Cricket - 2 potential easier methods for ordering ITC. Swap for region 1 DVD's and an address in Australia for payment in Aus$. Updated Downloads (added World Cup 99 database) page.

Updated PBeM - added details of new WinCricket PBeM.

Updated Australian Cricket Captain - added Feedback.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Editors (new English and Indian World Cup squads) and Feedback pages.

Updated Cricket 97 Ashes Tour Edition - added World Cup 99 squads by Kieran O'Connor.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - news plus updated Features, Links and Reviews pages.

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Downloads (added new database) page.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - updated Feedback page.

Added new Under Development game - Super Cricket Simulator by Timothy Glover.

Wednesday, 12 May 1999

Due to a combination of me being away for several days and severe computer problems (modem is suddenly refusing to work at a decent speed so I am getting BT Home Highway installed whilst it is half price but that won't be done for 8 days) this site will not be updated. On my return I hope to have a review of EA Cricket World Cup 99. During this time I will also only have occasional access to email so don't worry if you don't get a quick reply to any emails you send. I will deal with them when I can.

Now a small rant on the subject of emails as I am getting increasing numbers of what I consider irrelevant emails which take too much of my time to reply to and 99% of the time I can not help or the person has not been bothered to read the information on the relevant pages. From now on emails similar to the ones below will just be ignored. If you consider this rude tough you have now been warned! Also why are so many of these emails not even polite, nearly always written totally in CAPITALS (that is considered shouting and very bad netiquette for those that don't yet know that) and use R and U instead of proper words which I personally hate. Normal accroynms like AFAIK and IMHO are okay.

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When will game X be available? If I know when game X will be released I put it on the relevant pages! Also be prepared for release date to slip! I have already has people asking when ICC 2 will be out! Read the pages, it says no release date is yet known!

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Get a demo for game X! If a demo exist it will be on the relevant page. If one is not listed it means it does not exist on the Internet or in the case of EA CWC 99 and ICC2 has not yet been released!

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Send me info on game X. Any info I have on game X will be on the relevant pages! Quite often people are asking about info that is already on the relevant page. Read the pages first!

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Where can I buy game X in country Y? Normally if you live in a cricketing country you can buy game X at your local store. If not talk to your local software store and see if they can help. Failing that order it online from places like Special Reserve.

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I have game X with graphics/sound card Y and Z happens. Unless I match your configuration it is unlikely I can help. I am not customer support for every cricket game! Companies pay people to provide customer support so contact them! If you really must ask someone other than the company concerned post a message in the forum as you are more likely to find someone with a similar set up. The only customer support I will do from now on is for my own product International Test Cricket. Any bugs in SWEd send to Chau Le.

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Comments about page layout, HTML code, graphics etc. I know about some of these as they have been mentioned in the analysis of the Questionnaire. Unless you are offering help or providing graphics don't bother complaining via email. I use FrontPage and the current theme because it is far easier to maintain the site. It would not be possible to hand code all the HTML.

In short think before sending that email off. I have said this before but it seems to have to repeat myself again. I work full time and so have limited time to maintain this site. The more time I have to spend dealing with trivial emails the less time I have available to update the site and continue development of ITC and Cricket Manager. I know a lot of people visiting this site are less than 18 so may not fully appreciate how little time working leaves you with but just accept that it does.

The hassle with the PC and too many stupid emails this week has nearly made me reduce this site back to just an ITC site. It is a sad fact that a few always have to spoil it for the majority.

Saturday, 8 May 1999

Updated Questionnaire - 299 responses have now been submitted, updated Analysis and Reponses pages.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated Downloads (added another English County 99 database) page.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - news.

Updated International Cricket Captain - news plus updated Downloads (added scenario link) page.

Updated International Cricket Captain 2 - news (received official press pack) plus added new Features, Feedback, Links, Preview and Screenshots pages.

Friday, 7 May 1999

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Editors (SWEd has been released), and Downloads pages.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - news.

Thursday, 6 May 1999

I am getting a little confused with the situation regarding Anil Kumble's Googly Cricket Challenge, Anil Kumble's Googly Cricket Quiz and Anil Kumble's Googly World Cup. There now seems to be 2 packages available - Anil Kumble's Googly which includes Cricket Challenge and Cricket Quiz (which I have got) and Go World Cup 99 which includes World Cup Encylopedia, World Cup Quiz '99 and World Cup '99. This seems to be 5 products all written by Stump Vision bundled as 2 packages. If anyone knows more details please let me know.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated Downloads (added English County 99 database) page.

