DLcalc is a simple calculation tool that can be used in cricket games for computing the target score for the team batting second.
It is designed for one-day cricket games and the calculations are done using the Duckworth–Lewis method, which applies for matches that have been interrupted for various reasons.
Easy to use if you’re familiar with cricket games
The application far from being complicated but knowledge about cricket rules is absolutely necessary in order to handle it correctly and reach an accurate result.
There is no need to install it as it works off the bat, as soon as the executable file has been launched.
Looks are minimalist and the interface makes available only the necessary functions, leaving apart any bells and whistles one might expect.
Punch in the data and receive the result
The program makes the calculation based on specific information that has been gathered during the game.
This includes details about the overs remaining at the start of each teams’ innings, overs already bowled at the time of the interruption, number of wickets lost and the amount of overs for rescheduled innings.
Basically, once all this data is entered into the application it should provide the revised target score.
However, the program may not work properly all the time as during our tests we noticed instability issues and received error messages.
Basic calculator for one-day cricket games
For the program to work the system needs to be equipped with .NET Framework. By providing all the details of the game it can easily compute the target score for the team batting second.
It should be easy to use for the cricket fans that understand the game, but it can also pop up error messages that prevent it from working properly.