There are two chances to WIN!
• Fujitsu Heat Pumps ‘MVP Club of the Summer’
This season all ‘Match MVP’ winners earn their Club or School one entry in the draw to WIN a fully installed Fujitsu Heat Pump.
Details: The player, who is calculated as the leading Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP from each match completed and loaded into CricHQ, will automatically earn their Club or School an entry into the draw.
• Fujitsu Heat Pumps ‘MVP Player of the Summer’
Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP winners for every Competition and Team will earn one entry to WIN a fantastic ‘Cricket Equipment’ pack.
Details: The player, who is calculated as the winner of the Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP rankings for each Competition and Team loaded into CricHQ, will automatically earn an entry into the draw for the ‘cricket equipment prize pack’.
Competition Terms and Conditions
• Both prize draws will be made under supervision of the Promoters on the 25th March 2014.
• The promotion is limited to clubs, schools and players that are from ‘verified’ matches loaded into CricHQ.com prior to 25th March 2014.
• The winners agree to participate in such promotional activity and material as the Promoters may require. This may include an official presentation, photos, press releases, or any other such activity, as agreed, for the purposes of promotion.
• The Fujitsu Heat Pumps ‘MVP Club of the Summer’ prize is only open to New Zealand affiliated clubs and schools.
• The prize of a ‘fully in
stalled Fujitsu Heat Pump’ may be used to generate funds for the club by way of auction or other such activity, provided it is agreed in advance, in writing, by the Promoters (permission may be granted in full, with restrictions or with conditions, at the sole discretion of the Promoters).
• The Fujitsu Heat Pumps ‘MVP Player of the Summer’ draw is only open to players from New Zealand affiliated clubs and schools
• The Promoter’s decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
• Prizes are not transferable.
• Prizes are not exchangeable for cash or any other prize, unless agreed as per clause 5 above.
• The Promoters reserve the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.
• The Promoters may send you information from time to time. If you no longer wish to receive communications you are welcome to opt out at any time.
• The Promoter will not disclose, sell, share or distribute details of entrants to any third party. The rights of entrants are protected by privacy laws in New Zealand.
• This competition is organised by The Cricket Players Association, Auckland; CricHQ Limited, Wellington and Fujitsu General Limited (the Promoters)
The American Cricket Federation (ACF) has announced a partnership with CricHQ under which the cricket technology company will provide online scoring, competition and tournament management for all ACF cricket across the country.
ACF CEO Jamie Harrison said, “The addition of CricHQ to the ACF team will make the American Cricket Champions League, the ACF National Championship Tournament and other ACF competitions available to a worldwide audience in real-time. The ability to capture, compile and compare data on players and leagues will also be critical going forward as we build an American cricket product for an American cricket audience.
“I am also happy to announce that through this agreement, ACF member leagues will receive access to the same CricHQ package at a significant discount.”
ACF member league Florida Cricket Conference has already demonstrated what is possible by integrating the CricHQ software into its recently redesigned website.
Khalid Motiwala, CEO Florida Cricket Conference (FCC), expressed his delight at the easy integration of CricHQ with their revamped website. As a partner with FCC, ACF and CricHQ keenly collaborated with the member league by sharing expert technical expertise during their website update project.
FCC at CricHQ
“Florida Cricket Conference is proud to partner with the American Cricket Federation. The partnership has already paid dividends to the FCC, our teams, and fans in the form of phenomenal updates to our website and access/integration to CricHQ on the site that allows our teams and fans to follow matches live on the internet. We look forward to continuing our partnership with ACF as the sky is the limit on what they can accomplish.”
The new FCC website can be viewed at: http://www.florida-cricket.com.
CricHQ Chief Executive Simon Baker said, “We’re looking forward to providing some new and exciting technologies to the ACF and it’s affiliated leagues. The passion for cricket in the United States is evident and we at CricHQ are driven by that very same passion.
“Our integrated competition management and live scoring system will ensure that live match data, points tables, and professional level stats and analysis are available at all levels for ACF players and fans to consume. Leagues will now be able to minimize the complexities, time and money required to manage the game while creating next-level cricketing content.”
