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Scorers Count.

Play your part and find out more about the scorers training courses available in Somerset.


There are a number of skills required to become a scorer in cricket and we’re here to help you get to grips with all of them from the very basics, to advanced techniques. Here’s an overview of the courses 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

Club Scorer – how to record a cricket match

Club Scorer is 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 improve their skills. On completion of the course you’ll receive an ECB ACO club scorer certificate.

If you’d like to progress past club scorer on the pathway, you will need to become an official member of ECB ACO.

ECB ACO Level 1 – scoring the game

Level 1 is open to any member of ECB ACO who’s 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’re ready, bring your portfolio for professional discussion with an ECB ACO scorer assessor. Successful candidates will be issued with an ECB ACO level 1 scorer’s certificate. 

ECB ACO 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’re ready, bring your portfolio for professional discussion with a scorer assessor. Successful candidates will be issued with a level 2 scorer’s certificate.

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.

When completed you’ll receive an ECB ACO linear scoring certificate.


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