Cricket Scoring Courses

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There are a number of skills required to become a scorer in cricket and we are here to help you get to grips with all of them from the very basics, to advanced techniques. Below is an overview of the courses currently available and how they all fit together.


Introductory Course

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.

Topics covered include: completing a scoring record, recognising umpire's signals, standard scoring symbols.


Basic Scoring (Online Course)

This free entry level course is designed to provide you with all the skills needed to start scoring You don’t need any prior knowledge of scoring to participate.

The course covers the basics of scoring a game of cricket such as 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 one 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

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 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.


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 but 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


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 the Regional Scorer Officer.

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