The American Cricket Federation’s mission is to inspire Americans to play and to excel at cricket and to make cricket the preeminent bat-and-ball sport in the United States.
ACF will achieve this by partnering with players, fans, clubs, leagues, corporations, state and local governments, schools and colleges across the nation, and providing educational, technical, logistical and financial support to its members and creating resources that will serve to enhance the quality of cricket, events and infrastructure.
ACF will uphold and promote cricket’s values of transparency, inclusiveness and fairness.
ACF can be reached at email@example.com
CricHQ was founded in 2010 and today has 80+ staff in 7 countries. Our staff love, live and play cricket. Developed by cricketers for cricketers the CricHQ technology platform delivers benefits to everyone in the cricketing community.
National governing bodies, domestic and regional associations and clubs utilize our cricket administration module to help them manage their cricket competitions and data. Scorers and coaches utilize both our web and mobile-based technology to score matches and deliver improved coaching at all levels. Players and fans can follow the game better than ever before and enjoy a level of statistical information, live matches, online profiles and media content previously unavailable.
From grass roots to grandstands CricHQ is becoming the online home of cricket.
CricHQ and Caltex with Techron are excited to announce a new campaign to reward “5 star” cricket performances. Club and school players throughout New Zealand will be eligible to win a $5 Caltex StarCash card if their match is scored as part of a verified CricHQ fixture and the required information is captured.
The 5 Star Performance campaign will run through to the end of March 2014, and they have decided to backdate the programme to include winners since November 2013.
The Caltex with Techron awards will be issued to a ‘Batsman’ and ‘Bowler’ in each team at every fixture. These will be based on power and economy performances – two key benefits of Caltex with Techron – the 5 Star Fuel.
The “Power Batsman of the Day” will be awarded to the player in the team who hits the most boundaries in a match, while the “Economy Bowler of the Day” award is for the player who has the best bowling economy rate.
Each week the winning players will be notified by email, to the address they have associated with their CricHQ profile. Once the player replies with their postal address a $5 Caltex StarCash card will be delivered free of charge in the post.
In the case of no email address being associated with the player; their team administrator will be notified via email instead.
Caltex StarCash cards can be redeemed at any participating Caltex Service station around the country and can be used to purchase fuel, food, drinks and other items.
At the culmination of many months’ hard work by CricHQ’s development team, this latest release includes integrating advanced statistical calculations which have been developed by one of cricket’s leading sports statistical researchers.
Commenting on this latest release, CricHQ CE Simon Baker said:
“Our goal is to deliver a unique experience to the cricket community via an easy-to-use platform and data normally only accessible at the elite level. The predictive analysis features we’ve developed and incorporated into our iOS app update put us in a great position to achieve this goal.”
Users now have performance diagnostics in the form of CricHQ projections. These predict a batting team’s projected score and winning probability, and are updated on a ball-by-ball basis. They also allow for the impact of in-match events to be factored into a match’s predicted outcome, meaning that as the match progresses and more data is collected, the predictions are updated and the margins of error reduce.
CricHQ have also enhanced the live scorecard screen. This improved scorecard allows cricket fans to easily follow the fortunes of their favourite teams throughout the match with live updates, ball-by-ball commentary and a scorecard summary. The scorecard summary section has also had a makeover with the graphs and wagon wheels now able to be manipulated in real time to see individual performances.
Speaking about the iOS 4.5.0 update, Baker said:
“To date our focus has been on providing the best cricket scoring application available. Although scoring on the app continues to be the market leader, we now feel our app provides the most advanced way to follow cricket from around the world, at the grassroots right the way through to international cricket.”
For users who already have the CricHQ iOS app they simply need to update to the latest version to enjoy these benefits, while new users can now download this version of the app in the Apple app store free of charge.
CricHQ, the global cricket technology company, has been selected by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to provide a central database of cricket players, provide on-line scoring of cricket matches utilising iPads, tablets and mobile phones, and manage cricket competitions at club and domestic level across the country.
With cricket now being live scored on CricHQ, Sri Lankan fans around the world will enjoy the ability to follow international, domestic, age grade and club cricket across the country with live ball-by-ball scoring on the SLC website, CricHQ.com and the CricHQ app.
