Summer of cricket scores

Numbers: Fairfield Liverpool's first grade team scorer Kay Wilcoxon at Rosedale Oval. Picture: Simon Bennett
Numbers: Fairfield Liverpool's first grade team scorer Kay Wilcoxon at Rosedale Oval. Picture: Simon Bennett

KAY Wilcoxon always wants the numbers to add up.

As a scorer, she has one of the most important duties in cricket.

Players, umpires and officials always consult the scorers.

For the past decade, Wilcoxon, has been the Fairfield Liverpool first grade club scorer.

She sits alongside the scorer from the opposition team and they make sure the figures match.

Her involvement with cricket stared three decades ago.

The retired credit and financial officer started scoring for her son Russell's junior team, when he was six.

Russell Wilcoxon then progressed through the junior representative team ranks and became the first grade wicket-keeper with the Lions.

He now plays second grade, but Wilcoxon remains the first grade team scorer.

"I love my cricket and it's something I enjoy," Kay Wilcoxon said.

"The most important thing is you have to make sure you get the numbers right. It takes a lot of concentration and when I get home after a day's play you are pretty tired. I am in bed pretty early."

Wilcoxon gets no payment for the devoted hours of service and she is also the club's records officer.

She attends all home and away matches and while other scorers upload the scores straight into the computer at first grade matches, she is ready with her pens recording the details in the book during play.

"After the day's play I then upload the scores into the computer," she said.

Wilcoxon has also graduated to the first-class arena scoring for NSW in Ryobi Cup one-day games and also Sheffield Shield.

"My first and only Sheffield Shield game was NSW versus Victoria in the 2012/13 season," she said.

"My next Sheffield Shield game is in March between NSW and Western Australia at Manuka Oval, Canberra."

Wilcoxon gets paid for the scoring work by Cricket NSW.

She dispenses with the pens for NSW games, updating the statistics straight into the computer.

Wilcoxon said scoring for NSW games is a great honour.


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