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    Attention scorers

    Some time ago I contacted the ECB to see if I could get copies of play-by-play data for matches (the dots, 1s 2s etc.), and was told no. I had previously tried my home county, Durham, and was told that they had been required to sign an agreement with the ECB to not supply them to the public.

    I wondered if it was worth trying to get people together who score games themselves, and pool the information into a database for everyone who's interested in such things to access?

    Seems unfair that those of us who want to can't get access to this info.

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    Why would they say no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Something_Fishy View Post
    Why would they say no?
    Beats me. There was no option given though, e.g. "Send us a SAE" or "a cheque for 20 quid" or "come to the office and you can photocopy them yourself".

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    Aren't there independant companies that track stats which you could contact and get info from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Something_Fishy View Post
    Why would they say no?
    Scores have been covered by very strict copyrights for 7-8 years now. The reason being that various rights need to be protected, absolutely, so that the ECB benefits from the sale of scores and stats to various people (mostly mobile-phone users). Seems absurd to some people the lengths that must be gone to, but there's no point doing three-quarters (or even 99\100ths) of a job.
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    yet again an example of administrators going above and beyond when it comes to irritating the fans. Perhaps the ICC could come up with a new rating based on how much each board p---s off its fanbase
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