Cricket Championship simulates real cricket. Instead of a team consisting of eleven real-life individuals, each team is managed by an individual. The manager selects players to play from a squad of 'virtual' players and defines the tactics those players will adopt. The results of these players batting and bowling is then determined by the game and action from the game is displayed in 'real' time. This means that matches in Cricket Championship take as long to play as real cricket matches.
For those unfamilar or only partially familiar with the game of cricket the following (external) pages provide descriptions of cricket: