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Dock-based Cricket score for England/New Zealand Desktop
Here's hint with limited appeal ... if you want to keep an eye on the cricket scores in the England/New Zealand Test series, the Channel 4 website provides a desktop scorecard, which is just a self-refreshing very small webpage.

Until someone clever enough writes a nice menu extra to display the current score at the top of your screen, I suggest minimising this window to the dock. The title of the web page is the current score, and thanks to the dock reflecting changes as they happen, you only need to mouse over the docked window to view the current innings total.

[robg adds: Definitely a narrow appeal hint ... but it's Friday, so what the heck -- enjoy! And the useful blurb in here for all OS X users is the reminder that the dock updates content in real time, which could be useful on sites beyond the England/New Zealand cricket match.]
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Dock-based Cricket score for England/New Zealand
Authored by: j0nathan on May 21, '04 10:20:34AM

Maybe not as narrow as you think - I do exactly this for all England's cricket games and never thought it wide enough appeal to post!



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Dock-based Cricket score for England/New Zealand
Authored by: leenoble_uk on May 21, '04 10:29:25AM

I spent some time procrastinating yesterday and started using PHP to strip the pertinent info out of that page. I was hoping I could get a big enough display to actually see more of the scorecard in the dock window.
Unfortunately, although the dock nicely updates the page title it doesn't actually display the reloaded html page.
Anyway, there's still a ways to go and I haven't got the time to be spending on it at the moment but what I want to do is hold the scores in session variables and then revolve the figures into place when the score changes.
Maybe by the end of the season I'll have something ready.
Here's what I have so far:
http://devski.dyndns.org/Cricket

I can put the source up if anybody's interested.

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So, I said ... well, I can't actually remember exactly what I said. But it was one of the most enormously cruel and frighteningly witty put downs ever.



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Dock-based Cricket score for England/New Zealand
Authored by: Lunatic Prods on May 21, '04 04:56:04PM

Brilliant, Lee.

And simple enough for me to understand, too (unlike many of the fascinating hints on this praiseworthy site!).

And I echo your call for a little menu extra updater! Anyone?

But I love your scoreboard! Just one suggestion: if you could make a red bus go past the scoreboard every 20 mins or so, then that would be a fitting tribute to the Test Match Special commentary team.

Thanks

Huw



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Dock-based Cricket score for England/New Zealand
Authored by: neiltaggart on May 21, '04 11:13:21AM

Not the most up-to-date feed. BBC one is ball-by-ball. See here:-
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/sport1/shared/bsp/hi/cricket/in_vision/html/in_vision1.stm

I like your scoreboard, though.



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Dock-based Cricket score for England/New Zealand
Authored by: Jay on May 21, '04 12:36:52PM

I sure would like something like this for NHL hockey!



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Dock-based Cricket score for England/New Zealand
Authored by: MrSlim on May 21, '04 07:19:07PM

Thanks for this hint... and it's not as narrowly appealing... You'd be surprised at just how many Kiwi's have read this! :)



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Another web site
Authored by: calroth on May 21, '04 08:06:09PM

http://www.cricinfo.com/db/NEW/LIVE/scores.html

Also displays live scores in the title bar, and as a bonus, covers just about every international test match (and one-dayer) out there.



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Dock-based Cricket score for England/New Zealand
Authored by: MurrayMc on May 22, '04 09:06:19PM

Engand, NewZealand... can they play cricket? Come to Aus to see a real game of cricket!

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Dock-based Cricket score for England/New Zealand
Authored by: duncanheal on May 23, '04 08:10:54PM

Australia?! Never heard of it... ;-)



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Dock-based Cricket score for England/New Zealand
Authored by: leenoble_uk on May 24, '04 05:37:15AM

Days like today make you glad you work from home ;)
Makes you wanna grab a beer, get some fush n' chups (NZ translation) and watch us hammer the Kiwis.
Australia? Didn't you used to play rugby?

BTW, scorecard page updated for those that want the full score in the title bar, not just the current innings. Download and run it on your own computer if at all possible.

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So, I said ... well, I can't actually remember exactly what I said. But it was one of the most enormously cruel and frighteningly witty put downs ever.



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Dock-based Cricket score for England/New Zealand
Authored by: duncanheal on May 24, '04 05:26:06PM

NZ gets so little respect from our 'big brother' when the reality is that we punch much higher than our weight - our wonderful country has the the population of Sydney (sorry - Seeedneeey) but is able to compete on an international playing field. Maybe I'm expecting too much from the West Island.

Glad I didn't stay up for the rest of the cricket... :)



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Konfabulator
Authored by: wsdr on May 24, '04 11:38:47AM
It's been mentioned on this board numerous times, but Konfabulator would be perfect for this. I don't follow the scores, so I'm not going to do it, but there are tons of widgets made using Konfabulator that you could rob code from to make a very nice looking desktop accessory for your scores.

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