Your World Cup Sidekick

[intro] World Cup cricket is a terrible addictive illness. And CricketCast certainly isn't the cure[/intro] You may view cricket as a preposterous

[intro] World Cup cricket is a terrible addictive illness. And CricketCast certainly isn't the cure[/intro]

You may view cricket as a preposterous game played by men who wear mattresses on their legs by day, and half-drown under pedalos by night. But for anyone who is strangely compelled to find out how Scotland's McCricketers are faring against South Africa, may I point you in the direction of a handy little mobile app called CricketCast.

It works on most reasonably smart phones including the T-Mobile Sidekick (above), which is starting to build on its reputation as a cult portable e-mailer by offering new 'Web 2.0' services like this and access to your eBay listings.

I installed it on the new Nokia E65 (review soon, first impressions: businessy, but strangely covetable) and it worked smoothly over a free Wi-Fi connection. You get live text commentary of every ball – a bit excessive for Kenya vs New Zealand, but still – and fixture lists with UK kick-off times. So, not much more than a quick visit to the Beeb's website, but a great time-waster if you're trapped in a cafe with the in-laws.