The League’s Match & Registrations Secretary Phil Senior has emphasised the importance of clubs, umpires and scorers fulfilling admin duties in or around a match day.
In the opening weeks, as many as 14 clubs have failed to either send forms or are sending incomplete versions. The MRFT Sheet, which both teams are filled in by captains on a match day and is finally completed by umpires, is crucial for the Match Secretary to identify which umpires attended, players took part and all times are reported above other key bits of information. The sheet can be photographed on a smart device and emailed directly to email@example.com straight after a match so please ensure someone at your club harbours the responsibility of seeing this through.
Another administration task which hampers scorers and potentially can hold up the start of the match is ensuring each team is entered on play-cricket before the match. This can be done in the days running up to the game and even if the full team hasn’t been decided on, you can simply copy across the team who played the previous week and the scorer can make a minor adjustment before the start of play.
Your club's administrator on play-cricket can do this via the method below and it can avoid a stressful or chaotic moment immediately before a match is starting if the scorers are live scoring.
Read our top tips for club administration and live scoring a match here: Top Tips for Scorers