Palmcricket Manual

  Scoring Extras  


Scoring buttons with extras buttons circled The Extras buttons (shown circled) act as shift buttons, i.e. on their own they do nothing. A single tap on any of these buttons will highlight the button, but the extras are only recorded after tapping one of the run buttons, with one of the extras buttons highlighted.

The extras buttons, clockwise from top left on the scoring block, are defined as follows:

Button Type of extras
w Wides
n No-balls
b Byes
L Leg-byes
pf Penalty awarded to fielding side
pb Penalty awarded to batting side
n+ No-ball plus runs off the bat

For the latter case, the number of no-balls added to extras as specified under "Match", "No-Ball rules", the default of 1 is the norm.

Penalty extras awarded to the fielding side are recorded automatically in the previous or next innings, as per the recommendations in Law 42.17 (d), MCC Laws of Cricket, 2000. These will be handled correctly for normal innings sequences, and also when a team follows-on. Fielding penalties are not recorded in the previous or next innings in very rare cases where the same team bats twice in succession, (other than for the standard follow-on). This could only happen if a team forfeits an innings, Law 14.2, or during special coaching matches. In such cases, the penalty runs awarded to the fielding side must be entered manually during the fielding team's next batting innings.

Note the difference between the no-ball and no-ball plus buttons. Runs tapped with the "n" button highlighted are all scored as no-balls (example: batter take a run on a no-ball, without the ball touching the bat: tap "n" then "2" to record 2 no-balls). Runs tapped with the "nb+" button highlighted are scored to the batter on strike, and 1 no-ball is recorded to extras (example: batter hits a no-ball for 4: tap "n+" button followed by the "4" button, this will score 4 runs to the batter, and 1 run to no-ball extras).

The number of no-balls recorded to extras default to 1, but this can be changed at the start of the match to 0 or 2, using the Match button, followed by the nbRule button.


Scoring a wide To score one wide:tap the w button, then button 1, as shown.
Scoring a wide during a dismissal Extra runs on dismissals (eg a stumping on a wide) are recorded by first highlighting the two shift buttons (tapping on buttons w and Out in any order) and then triggering the event by tapping button 1, as illustrated.
Scoring a no-ball with runs off the bat Runs to the batter off a no-ball are recorded by first tapping the n+ button and then triggering the event by tapping the number of runs scored, i.e. two runs. The no-ball is recorded to no-ball extras, and the batter is credited with the 2 runs, as shown.

A question frequently asked is: "How does Palmcricket score byes on a wide or no-ball?"

The answer of course is that byes cannot be scored off a wide or a no-ball. In terms of the MCC Laws of Cricket 2000, Law 25.6 (Runs resulting from a Wide - how scored) states: "All runs completed by the batters or a boundary allowance, together with the penalty for the wide, shall be scored as Wide balls". This also holds for no-balls (law 24.13).

The umpire should indicate such cases correctly, for example if a wide is missed by everybody, and it goes over the boundary behind the wicket, the correct score is 5 wides: 1 for the penalty + 4 for the boundary. Also, when the batters run one run on a wide ball, the correct score is 1+1 = 2 wides (and a change of striker). With Palmcricket, one would tap "w" then "5" for the first example, and "w" then "2" for the second example. In cases where no additional runs are scored, one would tap "n" then "1" or "w" then "1", for no balls or wides, respectively.

Crico the palmpire indicates a wide ball Remember: All the extras buttons operate as shift keys: on their own they do nothing, except to supply a different context to the scoring buttons. One of the run buttons must be tapped last in the sequence to trigger the scoring of the extras. If an extras button was tapped by mistake, simply tap it again to remove the shift effect.


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