Fixtures Administration for Club and County Board Sites
Go to Administration>Day to Day>Fixtures and Fixture Management to display your fixtures
If your site is linked to the relevant competition sites, then all of your league and cup fixtures will be automatically shown here when they are created on the competition sites. (These fixtures cannot be removed from your site.)
You can search this list by Season team or using a date range. Further filters include type of fixture, home or away, the team, and scoring rule
You also have the option to download fixtures into a csv file to be used in excel.
To create a fixture, you must have main administrator or fixture administrator rights to your site.
If you wish to add fixtures, e.g. for your friendly team, or for a competition that does not have an active Play-Cricket site, then you should click the ‘Add Fixtures’ link at the top of the page.
Completing all of the mandatory fields marked with a red Asterix will allow you to create your fixture. Please note you cannot create fixtures against an administered league entry you will need to contact the league to add these.
Scoring Rule: You will need to select a scoring rule from the dropdown list for the type of game if it is a friendly match or one for a league which is not part of the Play-Cricket network. See Scoring Rules for more information.
Team: This is your team select this from the drop down list. If the team is not listed, you will need to create it in the Teams section via set up.
Date: Enter the fixture date, which may be in the past if entering historical scorecards.
Star time, Home/Away are self-explanatory.
Fixture Type: Select from League, Cup or Friendly.
You must not create your own competition fixtures if a Play-Cricket site already administers the competition. If you try to create league fixtures for an established league, you may end up with ‘duplicate’ fixtures that are not linked to the competition site. If results are entered against these fixtures, the league table for the division that the team plays in will not be updated.
If you cannot find a league fixture which should be available, please contact the competition site’s administrators.
The Play-Cricket system does allow a user to create fixtures for un-administered leagues. If you cannot find the league or cup, then search for it using the Competition name box
Opposition: The selection of the opposition may vary depending on their status. They may be an established club in the ECB’s master club list, they may be a club that does not exist on the ECB’s list, an internal team (President’s XI, Chairman’s XI) or it could be a team that has been put together for just one match (a scratch team).
The sections below describe how each type is selected for the fixture.
Established club within Play-Cricket
Click the Select button and enter as many characters as needed to identify the opposing club’s name and click Search e.g. the characters ‘ree’ are sufficient to find ‘Reed CC’ but the search will also return any clubs containing ‘tree’, ‘green’ etc. To find Reed CC quickly, you would need to enter ‘Reed’.
Pressing the teams button next to the clubs name will bring up the teams who have been set up by the opposition club.
If the opposition’s team doesn’t appear in the list, you must contact the administrator for the opposing side and ask them to create it.
Internal team – President’s XI etc
If you are playing an ‘internal’ club fixture such as President’s XI, Chairman’s XI etc. then firstly you should create an entry for that team on your own site (if one does not already exist) via Admin>Set Up>Teams.
When creating a fixture between two teams from the same club, when you search for opponents you need to search for your own club name and then select the team from the list there.
The fixture appears in the list with both teams in black since this is an intra-club match.
If the players that make up these ‘select XI’ teams come from other clubs, then you can add those players to your site so that the stats get added to their records.
Please use the following procedure to do this:
- Go to Admin>Day to Day>Members>Member Database and click the Add Member button
- Enter the surname of the member concerned and club or county board where the other stats are located and click ’Search’.
- If that produces a result, then select it to add the record to your own database.
Add Scratch Team or new club
After searching for a club using the above select opposition screen, Admins are give the following options in case a Club is not on Play-Cricket
Clubs occasionally play matches against scratch teams that only come together for a one off match. There is a facility to create a scratch team so that the match can be recorded in Play-Cricket. Scratch teams will never be able to claim their site and they will not be listed in the Cricket Directory.
To create a scratch team, select the Add Scratch Team button.
Now enter the name of the team and select Save.
After pressing add the scratch team will now appear in the fixture.
A club or county board can apply to create a new club site when they are adding a fixture record. Please note that the club cannot be added to the fixture until the details have been approved.
If the club that you are playing cannot be found using the keyword search, then select Add New Club.
Now complete the mandatory information about the club and select Save.
The following message should appear to indicate a successful addition:
When the new club has been authorised, you should receive an email verifying the club creation.
Following receipt of the email, you may add the club and create a team for it.
Unless the club’s site has been claimed, you will be able to add a team.
Select the correct team from the drop down list and click the Save button to add the opposition team to your fixture.
Ground: The opposition, ground, and venue are linked, so if the fixture is away, and your opponents have a Play-Cricket site, view the list of their grounds by clicking the arrow by the Ground box. If you are at home, your list of grounds will be displayed (from details in the About Us section).
If the relevant ground is not displayed, then leave the Ground field blank and enter the new ground in the Add New Ground field. For Home fixtures, this ground will be added to the Playing Facilities in the About Us of your site when the Save button is clicked.
If you added the ground for an Away fixture this will be displayed as ‘freetext’ and the ground will not be created on the opposition’s Play-Cricket site.
If the ground used does not belong to either club the Neutral ground button will allow you to select a ground from another club
Add any other details to complete the fixture. Umpires and scorers are selected from a drop down list or a new one may be added by selecting the Add button. Remember to save the changes.
Editing fixtures and selecting teams
To view or make any amendments to the fixture, find it in the Fixtures page. On this page you can:
Manage team: This allows you to select a team from the squad that you created when you set up the teams (above) and your list of players. You can then publish the team, notify them about the game by email, and print the list to put on your notice board.
Email team: If the team has been selected, you will see the email symbol which allows you to email the team without opening the Team Picker.
Edit The fixture: takes you back into the same screens used in adding the fixture
View the fixture details: This will normally be just the date, time, type, ground etc., but if you have picked and published a team for the fixture online, then the team list will also be displayed.
Delete the fixture: If the fixture was created by a club or county board administrator, you will see a check box to the right of the fixture. Tick the checkbox and click the red Delete button to remove it. To re-instate it, click the ‘Show Deleted’ checkbox on the Fixtures page and click ‘Search’, find the fixture to be restored, then select the ‘Re-instate’ icon.
Note that if a fixture is ‘deleted’, it will be removed from view on your site but not from the opposition’s site unless they also delete the fixture.