Stick cricket is an online cricket game that runs on Adobe Flash. The game was created and developed by Cann Creative, a company based in Sydney, Australia. The information on the game’s official website humorously states that the stick cricket game was the result of someone from the Cann Creative team trying to learn how to make flash programs. The idea caught like wildfire, and the team decided to cash in on the popularity of the game.
The game was called stick cricket because the earliest version of the game featured stick figures acting as batsmen. But as the game evolved, a number of upgrades have been implemented, and the current version, which is version 4.1, now features human batsmen.
The point of stick cricket is to score as many runs as the player can. A player of a stick cricket game can play using these different modes:
1. Tournament. A player can participate in a tournament and beat the score of the national team. It is a progression until the player reaches the World Champions. The tournament format of the stick cricket game is patterned after the ICC Champions Trophy.
2. Slog. In a slog, the player has to score as many runs as possible within the given 10 overs. Here he or she plays against a selected team, or against the World Domination play done by another stick cricket player.
3. World Domination. In World Domination mode, players get a password if they have beaten a national team score within 20 overs. The player’s team will go to the draw if it wins.
For those people who have no experience of playing stick cricket, the game is also available in practice mode. Here, the player can chose a type of bowler and just play practice games. The scores he or she gains here are not saved.
Stick cricket is an addictive game for those who are into cricket. Another fun thing is that the game itself has many hidden features, which are called Easter Eggs. The Easter Eggs can be activated by clicking on certain objects in the game, or by typing certain passwords in the World Domination password box.