Scoreboard roars

Scoreboard roars

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legacy remains
Willetton Dragons gun Iszak Milentis checks on the new electronic scoreboard while waiting to bat.

Ben Morton may be gone from Federal politics but his legacy remains at Burrendah Oval in the form of Willetton Dragons’ new electronic scoreboard.

Backed by Mr Morton through the Stronger Communities program, the new scoreboard provides an efficient modern scoring system for players and supporters at the ground.

Club president Carl Sanders said the scoreboard cost about $27,000 and had so far been a massive success in its first season of operation.

“It started off a bit gingerly, trying to work it all out but it’s good as gold now,” he said.

“Now everyone is trained up and educated it’s going very, very well and it’s very popular with supporters.”

Constructed by local manufacturers, the scoreboard has the ability to be streamed live to supporters and the community, but this doesn’t mean the traditional pencil scoresheet is dead and buried just yet.

“Games are broadcast through FrogBox, which is a network system where the world can watch games of cricket, so when scorers are live scoring on the iPad that links up to the scoreboard, everything clicks over on FrogBox.

“The old scoring system isn’t dead, one scorer has the iPad and the other uses pencil and paper so we’ve got the best of both worlds.”