Competition Management – League Members
This function allows leagues to maintain a central list of clubs entering teams into their divisions and cups. This should:
- Simplify club selection in division and cup team management – the user will now be picking from a finite list rather than having to search each time
- Enable abbreviations to be defined at club level and then applied consistently across the various competitions
Where a club does not already have an active Play-Cricket site, an unclaimed club entry is created in the Cricket Directory rather than creating an unadministered team.
Set Up Menu
The navigation has changed from a selection of tabs into a sub menu structure to facilitate the addition of further screens relating to competition management if required.
This page allows a league administrator to maintain a list of clubs that are members of their league.
Select Administration>Set Up>League Members>League Members to view an alphabetical list of clubs that play in the league’s divisions or cup competitions.
Removing a club/making a club inactive
If a club no longer has teams playing in your league but you expect them to rejoin, you can mark them as inactive, preventing them from being selected and ensuring that news articles are not posted to their site. To do this, click the Edit button and change the status to 'Inactive'.
If the Remove icon for a club is selected, a prompt ‘Are you sure you wish to remove [Club Name]? This will also remove [no of players] player registrations.’ will appear.
Select ‘No’ to abort the process or select ‘Yes’ to remove the club from the list of league members and the player registrations from the league.
Add League Member
To add another club to the list of members, click the Add button at the top right corner of the League Members page.
The New League Member pop-up will appear with the default value for ‘Type’ set to ‘Club’.
Enter a keyword for the club and click Search.
An alphabetical list of all sites matching the search criteria, irrespective of status (i.e. including inactive, unclaimed and pending sites) will be displayed. Sites already chosen as league members are excluded from the list.
The names of active administered clubs will be in bold. When a bold entry is selected, the fixtures that have been published on your site will appear on a Play-Cricket club’s site.
If two entries look similar and you are not sure which one to select please contact the Play-Cricket Helpdesk for advice.
Sites not in bold are either:
- Inactive – has been made inactive by the Helpdesk for various reasons;
- Unclaimed – the site has been created in Play-Cricket but has never been administered;
- Pending – the site has been claimed and is awaiting approval by the Helpdesk.
If the site is not listed, select the Add New Club button to open the Add New Club screen.
Otherwise, select a site from the list and the league members screen will automatically refresh to show the added record.
Create New Club
In this example, I am searching for Great Braxted & Tiptree CC, which has not been found.
Selecting the Add New Club button opens the Add Club screen.
All mandatory fields must be populated before clicking the Save button. The system will check that a record does not already exist with the same type and name. If it does, the system will display the message “This club already exists”.
If validation checks have been passed, the following message will be displayed:
Close the message to return to the League Members screen.
When the new club site has been approved, a confirmation email is sent to the person who submitted the request for a new record to be added. Once approved, repeat the club search to add the new club to the League Members list.
The site name doesn’t appear as a link if it has not been claimed.
Edit Club Abbreviation
The club or County Board abbreviation is displayed against a player’s name in the main statistics on a league site.
Select the Edit Abbrv icon to enter or change a site’s abbreviation.