The ECB Association of Cricket Officials (ACO) represents scorers and umpires for and on behalf of the national governing body, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

ECB ACO is the membership organisation responsible for the recruitment, training and development of all cricket officials. 

The ECB ACO works at national, regional and local county level to have a direct link with you as an individual member.

As well as providing a fun, rewarding way to engage with the sport, training as an official is a great way to support the health of the game. You don’t need any previous experience or qualifications – just a willingness to learn. Whatever level you aspire to, whatever pace you wish to learn at, our Education Programme has a pathway for you.

Join the ECB ACO

Whether it’s the spectacle of a First-Class Test match or a recreational game on the local playing field, cricket at all levels depends on the enthusiasm and dedication of its officials.

If you would like to become a member of the ECB Association of Cricket Officials (ECB ACO), simply download this application form and email it to [email protected].

Contact details

Phone: 0121 446 2710
Email: [email protected]

Benefits of ECB ACO Membership


The ECV ACO will keep you updated with all the latest in the world of cricket scoring and umpiring with their own 32 page publication, issued three times a year and delivered to your door.

You can also view the latest edition here.

ECB ACO Merchandise

The ECB ACO have their own brand of field and leisurewear exclusively available to members.

View this year's catalogue.

Visit the ACO shop.


You’ll be covered by the most comprehensive insurance package available. This not only covers you while you are officiating, but also during your travel to and from grounds. You will also be covered for valuables placed in your care. 

Get full details on insurance for ECB ACO members.


With access to the official appointments website,, you’ll be able to put yourself forward to officiate fixtures at local level as well as ECB competitions.