Updated PBeM - added details of County Championship PBeM.

Updated Anil Kumble's Googly World Cup - added Download link (Demo is now available). Thanks to Mehul for this news.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - news (more details about patch) plus updated Editors (India, New Zealand and Pakistan squads), Feedback and Hints 'n' Tips pages.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - news (quite a lot of it) plus updated Wish List page.

Winner of the CricketGames.com CD-ROM for submissions during April was Matt Peach. To be considered for May see Help Wanted.

Added new Freeware game - Armchair Cricket by Rob LeGrand III.

Updated Freeware game - Heard from the author of Britannic Assurance County Championship Cricket, latest version is called First Class Cricket.

Wednesday, 5 May 1999

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - news (patch has been released) plus updated Downloads (added Patch) page.

Updated Shane Warne Cricket 99 - added Download link to patch.

Sunday, 2 May 1999

Finally got around to expanding the section on Cricket World Cup 99. Moved it from Games under Development to Commercial Games. Added Features, Previews, Reviews, Downloads, Feedback, Hints 'n' Tips, Cheats, Editors, Wish List and Links pages. Updated news and Screenshots pages.

Wednesday, 28 April 1999

I have been away on holiday (long weekend) hence the lack of updates. There has been a very small minority sending emails demanding why the site has not been updated. Please remember I have a full time job involving computers so don't always want to switch the home PC on in my limited spare time available. I am also going away again for the next few days (work this time) so probably won't be able to update again before Sunday.

I have been playing around with the theme I use for the site. I feel this more green orientated theme looks vastly superior to the old version. Let me know what you think of the new look.

Fixed the button for joining the mailing list on the Analysis page. If you tried to join the list and did not receive an email asking you to confirm your subscription please try joining the list again.

Updated Australian Cricket Captain - added Download of New Names submitted by Damian Gleeson.

Updated Anil Kumble's Googly Cricket Challenge, Anil Kumble's Googly Cricket Quiz and Anil Kumble's Googly World Cup with link that allows you to buy the game online (India only?).

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - news plus updated Editors (added Pakistan World Cup Squad), Feedback, Hints 'n' Tips and Reviews pages.

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Downloads (added New Names submitted by Damian Gleeson), Feedback and Wish List pages.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated Feedback page.

Updated One Day World Cricket 99 - added feedback from author Brenton Campion.

Wednesday, 21 April 1999

Have spent the last 2 days trying to talk to some one at EA about Cricket World Cup 99 but despite leaving numerous answer phone messages no one has called back. Creative Assembly the developers of the game are ignoring email and their phone number is not even available from Directory Enquiries. If anyone know someone from EA or Creative Assembly (email address or UK phone number) that is connected with the game please send me details or better still if someone from EA or Creative Assembly is reading this please get in touch.

Updated Questionnaire - 238 responses have now been submitted, updated Analysis and Reponses pages. Received first Questionnaire Feedback response - a detailed and much appreciated article by Peter Nocerini.

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Hints 'n' Tips page.

Updated International Cricket Captain Ashes Edition - added link to Review by Reviews-R-Us.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated Downloads (NZ Conference 1998/99 database) page.

Tuesday, 20 April 1999

Updated International Test Cricket - important news regarding ITC v1.30 replying to inappropriate comment left in the Guest Book.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Feedback and Hints 'n' Tips pages.

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Hints 'n' Tips page.

Monday, 19 April 1999

Updated Australian Cricket Captain - added Feedback and Download of Australian surnames for new players.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - news plus updated Cheats, Feedback, Hints 'n' Tips, Reviews and Wish List pages.

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Hints 'n' Tips and Wish List pages.

Updated One Day World Cricket 99 - added new Feedback that suggests the game may no longer be in development and has been abandonned.

Updated World Cricket 99 - added new Feedback. Does anyone have anything good to say about this game?

Updated Cricket 97 Ashes Tour Edition - added new link.

Several people emailed to say EA Sports have updated their site for Cricket World Cup 99. There are supposed to be new screenshots but I could not see any new ones.

