Dec 09

FT Advent Calendar Of Free Online Games: 7th December

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I have never been all that enamoured of sports games. Maybe because I was never any good at sport at school. Of course the sports game offers me the vicarious thrill of being good at a game. However in reality it adds an extra link in the hand-to-eye lack of co-ordination I always suffered from. It needs to go from hand to eye to fingers. Even worse.

Nevertheless I found today’s game (sent in by lonepilgrim of comments box fame) briefly diverting because it levels the playing field on my physical disability into a quickly flash game. So what on earth are these?

orange butterfly
Click through to find out.

They are garish Wicket Keeping gloves from the odd cricket game, Test Catch Cricket. As a game it bares almost no relationship to actual cricket, as the wicket keeper appears to be infront of the batsman who is being tossed a fail few sitters from the site. What is more, when you fail to catch the ball, it smashes the screen which apparently is a wicket in this strange world. Possibly a ported baseball game or something else (even the losing sound seems a bit off) the game makes up for it by having lovingly detailed gloves. And of course the whole thing is gloriously 2D – finally making catching something easier for 2D me, than you natural 3D-ers. I can judge the well modelled perspective and waltz through the first five rounds before is starts getting really quick.

test catch cricket


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    karvinjarvis on 21 Jan 2013 #

    Cricket is very popular game at world level. The most important thing is that it gets long time and physio game. Test math is game of 5 days. Cricket match is born in England with the test match.

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    Friv Jogos on 5 Mar 2013 #

    Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players on a field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard long pitch. One team bats, trying to score as many runs as possible while the other team bowls and fields, trying to dismiss the batsmen and thus limit the runs scored by the batting team. A run is scored by the striking batsman hitting the ball with his bat, running to the opposite end of the pitch and touching the crease there without being dismissed. The teams switch between batting and fielding at the end of an innings.

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    Friv on 6 Mar 2013 #

    Early cricket was at some time or another described as “a club striking a ball (like) the ancient games of club-ball, stool-ball, trap-ball, stob-ball”.[3] Cricket can definitely be traced back to Tudor times in early 16th-century England. Written evidence exists of a game known as creag being played by Prince Edward, the son of Edward I (Longshanks), at Newenden, Kent in 1301[4] and there has been speculation, but no evidence, that this was a form of cricket.

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    Pete on 7 Mar 2013 #

    I am enjoying this unsolicited and dislocated history of cricket…

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    friv.com on 11 Apr 2013 #

    I have never been all that enamoured of sports games. Maybe because I was never any good at sport at school ? Help me :D

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    friv on 11 Jun 2013 #

    Cricket! I like play it. Thanks

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    friv 8 on 13 Sep 2013 #

    I love Cricket! Thanks

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    yepi on 5 Feb 2014 #

    i like .thank

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    juegos friv 100 on 5 May 2014 #

    I like playing games online

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