Partnership benefits for SLC also include:
Administrators can create, edit and publish competitions, draws and results.
Administrators can gain accurate information about participants at all levels of the game.
SLC can analyse player information for retention, growth, talent identification and commercial opportunities
Coaches can do high performance analysis based on reports the system will provide
Enable monitoring of player performance and development as they transition through various development programs.
In addition to this, players in Sri Lanka can now start building a career’s worth of statistics on CricHQ, giving them an online home for their cricketing life. These profiles, complete with career statistics and performance analysis, can be easily shared with family and friends. This will be especially exciting for players new to the game who will start building their lifetime cricket CV from the very first ball.
Commenting on this partnership, CricHQ’s General Manager in Asia said:
“Our successes have been driven largely by partnerships. Sri Lanka being an esteemed governing body, in a country of cricket lovers, makes this our most exciting partnership to-date.
The passion for cricket in Sri Lanka is evident and we at CricHQ are driven by that very same passion. Our integrated competition management and live scoring system will ensure that cricket at all levels will be accessible to all. SLC will now be able to minimise the complexities, time and money required to manage the game while creating cricketing content that can be shared and consumed by players and fans.”
The McCullum Cup, which runs on October 9th and 10th, will be one of the first to enjoy the benefits of CricHQ’s fully integrated scoring, Competition Management and CRM system this season.
Inaugurated in 2012 this annual Twenty20 tournament brings together the best Otago Secondary School Boys 1st XI’s to complete for the Cup.
The aim of the tournament is to provide players with the opportunity to experience the pressures of tournament play and hone their skills in the lucrative Twenty20 format.
While all teams play the same number of games over two days of cricket, the tournament is essentially a knockout tournament with the two finalists playing off for the trophy named after arguably the best T20 player in the world, Otago’s very own Brendon McCullum.
After the success of last year’s inaugural tournament, 2013 will see the introduction of an Otago Secondary School girls competition to run alongside the boys competition. Naturally this competition is named after Otago’s Suzie Bates, the current White Ferns captain.
All matches in both Cups will be scored live on CricHQ, making it possible for family and friends who can’t make it to the ground to follow along in real time with live ball-by-ball updates.
The CricHQ technology platform also makes it possible for match information captured while scoring on the CricHQ app to be displayed on its batting, bowling and Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP leader boards. This make it easy for players, fans and coaches to gauge who the best performers are in both tournaments.
To follow all the action over the two days of play just visit CricHQ.com or download the CricHQ app from either the Apple app or Google play stores.
To follow the McCullum and Bates Cups – just click here.
LMS is an 8-a-side, T20 format that lasts about two hours and is now the widest reaching amateur cricket league in the world, bringing together like minded individuals from all walks of life to play cricket. CricHQ won through to the World Champs courtesy of winning the New Zealand nationals tournament in Auckland last season.
The CricHQ team is made up of employees including the CEO, Chief Web Developer and General Manager of Marketing. Being a global company assisted CricHQ in putting together a side for the London event. Several team members are flying over for the event from Wellington, but other team members are based in the UK office.
The company will be live scoring their own matches on the CricHQ app, which is an ironic twist whereby the company will be the benefactors of their own product.
CEO Simon Baker commented:
“A number of our supporters have commented how rapt they are that even though they can’t be there in person, will be able to follow our progress, it just so happens this is possible due to our technology platform. It is great to be on the other side of the fence for a change and see the benefits first hand of all our hard work.”
Also at the tournament will be the Maasai Warriors from the Laikipia region in Northern Kenya. CricHQ has supported the Maasai Warriors, forming a relationship with them earlier this year. Cricket for the Maasai Warriors goes beyond playing for their personal enjoyment; they are playing to build a better life for themselves and their community through the “Maasai Cricket Project – Dropping Spears for Bats.”
Simon Baker was very excited for the Maasai Warriors:
“Being able to met these guys in person will be a wonderful opportunity. They are an inspirational group of people doing wonderful things through the game we love. We are proud to have supported them on their journey here.”
CricHQ start their campaign with a festival match against the South African LMS Champions, the Kings VIII on the 26th of August at Lords as part of the opening ceremony.