Updated PBeM - added links to 2 new leagues.

Updated Links - added link to PC Cricket Oval.

Thursday, 15 April 1999

Was not yet planning to update right now but just heard about this and thought it interesting enough to do an immediate update.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - news plus updated Downloads (statistical editor released) page.

Tuesday, 13 April 1999

Is anyone reading the Analysis page I did for the Questionnaire. I was hoping it would generate some Feedback discussions but as of yet I have not received a single feedback message.

Received Anil Kumble's Googly Cricket Challenge and Anil Kumble's Googly Cricket Quiz today. Both were very kindly sent to me by Prashanth S. Kharche who had sent me the previous Googly games as well. I hope to play them and add more details about them soon.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - news plus updated Cheats, Downloads, Feedback, Hints 'n' Tips and Wish List pages.

Updated International Cricket Captain - news plus updated Wish List page.

Howzat! One Day International (HODI) has been updated to v1.23. Registered users can download a patch. Update fixes some bugs and includes full teams for World Cup 99 (registered version only).

Sunday, 11 April 1999

Updated Questionnaire - 187 responses have now been submitted, updated Analysis and Reponses pages.

Winner of the CricketGames.com CD-ROM for submissions during March was Chris Titley. To be considered for April see Help Wanted.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated Scorecards page with Test by Bob Thacker.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - news plus updated Feedback, Hints 'n' Tips and Links pages.

Updated Shane Warne Cricket - added hints by David Johnson.

Updated E.A. Cricket 97 Ashes Tour Edition - added feedback by David Johnson.

Updated PBeM - added new link to World Cup 1999 league.

Wednesday, 7 April 1999

Sorry for the lack of updates over the last week. Over the extended Easter holiday we had lots of friends staying over so there was little time available to use the PC. What little time I did have I used to create the Questionnaire response program and playing Heroes of Might and Magic III which is too addictive (wish I could say the same about Brian Lara Cricket). Anyway I hope to get back to normal now and do daily updates as far as possible.

The number of responses to the Questionnaire now tops 150. Thanks for all the entries - I have read every single one. As a result I have created a program that parses all these responses. I have also created an Analysis page where I list the common answers and give some replies to them. Please read this page and send feedback. It is worth reading just to see who people think will win the World Cup :-) If you want to read all the questionnaires sent in look at the Reponses page.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - news plus updated Cheats (added several PC cheats), Feedback, Hints 'n' Tips and Wish List pages.

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Cheat, Hints 'n' Tips and Wish List pages.

Updated Cricket 96 - added review by Jarred Rubin.

Updated World Cricket 99 - added review by Adam Coleman.

Updated PBeM - added new link to Geoffs PBEM Cricket.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1454 West Indies vs Australia.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated database used to simulate Test #1454 West Indies vs Australia.

Tuesday, 30 March 1999

Well I was meaning to do an update today but the West Indies vs Australia which is being shown here in the UK on satellite just proved too engrossing. What a sensational game. Update will now have to wait until tomorrow.

Sunday, 28 March 1999

Thanks to all the responses so far to the Questionnaire. I have already received over 30. I may well start a summary page of responses sooner than anticipated. If you have not yet filled it in please do so and you could win Brian Lara Cricket on the PC.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Feedback and Reviews (links to 3 on-line reviews) pages.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1453 West Indies vs Australia.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated database used to simulate Test #1453 West Indies vs Australia.

Saturday, 27 March 1999

Added new Competition - Fill in the Questionnaire and win Brian Lara Cricket on the PC.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - news plus updated Cheats (added several PC cheats) and Reviews (PSX CV&G review) pages.

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Feedback page.

Friday, 26 March 1999

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - news plus updated Feedback (comments about PC version), Cheats (added several PC cheats) and Hints 'n' Tip pages.

Updated Simulated Tests - fixed links for Test #1451 West Indies vs Australia. Why did no-one report them broken? Am I wasting my time doing these simulated tests or do some people find them interesting?

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Reviews and Wish List pages.

Updated WinCricket - added International One Day Squads by Timothy Glover.

Tuesday, 23 March 1999

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - news plus updated Feedback (several comments about PC release), Cheats (added first PC cheat) and Hints 'n' Tip pages.

