West of Scotland Officials Courses

16 Dec



This course is offered to umpires, players, spectators and all interested in cricket, irrespective of the club, league or competition in which participants may be involved.

Dates : The course will take place on six THURSDAY evenings
23rd and 30th January, 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th February.
The 6th March will be free for revision with the exam being held on the 13th March. 

Times: -      7:30p.m. - 9:30p.m. Each evening 

Venue        Clydesdale Cricket Club, Titwood, Beaton Road, Glasgow, G41 

Attendance is encouraged, whether you are an experienced umpire or a player wanting to keep in touch, or a new recruit to the umpiring ranks. Each year those who attend enjoy their evenings and usually admit either to learning something new or to being reminded of something forgotten! 

23rd January                           THE UMPIRES 

Pre-Law.                     Spirit of the Game etc.

Law 3                          The Umpires:  duties prior to the match.
Law 12                        Innings
Law 4                          The Scorers
Law 16                        Start of Play
Law 3                          The Umpires:  duties during the match.
Law 15                        Intervals
Law 27                        Appeals

30th January                                     THE PITCH 

Law 7                           The Pitch
Law 3                           The Umpires:  ground, weather and light.
Law 17                         Practice on the field
Law 41                         The Fielder:  encroaching on the pitch.
Law 42                         Fair and Unfair Play:  damaging the pitch etc. 

                                              FIELDCRAFT  and TEAMWORK                                

How to keep the game running smoothly.
How to help your colleague.
Player management.                

6th February                                     THE BALL 

Law 5                                        The Ball
Law 22                                      The Over
Law 16                                      Start and Completion of over
Law 24                                      No Ball  ( not feet )
Law 23                                      Dead Ball
Law 25                                      Wide Ball
Law 33                                      Handled  the Ball ( + Law 18.10 )
Law 34                                      Hit the Ball Twice
Law 42                                      Ball tampering.  Dangerous and unfair bowling


13th February                           SUBSTITUTES & RUNNERS etc  

Law 1                                        The Players
Law 2                                        Substitutes and Runners
Law 40                                      The Wicket-Keeper
Law 41                                      The Fielder
Law 42                                      Fair and Unfair Play, parts 1,4,5,9,10,18
Law 22                                      The Over
Law 31                                      Timed Out
Law 37                                      Obstructing the Field ( + Law 18.10 )


20th February                                        SCORING & LBW 

Law 6                                        The Bat
Law 18                                       Scoring Runs
Law 19                                       Boundaries
Law 32                                       Caught
Law 26                                       Bye and Leg Bye
Law 41                                       The Fielder
Law 42                                       Fair and Unfair Play:  penalty runs
Law 36                                       LBW

27th February                                THE WICKET & NO BALL (feet)

Law 28                                       The Wicket is Down (+ Law 8.5)
Law  29                                       Batsman out of his ground
Law 30                                        Bowled
Law 35                                        Hit Wicket
Law 38                                        Run Out  ( + Law 18.10 )
Law 24                                        No Ball  ( + part 5: feet )
Law 42                                        Fair and Unfair Play, parts 15 & 16
Law 39                                        Stumped 

6th March                                REVISION

13th March                              Exam 

New Umpires wishing to take the level 1 exam must register as soon as possible for the course by emailing Billy McPate at the address shown below to allow the purchase of course material.

Reference Books which are supplied to new Umpires
Tom Smith’s New Cricket Umpiring and Scoring. (2010 edition)
The Laws of Cricket (2010 edition)  (MCC Publication.)


Billy McPate    Phone: - 01236 606357         Email: - billy.mcpate@virginmedia.com  
Vic Hadcroft    Phone: - 01786 841449        Email: - v.hadcroft@btinternet.com       

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