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Date: 22 July, 2011
Here are ten online cricket and baseball games designed to keep you busy if it's raining. By Suzanne Elvidge.
To play a game, simply click on its name. If you are a parent, we advise you to try the game and the site it's on first before letting your kids play them, to make sure you're happy.
I don’t play either game, so don’t take my word for it – here are ten cricket and baseball games to try out. Tune into Test Match Special, put on your cricket whites and baseball cap, and see what you think.
One small warning – I currently have my speakers unplugged, so I have no idea whether any of these games have annoying music!
Use your mouse to move the gloves and catch the balls. You can drop five per level, but consecutive catches or harder catches get you more points. At one point, my global ranking was 212466…
Match as many baseball cards into pairs before the time runs out.
Use the practice mode to get good, and then try the challenge.
The left arrow allows you to pull, hook, sweep or glance; the up arrow allows you to drive or defend ; the right arrow to off drive or cut ; and the down arrow to duck. Just click the key when you want to hit the ball rather than holding it down.
Play other Stick Cricket games.
Move the mouse from left to right to swing, and hit the ball when it is in the strike zone.
To pitch, hold the left mouse button down and move the mouse in the pattern suggested on the left hand side. Try a few goes in training, and then play a match.
Click the ‘pitch’ button to begin, move the mouse over the plate and then click where you think the ball will cross the plate to hit the ball.
After hitting the ball, options to ‘run’, ‘stop’ or ‘retreat’ will appear – these control the runners. Do a bit of batting practice to get a feel and then play the game!
Train to bat, bowl and field in the Ashes in the Academy – the tutorials will help:
Your aim is to pitch the perfect game and get all the batters out. To pitch – click where you want the ball to end up, and hold down the mouse.
Draw it back for power, and then move straight upwards and let go to pitch.
Each card has six categories – turn the first card and pick the category that you think is the strongest, and see what card the computer has.
If you win, you keep both cards – if the computer wins, you lose your card. You have three lifelines – a ‘peek’, a ‘super Top Trump’ and a ‘skip’, but those three are all you get.
The first to lose all 30 cards wins – but the time is limited. You will need to register for this game.
Click ‘batting’ and click within the highlighted square where you think the ball will be to hit it. Click ‘running’ and then click slowly to increase the pace of your runner – follow the guide at the top to get the rate.
Click ‘catching’ and move the player with the mouse to catch. Get the offer from your agent and then play the games and get through the leagues.