Updated Australian Cricket Captain - new feedback.

Sunday, 21 March 1999

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Downloads (Indigo have released Indigo World League 1999 Total Conversion) page.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - news plus updated Feedback (several comments about PC release) page.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1452 New Zealand vs South Africa.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated database used to simulate Test #1452 New Zealand vs South Africa.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated Scorecards page with 3 Tests by Imran Shah.

Saturday, 20 March 1999

Updated International Test Cricket - The price for registering International Test Cricket online has been reduced by 20%. It now costs US$ 32 for the Enhanced version and US$ 20 for the Registered version. These price reductions only apply to on-line registrations.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated Downloads page with shareware release of v1.29.

My copy of Brian Lara Cricket has still not arrived so I am not a happy bunny. As this means it can not arrive before Monday I will probably go out and buy it locally so I get a chance to play it this weekend.

Order Championship Manager 3 for PC

Friday, 19 March 1999

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - news (it is released TODAY!) plus updated Feedback and Reviews (2 of full PC release) pages.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated scorecards page fixed links for unofficial World Test Championship tournament.

Updated Australian Cricket Captain - added review by Hyper.

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Wish List page.

Tuesday, 16 March 1999

Updated International Test Cricket - updated scorecards page with unofficial World Test Championship tournament by Brien Aronov based on recent Asian Test Championship.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Downloads, Links and PC Demo Feedback pages.

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Wish List page.

Monday, 15 March 1999

Created a CricketGames.com mailing list powered by ListBot. This list can be used for discussions of computer cricket games in general. To subscribe fill in the form above.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - news plus updated Downloads (demo fixed), Feedback and Review pages.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1449 New Zealand vs South Africa.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1450 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1451 West Indies vs Australia.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated database used to simulate Test #1449 New Zealand vs South Africa.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated Asian Test Championship database used to simulate Test #1450 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated database used to simulate Test #1451 West Indies vs Australia.

Updated PBeM - added new links to The Quest for the Cup and PearsE Electronics' E-Mail Cricket League.

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Hints 'n' Tips page.

Saturday, 13 March 1999

http://cricketgames.web2010.com now works again but only temporarily. Webmasters please update any links to link to http://www.cricketgames.com. Visitors please update your bookmarks.

Updated Shane Warne Cricket 99 - added review by Hyper>> Magazine submitted by Amin Azoor.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - news (email from producer of BLC) plus updated Downloads (new demo that does NOT require a 3D card) and Review pages.

Updated Australian Cricket Captain - new of release date pus new feedback.

Thursday, 11 March 1999

It has come to me attention that the temporary address http://cricketgames.web2010.com does not work and claims no such server. This has been reported but the correct URL is always http://www.cricketgame.com.

Updated PBeM - added new link to World Cricket Challenge.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - news plus updated Feedback and Review pages.

Wednesday, 10 March 1999

The Internaic change has hopefully propagated around the world now (I see the correct site from home now) so I have re-installed the Forum :-)

Updated Links - added link to Cricket Gaming Online.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - added advert/article in Australia's Inside Edge magazine to Feedback page.

Tuesday, 9 March 1999

Latest saga on the Forum - it seems that the domain name is included as part of the FP extensions installation on the server :-( On the good news front Internic have now processed my domain relocation. I can see the new site from work but currently still see the old one from home. Can people who have linked to http://cricketgames.web2010.com or http://216.157.40.249 please alter these links to http://www.cricketgames.com. Hopefully in a fews days when the change has propogated around the world I can add the forum again.

Updated PBeM - added new link to World Cricket League 99.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 - added link to Cricket World Cup 99 Zone.

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Hints 'n' Tips page.

Monday, 8 March 1999

Updated International Test Cricket - updated Scorecards page with 3 new scorecards.

Updated WinCricket - new version released.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - re-organised Wish List page.

Installed new Forum to hopefully get it working properly again. Problem was copying old forum without somehow saving server details. I can actually see replies posted on the old WebFusion site if I use a ftp server to view uploaded files there :-)

Spoke too soon - it seems that the name you give the forum is used by FrontPage as the web address! Therefore giving it the name CricketGames.com was posting to the old site. How I wish Internic would hurry up and process the change request I submitted ages ago. For now the forum has been removed.

