Somerset Association of Cricket Officials

Somerset Association of Cricket Officials (SACO) are the local branch of the ECB ACO, responsible for the appointment, training and development of umpires and scorers within the county.

The association appoint officials to matches across the county within; West of England Premier League, Monmouth Scientific Somerset Cricket League, Somerset CCC Academy, County Age Group and development matches, local women’s and girls games, as well as the prestigious King’s College Festivals.

As an association we have around 120 members in the county, including two on the professional umpire’s panel. We are always looking for new members to cover our ever-growing list of appointments, so why not get involved, develop a new skill and hobby, all whilst watching the game from the best views in the house! Training courses for new and developing officials are offered during the off-season and promoted on this page, and a list of contacts can be found below.

 

Honorary President – Gwyn Phillips

Chairman – Bernard Critchleycritchleytax@aol.com

Vice-Chairman – Keith Dewedew007@btinternet.com

Secretary – Darren Taylordaztaylor7@gmail.com

Education Officer – Ben Peverallbenpeverall@gmail.com

Scorers Officer – Chris Cowleycjcowley100@btinternet.com

Appointments Officer – Terry Sterlandterrysterland@hotmail.co.uk

Development Officer – Andy Wrightrunrigger1@aol.com

Treasurer – Jeanne Sterlandjeanne_sterland@hotmail.com

Membership Secretary – tbc

Committee Member – Yvonne Dolphin-Cooperyd_2009@sky.com

Umpire and scorers courses

Courses for match officials

We run many different formal and informal training events for match officials, including both face-to-face and online courses. For full details and dates of upcoming events, visit our Workforce pages.

View upcoming courses