Duplicate Player Records
When a club or county board administrator nominates a player for league registration it is possible to identify duplicate player records from other sites and that these will form part of the nomination. These possible matches can then be actioned by the league or rejected as part of the nomination approval process.
Note: If there is a duplicate entry for a player on your club database you should resolve this by matching those players yourself. In the member database, select to match the records. The system will search for possible duplicate member records within the Play-Cricket database (this is system wide, not a specific site) based on a match of surname and date of birth.
The inclusion of the first letter of the first name means that a search on Richard Smith will not pick up Dick Smith, but it does mean that any possible matches displayed are likely to be relevant, so administrators should review them properly.
The next screen may show a list of possible duplicate records based on surname plus date of birth; therefore records without a date of birth are unlikely to be found.
The search may be refined to include a first name initial or the full first name. Click on the appropriate radio button to start the search.
If you see a possible match and the Last Played For field is empty, click on the Roles icon to see which club the player is associated with. Click the Stats icon to view the player’s stats so that you can check his/her playing history for validity. Tick the Select checkbox to confirm the match and then click the Next button.
If there are no possible match details, click the Next button to continue.
The next screen gives you a chance to find possible duplicates from previous clubs/county boards/schools using the surname only to match. Thus, you may search for records where the surname matches, but there is no date of birth. Records where the surname has been misspelt will not be found.
Select either club or county board from the dropdown list then enter a club or county board name into the search box.
If more than one result is returned, select the desired club to initiate the search for duplicates.
If a match is found, check the stats to confirm that this is the same person before ticking the Select box.
In the example above, the match that has been found is not the same person so the Next button is selected.
If no matches are found, click Next to continue. Now, enter another club name and search again, or click Next to move on to the next step.