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Recently I was contacted by Hamish Sterling, one of the creators of a new cricket game called Pocket Cricket. We’re not talking slick, sophisticated graphic games for PC, Xbox or PS3. We’re not even looking at flash games to play on your laptop when you’re killing time.
No, Pocket Cricket is about going back to basics; a concept of rolling the dice and awaiting the unknown for the result of a game.
Their idea was about taking us back, before technology consumed our day to day activities.
As Hamish says, “We wanted to bring back a bit of social interaction to gaming and fire up people imagination as they play the game”.
For just $9.99 you can buy your Pocket Cricket online (free postage, anywhere) to play anywhere, anytime and with anyone. The game can be played by 1, 2 or 4 players.
Instructions are included within the small pouch containing the playing dice and all of this will, logically, fit right into your pocket!
Pocket Cricket comes with 6 dice where batting, bowling, fielding and even the Umpire have been taken into account. The basic gameplay is that the batting side will have 3 dice where the batsman can roll for a conservative shot, an aggressive shot and then roll to see how many runs that shot will bring.
The bowling side will then see whether they can take wickets, claim a few run outs or grab onto a few classic catches! This is of course if the batting side aren’t chancing their luck with boundaries galore. The Umpire is involved as well for those crucial decisions to ensure that it’s all good fun!
The blokes behind the game are even in talks with Cricket Australia to get the game licenced.
Who knows? Maybe when you’re sitting at the Adelaide Oval or the WACA during a drinks break next summer, you and some mates could be playing Pocket Cricket, rolling the dice and chancing your luck to win the match…or a few free beers courtesy of the losing team.
More info about Pocket Cricket can be found online at the official website www.pocketcricket.com.au
Also check out Pocket Cricket on Facebook www.Facebook.com/PocketCricket
See the Channel 7 Queensland local news story (Youtube video)!
Hamish Sterling, of Edge Hill, and two of his friends have invented a dice game called Pocket Cricket, which they hope will become popular across the world. Picture: MARC McCORMACK
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