Ashes Cricket 2009
Codemasters Date Ashes Cricket 2009
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Codemasters today announced that Ashes Cricket 2009, developed by Transmission Games, will hit stores on August 7th.

In addition to the release date announcement, Codemasters also released the first gameplay video for the title which looks pretty woeful. Let's hope the gameplay in the finished product is better than the animations and visuals on offer in this latest trailer.


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Comment #1 by Wabbytax
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 12:06:41 PM
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Wont be getting it

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Comment #2 by iJon72
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 12:07:03 PM
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dnt like cricket =0

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Comment #3 by Seddo
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 12:10:47 PM
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Yep, those anamtions look very poor, i was expecting much it to be better than ICC 07. That said the graphics look pretty decent.

Hope the anamations drastically improve.

Codemasters should of used thir brains as well and released the game during the time of the Ashes.

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Comment #4 by STONE DEVIL
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 12:13:01 PM
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Who the HELL cares?

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Comment #5 by robnroll
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 12:13:33 PM
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I DONT LIKE CRICKET, OH NO I LOVE IT. but seriously i got icc 07 and i reckon i'll get this as well being the cricket enthusiast i am.

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Comment #6 by Infection Ftw
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 12:13:54 PM
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Would anyone actually buy it? I think only some people will rent if the achievements are easy. But 55 Euro or idk how much dollar for this? You must be crazy=

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Comment #7 by robnroll
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 12:15:39 PM
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@3 it is released at the time of the ashes seeing as the ashes only ends in september

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Comment #8 by unkee888
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 12:17:17 PM
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Comment #9 by Seddo
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 12:18:25 PM
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@7 Yeah i meant the start of the ashes lol.

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Comment #10 by berserkerninja
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 12:22:54 PM
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Wow those swinging bat graphics look HORRIBLE.

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Comment #11 by Vaile23
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 12:27:02 PM
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oh dear, horrible bowling/batting animations

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Comment #12 by mrawesome2319
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 12:28:08 PM
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cricket! oh boy!

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Comment #13 by rob_subzero
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 12:37:57 PM
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sheesh things just go from bad to worse with this game......maybe pick it up in the future if I can find it cheap enough but for now no way >.<


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Comment #14 by DEV1L MAY DIE
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 12:38:00 PM
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cant be worse than watching it lol

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Comment #15 by C4PON3
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 12:40:29 PM
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Ah hell no. Anyone who actually likes cricken in general needs serious mental help. Let alone someone who buys the game. Damn that's so lame

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Comment #16 by xianizradx
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 12:43:36 PM
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Ill rent it, play it, and laugh the entire time because I have no clue what the rules are haha.

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Comment #17 by ClutchPapi34
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 12:58:18 PM
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cricket is fucking retarded

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Comment #18 by Bearded Bugs
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 01:01:03 PM
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Can't wait for this, I haven't had a cricket game since Brian Lara on the PS1, those were good times indeed.

What the hell's up with all these ignorant comments against cricket? It's fine if you don't like a game, but saying we fans of it need mental health isn't very sporting.

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Comment #19 by Oz Fixiation
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 01:24:09 PM
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Comment #20 by xBLAKx SAVAGE
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 01:29:33 PM
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lmao at running animations

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Comment #21 by Santa
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 01:37:44 PM
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Being a cricket player myself (Although not at that level), that is shocking. Did they even do player modelling? No? I can tell.

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Comment #22 by eXtreme 1138
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 01:56:52 PM
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There was one good thing about this trailer. Kasabian were playing in the background.

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Comment #23 by oneandonlytommo
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 02:10:40 PM
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lol at cricket its so crap and who the hell would buy this game haha.

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Comment #24 by SColl
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 02:38:39 PM
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i was actually thinkin of getting this, after watching that trailer i don't think i even want to rent it.

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Comment #25 by Dr Popodopolus
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 02:53:43 PM
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The players look nothing like the real players and the animations are terrible.

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Comment #26 by Munkeh111
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 04:12:32 PM
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Oh... doesn't look great, but without the more simulation-like EA Cricket series, I have no other cricket game to turn to. Having to wait until the 4th test sucks, especially with there being very little change from BLIC 2007

And if you don't like the sport, why come here? I don't read the Madden posts and call everyone who likes the sport idiots who need help

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Comment #27 by Davey Gravy X07
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 04:17:45 PM
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Cue rant: I love cricket, i play it, watch it and just love it.

Why can no1 make a decent cricket game. I am appauled at the standard of the gameplay in that trailer. It wouldn't pass the acceptable mark if it was released 10 years ago. I would rather no cricket games were released ever if this is the best they can do.

