Loughborough Town Cricket Club - Covid guidance for Scorers




Before the game

If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19 do not travel to the game and get a test. 

Follow best practice for travel including avoiding use of car sharing and you should arrive changed.

Please ensure that you bring your own hand sanitiser and food and drink as the clubhouse may not be open.

On arrival at the ground you will need to provide your name & contact details for NHS Test & Trace. 

The host club are responsible for the implementation of all facility guidelines (including the scorebox) as well as the provision of hand sanitation gel. 

The host club are responsible for setting up the stumps which should also have been sanitised; the umpire is responsible for the provision of the bails. 

To maintain social distancing, batting lines will be created.

 All officials are encouraged to wash their hands/hand sanitise before play starts.


During the game

Where possible, scoreboxes should not be used. 

As an alternative, the host club to consider providing a gazebo so scorers remain dry even if play continues during light rain. 

Consider using a small portable scoreboard instead of a full scoreboard, or alternatively have only one scorer inside the scorebox, with less frequent updating.

Scorers should remain socially distant from others at all times and specifically;

  • In the scorebox if it is large enough for 2 scorers
  • When interacting with any players; ideally players should not be allowed in the scorebox
  • When interacting with other officials
  • During any interval or break in play 

Equipment should not be shared including laptops and tablets.

Communal scorebooks which are passed from one person to another should be avoided.

Scorers will not hold any item of players clothing, sunglasses or any valuables.

Scorers will not collect/handle team subs.

Leagues using DLS will be advised to ensure that alternative arrangements are in place to calculate the result in the event that the DLS Par Score Tables cannot be produced electronically. Scorers should ensure that they have pen/paper to produce the necessary manual calculations and the outcome should be verified verbally with the umpires. 

Where Scorer Pro is being used, scorer(s) can produce the relevant Par Score Table and save it as a pdf file that can be emailed to the captains and umpires if this is required. 

Where D/L is being used, the captains should be encouraged to use the PlayCricket Scorer Apps to calculate the D/L Par Score. Guidance on how to use the App can be found here 

If a walkie-talkie is being used, usage should be kept to a minimum and only used by one of the two scorers. The equipment should be sanitised before use. 

Scorers should either regularly wash their hands or use hand sanitiser.

In the event of rain, scorers should remain in the score box if that is where they are sitting or return to their own vehicle if there is insufficient outdoor cover from the rain to maintain social distancing.