We are tremendously proud to announce the development of our new live “Match Scoring” software, “PV/Match” which will be available this year.
In fact we are actually announcing three systems in one – as PV/Match is not just for match scoring, but is for scouting, training video-analysis, and for live streaming of matches with extensive social media sharing features. It is software for matches on the weekend, and for training during the week.
Like many in the cricket community we have seen electronic and app based scoring here and there at local matches. It’s been a great compliment to the match day experience, especially when it involves sharing videos, and tweets out to other club members and family who can’t attend the game in person but are able to keep track of the game online. In reality, it’s a little bit like broadcasting – and you can see first-hand the enjoyment it brings to a team’s community when they are able to monitor your club mates or family members during games.
Even better, many of these apps automatically copy the scores to platforms like ECB’s ‘PlayCricket” online hub/website, meaning the days of having to go through an elaborate process of copying scores from scoresheets after the match – or having to go through a bunch of hoops to get the data there is a thing of the past. Seamless, low fuss, and being integrated with the governing body seems the way to go.
Why have we decided to make a scoring and match streaming system?
We believe we can offer clubs and schools a very cost effective, no-fuss solution that takes things a big step beyond just putting a score online. In this utterly digital age, the time has come now where most clubs are very open and interested in using the power of social media and really interested in finding a good electronic scoring solution that’s tailored to the practicalities of a club or school environment. It will also probably make your team scorer the most popular person in your organisation.
Historically PitchVision has been very strong in the area of coaching software, motion tracking, video analysis and athlete management. Oh, yes, we are very scientific at PitchVision. We gather exhaustive training data of a player’s pitchmaps, beehives, wagon wheels, pace, deviation… and sync all of this to our inbuilt HD video system.
We also have free services that store all of your data and video online -and gives organisations like yours an extremely useful online library that connects players, coaches and officials via a central player management system. We’re proud to say that we work closely with our partners, the ECB and with all 18 counties in the UK, and with Cricket South Africa and all 16 provinces in South Africa – who utilise our platform nationally, as do hundreds of other academies, schools and associations we support world-wide.
We call this the PV ‘eco system’ – and you can read more about that here…
But the point is, there was just one thing missing – and that was match data and video. We know that a lot of clubs are looking for a scoring system that makes communication easy, is low cost, and seamlessly integrates with everything else that they do (like PlayCricket, social-media, etc).
Ten years on from pioneering the world’s first portable cricket motion tracking system, we are now bringing all our experience, science and love of coaches and recreational cricket to bear on scoring and match broadcasting. If PV/ONE was our MacBook, PV/Match is our iPhone!
By adding match scoring, we not only apply all our video and information management and social media solutions to the match day experience, we ‘close the circle’ in terms of having a full 360 view of a players' cricketing life – from training, to formal assessments, biomechanical monitoring, workload management, documentation and drill, performance data- and now finally – their matches in glorious blue-ray quality video from three angles, seamlessly synced to their personal accounts, seamlessly shared to your club community and stakeholders as suits your needs.
There’s so much more to say and so much more we have to announce about this – please keep an eye out for further news over the coming weeks as we release a series of information packs about PV/Match.