Overview
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10
-Offline: 25 (1000)
-Online: 0 (0)
-Approximate amount of time to 1000: 10+ hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: N/A
-Number of missable achievements: 0
-Do cheat codes disable achievements? N/A
-Does difficulty affect achievements? No
-Glitchy achievements: None
-Unobtainable achievements: None
-Extra equipment needed: None

Introduction
If you have a knowledge of cricket rules then this game is incredibly simple, if not you should still find it simple with a little persistence.

Step 1: Lessons and Challenges
If you have played cricket games before and know the rules you can do these whenever you like, but if not it's recommended you start by going for these:

  • Master of the Blade
  • Master with the Ball
  • Dynamite in the Field

The Batting and Bowling sections have lessons and challenges. The Fielding just has lessons.

It is worth noting the Batting challenge is probably the hardest achievement in the game. Batting challenge #6 takes some time. See here for tips.

The basic technique is to change your stance by moving to leg stump (push right on ) before every ball. One of the spinners will bowl wide of the stumps a lot - leave these balls. The other spinner will bowl on the stumps - you should sweep every ball, aim behind and to left of your batsman with left stick, and press . The runs are simple, it's not getting out that is the issue.

Step 2: The Wicket Achievements
The following achievements can all be done in single player or online:

  • The Hat Trick
  • The Top Hat Trick
  • Raise the Ball
  • If You Want Something Done Right
  • Nought and Nought
  • King Pair
  • Demolition with the Ball
  • 10 Wicket Defeat

If you wish to do these in single player proceed to step 3. If you wish to boost online the continue reading.

Find each other in a ranked match - Ashes Series Test Match and do the following:

Bowling team picks a fast bowler and bowls straight deliveries () and moves the cursor so the ball will bounce on or just before the stumps.

The Batting Team uses to move batsman away from stumps and does not play a shot.

You will take six wickets in six balls. It is then key to bowl wide of the stumps for the next Over (six balls) with your other bowler. Then repeat the process for the final four wickets.

Repeat the same process for the other player.

In the second innings you need to bowl one ball to take one wicket to get both Nought and Nought and King Pair. Bowl a no-ball (let power/accuracy meter fill all the way) and the batting team declares (pause game and select Tactics - Declare). Then the other player gets those achievements.

To get win by 10 wickets you find each other again in a ranked match.

Player 1 - declares
Player 2 - declares
Player 2 - bowls a no-ball and Player 1 then declares
Player 1 - bowls two no-balls and Player 2 wins
Swap

You can find boosting partners here.

Step 3: Ashes Series
Now you are going to play an Ashes Series and get the following:

  • Raise the Bat
  • The Big 100
  • The Double Ton
  • The Triple Ton
  • Ashes King with the Bat
  • Power Hitting
  • The Blazing Blade
  • Ashes Destroyer
  • Test Match Domination
  • Innings Defeat
  • Ashes Champion

You will also be getting all the achievements from step 2 if you chose to play single player only.

Here are the key notes:

  • Play on easy mode
  • Edit the opposing team before every game. Take out all of their good players and put the reserves in. If you know nothing about cricket simply swap players 1 to 11 with any of the players from 12 onward.
  • You can save after every ball if you wish, which is key for ensuring your one batter going for the batting achievements never gets out and you get six consecutive 4's/6's.
  • Always field first. Restart the game if you are batting first - it will return you to the toss. You can win the first three games batting only once.
  • Score your triple ton and 600 runs in an innings in first game and win by an inning
  • Once you have won three games lose the other two - declare without batting in your first innings and as soon as you pass their first inning total declare again and lose by bowling no balls/letting them score.
  • Only use two bowlers and pay attention to how many wickets they have - one needs to obtain 40 out of the 100 possible in the series.

Tips for wicket taking can be found here.

Step 4: Win an ODI tounament
Select an ODI series and ensure it is on match length of five overs and starts at the quarter finals. Use the same tips from step 3 to win three games and unlock ODI Champions.

Step 5: Win a 20 over tournament
Select a 20 Over tournament and ensure it is starting at the quarter finals. Once again, use the tips outlined in step 3 to win three games and unlock 20 Over Champions.

Step 6: Score 300 Runs in an ODI Game
Select an ODI exhibition game. Play as England or Australia versus Kenya or Zimbabwe and, one more time, refer to the tips in step 3. This time however you should also:

  • Edit your team to contain only batsmen
  • Make sure you're batting first

You should be able to score 300 in 10-12 overs, unlocking ODI Domination.

Conclusion
Finally, you're done. Congrats on another 1000.

[x360a would like to thank Phil the Bear for this roadmap]

Ashes Cricket 2009 Achievement Guide

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There are 25 achievements with a total of 1000 points

  • Successfully complete all batting lessons and challenges.

    Complete the lessons found under "Legends Coaching" on the Menu, complete all the challenges and the achievement will unlock. The last challenge may be a little tricky.
  • Successfully complete all of the bowling lessons and challenges.

