Cricket needs more umpires and scorers.

We want to inspire and develop the next generation of volunteers by supporting players aged 14 – 18 from our club network with the opportunity to develop their umpiring and scoring skills. That’s why the Somerset Cricket Foundation is working with Somerset Association of Cricket Officials (SACO) and Somerset CCC Pathway to deliver umpire and scorer training to young volunteers in the club network.

Supporting the development of coaches in Somerset

Take part

There are a number of upcoming training dates for club volunteers aged between 14 – 18 years old. Places are limited to 20 per course, and the cost is £10 per candidate

About the training

The training will be delivered by a team of SACO mentors, including Darren Taylor, Yvonne Dolphin-Cooper, Simon Pilgrim, George Preston, Bob Hampshire and Cecilia Szczepanski, all who have extensive knowledge and experience as cricket officials. Once the training is complete, those wishing to volunteer further will be given access to opportunities including youth fixtures within their own clubs, SCF Bradfords Festivals, SCCC Pathway fixtures, and experience days at the King’s Cricket Festival. The mentors will remain available to support our young officials throughout the cricket season and beyond.

For more information about the Young Officials Programme, please contact Nicky Clarke.

What will the candidates receive?

  • 90 minutes umpiring module;
  • 90 minutes scoring module;
  • Umpires clicker;
  • Free membership to ECB ACO (includes insurance, DBS, appointment opportunities, monthly online newsletter, online development modules);
  • Free ticket to watch Somerset v Sussex in the Royal London on Friday 11th August;
  • YO polo shirt after volunteering for three club or pathway youth fixtures or two Somerset Cricket Foundation Bradfords Festivals; and
  • Access to volunteer opportunities, including SCF Bradfords Festivals and Somerset CCC Pathway fixtures.

Training dates and booking links

Sunday, 21 May
Weston-super-Mare CC (GIRLS ONLY)
10:00 – 13:30
Sunday, 21 May
Weston-super-Mare CC
14:00 – 17:30