Scoring Cricket Matches

Published by: North Essex Cricket League
Published on 3 August 2011
Last Updated: 15 September 2022

It has been brought to my attention that many clubs are not providing a scorer for their games particularly in the lower levels of the League.

Normally, this is not a problem as two volunteers from the batting side take over the books for the innings. However, it seems that some clubs are now only filling in ‘their’ book and letting their opponents copy the book over at the end of the innings/match.

This isn’t good enough.

Every club should be able to find two semi-literate individuals to do this vital job (particularly if the side batting first have managed to complete both books!). It is really not that difficult. A dot here, a single here and a little bit of adding up. It is vital that checks of both books are made at the end of every over to ensure that errors are not made.

I am attaching a 15 minute guide to scoring from the now defunct ACUS which clubs should keep with their scorebooks in case of queries.

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