Sunday, 7 March 1999

Updated For Sale - reduced prices and added new games, shareware CD-ROM's, books, etc. Prices start from free so why not take a look. Also listed are games I am after that can be swapped for International Test Cricket or the CricketGames.com CD-ROM.

Winner of the CricketGames.com CD-ROM for submissions during February was Dave McMullen. To be considered for March see Help Wanted.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1447 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1448 West Indies vs Australia.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated Scorecards page with special Database Records for a database sent to me by Chris Titley who has simulated an incredible 41377 tests.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated Scorecards page with 32 new scorecards.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated Asian Test Championship database used to simulate Test #1447 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka.

Updated International Test Cricket - added database used to simulate Test #1448 West Indies vs Australia.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - news plus updated Hints 'n' Tips and Wish List pages.

Updated PBeM - Added new links to non ITC PBeM leagues.

Updated World Cricket - new feedback.

Updated Howzat World Cricket Quest - new feedback (from someone that actually likes the game!)

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Downloads (Indigo release Southern Hemisphere Cricket Captain) page.

Wednesday, 3 March 1999

Well nearly everything is now working. There is one slight problem with the forum in that you can't currently reply to an existing message. This is because that uses www.cricketgames.com for saving the message and currently www.cricketgames.com points to the old WebFusion site which just pushes you to the new Web2010 site. Once the Internic changes are sorted out this will work again. Until then please reply to any messages by posting a new message rather than replying.

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Downloads (new Yorkshire scenario and Pakistani Photo update) and Hints 'n' Tips pages.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - Updated Wish List page.

Tuesday, 2 March 1999

Several attempts to publish to Web2010 failed yesterday even though they claim to have fixed the problem. This they may well have done so but it has meant the entire site needed to be uploaded again which takes several hours and unfortunately my connection is not always that reliable.

I have hopefully now got the whole site back up and running. I am sorry for the confusion over the last 5 days but it has been due to circumstances beyond my control. If there are any broken links remaining on the pages please let me know. One of the consequences of the problem solving is that the forum has had to be cleared.

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Downloads (Ultimate Overseas Photo update by Indigo) and Hints 'n' Tips pages.

Monday, 1 March 1999

Unfortunately Web2010 continue to make things worse and actually made all the borders of the site disappear and broke several links (like the Brian Lara Cricket one for yesterday). I am very unhappy with their service to date but hopefully something can be sorted out soon or else I will have to look for another provider. After several expensive trans-atlantic phone calls and threatening to cancel the account hopefully everything has been sorted out now.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Hints 'n' Tips, PSX Reviews and Wish List pages.

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Downloads (South African and Sri Lankan Photo updates).

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1446 New Zealand vs South Africa.

Updated International Test Cricket - added database used to simulate Test #1446 New Zealand vs South Africa.

Updated Cricket Manager - latest news.

Sunday, 28 February 1999

Apologies to anyone who tried to access the site in the last 2 days and found it unavailable. Apparently Web2010 screwed up in setting up my server. This has hopefully been rectified and I am monitoring the situation as they offer a 30 day money back guarantee.

My Hit Counter has also not been working since Thursday so I have had to reset it. If it fails again I shall remove it as I can find out stats from the logs if necessary.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - The producer of Brian Lara Cricket has responded to the current Wish List.

Thursday, 25 February 1999

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Downloads (removed ICEd Release 16 patch by request) and Wish List pages.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Hints 'n' Tips and Wish List pages.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1445 Sri Lanka vs India.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated Asian Test Championship database used to simulate Test #1445 Sri Lanka vs India.

Wednesday, 24 February 1999

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Downloads (added ICEd Release 16 patch plus Young Lions 2 scenario coutesey of ICGW) and Feedback pages.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Wish List pages plus review of new PC demo.

Monday, 22 February 1999

Fixed links to Anil Kumble's Googly Cricket Challenge, Anil Kumble's Googly Cricket Quiz and Anil Kumble's Googly World Cup by Stumpvision. The problem was due to the files being in upper case and the links in lower case. On a PC that is fine as it is not case sensitive but on a Unix machine such as the one the pages are hosted on it is.

The new server at Web2010 does seem faster than the old one. I am certainly impressed and other people have mentioned it to me as well.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Wish List pages.