Its no wonder Americans don't like cricket bcos most of their exposure to cricket will come from these quite shocking excuses for games.

If a company like EA put in as much effort in on a cricket game as they do will fifa it COULD be decent, but even then im not sure. Im not sure you can comete with watching an acual game of cricket with the tension and excitement.

Long live test cricket!

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Comment #28 by AzzaKid
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 04:52:26 PM
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CRICKET? Why release it near the end of the Ashes. Its hardly got longevity. Besides, cricket sucks. I'd rather play in traffic tbh.

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Comment #29 by iindieRAAV3
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 04:54:44 PM
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Long live test cricket! @27

are you on heroin?
cricket is the dullest so called sport out there, id rather play softball with a bunch of transvestites

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Comment #30 by lfcalex9
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 05:11:12 PM
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after seeing this im thinking of starting a petition to ask EA to bring their cricket games (which are amazingly better) to the 360

we need a decent cricket game!

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Comment #31 by Bearded Bugs
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 05:23:43 PM
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@29 - How are 5 day epics dull?

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Comment #32 by Cymro
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 05:28:27 PM
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I managed to test this product a month ago and I must admit that this game is a massive improvement on BL07. The game is far more challenging and test level than before and the video does not do justice to how good the graphics are!

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Comment #33 by kam123
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 06:39:06 PM
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yes boy gettin this!

play cricket love cricket
hopefully online will be decent

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Comment #34 by Sniper Omega180
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 06:59:45 PM
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Please tell me Cardiff isn't going to be a ground in this game.
If it is, that match will be crap

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Comment #35 by TwiceAzzNice
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 08:06:40 PM
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Cricket is sooo BOOORING!!! football for the win.

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Comment #36 by silentbob0
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 08:44:20 PM
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I'm a cricket fan, but this was always gonna be rubbish, they are just rushing the game out before the Ashes finishes so it will be incomplete. The animations look laughable really, I just hope the gameplay is decent at least.

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Comment #37 by Shelton
Saturday, July 18, 2009 @ 03:09:18 AM
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Cricket is awesome. I am somewhat disappointed by the video however. Why do the batsmen swing whilst looking the other way? Looks stupid.

I'll definitely play the game though, possibly buy it. I do hope you're right #32. The last game was way too easy.

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Comment #38 by Morbido
Saturday, July 18, 2009 @ 06:10:45 AM
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I cant understand why people bother to sign in to leave negative comments about sports they clearly don't understand. If you have no interest in cricket why click on a cricket link? I like the vast majority of people outside of america am bored to tears by american football - so I would not bother looking at the recently released madden achievements. If your a fan of the sport and something pisses you off about the game, then complain all you want, as chances are the criticism will be constructive. The chances are the negative comments are from ignorant yanks - you stick to your micky mouse sports and leave REAL sports to people with IQs above 45.

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Comment #39 by pauly_27
Saturday, July 18, 2009 @ 06:11:22 AM
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Dear god, that looks terrible.

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Comment #40 by oneshotbilly
Saturday, July 18, 2009 @ 06:52:40 AM
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Love cricket, theres plenty of room for some great achievements, hopefully one entitled "Rape the Aussies"! :)

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Comment #41 by Bearded Bugs
Saturday, July 18, 2009 @ 08:53:08 AM
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@38 - Well said sir.

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Comment #42 by ZACHSP8
Saturday, July 18, 2009 @ 12:39:22 PM
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They have had this release date up in HMV for other two weeks.

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Comment #43 by AgEnT STARZz
Saturday, July 18, 2009 @ 12:49:21 PM
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@ 38 - couldnt have said it better but i do enjoy american football

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Comment #44 by OmarStyles9
Saturday, July 18, 2009 @ 01:28:31 PM
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The best thing about that video was hearing "Club Foot" by Kasabian, which I havent done so for quite a long time.

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Comment #45 by eternal123
Saturday, July 18, 2009 @ 04:32:47 PM
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Comment #46 by dunny69maddog
Saturday, July 18, 2009 @ 06:23:01 PM
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cant wait for this game it looks good fun

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Comment #47 by CTW001
Sunday, July 19, 2009 @ 04:47:48 AM
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#27 the reason for that is probably that FIFA would sell so much more than any cricket game released, but yes I agree, they should at least make a decent cricket game for people to play.

