Courses for Umpires
This section contains detailed information about the courses for cricket umpires we offer, necessary prerequisites to apply (if any) and booking information when the courses are available.
One-Day Sunday Course
This short stand-alone course is of two to four hours duration and is designed to introduce anyone with an interest in cricket (particularly players, parents and coaches) to umpiring and to give a basic overview of the laws of the game. No prior knowledge is required.
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. 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 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.
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