Cricket Scotland is committed to improving our umpiring workforce at all levels and an important part of this strategy is access to formal education courses. Below is some basic information on the courses on offer and how to register on them.
This short standalone course will give any cricket enthusiast curious about becoming an umpire a taste for what the role entails, and outline what lies ahead if you’d like to pursue your interest.
This is designed to give you an overview of the basic Laws of the game and how to apply them and introduce the principles of field craft and match management. It will give you the tools to enable you to umpire matches at the basic recreational level where there are no independent umpires appointed.
If you’d like to progress along the educational pathway, you will need to become an official member of the ECB Association of Cricket Officials (ECB ACO).
This course is designed to give you further knowledge and skills to enable you to become a member of a league panel and is available if you are a member and have attended the Club Umpire (Stage 1) course. It will complement that course by looking beyond the basic laws, build on field craft and match management techniques and introduce the concept of working as a team with a colleague.