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Scorers Courses

 

Find and book your place on scoring courses, and join the ECB Association of Cricket Officials (ACO).

Gloucestershire Association of Cricket Officials (GACO) is keen to raise the standards of scorers and the number of them across the county. The development of scorers is a key priority within Gloucestershire’s workforce development plan and is also a key objective and requirement for leagues throughout the county. As a result the GCB is launching a recruitment initiative alongside the ECB advertising campaign ‘Stay in the game’ designed to encourage players and volunteers to move into scoring.

 

Scorer Training Winter 2019/20

If you would like to brush up your scoring skills ready for the 2020 cricket season, why not attend one of these scoring courses? Although run by GACO, non-members are welcome at most of them.

An Introduction to Scoring

This is an ideal course for complete beginners or as a refresher for anyone returning to scoring. The aim of this course is to identify and practice the basic skills with which to record a cricket match. It doesn’t cover everything, but it will give you the tools to get started, including: Scoring record (score sheet); Umpire’s signals; Scoring symbols; Recording wickets and extras. All score sheets and handouts will be provided but please bring your pens/pencils to score with.
There are two venues for you to choose from, on different dates:

  • Saturday 18th January 2020 – 9:30 am to 1:30 pm at Dean Close School, Shelburne Road, Cheltenham. GL51 6HE
  • Cost £5 payable on the day – Qualifying GCCL clubs can have one attendee paid for by GCCL – Non ECB ACO members welcome.
  • To book on this course, please click on Gloucestershire Intro 1 Course
  • Sunday 1st March 2020 – 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm at Woodmancote Saints Cricket Club, Village Hall, Bushcombe Close, Woodmancote, Cheltenham. GL52 9HX
  • Cost £5 payable on the day – Qualifying Gloucestershire County Cricket League (GCCL) clubs can have one attendee paid for by GCCL – Non ECB ACO members welcome.
  • To book on this course, please click on Gloucestershire Intro2 Course 

 

Club Scorer

Club Scorer is the only ECB ACO course which comprehensively teaches the basics of scoring, using the ‘traditional’ Box-method (paper system), as well as an overview of the laws of cricket as they relate to scoring. It is the first step on the scoring pathway and is suitable for all scorers at any level. Club Scorer attendees must have a basic familiarity with the game of cricket, but do not require any previous scoring experience. Club Scorer attendees should expect to partake in classroom discussion and practical scoring exercises. On course completion, all candidates will receive an ECB ACO Club Scorer certificate of attendance.This is a two-day course and attendance on both days is required. The course fee covers a training pack with handouts and equipment, but you will need to bring your own pens/pencils to score with. Optional membership of ECB ACO will be offered when booking the course with the first year free for those attending the Club Scorer course.

  • Saturdays 22nd and 29th February 2020 – 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at Hatherley & Reddings CC, North Park, Shurdington Road, Cheltenham. GL51 4XA
  • Cost £30 – payable when booking – Non ECB ACO members welcome.
  • General refreshments will be provided but please bring your own packed lunch.
  • To book on this course, please click on Gloucestershire Club Scorer Course

 

Level 2 Scoring

This course is for Level 1 ACO scorers who are thinking about scoring in other formats of the game. It focuses on planning and preparation for scoring at a new venue with players you are not familiar with and also covers the few scoring aspects that were not dealt with at Club Scorer. There is a small amount of pre-course work to be done before attending and please be prepared to participate in group discussion and exercises throughout the day.

  • Sunday 23rd February 2020 – 9:30 pm to 5 pm at Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, Bristol County Ground, Nevil Road, Bristol.  BS7 9EJ
  • Cost £30 – payable when booking – ECB ACO membership (and level 1 scorer status) required to attend.
  • General refreshments will be provided but please bring your own packed lunch.
  • To book on this course, please click on Gloucestershire L2 Course

 

Duckworth Lewis Stern (DLS)

DLS – used to recalculate a target score in an interrupted limited over cricket match. Learn about the history of DLS and understand the different forms of DLS (Professional and Standard) that are available. Try your hand at calculating DLS in both methods. To use DLS Professional you will require a laptop, so please bring your own. The DLS software will be provided on the day, but for it to work you will require the latest version of Java (Java Run time Environment), which you can download at no cost from the Java website. Please ensure Java is downloaded and installed before attending the course. If you cannot bring a laptop, you can be paired with someone else to do the Professional exercises. DLS Standard is calculated manually. You will find the use of a calculator helpful and be prepared for lots of maths.

  • Saturday 25th January 2020 – 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, Bristol County Ground, Nevil Road, Bristol.  BS7 9EJ
  • Cost £20 – payable when booking – Non ECB ACO members welcome.
  • If also attending the afternoon (linear scoring) workshop, please bring your own packed lunch.
  • To book on this course, please click on Gloucestershire DLS Course

 

Linear Scoring

Linear scoring is scoring on paper, using a different score sheet layout and is a useful backup when scoring electronically. You must be a competent Box style or electronic scorer to attend, as this workshop does not include any Laws of Cricket or scoring basics but takes your existing scoring skills and transfers them to a linear style score sheet. You will be doing some linear scoring from a video of a game, so please bring your own pens/pencils. Linear score sheets will be provided but if you have one of your own that you want to try out, please bring a paper copy of it with you.

  • Saturday 25th January 2020 – 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm at Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, Bristol County Ground, Nevil Road, Bristol.  BS7 9EJ
  • Cost £20 – payable when booking – Non ECB ACO members welcome.
  • If also attending the morning (DLS) workshop, please bring your own packed lunch.
  • To book on this course, please click on Gloucestershire Linear Course

 

Electronic Scoring (using Play-Cricket Scorer Pro)

This workshop covers the use of Play Cricket Scorer Pro (PSC Pro®), which is a free scoring program for Microsoft Windows ® based computers, developed by the ECB in conjunction with ECB ACO scorers and with direct links to the Play-Cricket league management system. Most scoring software is intuitive to use but many of the packages (PCS Pro included) contain advanced features and customization that may not be so obvious. This one-day workshop takes you through scoring using PCS Pro from setting up a match to printing out a scorecard or a player’s wagon wheel and gives you some handy hints on how to correct things when the inevitable mistakes occur. This course does not teach you how to score but applies your existing scoring knowledge in the use of PCS Pro. You will need to bring your own laptop with the PCS Pro software pre-installed. You can download the PCS Pro software free of charge here (PCS Pro download).

  • Sunday 26th January 2020 – 9:30 am to 5 pm at Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, Bristol County Ground, Nevil Road, Bristol.  BS7 9EJ
  • Cost £30 – payable when booking – Non ECB ACO members welcome.
  • General refreshments will be provided but please bring your own packed lunch.
  • To book on this course, please click on Gloucestershire Electronic Scoring Course

 

Contact Information

If you would like more information about any of the above courses, please contact:

Sue Drinkwater

Gloucestershire ACO County Scorer’s Officer

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