Statement from the ECB ACO regarding scoring
You may have received a statement from CricHQ informing you of certain changes to the way in which Total Cricket Scorer (TCS) will operate and particularly in respect of the upgrade to V#9.
Here is a short summary designed to give you more information about the current situation:
- The integration between TCS and Play-Cricket is already in place. It's an API setup by the ECB to enable download and upload of fixtures and scorecards - this is what happens with TCS V#8
- CricHQ own TCS. The ECB and CricHQ have not been able to reach reasonable commercial terms for the ongoing sharing of data from CricHQ V#9 to Play-Cricket. As a result, there will be no feed for TCS V#9
To give you some background, during the winter ECB ran a tender process for Play-Cricket Scorer - a new scoring App that will be introduced this season. After a fair and robust tender process, ECB decided to move forward with a different provider. With the aim to get more people interested and involved in the art of scoring.
Therefore if you’re comfortable scoring with a mobile phone or tablet, Play-Cricket Scorer is a free option that will automatically upload game data (including team and player statistics) to Play-Cricket. A similar version is used in state cricket in Australia - you could find it to be a really great solution.
You will be notified when the app is available in the Google Play (Android devices) and App Store (Apple devices), this is expected imminently.
ECB ACO hopes this provides you with more clarity on the current situation.