Wiltshire Cricket

Wiltshire Association of Cricket Officials

Umpiring Courses for 2018 now available for booking

The education pathway for umpires has changed and can be summarised below...

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.

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 (stage one course). 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.

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 (stage one) and League Panel Umpire (stage two) 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.

It's Your Call – Umpire Education Stage Four

This is the course for you if you wish to stand at the highest levels of recreational cricket and is available if you are a member and have attended the earlier three courses. It puts together all the knowledge and skills needed to become a confident well, rounded umpire.

Courses in Wiltshire in 2018

We are delighted to confirm that the following courses have been organised in Wiltshire this winter:

Stage One:

Sunday 18th February, 9am - 5pm, Beversbrook Sports Facility, Calne

Book here

Stage Two:

Sunday 25th February, 9am - 5pm, Beversbrook Sports Facility, Calne

Book here

*Please also note that a series of introductory courses are being organised by Wiltshire ACO currently and will be promoted to all clubs once organised