WoSACO - Level 1 Umpires Course

12 Oct


Syllabus of Lectures 14 January - 3 March 2016

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. 

The course will take place on six THURSDAY evenings

14th, 21st and, 28th January, 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th February and 3rd March

The 25th February will be free for revision and Mock Exam, with the Final Exam being held on the 3rd 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!


14th  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 


21st 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.



 How to keep the game running smoothly.

 How to help your colleague.

 Player management.              


28th January                             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


4th 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 )


11th 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


18th 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


15th February - REVISION 
3rd 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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