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How To Score

Method

Scorers should develop a routine as consistently following the same sequence whenever making a entry into the scorebook helps to minimise errors. The most common method involves working from the top of the scoresheet down; entering runs to the batsmen/sundries section, then runs to the score tally and, finally, runs in the bowlers section.

Symbols

No Runs Scored
Runs Scored By A Batsman Without Triggering Sundries 1, 2, 3, 4, 6
A Batsman Is Dismissed W
Runs Scored Triggering Sundries - Byes B1, B2, B3, B4
Runs Scored Triggering Sundries - Leg Byes L1, L2, L3, L4
Runs Scored Triggering Sundries - Wides +1, +2, +3, +4
Runs Scored Triggering Sundries - No Balls (ball not hit by batsman) (•), (•)1, (•)2, (•)3, (•)4
Runs Scored Triggering Sundries - No Balls (ball hit by batsman) (•), (1), (2), (3), (4)

No Runs Scored

1. No change to the batsmen/sundries section.
2. No change to the score tally.
3. Record a dot next to the relevant bowler in the bowlers section.

Runs Scored By A Batsman Without Triggering Sundries

1. Record the number of runs next to the relevant batsman in the batsmen/sundries section.
2. Record the number of runs in the score tally (diagonal lines for singles, horizontal lines for multiples).
3. Record the number of runs next to the relevant bowler in the bowlers section.

* If an umpire signals one short, the runs are scored from that ball are reduced by one and recorded accordingly. For example, if the batsmen ran three but one short is signalled, two runs will be recorded.

A Batsman Is Dismissed

1. The batsman’s innings is closed in the batsmen/sundries section, with method of dismissal and bowler/fielder (if appropriate) noted.
2. No change to the score tally (diagonal lines for singles, horizontal lines for multiples).
3. If appropriate method of dismissal (caught, bowled, LBW, stumped, hit wicket) record a W next to the relevant bowler in the bowlers section.
4. Complete the fall of wicket section by listing the team score, outgoing batsman, not out batsman and not out batsman’s score.

Runs Scored Triggering Sundries - Byes

1. Record the number of runs in the Bye area of the batsmen/sundries section.
2. Record the number of runs in the score tally (diagonal lines for singles, horizontal lines for multiples).
3. Record a B (with the number of runs written in superscript to the right at the top of letter) next to the relevant bowler in the bowlers section.

Runs Scored Triggering Sundries - Leg Byes

1. Record the number of runs in the Leg Byes area of the batsmen/sundries section.
2. Record the number of runs in the score tally (diagonal lines for singles, horizontal lines for multiples).
3. Record a L (with the number of runs written in superscript to the right at the top of letter) next to the relevant bowler in the bowlers section.

Runs Scored Triggering Sundries - Wides

1. Record the number of runs in the Wides area of the batsmen/sundries section.
2. Record the number of runs in the score tally (diagonal lines for singles, horizontal lines for multiples).
3. Record a + (with the number of runs written in superscript to the right at the top of letter) next to the relevant bowler in the bowlers section.

Runs Scored Triggering Sundries - No Balls (ball not hit by batsman)

1. Record the number of runs in the No Balls area of the batsmen/sundries section.
2. Record the number of runs in the score tally (diagonal lines for singles, horizontal lines for multiples).
3. Record a (•) (with the number of runs written in superscript to the right at the top of letter) next to the relevant bowler in the bowlers section.

Runs Scored Triggering Sundries - No Balls (ball hit by batsman)

1. Record 1 run in the No Balls area of the batsmen/sundries section, record all other scored runs next to the relevant batsman.
2. Record the number of runs in the score tally (diagonal lines for singles, horizontal lines for multiples).
3. Record a () (with the number of runs scored, minus 1, written inside the circle) next to the relevant bowler in the bowlers section.

Runs Scored Triggering Sundries - Penalties

1. Record 5 runs in the Penalties area of the batsmen/sundries section.
2. Record 5 runs in the score tally (horizontal lines for multiples).
3. No change to the bowlers section.

End Of An Over

1. Record the team score in the over tally.
2. Close out the relevant bowler’s over in the bowlers section by recorded his cumulative figures.

Balancing The Scorebook

To avoid problems at the end of the innings or day, scorers should ensure the records in both scorebooks are identical after every over and balance the book every five overs.

For the book to balance, two equations must be satisfied:
1. Runs scored by all batsmen plus all sundries = team cumulative total
2. Runs against all bowlers plus byes and leg byes = team cumulative total

If it is near the end of play, scores are close and the scorers cannot balance, a message should be communicated to the umpire that there is a problem. Scorers should not wait until the players have left the field.

Gypsies Cricket Club Blank Scoresheet

Gypsies Cricket Club Blank Scoresheet

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