PORTLAND AND District Cricket Association's decision to ditch scorebooks for all games four seasons ago was vindicated by Cricket Victoria on Tuesday.
The south-west competition collected a Cricket Victoria A Sport for All award for Technology & Media Initiative of the Year.
PDCA's dedication to the use of the MyCricket Live Score App across all its senior and junior grades was why it picked up the state-wide award.
It has thrown out the old paper scorebooks and all games are scored with two tablets/electronic devices for every game.
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President Will Oakley said it was pleasing the decision to go online had resulted in recognition a few years down the track.
"A couple of years ago the former president, Paul Drew, brought the scoring app on tablets initiative forward," he said of how it all started.
"It wasn't just one tablet it was two straight away and our volunteers found it easier as they didn't have to plug in scores again later in the day."
Oakley said there were some initial teething problems and some technical glitches every now and then where a game's data is lost.
The intuitive also limits the chances of human error when counting and confirming scores.
Oakley encouraged other leagues to join them and ditch the scorebooks.
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