> 3rd test WI Vs Aus - error in scores - match now a tie.
> One of the scorers incorrectly forgot to add a no ball
> early in the first session.
> So scores are now level.
> It's now been called a tied test.
> There has been outrage in the WI today as the announcement
> was made. Some are calling for a extra day's play to finish the
Quite a few no-balls, it would seem. Since Windies finished 4 runs ahead.
And your message is posted one day ahead of schedule.
This brings me to an interesting feature which I saw in Barbados (that's
right, I live in Barbados. And no, sob!, I didn't see the match, being tied
down to my chair in the office). One day when we were playing a cricket match
here, the scorer had two score books and one transistor radio in front of
him. One score book was for the match we were currently engaged in, and the
second was for the WI-Sri Lanka match then being played in the Windies. After
that I have seen it more frequently with fans & followers keeping score by
themselves as well, while following the match on radio.
I also think that there is no longer one scorer for matches, there usually are
multiple - one for the TV crew, one for the radio crew, one 'official' scorer,
one perhaps for each of the teams playing. Did all of them get it wrong?
Happy all fools day yourself.
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