How to enter scores for Stage 1 of Junior Formats?

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    Graeme Thom

    Would it also be possible to get this guidance fleshed out some more with screenshots of how to also enter bowler stats including runs ceded off the bat, no balls, wides and total number of wickets attributable to the bowler? That would help greatly for people who’ve never used MyCricket to enter batter/bowler stats after a game, especially new Stage 1 helpers. Thank you

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    Haydoncarroll75

    Am I reading this right that no child will get a batting average under this format as they are always entered as not out? Surely not. Please tell me I am not getting it right?

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    Graeme Thom

    Hi Haydon. My understanding is that given Stage 1 is a modified format aimed at allowing each player an equal opportunity to face a prescribed number of deliveries with unlimited dismissals for the batter (and adding 4 runs per wicket taken when bowling) - for promoting fun and skill development - the concept of "batting average" like in "traditional" cricket is effectively meaningless given that if a batter makes 15 runs but has 3 outs in their Stage 1 innings, you can't calculate their average in the normal sense of the cricket calculation given if it was an "out means out" match they would already be out after the first wicket and not have the opportunity to make any further runs up to their quota of deliveries. Hope this makes some sense.

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    Haydoncarroll75

    Thanks Graeme for your reply. I understand what you are saying.

    However, I would though using your example of 15 runs and 3 dismissals see this as an average of 5. This batsman had 3 or 4 innings during their ball allocation for their game with their 4th innings being not out assuming they were not given out for the 3rd time on the last ball of their alloted balls to receive. If they were out on the last ball, they only had 3 innings.

    You have been helpful though for me to report back to my u10/11 scorers. We will put in the first dismissal into mycricket moving forward so at least the statistics will resemble some form of traditional cricket statistics and not just have kids scoring hundreds if not thousands of runs and showing they were never dismissed.

    Thanks again for your response and clarification of what is intended. Greatly appreciated.

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    Graeme Thom

    No worries Haydon. I understand what you are trying to achieve and I've gone through the same thought processes before. We've also had similar questions at our junior club. I think it's up to each association at the end of the day and whether they run a competition ladder with individual stats and how they decide to calculate it all.

    The main thing to keep in mind is that the MyCricket database - in its original (and current) form - basically only caters for traditional cricket scoring (given that was for a very long time fhe only type of cricket played) so in a sense putting in stats for Stage 1 or other modified formats (e.g. pairs cricket), which have been more recently introduced with a different objective (i.e. fun, opportunity, skill development - to keep kids engaged) is a bit like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.

    I don't know if there will ever be a separate stats database platform built just to cater for Stage 1 or other modified cricket formats, but I get your point about counting each batter's alloted deliveries as "mini" innings so you would count one innings up until their first "out" (wicket) and so on for their prescribed deliveries quota. That's a very interesting concept, though I'm not sure how to collate the data, though designing a spreadsheet etc. would be a first step. Anyway food for thought and appreciate the ideas!

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