Updated PBeM - added link to ITC World Cup Test Match Simulation 1999 league.

I recently did an email Interview for ICGW. For those interested, here is the transcript.

Sunday, 21 February 1999

CricketGames.com has now moved on to it new server hosted at Web2010 which offers unlimited bandwidth. WebFusion offered an excellent service at a very good price if you stayed within their bandwidth limit of 1.5 Gb. Unfortunately (or fortunately) CricketGames.com was too popular :-)

Taken this opportunity to re-organise the site a bit. Webmasters who linked to internal pages may find their links no longer work and will need to be updated.

Split the Shareware list into Freeware and Shareware lists. Merged the Other list into the Commercial list. Added the Online and Under Development lists to the Complete list. Also removed secondary Games news section as it was always a repeat of the main news. News here now has links to game involved directly rather than to the Games section news. Updated all main news to reflect this change.

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Downloads (ICEd now available plus Indian Photo update) and Hints 'n' Tips pages.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated news plus Cheats, Hints 'n' Tips, Reviews (added Preview by Sports Gaming Network UK), and Wish List pages.

Added new Commercial Cricket Game - Anil Kumble's Googly Cricket Challenge by Stumpvision.

Added new Commercial Cricket Game - Anil Kumble's Googly Cricket Quiz by Stumpvision.

Added new Commercial Cricket Game - Anil Kumble's Googly World Cup by Stumpvision.

Updated World Cricket - feedback.

Updated Cricket Ashes Tour Edition - feedback.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1444 India vs Pakistan.

Updated Simulated Tests - added simulation of Test #1444 India vs Pakistan by Leigh Stiemens.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated Scorecards page.

Updated International Test Cricket - added Asian Test Championship database used to simulate Test #1444 India vs Pakistan.

Updated International Test Cricket - added Asian Test Championship database by Leigh Stiemens.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated Current Test Squads database by Leigh Stiemens.

Monday, 15 February 1999

Updated International Cricket Captain updated Hints 'n' Tips and Wish List pages.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket updated news and Wish List page.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated Scorecards page with tie and innings defeat after scoring 500+.

Sunday, 14 February 1999

CricketGames.com will soon be moving to another service provider that allows far greater bandwidth than currently. This will hopefully not cause any problems as the domain name will remain the same. Once established at the new server it is hoped updates can become a bit more frequent.

Updated Links - added new links to Cricket Gaming Network (new name for PC Cricket Zone) and International Cricket Gaming Web (now has its own domain name) plus tidied up and reorganised all other links.

Deep Fine Leg has been updated and is now at v1.03.

HODI has been updated to v1.22. New shareware version and registered user patches are available.

Updated International Cricket Captain added Feedback and Wish List pages, updated news plus Downloads (first ICEd databases) and Links pages.

Updated Australian Cricket Captain added new demo commentary download.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket added Wish List page, updated news plus Cheats, Feedback, Hints 'n' Tips, Links and Reviews pages.

Added new Commercial Cricket Game - World Cricket 99 by Eurekasoft. I have not heard anything about this game so if you know anything about World Cricket 99 please send me details.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated Scorecards page.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated Current Test Squads database by Leigh Stiemens.

Sunday, 7 February 1999

Updated International Cricket Captain - updated Downloads page with demo of Australian Cricket Captain.

Added new Commercial Cricket Game - Australian Cricket Captain by Empire.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Reviews page with excellent balanced review by Jeremy Dyer.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1443 India vs Pakistan.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated database used to simulate Test #1443 India vs Pakistan.

Updated Cricket Manager - latest news.

Friday, 5 February 1999

Updated International Cricket Captain - news (ICEd ICC Editor released) plus updated Downloads page with v1.41a Ashes Edition patch.

Pre-order Championship Manager 3 for PC

Tuesday, 2 February 1999

Updated Cricket Manager - latest news.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Cheats page.

Added new Shareware Cricket Game - Deep Fine Leg by John McNeill.

Winner of the CricketGames.com CD-ROM for submissions during January was Dave Austin. To be considered for February see Help Wanted.

