Interesting story here from India about the potential decline and fall of the traditional scoring method.
The BCCI recently organized a workshop for cricket scorers in the country.
Forty-two of the 75 trained scorers were selected to attend the workshop held in Bangalore to learn a faster way to keep cricket scores during a match.
“All these years we have been training them in the linear system. This is the first time that the BCCI has assigned us to train them in computer scoring,” said Theo Braganza, Secretary, ACSSI.
“This will be a new technology to the scorers who are very used to manual scoring on paper,” he added.
Certainly loses the romance of scoring (which incidentally I was never very good at, too impatient – my Dad would even score watching games on the TV!)