SCA Basic Scoring Course July 2012
In line with the ambitious goal of having over 100 registered scorers by the end
of the year, SCA has been organising training courses for Scorers. A basic scorer's
course was held by SCA on the 14th and 15th July at the Singapore Indian Association
to introduce the basics of scoring to the participants.
The response for the course was overwhelming with a strong attendance of 31 participants,
which included 5 women. It is really heartening to see that more women are now coming
forward to be a part of the cricketing community. Mr Raghuram, an experienced scorer
and member of the SCA Scorer's sub-committee conducted the Basic scorer's course.
Various topics related to scoring including mechanics of scoring, duties of the
scorer, laws relating to scoring, understanding Umpire's signals, exercises on symbols
used and scoring for a game.
The participants were given the opportunity to view the video of an SCA league match
which was played recently and practice scoring for that game. This helped simulate
a real life out door situation and the participants, especially those with no scoring
experience, enjoyed this exercise. A Scorer's handbook which has the Code of conduct
for scorers and Pointers for scorers was also released to the participants during
Feedback from the participants has been very encouraging. One of them, who has never
done scoring but only been playing cricket, mentioned that his respect for the scorers
has gone up after attending the course.
SCA would like to thank all the clubs for sending their members, SIA for making
the venue available, SCA staff for the relentless efforts, with a special mention
of Pramodh Raja for making sure that all the training materials were ready on time,Members
of the scoring panel for their support and finally all the participants for making
this a great success.
Elementary Course For Scorers April 2011
SCA's target is to have at least 50 registered scorers at the end of 2011, who will
officiate in all the league games. In line with this, the first course for the scorers
was conducted late January this year. The overwhelming response of over 30 participants
for this course prompted us to organize one more in April. The response exceeded
our target of 20. We had 24 participants. It was a good mix of those with some experience
and some with no knowledge of cricket at all.
The course was conducted in the evenings this time around between the 25th and 28th
of April from 7 to 10 pm at the Netball centre.
The syllabus included various topics some of which are the duties of the scorer,
Laws of cricket relevant to the scorer, mechanics of scoring, ICC symbols, laws
specific to SCA, practical exercises and so on. On day 4, the participants had to
take an examination which was to score for a 20 over game. They were provided with
a ball by ball written commentary.
18 out of the 24 participants who took the test passed. This is testimony to the
interest shown by the participants and their capability to learn, said the course
conductor Mr. Raghuraman. He also added that the feedbacks from the participants
are very encouraging and they would like SCA to host such courses frequently.
Certificate of participation was given out to all while the certificate of achievement
will be given out to all those who passed the exams.