Umpire courses

Upcoming courses

ECB Umpire Course

This course is designed to give new umpires the key skills, knowledge and confidence to stand as an umpire in cricket. No prior experience of umpiring in cricket is required before attending the course.

Whether you plan to support Junior Softball cricket through to adult cricket, this course will cover the following topics:

Learners will be asked to complete some e-learning prior to attending the course, which will take no more than 90 minutes to complete in total. Pre-learning can be completed via multiple visits or in one go.


Post course, learners will have the confidence and competence to go and umpire at appropriate levels within recreational cricket.

Courses available in Wiltshire:

With a new course, newly developing pathway and a newly trained tutor workforce it is an exciting time to engage with these new courses. Here are the details and booking links for the courses taking place in Wiltshire this winter:

For clubs that participate in WEPL or in the Wiltshire County Cricket League, you may be able to apply for bursaries towards the courses upon completion. Please use the following contacts to find out more about what might be available:

WEPL – Allan Taylor - [email protected]

WCCL – David Norman - [email protected]


For more information on umpiring courses, please contact Alan Biggins or Karen Smith

Alan Biggins

WACO County Education Officer - Umpires