Cricket umpires and scorers needed in Sussex

The West Sussex Association of Cricket Officials plan training courses for aspiring umpires and scorers over the winter.

Tuesday, 27th September 2011, 8:24 am
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 7:59 pm

They hope clubs will support them as the number of officials available is never sufficient to meet the demand.

Two ECB ACO level-one umpire training courses are planned – at Horsham CC on Sundays October 30, November 6 and 13, and at Arundel Castle CC, on Sundays January 29, February 5 and 12. On the three consecutive Sundays, each day starts at 9.30am and finishes about 5pm.

The fee for each course is £90, which includes tuition material, a year’s membership of the ECB ACO, membership of the West Sussex ACO plus a copy of Tom Smith’s book Cricket Umpiring and Scoring.

Upon completion of the course students can, if they wish, sit the ECB ACO level-one umpire examination, which takes place on the third Sunday. No dates for scorers’ courses are yet fixed.

A number of clubs have found useful an evening visit by the association’s officials to make a short presentation on the laws of the game.

The presentations, with a question-and-answer session, last about two hours and can be arranged to suit your club’s requirements. The association asks for a donation towards travel.

For more on courses or presentations, call Derek Knight on 01243 582578 or Trevor Drake 01243 263917.