Brian Lara Cricket 96

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Brian Lara Cricket 96
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Codemasters
Genre: Sports

Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
£? T-120146-50
Sega Mega Drive
?F T-120146-50
Sega Mega Drive
DM ? T-120146-50
Sega Mega Drive
?Ptas T-120146-50
Sega Mega Drive
$? T-120156-50

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Brian Lara Cricket 96 is the sequel to Brian Lara Cricket, developed by Audiogenic Software and Codemasters and released on the Sega Mega Drive exclusively in Europe in 1996. It was also released in Australia as Shane Warne Cricket, and was also bundled with some Mega Drives in the region.


Brian Lara Cricket 96 builds on the first Brian Lara Cricket, but adds a weatlth of new features including county cricket, world cup, international tests and historic matches to the game. There is also a new practice mode (complete with nets).

Rain makes an appearnce in Brian Lara Cricket 96, which can both temporarily stop play and alter the conditions of the pitch, which in turn can adjust the physics of the ball.

Production credits

  • Programming: Gary Gray
  • Development: Audiogenic
  • Music: Tim Bartlett
  • Project Management: Stewart Regan
  • Copywriting: Jason Walker
  • Packaging: Dave Alcock
  • Production: Pat Stanley
  • Quality Assurance: Jason Walker, Benjamin Hostler, Carol Smith, Majid Ali, Lateef Ali, Duncan Hoyle
Source: AU manual

Magazine articles

Main article: Brian Lara Cricket 96/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

CVG UK 174.pdf

Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #174: "May 1996" (1996-04-12)

CVG UK 175.pdf

Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #175: "June 1996" (1996-05-09)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 [2]
85 №42, p48/49
90 [3]
85 №79
82 №81, p11
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
5 reviews

Mega Drive, EU
BLC96 MD EU Box.jpg
BLC96 MD EU Cart.jpg
Mega Drive, AU
ShaneWarneCricket MD AU Box.jpg
Mega Drive, AU (V2)
ShaneWarneCricket MD AU Box V2.jpg
ShaneWarneCricket MD AU Cart V2.jpg

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 fa3024af
MD5 50407b85bbc21a6647e2b649cbfe40aa
SHA-1 0b08788a0f8214c5d07b8e2293f0b954dd05bef5
1MB 1996-03 Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 fe52f7e1
MD5 10124f2ccf645d21af8f4a745f0905ec
SHA-1 3e1ef39e9008a4a55fd57b25948668c8c52ba9e3
1MB 1996-04
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 68865f6f
MD5 af952d8625ef75ddca524074fd4b772a
SHA-1 4264625be91c3d96edca9c5bfe6259d00ca8b737
1MB 1996-04 Cartridge (AU) Shane Warne Cricket