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Welcome to the Kent ACO Courses for Scorers Page

Below you will find details of all the courses and modules available for scorers at all stages of their scoring journey from absolute beginner to national level.

If there are courses which are scheduled and open for booking, they will be listed individually under each tab.
If there are no courses listed, please register your interest through the form at the bottom of the page as this will help the Kent ACO plan their course calendar.

Alternatively, you can go to the ECB Course Finder tool to search all courses being run across the country.

If you have any questions please get in touch with the Kent ACO by using the email button to the right of the page (this may be on the bottom on a mobile device) and if you’re new to scoring, the best place to start is with this free online course!

Basics of Scoring (Online)

This first step on the Scorers Pathway is this free entry-level book scoring course for everyone, including beginners and young adults*.
You will cover topics such as the score-sheet, signals, dismissals and scoring symbols.
By completing this course you will increase your confidence to score at club level so why not sign up today and give it a try!
*You should be over 13 to register and if you are under 18 parental permission must be obtained

Register Online

Scorer Pathway Courses

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.

Currently there are no Introductory courses planned in Kent, however please register your interest using the form below and we will be in touch when the next course is arranged.

To search for available courses outside of the county, please click here.

The course for anyone scoring or looking to do so 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 fine tune their skills.

Currently there are no Club Scorer courses planned in Kent, however please register your interest using the form below and we will be in touch when the next course is arranged.

To search for available courses outside of the county, please click here.

Level 1 is open to any ECB ACO member who has completed the Club Scorer course.

This is not a taught course and the award is attained by scoring a minimum of 10 matches and getting colleague feedback to go in your scoring portfolio.

When you are ready for a professional discussion, use the form below to contact the Scorer Development Officer.

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 the course, you will need to score another 10 matches and take the Duckworth Lewis Stern Continuous Professional Development module.
When you are ready to apply, bring your portfolio for professional discussion with a Scorer Development Observer.
Successful candidates will be issued with a Level 2 Scorer’s certificate.

Currently there are no Level 2 courses planned in Kent, however please register your interest using the form below and we will be in touch when the next course is arranged.

To search for available courses outside of the county, please click here.

Scorers must be nominated to attend this course by the Regional Scorer Officer.
Designed for those scorers who have reached Level 2, attended the CPD module in linear scoring and who aspire to score in the higher levels of the game including multi-day cricket.
After attending, you will need to gain multi-day match experience. You will also be required to obtain regular feedback and at least one match observation of your scoring at a higher level to be placed in your portfolio.
When you are ready, you will undertake a professional discussion with a Scorer Development Observer and bring your portfolio for review.
Successful candidates will be accredited at Level 3 and issued with a certificate.

Scorer CPD Modules

This course 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.

Currently there are no Linear Scoring courses planned in Kent, however please register your interest using the form below and we will be in touch when the next course is arranged.

To search for available courses outside of the county, please click here.

This module is designed to explain the Duckworth Lewis Stern (DLS) method of setting a revised target when there has been a suspension in play in a one-day match.
It looks at the brief history of DLS and considers the difference between DLS formats.
It includes practical sessions for both DLS Professional (computer program) and DLS Standard (manual calculations).
Scorers attending this module will need to bring their own laptop but the DLS professional software will be provided on the day.

Currently there are no DLS courses planned in Kent, however please register your interest using the form below and we will be in touch when the next course is arranged.

To search for available courses outside of the county, please click here.

This module teaches existing scorers how to use Play-Cricket Scorer Pro software package.

To attend this module, you will need to download Play-Cricket Scorer Pro and bring your own laptop along.
The course is a hands-on practical workshop covering setting up and scoring a match, editing entries, printing, importing/exporting and uploading results to the Play-Cricket.com.

Currently there are no Electronic Scoring courses planned in Kent, however please register your interest using the form below and we will be in touch when the next course is arranged.

To search for available courses outside of the county, please click here.

This module is designed to explain usage of the Play Cricket Scorer App for scoring matches, both in terms of pre-match preparation and practical usage during the game.
It will cover access, match set up and actions to take prior to start of play followed by an explanation of how to score the match itself.
Those attending are encouraged to bring an iPad for the session, and to have downloaded the Play Cricket Scorer App in advance as this will allow attendees to participate in a short practical scoring example during the session to further embed understanding.

Play Cricket Scorer (Google Play)

Play Cricket Scorer (Apple App Store)

Currently there are no PCS courses planned in Kent, however please register your interest using the form below and we will be in touch when the next course is arranged.

To search for available courses outside of the county, please click here.

Scoring, Scorers Courses & Development Pathway Enquiry

If you would like to find out more about scoring in Kent from Soft Ball to the Kent Premier League, please get in touch with the Kent ACO using the form below

Which course(s) or module(s) are you interested in? *

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Thank you very much for your enquiry about Scorer training and development in Kent. We will be in touch as soon as we can.