Set up your club’s squad members by going to Administration>Set Up>Teams.
From the next page, select Add Team to create a new team.
Here is the page to be completed to create a team:
Team Name:Select a team name from the dropdown list. If the pre-populated team names are not suitable, select ‘Other’ as the Team Name and enter the name of the team in the box below.
Do not prefix the team name by the club name. Play-Cricket will do this for you on the opposition team’s fixture list. Otherwise the fixture list will show the club name in duplicate.
Please take care when entering a team name since changing it will require intervention from the Play-Cricket Helpdesk.
Team Nickname: self-explanatory.
Team category: Make a selection from the dropdown list. This field is used to group teams together for use when viewing stats or fixtures.
Gender: Male, Female or Mixed.
Team Strength: This would be helpful if the Day to Day>Find a>Fixture facility were used.
Training days: self-explanatory.
Team Photo: Any image uploaded here will be available for use in the Team Photo widget in Site Builder.
Usual Home Ground: Set this so that a home ground is automatically assigned when this team is playing at home.
Team Captain & Team Manager: To populate these fields, click the relevant Search button.
Enter the surname of the person to fulfil this role and click Search.
From the list of members that match the search, click the icon to select the appropriate name.
Please note that the Team Manager and Team Captain will receive player ‘acceptance to play’ or ‘declined to play’ emails.
For junior teams, it is best to leave the Team Captain blank and enter a Team Manager.
If the required person is not in the database, then click the Add New Member button to add them as a temporary record to your clubs database
To add players to the new team, click the squad button for that team.
If a new Team the page that is displayed will show that there are no records found. Current teams will show a list of players already in the team. To add players to the squad, choose the ‘Add Club Members to Squad’ button as in the example below.
The next page allows you to search for a player by name or select ‘Display All which will show you all players without the squad role.
Select the player or players you wish to add and press add selected.
If the names are on more then one page save the selections a page at a time.
To remove a player from the squad but leave him on your member database, click the tick box on the player then the Remove Role button.
If an existing team is not going to be active for a period but you wish to retain the records, you may choose to archive it.
When a team is archived, the squad roles associated with that team are removed from player records. The user will receive a warning to this effect.
Do not archive a team and then create another team with the same name. This can cause confusion, especially with league divisions and the separation of team stats.
Instead, go to the Archived Teams tab and re-activate the team.
If you find that there are duplicate teams in your list of Archived Teams, merging teams helps to make your stats much simpler. Many clubs have multiple entries for some of their teams - particularly at junior levels where teams are sometimes set up year on year instead of bringing them forward and updating the squad. Bringing the teams together into a single entry reduces the size of the list on the club's site as well as simplifying the stats.
It isn't possible for a club site administrator to merge teams themselves. If you contact the Play-Cricket helpdesk and let us have details of the two teams concerned and which entry you wish to be retained, then we can do this for you.