Online cricket manager game
Battrick is the biggest and best free online cricket management game. You manage a team of cricketers against other human managers from all over the world. You can log in at any time of the day, or night, to check on your club, expand the ground, buy and sell players, set match orders for upcoming matches and much, much more. Each team is involved in a limited over (50 overs) league, a First Class (3 day) league and there is a limited overs cup tournament to compete for, too. All that and a 20 over competition thrown in for good measure! You can be sure there will be plenty to keep your interest during the Battrick week!
Battrick players are fictitious and exist only in the game. They have skill levels for Stamina, Batting, Bowling, Concentration, Consistency, Fielding and Wicket Keeping. Each of these is measured with 20 skill levels ranging from "Worthless" to "Elite". "Useless" precedes "Worthless" but isn't used to measure player skills.
The game updates daily, so that some effects of changes to tactics or training occur every 24 hours. Matches are played in real-time with ball-by-ball match commentary provided. The game follows a structured timetable over eighteen real-life weeks, with matches played at times appropriate to each individual country.
At any time, gamers may re-set their team line-up for forthcoming matches, perhaps selecting a
strong batting line-up one week and a balanced batting-bowling team the next. One also sets their bowling order, and assigns individual players to enter matches with a defensive, normal, or aggressive attitude.
Batsmen, bowlers, fielders, wicketkeepers or all-rounders can be bought and sold
on a virtual transfer market.
Gamers can communicate in a forum called "Sledging".
New teams start with an arena of 6500 seats and standing room. This can be expanded at a
price as the game goes on.
Each team starts with a virtual budget of £200,000. This money can be used in a variety of ways to help the team progress, such as hiring staff, signing players, or increasing the capacity of the ground.
A Battrick season lasts for eighteen weeks, with 14 for the OD League, FC league and Cup competitions. After the 7th week, there is a one week break from the leagues, during which the Twenty20 competition takes place.
The off-season is a 3 week quiet time, which gives managers a chance to recover from the previous season and prepare their teams for the next. The international World Cup tournaments are also held during the off-season, alternating between senior and Under-19 teams from one season to the next.
Game is absolutely free, managers buy additional functions pack called Battrick Membership, which does NOT affect performance.
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The admin team are aggressive, unpleasant and best avoided, which removes any community aspect sadly. Could be so much better.
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