|The following help content describes the latest version of the app - version 5.5.0. We recommend users install the latest version of the app to ensure the features and design match that described below.|
If you don’t have an account, you can register for one on the Play-Cricket website — just follow the links once you’re there to ‘Sign Up’.
If you already have an account but don’t have scoring rights or access to score a match, please contact the Principal Administrator at your club/county to request access.
Yes, there is – we call it Demo Match. You can access Demo Match from the menu on the Matches screen, or by tapping ‘Continue without logging in’ from the Login screen.
To integrate with your FSL scoreboard:
1) From the Settings screen of the app, or the settings page when starting a match, select 'External Scoreboard'.
2) Select 'Settings'. This screen displays the categories and the corresponding indices for your FSL scoreboard. Move the categories using drag and drop (iOS) or the arrow buttons (Android) until the categories and indices match the setup of your FSL scoreboard.
To connect with an FSL scoreboard:
1) From the settings page, when starting a match, select 'External Scoreboard'.
2) Select 'Device'. A list of all available Bluetooth devices will display - simply select the item in the list that matches your FSL Scoreboard.
3) If the app is able to connect to your scoreboard, you will momentarily be returned to the 'External Scoreboard' screen, and the device status will display as 'Connected'.
4) Select 'Back', and continue setting up the match as per usual. The app will now handle all communication with the FSL Scoreboard during the match.
If you are already logged in, and you are on the Matches page, click on the Play-Cricket tab and above it you can click on the download icon in the app header.
Yes, you can – it’s called a Custom match. You can create a custom match — with custom teams and players — by tapping the ‘Other Matches’ tab on the Matches screen, or by tapping ‘Continue without logging in’ from the Login screen. However, keep in mind that custom matches cannot be synced to Play-Cricket — they will only exist on your device.
Yes, multiple scorers can score the same game but only the first scorer to access the match, known as the Primary Scorer, will sync the score to Play-Cricket. Any subsequent scorers are known as Secondary scorers, and their scoring will remain on their device only, unless they take over scoring from the Primary scorer.
To switch scoring from a Primary scorer to a Secondary scorer:
You have four different options for fixing a mistake:
Yes, you can. You will first need to download the match from Play-Cricket when you have have access to the Internet. To do this, tap any Play-Cricket match on the Matches screen and select ‘Download’. This will save the match — as well as the player lists for both competing teams — to your device.
Then, when you wish to score offline, you can access your Downloaded matches either from the menu on the Matches screen, or by pressing ‘Continue without logging in’ from the Login screen.
You can end a match at any time. Simply tap the Match Actions button (tablet users) or ‘Actions’ button (phone users) on the Scoresheet, select End Match, and then tap Done on the proceeding screen.
If you are scoring in Summary mode, rather than ball-by-ball, you can tap the End Match button on the Scorecard screen.
Simply login to the app with your Play-Cricket account, tap on your match and select ‘Continue Scoring’. Then, follow the End Match process (see previous FAQ item), and the scores will be synced to Play-Cricket.
During a match, you can access a PDF version of the scorecard by tapping on the Menu button on the Scoresheet and selecting Export to PDF. For a Completed match, just tap the match on the Matches screen and, once the scorecard loads, tap the Download button in the top right of the screen to access a PDF version.
Depending on the device you are using, you should be able to save, email, or print the PDF scorecard.
Absolutely. You can clear any ‘in progress’ Play-Cricket match by tapping the match on the Matches screen and selecting ‘Clear all data’.
Once the matches list reloads, you can start scoring again by tapping the same match and selecting ‘Start scoring’.
From the Matches screen, head to the left hamburger menu and then select Team Selection.
You can edit either of the team lists by swiping left/right to view the desired Team, then select Edit Team to change the list, or Add More Players to add Players not already in the list.
You can change the Strike Batter by clicking on the right hand side of the Strike Batter name, where you see the three dots.
'Change strike' allows you to switch between the two batters already at the crease. (The blue markings represents the batter who is on strike).
'Change batter' allows you to change the batter to a different batter not already at the crease. (You will need to select either Retiring (not out), Retiring (hurt) or Changing due to error for the outgoing batter
Unfortunately, you will always need an internet connection to view the help content. If you know you will be scoring a match offline at the ground, we recommend printing the help content so you have a paper copy to take with you.
To extend the battery life of your device when using the app, use these tips:
Scorers will have the ability to display a scoreboard via an external TV providing they are using an iOS device.
When connected, the scoreboard will automatically update based on the live score input during an innings.
The scoreboard display is compatible with all iOS devices using an HDMI cable or Apple TV.
The connection will need to be setup before the External Scoreboard (TV) function can be used.
Sizing and Display
The sizing and display is proportional meaning the display will be adjusted for any size screen to suit – big or small. It has also been optimized for a 16:9 (widescreen) format.