CW Cricket is controlled by using the four arrow keys, the spacebar and the left shift button.

Batsmen are rated Average, Good, Excellent and Bowlers are also rated Average, Good, Excellent. Depending on the quality ranking of the player, you will find it easier to time your shots, or possibily harder to time your shots if you are controlling an average batsman against an excellent bowler.

Game Modes

Please note that you must be registered with CW Games in order to play each of the game modes listed below. If you are a Guest you will only have access to ODI five over mode.

ODI - Represent your country and take on the world's best sides in 5, 10 or 20 over cricket.

Classic Matches - Re-live the excitement with classic matches of days gone by. You've watched them, now play them!

Tournament - In the tournament edition of the game, all your skills will be required as you start off against the minnows and work your way up to the cricketing heavyweights. It starts off easy but gets very tough, very quickly.

Multiplayer - Settle things once and for all in a blockbuster showdown between you and your mates for the ultimate bragging rights!

A multiplayer game works by you challenging a friend by entering their email address and then playing a match. An email is then sent to your friend with your score and a unique number and they have the chance to better it.

Playable Countries

You can play as any of the countries below, with each country having their playing eleven updated regularly.

  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Bermuda
  • Canada
  • England
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Kenya
  • Malaysia
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Pakistan
  • Scotland
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States of America
  • West Indies
  • Zimbabwe


Below is an outline of each shot possible by key. Some shots are listed twice which isn't an error, this is because due to the ball pitching in some areas, you can play the straight drive and the cover drive for example.

Up Arrow Duck, On Drive, Straight Drive, Cover Drive
Down Arrow Back Foot Block, Front Foot Block
Left Arrow Late Cut, Square Cut, Hook, Legside Flick, Sweep, Leg Glance, Cover Drive, On Drive
Right Arrow Late Cut, Square Cut, Hook, Legside Flick, Sweep, Leg Glance, Cover Drive, On Drive
Shift Key Used for power shots. If you hold down the left shift key when using one of the arrow keys, your batsman will attempt an aerial shot in the attempt to hit a six. You of course take the risk here of being caught out.
Spacebar To resume play at the end of each over.

High Scores

A number of high scores are captured allowing you to keep track of scores and try to work your way onto the Today's High Scores and Overall High Scores lists.

You can also see many records including players overall averages which include their scores from every player to have played as that particular team along with many more.


We have a very active online community forum that we'd recommend you get involved with to share your scores and hints and tips with CW Cricket.