Introduction to the scorecard.
The scorecard is the information that provides the statistics of the match. The scores in the match are recorded on the score card. The score in the cricket match involves two basic things that are the wicket dropped and the batting score. All the scoring is done according to the cricket law. The umpire in the field observes about the score and make the decision of the situation and conveys a message to the control room where the scorecard is maintained. The scores have some score books which contains printed text and tables on which the score is written.
Early score keeping phenomenon.
In early times, the score was maintained by the stick and notches. The person maintained the score by carving the notches on the board or stick. Then, the time came when the score was maintained in paper containing the table with the batman’s run, wickets, overs. Now the modern technology has developed, all the data is kept on the computer. Advance software’s are developed on which score cards are prepared easily and simple to maintain the records.
Manual method of scoring
Live cricket scorecard in the form of the book is present in each game. Two scorers are involved for this purpose both from each team. The scorecard contains the batting score, no of overs, wickets, and a score of the first innings. Each scorer keeps the ball to ball record in his book and results are then compared at the end. Usually, there is no difference. The score is maintained not only in scorecard but also on scoreboard present on the ground for viewers.
As the technology is getting advanced, the live cricket scorecard is maintained in the computers. Software developers has developed such an amazing software that maintain not only the score, overs and wicket records, but also define the average run rate going and required, the history of the player, match strategy and statistics that can help commentator to convey knowledge to the audience present in stadium as well as watching via Tv or listening to radio. Now mobile apps are also developed to maintain the score and produce the advance scorecard.