Bowling Guide by AlaskaFox

Version: 1.0 | Updated: 05/30/01 | Printable Version

                      Brian Lara's Cricket Bowling Guide

                       Brian Lara's Cricket Bowling Guide 
                            For Genesis/Mega Drive
                          By: AlaskaFox(Ronan Murphy)
                            Created: May 29, 2001
                       Date last Updated: May 30, 2001
                                 Version 1.0
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                     i.     Disclaimer                      
                     ii.    Email Notice                   
                     I.     Updates/Revisions
                     II.    Bowling
                     III.   Outro


Current Progress:

Guide: 50% or 100% complete
(If I get requests I'll expand it)
File Size: 

Version 1.0 (Started: May 29, 2001)

        - Bowling Guide added
        - Disclaimer, Email Notice Added
        - Outro, Credits Added


First thing:
There are 3 types of Bowlers:


Fast Bowlers: 
These just throw the ball as fast as they can at the wicket.

Spin Bowlers:
These put side-spin to the ball to make it curl to confuse the batsman.

Swing Bowlers:
These try to confuse the batsman by swinging the ball at the last minute.


How you know a good bowler:

He will have a low Overall Rating(yes, I know it sounds wrong but thats it).

When he bowls, the circle he bowls into will be small.


How to bowl/Techniques:

With a Fast Bowler:

Aim at either the left or right side of the wicket, preferably the one 
nearer the batsman. And Try to get Max Power and Max Speed. Hopefully
the batsman will miss(not often), or hit it into the air where a catcher
will be ready.


With a Spin Bowler:

Method 1:
Aim anywhere, but make it near the Wicket. And change the spin so that the
ball spins in towards the wicket. And hope it confuses the Batsman.

Method 2:
Aim for the centre of the wicket and spin it out to the batsman's side.
Sometimes the ball will hit his inside edge and the wicketkeeper will get
him out.


With a Swing Bowler:

Aim slightly to one side of the wicket(preferably not the batsman's one),
and swing the ball into the wicket. The batsman will go to hit it, but at
the last second it will swing away from him into the wicket.


How to get Easy Wickets:

There is a minor fault in the programming that lets you get left-handed
batsmen out every time. When you select your fielders make sure you have
at least two fast bowlers.

When it gives you the option of Manual picking your opponents, do so.

Now pick as many left handers as possible(West Indies have the most).

When you begin the game and are preparing to bowl:
Put the circle right up to the stumps, in between the centre and left
wicket. Now select a slow speed and minimum power and if all done
correctly every left-hander will be out first time for LBW!


The reason I wrote this one is because I was looking through the Genesis
Guides for games I still have, and I came across this game, again. I wanted
to give you a guide for this game with more than only the controls. If I get
people asking me for a more in-depth guide, I may do it.

-"A" Tadeo for the Layout and Disclaimer
-CJayC for putting this FAQ on his site (I hope he does, anyway)
-Sega for the Genesis(it may be old, but it's still alive!)
-Microsoft for Windows and Notepad
-Packard Bell for my PC(If I put them here will I get a new one?)
-You for reading it

                      ©Ronan Murphy - AlaskaFox 2001