The KZN Cricket Scorers’ Association (KZNCSA) was formed in 1996 and has an elected President who is assisted by an Executive Committee, and is governed by a Constitution and a Code of Conduct for its members.
Scorers for all first class matches played in the greater Durban area are appointed by KZNCSA and actively scouts new talent in involved in school, club and other structures of the sport in KZN.
The KZN Cricket Scorers’ Association has been nominated for the SA Provincial Cricket Scorers’ Association of the Year Award on a number of occasions and has won the award once.
Office Bearers (Executive Committee)
President – Ajit Mohan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Secretary – Rory Mullér
Treasurer – Mdu Mbokazi
Allocations – Wendy Bramley
Head Trainer – Mongezi Bulose
Training (IT) – Leo Maistry
Membership is open to all scorers with a linear scoring qualification. For more details on how to become a trained scorer or a KZNCSA member please contact Ajit Mohan.
Linear Scoring System
The linear form of cricket scoring is growing in popularity and, as the preferred scoring system of the ICC and Cricket South Africa, has now been introduced at all levels of cricket in KwaZulu-Natal.
Linear scoring consists of two sheets – a worksheet and a summary sheet. During the match every ball is recorded on the worksheet and information is then transferred from the worksheet onto the summary sheet.
The worksheet shows each over on consecutive lines and every ball, run and wicket is scored on this sheet. You can quickly see which batsman faced which delivery and what the total was after every over.
The worksheet has space for the two batsmen currently batting, as well as for the two bowlers currently bowling. Whenever there is a bowling change, the bowler is replaced on the worksheet by the next bowler and the same applies to batsmen when they go out.
The summary sheet is exactly what its name suggests – a summary of the match. All the players’ stats are calculated from this sheet and no match can be concluded without a completed summary sheet for each innings.
As soon as you know the theory and start practicing it, the easier the method becomes and the quicker you will improve.
Linear training courses are run at the start and end of the domestic cricket season. Each course is split over 3 days of three hours each and includes both theory and practical training.
Trainee scorers are provided with a training manual and blank scoresheets. A certificate of attendance is given to all scorers who complete the linear course and qualification is achieved once scorers have completed the course, followed by six months’ practical scoring experience with a Club or School and successfully passed the CSA Level D Exam.
Qualified linear scorers will only be eligible for appointment to provincial matches once the above criteria have been met.
Scorers wishing to be trained on production, computer and internet scoring must first qualify as a linear scorer.
Should you wish to become a cricket scorer please contact Ajit Mohan (email@example.com).