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You Are the Scorer: Thread for queries

by Joe Gray


The weekly You Are the Scorer post will be used as a thread for scoring queries for the rest of the year, so please leave a reply below if you have a question or comment.

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Matthew Crawshaw November 6, 2009 - 1:02 pm

Hi scorers,

Do you any of you use any PC applications to collate team stats?

I used “stat champ” this season but it isn’t without its faults, as it relies on recreating the scoring sheet ‘on-screen’ before generating the figures.

Unfortunately the last thing I wanted to do after scoring a lengthy double header was to go back home on the PC and effectively re-score both games again for a couple of hours!

I am aware that there are some decent apps available for the iPhone, but alas buying such a gadget would be a luxury too far at current prices.

It would be great to hear about any other apps/spreadsheets/systems that are adopted elsewhere.

Joe Gray November 9, 2009 - 4:06 pm

Hi Matt C,

Apologies for the delay. I enjoyed a computer-free weekend for once, and I can thoroughly recommend it.

It’s a very pertinent question that you pose, as there has been some talk recently of a possible scheme to help clubs get hold of PDAs and software to score on (and then centrally collate stats). This is early days, and nothing is set in stone, but I thought I’d mention it as if the scheme does get the go-ahead then it might mean your financial obstacle is nicely navigated.

If you want some thoughts on one particular system – the one Herts use – then see Matt’s excellent article here.

I collate stats for the National Baseball League using Excel. Far from ideal, I know, but I don’t need to worry about bugs too much (it’s the least glitchy application from the Office suite). I’d be very happy to share the spreadsheet I use with you. It’s pretty straightforward if you’re just doing batting and pitching stats. Let me know if you’re interested.

Finally, have you had a go at using the BBF site to upload game-by-game stats? It would then be collated and publicly available.



Matthew Crawshaw November 13, 2009 - 1:19 pm

“Fixed It” does look interesting, however the logistics of using real time software without a PDA (ie a laptop) would be quite limited owing to the risk of in game rain damage and restricted battery life (especially during those double headers!)

I’ve since had a look at coachstat, which Northwich Baseball have been using, however it doesn’t appear to offer anymore than Statchamp, which we have already paid for and are familiar with.

I had been thinking of abandoning Statchamp in favour of an excel solution as although SC does produce nice output reports that can quickly be intergrated into our website, the manual entering of data is quite slow.

Furthermore if we do go with 2 teams next year, we’re going to need a faster solution in order to get through twice the amount of stats!

Would you mind sending me the excel doc that you use?

Kind regards,


Joe Gray November 13, 2009 - 1:32 pm

No problem – I’ll send something through.



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