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Comment #48 by AsILayDying
Sunday, July 19, 2009 @ 06:28:38 AM
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looks shite

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Comment #49 by team bisset
Sunday, July 19, 2009 @ 07:05:57 AM
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even has better graphics then this game n its made with stick figures

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Comment #50 by tigerlee92
Sunday, July 19, 2009 @ 08:31:41 AM
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looks good

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Comment #51 by Olliezilla
Sunday, July 19, 2009 @ 10:54:12 AM
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#17 - So is American Football, but I don't go around complaining on American Football news saying how shit it is. (I know he likes it due to the fact he has NCAA Football games on his gameslist)

Me, I dont mind cricket myself, but I aint gonna get the game, personally don't believe it looks v.good from that video

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Comment #52 by Morbido
Sunday, July 19, 2009 @ 11:27:04 AM
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@51 - Exactly. Its like a vegetarian checking out Burger Kings menu. If you have no interest in it, why check it out.

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Comment #53 by FoxGuy3001
Sunday, July 19, 2009 @ 01:43:36 PM
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Oh really are not very good at your job.

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Comment #54 by DENAz666
Sunday, July 19, 2009 @ 08:49:44 PM
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Sweeeeet! Definately getting it, but whether i keep it or not will be the question

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Comment #55 by bambamfn
Sunday, July 19, 2009 @ 09:03:28 PM
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LoL @ #54 ;)

Definitely will 'EB rent' this. Although I do enjoy cricket, playing a test match can be awfully boring, kinda like watching grass grow.

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Comment #56 by Loomy Cheese
Sunday, July 19, 2009 @ 11:38:08 PM
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Wow, this game does look terrible.
tbh, I have no clue about cricket, but thought I would check it out. I agree that noone should criticize a sport that they have no clue about. Therefore, I cannot criticize cricket, except for the gameplay footage.
However, I can not handle anyone who criticizes American Football. Anyone who does is completely ignorant of true athleticism and cannot appreciate the strategic aspect of the game. Keep your cricket, but do not criticiz the Sport of Kings.

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Comment #57 by InfernalTuv
Monday, July 20, 2009 @ 05:06:06 AM
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if you believe cricket sucks and is boring look at soccer

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Comment #58 by the-x-place
Monday, July 20, 2009 @ 05:54:44 AM
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@57, Soccer = Football! We invented it along with cricket so at least respect it and call it its proper name.

Game looks pretty naff again but im bound to be playing it as there are no other cricket alternatives!

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Comment #59 by Morbido
Monday, July 20, 2009 @ 07:47:34 AM
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@56 Sport of Kings - don't make me laugh. How come less than three countries in the world have professional leagues. It is a sport for morons who have trouble speaking English correctly. Why do you even call it football? Considering 98% is played with the hands. Oh and post 56 its football NOT soccer. Anybody who calls football soccer is a tit and whose opinions on sports games are not worth hearing.

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Comment #60 by Morbido
Monday, July 20, 2009 @ 07:53:36 AM
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post 57 not 56. Its football...

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Comment #61 by HAK Devil
Monday, July 20, 2009 @ 10:00:11 AM
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1 - Cricket is the best sport in the world

2 - I do hope that this game is better than the previous iterations which were fun but either too simple to play or, as was the case in BLIC 2005, so ridiculously broken in test mode (bowlers bowling 100 mph followed by a 40 mph slower ball LOL) that it was ridiculous to play.

3 - If you have no interest in the great sport why even bother posting comments apart from proving to everyone how immature and underdeveloped mentally you are

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Comment #62 by BrutishMuffin
Monday, July 20, 2009 @ 11:48:17 AM
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@59 American football is called football because the ball is a foot long.

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Comment #63 by Dr Popodopolus
Monday, July 20, 2009 @ 12:46:48 PM
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IMO Twenty20 was quite good to watch, players actually have to gamble and you see more action. The thing about Test Cricket is that i don't get how waiting 5 minutes for the bowler to bowl only for the batsman to leave it for about 6 balls in-a-row can be entertaining. Then there's the fact that after about 5 days play you can sometimes still not even have a winner. What the hell is up with that? Then you can have the match end in a draw just because of the rain. Cricket might be quite fun to play but to watch i just can't see how it appeals at all.


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Comment #64 by Covo
Sunday, July 26, 2009 @ 04:01:20 PM
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Why is everyone bashing watching cricket are you going to buy this then just watch with out doing anything

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Comment #65 by Roo 55564
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 03:20:08 AM
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I love cricket.
But the past cricket games have been pretty shocking.
And this game doesn't look much better.
I just wish that they will one day make a good game.

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Comment #66 by dunny69maddog
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 06:14:33 AM
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shut up all the people who dont like cricket i think your all gay. that is like me saying to you that i hate call of duty or whatever the hell all your nerds play

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