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The ARt of scoring

There are many ways to score a cricket match and learning how to create the art contained within a traditional cricket score book is simpler than you may think.

From ‘Online‘ and ‘Club Scorer‘, to dedicated courses on Electronic Scoring, by becoming a member of, and with the support of this Association, you can build your skills over time with initial training completed in as little as 1 day.

Many clubs do not have a dedicated scorer for any of their teams and scorers are in demand, speak to them, training costs really are minimal, but you may find your club will refund such costs and also contribute to your travel expenses throughout a season. 

The Scorers Pathway will guide you to the training required for the level you wish to attain. The training is friendly and supportive, a ‘Club Scorer‘ course can be completed in 1 day and should you wish to improve your skills thereafter, membership of the Scarborough Umpires & Scorers Association and the Association of Cricket Officials (ECB ACO)  provides a support network to guide you on the road to excellence. 

Scorers Pathway

Introduction to Cricket Scoring

Ideal for anybody whom simply wants to know more about art of scoring a Cricket Match.

This course will provide you with the basic skills and knowledge to record a  match. It won’t teach you everything , but it will give you the tools and confidence to get started. Including completing a scoring record, recognising umpire’s signals and standard scoring symbols

Basic Cricket Scoring
(Online Course)

This free entry level course is designed to provide you with all the skills needed to start scoring without any prior knowledge.

The course covers the basics of scoring a game of cricket including scoring symbols, umpire signals, dismissals and gives a helpful overview of the Laws of the game

Club Scorer

How to Record a Cricket Match

The course for anyone wanting scoring on a regular basis and is the only course to comprehensively teach you how to score.

This course is suitable for complete beginners and existing scorers who want to fine tune their skills.

Develop Your Skills Further

Now that you have entered the immersive world of Cricket Scoring, develop your skills further and progress to higher standards of the game.

First join your local Umpires and Scorers Association and become a member of the ECB ACO

Level 1 - Scoring The Game

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.

Level 2 -Planning & Preparation

For the experienced club scorer to hone their skills and progress to different formats of the game. This course covers  advanced areas of scoring and focusses on planning and preparation. After attending you will need to score another 10 matches and attend a DLS  (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

CPD Modules & The Final Step

In order to take the final step to the top of the Scorers Pathway there are 3 CPD module available to help you hone your skills. These modules are vailable for anyone from Level 1 on-wards and all carry ECB ACO certificates of attendance.

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

the association is hosting the following scorer training courses

Club Scorer

Suitable for complete beginners and existing scorers who want to improve their skills.

The Club Scorer Course is for anyone wanting to score an a regular basis and is the only course to comprehensively teach you how to score.

The course covers scoring methods completing a score book, scoring symbols and umpires signals 

This is a 2 day stand alone course and on completion you will receive and ECB ACO Club Score attendance certificate.

Scarborough Cricket Club 5th / 6th March 2022

Day Course


Electronic Scoring CPD Module

Scoring electronically has become ever more popular as a method of scoring and this workshop covers the use of Play Cricket Scorer Pro (PCS Pro®).

Most scoring software is intuitive to use but many of the packages PCS Pro contains advanced features and customisation, that may not be so obvious Whilst they are all easy to use, the most important thing to know, is how to correct things when the inevitable mistakes occur.

This one-day workshop will take you through scoring using PCS Pro from setting up a match to printing out a scorecard or a player’s wagon wheel and will give you some handy hints on how to make amendments as quickly as possible, while play continues.

You will need to bring your own laptop with the PCS Pro software pre-installed.

Scarborough Cricket Club TBA 2022

1 Day Course

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Continuous professional Development (CPD) modules

ECB ACO Members can take these modules at any time to further their knowledge of Scoring a Cricket Match or whom wish to progress to scoring at the highest levels of the game.

Duckworth Lewis Stern

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 but the DLS professional software will be provided on the day

Linear Scoring

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

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 system.