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GMCL scorers and umpires update

28 Apr 2020

ECB ACO has released the following online courses for both those who wish to take up a role as an Umpire or scorer. If you wish to umpire Junior games, become a Club Umpire or become a GMCL Panel Umpire or become a scorer for your club, a course is here for you.

In addition, if any experienced umpires or scorers wish to simply to brush up on skills you already have and keep us going through these cricket less weeks, these courses are open to you.

There are three courses available which should provide interesting material as we all prepare to get back to cricket as soon as we safely can. Simply click on the relevant link, register and complete the course from the comfort of your home.

The courses are:

  1. “Basics of Umpiring”

This course is aimed at club umpires who just need to know the key laws and basic field craft and those players who umpire 5 or 10 overs at the weekend.



  1. “Umpire Stage One”

This course is designed to give an overview of the basic Laws of the game and how to apply them and introduce the principles of field craft and match management. This course is an ideal introduction for new club umpires, a refresher for existing umpires and the first step for those who aspire to umpire at higher levels.



  1. “Basics of Scoring”

This course is designed to provide all the skills needed to start scoring. The course covers the basics of scoring a game of cricket such as scoring symbols, umpire signals, dismissals and gives a helpful overview of the Laws of the game.



Hope you enjoy your preferred course.

Good luck.

Dave Chaloner

GMCLUA Education Officer

28 Apr 2020