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, 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

Vice-Chairman – Keith

Secretary – Darren

Scorers Officer – Cecelia Szczepanski –

Appointments Officer – Terry

Development Officer – Simon

Treasurer – Jeanne

Social Media Contact – Jason P Belcher –

Committee Member – Yvonne

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.