Cricket is a well known and very famous game that is played around the world by millions of people. This is a game which is also referred to as the bat and ball game. There are two teams in a cricket match with 11 players in each team that stand in the field at the same time. A toss is used to decide which team will play first with the bat and which team will do the balling. When one team is playing or taking the turn to bat, the other team is fielding in the ground. The purpose of this game is to make as many runs with the bat as possible. The turn of a team in the cricket is known as innings. This game is played in a circular ground where the pitch is in the centre of the ground. The pitch is 22 yards long and the batsman stands on one end of the pitch where the player of other team throws the ball from the other end of the pitch.
Introduction to cricket score sheet:
Whether you are playing a friendly cricket match with your friends or it’s an international tournament in between teams from different corners of the world, it is very important to record the score of playing opponents along with step by step statistics of the match. When a cricket match is being played between two teams on state or national or even international level, there are a great number of audiences in the stadium that watches the match live. For these people, there are screens in the stadium that show the current score of each team i.e. bating team and balling team. As a requirement and to fulfill rules of the cricket, a separate scorer or score keeper is also hired who records the score of the both teams during the match. The document on which the score of a cricket match is recorded is known as the cricket score sheet.
Essential fundamentals of keeping score in a cricket match:
If you are the score keeper in a cricket match, you need to understand the fundamentals of the cricket before entering score in the sheet. Also you need to understand the hand signs of the referee or umpire that stands on the pitch in order to observe each move and declare scores or wickets in favor of each team. Basically, you need to enter the score of the batsman after every ball along with the wickets taken by the balling team. This also includes the no balls, wide balls, fours, sixes and LBWs or leg before wickets.
Useful tips for creating a cricket score sheet:
When the batsman hits the ball with his bat on the pitch, he either throws the ball outside of the field in order to score 4 or 6 or he runs towards the other end of the pitch in order to score 1 or 2. If the ball goes directly outside the field, the batsman is awarded with 6 scores where on the other hand, if the ball touches the ground before going out the boundary wall, the batsman is awarded with 4 runs. Besides outside the fields, when the ball is inside the field, it depends on both the batsmen how many run they can score before the wicket keeper gets the ball back.