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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 destinations as varied as Suriname, Panama, Denmark, the U.S.A. and South Africa. In the past, scorers on the panel have been 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 currently hoping to expand its’ list of scorers. Of particular interest to M.C.C. are those scorers who are familiar with computerised scoring.
If you would be interested in joining the M.C.C. Panel of Scorers, or require further information please contact the M.C.C. Cricket Office or 020 7616 8606 or by email email@example.com.
The MCC Law Changes 2017
ECB ACO has produced a summary detailing the changes to the Laws of Cricket that make a difference to scoring entries and have given permission for this to be published on the ‘Notchers’ website. The ECB ACO summary is here.
TCS and access to the Play-Cricket platform
Mick Warren scores Schools and College Cricket with live online scores and then league or youth fixtures after the school’s season is completed. He uses TCS as he finds it more user friendly than the cumbersome Play station app but was concerned at the lack of support and the fake news from the senior scorers’ representatives that TCS can no long talk to Play Cricket.
Many club scorers and users of Total Cricket Scorers need to connect to the Play Cricket web site to download upload matches. Mick discovered that you can down load and upload Play Cricket files very easily, simply by installing Yacadu on your laptop and has successfully used it for County and Premier League fixtures on numerous occasions
He offers the following instructions:
- The game you wish to import must be set up on Play Cricket and you will need a club ECB user name and password
- When you have these, open up TCS, click Download fixture and open Yacadu webpage and follow the on-screen instructions
- Enter user name and password then Download
- Select club site & team and Highlight game required
- Go to bottom of screen Down load match This will save file to Download folder
- Now go to Yacadu home page log out & close
- Back on TCS click Import match and browse to downloads folder to select file and import
- Upload is just reverse. Export completed game to a folder
- Open up Yacadu by clicking downloads. Enter your user name and password
- But this time you click upload then browse and Select file you just exported and then Upload
- You get message upload successful
- Sign out Yacadu and check all correct on Play Cricket
Blind Cricket England and Wales (BCEW)
If you would like to know more about scoring BCEW matches please contact Paul Toplis at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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The next issue is due to be published in December 2018. The closing date for submissions is 21st November 2018.
Share your cricket scoring experiences and scoring questions with readers. Photos are welcomed and add interest to the newsletter. Contact email@example.com to submit articles, photos, letters and questions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The information will be updated regularly.
The ECB ACO offers an Introductory level course and details are available on the ECB ACO web site.
A Standard level equivalent course, open to anyone wishing to learn more about cricket scoring, is independently run to the high standards formerly set by ACU&S. The course fee is £15 and details are available from email@example.com.
The two Powerpoint presentations have been prepared to give novice scorers a basic understanding of the entries to be made in the scoring record. It cannot teach all you need to know to become about cricket scoring – you will need to attend a scorer training course or access a scorer correspondence course to help you to achieve this.
Before using this presentation you should:
- Download, print and read A short guide to scoring. See Resources on this website
- Obtain a cricket scoring record (your cricket club should be able to give you a page from their score book; if you cannot access a scoring record contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Print the Guide to the presentations, which takes you through the PP presentations.
The first presentation records the match information in the recorded scoring record. The second presentation displays, ball by ball, the scoring record entries for the 6 overs described in the guide.
If you don't have Powerpoint or Microsoft Office installed, you can download the Powerpoint viewer here. Additionally, you will need to install this cricket font file on your system to view the scoring symbols correctly.
PLEASE NOTE: the following presentations are no longer compliant with the 2017 MCC Code of Laws. They will be updated soon to cover the changes. In the meantime, they are here as reference only.
Millennium Scoring Record
The A3 scoring record originally designed by members of the ACU&S Scorers' Board is available. Contact email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
- A short guide to scoring - originally produced by the Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers (ACU&S).
- England and Wales Cricket Board Association of Cricket Officials (ECB ACO)
- Cricket Archive - comprehensive, scorer-friendly cricket statistics.
- Acumen Books - "everything an umpire or scorer needs".
- NZCUSA - The booklets "Cricket Scoring - Getting started" and "The Scorers Companion" can be downloaded from this site. Click 'Resources' and scroll down to find Scoring Resources.
- South Canterbury Cricket Association - PowerPoint modules books & booklets over 4 levels used in the training of New Zealand umpires and scorers.
- Tasmania Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association - The Tasmania CUSA produce regular newsletters on cricket matters from all over the world.