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Umpires course information

1st December 2021 Update

Face to face courses are returning in Spring 2022 but the Basics of Umpiring and Stage One will remain available online.

For further details and how to book, please see the table at the bottom of this page.

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 and a discount code to book onto Stage Two.

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.

Next courses in Somerset

Please note, you must have passed the Stage One course before progressing to the Stage Two course.

Course dateCourse titleTimeVenueCostBook now
Any TimeBasics of Umpiring30 minutesOnlineFreeBook Now
Any TimeUmpires Stage One - NO TUTOR3-4 HoursOnlineFreeBook Now
Sunday 6th February 2022Umpires Stage One - Face to Face9.30am - 5.00pmBridgwater Cricket Club£30 (includes £20 discount code for Stage Two course)Book Now
Sunday 27th February 2022Umpires Stage One - Face to Face9.30am - 5.00pmMidsomer Norton Cricket Club£30 (includes £20 discount code for Stage Two course)Book Now
Sunday 20th March 2022Umpires Stage Two - Face to Face9.30am - 5.00pmSCCC - The Colin Atkinson Pavilion£30Book 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 Ben Peverall at: benpeverall@gmail.com