Best Windows Phone apps for cricket

The excitement continues to build as the Ashes get underway and if you own a mobile phone on the Windows Phone Operating System then these apps will ensure you have access to the action from home and work or anywhere else where a mobile phone or internet signal is available.

All of the apps are free to download and if you have Wi-Fi at home you won’t even use any of your data bundle.

Windows Phone Cricket Apps

Cricbuzz

The Cricbuzz app is incredibly fast and this ensures that the ball-by-ball commentary is delivered as soon as the action happens on the field. If you can’t be at a cricket match then this is the next best thing. Within the app you will find a comprehensive gallery, radio commentary, Twitter feed and international schedules.

Cricbuzz Ashes App

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Cricbuzz who highlighted the reasons why their app stands out from the cricketing crowd. Below are a few extracts from that interview and you can read my full interview with Cricbuzz here.

“For the Ashes, every ball including the practice games will be covered live and live radio commentary will be available for the five tests. The unique 'notifications' feature will mean that the user never misses any important event during the Ashes.”

“We have a 'Cricket on Twitter' feature within the app…. This gives a new dimension to following cricket where users can link their Twitter accounts with the app and reply to cricketers and retweet their favourite tweets.”

User Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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Live Cricket

This Windows Phone app delivers a live ball-by-ball scoreboard that includes detailed commentary on the last twelve balls. This said, the thing that makes this app shine is the visual/audio notification bar that alerts you whenever a wicket falls or a 4 or 6 is struck.

Live Cricket App

The latest Ashes news is also collated by this app from various sources including CricInfo, Sky Sports, Fox Sports, The Sun, ECB and CA and this nicely places all of the cricket news stories in one place.

User Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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LiveCricketScores                                                                                   

This app has recently been updated and has now gone social with its ChatterBox feature. Users may now chat and interact, meet fellow cricket fans and talk about the cricket game in real time.

Live Cricket Scores for Windows Phone

A great feature of this app is its ability to show you either just one game in motion or all games that are underway, perfect for those who follow all cricket. The app is nicely laid out and offers a Twitter feed and access to YouTube channels.

User Rating: 4 out of 5

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Cricket Videos

This Ashes app will allow you to watch cricket videos and view the latest scores, player bios and cricket gallery. A summary scoreboard and full scoreboard provide details of the latest action and this includes batting and bowling statistics.

Cricket Videos App

If you wish to get interactive then you can rate the Ashes matches for others to see and for additional fun there is a memory game based on team player images.

User Rating: 4 out of 5

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All Cricket

With real time scores of all international cricket matches this app has an attractive style that easily allows you to select live scores, game player  and team stats and videos or view Twitter discussions and YouTube channels.

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User Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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Your Views

Have you downloaded one of these apps and would like to share your review? Are you going to use one of these apps at an Ashes match? Who do you think will take the most wickets or score a century?

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Written by: Michael Brown

Image Credit: Cricbuzz
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