Cricket Scoring

In Cricket, recording the live Cricket scores is an important craft. It requires concentration, keeping eye on every ball, Umpire signal and record them in score sheet.

All content mentioned below is credit to Newzealand cricket Umpires and scorers association. This information is for education purpose and non commercial use .  

Preparation before match
1.  Score book or score sheet copies (2 copies) ,  2.  clipboard to place loose score sheets,  3.  Pen, Pencil, eraser and sharpener, 4.  coloured pen ( optional),  5.  Notepad ( to make note for umpires), 6.  Competition Rule book 
On the day of the Match 
1.  Desk and chair suitable for scoring, 2. Shelter from the sun, wind or rain if scoring outdoors, 3. team players line up sheet , 4.  Watch to record inning start/end, batsman in, out time.

Score sheet

A typical Cricket score sheet is shown below. there are different versions and additional input but most of the content will remain same. for explanation, we have divided this score sheet into 7 different categories. Scoresheet1
  1. Match information:  Please input # competition Name, # Date, # venue, # Home and away Team, #overs # Umpire Names, Captain Names in the sheet 
  2. Batting Line up: Input name of batsman as per batting order.  
  3. Wickets /  Extras columns / Total runs column:   
  4. Bowling details:  to be filled in for every ball bowled. 

    How to record wides, no balls, byes, leg byes, penalty runs scoring symbols1

  5. Overs and runs: to be filled in after completion of each over 
  6. Runs scored column: mark for every run scored 
  7. Sign off : take sign of Umpires , captains and scorers to approve the scoresheet at the end of the match.