As you can see above I now have got an advert for pre-ordering Championship Manager PC version for 29.95 (a saving of 10 on the RRP). Overseas prices are competitive especially as outside ECC you do not have to pay V.A.T. If you do order Championship Manager 3 please let me know so I can have an idea of numbers. Whilst CM3 is not a cricket game I reckon it is of enough interest to a lot of people to warrant including it. I am not intending for CricketGames.com to become inundated with adverts and will always keep any of potential interest.

Order Brian Lara Cricket for PSX

Thursday, 28 January 1999

Read news item of Codemasters clashing with EA over a document criticising the Brian Lara Cricket game at GameSpot UK.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Cheats, Hints 'n' Tips and Feedback pages.

Updated Cricket Manager - latest news.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1442 India vs Pakistan.

Updated International Test Cricket - added database used to simulate Test #1442 India vs Pakistan.

Rahul Prasad is starting up a new PBeM League and wanting managers.

As you can see above I have got an advert for ordering Brian Lara Cricket PSX version for 36.95 (a saving of 8 on the RRP). Overseas prices are competitive especially as outside ECC you do not have to pay V.A.T. I hope to be get a price for pre-ordering the PC version plus other games soon. If there is any game you would like to be able to buy from this site please let me know. If you do order Brian Lara Cricket please let me know so I can have an idea of numbers. I am not intending for CricketGames.com to become inundated with adverts and will always keep any of potential interest.

Monday, 25 January 1999

Updated Cricket Manager - latest news.

Updated International Cricket Captain - news plus updated Downloads page with v1.35 patch and new scenarios and Hints 'n' Tips page.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - news plus updated Reviews page with new Preview by GameSpot UK, and Features, Cheats and Hints 'n' Tips pages.

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 with new Preview at GameSpot UK.

Added Links to reviews by HotGames of Brian Lara Cricket, Cricket 97, Cricket 97 Ashes Tour Edition and International Cricket Captain.

Updated International Test Cricket - added new Scorecards page.

I have been successful in locating a company that will be able to take online orders for Brian Lara Cricket and export them to places like the US for a very reasonable price. Final details will be added in the next few days. I hope to extend this to cover other games like International Cricket Captain and all future releases like EA Sports Cricket World Cup 99.

Sunday, 17 January 1999

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated Feedback, Links, Reviews, Hints 'n' Tips and PC Demo Reviews pages.

Updated International Cricket Captain - editorial plus updated Links page with another new ICC site and Downloads page with new scenarios, fielding settings, etc.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Test #1441 South Africa vs West Indies.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated database used to simulate Test #1441 South Africa vs West Indies.

Updated International Test Cricket - added Pakistani Domestic Squads 1999 database by Imran Shah.

Monday, 11 January 1999

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - with news that PC version will now not be released until March 1999.

Sunday, 10 January 1999

Updated Cricket World Cup 99 with new preview at Sports Gaming Network UK.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - updated PC Demo Reviews, Cheats, Hints 'n' Tips and Feedback pages.

Updated International Cricket Captain - editorial plus updated Links page with another new ICC site.

Updated International Test Cricket - added English Domestic Squads 1998 database by Leigh Stiemens.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated Current Test Squads database by Leigh Stiemens.

Sunday, 3 January 1999

First some bad news - As a result of lack of money I have had to give up the idea of working full time on this site and Cricket Manager and go back into full time employment (I start tomorrow). This may mean updates to the site may not be as often as I would like although I will endeavour to keep the site updated at least once a week. I had hoped I could fund myself but registrations of International Test Cricket have slowed down and sales of the CricketGames.com CD-ROM have been disappointing.

Winner of the CricketGames.com CD-ROM for submissions during December was Leigh Stiemens. To be considered for January see Help Wanted.

Updated Brian Lara Cricket - added reviews by Chris Gin and Sports Gaming Network UK plus updated Cheats and Feedback pages.

Updated International Cricket Captain - news of an editor in development that works.

Updated Cricket Manager - latest news.

Updated Simulated Tests - added Tests #1438 New Zealand vs India, #1439 Australia vs England and #1440 South Africa vs West Indies.

Updated Simulated Tests - added simulation of Test #1439 Australia vs England by Leigh Stiemens.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated databases used to simulate Test #1438 New Zealand vs India, #1439 Australia vs England and #1440 South Africa vs West Indies.

Updated International Test Cricket - updated Current Test Squads database by Leigh Stiemens.

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