This article describes how Duckworth Lewis Stern (DLS) calculations are utilised within the PlayHQ Electronic Scoring Application and Admin Portal for game has been effected by weather or bad playing conditions. This article described how scorers and admins can update the match to ensure the correct team receives the win.

Electronic Scoring Application (eScoring)

Enabling DLS For games that have a reduced amount of overs is done within the Parameters area. This is available in the 2nd innings set up form.

It is also always available during the 2nd innings by selecting Actions and then Parameters. This is to allow multiple updates to the over limit and target to cater for any subsequent delays.

To enable DLS, update the Over Limit, and select the DLS toggle which will automatically update the target score to a score calculated by Duckworth-Lewis-Stern V4.0. 



If you want to enter your own target, you can revert to the custom toggle.

The new target score will be displayed on the eScoring application. It also will also provide a real-time indication of which team is winning the match. This is referred to as the par score.

To end a game early, select Actions and then End Innings. If you are have toggled DLS on, it will calculate the game outcome based on DLS methodology, if you have not yet toggled it on, select Actions and Parameters and update the toggle to DLS, otherwise it will use the existing target.

If in the instance a match is agreed to be a draw, the appropriate action is to select Options then  Abandon game.

Entering DLS Result in Admin Portal

  1. Enter all the team scores as you would normally, adjust over limits if required.

  2. Once all scores are entered select the Overide result dropdown

  3. Select “DLS Outcome“


4) Select the team you want to assign the Win . Once you select the outcome for one team the other teams outcome will be populated automatically.


NOTE : DLS outcomes are unique to the Game Type


One Day and T20 DLS Outcome options


2Day+ DLS Outcome options


5) Once you have the selected the correct outcomes click the “Save Game Outcome “ button

6) The game will be finalised and the DLS result will be displayed


Please Note DLS results are not available in the electronic scoring application as yet , this functionality will be introduced in the near future


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