Cricket Coach

Cricket Coach

Play or simulate a game of cricket using real life players and stats
Cricket Coach v6.2
6.2
23 Dec 2015
Review
Cricket Coach v6.1
6.1
19 Jun 2014
Review
Cricket Coach v6.0
6.0
9 Sep 2013
Cricket Coach v6.0b
6.0 β
10 Sep 2013
Review
Cricket Coach v5.2
5.2
22 Dec 2012
Review
Cricket Coach v4.3
4.3
16 Jan 2011
Review

What's new

v6.1 [19 Jun 2014]
Key new features appearing in Cricket Coach 2014
Fully updated to the 2014 season
Updated career stats for over 6000 players
Updated tour schedule, play the series as they happen in real life
Real life grounds for international fixtures in 2014
Updated squads for domestic teams, including all the latest transfers
Many new players added to the database, including 100s from smaller nations
Updated all records to the start of the 2014 season
Added option to return to the main menu after playing
All new distinct bowling skills for one day and T20 matches
Variable sized grounds, some short boundaries, some huge fields
All new 2D ground graphics, from village green to huge stadium
All new Day/Night matches with 2D view graphics
New 'Preferred batting position' for T20 matches
New 'Reserve batting position' for all formats
New 'additional selection hints' to enable realistic selections biases by international boards
Option to order a batsman to try to keep the strike
Option to order a batsman to hit and run
New special 'weighting' code in match engine to allow minnows' games to be realistically simulated
Defensive skill for batsmen - to simulate those batsman who protect their wicket better than others
Entirely re-written international rankings engine - to better allow minnow nations to fight for a decent rankings
Enhanced assistant manager who you can now order to pick a team of 2 spinners / extra batsman / pace attack etc
Ability to save team selections, and load them up later on, to speed up team selections
Modernised 2D view on screen display graphics, to reflect the major broadcasters in 2013
Live career stats shown on the match day screen, like on a popular cricket website.
All new Minor counties simulated for the first time ever with real squads and 3-day/one day competition
New in-match graphics and outcome icons
Redesigned GUI with easier to read text
Enhanced editors with ability to set/disable 2nd XI & U19 domestic/international cricket by country
Fielding and leadership skills that grow over time and have a potential value like bat/bowl skills
Improved bowling AI to stop weaker bowlers bowling at the end
Many bug fixes and minor tweaks to the engine to increase realism
Plus...
CC Almanack - have the game produce a 5000 page HTML cricketers almanac based on your saved game. [example]
U19 cricket - Run a youth team and select the best players each year for a full contract.
2nd XIs - Keep your reserves in form with a full schedule of fixtures.
Assistant Coach Delegation - delegate various parts of your job (such as managing the youth/2nd XIs) to your assistant.
Friendly matches - need a warm-up before a big game? Schedule a friendly in any format to get your players back into form.
Day-by-day Calendar View - View your season in the format of a calendar.
Enhanced World Challenge Mode - Play a one-off World T20 or Champs Trophy in addition to a one-off World Cup.
Quick Search - search directly from any screen for easier access to data.
Revamped Search Screen - search teams, competitions, series and matches in addition to players.
Live games widget - A side bar widget giving you a shortcut to games currently in progress.
Enhanced Home Screen - an easier to use layout.
Australian T20 franchise league - complete with player auction.
Staged retirements - players now often retire from one format of the game before another.
Enhanced match engine - fixing issue with spin bowlers and adding extra depth to weather simulation.
Vastly enhanced HTML output options
Key Features
Statistics for over 4900 players correct to the 2012 season
Updated international tours for the 2012 season
Future Tours Program - hand made future tours schedule that sees everyone play everyone in a four year window
Database selection: Choose what 'cricket world' database to play with, the game ships with 2012, but using the editors you can create your own.
All new tour negotiator feature. Manipulate the tours program to suit your country, need extra practice games before facing Australia? Not a problem!
Arrange extra tours on top of the FTP.
All new captaincy role. Appoint a player to be your captain and rely on him to lead by example. Appoint separate captains for each format if you like.
T20 tours - now separate from ODIs - also appoint a specialist T20 captain
Competition editor. Adjust domestic competitions to suit your liking.
Enhanced news system, with more in depth news articles on your world of cricket

v6.0 [10 Sep 2013]
- Fully updated to the 2013 season
- Updated career stats for over 6000 players
- Updated tour schedule, play the series as they happen in real life
- Real life grounds for international fixtures in 2013, e.g. 4th Ashes Test at Durham
- Updated squads for domestic teams, including all the latest transfers
- Many players added to the database, including 100s from smaller nations
- Updated all records to the start of the 2013 season
- Added option to return to the main menu after playing
- All distinct bowling skills for one day and T20 matches
- Variable sized grounds, some short boundaries, some huge fields
- Added 2D ground graphics, from village green to huge stadium
- Added Day/Night matches with 2D view graphics
- 'Preferred batting position' for T20 matches
- 'Reserve batting position' for all formats
- 'additional selection hints' to enable realistic selections biases by international boards
- Option to order a batsman to try to keep the strike
- Option to order a batsman to hit and run
- Added special 'weighting' code in match engine to allow minnows' games to be realistically simulated
- Defensive skill for batsmen - to simulate those batsman who protect their wicket better than others
- Entirely re-written international rankings engine - to better allow minnow nations to fight for a decent rankings
- Enhanced assistant manager who you can now order to pick a team of 2 spinners / extra batsman / pace attack etc
- Ability to save team selections, and load them up later on, to speed up team selections
- Modernized 2D view on screen display graphics, to reflect the major broadcasters in 2013
- Live career stats shown on the match day screen, like on a popular cricket website.
- Minor counties simulated for the first time ever with real squads and 3-day/one day competition
- Added in-match graphics and outcome icons
- Redesigned GUI with easier to read text
- Enhanced editors with ability to set/disable 2nd XI & U19 domestic/international cricket by country
- Fielding and leadership skills that grow over time and have a potential value like bat/bowl skills
- Improved bowling AI to stop weaker bowlers bowling at the end
- Many bug fixes and minor tweaks to the engine to increase realism

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