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Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only


Game Type          : Cricket Management Simulation

Author             : Derek Baker

Standalone Release(s)  : 1984: TEST MATCH, CRL, £6.95

Compilation Release(s) : None

Stated compatibility    : Electron

Actual compatibility    : Electron, BBC B, B+ and Master 128

Supplier            : COMPUTER RENTALS LTD, CRL House, 9 Kings Yard, Carpenters

                    Road, LONDON E15 2HD

Disc compatibility     : CDFS E00, DFS E00




"The No. 1 hit 3D cricket simulation converted for the ACORN - containing two programs - the first a full five day Test, the second a World Cup match. Each program includes a full scoreboard and all the thrills of our national game."


This tape contains the following:

SIDE 1 : (A) Instructions (B) Test Match (C) Data for 8 teams

SIDE 2 : (A) World Cup Cricket (B) Data for 8 teams (C) Team selector



All Programs should be loaded using : CHAIN <TEST> [??] for the Test Match game or CHAIN <CUP> for the World Cup game. Once loaded, the tape should be stopped and choice of teams made. Once this has been done, the tape should be re-started to allow the program to 'read-in' the teams. The team selector program should also be loaded using the CHAIN command followed by <TEAMS>. This program contains full instructions for use.


The team selector program allows you to make a tape with your own player names for use in either of the games if you don't want to use the teams already contained on this tape.


The Game

TEST MATCH - Two innings are allowed for each side and the maximum duration of the game is 450 overs. A batting side may declare its innings closed at any time. The game also allows the follow-on to be enforced. The player with the bowling side may choose any one of SIX bowlers to bowl and may also choose from any one of three styles; ATTACKING, NORMAL or DEFENSIVE. The player with the batting side may similarly choose from the same three styles.


WORLD CUP CRICKET - This game is played with each team only allowed one innings. No declaration may be made during the game. The number of overs can be decided at the beginning of the game. As with Test Match, choice of bowling and batting styles is made at the start of each over.


Game Controls

All necessary controls are prompted by the computer during play.



Instructions' Source   : TEST MATCH (CRL) Back And Inner Inlay


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