Match organisers in Taunton have been pressured to show to the press field when it turned obvious they have been lacking a scorer for the World Cup match between Pakistan and Australia.
Moments earlier than the toss, James Emmerson – a stewardship officer with the Church of England – was requested to deputise when it turned obvious that one of many official scorers wasn’t going to reach. The unique selection claims he had no data he was anticipated to attain the sport.
Emmerson isn’t any stranger to scoring. His detailed scorecards and data of statistics make him a well-liked determine within the press field, the place he has labored once in a while because the media’s scorer, whereas he has beforehand deputised as an official scorer for 2 Exams and an ODI at Previous Trafford when the Lancashire scorer has been busy on county responsibility. In a type of Exams he demonstrated the unflappable temperament which served him so properly in Taunton by one way or the other managing to not miss a single supply regardless of his fellow scorer vomiting closely over each him and his scorebook throughout play.
Remarkably, Emmerson managed not simply to fulfil his duties as official scorer in Taunton (alongside Gloucestershire stalwart Keith Gerrish, who was the opposite official scorer) however fulfil his unique function protecting the media up to date on any gadgets of statistical curiosity as they arose.
“He did a tremendous job in robust circumstances,” Sally Donoghue, the Chief Working Officer at Somerset informed ESPNcricinfo. “It was all final minute, however he was very calm and appeared to get pleasure from each minute of it.”
Emmerson stated: “I did get pleasure from it. It was an excellent honour to attain such a prestigious match and I hope I gave a great account of myself.”