The Middlesex ACO runs a number of courses for scorers over the close season. There are a number of skills required to become a scorer in cricket and we’re here to help you get to grips with all of them from the very basics, to advanced techniques.
Below are details of the courses with venues and dates for 2020.
Introduction to Scoring
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.
This course is 4 hours in duration and topics covered include completing a scoring record, recognising umpire’s signals, standard scoring symbols.
Actonians Cricket Club, 7 Boddington Gardens, London, W3 9AP
Sunday 15th March 2020 10:00am – 2:00pm
Kenton Cricket Club, Kenton Park Road, Harrow HA3 8UB
Sunday 19th April 2020 11:00am – 3:00pm
This course is for anyone wanting scoring on a regular basis and is the only one to comprehensively teach you how to score. It is suitable for complete beginners and existing scorers who want to fine tune their skills.
Course is 14 hours over two days.
Lord’s Cricket Ground, St John’s Wood Road London NE8 8QN
£30 (includes 1 year membership of the ACO)
Sunday 1st and 8th March 9:30am – 4:30pm
This course is now full and no more bookings are being accepted
Note: If you’d like to progress past ‘Club Scorer’ on the pathway, you will need to become an official member of ECB ACO.
Level 1 – Scoring the Game
Level 1 accreditation 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, register with the ECB below:
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.
Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Modules
To advance along the scorer’s pathway the following three continuous professional development modules are available to anyone from Level 1 onwards and all carry ECB ACO certificates of attendance.
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 and 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 website.
To register for any of the above courses or the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) modules click on the link below
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 a Regional Scorer Officer.