Manual entry to the Cricket score sheet can be very interesting or mundane depending on the level of interest and understanding. For the cricket passionates, Scoresheet tells a story of the game. It shows how a batter constructed his game or paced his inning, bowling analysis ( first or the last ball was regularly hit for boundary ). Between the intervals, captains usually check bowlers spells to decide the next course of the game. Both captains and umpires are the most involved people following up with the scoring.
Usually, on a matchday, number 11 or club manager is assigned the responsibility scoring. At the club level, we all know how difficult is to ask people to do scoring. Based on individual skillset and attention, If the scorer is busy discussing with others not paying attention to the Umpire signal or worst case not able to understand the umpire signal then the scorecard can be messy and the team can lose few runs. To make this process much simple or easier, Please take note of a checklist that will help you on a match day.
- Print a copy of scoresheet & team sheet one day before the game. ( Download scoresheet)
- Input basic details about venue, competition, opponent a day before or as early as possible so that it will save some time on the day
- Prepare a pouch which contains, Lead Pencil, eraser, pen for scoring on the match day.
2.Umpire signals and How to input them in the Cricket score sheet
The simplified version is shown below to explain Umpire signals and scoresheet signals.
For example, when Umpire signals a wide ball with both his hand parallel to the ground, + sign is mentioned.
3. Cricket Score Sheet Entry details
Match Information: On a match day, it is always hectic to write down all information if specially the playing member is also a scocer. For match scoring its recommened to input competition Name, Date, venue, Home and away Team, overs, Umpire Names, Captain Names in the sheet as early as possible for a headstart.
2. Batting Line up: Input the batting order.
It is important to fill in all the details such as batsman’s total score, balls 4,s 6s out and reconfirming them during drinks and inning internal or at end of the game.
3. Extras column: Depending on the nature of extras ( wide, no, leg bye, bye) scorer shall input a dot or a vertical line to count as 1 or 2 . In the bowler’s column, extras sign must be used to differentiate between legal delivery and extras. It shall also help totally runs and extras given by each bowler. Signs are mentioned in the column for the ease of understanding.
4. Wicket fall: After each wicket fall, enter the details of outgoing batsman number and score when wicket fell.
5. Bowling details: To be filled in for every ball bowled,
6. Overs and runs: To be filled in after completion of each over.
7. Runs scored column: Mark for every run scored
8. Total Runs tally : To filled after completion of the game.
9. Bowling Figures: To filled when a bowlers finished this overs or at the end of the game to tally wickets and runs.
10. Signs : Umpires, captains and scorers must to approve the score sheet at the end of the match. This must be submitted within the timeline given by committee.
4. Tally with Umpires during intervals
During the intervals, if umpires are also noting down the bowler’s overs and over-rate, the scorer can help them to share information such as particular bowlers has finished his spell.
5. Summarize after the end of the game.
Cricket score sheet Input scenarios
- Dot ball: 2 locations : Fill in category 2 & 4, [respective Batsman & Bowlers column]
- Run scored off the bat : 3 locations : Fill in category 2 & 4, & 6 [ respective Batsman, Bowler and Total Score ]
- Over completion: 3 location : Fill in category 5 , bowler
- Wicket: 3 locations: Fill in category 2, 3 & 4