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A Guide for Scorers

Scorers from both teams must sit together whilst scoring. Record the score at the end of each over and balance batting
and bowling figures at least once every 5 overs

Have a routine: (1) add runs to the batsman's score (2) add runs to team total (3) add runs against the bowler

Recognised symbols in the bowlers' figures are: 

(1) wide ball - W, or W surrounded by a circle
(2) no ball - a dot in a circle
(3) dismissals - shown as an X - not W
(4) penalty runs e.g. ball hitting helmet 5P in a circle

Mark off runs in the team total according to the number of runs scored from a ball, not in single strokes, e.g. show 4 runs
as 1 2 3 4 NOT 1 2 3 4 This will make it easier to check whether a scorer has forgotten to mark off runs in the
team total, and will make it easier to re-construct the innings if scores do not balance

- Always acknowledge all umpires’ signals.
- The time of a batsman's innings starts when he enters the field of play and ends when he is dismissed
- Record the names of all fieldsmen and wicketkeepers (for BOTH teams) who take catches or make stumpings - check
with the opposition scorer or captain if the name of the fieldsman is not known
- At the fall of a wicket, mark down the team's score, the name of the batsman dismissed, and the name and score of the
batsman who is not out
- A wicket is NOT credited to a bowler when a batsman is out obstructing the field, handling the ball or run out
- Wide balls (1 run) and no balls (1 runs) are added onto the bowler's figures at the end of the over in which they were
bowled - byes and leg byes are NOT added onto the bowler's figures
- For a no-ball or wide a one run penalty plus any runs completed by the batsmen shall count. The penalty still applies if a
wicket falls on the no-ball or wide.
- Wide called - one run to wide plus any runs scored by the batsmen as wides.
- No-ball called - one run to no-ball plus any runs off the bat scored to the batsman.
- No-ball called - one run to no-ball plus any runs not off the bat scored as no-balls.
- Mark “M” when a maiden over is bowled - an over is NOT a maiden if it includes a wide ball or a no ball
- Show the exact number of balls bowled by a bowler, e.g. 7.5 overs