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Last Updated on 5 years by Charbel Coorey

Cricket App Review: Harrison Cricket Apps. Pros and Cons of an interactive Cricket App for fans: Harrison Cricket Apps.

There has been a huge rise in the number of awesome cricket bloggers and cricket-based social accounts. Cricket now has more and better content than ever before, where content producers seek to share great insights to deliver value for readers and followers. Cricket App developers, in turn, have an opportunity to provide an offering that can enable content producers to have a strong voice in the world of cricket.

Introducing Harrison Cricket Apps (HCA). HCA is a new app developer, who have produced two for cricket fans to use while watching cricket. These are specifically for ODI and T20 matches, giving fans and content producers the chance to have an interactive experience and share insights in real-time.

In a recent collaboration with owner Terry Harrison, I purchased the app and use it to communicate data throughout the CricBlog site as well as on my Twitter page. I have come across some pros and cons of using the app, and whether HCA is worth the investment for fans and content producers.

How does the Harrison Cricket App work?

Before I go into more detail on pros and cons, I will provide a quick overview of the HCA app, using the ODI version as the example.

It is a simple app, where you punch in the numbers from the match you are watching. It will then calculate the figures for you, producing run-rates, required rates and a range of graphs and material you can capture for your content.

You will see some screenshots throughout this article.

Pros:

1. Very simple to use

With HCA, you’re in control. You enter the teams that are playing, along with their respective colours. Then, to get the stats you want, simply add in the number of runs and wickets taken in each over to keep a track of things. For example, the next two screenshots show how you can set the colours, as well as add the relevant information for each over. The example is for the 2019 World Cup match between Pakistan and New Zealand.

Cricket App Review: Harrison Cricket Apps. Pros and Cons of an interactive Cricket App for fans: Harrison Cricket Apps. Cricket Apps for Bloggers. Software for Cricket Bloggers
Cricket App Review: Harrison Cricket Apps
Cricket App Review: Harrison Cricket Apps. Pros and Cons of an interactive Cricket App for fans: Harrison Cricket Apps. Cricket Apps for Bloggers. Software for Cricket Bloggers
Cricket App Review: Harrison Cricket Apps

The app calculates everything for you, including runs in the last five overs. Also, in the second innings of a match, it will give you the score comparison at the same point to the team who batted first. You can also add in runs for each 10 over block, as below. Indeed, it is very easy to get the numbers you want to use them as part of your analysis.

Cricket App Review: Harrison Cricket Apps

2. Beautiful, professional looking graphs

When you enter the numbers as per the action, the app automatically generates beautiful, professional looking graphs ready to use in your content. Also, you can communicate this to followers whenever you choose to, rather than waiting for the coverage to show the graphs and stats you are after.

HCA generates Manhattan, run rate worm, team runs worm and 10-over bar graph to give content producers the stats and graphs to talk about the cricket in an engaging and effective manner.

3. Affordable price

Terry Harrison, founder of HCA, is very committed to his work.

This app won’t break the bank. For AU$17.68 (9.79 pounds, 852 IR), cricket content producers can make a small investment to elevate their presence further. Good insights and stats is what many fans and readers are after, and this investment can enable it.

Cons

Now, for the cons. It takes time to develop an app that is perfect, and with this one launched quite recently, I feel there are some opportunities for improvement.

1. Not available on iOS or Android

This app is only available on the Microsoft Store, which makes it user-friendly only for PC users.

This is a challenge for content creators as mobile is central to just about everything these days. However, while mobile is often used for social media activity during matches, the use of HCA on PC can be used in conjunction to make it a very interactive experience.

Cricket App Review: Harrison Cricket Apps. Pros and Cons of an interactive Cricket App for fans: Harrison Cricket Apps. Cricket Apps for Bloggers. Software for Cricket Bloggers
Cricket App Review: Harrison Cricket Apps. An interactive way to enjoy the action.

2. Stats and insights can be even more in-depth

As HCA continues to grow, there will be fantastic opportunities to add great features to its apps. Content producers also seek more in-depth stats to dig into as part of their content, helping them create a strong profile among fans, subscribers and followers of their content.

More in-depth stats can mean greater costs for content producers in terms of apps. However, as HCA is an affordable option, there is an opportunity for HCA to diversify the stats that it offers for users at only a slightly greater cost. Examples include:

  • Player-vs-player analysis: It would be amazing for this app to enable entry of player names, which can then help create statistics in terms of player vs player battles.
  • Add bowling types: When you add a player name, there is an opportunity to also add their bowling type. Are they a right arm pacer or left arm spinner? Which batsmen do better against certain bowling types than others?
  • Split stats by stages of innings: Compare runs in powerplay, middle overs and death over periods.

The app is easy to use and users are in control. With additional features like this, HCA has a great opportunity to leverage their platform even further.

Content producers may very well be willing to pay an affordable price for beautifully presented stats and graphs, but more in-depth statistics providers greater opportunities, too.

Verdict

Punch in the numbers, and the final data is available to use in your content.

Personally, I have found it quite useful so far, enabling me to keep on top of the action without relying on the broadcast coverage to show me the information at a time I want it.

Overall, this app can go to another level, which is an opportunity for HCA. However, if you’re looking for a solution that generates stats and data for you at low cost, this can be the option for you.

Thanks for reading!

Download: Making cricket an interactive experience! Discover Harrison Cricket Apps ODI version. For full screenshots, click here.

Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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