After a previous post on wii cricket deploring its absence, cricket of sorts has come to the wii.

Big Beach Sports includes cricket as one of its games, as you can see from the embedded video below.

Although I haven’t got my hands on a version yet to test it against my expectations, as ever the Amazon reviewers have with some very mixed reviews. In short, it works, but falls short of their expectations in terms of graphics and gameplay, suggesting more French cricket than Test cricket.

Cheap and cheerful it may be, but at least it is here and will hopefully lead to a more sophisticated game from the likes of EA Sports entirely devoted to cricket. Key requirements would be the ability to play Test, one day and Twenty 20 matches with national teams and named players, plus career modes including the all-important averages.