Owzat! Your chance to become a cricket umpire

Next year will see a major change to cricket which will have an impact on ECB Association of Cricket Officials members whether a scorer or an umpire with the introduction of the new Laws of Cricket.

Tuesday, 2nd January 2018, 8:51 am
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Additionally, within Sussex next year sees a restructuring of league cricket with the four current leagues merging into one county league.

The Sussex Association of Cricket Official (SACO) is arranging, with the three local associations, a number of courses to familiarise scorers and umpires with interpreting the new laws.

It is vitally important that all scorers and umpires at whatever level they officiate and whether a member of ECB ACO or not attend at least one of the courses. SACO would recommend multi-attendances to ensure a smooth introduction into our cricket matches next season.

Dates: Brighton & Mid Sussex ACO: Sunday, February 25, at the County Ground, Hove starting at 10.30am; Wednesday, March 7, at the County Ground, Hove starting at 6.00pm

For more information, contact David Donner on 01273 423303 or [email protected]

East Sussex ACO: Monday, February 19, at Crowhurst Park Manor House at 7.30pm

A further course is to be arranged in the Hastings area for more information, please contact Paul Fuller on 01424 853037 or [email protected]

West Sussex ACO: Wednesday, January 10, at Arundel Castle CC starting at 7.30pm; Wednesday, January 24 at Horsham CC starting at 7.00pm; Thursday, February 22, at Arundel Castle CC starting at 7.00pm

For more information, contact Trevor Drake on 01243 263917 or [email protected] or John Betts on 01243 781786 or [email protected]

There are also umpire courses:

Brighton & Mid Sussex ACO

Stage 1 Sunday March 11th at the County Ground, Hove starting at 10.00am

Stage 2 Sunday March 25th at the County Ground, Hove starting at 10.00am

For more information, please contact David Donner on 01273 423303 or [email protected]

East Sussex ACO

Stage 1 Monday evenings from 26th February for four weeks at Crowhurst Park Manor House at 7.30pm

Stage 2 Monday evenings from 26th March for four weeks at Crowhurst Park Manor House at 7.30pm

For more information, please contact Paul Fuller on 01424 853037 or [email protected]

West Sussex ACO

Stage 1 Sunday January 21st at Horsham CC starting at 9.30am

Sunday January 28th at Arundel Castle CC starting at 9.30am

Stage 2 Sunday February 18th at Horsham CC starting at 9.30am

Sunday March 4th at Arundel Castle CC starting at 9.30am

For more information, please contact Trevor Drake on 01243 263917 or [email protected] or John Betts on 01243 781786 or [email protected]