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Greater Manchester Cricket League

Founded 2016

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Mar 2020

16. Umpires

16.1.    Umpire Appointments

16.1.1.    The process of appointing and managing Umpires lies with the Greater Manchester Cricket League Umpires Association (GMCLUA)
16.1.2.    The process of appointing Umpires for Saturday matches will be as follows:    The GMCLUA will appoint Umpires to the Premier League, Premier 2, Championship and Division 1 and Division 2 (for first teams in Division 2) and for the Sunday Competition    For 2nd teams in Division 2 and for all other matches in the remaining Saturday Divisions each club must appoint an umpire to stand in all matches.    This umpire must either be a qualified umpire or undergo the Introduction to Umpiring course that will be organised and paid for by the GMCL Board. They must also be DBS cleared.    It is the club’s responsibility to ensure the club umpire has a valid DBS and to arrange a suitable fee for their club umpire for each match.    There is one exception to this rule and that is for clubs that have both a First XI and Second XI in the sixth tier (Division 3) and below a GMCLUA umpire will be allocated to one of those games. (subject to a minimum of 60 Umpires being available on the relevant Saturday).
16.1.3.    If a club cannot find a suitable umpire then they can apply to the GMCLUSA for an umpire to be appointed, but this must be on a week to week basis. In order to apply for a GMCL Umpire:    The club must complete an online form that can be found on the GMCL website. Emails and phone calls will not be accepted.    The form must be submitted by 8.00 pm on the Thursday preceding the match.    The GMCLUSA will appoint an umpire, where possible, and notify the club on Thursday night with the name of the umpire.    The club will pay the umpire the usual fee as set by GMCL.

16.2.    Umpire Fees

16.2.1.    League Appointed Umpires - Standard Fees
The general rule in league matches is that the home club pays the umpires fees except where Rule 16.2.2 applies (Division 2 games) or Rule 16.2.3 applies (Club Umpires)    PREMIER AND PREMIER 2 DIVISION, £50;    CHAMPIONSHIP, DIVISIONS 1 and 2 £45.00    Remaining Saturday DIVISIONS £40.00    SUNDAY LEAGUE £35.00    GMCL20 £30.00    CUP MATCHES £45.00
16.2.2.    Games in Division 2    For games between 2 second teams, Rules 16.2.3 and 16.2.4 apply (ie each team pays it own club umpire)    For games between 2 first teams each team pays half the total umpire fees    For games between a first team and a second team, the second team pays it club umpire and the first team pays the league appointed umpire (whether it is home or away) PROVIDED THAT –
(a)    If the club umpire does not attend then his club pays the league appointed umpire 1.5x the fee or
(b)    If the league appointed umpire does not attend, the club umpire is still paid by his second team club (on such terms as the club agrees with its club umpire) and the first team also pays that club umpire half the normal rate under Rule
16.2.3.    Club Umpires Fees    For the sixth tier and below in the Saturday Competition and for games between two second teams in Division 2, it is not the home club’s responsibility to pay both umpires. Each club is responsible for the fee for their own umpire. 
16.2.4.    Only One Umpire    Where only one League Appointed Umpire has attended (other than a Division 2 match where a club umpire also attends) the fee due is 1.5 times the Standard Fee.    Where only one Club Umpire is present at the start of the match (where two club umpires should be present) it will be the responsibility of the Club who DO NOT Provide an Umpire to pay 1.5 x the standard fee (the standard fee being £40.00 (or £45.00 if a Division 2 match)) for the sole Umpire,     the club supplying the club umpire will only be responsible for any additional fee  it agrees with its club umpire 
16.2.5.    Cup Umpires    in the cup and GMCL20 the away captain shall pay to the home captain one half of the total umpire costs for the game, no later than the start of the Interval.
16.2.6.    No Umpires    When No Umpires are present at the start of the match, we would expect both clubs to have spoken to each other post the Thursday evening deadline of seeking League Panel umpires and there being no available Umpires to officiate, to make arrangements between themselves to ensure the game takes place and that Players will have to play their part and Umpire the game to make sure it takes place. Matches should not be called off because of the lack of Umpires.
16.2.7.    Match Abandoned - No Play    In the event of a game being abandoned without a ball bowled, the Umpires fees will be    Premier, Premier 2, Championship, Divisions 1 & 2 and in all Cups £25.00,    All remaining Saturday Divisions & Sunday League £20.00    GMCL20 £15.00.

16.3.    Umpire Support

16.3.1.    Equity of Treatment    Club Umpires are to be afforded the same level of respect as League Appointed umpires at all times
16.3.2.    Umpire Absent    Where one of the Umpires (League Appointed Umpire or Club Umpire) cannot attend for whatever reason,    A suitably responsible person can be appointed where there is agreement between the umpire and captains to stand at the Strikers End (Square Leg) or take a full part in the game where qualified or    Players from both sides will be expected to assist the one Umpire present by standing at the Strikers End (Square Leg). This player must be over 18 or over 16 if holding umpire qualifications.