Cricket 19: GODII – States of Play!

We posted 354-8 from our fifty overs before a confused American outfit delivered their Second Class reply.

The Trumpets spent about 45 overs of their chase seemingly under the impression that despite the coloured clothing (Their kit was beautiful by the way!) and white ball that this was a Test match, summed up no more so than opening batsman J-J Morrison’s 26 from, wait for it… 114 deliveries! “TEST MATCH”. They then switched into T20 mode for the final few overs led by Henry Wilks (54 not out from 61 balls) but still fell an agonising… 203 runs short!

All our batters chipped in after Dawid Malan (51) and Liam Livingstone (66) had compiled an opening stand worth 98. After that, Joe Root (69) and Moeen Ali (59) put on 120 in tandem. Spin bowler Tahla Pittman claimed figures of 10-0-74-2 with the cork and leather before later making a decent 22 with the willow. Rufus Suarez also collected a brace finishing with analysis 8-0-47-2 and was the visitors’ most economical bowler.

As regards our bowling unit, all were impressive: Stokes (2-23) was the pick whilst Moeen (2-41) and Archer (2-39) also snapped up two wickets each. Liam Dawson’s figures of 10-2-22-0 were also impressive and some consolation after he was run out without facing a ball. Moeen was superb in the field and Jos Buttler also had plenty of running to do.

Gloveman Jonny Bairstow claimed another seven (7SEVEN!) catches to cement his position as the world’s leading wicketkeeper.

That’s three wins from three and now it’s onto Edgbaston to take on opposition from the Orient in the form of Hong Kong.

3 thoughts on “Cricket 19: GODII – States of Play!

  1. JJ Morrison doesn’t change his game it seems from test and 50 overs. Even 26 from 114 balls is slow for test match cricket. Every batter seems to be scoring runs and its a whole team contribution in the field and the ball which must be pleasing for you including Bairstow’s magic gloves. Is the double title on with test and odi? Finally another question, how are you finding the game in general following a few patches?

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    1. Repeatedly coming across players like J-J Morrison is part of my love of the game.

      I’m going to continue the first half of the ODI league on Medium/Pro then for the second half of both the Test and ODI leagues I’ll up it to Hard and is it Legend (Level 4/5) skill level?

      Wickets are coming too easy and opposition aren’t even competing, highlighted by that USA ‘run chase’’! I know that I’m playing weaker opposition but AI intelligence and application is what Big Ant really banged on about when promoting this game.

      As for Career, I probably should’ve just been a batsman as when I got made captain I didn’t really bowl myself for long spells but I’ll stick it out to see some of the features as I progress.

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      1. In my career mode I am now in season 2 but am behind with posts but it is thoroughly enjoyable trying to be more of a test match focused batsman and provide some helpful leg spin here and there. I don’t want to give too much away but I do seem to be economical! In terms of features I haven’t encountered headlines or sponsorships but this could come at higher stages above club cricket.

        Wickets do seem easier to come by in this game but I found last title’s game very hard and difficult to take wickets even in bowler friendly conditions. I find wickets more rewarding and realistic however I agree that weaker opposition and AI aren’t adapting and need to be more competitive. I haven’t yet played a limited overs game versus a weaker opposition so it will be interesting to see what they will do in batting when setting or chasing and when they bowl what kind of peculiar fields they set. Fielding and field setting for me by AI and the game have been much improved!

        Switching difficulty levels sounds good and it might give the upgraded sides a bit more of a fight and add to a tougher contest. Level 4 of 5 I think is veteran which is what I play on for all formats and all discipline.

        And JJ Morrison is a cult hero and a living legend who I want in my team…

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