01 April 2018


During February and March 2018, Rob Hales and Steve Beswick presented to Umpires, Players and Clubs on the changes to the Laws of Cricket that will take effect for the 2018 season.

If you were unable to attend, or would like a reminder you can view the slides below.

Further Comprehensive Information can be found at the MCC Website.


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Providing all the detail required in a traditional scoresheet and more, live scoring with Scorer Pro results in the automatic upload of game data to Play-Cricket.com and Play-Cricket Live.

This process makes match day administration simple with scores, results and stats becoming immediately available.

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  • Score a wide range of match types and formats.
  • Connect seamlessly to Play-Cricket.comand Play-Cricket Live.
  • Live score to share results and statistics on social media.
  • Manage rain affected games with Duckworth Lewis Stern projections.
  • Work offline and upload automatically toPlay-Cricket.com and Play-Cricket Livewhen you have a connection.


  • Choose to record a whole range of statistics depending upon what’s needed – wagon wheels, pitch maps, type of shot played, manhattans etc.
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  • Use Scorer Pro to operate a range of Scoreboards.
  • Built to manage the changes, made by MCC, to the Laws of Cricket (2017 Code).
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11 March 2018


Laws 41 and 42 have changed!


The ECB has produced this excellent summary, please encourage everyone to have a good look at it using the link above before the season starts.

The MCC’s new code of Laws has updated Law 41 - Unfair Play, and Law 42 - Player Conduct. It is important that everyone involved in the game from captains to umpires, coaches and administrators understand the changes to these laws and the impact it will have on their role.

ECB has provided recommendations on how these Law changes should be implemented to maximise more play and provide the best possible experience for players and officials. Importantly, this includes the differing responsibilities between non-playing and player umpires.

Finally, players are also advised to familiarise themselves with the Palace Shield regulations in the 2018 Handbooks in advance of the season.

06 March 2018


ECB ACO Scorer Roadshows

Building on the launch of Play-Cricket Scorer, ECB has continued to listen to scorers and, throughout the winter, has developed a FREE scoring solution for Windows and Apple Mac.

Play-Cricket Scorer Pro provides an alternative scoring option that meets the needs of the dedicated scorer in the recreational and professional game.

ECB and ECB ACO are touring the country showcasing the functionality of Play-Cricket Scorer and Scorer Pro to all in attendance. 

These events are free to attend and open to all on the following dates so please click your preferred link to book your place and share the details with anyone you know who may also be interested.





19th March

The Cooper Associates County Ground, Somerset CCC



20th March

The SSE SWALEC, Glamorgan CCC



21st March

The Brightside Ground, Gloucestershire CCC



22nd March

The Ageas Bowl, Hampshire CCC



25th March

Lord's Cricket Ground, Middlesex CCC



26th March

Edgbaston, Warwickshire CCC



06th April

Trent Bridge, Nottingham CCC



07th April

Emerald Headingley, Yorkshire CCC



09th April

Emirates Riverside, Durham CCC



10th April

Emirates Old Trafford, Lancashire CCC



The Programme

The event will begin with an overview of Play-Crickets tools, setting the scene, highlighting the importance of scoring to the game and both the features and benefits of Play-Cricket’s products for scorers, administrators and players.


You will then receive a demonstration by a representative of the new Play-Cricket Scorer Pro software and Play-Cricket Scorer app followed by a Q&A giving you the opportunity to raise any questions.


Finishing off the evening you will have an opportunity to meet product experts from the recreational and professional game who have been developing and extensively testing Play-Cricket Scorer Pro during the winter months.


Throughout the event, the technical product development team will also be on hand and available to discuss any necessary queries.


We look forward to seeing you there!


Don't forget the presentation on the changes to the Laws of Cricket...

You can find it on Who's The Umpire (WTU), by following these steps:

Log into WTU – Click 'INEX' – Click 'ECB Public' – Click ‘Law Changes 2017’

If you haven't already registered for WTU click here to register for access


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