In reaction to some consistent issues/omissions on scoresheets both in previous seasons and in the first week of this season, the Committee have taken it upon themselves to offer some educational resources in an attempt to both improve the capability of scorers who already score and to introduce new people to scoring so all teams have (at least) one competent scorer. The Committee are acutely aware how difficult scoring an indoor match can be, as it is both much faster and a variation in rules to the easier experience of the outdoor game and at times, we have probably fallen short in offering support around learning this specific scoring.
Overnight, clubs will have received notice of a scorers training session we’re offering but more immediately, we have made an alteration to the scoresheet submission process. Whereas before we only requested one scoresheet to be submitted per match, we will now require two scoresheets submitted per match; one per team.
This will change what set of scoresheets your scorer will need to acquire pre-match. Previously, one set of triplicate sheets would have been used per match; with the home scorer using the white and yellow sheets and the away scorer using the pink sheet. The home scorer would then submit the white sheet and retain the yellow sheet for their records if they wished. The away scorer would keep the pink sheet that they scored on if they wished.
This will now change to two sets of triplicate sheets being used per match; one per scorer. Each scorer will score on the white sheet, which will then both be submitted as confirmation of the result. They may retain the yellow and pink copies should they wish to do so. We also request that each scorer makes note of who they were scoring for on the scoresheet. The option to score via Play-Cricket Scorer remains available.
This change will help lead a concerted effort from the Committee to analyse the scoresheets we receive and then feedback improvements that need to/should be made. This will form part of the larger education process to help teams avoid newly introduced penalties in section 1.3.2 b) of Appendix B of the Constitution.
We shall attempt to aid the flow of this process over the next few weeks with reminders and by pre-writing the date, home team, away team, competition and whose scoresheet it is to fill in on a pile of scoresheets for each week of fixtures.Please notify relevant people of this as required. If anyone has any questions regarding scoring, please get in touch with Mike Varney (our Results Secretary - email@example.com) or Phil Green (our Fixtures Secretary – firstname.lastname@example.org) who will be championing this educational effort.