Scoring

Scoring is a great way to get involved in the game. It takes a bit of concentration but is a fun skill to learn, whether you are doing it on pen and paper or on a tablet using CricHQ. It’s also a great distraction if you’re a bit of a nervous parent! 

Scorers should: 

  • Understand the rules of the game for the division they are scoring 
  • Know (or learn) what the umpire signals mean 
  • Know how to record the ball-by-ball cricket on either CricHQ or on paper if CricHQ not available for your division 
  • Be able to concentrate for the entire innings / match (or share duties with another parent) 
  • Have access to a tablet / phone / laptop with the CricHQ app installed for Division 1 and up, plus charging capacity 
  • Have a pen and paper scorebook or sheets for Division 2 
  • There is no score recorded in Division 3  

Core duties for Division 1 and up: 

BEFORE the SEASON starts 

  • Download CricHQ app and create an account for free 
  • Seek ‘administrator’ permissions for your team, division or club as appropriate. This can be obtained by emailing Don Warner at wbopca@gmail.com and copying in the Mount Junior Cricket Committee on mmjc.membership@gmail.com and requesting CricHQ admin permission for your team 
  • Check that you can view and edit your team and its fixtures (matches) when logged into CricHQ 
  • Learn how to edit your team, download a fixture and score by watching the video, attending a course or catching up with somebody experienced 

 On Game Day

  • WELL BEFORE the match starts, make sure your team has all the correct player names in it and then download the ‘fixture’ from CricHQ 
  • BEFORE the match, find a place to sit near the boundary next to the other team’s scorer, and enter details such as the toss, the opening batters/bowlers and wicket keeper. Let the umpires know you’re ready when they ask 
  • DURING the match, watch each ball and the umpires’ signals 
  • Acknowledge each umpire’s signal by raising your arm to show you’ve seen it 
  • Identify how many runs a batsman scores each ball, and any other events 
  • Score the action on CricHQ  
  • Communicate regularly with the other team’s scorer to ensure you agree 
  • Let the umpires know if you need a brief pause to catch up or correct an error 
  • AFTER the match, compare and agree scores, click ‘end match’, and save and upload to CricHQ.com    

Core duties for Division 2 

  • BEFORE the match, download the Division 2 scoresheet MMJCC website 
  • Print one sheet per innings (2 per game) 
  • Find a place to sit near the boundary next to the other team’s scorer, and enter the batting order if known 
  • Let the umpires know you’re ready when they ask 
  • DURING the match, watch each ball and the umpires’ signals 
  • Acknowledge each umpire’s signal by raising your arm to show you’ve seen it 
  • Identify how many runs a batsman scores each ball, and any other events 
  • Score the action on your pre-printed sheets 
  • Communicate regularly with the other team’s scorer to ensure you agree 

 Attributes of a good scorer 

 An effective scorer has good concentration, an understanding of the game, and attention to detail. They will need to tolerate bottle-flipping, and numerous questions from young players