CRICKET FANS SCORE WITH NATWEST CRICHQ APP

Cricket fans and clubs invited grab free downloads of NatWest CricHQ at

natwest.com/cricket

The NatWest Cricket Club is inviting cricket fans to grab free downloads of the NatWest CricHQ app, which has the goal of making technology previously reserved for the professional game available to everyone involved in cricket regardless of the level.


By scoring your matches on NatWest CricHQ, which is available on Apple and Android, users can open up a world of possibilities for clubs, teams or schools.


Every match scored on NatWest CricHQ can be uploaded live, ball by ball to CricHQ.com. This gives all interested parties the ability to keep up to date with live, dynamic information on the match.


Matches can even be iFramed to other websites around the world. The interest generated from a live match scored on NatWest CricHQ means users websites get to benefit from increased traffic that local sponsors would be interested in, possibly generating valuable sponsorship money for the club.

 

Every match calculates official MVP points, which will be used to help find out who the MVP is in any team, club, school or even country!

As well as producing graphical analysis such as run worms, RPO graphs and manhattans the NatWest CricHQapp also captures 3D wagon wheels and pitch maps that are set to change the way recreational cricket has been previously analysed.


Not only that but it’s all done via a free scoring app! Download it now from natwest.com/cricketon either Apple or Android platforms.


England spinner, Graeme Swann loves the app and said:


“Whatever the level of cricket you play, the app is a great way to score games. The live scoring enables coverage of grassroots cricket like never before and the stats available really bring to life the performances of individuals and the team.“


NatWest CricHQ is an official supplier to the ECB and ECB Commercial Director John Perrera sees great opportunity in the app:


"The ECB is delighted that our long term partner NatWest has decided to support the NatWest CricHQ app. This is a terrific innovation which will be of great benefit to our recreational game and a fantastic tool for the thousands of clubs looking to move in to the digital era and it provides scorers and statisticians nationwide with a tool that will help them continue to play such an important role at grassroots level."


NatWest Senior Marketing Manager, Dominic Warne said: “As part of the NatWest Cricket Club we are always looking at new ways in which we can help community cricket clubs. Through NatWest CricHQ we’re doing just that, by making a fundamental part of the game quick, easy and free. We’re opening up fantastic opportunities to clubs across the UK to drive traffic to their website by increasing coverage of the matches in which they play in. Teams will also be able to review their latest performances which are brought to life through a series of interactive graphics available to view throughout and after the match.”


The NatWest Cricket Club was launched in 2011 to galvanise the support of fans across the country and aims to generate £20m worth of additional support for the grassroots game through a combination of volunteering, fundraising and contributions from local businesses and communities. This season, through the NatWest Local vs Legends T20 Series community cricket clubs are being given the opportunity to win the chance to play former England Captain Michael Vaughan and his team of cricket legends in a match at their home ground. The NatWest Locals vs Legends T20 Series will consist of three games and each will be scored by NatWest CricHQ and scores will be available to view live on natwest.com/cricket


Developed by CricHQ, the app is available on Apple and Android where users can easily score the game, capture the statistics and upload the match live to CricHQ.com or a website of their choosing. CricHQ also integrates with Play-Cricket.com. To download the application and find out more about the NatWest Locals vs Legends T20 Series, simply visit the NatWest Cricket Club website – natwest.com/cricket


For further Information please contact:

Nick Hamilton, M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment

T: 020 7 544 37299

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E: Nick,Hamilton@mcsaatchi.com


Editors Notes

NatWest and Cricket


NatWest has been supporting cricket since 1981 on both a local and professional level and is proud to work with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on a number of initiatives.


NatWest Cricket Club


The NatWest Cricket Club was launched in 2011 to galvanise cricket fans across England and Wales to support their local club to ensure sustainable development of local cricket clubs.

Led by Club captain, Michael Vaughan, it is working to identify problems that local cricket clubs face and help to highlight and address them.  Members are encouraged to volunteer time and services to grassroots cricket. Additional rewards for members include access to NatWest Series match tickets and exclusive cricketing experiences (including the chance to train with the England team, applicable to NatWest current account holders only).

Membership is free and fans can show their support by registering at natwest.com/cricket.

NatWest aims to generate £20m worth of additional support for the grassroots game by 2013 through a combination of volunteering, fundraising and contributions from local businesses and communities.


NatWest Locals vs Legends T20 Series competition criteria

The NatWest Locals vs Legends T20 Series initiative is open to all cricket clubs in England and Wales who are registered to participate in NatWest CricketForce Fundraiser 2012.

Registration is open for NatWest CricketForce Fundraiser at ecb.co.uk/natwestcricketforce


The competition voting period will be open from Monday 23rd April 2012 and will close at 9am on Tuesday 26th June. Votes can be registered on natwest.com/cricket.


The ten clubs with the most points on Tuesday 26th June will be asked to write why they should win the top prize in 200 words. The seven runners up will receive an item of merchandise, signed by a member of the England cricket team, to help with fundraising initiatives throughout the season.

Voting, and full terms and conditions for entry can be found at natwest.com/cricket.


Further NatWest Locals Vs Legends news during the cricket season can be found at

NatWest Cricket page on Facebook, and twitter.com/NatWest_Cricket


AboutCricHQ

CricHQis a companyspecialising in technology in cricket. Tofind out more visit www.CricHQ.com/about.