Technology advancement in the game of cricket has opened doors to scorers, statisticians & even players by providing the online scoring tools/apps.
There is nothing wrong with using the paper based scoring system today, but switching to online or mobile scoring gives you some pretty cool benefits.
1. Hassle free scoring using mobile or tablet
Being a scorer you know how painful it is to score on a scorebook with multiple color pens, entering scores in multiple columns, etc., With the scoring applications where everything is present as preset icons will make the scoring easy with just a click at every ball.
2. Maintaining stats and records is simpler
Imagine keeping the scorebooks of 5 years and maintaining them to be in a readable condition, yes it's tiresome and not practical. But the online scorecards literally occupy almost negligible space on the servers and they don't need extra care to be in readable condition.
3. Users can follow live score updates
When scoring on an online scoring app, users who are not physically present at the ground can also follow and enjoy the score updates ball-by-ball. With this power you have the opportunity to break the barrier and extend your reach to every corner of the world even if it's a small size league at rural area.
4. Data or stats can be used for post match analysis
Stats recorded will give lots of insights to the players to understand how they are performing in the recent time or season. This could be used for honing their skills where they are repeatedly failing. Example, if a player is getting out for a particular bowler every time he could work on getting better and stronger against him.
5. Players can track their performance
Players will get a chance to continuously revisit their stats and keep track of their performance. He can keep his consistent performance by putting more practice and effort into where he looks weak.
6. Stats can be shared on social media easily
Stats could be shared on the social media with just a click, thus giving the players and opportunity to share it with their family, school, friends, etc., He can feel confident and strong with the support he gets on the social media from his close people.
7. Trainers and coaches can get insights from stats
Coaches have a great pair of eyes to spot the talent and weak points in their trainees. Combining those skills of the trainers with the statistics, gives them a greater power in making decision about the player's training and eventually making him a champion.
8. Players get to keep their stats forever
Whether he is a small timer or looking to make a career out of the game, it's always an incredible feeling to keep all his career stats and revisit them when he wants. No one can remember the game when he performed incredibly well at a local match which was 10 years ago. But the online stats will be stored forever and let the players access it at any point of time in their life.
It's always great to move from traditional system to advanced tools especially when we have a lot to gain in terms of benefits and effectiveness. With all these benefits players will get a chance to feel like professional cricketers.