One of the things we are keen to do at NBCC is to make people aware that there are more ways to play cricket that to play the game. Coaching, Scoring, Working on the Ground, Volunteering are all options available to everyone.
If you think you may be interested in Scoring then the ECB have some excellent courses, starting with the basics and working through a pathway to an advanced level. This allows you to learn at your own pace, at a time that is convenient to you (with the online courses) and to take away any concerns you may have about how daunting anything new can sometimes appear.
The aim of this course is to provide you with the basic skills and knowledge to record a cricket match. It won’t teach you everything you need to know, but it will give you the tools and confidence to get started.
Topics covered include: completing a scoring record, recognising umpire’s signals, standard scoring symbols.
Basic Scoring (Online Course)
This free entry level course is designed to provide you with all the skills needed to start scoring You don’t need any prior knowledge of scoring to participate.
The course covers the basics of scoring a game of cricket such as scoring symbols, umpire signals, dismissals and gives a helpful overview of the Laws of the game
How to record a cricket match.
The course for anyone wanting scoring on a regular basis and is the only one to comprehensively teach you how to score. This course is suitable for complete beginners and existing scorers who want to fine tune their skills.
Level 1 – Scoring the Game
Level 1 is open to any ECB ACO member who has completed the Club Scorer course. Not a taught course, this award is attained by scoring a minimum of 10 matches and getting some colleague feedback to go in your scoring portfolio.
When you are ready for a professional discussion with a Scorer Development Observer.
Level 2 – Planning and Preparation
Designed for the experienced club scorer to hone their skills and progress to different formats of the game. This course covers some advanced areas of scoring and focusses on planning and preparation. After attending you will need to score another 10 matches and attend a Duckworth Lewis Stern Continuous Professional Development (CPD) module.
When you are ready, bring your portfolio for professional discussion with a Scorer Development Observer. Successful candidates will be issued with a Level 2 Scorer’s certificate.
Duckworth Lewis Stern CPD module
This module is designed to explain the Duckworth Lewis Stern (DLS) method of setting a revised target when there has been a suspension in play in a one-day match. It looks at the brief history of DLS and considers the difference between DLS formats. It includes practical sessions for both DLS Professional (computer program) and DLS Standard (manual calculations). Scorers attending this module will need to bring their own laptop but the DLS professional software will be provided on the day.
Linear CPD module
This module teaches existing scorers how to complete a linear scoresheet, which is an alternative layout of paper scoresheet to the conventional box style scoring record.
The course contains a large practical element of scoring a recorded match, after spending time getting familiar with the new layout of scoresheet. Linear scoresheets make a good back-up system when scoring electronically.
Electronic Scoring CPD module
This module teaches existing scorers how to use Play-Cricket Scorer Pro software package.
To attend this module, you will need to download Play-Cricket Scorer Pro and bring your own laptop along.
The course is a hands-on practical workshop covering setting up and scoring a match, editing entries, printing, importing/exporting and uploading results to the Play-Cricket.com.
Level 3 – Advanced Scorer
Designed for those scorers who have reached Level 2, attended the CPD module in linear scoring and who aspire to score in the higher levels of the game including multi-day cricket.
After attending, you will need to gain multi-day match experience. You will also be required to obtain regular feedback and at least one match observation of your scoring at a higher level to be placed in your portfolio.
When you are ready, you will undertake a professional discussion with a Scorer Development Observer and bring your portfolio for review. Successful candidates will be accredited at Level 3 and issued with a certificate.
Nominations to attend this course are submitted by the Regional Scorer Officer.