Manually inputting results:
To input results, go to Day to Day>Results. The search box at the top defaults to bringing up fixtures from the previous week, but there is the option to search more widely if required. Click on the icon under the ‘Edit Result’ heading against the relevant fixture in the table.
This then brings up the results entry screen. The information to be be completed on this screen varies from the minimum for a friendly fixture to the inclusion of umpires for league fixtures. The necessary information is the results section contained at the foot of the screen.
League tables are updated as soon as the result is entered (i.e. before the scorecard is entered) so it is possible to input only this information shortly after the game in order to update the league tables and then input the scorecard, for example, the following day to update all of the player statistics.
The next page is the page where you confirm your team for the game. You can click on each position in the batting order. Once a position is highlighted, you can either click on a player in your squad to add them into the team sheet (the quickest way of entering players) or, if the player isn’t listed in the squad list (e.g. if they are normally a Second XI player but fill in for the First XI one weekend), you can search for players in your member database using the ‘Search for Player’ button.
Once you have populated your team sheet, you need to select the captain and the wicketkeeper then hit ‘Save’ at the bottom of the page. Repeat the process for the opposition (so it’s important before leaving the ground to have the scorebook filled in with all 11 players from each team!).
If an opposition player isn’t listed when you search for them, first, double check the spelling to make sure the name is spelt correctly, or try searching for only the first few letters of the name. If this still doesn’t bring up a member of the opposition, it’s possible to add a new member to their database using the button that appears next to the search box. The opposition should check each scorecard to make sure all players listed in their scorecard are spelt correctly and are correctly shown as members of their website in their database.
Once the team sheets are filled in, you are then able to fill in the scorecard. The batting card should now be populated from the team sheet. If the order is wrong, it’s possible to change the numbers on the left of the scorecard to get the right people in the right place.
As you enter the data, the relevant boxes are then unlocked (e.g. once you complete the ‘How out’ box) the fielder, bowler, score, 4s, 6s and balls is then released for completion. Add in all of the available information all the way down the scorecard, and then also complete the extras, partnerships and the bowling figures.
Hit ‘Save’ at the bottom of the page, and then repeat for the team batting second. You’ve then done all that is necessary to log the score on the site.
Where one team has entered the scorecard, the other team needs to check the scorecard that has been entered, amend any entry if there has been a typo, and then confirm through the Play-Cricket website that the result is correct.
As an opposition, in order to confirm, go to ‘Results’. First go to ‘View’ to view the scorecard that has been entered. If there are any errors, come back out to the ‘Results’ screen and then go to ‘Edit Result’ to update the scorecard. Once this has been saved, click on the cross under the ‘Confirmed’ column. This will then change the cross to a tick, which shows that result has now been confirmed by the opposition.
Locked results and scorecards
You may see a padlock on the result line, indicating that a league administrator has locked the result and scorecard, preventing further updates.
Click the padlock to send a request to the league administrator asking him to unlock the scorecard. You must provide a reason for doing so.
The league administrator may contact you by email if they have any queries, or to confirm that the scorecard has been unlocked.