    See "Master of the Blade", you will get this once you complete all the bowling challenges and lessons.
  • Successfully complete all of the fielding lessons.

    See "Master of the Blade", you will get this once you complete all the fielding lessons, there are no challenges for this achievement.
  • Score 50 runs in an innings with a single batsman in single player or ranked online match.

     
    See "The Triple Ton".
  • Score 100 runs in an innings with a single batsman in single player or ranked online match.

     
    See "The Triple Ton".
  • Score 200 runs in an innings with a single batsman in single player or ranked online match.

     
    See "The Triple Ton".
  • Score 300 runs in an innings with a single batsman in single player or ranked online match.

     
    You can earn this fairly quick by slogging every ball by pressing , you will need to time your hits otherwise you may hit a poor run. Ground shots are safer but will take longer. You will earn the "Raise the Bat" and "The Double Ton" while working towards this achievement.
  • Score 500 runs in an Ashes Series with a single batsman in single player.

    You can do this over multiple games rather than in just one. There are five tests and two innings for each. You can spread the 500 runs over ten innings. You must do this in a single series.
  • Hit 6 fours in 6 consecutive deliveries in an innings in single player or ranked online match.

    This can be difficult, to make this easier pressing and going on the front foot or back foot. This does not have have to be done in one over. It can also be done the end of one over and the carry's over to the next.

    Note: You can save the game at any time and reload to earn your achievement.
  • Hit 6 sixes in 6 consecutive deliveries in an innings in single player or ranked online match.

     
    This is quite a difficult achievement, to make this a little easier hooking the ball on the back of your foot by pressing . If the ball is pitched at your feet hold and hit down at the ground. This doesn't need to be in one over.

    Note: You can save the game at any time and reload to earn your achievement.
  • Take 3 wickets in a row from one bowler in a match in single player or ranked online match.

     
    See "The Top Hat Trick".
  • Take 4 wickets in a row from one bowler in a match in single player or ranked online match.

    Booting this with a friend will make this achievement easier than playing with other people online. Pitch the ball and knock out four wickets and the achievement will unlock. Find a bowler which suites your playing style.
  • Take 5 wickets in an innings with a single bowler in single player or ranked online match.

     
    Just pick one bowler and get 5 wickets in one inning with him. You can also boost this with a friend to save time and to make the achievement easier.
  • Take 10 wickets in an innings with a single bowler in single player or ranked online match.

    Much like "The Top Hat Trick" and "Raise the Ball", boosting with a partner will make this easy but you could also play with anyone and hope for the best. Choose your bowler and bowl straight for the stumps, make sure you don't get any wickets with the second bowler as there will be an over in between bowls.
  • Dismiss a batsman for a duck twice in a Test Match in single player or ranked online match.

     
    You need to do this in a test match, if you get knock our three or four batsmen for nought this will help increase your change of earning the achievement. Just keep trying until the achievement unlocks.
  • Dismiss a batsman for a golden duck twice in a Test Match in single player or ranked online match.

     
    Same as the "Nought and Nought" but this must be done on the batsmen's first ball, this can be challenging. This may be easier while booting with a partner but keep trying until it unlocks.
  • Take 40 wickets in an Ashes series with a single bowler in single player.

    Enter Ashes mode and choose two bowlers. Using two will make this easier, you should get around 40 wickets with each bowler by the end of the series. You can change your bowlers once you hit 40 and unlock the achievement.
  • Bowl the opponent out in 10 overs or less in single player or ranked online match.

     
    Boosting with a partner will be fair easier than playing with the AI. This will prove to be a real challenge while up against the CPU but you should be able to bowl out your boosting partner within ten overs fairly quickly.
  • Score 300 runs or more in an innings of an ODI Match in single player or ranked online match.

     
    See "Test Match Domination".
  • Score 600 runs or more in an innings of a Test Match in single player or ranked online match.

     
    You can earn this fairly quick by slogging every ball by pressing , you will need to time your hits otherwise you may hit a poor run. You will have unlimited overs to do this in so this shouldn't take to long.
  • Win a Test Match by 10 wickets in single player or ranked online match.

     
    The easiest way to do this is to bowl you opponent out for a low score, then bat till you reach about 20-30 runs more than your opponents score. Bowl your opponents out for another low score, and achieve the target without losing a wicket.
  • Win a Test Match by an innings or more in single player or ranked online match.

     
    Bat first and post a huge score. Bowl your opponents out for a low score. Enforce the follow on (if available, if not then it will not work) and bowl them out again, and the achievement is yours.
  • Win a full-length ODI Tournament in single player.

    Go to 'Play Now' > One Day International, change the settings to easy, tournament and five overs. Win three matches and achievement will unlock.
  • Win a full-length 20 Over Tournament in single player.

    Same as "ODI Champions" but choose 20 overs instead of one day. Win the three matches and the achievement will unlock.
  • Win an Ashes series in single player.

    Just win the Ashes in the Ashes Game mode. All you need to do is win three tests and you will win the series. you must complete all five test matches to unlock the achievement.

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