Excerpt from the Notchers' Newsletter (Dec. 2012) - scorekeeping newsletter
Only ostriches and subscribers to the Flat Earth Society can seriously believe that there is a future for the castrated role of first-class county scorer. A colleague has suggested a life expectation of five years. That may be a maximum. It could be less.
Electric and diesel locomotives no longer require firemen; mechanised horseless carriages no longer need horses and in an age when newspapers are being replaced by websites and books by Kindles and Kobos and the last typewriter has just rolled off the production line, what future can there be for the time-honoured, often aesthetically pleasing, but ultimately less efficient handwritten record?