The league's Management Board have taken the decision to use the ECB Play-Cricket System for match administration, registration, and scoring for 2020.
There is a lot of work to do during the winter months to ensure all is in place and all relevant training is complete in advance of the start of next season.
To ensure a smooth changeover all clubs must play their part during all the phases of the chamge over.
All clubs have received a reminder email from project leader Philip Radcliffe the remind them od the first step which needs to be completed by Thursday.
The phases are
1 Ensuring each clubs Play - Cricket site is fit for purpose and each clubs system administrator is set up. (Deadline 31st October 2019)
2 System Awareness training and Registration Processes (November - December 2019) - Dates to be advised
3 Scoring System Training. We will be using the ECB Play Cricket Scorer Pro laptop based system (January - February 2020) - Dates to be advised
4 Verifying that all clubs have undergone and understand all training processes (March 2020)
5 Ensuring we have all interfaces/links provided by ECB from Play Cricket accessible for tintegration into our own League Website (March 2020)
Phase one is very important and the league needs each club to follow the procedures below as a matter of urgency
Each club already has a Play-Cricket site set up. Some may never have been used. Some may have been used but not for a long time and may not know who their Administrator is or the password access. Some may be used presently.
Actions required by 31st October 2019
1 Each Club to nominate a main administrator for their club play – cricket site
2 Administrator to sign up on play – cricket. If your Administrator is not yet signed up to play-cricket, go to www.play-cricket.com then on the home page, click on the sign up tab and enter your details and follow the instructions
3 If your club site has never been used or has been dormant for a long period please refer to the following two documents
4 If you have been using your club play-cricket site on a regular basis then just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know this is the case.
Philip Radcliffe said: "With this guide, please ignore the requirement to provide headed notepaper, as we are fast-tracking your clubs to sign then a senior member of the club must send the email.
"If you wish to claim your site, or amend your site administrator, a senior member of the club must contact ECB play Cricket on both of the following email addresses Chris.Seal@ecb.co.uk or Usman.Zafar@ecb.co.uk and also copyme into the email email@example.com .
"The Play Cricket team are aware many clubs may be contacting them and have promised the League as much help that is needed to ensure we get things set up in a timely fashion.
"When requesting actions from them please ensure to give your club name and league and your club system administrator. The play-cricket team have a list of all clubs in the league. We will be checking on any clubs sites not claimed and chasing as appropriate."
All clubs are reminded that they must reply by this Thursday, October 31.