Scoring

All parents are encouraged to have a go at scoring – it’s not as difficult as it seems! Mums are especially good at it given their multi-tasking abilities!

Team Managers will bring their Scorebook to each match and provide a pencil etc. Parents who volunteer to score occasionally are most welcome, enabling the manager to actually manage the team.

For those parents who know little about the game, the task may seem impossible. The umpires wave their arms and legs about expecting you to understand their signals and then expect you to write it down in the scorebook!

But help is at hand. Try using this cribsheet. Why not print it out and take it with you to the next game and have a go?

Please click on the image to enlarge and print.

Scoresheet Crib

Have a look at this Simple Scoresheet Example

Henman opens the bowling, with Murray facing the first ball. You record Murray in the first batting line and Williams in the second batting line. You record Henman as the bowler below.

1. Murray runs a single off the first ball and so Williams faces the second ball. 1 is recorded in Murray’s batting line; 1 is recorded in Henman’s bowling box; 1 run is crossed off in the Cumulative Total.

2. Williams runs 2 of the second ball and retains the strike. 2 is recorded in Williams’ batting line; 2 is recorded in Henman’s bowling box; 2 more runs are crossed off in the Cumulative Total.

3. Williams runs a single off the third ball and Murray returns to strike. 1 is recorded in Williams’ batting line; 1 is recorded in Henman’s bowling box; 1 more run is crossed off in the Cumulative Total

4. Henman bowls a Wide. The umpire turns towards you and puts both arms out horizontally. 1 Wide is recorded in the ‘Extras’ section; + is recorded in Henman’s bowling box; 1 ‘run’ is crossed off in the Cumulative Total.

An extra ball is awarded for the Wide (an extra ball is also awarded for a No Ball).

5. Murray hits a boundary for 4 off the next ball. The umpire turns towards you and waves one hand horizontally back and forth across his body. 4 is recorded in Murray’s batting line; 4 is recorded in Henman’s bowling box; 4 more runs are crossed off in the Cumulative Total.

6. Retaining strike, Murray hits a 6 off the next ball. The umpire turns towards you and raises both arms vertically. 6 is recorded in Murray’s batting line; 6 is recorded in Henman’s bowling box; 6 more runs are crossed off in the Cumulative Total.

7. Inspired by his obvious ability with the bat, Murray takes a swing at the last ball of the over and is caught. The umpire looks at Murray and raises his finger; Murray’s innings comes to an end which is recorded // in his batting line. You add up his runs and enter 11 under Total to the right; ‘Caught’ is recorded to the right under How Out; Henman is recorded to the right under Bowler; W is recorded in Henman’s bowling box; the Cumulative Total remains unchanged. Don’t worry about all the things to be recorded when a batsman is out, as you will have plenty of time as he takes the ‘walk of shame’ back to the clubhouse!

The Umpire says “Over”. The Cumulative Total shows 15, which you confirm with the other Scorer.

The fielders change their positions for the New Bowler at the other end. You record the new bowler’s name. The Next Batsman comes out and you record his name. The second over begins with Williams on strike.