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Umpires

We run courses for all levels of aspiring umpires, if you want to get involved there is a course for you.

Umpires course information

As an aspiring cricketing umpire, we’re sure you don’t mind making tough decisions. But we’re sure you’d rather keep them to the field. That’s why we’ve put together a flexible learning pathway you can work through at your own pace, as and when it suits you.

Introductory Course (2-4 hours)

This short standalone course will give any cricket enthusiast curious about becoming an umpire a taste for what the role entails, and outline what lies ahead if you’d like to pursue your interest.

It’s Your Call – Umpire Education Stage One

This is designed to give you an overview of the basic Laws of the game and how to apply them and introduce the principles of field craft and match management. It will give you the tools to enable you to umpire matches at the basic recreational level where there are no independent umpires appointed. 

The course runs for 6-8 hours and candidates will receive a resource pack on course.

Candidates will receive a certificate of attendance on completing the course. 

The course cost is £30.00 per candidate.

It’s Your Call – Umpire Education Stage Two

This course is designed to give you further knowledge and skills to enable you to become a member of a league panel and is available if you are a member and have attended the Club Umpire. It will complement that course by looking beyond the basic laws, build on field craft and match management techniques and introduce the concept of working, as a team, with a colleague. 

The course runs for 6-8 hours and candidates will receive a resource pack on course.

Candidates will receive a certificate of attendance on completing the course. 

The course cost is £30.00 per candidate or £10.00 if booked in conjunction with the Stage One course.

It’s Your Call – Umpire Education Stage Three

This course is designed for experienced umpires who aspire to stand at the highest level of league cricket and is available to all members who have attended the Club Umpire and League Panel Umpire courses. As well as the interpretation and application of Law it also covers the management of the match, the field and the players on it. Man management and other practical aspects are also covered. This course is also suitable for you if you are not aspiring to Premier League cricket, but still want to develop your skills and be the best umpire you can be. 

It’s Your Call – Umpire Education Stage Four

This is the course for you if you wish to stand at the highest levels of recreational cricket and is available if you are a member and have attended the earlier three courses. It puts together all the knowledge and skills needed to become a confident well, rounded umpire. 

Next courses in Somerset

Course DateTimeCourse Title (click for info)Additional DatesVenueCostBook now
December 5th7pm - 9:30pmIntroduction to UmpiringN/ATaunton Deane CC£5Book now
January 20th9am - 5pmUmpires Stage OneN/ALong Room, Taunton£30Book now
January 29th6:15pm - 9:45pmUmpires Stage One05/02/19Bath CC£30Book now
March 3rd9am - 5pmUmpires Stage TwoN/ALong Room, Taunton£30 (£10 if booked with Stage One)Book now

Please note that funding may be available for prospective candidates for all of our Umpires courses from:

Somerset Cricket League by contacting:
Ray Hancock at: raysomcricket@randj.org.uk 

WEPL by contacting:
Alan Taylor at: allanetay@btinternet.com

For further information about any of the course detailed above, please contact ACO representative Neil Holloway or Brian Hoyle at:

neil.holloway23@hotmail.co.uk  
brian.hoyle@somersetcricketboard.org