Current Version 28
Why this map?
One punter asked for it, and i thought it would be an easy simply layout for everyone to follow.
Also it's another crack at getting a sports map through the foundry.
Explanation of how Cricket is played
World Teams that play Cricket Ref from link above
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The official Test Cricket nations are currently: England, Australia, West Indies, South Africa, India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, and Zimbabwe.
The West Indies is actually a consortium of Caribbean countries: Barbados; Jamaica; Guyana; The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; Antigua and Barbuda; St. Kitt's-Nevis; Dominica; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Montserrat; and Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.
Minor cricketing nations (which do not play Test cricket, but do compete for a place in the World Cup One-Day competition) include: Kenya, Fiji, Canada, The Netherlands, Bangladesh.
The most famous Test cricket Series is The Ashes, played every two years between Australia and England. The Ashes trophy is a small urn containing ``the ashes of English cricket'' (in reality the ashes of a set of bails), which ``died'' in a match in 1882 when Australia beat England for the first time. The Ashes are currently held by Australia, although the physical trophy is kept permanently in a room at Lord's Cricket Ground in London.
The most infamous event in cricket was the 1932-33 English tour of Australia - the Bodyline tour. The English team used a new tactic to get batsmen out, by bowling at their bodies and placing many fielders in short fielding positions backward of square leg. As the batsmen fended the ball away in an effort to protect themselves, the ball often flew off the edge of the bat into the waiting hands of the fielders, getting the batsman out caught. The English referred to this tactic as ``Leg Theory'', but the Australians, angry that the English bowlers were aiming at their bodies, christened it ``Bodyline''.
Several Australian batsmen were injured because of this, some seriously. The English tactics cause a diplomatic row between the countries. After the tour was over, cricket officials introduced the rules against dangerous bowling, and the restriction of no more than two fielders backward of square leg.
Cricket in the USA info
Field positions in cricket
Fielding positions for this map
Fielding position names are usually given for the batter on strike.
This is the case in this map, even though there are several strikes having been made from Batter 2 (for the creativity of the gameplay)
Neutral Starts - 31
Batter 1 and Batter 2 (3 each)
8 x fours(2)
7 x sixes(3)
Public 2, Public 8, Public 12, Public 14 (2 each)
PC1, PC2, (2 each)
Amos & Loe (2 each)
No of territories - 100
There are currently 100 territories on this map consisting of the following:
3 Media (three media are names of internationally reknowned commentators - English, S African and Australian repsectively)
12 Fielding Team (includes Bowler)
12 Batting Team (2 on the pitch and 10 in the Pavillion)
4 Runs to the Field
14 Public areas/paths
These are on the map.
Unique/Specific Feature of the Map
Really there is nothing unique about the map apart from the fact that it is a sporting map.
There is no complicated gameplay that involves bombardments.
There will be some neutral postions, to be developed for gameplay, which are mentioned above.