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A neat accurate scorebook is essential though it is not always given the attention it deserves until something goes wrong. You cannot claim a win if the scorebook doesn’t show you have and matches have been awarded to oppositions where scorebooks are too untidy to be reliable.
With a complete neatly filled in scorebook a whole innings can be reconstructed to identify errors.
Space is limited so make sure you have a fine pen or sharp pencil and spares.
Sit next to the other scorer and compare books frequently.
Every delivery needs to be recorded against the bowler (except balls called dead before they reach the batsman.)
Runs need to be awarded to the batsman and the bowler and added to the tally. Use a continuous line for 2s, 3s, 4s etc so the order and number of these scores can be checked later if necessary.
The main problem with recording runs is a lapse of concentration. If you are going to be responsible for scoring work hard at it and talk through everything with the other scorer.
Sundries and wickets cause most difficulties and many scorers have developed different symbols. It is most important that one system is used throughout an innings and notes may be entered in the margin to help.

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