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iPhone: Flip Cricket

07-07-2009, 04:51 AM
Joined: May 2009
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Flip Cricket

Price $0.99/59p


Cricket-loving fans and fanatics across the world have all played Book Cricket during their days at school. When boredom set in, sitting in the back row, books turned into cricket pitches. The classic version of this game a involved large book, being randomly opened and the last digit of the page number being scrutinized like an umpire pondering a leg-before decision.
Flip Cricket works in a similar way, randomly generating numbers and replicating the flipping pages of a book.

1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 count as they are and 7 and 8 are counted as no balls and wide balls. A page number ending in 0 is out and 5 is a dot-ball.

Features At A Glance:

* - Option to play a one-over quick match or an innings of 5, 10 or 20 overs.
* - Edit existing players and add new ones.
* - Coin toss and option to bat or bowl depending on result.
* - Option to select opening batsmen.
* - Option to switch between batting and bowling scorecards.
* - Scorecards can be scrolled horizontally and vertically.
* - Scorecard summaries at the end of the match.
* - Saved scorecards.

To Play just flick your device or touch the Flip Page button on the screen!!

Instructions and screen shots can be found at

Last edited by Prab; 07-07-2009 at 04:59 AM. Reason: Made 2 columns for the images
07-07-2009, 07:00 AM
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: London
Posts: 233
When I was a kid I used to play a cricket game using a pencil and pad, with the outcome of each ball being determined by the roll of a dice (or two dice, I can't remember exactly how it worked). When I was younger I didn't care that the game involved no skill whatsoever because it was just fun. I don't think I'd enjoy it so much now though, and it's the same with Flip Cricket. It looks nice but now I'm older I'm not sure a game based purely on luck is really going to appeal.

I really wish someone would bring out a proper cricket game for the iPod/iPhone. Something that involves batting AND bowling. It doesn't have to be an action game, even a cricket coach type game would be fine. The ones currently in the App Store don't seem to be very good although there was a new Twenty20 game which came out a week or so ago which looks slightly more promising than the rest.

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07-08-2009, 09:42 PM
Nice game

I downloaded this yesterday and was playing it for most of my class today sitting at the back... beats flipping books all day! If you're a cricket lover it's a great game for passing time.