From the Pavilion
Online cricket manager game
From the Pavilion, or "FTP" is a free Internet browser-based cricket management game. It is one of the fastest growing online games, boasting a rapidly growing member base. During a match, commentary, graphs and scorecards are displayed for both teams, adding that extra bit of realism when playing.
You make the critical decisions that will ultimately affect the success of your club. You are in control, selecting players for each match, assigning batting and bowling orders, supervising training programs, upgrading your stadium and wheeling and dealing on the transfer market.
Then, on match days, you then have the option of watching the action via live commentary. You are able to experience every wicket, run and near miss unfold as it happens.
The players in From The Pavilion are fictional and exist only in the game. They all have a skill set of Batting, Bowling, Technique, Power, Fielding, Keeping, Endurance, Captaincy, Experience and Form. Each skill is rated on a scale of Atrocious to Legendary, and the ratings of all skills combine to provide the player with a rating and a weekly wage which is roughly representational of their skill level.
Players train every week in their respective senior or youth academies and the area each player trains in is set by the user on a weekly basis. As a player invests money into their academy its level increases in proportion to the amount invested, with respect to the national academy investment average. Players in the Youth Academy train faster then those in the Senior Academy, however once players reach 19 years of age they will receive no benefit from training at all until promoted into the Senior Academy.
As a player plays a game they fatigue with every ball faced, bowled, fielded or captained. Energy can only be recovered by 2 ways, at the end of every day the player recovers a little, or resting the player from training for the week will also allow him to gain some extra energy. Any player playing on less the "Rested" fatigue will have a reduction in skills, making control of fatigue a vital part of the game.
Each team has a ground (members can name theirs) with a starting capacity of 5000 and can be expanded. The pitch type can be changed for each type of game (SOD, T20, YOD) and each pitch type has an advantage associated with it, from a hard pitch advantaging batters to a crumbling or uneven pitch giving spin or seam bowlers the upper hand. Each country has a particular weather condition for a given day which cannot be influenced by any user. Each weather pattern also affects the fatigue players accrue during the game, a hot day will make it harder for players to perform and result in faster energy lost.
For each match, orders for each team (entered 30min prior to the toss) are entered, giving players orders from Defensive to Aggressive and setting a teams Captain, Wicket-Keeper and Bowling order.
From The Pavilion also has a transfer market, where players can be auctioned off to the highest bidder. It costs $1000 to list a player on the market and the listing will remain for 72 hours