There is now a function in Play-Cricket to define which teams share grounds to assist with fixture generation. The ground share may be with another team in the same league or a team from a different league.
Access this feature by going to Admin Home>Fixtures >Shared Grounds.
This function allows you to define ground shares between two types of team in bulk rather than having to edit each team.
If you have a number of teams in your league which share grounds, then start by selecting the Quick Setup button.
On the next page, select the team types which would normally share a ground.
Here, the 1st XI and 2nd XI teams for each club have been selected before clicking the Continue button.
You will now see a list of the clubs where both the 1st XI and 2nd XI teams play in your league. A ground share record between the two teams will be created for each club where the check box has been ticked. You can use the Select All check box to tick them all and untick the ones that are not operating a ground share.
Click the Continue button to move on.
The next screen identifies clubs in your league where a selected team plays in a different league.
You may wish to create a ground share record to identify clashes with fixtures created by the other league.
Tick the checkboxes for the clubs that you wish to do this for and then select the Continue button.
The screen shot below shows the list of ground shares. These may be manually edited or removed at any time.
If a ground share has been created for a team that plays in a different league, the administrator of the other league will receive a shared grounds notification as below.
The other league will have the option to accept the creation of a ground share record or reject the record without affecting the other league.
Edit Shared Ground
To illustrate how to manually create or edit a ground share, I am going to set up a ground share between Sandy CC’s Sunday XI and Biggleswade CC’s
Sunday 1st XI.
Start by selecting the Edit button against the chosen team for either Sandy
CC or Biggleswade CC.
In the next screen, the default club is the one that you started with – the assumption is that the share will be with another team from the same club.
Use the dropdown list to select the other club. (If the club’s team plays in a different league, then click the Select button to search for the club).
I have populated the top fields with Biggleswade CC’s Sunday 1st XI team. Clicking the Save button takes me back to the Shared Grounds list where I can see that the share has been created with Sandy CC’s Sunday XI.
Also, if I view the list and look at Biggleswade CC’s entry, the cross reference with Sandy CC is present.
Remove a Shared Ground
Where a ground share has been set up, you may remove this by simply clicking on the cross in the Remove column.
Acknowledge the prompt to confirm the removal of the ground share and the screen will refresh to show that this action has taken place.