When either side loses a wicket, a disappointed batsman will miraculously appear and walk across
your screen. What's more, when a player is dismissed for 0, a duck will waddle across your PC all
the way back to the pavilion.
To launch the new Wicket Alert service please follow the instructions below:
1. When you first open the main scorecard at the start of the day's play, select the
Wicket Alert link from the top margin.
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2. A small Wicket Alert window will appear.
3. Minimise this window - do not close it. You may close any other windows you are working in, including other
internet browser windows.
4. You need to leave the Wicket Alert window active (minimised) throughout the day's
play, or for the whole time you want to enjoy the service.
5. When a wicket falls, the man (or the duck) will walk dejectedly across your screen. You do not need to be surfing
CricInfo for this to happen.
6. Click on the "Scorecard" link on the moving Wicket Alert window to go straight back to the live scorecard
on ecb.co.uk to see what has happened.
7. If you close the Wicket Alert window at any time, you can relaunch
the service by going back to the main scorecard.
WICKET ALERT HINTS AND TIPS
For Wicket Alert to
function, you need to have your internet connection open, be using a browser that supports java, and have the Wicket
Alert window active.
Wicket Alert will work best if you are using a workplace network, but will work equally
well if you are online whether or not you are using CricInfo.
If you are disconnected at any time, and your Wicket Alert window remains open, you do not need to reload the
application when you reconnect.
If the Wicket Alert window disappears, go back to the scorecard to reload the application.