Even though he is rapidly approaching his half century and has completed as many years in the box as Sir Alastair Cook completed test match centuries, Nick Evanson (AKA Evo) is always one for more CPD. (The club should have a Mental Health First Aider by the time “play” is called mid-April.)
After the choppy waters, electronic scoring has faced the last two years. Evo headed to Bristol last weekend in the hope of finding smoother waters by attending a full days’ workshop to learn about the ECBs Scorer Pro software.
As with any change of software, there are pros and cons, but the pros outweigh the cons. Whilst eight seasons of stats are on Total Cricket Scorer going back to Aqeel Ahmed’s season with us, they all should have migrated to the Play-Cricket website. Scorer Pro though has the massive advantages of uploading / downloading from Play-Cricket automatically and live scores also update automatically whilst play is in progress – making a scorer’s life much easier.
Whilst Evo could have moved over to Scorer Pro last season. The Beast from the East II, prevented him from attending, the Scorer Pro Roadshow at Taunton which was a blessing in disguise. The refinements made over its first season mean it is a much more user-friendly product. Evo was certainly impressed with the software development and the quality of training from the ACO.
Anyone wishing to see how Scorer Pro works, Evo is now willing to arrange personal / group demonstrations and can be contacted at email@example.com .
As “education is for all,” Evo wants also to publicise the Free Scorers Roadshow and the Club Scorers Course both being held, at Exeter CC in March. Anyone interested can again contact Evo on the email address above for more information.
Now a final thought from Evo, “it is just time to toss the coin and decide whether to go for Scorer Pro or stay with TCS!”