Notchers' News

The network for cricket scorers

This is the homepage of Notchers' Newsletter - a forum for sharing news and experiences, discussing scoring issues and networking. Contact for more information or to subscribe to the newsletter.

Latest News

From the Editor: BLIND CRICKET ENGLAND AND WALES (BCEW) Thanks to those scorers who volunteered to and scored cricket matches for the visually impaired. Paul Topliss ( or 02072 320939) is keen to recruit more scorers and aims to provide an article on scoring BCEW matches for inclusion in the September 2017 issue of Notchers’ News.


The newsletters are published as PDF documents, which most computers will open automatically. If yours does not, you can download Acrobat Reader here. You can also right-click and 'Save as' to save the file to your machine.

The latest issue is Notchers 39 - September 2017. 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 2017. The closing date for submissions is 21st November 2017.

Share your cricket scoring experiences and scoring questions with readers. Photos are welcomed and add interest to the newsletter. Contact 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 The information will be updated regularly.

Correspondence Course

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

Getting Started

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:

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.

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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