Written by Ben Cossor • Published 13th August 2018 • 2 minute read
The British heatwave may have ended abruptly, but the cricket season is now in full swing. If the dulcet tones of Aggers, Tuffers and Vaughan are too much for your colleagues who don’t share your love of leather on willow and anecdotes about Victoria sponge, thankfully there’s a host of mobile apps to give you the ball-by-ball updates you crave. Here are five of the best.
Tried and tested. Seems to be the app every cricket nut goes to for a more statistical experience than you’d get on BBC Sport. This is a personalised cricket experience featuring live scores and ball-by-ball commentary. Perfect if you don’t want to miss an England top order collapse or track every ball of Kholi’s inevitable double century.
Connecting with Facebook makes it easy to set up, and you can choose your team to receive tailored information and updates each day. It’s not TMS, but it’s the next best thing.
Whether you’re a seasoned follower of the game (that Ashes series in 2005) or the T20 game has pulled you in more recently, this app has everything you need.
Some cricket purists who have always used ESPN Cricinfo and looked no further have been disappointed by the app’s recent updates and have subsequently switched to Cricbuzz.
It is intelligently designed, and the user experience is very simple and efficient.
Cricinfo will be looking over its shoulder as this app grows in popularity.
Claiming to provide “the fastest live cricket scores”, this app prides itself on three main features: ball by ball live scores, clear match scheduling and fixtures, and lightning fast speed.
Developed by an Indian developer, the app has brilliant coverage of the Indian Premier League for those who like the glitz and glamour of the world’s most lucrative tournament.
It’s a relatively new app, so it will only get better with updates.
You would expect the governing bodies of both global cricket and the domestic game to do a pretty decent job of an app – thankfully they have, and you can’t go wrong with one of these.
The ICC Cricket app is designed for international cricket and is perhaps best used when the World Cup comes around every four years. It also features HD video (interviews, highlights) which you don’t always find in the above apps.
The ECB Cricket app – as expected – covers international and county games and recently announced its compatibility on the Apple Watch. Highlights – including those from county cricket – are readily available in good quality.
These two apps focus less on style and user experience and instead act as a reliable one-stop-shop for domestic and international cricket fans alike.
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