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Qualified Scorers Required

M.C.C. is considered to be the world’s most active cricket club, and plays over 500 matches each year against schools, clubs and universities, both in the U.K. and overseas. Fixtures vary in competitiveness from school fixtures, where developing the game is the driving force, to the more competitive ‘Secretary’s Matches’ against teams such as the Club Cricket Conference, Scotland ‘A’ and the M.C.C.U.s. Some of the Secretary’s matches are played at Lord’s. The Club also tours four or five times every year to a variety of destinations. Scorers on the MCC panel may be invited on these tours.

M.C.C. matches are played at some of the most beautiful grounds in the country and usually start at 11.30 a.m. with an approximate finish at 6.00 p.m. The format is usually declaration with twenty overs from 5.00 p.m. However, there are also some opportunities to score multi- day matches.

M.C.C. plays a fee of £20.00 per match for its normal Out-Matches and £42.50 for Secretary’s Matches.

The Club is looking to expand its list of scorers and particularly welcomes those scorers who are familiar with computerised scoring.

Please contact the M.C.C. Cricket Office by email at or phone on 020 7616 8606 if you would be interested in joining the M.C.C. Scorers Panel or want further information.

TCS and access to the Play-Cricket platform

Scorers using the Total Cricket Scorer computer can connect to the Play Cricket web site to download and upload matches via the ‘Yacadu’ software.Click here for the Yacadu instructions.

Blind Cricket England and Wales (BCEW)

If you would like to know more about scoring BCEW matches please contact Paul Toplis at for more information.


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The latest issue is Notchers 47 - September 2019. All back issues can be downloaded from the list on the right, and there is a full index of all Notchers' News articles.

The next issue is due to be published in December 2019. The closing date for submissions is 21st November 2019.

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Scorer Training Courses

The Scorer Training Courses Update offers information on scorer training courses notified to Notchers' News. Contact information for each course is included. If you want to advertise a scorer training course in your area please email course details (dates, venue and contact number) to The information will be updated regularly.

Millennium Scoring Record

The A3 scoring record originally designed by members of the ACU&S Scorers' Board is available. Contact for more details.

  • Binder and 50 sheets (= 100 innings) £20 + P&P
  • Refill pack of 50 sheets £10 + P&P

Profits from the sale of the records go to maintaining the Milstead Cricket Club and ground.

Linear Score Book

Designed to take all games played in one club cricket season. Each sheet will take 70-80 overs per side with all appropriate statistics. Price £18.00 + p&p. Contact Polly Rhodes at for more information

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