Master of the Blade achievement in Ashes Cricket 2009

Master of the Blade

Successfully complete all batting lessons and challenges.

Master of the Blade0
2 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle Player

How to unlock the Master of the Blade achievement

  • TurboTony19TurboTony19275,651
    06 Oct 2009 07 Oct 2009
    6 0 11
    The trick to this is more in regard to the challenges, the batting lessons are pretty easy to complete despite taking a bit of time. The hardest of the challenges is the challenge where six Six shots must be made and survive 6 overs of spin bowling with a run rate of 8 per over.

    Six Six Shots is easy once you've mastered back foot loft striking, play the hook shot and after a bit of time you should get it.

    Survive 6 overs of spin bolwing, 8 per over, is easily the hardest. Don't get lured into any shots that don't attack your wicket, the fielding is hard to beat unless the ball is bowled directly toward you, past the wicket, leaving it open to advance down the pitch (LB and LT together) and loft shot in the open spaces. Remember there is 6 overs, plenty of shots considering you might only need 2 or 3 good hits in an over.

    Guide not helping? View 1 more guide for this achievement.

    Showing most recent comments. View all comments.
    BlokeCDPYep, trying the last challenge, thanks for the info. Had one good go before bed last night where I was leaving the leg spinners. Got the required run rate well before the 5th over and unfortunately edged one to the keeper. With a few expletives thrown in.....

    Anything bowled at wicket gets advanced hit back down the ground. Unless it is the leg spinner who seems to like bowling always at the wicket who gets clobbered to the on side (left side of field).

    Will try to implement Tony's suggestion and hopefully get it!
    Posted by BlokeCDP on 14 Feb 11 at 11:07
    TurboTony19Good luck mate, this is a hard one :)
    Posted by TurboTony19 on 14 Feb 11 at 15:34
    ARGONAU9HTCheers for the solution the hook shot on the six sixes is the key even good shots go out for six! thanks again
    Posted by ARGONAU9HT on 24 Jul 12 at 09:09
  • Have you got any tips or tricks to unlock this achievement?
    Add a guide to share them with the community.

    Sign in and add a guide
    01 Mar 2012 02 Mar 2012
    0 0 0
    This guide is for Beefy's Challenge 5 and 6.

    Beefy's Challenge 5: Hit six sixes in a single over.

    - Use RS to position your batsman as close to the ball as posible or behind it.
    - Hold LT+LB and down on the LS
    - Press B to loft the ball.

    ***IF timed correctly the ball should be lofted back over the bowler's head for 6, every time. The only problem with this task is the amount of no-balls the bowler bowls, this makes the challenge harder. I had 3 no-balls so I actually hit 9 sixes in a row.

    Beefy's Challenge 6: Score eight runs per over against spin attack.

    *Firstly let me say this can be easily misunderstood. You DO NOT have to only score 8 and over. What you MUST do is score 48 runs or more without getting out, for the full 6 overs.

    Off-side the ball bowled going left into the body. (in this case)
    Leg-side the ball bowled going right away from the body. (in this case)


    A- When the ball is bowled to your leg-side the majority of them will be bowled far right of your wicket. LEAVE THEM ALL, UNLESS you think one is in line with your stumps and could hit them in that case just defend (diagionally down-right on LS and press X)

    B- When the ball is bowled on your off-side (this is where I scored all of my runs) Hold LT+LB and use LS to find a gap on the left side and B to loft the ball. Remember if you miss the ball to Press B again to return behind the crease.

    ***I scored 66 runs in three overs all on the offside only! Then all I did was defend for the new two overs, (press X and diagionally down-left when bowled to my offside and down-right IF the ball on my leg-side was looking to go near my wicket.

    Good Luck. Feel free to message me for help/advice.
Do you have a question about this achievement? Please post it in the Ashes Cricket 2009 Forum

Related Achievements and Trophies